Most pro team nicknames make sense at some level. But there are a fair number of head-scratching nicknames. Here are 20 with explanations on their selection:
Bryan Stow, a San Francisco Giants fan, was beaten by two men while leaving the opening day game in 2011 in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, a California jury found the Dodgers partially responsible.
A.J. Ellis rushed to join his teammates in the celebration on Sunday in Philadelphia. Around home plate, he stepped on a discarded helmet.
Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas have been chosen as the latest former major league players to enter baseball's shrine.
Sandy Koufax is one of baseball's all-time pitching greats. Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers' winning pitcher in Monday night's clinching NLDS Game 4 win, was praised by Sandy Koufax after his effort in Los Angeles.
The Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Pittsburgh Pirates all have talented starting pitchers. The question is can that pitching subdue quality hitters on all four teams.
MLB trade rumors have several players possibly moving from their present clubs out of town. One thing about MLB trade rumors: They're just rumors until a deal is made.
Fourth of July fireworks, while bringing wonderment to adult and child alike, are terrifying for dogs. How can you get your canine ready for the explosive night?
Homer Bailey threw his second no-hitter in 10 months and the first in MLB this season. Thanks to Homer Baily pitching, the Cincinnati Reds posted a 3-0 win over the San Francisco Giants Tuesday.
Dodgers brawl: For the second time this season, LA starting pitcher Zach Greinke found himself in the midst of a Dodgers brawl, this time with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Yasiel Puig is off to a sensational start at the plate for the Los Angeles Dodgers. And Puig's throws from right field are turning heads.