Houston Texans defensive end/human Chip Hazard doll J.J. Watt is spending his Thursday afternoon visiting Minute Maid Park. MLB.com Astros reporter Chandler Rome posted video of Watt taking some pitches. He's not hitting the balls so much as sending them abroad to study other cultures and experience new things. Show More Summary
The Marlins pranked the Nationals during batting practice.
A day after awkwardly falling on his leg and leaving Thursday’s game with what the Nationals described as a mild left hamstring strain, Bryce Harper walked through the home dugout during batting practice with no noticeable limp. Harper...Show More Summary
Brewers radio announcer and all-time great baseball voice and funnyman Bob Uecker was injured in a freak batting practice incident earlier this week. Uecker was watching batting practice before Monday’s game against the Royals when a baseball bounced out of the cage and struck him in the head. Show More Summary
Completely drenched in sweat through his gray Glory Kickboxing shirt on a sunny Tuesday at Citi Field in Queens, former WCW and WWE superstar Goldberg finishes up tacking hacks in the cage during batting practice. It’s been over a decade...Show More Summary
These days, despite the brace on his swollen left wrist, Jayson Werth hustles out to the outfield during batting practice and pursues fly balls, hat in hand. For now, the wrist is still too swollen to use a glove — or do much of anything, really. Though it is not broken or damaged structurally, it is swollen, and Werth cannot rotate it or swing.Read full article >>
How Hollywood can you get? Bobby Crosby reportedly makes a habit of videotaping himself and other spectators catching home run balls during batting practice and games. On Saturday at Dodger Stadium, he found himself at the center ofShow More Summary
Instant impact in Boston.
Imagine meeting Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly during batting practice before a home game at historic Dodger Stadium. Then picture talking baseball with "Dodger Talk" radio host David Vassegh while overlooking the field, sitting in the press box in the chair that belongs to legendary broadcaster Vin Scully. Thanks to [...]
Ill-fated Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias sustained yet another shin injury Sunday when he was hit by a hard shot during batting practice before Detroit lost 14-9 to a split squad of Houston Astros.
Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Tim Beckham wants to put on a show this spring, but he might want to try to keep the ball in the field of play during batting practice moving forward. On Monday, Beckham—who has 35 career home runs in seven seasons in the minors—clubbed one over the left field wall during batting practice. Show More Summary
San Francisco Giants bench coach Ron Wotus took full advantage of manager Bruce Bochy's absence Saturday by adjusting the music during batting practice.
Rangers prospect Joey Gallo introduced himself to a national audience at this year’s All-Star Futures Game, as he put on an unbelievable power display during batting practice and followed it with a booming home run in the game. The tape-measure blast—measured at 419 feet—led to the 21-year-old being named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Show More Summary
(Derek Jeter during batting practice in 1996 and at Steiner's farewell lunch/Q&A in 2014) Truth be told...before she met me, my wife wanted to marry Derek Jeter. I can't say that I blame her. He's a great ballplayer and he's a greatShow More Summary
We are in awe of the incredible feats of strength Major League Baseball players show, both in games and during batting practice, but not all power is created equal. In the case of the 2014 Home Run Derby, Target Field isn't a hitter's...Show More Summary
Turning down is the coward’s way out. Rick Waits is not a coward. The 62-year-old Seattle Mariners pitching coach proved this much by stripping down and rocking out to DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s “Turn Down For What” during a recent batting practice. It all started when 6’6” reliever Tom Wilhelmsen tried to catch his coach off guard on the bass drop. Show More Summary
Jonny Gomes really loves America. On the same day that the United States play Belgium in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the Boston Red Sox outfielder sported a very patriotic look during batting practice at Fenway Park. Of course, Gomes also repped the U.S. Show More Summary
The Tampa Bays Rays' Matt Joyce did something that you may never see again, no matter how many baseball games you go to. During batting practice before Thursday's game against the Houston Astros, Joyce hit a ball off the top of the cage. Show More Summary
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger may not be allowed to take batting practice at PNC Park anymore after what happened before a recent Pittsburgh Pirates game. Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage found himself in a tough spot when Roethlisberger took batting practice. Show More Summary