This MLB video is sure to make the rounds. Because it simply makes you ask: WTF? The Detroit Tigers ace pitcher Justin Verlander is doing here. He basically played the schoolyard game of dodgeball or bombardment with the opposing batter. … [Read more...] about WTF was Tigers Justin Verlander doing? (Video)
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Milwaukee Brewers Manager Ken Macha is really angry. Finally. And Major League Baseball did something about it Monday afternoon. After Braves’ Jonny Venters threw a breaking ball over Prince Fielder’s head Saturday, he drilled Prince in the back, hard. Fielder had hit a game-tying homer in his previous at-bat. That puts the Prince at 14 plunks this season, third in all of … [Read more...] about Policing Baseball: Macha Gets Wish, Venters Suspended
What partially prevented Rickie Weeks from extending his six-game hitting streak Saturday night? Being hit by yet another pitch, make that two in one game. “It happens sometimes,” says Weeks. “You know they try to throw me in and miss and hit me. I can’t do anything about it.” Weeks leads all of baseball in plunks with unlucky 13. Weeks was tied with Prince Fielder … [Read more...] about Rickie Weeks Weakened by Plunks?