It’s a tradition that’s been on the field for many years now, but it’s not always been available to fans.
But, no worries, the MLB St. Patrick’s Day caps are available now from New Era.
If you didn’t know, the tradition is something that you can thank the Cincinnati Reds for as that team started this spring training trend almost 40 years ago.
Loot Crate is hitting the baseball diamond and the aces are leading the way.
The Sports Crate subscription box has launched and 10 MLB teams are up for grabs for fans who want a box of stuff for their team delivered to them on a regular basis. Among the items inside each crate is a uniquely styled action figure for one of the team’s top pitchers as the theme for this debut is “Bring The Heat.”
Which teams made the cut? Check out the figure slideshow above and keep reading for more details and a look inside every crate.
It’s go time for Julio Urias.
The highly touted Los Angeles Dodgers pitching prospect will make his major league debut on Friday night in New York against the defending National League champion Mets. He’ll be the youngest starter in MLB since Felix Hernandez back in 2005.
The 19-year-old from Mexico was 4-1 with an 1.10 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 41 innings this season for Triple-A Oklahoma City. Baseball America ranked him fourth overall on its 2016 Top 100 list — the best pitcher of the bunch. He’s actually in his fourth season as a pro after signing with the Dodgers as an international free agent in 2013.
It’s a redemption, but it will still sell well.
The 2016 Bowman Chrome Kenta Maeda Superfractor auto has been pulled from a pack of 2016 Bowman and made its way to eBay on Sunday.
It’s listed by eBay user tcbuilt28 in Seattle, Wash., with a Buy It Now price of $14,999 — along with a $2.75 shipping fee. (Update: It reportedly sold for $7,000.)
You can find them in packs. You can find them as 5x7s. You can find them as posters. You can find them as 1/1s.
What are they? They’re 2016 Topps MLB Wacky Packages and they arrived on Wednesday in all of those formats via the typical hobby channels or via Topps.com for larger sizes.
Rather than re-hash the details (which you can find on The Buzz with a search), here’s a look at many of the pieces from the product.
The newest Wacky Packages release from Topps is one that pokes fun at Major League Baseball while also bringing some new looks at its biggest stars.
You know, its mascots.
Beyond the 90 MLB-spoofing stickers in 2016 Topps MLB Wacky Packages (click here for our First Buzz preview from October), there are autographs from five notable mascots, five big-leaguers and a selection of Relics from two different areas of the game.
They’ve snuck their way into memorabilia cards in recent years making the actual items used on the field a bit more accessible, but one of the simplest traditions in Major League Baseball is nearly here.
Every big-league team wears green uniforms of some type during action on or around St. Patrick’s Day and, of course, fans can get in on the action, too.
Update: The trade was never finalized with Chapman facing some off-field issues.
Cuban fireballer and four-time All-Star Aroldis Chapman is likely on his way to Los Angeles after the Dodgers traded a pair of prospects for him on Monday.
What does it mean for Chapman’s baseball cards?
Well, it should mean good things with the Los Angeles spotlight shining bright — no matter how rough things might get for the seemingly always under-achieving team that has won its division the last three years only to be prematurely bounced from the postseason.