I recently spent three days in Phoenix, Arizona attending baseball meetings, panels, and competitions at the SABR Analytics Conference. SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) uses a lot of new metrics to help solve debates on today’s game. More »
Over the next few weeks as you get ready for your little league season, SI Kids and Franklin Baseball will feature some great hitting tips from former Seattle Mariners All-Star second baseman and MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds. Check out this week's video that explains how to get the perfect stance and grip at the plate! More »
The World Baseball Classic starts tonight at 11:30 pm on MLB Network! Australia takes on Chinese Taipei. Here's EVERYTHING you need to know about the WBC in one handy (big) infographic, courtesy of Major League Baseball. More »
We've been watching baseball a LONG time. We've seen some amazing plays. Home runs stolen by an outfielder climbing the wall. Shortstops going deep into the hole and having to jump and spin to nail the runner at first. A third baseman flying into the stands for a foul ball. But NC State centerfielder Brett Williams may have our favorite play. His dive is so crazy, it almost doesn't look real. More »
It's tough not to be a fan of San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson. Whether it's the cool way he gets to the ballpark or his amazing (and somewhat scary) Halloween costume, the guy marches to the beat of his own drum. And last night as the Giants battled back from being down three games to one against the St. Louis Cardinals to clinch the National League pennant, Wilson showed off how he plays that drum...using his teammates heads. We're just happy the Giants won Game 7 because it means we get to see Wilson get weird for a few more games.
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For weeks baseball fans have been focused on the tight pennant races throughout the major leagues. On Wednesday, another baseball race grabbed the attention of fans in the nation's capital. Since 2006, the Washington Nationals have been hosting a Presidents Race where mascots of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt have sprinted around the field at Nationals Park. In more than 500 races, Teddy had never won the race even once. That all changed during the final regular season game for the Nats against the Philadelphia Phillies when the 26th President of the United States with the help of a weird, alternate-universe Phillies mascot called the Fakenatic, who tripped up Teddy's competition allowing Roosevelt to cross the finish line first. Of course, as the video below shows, Teddy's success is the result of lots of hard work and an extra dose of Natitude.
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