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Karros vs. Karros, and it's all caught on dad's video

8:11 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A Sunday afternoon full of photo ops and family moments was almost over when Rockies prospect Kyle Karros realized it was just another baseball game. And another opportunity for him to be surreptitiously videotaped by his father.

Trade paves way for on-field family reunion

March 2, 2024

PHOENIX -- What better place than American Family Fields of Phoenix for a cool baseball family moment? Brothers Owen and Noah Miller got to play against each other during the Dodgers’ 11-3 Cactus League victory over the Brewers on Saturday afternoon.

You had one job: Batboy forgets duties to admire dad's homer

March 2, 2024

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Watching your dad hit a home run in a Major League Baseball game would seemingly be a pretty remarkable experience for any kid -- and doing so from the top step of the dugout would simply be mesmerizing.

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How did Vasquez become 'The Dragon'? He sounds like one

March 2, 2024

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Jake Rogers knew exactly what question was coming as soon as he was asked about reliever Andrew Vasquez. “Oh, you mean The Dragon,” Rogers said with a smile. That’s how most of the Tigers clubhouse knows him. It’s not a nickname that makes sense at first glance

9 must-have MLB ballpark giveaways for 2024

March 1, 2024

Even if you are not a collectibles aficionado, there is nothing quite like a great ballpark giveaway. First off: Free stuff! But secondly, a great ballpark giveaway says something specific about the bond a fanbase has with its team. From the outside, it might seem strange that Minnesota would give

Innings Festival '24 bands talk baseball, argue whether a hot dog is a sandwich

Hozier, Phantogram, Third Eye Blind, 311 and more pick their walk-up music
February 29, 2024

Weekends don’t get much busier than this past Feb. 23-24 in Tempe, Ariz., when anticipation for the beginning of Spring Training and the sixth annual Innings Festival met in the middle at Tempe Beach Park & Arts Park. This year’s festival combined the best of both alternative/indie music and baseball,

Ohtani has been taken off the market ... again!

February 29, 2024

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Even as his legend and worldwide popularity grows, Dodgers superstar Shohei Ohtani remains an extremely private person. It’s unusual for him to reveal anything about himself outside of the playing field. That’s why it took the baseball world by surprise when Ohtani decided to announce on Instagram

Twins' egg toss competition will have you cracking up

February 29, 2024

This story was excerpted from Do-Hyoung Park's Twins Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

For some inked-up players, their tattoos really move the needle

February 29, 2024

This story was excerpted from Christina De Nicola’s Marlins Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. “Miami Ink” was a reality show in the 2000s, but it could also be a nickname for the Marlins’ clubhouse. At least 17

The best baseball players born on Feb. 29

February 29, 2024

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Feb. 29.

Trout gets his own Hollywood sign out in the desert hills

February 27, 2024

Move over Hollywood sign -- there's a "Trout" lookalike at Spring Training that just might rival the Los Angeles landmark. Spotted on Tuesday well beyond the outfield fence at the Angels' spring home in Tempe, Ariz., and tucked into the hills, the large white letters spelling out Mike Trout's last

Meet the Beetles: White Sox High-A affiliate unveils alternate identity

February 27, 2024

Tobacco Beetles, the Winston-Salem Dash’s new alternate identity, pays tribute to one of the region’s most notorious pests. Smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em. The Dash, the High-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, are one of Minor League Baseball’s longest continuously operating teams. The franchise was established in 1945

We've seen some wild Minor League jerseys -- and then there's this one

February 26, 2024

This is an excerpt from the latest edition of the Ben's Biz Beat Newsletter, bringing Minor League Baseball business and culture news to your inbox each and every Thursday. Check out the full newsletter HERE.

Padre takes on his padre in Peoria

February 24, 2024

PEORIA — It was Father’s Day and Opening Day all rolled into one. The Murphy clan celebrated a baseball family’s best day Saturday, when Milwaukee manager Pat Murphy faced his son, Kai Murphy, a member of the San Diego organization. A fun day for Dad? “I can’t lie about that,”

Fantasy football lands this Blue Jay a job ... as bat boy

February 24, 2024

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Tim Mayza auditioned for a new job on Saturday afternoon after a disappointing offseason cast serious doubts over his future in an NFL front office. Mayza finished dead last in the Blue Jays’ fantasy football league this winter, his 4-10 record fading quickly in the rear view

The time the new White Sox broadcaster went undercover

February 23, 2024

This story was excerpted from Scott Merkin's White Sox Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

U.S. Mint had never made a Congressional Gold Medal like Larry Doby's

February 23, 2024

The United States Mint was unaccustomed to requests like the one made by Larry Doby Jr. For centuries, the bureau of the Department of the Treasury has been responsible for designing and casting the Congressional Gold Medal -- the highest civilian honor in the country. And as part of that

How cheerleading became the ‘charging cord’ of baseball in Taiwan

February 22, 2024

​Drew Gagnon can vividly recall the first time he truly felt the impact of Taiwan’s in-stadium experience. The former Mets reliever was making his fourth outing with the Wei Chuan Dragons of the Chinese Professional Baseball League on April 24, 2021. He entered his start in Taichung City against CTBC

Where was Roberts when Shohei was 'on a plane to Toronto'? Hear him tell it

February 22, 2024

The frenzied Friday of rumors that led to Shohei Ohtani's shockwave-inducing free agency decision was one that will go down in baseball lore. It's one that Dave Roberts, in particular, remembers quite well. In fact, he can tell you exactly where he was and what he was doing when he

Asked to throw a coin across a river, Walter Johnson delivered

February 21, 2024

With 3,509 strikeouts and an all-time record 110 shutouts, Walter Johnson is widely considered one of the best pitchers in MLB history. But one of his most famous pitches came off the diamond altogether. It was February 1936, and Johnson had just been named to the inaugural class of the

Today's lesson at camp for Ohtani & Yamamoto: Spanish with Teo

February 21, 2024

There are a lot of things one can do to feel more acclimated in a new city. In Los Angeles, where almost half the population is Hispanic or Latino, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, one of those things is pretty straightforward: try picking up some Spanish. Obviously, that's a

Checkmate: Kwan outsmarts chess opponents in charity tournament 

February 20, 2024

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- You could hear the screams down the hallway at the Guardians’ Spring Training complex. If you didn’t know any better, you would’ve thought someone just found out they won the lottery. Instead, it was the most rambunctious chess tournament of all time. The Guardians partnered with

Greene faces Elly and all he gets is a shattered car window

February 20, 2024

In his rookie season, Elly De La Cruz shattered quite a few Statcast records, and his teammates were all for it. But shatter a teammate's car window? Now that's a different story. De La Cruz was facing off against Reds flamethrower Hunter Greene in a live batting practice session on

Can Immaculate Grid legend Jesse Chavez name all his teams in order?

February 20, 2024

You might know Jesse Chavez as a journeyman reliever who has seen a lot of things and been a lot of places over his 16-year big league career. You might also know of him as a very useful Immaculate Grid answer, considering in those 16 years he has played for

Mookie Wilson bringing BBQ to Hall of Fame's East-West Classic

February 20, 2024

On the baseball field, Mookie Wilson was known for his speed. The former Mets center fielder best remembered for hitting the little roller up along first that got through Bill Buckner has said that he could’ve beaten Boston’s first baseman to the bag had he fielded the ball cleanly. And