Boston Red Sox
Comebacks are a big part of baseball but aren’t the easiest thing to practice. The Miami Marlins had a chance to do just that on Tuesday.
Hanley Ramirez showed the kind of power the Boston Red Sox are hoping for.
Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.
Mike Moustakas had his eye on the ball from the moment it left Adam Jones’s bat, tracking it against the bright lights of Kauffman Stadium.
A wild pitch, a wide throw and an 18-inning marathon
When it comes to baseball’s MVP debate, sometimes the names change from year to year more than the arguments do.
The ball, marked and numbered for the occasion, bounced high off the dirt and down the third-base line, where a rookie who was 4 years-old when Derek Jeter made his major league debut leaped into the air to attempt a barehanded play.
Derek Jeter is listed as the designated hitter and batting second for the New York Yankees when they play the Boston Red Sox in the final game of his 20-year career.
When Derek Jeter puts on New York’s navy pinstripes Thursday for one final home game, it won’t matter to a packed Yankee Stadium that there’s no postseason play on the line.
With only a few weeks left until the MLB Playoffs begin, it got me to thinking about how exciting the end of the baseball regular season can be.