Adrian Beltre cracks himself up by quoting Marshawn Lynch after getting his 3,000th hit

Adrian Beltre is one of baseball’s funniest players, and after getting his 3,000th hit this weekend, he’s one of the most talented, too. But his elite achievement didn’t stop him from doing what he does best — cracking jokes.

In a postgame press conference, Beltre mimicked Marshawn Lynch’s famous “I’m just here so I won’t get fined” line from Super Bowl XLIX — and it was absolutely hilarious:

Three batters up, three batters down, with nothing but nine strikes to get the job done. Before letting up a one-run homer in the bottom of the sixth, Porcello had sent 14 batters in a row back to the bench with nothing to show for it.

He’s the eighth pitcher in the league to do so this season, including fellow Sox pitcher Craig Kimbrel, who threw one back on May 11.

Dellin Betances recently did it for the Yankees, which means three of the five pitchers to throw an immaculate inning this season belong to one half of one of the most enduring rivalry in the game.

Both teams might make the playoffs, but for Boston fans this Cheap Nike Jerseys marks another category where the Red Sox are in the lead in addition to that whole divisional race Cheap Qld Basketball Jerseys thing.

Too bad immaculate innings don’t really count toward playoff success, but it’s fun to have another one happen this season as it’s an impressive feat.

Mike Trout’s ‘birthday gift’ from his teammates included eggs to the face

Mike Trout is celebrating his 26th birthday, and to wish him well and say happy birthday as friends do, his teammates got a little messy in the locker room.

Actually, a lot messy. They should probably apologize to the janitorial staff after this little display of affection.

Davis, once a member of Baseball America’s All-Rookie Team and a record-setter for the Mets, is now attempting to make it back to the majors as a pitcher.

Before this season, Davis signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers and made his pitching debut with the AZL Dodgers on Monday.

In his debut, Davis struck out the side in a game against the AZL Padres. It’s only one inning in one start, so there’s only so much that can be taken away from such a small sample size, but it’s enough early evidence that Davis’ plans might not be a complete fool’s errand.

Davis was a pitcher in college as well, serving as a reliever at Arizona State, and in 2015 he pitched twice for the A’s — one inning each time out, allowing no runs in either appearance.

Whether this attempt at a second major league career will pan out for Davis is a complete guess right now, but one thing is for sure: this is taking the concept of “position player pitching” to the next level.

All we saw was Air Bud catch a ball in his mouth and get the final out, and apparently that was enough to earn MVP. We didn’t see him at bat, although thanks to the scoreboard, we can assume he didn’t help much there. All we’re left with is imagining what else he did at first base to Cheap NFL Jerseys earn that honor, and maybe that’s for the best. Part of me believes this ending was all a Cheap NFL Jerseys Good Quality dream sequence in Air Bud’s head.

Dellin Betances threw the sixth immaculate inning in Yankees history

Three outs, nine strikes, and not one pitch touched by a bat — that’s an immaculate inning, and Dellin Betances threw one on Wednesday night to put his name in the record books.

It’s the sixth ever immaculate inning for a Yankee, with Betances joining Brandon McCarthy, Ivan Nova, A.J. Burnett, Ron Guidry, and Al Downing in the history books. Interestingly enough, it was also the sixth immaculate inning to be thrown in the league this season. The last belonged to Carlos Carrasco in early July.

Betances’ impressive inning (which happened in the top of the eighth) came after a multiple-hour rain delay at Yankee Stadium and in a game that New York would eventually lose.

It’s still history, though, even if there weren’t thousands of people at the field when it happened.

Just as important: The rest of the team was amazing. This was a roster that had Ken Griffey, Jr. in his prime, Edgar Martinez demolishing the league, a 21-year-old Alex Rodriguez, and Randy Johnson at his best. Those are four Hall of Fame-worthy players in their prime, all doing things together, and that’s before you get to the complementary players like Jay Buhner, Jamie Moyer, and Jeff Fassero. This was a team with one of the best middles of any order you’ll ever see, and they had three postseason-caliber starting pitchers.

And the people watching this team had to sit through blown save after blown save.

Norm Charlton was absolutely dreadful, with a 7.85 ERA just before the trade deadline, and the worst part was that he still hadn’t lost his job as the closer yet. He had allowed Cheap MLB Jerseys From China runs in seven of the 11 games he pitched in July, with multiple runs allowed in four of them. Behind him was Scott Sanders (bad), Bob Wells (bad), Bobby Ayala (pretty OK, considering!), Greg McCarthy (bad), and Cheap NBA Jerseys Felipe Lira (bad). The Mariners were 60-47 at the deadline and in first place, but they had the worst bullpen in baseball.

