San Francisco Giants ‘Joc Pederson says he was slapped by Cincinnati Reds’ Tommy Pham over fantasy football beef

San Francisco Giants ‘Joc Pederson says he was slapped by Cincinnati Reds’ Tommy Pham over fantasy football beef

CINCINNATI – San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson said Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham slapped him prior to Friday’s series opener over a dispute about their fantasy football league. While the Giants warmed up in the outfield, Pham confronted Pederson and smacked him in the cheek before the pair was separated. “It was a surprise,” … Read more

Rockies’ City Connect jersey divides internet: ‘license plate’

MLB’s City Connect collection got a new addition, as the Colorado Rockies have unveiled their new jersey. In true Colorado fashion, it’s inspired more by the outdoors than the city. The jersey feature the distinctive shape of the Rocky Mountains in pine green, an obvious ode to the state’s license plates – made even clearer … Read more

Giants’ Gabe Kapler to skip national anthem in wake of shooting

Before the Giants faced the Reds on Friday in Cincinnati, San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler told reporters he didn’t plan on coming onto the field for the national anthem after 19 children and two teachers were killed in a mass shooting at a school shooting in Uvalde , Texas, just three days ago. Kapler added … Read more

San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler ‘not okay with the state of this country’ in wake of Uvalde shooting

As details of the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, continue to unfold, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler on Friday wrote that he is “not okay with the state of this country” and that he “felt like a coward” for not protesting “the lack of delivery on the promise of what our national anthem … Read more

MLB notes: Marlins’ unique program, Byron Buxton’s impact and Adley Rutschman’s promotion

For years, Marlins pitcher Trevor Rogers struggled with his mental health. He would go home alone at night and overthink everything. It was only when Rogers started writing things down, getting those thoughts out of his brain, that he started to get some clarity. Rogers, who joined teammate Jesús Sánchez and Marlins broadcaster JP Arencibia … Read more

Kyle Farmer two homers, four hits, five RBIs, Reds score 20 runs

CINCINNATI – Banged up and battling back soreness much of this month, Reds shortstop Kyle Farmer had been out for three straight games. Although Farmer isn’t a big star in Cincinnati’s lineup, his team missed him. “Our team feels different when he’s not playing,” Reds manager David Bell said before Thursday afternoon’s game. “He’s a … Read more