Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Kevin Youkilis showed off their artistic talent, unveiling personally designed jerseys and T-shirts as part of the Players Choice Signature Series line. "I think the cool thing is everyone puts their little bit of heritage into it," said Youkilis, who incorporated the American flag, his "Youk" nickname, a Hebrew toasting phrase meaning "To life," and even his signature goatee into his designs. "We're all known to be baseball players in Boston, but there's also a lot more to us than just baseball players" (MLB.com). Check out their limited-edition products (MLB.com) and take a behind-the-scenes look at how Major Leaguers sit down and create their own Signature Series designs. (YouTube)
Striking out with the ladies? Logan Morrison has all the dating advice you'll ever need. (MLB Fan Cave)
PGA golfer Fred Couples gave Albert Pujols a thrill when he stopped by the Cardinals clubhouse on Saturday. "I love his game. I'm a big, big fan of his," said Pujols, who likes to hit the green when he's not on the diamond (MLB.com). Couples must have brought a little luck to Pujols. The Cardinals superstar drilled a 12th-inning, walk-off home run on Saturday (MLB.com). And it was so nice that he decided to do it again on Sunday. (MLB.com)
A's pitcher Brad Ziegler reflected on visiting American service members on the USS Kearsarge in Djibouti, Africa, during the offseason. Said Ziegler, who is known for his patriotism and his charitable work with U.S. military veterans, "Getting to see the planes take off was fun, riding in the helicopters was fun, but interacting with the people and the troops and everybody who helps keep our country free, that was the most important part for me. I walked away and they said, 'It was so cool to be able to have you here,' and I was like, 'No, you don't understand. It's unbelievably special for me to be here.' They treated us like royalty out there and, to us, we're just normal people who happen to have a really cool job. They look at us like we're something special and the whole time I just can't imagine what it's like to be in their shoes, risking my life every day for people that I don't even know back home." (CSN Bay Area)
Cameras followed Yankees reliever David Robertson and his wife, Erin, as they spoke with neighbors and witnessed the destruction in their tornado-ravaged hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (YESNetwork.com). Robertson is collecting contributions toward tornado relief efforts and will personally donate $100 for every strikeout he records this year through The David and Erin Robertson Foundation's High Socks for Hope fund. (HighSocksforHope.com)
In weekend action across the league, Carl Pavano won his 100th career game (MLB.com), and Logan Morrison shut down Yovani Gallardo at the wall (MLB.com). Torii Hunter got up close and personal with the outfield fans (MLB.com), and Jayson Werth didn't let a little foul territory keep him from making a great play (MLB.com). Adam Lind hit, rinsed and repeated all night at Camden Yards. (MLB.com)
After earning his first pitching victory in three years, Blue Jays pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes shared his five lessons on being a winner no matter what you do in life. Lesson No. 1: Have fun. (Toronto Star)
Tweet of the Day: "Today is Cancer Survivor Day. If u have a loved one that's a #Survivor, tell me their name and ur message to them & ill do my best to rt it." -- Cancer survivor and Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester (@JLester31). Visit Lester's Twitter page to read all of his fans' inspirational stories of cancer survival.
Quote of the Day: "It's like a relationship, you just know. You start dating a girl, you hang out with her a couple times, you know this is the one for you. After a year, you get comfortable and you figure out whether she's the real deal. So after this year, I'll know if Coco is a keeper or not." -- Nine-time Gold Glove winner Torii Hunter on the bond a baseball player shares with his glove and his own current "glove affair" with a Rawlings Trapeze model dubbed "Coco." (Los Angeles Times)
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