Jones threw out the first pitch in Atlanta prior to Game 1 of the NLDS, but didn’t get to uncork it to a player. Instead he delivered to the Braves’ mascot behind home plate. Why?
Andrelton Simmons is a good bet to win several gold gloves during his career, and he’s shown the ability to stay within himself and make adjustments at the plate.
Lee in pinstripes? Forget about it. The 37-year-old has turned down an offer from the Yankees, deciding instead to stay retired.
The Yankees and Mets are among teams that are interested in outfielder Brennan Boesch, according to CBSSports.com/WFAN insider Jon Heyman.
It has already been an interesting week at Mets and Yankees camp. Who knows what the next few days will bring?
The right-handed hitter has played all three outfield positions in his six-year career, though he’s predominantly played right field and center field.
New York has approached Derrek Lee about coming out of retirement and resurrecting his career in the Bronx. Lee last played in the big leagues in 2011, playing 85 games for the Orioles and 28 games for the Pirates.
The big question remains: Does Wright want to be a one-team man like Chipper Jones and Derek Jeter, or does he eventually want to test the free-agent waters like most elite players of the modern era?
David Freese and the St. Louis Cardinals rediscovered their postseason touch. Chipper Jones and the Braves kept throwing the ball away. And the Atlanta fans turned Turner Field into a trash heap.
Atlanta Braves won for a major league record 23rd straight time in games started by Kris Medlen, beating the New York Mets 6-2 on Sunday.
David Wright was hit in the groin by a slider, but was fine.
The red-hot Atlanta Braves shut out the Mets 2-0 on Saturday night.
Lucas Duda’s three-run homer in the seventh gave New York the lead, Jonathon Niese pitched seven strong innings for his third straight win and the Mets beat Tim Hudson and the Braves 3-1 on Friday night.
The Mets complete their 2012 home schedule this week a four-game series against Pittsburgh. Like the Mets, the Pirates’ season has unraveled in the second half.
Chipper Jones personified what sports and competition are all about.