Zack Greinke broke his collarbone last night in an insane brawl that was perpetrated by Carlos Quentin.
If legendary brawler Ray Knight played for the Dodgers, things might have shook out differently.
Although kudos to Matt Kemp for attempting a postgame fight with Quentin in the bowels of Dodger Stadium. Bonus points for insulting Stanford, Quentin’s alma mater.
“I think Carlos Quentin went to Stanford, something like that?” Kemp said after the game. “I heard there’s smart people at Stanford. That wasn’t too smart. Greinke didn’t do anything wrong. That stuff happens in the minor leagues. It doesn’t happen in the big leagues.”
On this date in baseball in 1985, Cal Ripken missed an exhibition game against the Naval Academy after injuring his ankle against the Texas Rangers the night before.
You think Lou Gehrig got hurt on pickoff attempts?
More importantly, do you think his disease was contagious a la fictional George Steinbrenner?
It’s Opening Day… It’s April Fool’s Day… It’s the day Tony Pena cried when he found out he was being traded to St. Louis.
Just hope Jesse Orosco is still the all-time leader in games pitched, or did #Topps decide to strip him of his records as well?
After last night’s implosion, the Detroit Tigers need a big effort out of Justin Verlander tonight at the O.Co to punch their tickets to the ALCS.
Maybe he can channel some of the postseason heroics of this guy… Just not those games that Morris pitched for the Blue Jays.
The San Francisco Giants are looking to stave off elimination today in the NLDS when they take on the Reds at the Great American Ballpark.
Ryan Vogelsong is on the hill and he’ll need to channel the effectiveness of Mike Krukow in RBI Baseball to give the Giants a chance against Cincy.
From National Pastime, on this date in baseball Julio Franco busted up a Dave Stieb no-hit bid with a two-out, two-strike single.
Julio must’ve been chock full of Jesus Juice that day.
Last week, the Astros announced a luncheon that would include former players, including Cruz and Joe Niekro.
Unfortunately, Niekro passed away in 2006. Amazingly enough, this wasn’t the only thing the Astros screwed up in the press release, in typical Houston style.
I’m starting an honorary hashtag for the ‘Stros move to the AL next year — #TheRoadTo120Losses