Yordano Ventura Doesn't Seem Too Sad About Losing The World Series

Yordano Ventura pitched an exceptional game Tuesday night, holding the Giants to three hits over seven innings as the Royals won 10-0 to tie the World Series up at three games apiece. Unfortunately for Ventura, his teammates couldn't replicate his performance last night, and the Royals lost the World Series. But if… » 10/30/14 11:45pm Yesterday 11:45pm

Why Did Madison Bumgarner Get The Save And Not The Win?

Caveat: this couldn't possibly matter less. It's a footnote to a footnote. The win is the most arbitrary and least informative stat in baseball, rivaled only by the save. But the decision to grant Madison Bumgarner a win, and then to reverse course nearly an hour after the final out, is worth examining if just because… » 10/30/14 3:07pm Yesterday 3:07pm

Striking Images From Oscar Taveras's Funeral In The Dominican Republic

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras—who was killed in a car crash two days ago—was laid to rest in Sosua, Dominican Republic today. Thousands attended his funeral, including Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, Carlos Martinez, and Matt Carpenter, according to AP. Below is a series of photos from the funeral and… » 10/28/14 9:21pm Tuesday 9:21pm

Peanut Guy Is An Accurate, Concession-Throwing Machine

Look, being the Peanut Guy isn't that sweet of a gig. You're employed by Aramark, you're at a baseball game but don't get to watch any of it, you have to work like 10 straight nights on a home stand, you're always dropping your hard earned cash on lozenges for your sore throat, and you rarely get a chance to really… » 10/24/14 12:36am 10/24/14 12:36am

Comcast Decides World Series Is PERFECT Time For Emergency Alert

Apparently Omar Infante hit a two-run home run in the 6th inning, which was followed by Salvador Perez and Hunter Strickland shouting at each other and the benches emptying. I say apparently because I—like all other Comcast customers in the DC area—was instead shown an emergency alert test during this pivotal World… » 10/22/14 10:54pm 10/22/14 10:54pm

Bruce Bochy Was The Anti-Matheny, And It Made All The Difference

If you're looking for an argument that having a smart manager in the dugout is integral to a baseball team's success, last night's Cardinals-Giants game is it. Not only did it feature Mike Matheny badly managing his club right into a walk-off homer, it had the manager on the other side of the field, Bruce Bochy,… » 10/17/14 9:31am 10/17/14 9:31am

Some Fools Are Selling Darren Wilson Cardinals Shirts

Inspired by the dude who taped an "I Am Darren Wilson" sign to the back of his Cardinals jersey before Game 4 of the NLDS, a local group of people who support Darren Wilson—a Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed unarmed teen Mike Brown in August— has decided to start selling handmade shirts that express… » 10/10/14 11:14am 10/10/14 11:14am

John Rocker Made An Ass Of Himself On Survivor

As ready-made Survivor villains go, John Rocker was always a bit too good to be true. A beefy dude with a hot temper, a notorious past, an empty head, and a (presumably) well-stocked bank account? Fans might have been rooting for him to stick around for hate-watching purposes, but there was no way he was going to… » 10/09/14 4:56pm 10/09/14 4:56pm