The Twins Have Apparently Found The Real-Life Sidd Finch

One of the weirdest baseball stories of the year is about Brandon Poulson, a 24-year-old pitching prospect whom the Twins just plucked from the void for the price of $250,000. Nobody's ever heard of Poulson until now, but if the early stories about him are to be believed, he's basically the non-hoax version of Sidd… » 7/30/14 10:26am Today 10:26am

There Is No Explanation For Blowing This Call

This was a trapped ball. It was pretty clear, and indisputably so on replay. Yet umpires upheld their initial ruling of a catch, even after Ron Gardenhire's challenge. My headline up there isn't some huffy hyperbole on just how baffling the call was—it's about how umpires literally didn't give an explanation for how… » 7/30/14 10:07am Today 10:07am

Vin Scully To Return For A 66th Year, Gets Standing Ovation

This is cool. The Dodgers announced Vin Scully was returning in 2015 for a 66th year in the Los Angeles broadcast booth. They showed a pre-taped skit during the game tonight, featuring Hyun-Jin Ryu, Yasiel Puig, and Justin Turner making the announcement. After the video played, the feed turned back to the stadium… » 7/30/14 1:24am Today 1:24am

A Mets Game, As Experienced By The Team Twitter Account

We rag on the Mets here a good amount—mostly because it's so much fun—but tonight, during a 6-0 loss to the Phillies, the team twitter account got in on the joke and had some fun. With a healthy dose of self awareness and self-loathing humor, the twitter account presented the Mets Fan Experience, in eight tweets. » 7/29/14 11:05pm Yesterday 11:05pm

The Rangers Cap Off Rough Sixth Inning With Outfield Beanball

The Yankees scored seven runs in the sixth inning, the last coming thanks to this fielding miscue in right-center field. Alex Rios looks like he had a bead on a fly ball from Brett Gardner, but closes his glove too soon, causing it to bounce into centerfielder Leonys Martin and ricochet off his skull. The brush with… » 7/29/14 10:24pm Yesterday 10:24pm

Robbie Lawler Returned From Oblivion To Impose His Will On The World

Sometime shortly after Robbie Lawler started hitting Matt Brown unreasonably hard in San Jose, Calif. Saturday night, a low rumble shook my apartment. It felt and sounded strangely like—and turned out actually to be—fireworks. This was silly, entirely too literal, but given that the fight featured Lawler, a man far… » 7/29/14 7:36pm Yesterday 7:36pm