The Wild Card Game Is Incredibly Cruel, Usually To The Pirates

Before the 2012 season, Major League Baseball changed the playoff format that had been in place for almost 20 seasons. Instead of four teams from each league advancing to the postseason, five now do with the two best non-division winners facing off in a one-game playoff to advance to the League Division Series. »10/08/15 2:20amYesterday 2:20am

Astros Three-Hit The Yankees To Advance To ALDS

With the Astros unable to clinch a spot in the AL’s Wild Card game until the final day of the season, they didn’t have the luxury of setting up their rotation for the playoffs. Staff ace Dallas Keuchel, who is a leading candidate to win the AL Cy Young, had to pitch on Friday, but still Astros manager AJ Hinch threw… »10/06/15 11:48pmTuesday 11:48pm

The Quiet Century: How Osama Bin Laden Destroyed Baseball 

Reader: As you undoubtedly know, the play-offs will soon be upon us. These are heady days; days that call for reflection, reflection upon both our future and, yes, reader, our past. But before I unveil yet another world-historical revelation, I would like to take a moment to offer my readers a clarification of my… »10/06/15 2:19pmTuesday 2:19pm

The Cubs Might Have Screwed Themselves By Screwing Kris Bryant

This Wednesday, the Cubs play the Pirates in the NL wildcard game. The game is in Pittsburgh, but it’s worth noting that the Cubs finished one win away from hosting it themselves. The slimness of that margin should send Cubs fans back to April, when their front office decided to detain Kris Bryant for a few games in… »10/06/15 1:52pmTuesday 1:52pm

Max Scherzer Pretends To Choke Bryce Harper

The Washington Nationals, the saddest and most dysfunctional team in the league, are somehow still playing baseball games. I kind of assumed that everyone had already packed up their shit and gone home for the winter, but nope! They’re still out there, pitchin’ and hittin’ and catchin’. At least Max Scherzer and Bryce… »10/02/15 10:17am10/02/15 10:17am

Kevin Kiermaier Delivers 100 MPH Fastball From Center Field To Nail Runner

You don’t need MLB’s Statcast to understand that this is a great throw from Rays’ center fielder Kevin Kiermaier; that much is apparent by the ease with which he throws out the foolish runner. But it is pretty cool to see that his throw clocked in at 100.4 MPH—a speed that only a dozen or so pitchers hit—while being… »10/01/15 11:19pm10/01/15 11:19pm