Tampa Bay Rays outfielder smashes groins with first baseman

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder smashes groins with first baseman

  • Carlos Gomez collided with Jake Bauers in Saturday home game versus Mariners
  • Gomez completed the sliding catch of the foul ball despite smash to the groin
  • Neither player left the game despite bruises and both played again on Sunday 

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A Tampa Bay Rays outfielder and first baseman have smashed their groins together in a play that is producing cringes among baseball fans nationwide.

Incredibly, Rays right fielder Carlos Gomez completed the sliding foul ball catch for a clutch out in Saturday’s home game against the Seattle Mariners, despite colliding with first baseman Jake Bauers.

The collision produced a sickening thunk sound that could be heard on the televised broadcast. 

Rays right fielder Carlos Gomez (right) completed the sliding foul ball catch for a clutch out in Saturday's home game, despite colliding with first baseman Jake Bauers (left)

Rays right fielder Carlos Gomez (right) completed the sliding foul ball catch for a clutch out in Saturday's home game, despite colliding with first baseman Jake Bauers (left)

Rays right fielder Carlos Gomez (right) completed the sliding foul ball catch for a clutch out in Saturday’s home game, despite colliding with first baseman Jake Bauers (left)

Gomez’s two-out catch of Ryon Healy’s foul ball stranded a Mariners’ runner on first in the top of the seventh, sending the Rays up to bat with a 6-3 lead.  

Gomez and Bauers, both presumably wearing cups, lay stunned for a moment in front of the Rays dugout, but were both able to remain in the game. 

The Rays went on to win 7-3, snapping an eight-game losing streak.

Both players also returned to the field on Sunday looking no worse for the wear. 

Carlos Gomez is seen on Sunday, when he returned to play without serious apparent injury

Carlos Gomez is seen on Sunday, when he returned to play without serious apparent injury

Carlos Gomez is seen on Sunday, when he returned to play without serious apparent injury

“It was very scary,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said of the collision after the game. 

“They were both really fortunate to be OK. Jake has a little banged-up ribs and Carlos a shin, but what a tremendous play to make the catch.”

Rays rookie Bauers doubled in the first for his first major league hit after starting his career 0 for 8.

 

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Kind-hearted baseball fan uses umbrella to keep the rain off JROTC cadet at Atlanta baseball game

Kind-hearted baseball fan uses umbrella to keep the rain off JROTC cadet at Atlanta baseball game

  • Baseball fan was commended on social media for showing respect to the cadet
  • The cadet, a JROTC member, was standing to attention at Suntrust Park stadium 
  • He was standing over POW-MIA Chair of Honor installed at the baseball stadium 

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A baseball fan has been praised after a photo of him covering a cadet with an umbrella was shared online.

The photo was taken at an Atlanta Braves game at the Suntrust Park stadium in Atlanta.

The cadet, a JROTC member, was stood at attention next to the POW-MIA Chair of Honor which was being recognised to mark Memorial Day.

The cadetwas stood at attention next to the POW-MIA Chair of Honor in the pouring rain, prompting the fan to intervene

The cadetwas stood at attention next to the POW-MIA Chair of Honor in the pouring rain, prompting the fan to intervene

The cadetwas stood at attention next to the POW-MIA Chair of Honor in the pouring rain, prompting the fan to intervene

Atlanta Braves fans stopped during the baseball game to recognize the POW-MIA Chair of Honor.

Meanwhile, a JROTC member stood to strict attention next to the chair as rain continued to fall.

The fan, dressed in a red raincoat, intervened and held an umbrella over the cadet to shield him from the rain.

The POW-MIA Chair was unveiled by the Braves last year to remember the servicemen and women who remain unaccounted for since World War I.

The fan shielded the cadetwith his umbrella, earning widespread praise on social media for his actions

The fan shielded the cadetwith his umbrella, earning widespread praise on social media for his actions

The fan shielded the cadetwith his umbrella, earning widespread praise on social media for his actions

The image quickly spread on social media after the Atlanta Braves posted it on Twitter with a one-word caption, ‘Respect.’

