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Friday
Jul052013

Gerardo Parra bunts for a double against Mets

Did that dude just bunt for a double? Yes, yes he did. A legit double on your scorecard. Gerardo Parra busted out the super-rare bunt double on Thursday, in a play that pretty much only the Mets could allow.

It not often you see a bunt go for a double and you've got to appreciate the hustle by Parra, who is one of the game's good guys. He would be driven home by the game's next batter, Wil Nieves.

The Mets of course lost the game, 5-4, in 15 innings. This sound effect pretty much sums up the Mets' afternoon at Citi Field on the 4th of July.

Via MLB.com

Tuesday
Jul022013

D-backs, Mets honor fallen AZ firefighters

The D-backs and Mets paid homage to the 19 elite firefighters who lost their lives on Sunday battling the widfire in Yarnell, Ariz. with a tribute prior to New York's 5-4 win in 13 innings at Citi Field on Monday night.

Both clubs hung No. 19 Yarnell jerseys in their dugouts and the D-backs sported a black bands around the left arms of their jerseys to honor the Granite Mountain Hotshots. A moment of silence was also held to moarn the loss of the couragous men. Classy move by both clubs to come together to honor the fallen heroes.

Via MLB.com

Tuesday
Jun182013

Cody Ross confuses the count on walk

D-backs right fielder Cody Ross was perplexed for a moment in the top of the 8th inning against the Marlins on Monday night at Chase Field when he wasn't quite sure of the count as he drew a walk.

After figuring out just what the heck was going on, Ross took his base but wound up stranded. Giancarlo Stanton blasted what would be the game-winning homer the next inning as Miami topped Arizona, 3-2. With the loss, the D-backs have now dropped four straight games.

Via MLB.com

Tuesday
May142013

J. Upton gets revenge after B.J. gets plunked 

Check out the video above as Juston Upton exacts revenge in the form of a home run after D-backs pitcher Wade Miley hit his younger brother, B.J. with a pitch during the sixth inning of Atlanta's 10-1 route over Arizona on Monday night at Chase Field.

Justin, who was playing in Arizona for the first time since the D-backs traded him to Atlanta in January, didn't take too long to get revenge, as his two-run homer happened just two pitches after Miley hit B.J.

Justin finished 4-for-5 with two run and two RBIs, while Chris Johnson, who was also shipped to Atlanta in the same trade, also added a two-run homer against his former team. Looks like the D-backs might be regretting that deal for many years to come.

Via MLB.com

Friday
Jul272012

Trevor Bauer's rap song is just AWFUL

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D-backs pitching prospect Trevor Bauer is highly touted on the mound, but as a rapper, well, lets just say he -- sucks.

The 21-year-old from Santa Clarita, California is part of a rap duo called "Consummate 4sight" with one of his high-school buddies. Listen to their song "Diamond in the Rough" above as the fellas take you into their world, where growing up was "rough."

This has Malibu's Most Wanted written all over it! One can only wonder how Bauer ever made it out of the struggle to reach the point where he is "gold now" and "shining like a 24 carrot diamond ring for your boo." This could possibly be the worst attempt at rapping ever by a pro athlete ever. It's so bad it makes Shaq rappin' with Fu-Schnickens seem Grammy worthy.

After surviving his "rough" upbringing, Bauer went on to star at UCLA, where he may or may not have majored in street cred. One thing that is known, is that he had a great college career, leading the Bruins to the 2010 College World Series and winning the 2011 Golden Spikes Award for being the top college player in the country. He was then selected No. 3 overall in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Bauer made his Major League debut on June 28th against the Braves and was so pleased with throwing a strike for his first pitch, he decided to save the ball. The only problem was, he threw it to the Atlanta dugout instead of his own (See video below). Pretty smooth move playa, but you might wanna slow your roll. I don't think Cooperstown will be looking for that ball anytime soon.

Bauer went 1-2 with a 6.04 ERA in four starts before the D-backs Sent him back to Triple-A Reno last week. Reno then announced on Wednesday that they would shut Bauer down for a couple of starts to let him regroup. It’s a hard-knock life right? I'm sure Bauer learned that on the streets of Santa Clarita.

Watch Bauer's gaffe after his first pitch above.

Would B-Rad of Mailbu's Most Wanted approve of Bauer and his homie?