Films on Friday: Ventura v. Ryan


In honor of Robin Ventura’s return to school, here’s the footage of his infamous 1993 benches-clearing incident with Nolan Ryan:

 

Happy Friday!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

 

Films on Friday: Holiday Videos


Several teams posted holiday videos this holiday season – including the Brewers, Twins, Royals, and Phillies. My favorite was from the Nats:

Here are a few that were posted on Twitter:

And then there was this video posted by the Red Sox:

Happy New Year!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

Films on Friday: Buffaloes Mascot


As I continue my research on my new favorite team, the Orix Buffaloes, starring Adam Jones, I have learned that the Buffaloes currently have two mascots – a brother and sister named Buffalo Bull and Buffalo Bell. Both were introduced in 2011. According to Fandom.com’s Mascot Wiki, Bell is the more popular of the two. In fact, merchandise sales tripled after Bell’s debut. According to the site, “Bell has probably had the most commercial success out of all Japanese mascots, as she has a very large amount of merchandise, including a photo album and a PVC figurine.”

Check out a video of her performance below:

Happy Friday!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

Films on Friday: The Hickok Belt


On Tuesday and Wednesday, I mentioned the Hickok Belt, which was an award presented to the best athlete in the United States. Check out the video below, which was created to publicize the book on the subject that was published in 2010. The video shows footage of baseball greats – including Brooks Robinson and Frank Robinson – with their Hickok Belts.

 

Happy Friday!

~ baseballrebecca