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Toilet-paper company celebrates Derek Jeter with a great poop joke

Sports.yahoo.com  -  Whoever runs the Twitter account for toilet-paper company Charmin has quite the résumé of topical poop jokes — so they couldn't let Derek Jeter's final home game pass without letting another fly.The 8-year-old in you might think it's the best joke of the day.Here's to the great #2. #FarewellCaptain pic.twitter.com/ucG72vz6aR— Charmin (@Charmin) September 25, 2014Get it? Because Jeter wears No. 2. 9 hours

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Astros hire A.J. Hinch as new manager

Sports.yahoo.com  -  Cross one job off the list of open MLB managerial positions.The Houston Astros have introduced A.J. Hinch as their new manager at a Monday press conference. Hinch is the club's 22nd manager and takes over for Bo Porter, who was fired Sept. 1. The Astros interviewed a number of candidates for the job, both internal and external, but Hinch was their man.Hinch previously managed the Arizona Diamondb 1 day 12 hours

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Derek Jeter: Deconstructing the Myth of the Yankee Captain

Bleacherreport.com  -  There is fact, and there is legend. There is Derek Jeter the ballplayer, and there is Derek Jeter the myth, and the myth—reflected in the outpouring of adulation and parade of retirement gifts normally reserved for the titans of the game—has outgrown the man.How did this happen? How did Derek Jeter, who never even won an AL MVP award, become this generation’s Joe DiMaggio?There& 1 day 12 hours

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Punto Power! Teammate shreds Sonny Gray's jersey after clincher

Sports.yahoo.com  -  “@omar01: A well deserved shredding for @SonnyGray2 by @Shredderpunto. https://t.co/loF4VnpD3l”..... Sonny is a guy you want in your foxhole— Nick Punto (@Shredderpunto) September 28, 2014 This might be hard for some to understand, but Nick Punto of the Oakland Athletics has a reputation — and a talent — for shredding jerseys. After a walk-off or milestone victory, Punto is known to grab the hero 2 days

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Indy-Leaguer tears ACL after hitting homer, hops around bases on one leg

Sports.yahoo.com  -  Baseball is an emotional roller coaster with an ability to change course in an instant. Unfortunately for Sean Smith of the independent Atlantic League's York Revolution, he experienced the roller coaster firsthand on Friday night, and the results were both painful and heart-warming.  Ninety feet after Smith connected on a game-tying home run in Game 3 of the Atlantic League playoffs, he crumpled 4 days

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It's official: Dave Stewart is the new GM of the Diamondbacks

Sports.yahoo.com  -  The chatter is true, the reports are true — Dave Stewart has been hired by the Arizona Diamondbacks as the club's new general manager, replacing Kevin Towers, who was fired earlier this month. Stewart joins his ex-manager Tony La Russa, who is Arizona's chief baseball officer, to create a duo that has the task of rebuilding a disappointing D-backs club that may finish last in the NL West, but was 5 days

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Dodgers Win 90 Games in Consecutive Seasons for 1st Time Since 1977-78

Bleacherreport.com  -  Sitting at 91-68 entering the last series of the regular season, the Los Angeles Dodgers have won 90 or more games in consecutive years for the first time since 1977 and 1978, per ESPN Stats & Info.Such statistics are typically reserved for the dregs of the league, yet the Dodgers are viewed in quite the opposite fashion, widely regarded as one of baseball's flagship franchises.As one might e 5 days

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Ranking Seattle Mariners' Most Major League-Ready Prospects for Next Season

Bleacherreport.com  -  The Seattle Mariners had several prospects make their major league debuts in 2014, with a few of them going on to be important contributors on a contending ballclub. Roenis Elias, James Jones, Dominic Leone, Carson Smith, Chris Taylor and Stefen Romero all made their way to Seattle from the minors this year. With James Paxton and Taijuan Walker also in the 7 days

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