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2014 MLB playoff predictions
The regular season is done. The wild-card games are over. The division series are set. And at least one thing is for sure: We will have a different champion in 2014 than in 2013. How will it all play out?
pollcenter:category=5566+2014mlbplayoffpredictionsSeptember 28, 2014Sep28By Patrick Dorsey | ESPN.com
Of all the tributes to Derek Jeter from fans, fellow athletes, celebrities and, really, everyone, this -- from Ashley Kelly, wife of Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly -- might be the best:
When I was 12, I thought I would marry Jeter. Instead I married the guy that took a selfie w/ him during his ceremony pic.twitter.com/3BrkWBQHgy— Ashley Kelly (@ashleynicokelly) September 28, 2014Elsa/Getty ImagesTake a guess as to which one is Derek Jeter.
So there you have it. This post goes out not only to Jeter, but to all the ladies who have had to settle for us non-Jeters. Our condolences.
Meanwhile, here is Kelly's selfie. Sorry, his #2ELFIE.
H/T Bleacher ReportAP Photo/Jae C. Hong
Early MLB playoff predictions
MLB playoff-clinching season is here. The Los Angeles Angels snagged a playoff spot Monday and later locked up the AL West. The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals cemented their respective division titles Tuesday. Meanwhile, it appears the wild-card races are the most competitive, with each league seemingly embroiled in a three-way scrape for two spots. How will it all play out?
Yasiel Puig was pretty upset after striking out swinging in the third inning of last night's game against the Padres. Naturally, he threw his helmet. He then proceeded to demonstrate the difference between an elite athlete in his prime and, say, you and me:
Those are some quick hands he's got there. We love how unfazed Puig is by the whole thing -- as if ridiculous feats of athletic prowess are just everyday occurrences for him, barely worthy of comment. He might not even remember it happening. For us, this was something awesome and memorable, but for Puig (as the line from the classic 1994 film "Street Fighter" goes), it was Tuesday.Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images
Hall vote for Bonds and Clemens?
Pedro Martinez is almost definitely going to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and he'd like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens to join him. Martinez and Clemens were inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame on Thursday, along with Nomar Garciaparra and broadcaster Joe Castiglione, where Martinez said that he believes both Clemens and Bonds' numbers before accusations of steroid use against them broke would warrant induction. They're running out of time to pass the 75 percent threshold -- players' eligibility was recently reduced from 15 years to a mere 10.