Another fan captured the moment and praised the man. The fan wrote: ‘They sacrifice so much for us, we can sacrifice for them too!!! #RespectOurMilitary

Several fans shared photos of the moment, paying tribute to the man and cadet.

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Indians ace Trevor Bauer accused of spreading 9/11 conspiracy theory

Indians ace Trevor Bauer accused of spreading 9/11 conspiracy theory

  • Trevor Bauer lashed out after some accused him of promoting a 9/11 conspiracy theory on Tuesday 
  • The outrage resulted from his decision to trace ‘BD 911’ in the dirt on the back of the pitching mound, which some believed stood for ‘Bush did 9/11’ 
  • ‘I wrote BD 91.1 on the mound. It’s a personal thing of importance to me,’ Bauer later said, adding that those who  thought otherwise ‘pissed’ him off 
  • The outrage comes on the heels of Bauer himself making comments suggesting some pitchers, specifically those on the Houston Astros, use pine tar

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Trevor Bauer was dealt a bit of a curve ball on Tuesday night.

The Cleveland Indians pitcher had just thrown for six scoreless innings that helped to secure his team a 10-1 win over the Chicago Cubs, but was met with outrage by some who claimed he was promoting conspiracy theories on thee mound.

That was due to his decision to trace ‘BD 911’ in the dirt on the back of the pitching mound, which some believed stood for ‘Bush did 9/11.’

Bauer denied this, but then would not reveal what the letters and numbers did stand for on Tuesday.

Not having it: Trevor Bauer (above) lashed out after some accused him of promoting a 9/11 conspiracy theory on Tuesday

Not having it: Trevor Bauer (above) lashed out after some accused him of promoting a 9/11 conspiracy theory on Tuesday

Not having it: Trevor Bauer (above) lashed out after some accused him of promoting a 9/11 conspiracy theory on Tuesday

Message in the dirt: The outrage resulted from his decision to trace 'BD 911' in the dirt on the back of the pitching mound, which some believed stood for 'Bush did 9/11'

Message in the dirt: The outrage resulted from his decision to trace 'BD 911' in the dirt on the back of the pitching mound, which some believed stood for 'Bush did 9/11'

Message in the dirt: The outrage resulted from his decision to trace ‘BD 911’ in the dirt on the back of the pitching mound, which some believed stood for ‘Bush did 9/11’

Mad to the bone: 'I wrote BD 91.1 on the mound. It’s a personal thing of importance to me,' Bauer later said, adding that those who thought otherwise 'pissed' him off

Mad to the bone: 'I wrote BD 91.1 on the mound. It’s a personal thing of importance to me,' Bauer later said, adding that those who thought otherwise 'pissed' him off

Mad to the bone: ‘I wrote BD 91.1 on the mound. It’s a personal thing of importance to me,’ Bauer later said, adding that those who thought otherwise ‘pissed’ him off

Hypocrite?: The outrage comes on the heels of Bauer himself making comments suggesting some pitchers, specifically those on the Houston Astros, use pine tar

Hypocrite?: The outrage comes on the heels of Bauer himself making comments suggesting some pitchers, specifically those on the Houston Astros, use pine tar

Hypocrite?: The outrage comes on the heels of Bauer himself making comments suggesting some pitchers, specifically those on the Houston Astros, use pine tar

A fiery Bauer lashed out after the game while addressing  the claims being made by some on social media.

‘Checked Twitter to see a bunch of people making ridiculous accusations,’ wrote Bauer.

‘I wrote BD 91.1 on the mound. It’s a personal thing of importance to me.’

He also stated ‘it’s completely unrelated to the senseless tragedy we endured on September 11 and it pisses me off that anyone would think that.’

