The Hidden History of This Year's MLB Playoff Team Logos

In one of the first games of postseason baseball today—the real postseason, not the play-in games—a team with a logo that Hallmark Cards designed will take on a team that once played with a Disney-designed logo. It's the Royals against the Angels, and there's plenty more weird baseball logo history where that came… » 10/02/14 10:19am Today 10:19am

Madison Bumgarner Pitches Gem As Giants Advance In Playoffs

En route to winning the 2010 World Series, San Francisco Giants play-by-play announcer Duane Kuiper coined a slogan to describe the team's penchant for winning tight games: "Giants Baseball...Torture." In 2012 they went down 0–2 in the NLDS and 1–3 in the NLCS before beating Detroit to win their second World Series… » 10/02/14 12:13am Today 12:13am

Brandon Crawford's Grand Slam Silences Pittsburgh Crowd

Supporting their team to the fullest, Pittsburgh Pirates fans have been very loud the entire NL Wild Card play-in game. So loud that they almost managed to cause a second inning drop in the outfield when Giants Joe Panik and Hunter Pence collided while catching a pop fly. That's what makes this clip of Brandon… » 10/01/14 9:45pm Yesterday 9:45pm

Baseball Will Test Out Six New Rules To Speed Up The Game

If every baseball game were as exciting as last night's, no one would mind if they lasted forever. But most definitely aren't and even the most loyal fan ought to agree that there's a lot of downtime that could be eliminated. To that end, MLB's pace-of-game committee has come up with six experimental rules to move… » 10/01/14 3:23pm Yesterday 3:23pm

Pedro Martinez Kills Ned Yost On TBS Postgame Show

The Royals beat the A's in the AL wild card play-in game despite, not because of, manager Ned Yost. This didn't escape TBS analyst Pedro Martinez, who absolutely lambasted Yost's decision to relieve James Shields with fellow Dominican Yordano Ventura two days after Ventura threw 73 pitches. Martinez even gave Ventura… » 10/01/14 1:40am Yesterday 1:40am

Jon Lester Vs. James Shields Is An Argument For The Second Wild Card

There are plenty of reasons to dislike the presence of MLB's second wild card teams, but tonight's matchup is not one of them. That's because we will get to watch two great pitchers—James Shields of the Kansas City Royals and Jon Lester of the Oakland A's—start the precise game that they were acquired to win, a game… » 9/30/14 12:34pm Tuesday 12:34pm

MLB Knows Its Games Are Too Damn Long

We can all agree that there is too much baseball. Or at the very least, the amount of baseball that there is, takes too long. Major League Baseball hears you, and is addressing the problem of making its baseball go faster by forming a committee, which will surely produce lasting, meaningful change and not just, like… » 9/22/14 3:37pm 9/22/14 3:37pm