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

Roger Angell: A Baseball Companion

On Saturday in Cooperstown, Roger Angell was given the J. G. Taylor Spink Award, the baseball Hall of Fame's writing writing honor. His sports writing career is a happy accident that began in 1962 when Angell went to spring training to write about New York's new team, the Mets. He was a 41-year-old fiction editor at » 7/28/14 8:25am Monday 8:25am

Hall Of Fame Eligibility Rule Change Bones "Poster Boys" Of Steroid Era

As the Baseball Hall of Fame congratulates itself today, let's talk about how it just boned baseball players. Yesterday, it was announced that the eligibility rules had been altered from 15 years, to 10. So, once he becomes eligible, a player has 10 chances to have the magical 75 percent of precious votes bestowed… » 7/27/14 3:40pm Sunday 3:40pm

Jack White, Surly Baseball Fan Dates Back To At Least 2012

This is a hype video for Miguel Cabrera's 2012 triple crown season. There are several well known celebrities and ballplayers in it who say they want to get "Miggy wit it." Like the Will Smith song. And then, around the :55 mark, Jack White, noted Tigers fan, shows up. He is asked to say "gettin' Miggy wit it" and… » 7/26/14 11:19am Saturday 11:19am

Madison Bumgarner Can Dominate Without You Even Noticing

Last night's game between the Giants and Phillies was interrupted by a rain delay in the 4th inning that lasted nearly an hour. Under normal circumstances, this would have been a good time to just abandon watching the game altogether, but Madison Bumgarner was on the mound for the Giants, and that made sticking out… » 7/24/14 5:16pm Thursday 5:16pm

Hanley Ramirez Had A Real Shit Day At The Office Yesterday

Based on the box score from yesterday's game agains the Cardinals, it looks like Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez had himself a perfectly fine game. He got on base four times in five at-bats, didn't strike out, and scored a run for his team. Lost in those numbers, though, is the fact that Ramirez twice got on base… » 7/21/14 9:46am 7/21/14 9:46am

Wily Mo Peña Hits Massive Home Run In Japanese All-Star Game

Wily Mo Peña has been playing in Japan since 2011 and represented the Orix Buffaloes for the Pacific League in this year's All-Star Game, played Saturday at Koshien Stadium. Peña smoked the first pitch he saw from Hanshin Tigers 20-year-old pitcher Shintaro Fujinami and damn near hit it out of the stadium. » 7/19/14 2:36pm 7/19/14 2:36pm

The Astros Are Trying To Dick Draft Picks Out Of Their Money

The Astros selected high school pitcher Brady Aiken with the first overall pick in this year's amateur draft, and quickly came to a verbal agreement that would pay Aiken a $6.5 million bonus, a notch down from the $7.9 million slot value that was assigned the No. 1 pick. But now the Astros are trying to wriggle out of… » 7/15/14 11:58am 7/15/14 11:58am