Jessica Kleinschmidt

Jessica Kleinschmidt
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Jessica is a sports writer with an obsession for baseball. You can catch her in the stands or in the media booth. She's the one with the big hair. In addition to Sportsnaut, Jessica has been featured on Bleacher Report, Fox Sports, and MLB Nation.
Mar 17, 2017; Fort Myers, FL, USA; A view of the Grapefruit League logo on official Rawlings baseball at JetBlue Park. The Astros won 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports, Khalil Lee

Seven surprising MLB trends that aren’t going away

Life is constantly changing. Technology is making it easier to get practically everything done in a glimpse and you're able to communicate with your loved ones who are...
MLB Teams, David Price

David Price to start for Red Sox Monday against Chicago

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price will be back on the mound for the big-league team against the Chicago White Sox Monday, according to ESPN's Scott Lauber. The...
Joe Girardi New York Yankees

Joe Girardi has interesting reason why no medical scans for Masahiro Tanaka

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi gave a unique answer when the media asked him about Masahiro Tanaka. The question was raised about whether the team had sent...
Tim Tebow to the MLB this year? Why not

Topps debuts Tim Tebow baseball card

Not long after making his professional baseball debut, former Heisman Award winner Tim Tebow has his own minor league baseball card. The 29-year-old outfielder is featured in the...
Kris Bryant is one of over 1,000 MLB players who are interacting with fans via Infield Chatter

MLBPA’s ‘Infield Chatter’ offers fans unique chance to connect with players

Many players in Major League Baseball have, for a substantial time, yearned to connect with fans in an easier way. The way media is changing at such...
Giancarlo Stanton

MLB exit velocity kings: Five players hitting cover off the ball in 2017

Thanks to Statcast, Major League Baseball has not only an additional statistic to follow, but a fun one as well. MLB Exit velocity is a new and...
Stephen Curry and Ayesha Curry

Ayesha Curry: Hosting cooking show ‘was a nightmare’

Golden Stater Warriors four-time All-Star Steph Curry is one of the most electrifying athletes of the current generation. He's more than just a basketball talent, with his impressive...
Josh Donaldson

All-Star Josh Donaldson to begin rehab assignment Monday night

Toronto Blue Jays All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson has been dealing with a recurring calf injury since mid-April and will finally begin his rehab assignment with Class...
Gregory Polanco honoring Yordano Ventura with custom-made cleats

Gregory Polanco pays tribute to late Yordano Ventura with custom-made cleats

When Yordano Ventura passed away suddenly in January, Gregory Polanco did not hesitate to express his condolences about the loss of the fiery pitcher he had faced a...
Theo Epstein Cubs

Theo Epstein invokes Joe Maddon during Yale commencement speech

Many across the world are shifting the tassels on their hats in celebration of the next chapter of their lives this month. During graduation ceremonies, some have been lucky...
Caption: Jul 23, 2016; Cooperstown, NY, USA; Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson and his wife arrive at National Baseball Hall of Fame during the MLB baseball hall of fame parade of legends. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

WATCH: Orioles pay respects to Brooks Robinson on his 80th birthday

The Baltimore Orioles celebrated legendary third baseman Brooks Robinson's 80th birthday the only way they knew how...by singing the well-known song. https://twitter.com/Orioles/status/865191490091450368 Adam Jones and Manager Buck Showalter gave...
May 15, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar (11) singles against the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays issue statement regarding Kevin Pillar situation

Following an incident that occurred Wednesday night during the Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves game, MLB announced an investigation directed at outfielder Kevin Pillar regarding possible homophobic...
Mar 17, 2017; Fort Myers, FL, USA; A view of the Grapefruit League logo on official Rawlings baseball at JetBlue Park. The Astros won 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports, Khalil Lee

MLB to stream Reds-Rockies game live on Facebook Friday

After an agreement with Facebook, MLB will broadcast its first game on the social media network Friday when the Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies take on one...

Participation in baseball trumps any other sport in the United States

Major League Baseball recently held its quarterly Owners Meetings. And according to Paul Hagen of MLB.com, baseball and softball had nearly 25 million combined individuals participating in...
MLB teams

Five MLB teams that are fool’s gold in 2017

It's been an interesting season in Major League Baseball, to say the least. MLB teams we weren't anticipating to have a solid season are suddenly sitting comfortably...
Terry Collins

Terry Collins bemoans ‘pissed off’ baseball gods as Mets continue to crumble

The New York Mets are currently sitting in second place in the National League East. That doesn't seem so bad, but they are holdin on to a 16-21...
Ron Gardenhire

Diamondbacks welcome back Ron Gardenhire after battle with cancer

The Arizona Diamondbacks are welcoming back bench coach Rob Gardenhire, who missed time after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. Monday night, the team announced on Twitter Gardenhire would...
Derek Jeter

Here are the best social media highlights from Derek Jeter Week

After five World Series rings, 14-All-Star roster spots and a twenty-year career, former New York Yankees infielder Derek Jeter had his No. 2 jersey retired at Yankee...
Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez to join Mark Cuban on ‘Shark Tank’ this fall

There are a couple new additions to the hit ABC reality show Shark Tank. Former New York Yankees All-Star third baseman Alex Rodriguez will join the hit show...
Joe Maddon

Joe Maddon pokes fun at MLB safety rules, suggests cup checks and face masks

When it comes to trolling Major League Baseball, the only man who can do it successfully and with so much grace is Cubs manager Joe Maddon. Recently, he...
Tim Tebow to the MLB this year? Why not

Mets organization discussing Tim Tebow promotion

Well, he keeps doing it. The 29-year-old former Heisman Award winner and current ESPN analyst could be one step closer to sporting a major league uniform. Mike Puma of the...
Joe Maddon

Joe Maddon has unexpected reason behind Cubs slow start

The Chicago Cubs have never really been the team that stays around the norm. Especially being led by a manager who invites mimes to lead stretches and...
Seth Romero dismissed by Houston Cougars baseball team

Top MLB Draft prospect dismissed by University of Houston baseball team

Possible first-rounder in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft, Seth Romero, has been dismissed from the University of Houston Baseball program according to MLB.com. The left-handed pitcher is...
John Lamb

Report: Angels minor leaguer John Lamb suspended 50 games for drug of abuse

According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, Major League Baseball announced Los Angeles Angel's minor leaguer John Lamb has been suspended for 50 games after...

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