When the New York Yankees shipped A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh last week they actually paid the Pirates $18 million of the $31 million left on his contract so they would agree to take the underachieving pitcher off of their hands
After recording the third-most all-time wins of any baseball manager — and his third World Series championship — Tony La Russa proved he is definitely smarter than most big league skippers by retiring instead of trying to top his own, great final act. Poor Mike Mat
The Detroit Tigers have advanced to the American League Championship Series, while the Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwuakee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, and Philadelphia Phillies are all desperately trying to advance to the National League Championship series.
All-time save leader Mariano Rivera has made close to $150 million playing baseball. But as a kid growing up in Panama, the Yankee legend had so little money that buying a baseball glove was out of the question.
In the video below, Rivera demonstrates how he used to make his childhood mitts out of cardboard. He says they did make it easier to catch a fast moving baseball, but adds that anyone who can afford a leather glove should definitely go that route.
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