Martinez visits local youth league

10257428_975662842486625_5493934585763128425_nThursday was Carlos Martinez Day in Fairmont City, Illinois, as the Cardinals starter stopped by Granby Park to meet youngsters and work with them on baseball skills. The player nicknamed “Tsunami” wrote about the experience in his new MLB Pro Blog, The Wave of Perseverance — complete with photos and video of the event. He also explained why this type of work is so important to him, given his upbringing. Take a look, leave Carlos a comment, and make sure you’re Following his blog so you get notifications of new posts via email!

 

Discover: Three-Pack Thursday

Noah Syndergaard

1. Noah Syndergaard had quite a day for the Mets yesterday on the mound and at the plate, tossing 7.1 scoreless innings against the Phillies and going 3-for-3 with the bat, including a 427-foot blast to center field. Matt Huddleston, better known as The Unbiased MLB Fan, writes about the rookie’s exploits for an Amazins team that suddenly looks to be well stocked with quality young arms. Matt also maximized the multimedia capabilities of his blog by embedding the MLB.com video clip of the home run. If you aren’t doing that yet, here’s a quick run-through of how to do it. (more…)

Discover: Walk-Off Wednesday

Previously, Gregor Blanco shared the exciting news that he and his wife are expecting a third child. In his most recent post to his White Shark blog, the Giants outfielder reveals the gender — and answers questions submitted by readers on subjects ranging from the DH to the toughest pitcher for him to face. (more…)

Discover: Tuesday Roundup

Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford says that it always somehow comes back to hair gel in his most recent post to the Brandon and Brandon blog he shares with teammate Brandon Belt. Meanwhile, seeing the defending world champs’ offense putting up crooked numbers is music to the ears of Giants Fan Carm. (more…)

Happy #JerseyDay – whatever your team

You have our permission to wear a Major League Baseball jersey to work or anywhere else today and next Friday. I’m going with my favorite team’s jersey at the MLB Advanced Media HQ in New York’s Chelsea Market, even though I’m a little ahead of the gun with the Cardinals look. Do you really need an excuse anyway?

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Discover: Thursday Rundown

belt-childIn his previous blog post, Giants first baseman and MLB Pro Blogger Brandon Belt asked his readers to submit questions. They did, and he answered those reader questions in his most recent post in his Brandon and Brandon blog. Find out what he typically talks to baserunners about at first base and which teammates he pals around with. Definitely follow their blog if you aren’t already doing so! (more…)

Discover: Walk-Off Wednesday

The Miami Marlins new manager Dan Jennings stands in the dugout during the second inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Miami, Monday, May 18, 2015.  (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

New Marlins manager Dan Jennings looks on during his first game in charge on Tuesday.

With another early season managerial change taking place this week, veteran baseball scribe and MLB.com columnist Tracy Ringolsby looks at how similar moves have worked out in previous seasons in his Write ’em Cowboy Pro Blog. Spoiler alert: It’s pretty rare for a team to catch fire and advance to the postseason after playing poorly enough to start the season to cost their manager his job. If you’re not already following Tracy’s blog, make certain you’re doing so. It’s a must-read for all baseball fans. (more…)

Discover: Meet the Rookies

Fan: Tigers Forever

tigersforeverFannie (pictured on the left, with friends at Comerica Park) is a Detroit native who has turned her love of the Tigers into her brand-new MLB.com/blog, Tigers Forever. Her first post is an introductory note that takes a turn down Memory Lane with tales of visits to the old Tiger Stadium and a clear memory of Detroit’s World Series win in 1984. Her favorite Tiger may have changed over time from Chet Lemon to Magglio Ordoñez, but her fandom has remained constant through the years. Join us in welcoming Fannie to our blogging community! (more…)

Discover: Monday Around the Horn

The Nationals have overcome a head-scratchingly slow start to pull within touching distance of first place in the NL East after a successful West Coast swing, as revisited by DC Sports and Stuff. Prior to that, Natalie of Natalies Nutritious Life took in a game at Nationals Park on Mother’s Day and posted about the experience in her blog. (more…)

Discover: Weekend Warriors

MLB.com’s Richard Justice has been busy with his Justice4U blog. In a pair of posts today, the veteran scribe makes a case for the Rays as the most interesting team in baseball and wonders whether we’re asking the right question about Troy Tulowitzki. (more…)

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