Chart Party: The saddest plate appearance of all time

If we think about it a certain way, baseball’s lowest point occurred on Aug. 14, 2011, in Miami, Fla. The barely-attended game appeared to have little more than 500 people in the seats, which meant the game featured a fan-to-player ration of 10-1. Maybe it’s for the best that so few were there to witness baseball history’s saddest plate appearance, or maybe it’s a tragedy that more didn’t bear witness.

I’m not going to pretend that these pitchers don’t come with some red flags. Doolittle has troubles staying on the field; Madson is on the older side and often has injury concerns of his own; Kintzler is a weirdo no-strikeout pitcher, even if he’s been successful.

But the Nationals have a bullpen now. They can mix and match better. They can shorten the game just a bit. Their biggest weakness was addressed, which is exactly what a team in their position needs to do. There’s no thinking about 2020 for the Nationals. There’s Max Scherzer and Daniel Murphy Cheap Long Sleeve Soccer Jerseys and Bryce Harper and go go go go go.

If they got Zach Britton or Justin Wilson, they would have made my “Super Winners of the Trade Deadline” column that’s available for premium SB Nation Gold subscribers. As is, they Cheap Mitchell And Ness Jerseys did what they needed to do.

The third is now, right now, because Corey Seager, Francisco Lindor, Carlos Correa, Addison Russell, and Xander Bogaerts are going to define the position for a decade, and there are a half-dozen prospects coming up soon who can add to that impressive list. The Great Wave of Shortstop Hegemony is coming, if it hasn’t swept us away already.

Yu Darvish revealed his greatest regret in a full-page ad thanking Rangers fans

Yu Darvish seems to be settling in with his new team in LA, preparing to make his first start for the Dodgers on Friday night. Before he wears Dodger Blue on the mound for the first time though, Darvish thanked the fans of his former team in a full-page ad.

While it’s assuredly not the best game to go out on and that is gnawing on Darvish, hopefully Rangers fans are able to look past that final performance and fully appreciate his time with the team.

Some fans might be conditioned to expect such a catastrophic ninth inning (Colorado managed to win without recording a hit at all in the inning), some new details could shed light on why exactly Robles’ pitching performance went so awry.

After the game, Robles revealed that he couldn’t feel parts of his fingers in the ninth inning but made the decision to stay in the game. Sure, that might make it slightly hard to throw a ball, much less pitch well in any capacity.

The numb fingers weren’t the worst injury Robles experienced during the game, as he also fell awkwardly during the inning prior and “pinched his genitals,” which is just … uh … um … nope!

While that’s a pretty good explanation for a final inning that did not go according to plan at all, both of those things are probably painful enough that Robles could have asked Cheap Miami Dolphins Jerseys out of the game Cheap Lions Jerseys and gone to recuperate in the clubhouse.

Baker had no problem doubling down on how he feels about the first piece.

“I will tell with some great pride for the people that have done this, that this is the finest small-venue NFL stadium in the world,” Baker told the audience during the dedication.

That’s a legit claim. The stadium is no longer a high school stadium where an NFL exhibition game is played. It’s a 23,000-seat version of an NFL stadium that Canton McKinley High School and local college teams Malone and Walsh now call home. The Black College Football Hall of Fame now has a partnership, and high school state championship and Division III national championship games are scheduled for the near future.

An MRI on Tannehill’s surgically repaired left knee proved inconclusive, according to the Miami Herald. He will be evaluated further this week and another procedure on his knee has not been ruled out.

The Herald reported all options are on the table should Tannehill be forced to miss significant time. That could mean signing a quarterback to compete with veteran backup Matt Moore for the starting job in Tannehill’s absence.

There are two quarterbacks at the top of the list: Colin Kaepernick Cheap Youth NBA Jerseys and Jay Cutler.

Dolphins coach Adam Gase interviewed for the 49ers job in 2015 and had a plan in mind to use Kaepernick, who was the Niners starter. Kaepernick opted out of his 49ers contract in March and remains Cheap Zach Parise Wild Jerseys a free agent following his protest of the national anthem during the 2016 NFL season.

Terrell Davis says former players are ‘all scared’ of CTE

When Terrell Davis earned MVP honors in Super Bowl XXXII, he finished the 31-24 win over the Packers with a severe migraine that affected his vision.

The former Broncos running back was used as a decoy late in the game, but if the NFL’s current concussion protocol was in place in 1997, Davis might not be going into the Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Davis told reporters in Canton, Ohio, on Friday he thinks about his MVP performance in Super Bowl XXXII often, and it makes him wonder if he will have any long-term effects of playing running back for seven years in the NFL.

While many had feared the worst when video of Tannehill’s injury made the rounds Thursday, media reports after practice cited sources saying the 29-year-old had merely hyperextended his knee and there was no significant structural damage.

