Jacob DeGrom Ks Eight To Open Game, Tying Modern-Era Record

It hasn't been a great season for the Mets, who will miss the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season, but one of the bright spots has been pitcher/ Rookie of the Year candidate Jacob deGrom. His campaign got a serious boost tonight, when deGrom struck out the first eight batters he faced before giving up a single… » 9/15/14 9:32pm Monday 9:32pm

Hey, You: Help Prove That Average Fans Are The Best Scouts In Baseball

Whether or not you know it, if you're a baseball fan, you probably appreciate or enjoy the game a little bit more because of Tom Tango. The pseudonymous saberist, currently a consultant for the Chicago Cubs, has had a hand—often the most important one—in developing many of the most interesting and useful statistical… » 9/15/14 5:44pm Monday 5:44pm

Chris Sale Does Not Have Bones In His Body, Defies Physics

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale is, on a per-inning basis, currently pitching more or less the way Sandy Koufax did in his prime. (His park- and league-adjusted ERA-plus of 195 is actually a little better than Koufax's best-ever mark, though yes of course Koufax pitched a hell of a lot more innings, you don't need to… » 9/15/14 2:37pm Monday 2:37pm

Ichiro Talks Shit In Spanish, And Latin Players Love Him For It

Ichiro stories are the best stories, and the Wall Street Journal recently published another great one that will make you dread the day Ichiro eventually retires. It turns out, Ichiro has spent his career becoming a favorite of Latin players around the league because he talks shit to them in Spanish. » 9/04/14 10:51am 9/04/14 10:51am

Madison Bumgarner And His Fastball Are Unstoppable

Last night, Madison Bumgarner was about as perfect as one can be without actually pitching a perfect game. In nine innings against the suck-ass Rockies, Bumgarner allowed one hit and struck out 13 batters while throwing just 103 pitches. And he did it by adhering to a very simple formula: Throw a lot of strikes, and… » 8/27/14 12:39pm 8/27/14 12:39pm

Adrian Beltre And Elvis Andrus Continue To Be Hilarious

Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus, who are basically baseball's version of a buddy-cop duo at this point, put on another one of their comedy routines last night. After Andrus floated over to his right to field a pop fly in Beltre's territory, the two had a little tête-à-tête about who exactly needs to learn to stay the… » 8/26/14 9:44am 8/26/14 9:44am

Camera-Shy A's Fans Make For Awkward ESPN Segment

During last night's broadcast of the Angels-A's game, ESPN cut to former A's pitcher Dallas Braden for an on-the-scene report in the right-field bleachers of the A's stadium, which is known for being one of the more raucous cheering sections in the league. Unfortunately for Braden, the fans at the stadium last night… » 8/25/14 11:45am 8/25/14 11:45am