In another tweet he took aim at those claiming he had sinister motives, saying: ‘Shame on anyone who says otherwise. Unfounded accusations like these are very hurtful and completely uncalled for.’

The pitcher than thanked a few fans who told him how inspiring he was to them and made no other mention of what ‘BD 911’ stood for or why he chose to write it on the mound.

He did however give another tiny clue when he told reporters after the game that ‘BD 91.1’ had something to do with a friend he trains with, though he did not name the individual.

The outrage also comes on the heels of Bauer himself making comments suggesting some pitchers, specifically those on the Houston Astros, use pine tar to increase spin on the ball. 

Bauer went on to deny that he was implying anything of the sort, stating: ‘I want to make it abundantly clear and not mince words on it.

‘I have no problem with any other organization in the league. None. Regarding the Astros, I think they do a great job of player development. I have no accusations against them at all. I’ve never made any, and I’m not accusing them of cheating.’

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Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano is suspended for 80 games

Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano is suspended for 80 games

  • Cano tested positive for furosemide, a diuretic used to treat kidney/liver disease
  • Banned by MLB because it can be used as masking agent for illegal substances 
  • He will be suspended without pay, losing $11.85m of his $24m contract for 2018 
  • Cano said diuretic used to treat ‘various medical conditions’ in his native country

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Seattle Mariner’s All-Star Robinson Cano has been suspended for 80 games after it was revealed he tested positive for a banned diuretic. 

Cano, 35, tested positive for furosemide, which the baseball star claims he was given by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic.

The baseman will be suspended without pay, losing $11.85million of his $24million contract for 2018.

Cano, who was suspended on Tuesday, said the diuretic is used to treat ‘various medical conditions’ in both his native country and the United States. 

Seattle Mariner's All-Star Robinson Cano has been suspended for 80 games after it was revealed he tested positive for a banned diuretic

Seattle Mariner's All-Star Robinson Cano has been suspended for 80 games after it was revealed he tested positive for a banned diuretic

Seattle Mariner’s All-Star Robinson Cano has been suspended for 80 games after it was revealed he tested positive for a banned diuretic

Cano, 35, tested positive for furosemide (pictured), which the baseball star claims he was given by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic

Cano, 35, tested positive for furosemide (pictured), which the baseball star claims he was given by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic

Cano, 35, tested positive for furosemide (pictured), which the baseball star claims he was given by a licensed doctor in the Dominican Republic

‘While I did not realize at the time that I was given a medication that was banned, I obviously now wish that I had been more careful,’ he said in a statement released by the MLB Players Association. 

Cano also doubled down on the fact that furosemide – which violates the MLB’s drug prevention and treatment program – was ‘not a performance enhancing substance’. 

‘For more than 15 years, playing professional baseball has been the greatest honor and privilege of my life,’ he said. ‘I would never do anything to cheat the rules of the game that I love.’  

‘After undergoing dozens of drug tests over more than a decade, I have never tested positive for a performance enhancing substance for the simple reason that I have never taken one.’ 

Furosemide is a diuretic used to create more urine that is often used to treat heart failure as well as liver and kidney diseases, according to WebMD

On Tuesday Cano said he would accept the suspension, calling it the 'most difficult decision I have ever made in my life'

On Tuesday Cano said he would accept the suspension, calling it the 'most difficult decision I have ever made in my life'

On Tuesday Cano said he would accept the suspension, calling it the ‘most difficult decision I have ever made in my life’

It can also be used to treat high blood pressure. 

WHAT IS FUROSEMIDE?

Furosemide is a diuretic used to create more urine

It helps the body get rid of extra salt and water 

Furosemide is often used to treat heart failure as well as liver and kidney diseases

It can lessen symptoms like shortness of breath or swelling in the legs, arms, or abdomen 

Furosemide can also be used to treat high blood pressure 

It was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency because it can be used as a masking agent that helps rid the body of substances through urination

Source: WebMD 

Furosemide was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency because it can be used as a masking agent that helps rid the body of illegal substances through urination.  

