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Mike Trout and Albert Pujols Mock Mariners Closer Fernando Rodney’s “Bow & Arrow Celebration” After Rally [Video]

Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney is known for wearing his hat like a clown and also for his “bow and arrow, point to the sky” celebration after completing a save.

Division rivals Mike Trout and Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels might have gotten a little tired of seeing Rodney taunt Angels fans after escaping in the eighth inning.

So when the Angels rallied to beat the Mariners 6-5 on Sunday afternoon, the power-hitting duo decided to give Rodney a taste of his own medicine.

You can bet Rodney will celebrate a little extra the next time he saves a game against the Angels.

[MLB]

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Jackie Bradley Jr. Throws Ball Over Center Field Wall from Home Plate at Fenway [Video]

Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. was challenged to throw a home run at Fenway during warm-ups on Friday, and did just that.

The wall in center field at Fenway ranges anywhere from 379 feet to 420 feet from home plate and, judging from the reactions, it looks like he succeeded.

He wasn’t right at home plate, but when a guy can throw the ball around 400 feet, you give him the credit he deserves.

[MLB]

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Giancarlo Stanton Home Run Leaves Fan with Severely Bruised Hand at HR Derby

Everyone knows Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has serious power. After seeing this picture, though, it turns out we may have underestimated it.

Jordan Jacobson, a fan at the 2014 MLB Home Run Derby at Target Field, posted a photo of what happened to his hand after he apparently tried to catch a Stanton blast. Let this be a lesson to anyone who tries to catch a Stanton-hit ball with bare hands.

Here’s what Jacobson had to say about the experience, via Page Q Sports’ Josh Baumgard: “It was extremely painful at first, then went numb after about 15 minutes. It probably would have felt better if I would have gotten the ball.”

He didn’t even get the ball. That’s just adding insult to injury.

[H/T BleacherReport]

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Jeter & Trout Lead AL Over the NL in 2014 All-Star Game

For the second season in a row, the American League will host the World Series. And for the second season in a row, it was a New York Yankee legend that took center stage.

Last year, it was Mariano Rivera taking home MVP in his final All-Star Game. This year, Derek Jeter didn’t take home the same award, but he delivered a similarly memorable farewell performance, going 2-for-2 with a single, double and a run scored to help the AL to a 5-3 victory over the NL.

As one legend was on his way out of the game, another future star in 22-year-old Angels outfielder Mike Trout took the MVP award hitting a double, triple and two RBI.

Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer to help give the AL champion home-field advantage for the World Series.

Focus can now shift back to the regular season, and with four of the divisions currently separated by fewer than two games at the top, it should be a scintillating second half.

Beyond that, there’s good news for the American League: The past five winners of the All-Star Game have used home-field advantage to go on to win the World Series.

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Derek Jeter Silences All Star Game “Overrated” Heckler with Shut Up Double in First AB [Video]

Fox’s telecast of the 85th Major League Baseball All Star Game has been about 99.9 percent Derek Jeter worship so far. Love or hate the Captain of the American League team, its been all about Jeter.  One fan at Target Field didn’t get the message, trying to get the ever-so-popular “over-rated” chant going as the future Hall of Famer stepped to the plate in the first inning.

As only Jeter can do, the Yankee great  hit a vintage opposite field double off National League starter Adam Wainwright to shut the guy up as if it was preordained. He later scored on Mike Trout’s triple.

Thats just Jeter, being Jeter. Haters gonna hate.

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Jennie Finch Embarassed Adrian Peterson With Three Fastballs During Celebrity Game [Video]

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Jennie Finch might be the Randy Johnson of softball.  Ok, she looks a hell of a lot better than the former MLB ace, but can scare even the toughest of athletes when stepping up to the plate to face her. Normally she would just lob the ball up to people like Andrew Zimmerman in celebrity All-Star games, however, Adrian Peterson isn’t some television personality. He wanted Finch’s best stuff. From ESPN:

That hitter would be Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who began ribbing Finch during a Sunday afternoon batting practice session. Peterson only played a handful of baseball games as a kid, he said, and hadn’t played in 15 years. If he’d taken any swings since then, he surmised, they might have come when the Minnesota Twins sent him a bat as a gift.

In AP’s second at bat, Finch threw him three straight rising fastballs. Peterson might have gotten a foul tip. His reactions were priceless.

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