Phillies To Start Serving Hard Liquor And Wine To Fans

Good news for Phillies fans who would like to increase their chances at catching vomit spray from some drunk goon at a ballgame this year: For the first time ever, the team will be selling wine and cocktails on the main concourse at Citizens Bank Park. » 3/31/15 2:50pm Today 2:50pm

Mike Napoli Mashes Broken Bat Homer

Mike Napoli broke his bat on this swing, and still belted the ball into the upper reaches of Fenway South during a spring training game tonight. This isn't one of those "you notice there is a crack in the bat afterwards" broken bat homers either; this is the real, impressive deal. Those are some pretty strong forearms! » 3/30/15 9:29pm Yesterday 9:29pm

Here's What The Massive Construction At Wrigley Looked Like Yesterday

We asked readers to send us recent photos of the ongoing construction at Wrigley Field, which is all fucked up. We got a lot of pictures from readers that were taken yesterday. This is what Wrigley looked like, 10 days out from opening night. » 3/27/15 1:03pm Friday 1:03pm

Former No. 1 Pick Brady Aiken Had Tommy John Surgery

Well, this is a bummer. Pitching prospect Brady Aiken, whom the Astros selected with the first overall pick in last year's amateur draft and who was then dicked out of his money by some lowballing, just underwent Tommy John surgery. » 3/27/15 10:17am Friday 10:17am

Wrigley Field Is Fucked

This off-season marked the start of a long, expansive, expensive, and arguably unnecessary renovation project at Wrigley Field, which was supposed to be completed over the course of four off-seasons and leave the stadium fully operational during the summer. According to Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts, things aren't… » 3/26/15 3:19pm Thursday 3:19pm

José Abreu Is Baseball's Most Interesting Boring Star

Every now and then a sportswriter, worrying over why baseball isn't as popular with the youngs as it once was/could be, will cite the blandness of the modern star as one of the great problems facing the game. Recently, for instance, the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo cited Reggie Jackson, Barry Bonds, and Hawk Harrelson… » 3/24/15 5:08pm 3/24/15 5:08pm

First Baseman Tags Out Two For Solo Double Play ... At Third Base

With runners at first and third and no outs in today's spring training game against the Braves, Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong hit a little blooper thing down the first base line. Braves first baseman Joey Terdoslavich spotted Yadier Molina hung up between third and home, so he sprinted across the diamond to… » 3/21/15 5:25pm 3/21/15 5:25pm

Clayton Kershaw Takes Liner To The Face, Stays In Game

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw took a line drive to the cheek while pitching in a spring training game against the Oakland A's today, surely causing every Dodgers fan in attendance to nearly faint. » 3/20/15 5:36pm 3/20/15 5:36pm

College Ump Takes Nasty Foul Tip Straight To The Mask

Home plate umpire Jim Garman got absolutely rocked by a foul tip in today's West Virginia-Texas baseball game. The swing from Michael Cantu deflected the ball directly into Garman's face, knocking his mask off and sending Garman to the dirt. After a minute of being examined by both team's trainers, however, Garman got… » 3/15/15 2:59pm 3/15/15 2:59pm

A Day In The Life Of The Most Reckless Ballplayer In History

Yesterday, we republished W.C. Heinz's 1958 profile of Pete Reiser, a ballplayer whose talent could have carried him to the Hall of Fame, but whose penchant for pushing his constantly battered body beyond any reasonable limits undercut his career. At one point in the profile, Heinz details a period in which Reiser… » 3/13/15 12:31pm 3/13/15 12:31pm

The Slow Destruction Of Pete Reiser, The Greatest Player Who Never Was

The following piece was originally published in the March, 1958 issue of True, and is excerpted from The Top of His Game, a collection of W.C. Heinz's best sportswriting. It is reprinted here with permission from Gayl Heinz. » 3/12/15 11:37am 3/12/15 11:37am

Gio Gonzalez Successfully Plays The Meow Game During Interview

At some point, professional athletes recreating a scene from a stoner comedy that came out 14 years ago is going to get old, but I don't think we've hit that marker just yet. So it's okay to laugh at Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez, following in former Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud's footsteps, channeling… » 3/11/15 5:23pm 3/11/15 5:23pm

How One Of America's Greatest Sportswriters Disappeared

It was almost endearing how an ink-smudged, deadline-addicted newspaper editor of yore would squint through the smoke from his cigarette and ask a bright young man why the hell he wanted to write sports. An editor like that was usually about as sensitive as a bolt cutter, but he couldn't resist the urge to protect… » 3/11/15 2:13pm 3/11/15 2:13pm

Please Get Your Talk About "Overthinking" Out Of Trevor Bauer's Face

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer is fairly active on Twitter, and fans who tweet questions at him often get responses. Yesterday, one fan asked Bauer what he probably thought was a pretty innocent question until he got an eight-tweet rant in response. » 3/11/15 1:21pm 3/11/15 1:21pm

Police: Reds Prospect Threw Rock At Girlfriend, Knocked Her Out

Arizona police say Cincinnati Reds third base prospect Tanner Rahier argued with a bartender at a Glendale restaurant early Saturday morning, argued with his girlfriend outside the restaurant, and threw a rock at her head, knocking her unconscious. » 3/10/15 1:58pm 3/10/15 1:58pm

Ned Yost Is Pretty Bummed Out About That Bee Genocide He Witnessed

A spring training game between the Royals and Angels was delayed on Sunday so that a massive bee hive could be removed from a microphone behind home plate. There were a lot of bees! » 3/09/15 1:31pm 3/09/15 1:31pm

Yu Darvish To Miss At Least Four Months, Might Have Tommy John Surgery

The Texas Rangers will be without the services of All-Star pitcher Yu Darvish for at least four months, as the team announced that an MRI showed Darvish sprained the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Darvish was shut down in August last season because of right elbow inflammation, but was pitching well and… » 3/07/15 12:07pm 3/07/15 12:07pm

Moron USA Today Columnist Thinks The Cardinals Poop Vanilla Sprinkles

You know, we usually wait until October here to dump on the Cardinals and have the entire city of St. Louis send us polite death threats. But Bob Nightengale … oh, Bob Nightengale … you forced my hand early, you abominable fucking hack. I guarantee, right now, that there won't be a worse piece of sportswriting this… » 3/05/15 11:25am 3/05/15 11:25am