Tannehill is coming off an injury to the same knee that ended his 2016 season prematurely, breaking a string of 77 consecutive starts since his NFL debut in 2012. The QB opted against surgery to repair partially torn ligaments and had been practicing with a brace on his knee.

He could attempt to rely on rest and rehab again, but even that option likely would sideline him for at least six weeks, ESPN reported.

That means the Dolphins could very well be in the market for another Cheap Jerseys Ireland veteran QB to compete with or supplant backup Matt Moore in the meantime, and speculation about Miami signing Colin Kaepernick or Jay Cutler was underway within minutes of news of the injury Cheap Jerseys Make Your Own breaking Thursday.

Jay Cutler is a short-term upgrade for Dolphins and long-term trouble for Ryan Tannehill

Tannehill’s injury last week was supposed to put an end to that hope. Instead, it opened the door for Miami to “fall upward” as a franchise at their most important position with its signing of Jay Cutler.

Cutler, 34, is more than a mere replacement for an injured quarterback. He’s a short-term upgrade that opens the door for Miami to have a real conversation about Tannehill at the helm of their franchise retool.

Cutler is his guy and gives the Dolphins a better chance to win — and develop their most talented offensive weapon — in 2017.

During a stop in Baltimore on his 4 Your Eyez Only Tour, Cole criticized the Ravens for not signing Kaepernick. There was some interest from the team, but the owner was reportedly against the move. Cole felt this was wrong, and let his thoughts known.

Cole mentioned how the city needed someone to represent them in a positive light and felt like Kaepernick could be that person, but is being stopped from doing so.

“Matter of fact, don’t y’all think that someone that got money, power and fame should be standing up for them type of s—s? Baltimore, the s— that’s happening here, don’t Cheap Jerseys In Canada you think that somebody should risk their whole livelihood and their whole life to talk about this s—? Even if it cost them their money, their job, their life? Don’t that sound like Colin Kaepernick? Don’t that sound like what he doing? And he trying to come to Baltimore, the city that seems to need Cheap Jerseys In UK that s— for real.”

Washington tried to go cheap on Kirk Cousins, and it’s going to cost them

Washington’s NFL team is one of the worst run professional sports franchises on the planet. Between a bad owner who endlessly defends the offensive team name and poor personnel decisions, there’s not much it’s gotten right in recent memory.

Monday further solidified that legacy. The team was unable to come to terms with quarterback Kirk Cousins, which leaves him to play on the franchise tag for a second consecutive season. A third season under the franchise tag would mean the team pays him $34 million (or $28 million under the transition tag), and that’s just not going to happen.

“He had a serious accident. He had multiple injuries,” Carroll told reporters (via the Seattle Times). “He had an injury to his head. It’s going to be quite a while, and we’re going to have to wait it out. He’s on NFI and is going to be there for a while. We’re just going to see how he progresses down the road. We’re not looking for him to get back in the immediate, not even for the first game of the season. We’re going to wait it out and see how he does.”

While Carroll declined to put a timetable on McDowell’s potential return, saying “I’d like to hope so” when asked if the 35th overall pick would play this season, the Tacoma News Tribune reported it’s “not likely” McDowell will see the field in 2017.

Carroll did say there are no indications the injuries are career-threatening.

“We’ve just got to wait him out,” Carroll said. “He’s a real young Cheap Jerseys From USA kid so he has Cheap Jerseys From China plenty of time to get well. We have to make sure and take care.”

DeAndre Hopkins: Tom Savage, not Deshaun Watson, should be Texans starter

People can’t stop talking about Deshaun Watson during Texans training camp. Head coach Bill O’Brien called him the best rookie quarterback he’s ever worked with while every reporter that has seen him throw has been impressed.

Who isn’t impressed though is DeAndre Hopkins, the Texans’ returning Pro Bowler and one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. He may see a future with Watson at quarterback, but at this exact moment he wants to see someone else under center.

Brady also brought up the familiar refrain that football is a physical game, you expect to be banged up playing it, but you still keep playing it.

“You’re not blind to it as a player,” Brady told reporters. “It’s a contact sport and I think we all understand that. And there’s a lot of great benefits that football brings you. You certainly can be put in harm’s way.”

Brady has been cleared, and he clearly wants to move on. But this isn’t about protecting himself anymore, but rather helping to protecting the next generation of the game. Even the possibility that the game’s greatest QB was “OK” to play through an unreported concussion is contradictory to the NFL’s message that it’s taking every measure to emphasize safer youth football.

Brady had no choice to comment any other way: following the company line. He knew the league would take any chance to further investigate him. But as the latest case seems closed, it Cheap Jerseys Elite has revealed that it’s getting harder to believe whether the league is really doing everything it Cheap Jerseys Cycling can to be transparent on concussions.