ST. LOUIS-It was only during batting practice that Jonny Gomes heard he was going to be in the Game 4 starting lineup in left field. It was only during the fifth inning that David Ortiz gathered the team around him...
"Keep watching." That was the best advice Ken Vangeloff could give me. We were trying to catch baseballs on Waveland Avenue during batting practice before the Cubs game Sunday. If anyone would have a good advice, it would be Vangeloff. Show More Summary
The Washington Nationals showed solidarity with victims of the tragic Navy Yard shooting by wearing Navy ballcaps during batting practice today. It was a touching gesture that shows the Nationals are standing behind all those affected...Show More Summary
Before Wednesday's game against the Astros, Manny Machado was hit by a batted ball during batting practice. He was fielding grounders at third base when Adam Jones hit a ball that struck Machado's elbow. He was helped off the field as a precaution, though later played in the game, going 0-3 with a walk. He was just the beginning. Read more...
Tino Martinez has resigned his job as Miami Marlins hitting coach over complaints that he abused players. He evidently stands accused of grabbing rookie second baseman Derek Dietrich by the jersey in May during batting practice and also for verbally abusing other players from spring training onward. Show More Summary
Seattle manager Eric Wedge was hospitalized before Monday's series opener against his former team, the Cleveland Indians, due to light-headedness he experienced during batting practice. Wedge was released today and is expected to make a full recovery from what doctors believe was a "very mild stroke." Wedge is 45 years old. Read more...
A 111-year-old fan met with the New York Yankees this week during batting practice.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu won over a lot of fans by playing catch with a kid--"Deuce"--in the stands during batting practice before a Dodger game this week. "Deuce" actually has a pretty good arm himself. Ryu reportedly played catch with the kid for a good give minutes. Show More Summary
[Photo] Kelly Nash baseball near miss! A reporter for FOX Sun Sports was nearly beaned in the head by a baseball while in the stands of Fenway Park this weekend. While snapping a photo of herself during batting practice, a ball came dangerously close to her head. Show More Summary
If ever there was a time to tag a pic with "Yolo." Kelly Nash, a reporter for Sun Sports covering the Tampa Bay Rays, was at Fenway Park before a game and she decided to take some selfies during batting practice. It was only when she...Show More Summary
It's no Man Getting Hit By Football, but it's still pretty impressive: Houston Sun Sports reporter Kelly Nash was at Fenway Park during batting practice on Saturday before the Astros-Red Socks game, taking a photo of herself from the left outfield seats. At the very moment she snapped this selfie, somebody hit a dinger that whizzed right by her head. [ more › ]
Kelly Nash, who covers the Tamba Bay Rays for Fox's Sun Sports, was in Boston Saturday for the Astros-Red Sox game, and decided to pass the time during batting practice by taking a few selfies around Fenway Park. Read more...
There are a handful of things that every true baseball fan should do at least once in their life. Everyone should visit Yankee Stadium, the Baseball Hall of Fame, catch a ball at a game (at least during batting practice), play catch with a loved one at the Field of Dreams (in Iowa and yes, it really exists) and attend a St. Show More Summary
Is there anything Watt can't do? The Rockets could probably use his help to ensure a playoff spot.
Buster Posey smiles as he stretches during batting practice before an exhibition game against the Colorado Rockies. [ more › ]
From Chad Jennings:Derek Jeter has been scratched from the Yankees lineup because of stiffness in his left ankle. Joe Girardi said that Jeter was flexing the ankle a lot during batting practice. Jeter eventually went to trainer Steve Donohue, who then told Girardi, who made the lineup change. Show More Summary
The New York Yankees got bad news this week on their star first baseman. Mark Teixeira suffered a wrist injury during batting practice of the World Baseball Classic and will be sidelines for 8-10 weeks. With that injury, the Yankees have been looking around for potential fill-ins that could be a temporary solution to Teixeira. Show More Summary
Attempting to rebound from a miserable and distraction-filled 2012 season, it was hoped that Boston Red Sox pitcher Alfredo Aceves would come to spring training with a fresh perspective. Instead, he started 2013 off on the wrong foot by clashing with coaches while pitching live batting practice. Show More Summary
After the horrifying injury to Mariano Rivera's ACL during batting practice last May in Kansas City, everyone in baseball assumed Rivera would rehab and come back in 2013; Rivera even said several times he didn't want to end his career...Show More Summary
During batting practice prior to Game 1 of the NLCS, San Francisco Giants first base coach, Roberto Kelly, took a line drive to the head and was consequently taken to the hospital where he was told he sustained a concussion. As a result,...Show More Summary