The MLB does not suspend players for using a diuretic unless it can prove the intended use was as a masking agent. 

Cano tested positive for furosemide before the season and appealed, a source told ESPN

The source claims Cano dropped the appeal after the MLB determined his intent. 

On Tuesday Cano said he would accept the suspension, calling it the ‘most difficult decision I have ever made in my life’. 

But, the player added, he believed it was the right decision because he does ‘not dispute’ that he was given furosemide.   

‘I apologize to my family, friends, fans, teammates and the Mariners organization,’ Cano said in his statement.

‘I am extremely grateful for the support I have received during this process, and I look forward to rejoining my teammates later this season.’ 

Cano will be suspended without pay, losing $11.85million of his $24million deal for 2018

Cano will be suspended without pay, losing $11.85million of his $24million deal for 2018

Cano will be suspended without pay, losing $11.85million of his $24million deal for 2018

The Mariners also issued a statement, saying Cano ‘made a mistake’. 

‘He has explained to us what happened, accepted the punishment and has apologized to the fans, the organization and his teammates. We will support Robinson as he works through this challenge,’ the team added. 

The Mariners will no doubt feel the loss. Cano hit 23 home runs last season, and was batting .287 with four home runs this season. 

He had not missed a single game this season before breaking his hand and undergoing surgery this week.   

It is likely Dee Gordon, the team’s general outfielder, will partially fill in for Cano.  

Gordon was suspended for 80 games in 2016 after violating MLB’s drug policy. 

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Kid playing his first t-ball game desperate to slide into home plate

Kid playing his first t-ball game desperate to slide into home plate

  • An adorable video posted on April 22 shows a motivated T-ball player sliding into third in an effort to land on the base and score for his team 
  • ‘It was our first T-Ball game and he has been dying to slide,’ the video caption said. ‘Too bad he was just a bit outside and didn’t quite make it!’ 
  • The young T-ball player gets up and groans after face planting into the dirt, but fails to actually touch the base

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Coming up short has never looked cuter. 

An adorable video posted on April 22 shows a motivated T-ball player sliding in an effort to land on third base.

‘It was our first T-Ball game and he has been dying to slide,’ the video caption said. ‘Too bad he was just a bit outside and didn’t quite make it!’

An adorable video posted on April 22 shows a motivated T-ball player sliding home in an effort to land on the base and score for his team

An adorable video posted on April 22 shows a motivated T-ball player sliding home in an effort to land on the base and score for his team

An adorable video posted on April 22 shows a motivated T-ball player sliding home in an effort to land on the base and score for his team

An adorable video posted on April 22 shows a motivated T-ball player sliding home in an effort to land on the base and score for his team

An adorable video posted on April 22 shows a motivated T-ball player sliding in an effort to land on third base

In the brief clip, filmed in Boston, Massachusetts, the quick athlete can be seen sprinting towards the base. 

As he nears the base, the young guy slides in the dirt and almost immediately comes up short. 

As he nears the base, the young guy slides in the dirt and almost immediately comes up short

As he nears the base, the young guy slides in the dirt and almost immediately comes up short

As he nears the base, the young guy slides in the dirt and almost immediately comes up short

As he nears the base, the young guy slides in the dirt and almost immediately comes up short

As he nears the base, the young guy slides in the dirt and almost immediately comes up short

Bystanders can’t help but laugh as someone tells him ‘you got to get to the base.’ 

The young T-ball player gets up and groans before walking off, but never actually touches the base.

Hopefully his team was able to rally behind him and secure the victory. 

The young T-ball player gets up and groans after face planting into the dirt, but fails to actually touch the base

The young T-ball player gets up and groans after face planting into the dirt, but fails to actually touch the base

The young T-ball player gets up and groans after face planting into the dirt, but fails to actually touch the base

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