Big League Stew

  • Giants win protest following tarp incident, game to be resumed Thursday

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew5 hrs ago

    Though there was a lot of anger and frustration being vented by the San Francisco Giants late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning, few expected their official protest of the unbelievable tarp incident at Wrigley Field to actually pay off. 

    Less than 24 hours later, we all stand together stunned and corrected. 

    Source: Giants prevail in protest of tarp-snafu game. Game to be resumed at 4 pm Thursday before reg scheduled games. To start B5. Cubs 2-0.

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  • Bob Costas throws terrible first pitch, takes a mulligan, throws a strike (Video)

    Mike Oz at Big League Stew10 hrs ago

    Bob Costas, you rascally guy, you.

    We've seen plenty of people bungle ceremonial first pitches in recent years, but not until Costas on Tuesday night at the St. Louis Cardinals' game, have we seen someone throw a terrible first pitch, ask for a second chance and actually get it.

    This is surely a sign of Costas' great power within baseball. Because 50 Cent, Carly Rae Jepsen and Miss Texas never got a do-over.

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  • Kole Calhoun reaches into Fenway bullpen to rob three-run homer from Red Sox

    David Brown at Big League Stew11 hrs ago

    Kole Calhoun went to the bullpen to give the Los Angeles Angels some much-needed relief Tuesday night — though he is neither pitcher nor manager.

    Playing right field at Fenway Park in the second inning, Calhoun drifted back, jumped high, reached into the bullpen and came down on top of the fence to make a great catch, robing Brock Holt of the Boston Red Sox of a three-run home run. Aside from the grab, the best part of the video might be the reaction of the Angels players in the bullpen, jumping for joy in response. And why not? If Calhoun doesn't catch the ball, the Red Sox would have taken a four-run lead. 

    Instead, the Angels won 4-3 and continue to pace the Oakland Athletics in the American League West.

    As reporter Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register points out, Calhoun is "charitably listed" as being 5-foot-10 inches tall. That means he leaped approximately 14 feet in the air* in order to save right-hander Jered Weaver's bacon. (*exaggeration)

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