Best Opening Pitch. Ever.

A Cirque du Soleil performer throws out the first pitch before the Royals – Padres game at PETCO Park. Hands down, this has to be the best pitch ever thrown before a game. If anyone can name a better first pitch, let us know.

Fan Catches Foul Ball with Beer

Red Sox Fan catches a foul ball with his $10 beer, and still finishes the beer, that is commitment. Note: Look how the beer continues to over flow on the fans below him. He doesn’t seem to notice.

2011 MLB Draft Results

2011 MLB Draft Results Pirates – Gerrit Cole Mariners – Danny Hultzen Diamonbacks – Trevor Bauer Orioles – Dylan Bundy Royals – Bubba Starling Nationals – Anthony Rendon Diamondbacks – Archie Bradley Indians – Francisco Lindor Cubs – Javier Baez Padres – Cory Spangenberg Astros – George Springer Brewers – Taylor Jungmann Mets – Brandon(…)

MLB 2k11 for PS3 Giveaway

The folks at 2kSports were kind enough to give us a copy of MLB 2k11 for PS3 to giveaway.  So we are going to keep it simple. Leave a baseball prediction in the comments below, Fill out the form, and voila you are entered.  Super Bonus entry for anyone who follows @backseatfan and retweets the(…)

Major League Baseball 2K11 Review (Xbox 360)

MLB 2K11 is a game produce by 2K Sports and was released on March 8, 2011. Pros There were a number of improvements to this year’s version of the game that have made the game much more realistic than the 2K10 version. The fielding has been immensely improved, the addition of a new throwing meter(…)

2011 MLB Walk Off Hits

Here is a cumulative list of all of the MLB 2011 Walk Off Hits. Updated through April 14th games. Player Team Opponent Hit Date Ramon Hernandez Reds Brewers Home Run 3/31/2011 John Mayberry Jr Phillies Astros Single 4/1/2011 Kila Ka’aihue Royals Angels Home Run 4/1/2011 Matt Treanor Royals Angels Home Run 4/3/2011 Yunel Escobar Blue(…)

2011 MLB Opening Day Salaries by Team

2011 MLB Salaries by Team New York Yankees $202,689,028 Philadelphia Phillies $172,976,379 Boston Red Sox $161,762,475 Los Angeles Angels $138,543,166 Chicago White Sox $127,789,000 Chicago Cubs $125,047,329 New York Mets $118,847,309 San Francisco Giants $118,198,333 Minnesota Twins $112,737,000 Detroit Tigers $105,700,231 St. Louis Cardinals $105,433,572 Los Angeles Dodgers $104,188,999 Texas Rangers $92,299,264 Colorado Rockies $88,148,071(…)

2011 MLB Bold Predictions and Season Preview Podcast

Here is a list of my bold predictions for 2011. Some are not extremely bold, but it was difficult coming up with something for each team. These are BOLD prediction, if 100% were likely then they wouldn’t be bold predictions, they’d be boring predictions. I also recorded an MLB preview podcast with Kevin and Kris(…)

2011 MLB Opening Day Starters

Thursday, March 31, 2011 TEAMS TIME (ET) PITCHERS Detroit at NY Yankees 1:05 PM Verlander vs Sabathia Atlanta at Washington 1:05 PM Lowe vs Hernandez Milwaukee at Cincinnati 2:10 PM Gallardo vs Volquez LA Angels at Kansas City 4:10 PM Weaver vs Hochevar San Diego at St. Louis 4:15 PM Stauffer vs Carpenter San Francisco at(…)

MLB 2K11 Offical Trailer

MLB 2K11 is almost here… The graphics are looking better than ever, and I am sure the game play is awesome. Stay tuned to Backseat Fan, because we will be giving away a copy in a few weeks!

Brian Wilson on MLB 2K11

Brian Wilson is a game player, a winner, and a beastly pitcher. He also has style with all of that game and it shows in the upcoming MLB 2K11. Just incase you were wondering, the beard is in the game. I know I am going to try to win my cool million with Brian Wilson.(…) offers real money players a comprehensive overview of the state laws spread across all 50 states