The Calm Before the Playoff Storm: Food, Hype Videos and Tributes

Bomba Squad debuts some Bomb Food options

It’s the postseason, which means postseason menu options. Teams typically go all out for the playoffs and this year is shaping up to be no different.
The Twins are debuting Grand Salami, a packed sandwich on a pretzel bun shaped like a bat.

Also on the menu is a torta, a brat bearing the Bomba name and a burger.

For some more Latin flair, the Cardinals are debuting these nachos.

Can we get these shipped to us?

Nats revisit their season

Ahead of the team’s National League Wild Card matchup against the Brewers, the Nationals have been revisiting the signature moments that have helped shape their season.
It’s a fun look at how far the team has come and certainly has us pumped for Tuesday’s playoff battle.

Business as usual for Brew Crew

It’s business as usual for the Brewers, who are looking to make it back to the NLCS.

Braves get hype song courtesy of superfan

While the Braves won’t play until Thursday, it’s never too early to get hyped.

Braves superfan Aaron Chewning posted this amazing music video centered on the Braves.

Let’s just say it’s worth every second of your time.

Cardinals ready to rock

Ahead of their Thursday showdown with the Braves, the Cardinals posted a hype video recapping their 2019 season.

A’s ready to get wild

It’s going to be a long 24 hours until the A’s and Rays do battle, but thankfully the A’s posted a cool video to tide fans over.

If that doesn’t get you ready then know that MC Hammer will throw out the first pitch.

Puig says goodbye for now

With the Indians season officially over, Yasiel Puig took to Instagram to thank the team and his fans for another amazing season.

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I would like to thank the Cleveland organization for the incredible memories and giving me the opportunity to play with such an amazing team. Thank you to the Cleveland front office and staff , and my heartfelt thanks to the wonderful Cleveland fans that welcomed me from day one. The love that I feel from my fans from all over is something that I will always be eternally grateful for. To Tito, the coaches and my teammates, it was a privilege going into the field with all of you! To the entire city of Cleveland, our Tribe, belonging is something that is so important to all of us, you will always be a part of me. Thank you to God for allowing me to grow and play the sport I was born to play. I am committed to continue giving my all to the best fans in all of sports. There is nothing more that I enjoy than to make you happy and share the love I have for baseball with all of you. #puigyourfriend . . . Me gustaría agradecer a la organización de Cleveland por los increíbles recuerdos y por darme la oportunidad de jugar con un equipo tan increíble. Gracias a las Oficinas y a todo el personal de Cleveland Indians, y mi sincero agradecimiento a los maravillosos fanáticos de Cleveland que me recibieron desde el primer día. El amor que siento por parte de mis fanáticos por todas partes es algo por lo que siempre estaré eternamente agradecido. Para Tito, mis entrenadores y mis compañeros de equipo, ¡fue un privilegio ir al campo con todos ustedes! Para toda la ciudad de Cleveland, nuestra tribu, pertenecer es algo es importante para todos nosotros, siempre serás parte de mí. Gracias a Dios por permitirme crecer y practicar el deporte para el que nací. Estoy comprometido a continuar dándolo todo para los mejores fanáticos que existen entre todos los deportes. No hay nada más que disfruto yo que hacerlos felices y compartir el amor que tengo por el béisbol con todos ustedes. #puigyourfriend

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Which team will Puig be friends with next?

Ozzie gives back before playoffs

Ozzie Albies took time to get these local youth ready for the baseball season before the playoffs.

Way to go, Ozzie!

Check these fans out

Congrats to these gentlemen, who dominated on the softball diamond.


2018-The Brewers defeat the Cubs, 3-1, in the first of two one-game playoffs in the National League. Orlando Arcia goes 4-4 and Domingo Santana scores the go-ahead run to give the Brewers the N.L. Central title.

2015-The Yankees win their 10,000th win behind the help of some Latinos. Carlos Beltran blasts a two-run home run and Dellin Betances helps close things out against the Red Sox for a 4-1 Yankee victory.

2013-Behind Francisco Liriano’s pitching, the Pirates win the N.L. Wild Card game, 6-2. It is their first postseason victory since the 1992 NLCS.

2011-Game 1 of the NLDS resumes and New York takes the win, 9-3. Robinson Cano drives in six runs, including a grand slam to push the Yankees past the Tigers.

2011-Yovani Gallardo pitches eight innings of one-run ball to push the Brewers past the Diamondbacks, 4-1.

2008-The Dodgers take a 1-0 lead in the NLDS behind a Manny Ramirez homer.

1967-Roberto Clemente fills in for manager Danny Murtaugh. He hit his 23rd homer, a triple and three total RBI in his lone appearance as a player-manager.

Happy Birthday:

Xander Bogaerts (b. 1992)
Francisco Despaigne (b. 1965)
Roberto Kelly (b. 1964)
Adulfo Camacho (b. 1963)
Rod Carew (b. 1945)

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