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Reminder: Paul Goldschmidt Is Very Good

There’s a good chance you haven’t seen much of Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt over the last few seasons, despite the fact that he’s one of the best hitters in baseball. If Goldschmidt’s in your blindspot, don’t feel too bad, that’s just what happens when a guy plays in Arizona for a team that has not been… » 8/27/15 10:38am Yesterday 10:38am

Pablo Sandoval Makes Great, Hilarious Catch

Pablo Sandoval is having a pretty terrible year, which is sad because he’s one of my favorite players in the league. When he’s good, he’s a slapstick artist who just happens to be blessed with the ability to sock dingers and play a slick third base. Anyway, given how bad he’s been this year, it was nice to see a flash… » 8/25/15 10:04am Tuesday 10:04am

The Mets Are Homering For Fun, And Probably Going To Make The Playoffs

We’re used to writing about the Mets for other reasons around here, so please forgive me if I make any mistakes while trying to play this one straight, but the Mets offense absolutely went bonkers Monday night, and it increasingly looks like they are going to skate right into the playoffs. » 8/25/15 2:03am Tuesday 2:03am

Madison Bumgarner Cannot Stop Hitting Home Runs

Last night Madison Bumgarner won his 15th game, good for a tie with Jake Arrieta atop the National League. Perhaps more impressively, he took Jeff Locke deep in the second inning. His two-run dinger made the difference in the Giants 6-4 win, and at 415 feet, was longer than debutante Marlon Byrd’s homer in the first. » 8/22/15 2:06pm 8/22/15 2:06pm

Madison Bumgarner Is The Giants' Best Pinch-Hitter

Madison Bumgarner threw an absolute gem Sunday night, flummoxing the Nationals for all nine innings while giving up only three hits and striking out 14. According to game score it was the sixth best starting pitching performance this season, but almost more impressive for the pitcher was his day at the plate.… » 8/19/15 3:26am 8/19/15 3:26am

Dad Attempts To Retrieve Home Run Ball While Holding Child, Fails Miserably

Attempting to catch a baseball while holding a child is a risky proposition. It can make you look like a suspect parent who is also a super-cool badass if pulled off properly, but it can also make you look like a suspect parent who is not at all cool if the opportunity is flubbed. This guy falls into the latter… » 8/18/15 11:07am 8/18/15 11:07am

The Blue Jays Are Killing Everyone, And Why Wouldn't They Be?

One of the more frustrating things in baseball over the past few years has been watching the perpetually okay Toronto Blue Jays continue to be nothing more than just okay, because in a sports landscape populated by mountebanks who preach the virtues of losing, they’ve actively been trying to win, which shouldn’t stand… » 8/14/15 12:53pm 8/14/15 12:53pm

Gabe Kapler's Advice To Baseball Players: Get A Nice Tan On Your Nuts

Former Major League Baseball player Gabe Kapler is now the Dodgers’ Director of Player Development, but on the side he also runs the blog Kap Lifestyle, which we’ve written about before. On Kap Lifestyle, Kapler and guests write about topics like nutrition, weightlifting, and working out. Today’s entry, titled “Au… » 8/13/15 10:36pm 8/13/15 10:36pm