Madison Bumgarner Is Tired Now

The greatest moments in baseball tend to possess an element of surprise, deciding a game or flipping a narrative on a single play and in a matter of seconds. The adrenaline spike from a home run or a stellar defensive play is memorable for being unexpected, but the drawback is that you can't, in the moment, realize it… » 10/30/14 9:45am 24 minutes ago

You Will Never See A Pitching Performance Like That Again

What Madison Bumgarner just did is supposed to be impossible. Every single pitch, every single whip of the arm exerts an extreme amount of pressure on the wrist, elbow, shoulder, and every single joint and muscle in-between. After games you see starting pitchers with giant bags of ice wrapped around their shoulders,… » 10/30/14 1:18am Today 1:18am

Madison Bumgarner's World Series MVP Presentation Got Super Awkward

Chevrolet executive Rikk Wilde was tasked with awarding Madison Bumgarner the World Series MVP award, and it was a struggle. "It combines class-winning and -leading, um, you know technology and stuff," Rikk says breathlessly of the truck being awarded to Bumgarner. Poor Rikk and his notecards made Bud Selig look like… » 10/30/14 12:15am Today 12:15am

No, Alex Gordon Could Not Have Scored On The Misplayed Ball

Alex Gordon's ninth-inning, two-out single left Kansas City with the tying run 90 feet from home plate thanks to Gregor Blanco's colossal misplay in the outfield. Some, however, have begun the hand-wringing that maybe Gordon could have scored, had he sprinted the entire way and been sent from third. We're here to put… » 10/30/14 12:04am Today 12:04am

Giants Win World Series With Five-Inning Bumgarner Relief Performance

The San Francisco Giants won their third World Series in five years thanks to Madison Bumgarner's brilliant five-inning relief performance—one that required him to strand a man on third thanks to some lousy outfield defense in the bottom of the ninth. Here's how the final out sounded; above is Pablo Alsina on Fox… » 10/29/14 11:28pm Yesterday 11:28pm

You Have To See These Indonesian Soccer Dudes Throw This Match

Words like "unbelievable" are thrown around too often in sports, but the highlight video above and especially the extended clips below of two Indonesian soccer teams throwing a match is exactly what the word unbelievable was meant to express. But then you realize that they're doing so to maybe save their lives, and it… » 10/29/14 6:45pm Yesterday 6:45pm

Here's An Odd Legal Journal Letter About The NFL And The Ray Rice Tapes

A couple of tipsters have pointed us to an anonymous question printed in the October issue of the New York State Bar Association Journal. Take it with a grain of salt, but correspondent "Tim Troubled" says his firm dealt with a pro sports league that sounds a lot like the NFL, and a pro athlete who sounds a lot like… » 10/29/14 6:32pm Yesterday 6:32pm

Here's T-Pain Singing His Ass Off Without Auto-Tune

T-Pain was and is entertaining—and T-Pain was and is important—not just because he built a career a decade ago by making fun, light songs about drinking and/or having sex with women, but because of how he did it. He utilized and popularized Auto-Tune, and in doing so transformed both rap and R&B, paving the way for… » 10/29/14 6:26pm Yesterday 6:26pm

Florida State Just Taking A Stroll In Front Of Joe's Crab Shack

We've given Florida State its share of grief today, but it's important to remember that not all scandals are created equal. There are felonies, and there are misdemeanors (though college football coverage often swirls those two together like mixers in a glass). There are the ones that make you say, "Oh my God, that's… » 10/29/14 6:14pm Yesterday 6:14pm

Report: Joe Maddon To Manage The Cubs

Well, that happened pretty quickly. It's been less than a week since Joe Maddon left the Tampa Bay Rays in the dust, and he's already found himself a new job managing the Chicago Cubs, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. » 10/29/14 5:57pm Yesterday 5:57pm

Can American Des Linden Win The NYC Marathon?

I like Des Linden. I like her to throw it down for the win at this weekend's NYC Marathon. Reason is, in running's top echelon, Linden has only been blessed, and it's sort of a dubious blessing, with the ability to work hard. She has ground and scrapped and relentlessly gutted out every second's improvement for eight… » 10/29/14 4:51pm Yesterday 4:51pm