SportsCentr

A tumblr about all things sports. Except for tumbling.
By SF comedian Sean Keane.

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Filed under: sports mlb baltimore orioles chris davis joey votto cincinnati reds 
“If Chris [Davis] feels like 61 is the home run record, maybe he’s just selfishly pegging that number as the home run record so if he passes it he can wear a crown or something like that. There would be a lot of money in that.”
— Joey Votto, already denouncing the claims of would-be home run crown usurper Chris Davis.
Filed under: sports chris davis baltimore orioles 
“After everything that came out, most fans agree that 61 is still the record.”
— Home run record aspirant Chris Davis. Maybe an out-of-nowhere home run sensation who plays for the franchise of Rafael Palmeiro and Brady Anderson should be more careful about what he says.
Filed under: sports mlb mlb playoffs jeremy giambi ichiro new york yankees Baltimore Orioles matt wieters 
Ichiro tap-dances around Matt Wieters to score a run in the Yankees’ loss to the Orioles. Replays confirmed that Wieters missed both of his tag attempts thanks to Ichiro’s Entrapment-level contortions.
When reached for comment, Jeremy Giambi said, “So Ichiro doesn’t slide, and he’s a big hero, and meanwhile I don’t slide and I’m some kind of…hang on. Welcome to GNC, this is Jeremy, how may I help you?”

Ichiro tap-dances around Matt Wieters to score a run in the Yankees’ loss to the Orioles. Replays confirmed that Wieters missed both of his tag attempts thanks to Ichiro’s Entrapment-level contortions.

When reached for comment, Jeremy Giambi said, “So Ichiro doesn’t slide, and he’s a big hero, and meanwhile I don’t slide and I’m some kind of…hang on. Welcome to GNC, this is Jeremy, how may I help you?”

Filed under: sports nate mclouth mlb mlb playoffs baltimore orioles bukkake 
Nate McLouth celebrates the Orioles Wild-Card Thunderdome Two-Teams-Enter-One-Team-Leaves Throwdown with a champgane shower, and desperately hopes that none of his friends are good with Photoshop.
(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Nate McLouth celebrates the Orioles Wild-Card Thunderdome Two-Teams-Enter-
One-Team-Leaves Throwdown with a champgane shower, and desperately hopes that none of his friends are good with Photoshop.

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Filed under: sports baseball boston red sox Baltimore Orioles chris davis felipe lopez 

Fascinating Facts from the Red Sox-Orioles 17 Inn. Game

mlboffseason:

The Red Sox lost to the Orioles in 17 innings today. On Friday they lost in 13, and on Saturday, just nine. So on top of the fact that the O’s swept the Sox, and Baltimore now has a 1/2 game lead in the AL East, these other odd moments occurred:

* Neither starting pitcher went five full innings. Clay Buchholz (Boston) went 3 2/3 giving up 5 runs. Tommy Hunter of the Orioles went 4 1/3 giving up 5 as well.

* Every member of the Red Sox had at least one strikeout. (Baltimore pitchers struck out 18. Boston struck out 15 O’s.)

* Adrian Gonzalez went 0 for 8 with two strikeouts leaving eight men on base.

* Not to be outdone, Baltimore DH Chris Davis went 0 for 8, with five strikeouts leaving 5 men on base. Oh, and he also grounded into a double play. So 8 at-bats, 9 outs.

* No runs were scored by either team from the 9th through the 16th.

* The Orioles grounded into five double plays in extra innings.

* Chris “Platinum Sombrero” Davis would then pitch the bottom of the 16th. He struck out one and then nearly lost the game but Marlon Byrd was thrown out at the plate by J.J. Hardy. Whew.

* Darnell McDonald, who pinch ran for Big Papi in the 8th and scored the tying run, would be sent in to pitch the 17th inning. McDonald (who is listed in the box score with the never seen position listing of “PH-DH-P”) walked two and then gave up a 3-run homer to Adam Jones.

* In the bottom of the 17th, Davis came back to the mound and put two Sox on. After striking out Adrian Gonzalez, Davis then induced a double play. Who hit into the DP? Darnell McDonald, of course.

So your final results:

WP - Chris Davis, first win in his major league career (Who are we kidding? First pitching appearance in his career.)

LP - Darnell McDonald, first appearance, first loss

Time of Game: 6:07, not a typo

So good. Chris Davis should be getting a congratulatory phone call from Felipe Lopez any minute now.

Filed under: sports baseball Toronto Blue Jays Baltimore Orioles matt wieters travis snider 
Jerry Meals thinks Travis Snider was out here.

Jerry Meals thinks Travis Snider was out here.

Filed under: lockout Ed Reed sports football Baltimore Ravens baltimore orioles 
After two aborted attempts to lateral the baseball to a teammate, Ed Reed finally managed to throw out the first pitch at an Orioles game. He then high-stepped past Matt Wieters, leaped into the stands, and intercepted a bag of peanuts from a vendor. Which he then threw away when he tried to pitch them to Nick Markakis.
(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

After two aborted attempts to lateral the baseball to a teammate, Ed Reed finally managed to throw out the first pitch at an Orioles game. He then high-stepped past Matt Wieters, leaped into the stands, and intercepted a bag of peanuts from a vendor. Which he then threw away when he tried to pitch them to Nick Markakis.

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Filed under: Sports Baseball luke scott BIRTH CERTIFICATE! baltimore orioles 
Filed under: Sports Baseball new york yankees joba chamberlain Baltimore Orioles nyjer morgan 
If this whole pitching thing doesn’t work out, Joba Chamberlain has a future as a catcher. After entering the game as a reliever, he bounced a wild pitch off the backstop, but kept pinch-runner Felix Pie from scoring by blocking home plate with his gigantic body. Somewhere, Mike Scioscia shed tears of pride as Pie stretched a hand ineffectually at the base, while Joba body-blocked him towards his own dugout and calmly tagged him out. Disheartened, the Orioles never scored again, and the Yankees rallied to win in extra innings.
Joba’s control issues may give him plenty of chances to practice his plate-blocking on future wild pitches. Unfortunately, the Yankees do not face the Nationals this year, so Joba won’t get to face the ultimate challenge: blocking the plate against Nyjer Morgan. Well, not until Morgan gets released in a couple of months, at least.
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

If this whole pitching thing doesn’t work out, Joba Chamberlain has a future as a catcher. After entering the game as a reliever, he bounced a wild pitch off the backstop, but kept pinch-runner Felix Pie from scoring by blocking home plate with his gigantic body. Somewhere, Mike Scioscia shed tears of pride as Pie stretched a hand ineffectually at the base, while Joba body-blocked him towards his own dugout and calmly tagged him out. Disheartened, the Orioles never scored again, and the Yankees rallied to win in extra innings.

Joba’s control issues may give him plenty of chances to practice his plate-blocking on future wild pitches. Unfortunately, the Yankees do not face the Nationals this year, so Joba won’t get to face the ultimate challenge: blocking the plate against Nyjer Morgan. Well, not until Morgan gets released in a couple of months, at least.

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Filed under: Sports Baseball Baltimore Orioles luke scott 
Luke Scott of the Orioles catches a fly ball and immediately demands to see its birth certificate.
(Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Luke Scott of the Orioles catches a fly ball and immediately demands to see its birth certificate.

(Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)