Our twitter follower @BradleyEmery2 was at last night’s Daytona Cubs vs Clearwater Threshers game in which Chicago Cubs prospect Jorge Soler charged the Clearwater dugout with a bat in hand. He got video of the end of the incident which you can watch below. If you increase to Full Screen. You can see a coach or player take the bat from Soler and run away with it from the pile.
I got a kick out of this. Singer/songwriter Nick Marzock posted this video after recently attending a baseball game and being bored with the traditional songs you always hear the organ player play at a ballgame. Give him a follow on twitter @NickMarzock
If you are a Howard Stern fan you will enjoy this. Stern show staffers Jon Hein, J D Harmeyer and Scott DePace threw out the first pitch and took batting practice at a recent Somerset Patriots game. They may want to stick to their day jobs.
Never get tired of this guy. Asheville Tourists manager Joe Mikulik went crazy six years ago at Lexington (see second video). Six years later history repeated itself as Mikulik had an epic meltdown after being ejected against the Charleston Riverdogs. Enjoy.
One of the draws of baseball teams in the Indy Leagues across the country is that you never know what you may see. For the York Revolution you will see the team’s play by play man Darrell Henry catching one of the team’s top pitchers, former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Corey Thurman. Check out the video story below from Jason Bristol and give him a follow @JasonBristol
There is going to be a guy on a crane suspended above the field trying to rob home runs….and that’s just the beginning. Check out the absolute craziness/awesomeness that is going to ensue during the Eastern League All Star game festivities on Tuesday night. Mad props to Reading Phillies general manager Scott Hunsicker and his staff. Someone book me a flight please!!
You might remember us tweeting last season about the fan who had Bryce Harper sign his grandfather’s Mickey Mantle autographed baseball in Harrisburg last season. If you need a refresher, watch the video below which chronicles the event.
Our friend Jason Bristol @JasonBristol from CBS21 in Harrisburg took the story a step further, tracking down the fan Brian McGinn and his brother Ben to talk about the decision to have Harper sign the Mantle ball, and the mostly negative reaction people have had when his video of the experience went viral. Also in the story Harper himself offers his thoughts on signing the Mantle ball. It’s an entertaining watch.
The Bowie Baysox, the Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, recently invited Marcus Smith Jr. and his family to participate in on field activities including the line up card exchange prior to their recent game against the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Little did Smith know that he would soon be reunited with his father at home plate. Smith Sr. a returning Marine dressed up as an umpire and surprised his son. Very cool video.
Allowing the fans to run the bases after the game is a staple of minor league baseball teams across the country. In the hundreds of minor league games I have attended over the years I have seen fans run the bases dozens of times. I have yet to see as many fans run the bases at one time as you see in this video from a recent El Paso Diablos game where fans of the independent American Association team run the bases in droves.
Who wasn’t a fan of Mickey Morandini back in the day. He turned an unassisted triple play with the Phillies, he had an awesome looking rookie card, and was even an All Star back in 1995. These days he is managing the Phillies Low-A Lakewood Blueclaws team in New Jersey. Earlier this week he produced one of the more animated minor league managerial ejections of the year. Not sure what set him off as the video picks up mid argument. Check out the video from the folks at the Phillies blog PhoulBallz.com.