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Masahiro Tanaka's career in MLB is already off to a historic start

Sports.yahoo.com  -  It took only three starts for New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to look like an ace and etch his name into the MLB record books.Tanaka turned in his first truly dominant performance Wednesday since coming to America and signing a $155 million deal with the Yankees. He struck out 10, allowed only two hits (both bunts) and kept the Chicago Cubs off the scoreboard in the Yankees' 3-0 win. In 1 day 21 hours

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Astros GM gives away free tickets on Twitter ahead of George Springer's debut

Sports.yahoo.com  -  Wednesday night's battle against the Kansas City Royals may prove to be the most anticipated game of the season for the Houston Astros. That's because top prospect George Springer finally got the call he's been waiting for since the Astros selected him in the first round of the 2011 draft, and is set to make his major league debut at Minute Maid Park.It almost feels like a landmark moment for a f 1 day 21 hours

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Hermes Is Selling a Hand Stitched Baseball Glove for $14,100

Bleacherreport.com  -  Hermes, a company well known for fine leather goods and accessories, is now selling a very expensive baseball glove and bat. The glove is made with gold swift calfskin; it took 25 hours to stitch and costs $14,100, per the company's website. They are also selling an ash wood bat with more gold swift calfskin around the handle for $1,925.Head over to Hermes for the rest of the photos.&nb 6 days

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Every MLB Team's Prospect off to the Hottest Start in 2014

Bleacherreport.com  -  The 2014 Minor League Baseball season is only a week old, yet there are already stellar performances being put forth by key prospects at every level. Due to the uncertain, volatile nature of prospects—especially when they start a new level—there is always a concern that they will be overwhelmed by the quality of the competition they are set to face. There's a gradual progression, 8 days

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Josh Hamilton could miss 6-8 weeks after injuring thumb on head-first slide

Sports.yahoo.com  -  An MRI on Wednesday seemed to confirm news that the Los Angeles Angels had feared since Josh Hamilton's ill-advised head-first slide into first base forced him to exit their 5-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Hamilton reportedly suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb along with a torn capsu 8 days

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Joey Votto dresses as a Mountie for hilarious 'Intentional Talk' interview (Video)

Sports.yahoo.com  -  Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto may seem a little plain and, dare we say, boring sometimes. But not when you put him in a Mountie outfitVotto, born and raised in Toronto, went full Canada on Tuesday during an interview on MLB Network's "Intentional Talk" and it's one of the more glorious player interviews we've ever seen. Votto sassed hosts Chris Rose and Kevin Millar, staying fantastica 9 days

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Vin Scully hands off ceremonial first pitch to Dodgers legend Sandy Koufax

Sports.yahoo.com  -  Your browser does not support iframes.Vin Scully is celebrating his 65th season as a Dodgers broadcaster and the team really rolled out the red carpet to officially welcome him back to his home booth at Dodger Stadium.In an epic pregame ceremony before Friday's home opener, Scully was driven into the stadium from center field on the back of a 1965 Mustang convertible in much the same fashion we s 12 days

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Bootleg Cubs mascot punches guy who removed his head at Wrigleyville Bar

Sports.yahoo.com  -  In January, the Chicago Cubs unveiled their first official mascot since 1916 when Clark the Cub was introduced to the world. You know, because the kids who come to Wrigley Field demanded it!But apparently Clark's presence hasn't stopped wannabe Cubs mascot "Billy Cub" — the same mascot the Cubs asked to vacant the premises last summer — from patrolling the Wrigleyville area, and more specifically 12 days

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