ATLANTA BRAVES

With Leather’s Watch This: Congrats Braves?

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I don’t want to bag on the Atlanta Braves, because I have a lot of friends who are #BARVES fans and I respect their fanfare.

Baseball

Jayson Werth Catches Fly Ball Bare-Handed

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Struggling to shield his eyes from the sun, Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth resorts to his bare hand to make the catch at the last second during Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

90S RETRO NIGHT

The Best Of The Philadelphia Phillies 1990s Retro Night

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You know those annoying Facebook macros going around with a picture of the Angry Beavers on it or whatever, with a big caption reading "ONLY 90S KIDS WOULD REMEMBER THIS CLICK LIKE" across the top.

Baseball

Cole Hamels Is Now Much Richer Than You

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In a deal that really shouldn’t have surprised anyone, lest a team were willing to deliver an entire bus full of MLB-ready pitching prospects to City of Brotherly Love, the Philadelphia Phillies have <a href="http://content.usatoday.com/communities/dailypitch/post/2012/07/cole-hamels-signs-six-year-144-million-deal-/1#.UA_yPWGe66Q">agreed to a new deal with lefty Cole Hamels</a> that will make him the second-richest pitcher in Major League Baseball, behind C.

Baseball

Phillies Ball Girl #cangetit

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CHASE UTLEY

Poll: Who Victory-Cursed Better?

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Since there's <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2011/06/stanley-cup-recap-the-faces-of-vancouvers-horrific-sportsmanship#page/1" target="_blank">no artsy gallery of riot photos</a> from downtown Los Angeles this morning, we've got the next best thing: players dropping f-bombs in live post-game interviews.

CHARITY

Cole Hamels Liked Our Terrible Photoshops

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My friends ask me all the time, “Burnsy, why are you always making all of those crazy photoshops and are you ever going to pay us the money you owe.

MLB

Now That's How You Streak, St. Louis

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Whereas 2011 was a high point in investigative journalism with the Jerry Sandusky and Bernie Fine cases, 2012 is clearly the year of streaker news.

#ART

This Week In Original Etsy Sports Merchandise

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One of my all-time favorite things to do is scour the depths of <a href="http://etsy.com">Etsy</a> for random crap, because it’s just amazing how much awesomely ridiculous stuff people can create and sell on the Internet these days.

Baseball

Mr. Met Wins Best Mascot Poll, Phanatic Gets Even The Only Way He Knows How

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The Phillie Phanatic (a person/bird/thing I legitimately love more than most members of my family) is out for revenge.

Baseball

Habitat For … What Is That, A Bird?

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"Sorry, homeless people, your house isn't gonna be ready on time.

Baseball

The Dugout Opening Days ’12: Minnesota Twins

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In "piece of information included in passing that we're contractually obligated to cover" news: [Minnesota Twins star Justin] Morneau has been taking infield before every game, and said he also expects to be play some first base before that series in Milwaukee.

Baseball

Future Headlines: Ryan Howard Takes Huge Hit On $23 Million Mansion

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When Ryan Howard first injured his Achilles at the end of Game 5 of last year’s NLDS, the Philadelphia Phillies hoped that his surgery and recovery would land him back in the lineup sometime around May.

Baseball

The Reading Phillies Will Entertain, Possibly Kill You With Their New Home Run Derby

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It's not really fair to say that a Minor League Baseball team with a performing, five-member mascot band and a hot dog vendor who is half ostrich has "lost" their mind, but it's safe to say the Reading Phillies have been consistently out of it for years and the Baseballtown All-Star Home Run Derby is the next harrowing step of their descent into madness.

Baseball

Observe The Phanatic In Its Natural Habitat

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As many longtime readers know, I am not a fan of the Phillies but <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/b-phanatic.jpg">I love the Phillie Phanatic</a> more than most members of my family.


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