During the Chicago White Sox-Seattle Mariners tilt at Safeco Field on Tuesday, one lucky fan snagged himself a souvenir — and helped prevent serious injury either to himself or those fans seated around him — by snatching Kelly Shoppach’s bat after the Mariners catcher lost his grip on a heavy swing. Video via MLB.com: The [...]The post Fan in stands shows mad skills by snagging...
LIKE A NINJA THIS GUY
Your browser does not support iframes. A fan at Safeco Field made a great catch of a flying bat that slipped out of the grip of Seattle Mariners catcher Kelly Shoppach during the fifth inning of Tuesday night's game. Shoppach lost his bat as he struck out swinging on a 2-2 pitch to end the inning. The bat went flying high in the air, about five rows behind the Chicago White...
Seattle Mariners catcher Kelly Shoppach made what may be one of the worst throws ever by a major league catcher during Tuesday night's game at Safeco Field against the Detroit Tigers. It happened in the ninth inning as Tigers pinch runner Andy Dirks was stealing second base. Dirks made it easily as Shoppach somehow threw the ball straight down into the ground less than five...
Seattle Mariners catcher Kelly Shoppach lost his bat during a swing and a miss in Friday's spring training game against the Chicago Cubs, sending his bat flying into the crowd where a fan picked up the bat in the aisle...and walked away with it.
The Mariners probably would have tried to make an effort to get Shoppach's bat back, but the fan never stopped walking, so they...
Kelly Shoppach has signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Mariners. Shoppach has stopped off in four Major League cities in his eight-year career, and Seattle will make his fifth. But the Mariners think he can help soften the blow of losing John Jaso.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mariners reached the agreement yesterday.
Kelly shoppach to #mariners
Newly acquired backstop Kelly Shoppach is starting to make Mets fans believe they might have finally found a catcher who:
Can actually catch
Knows how to manage the pitchers
Hits better than .240
The Mets still have yet to realize what I and many Mets fans have known for two years: Josh Thole is a bust.
The only reason Thole made it to the pro club in late 2009 is because he can hit. He was
Shoppach had a two-run homer and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-5 Tuesday night for their third straight victory.
Shoppach also hit a game tying double in the eighth and a single in his first at-bat to finish a triple shy of the cycle.
“I knew it when I hit it,” Shoppach said of his second homer in 22 at-bats with New York. “Coming to a league where I don’t...
Kelly Shoppach: Will he be the answer?
As expected, the Mets announced they have activated Kelly Shoppach in time for tonight’s game against the Reds.
To make room for Shoppach on the active roster, the Mets optioned Rob Johnson to Triple-A Buffalo.
Shoppach will wear uniform #6. He was acquired yesterday from the Boston Red Sox on a waiver claim for a player to be named later...
Kelly Shoppach has been traded to the New York Mets for a player to be named later.
Shoppach is hitting .250/.327/.471 in 140 at bats with 5 home runs, 12 doubles, and two triples so far this season. This move was made to clear space on the 25/40 man roster for Andrew Bailey and to give Ryan Lavarnway more playing time.
Check back here for more info on the trade as it becomes available.
THE NAME GAME
Let's say you're a big leaguer and you're saddled with what to name your pet hedgehog...what do you do?Well, if you're Kelly Shoppach, you take to Twitter!That's right. On Thursday, the Boston Red Sox catcher enlisted his 17,000-plus followers to help him name his latest family friend.Unfortunately, the only two responses he got were "Sonic" and '...