Report: Orioles Considered Forfeiting To Avoid Playing On Toronto's Turf

The Blue Jays’ new artificial turf is spongy and slow as hell, and nobody disputes the fact that it has affected gameplay early in the season. A lot of visiting teams are going to be unhappy about playing on a surface that makes the ball do unfamiliar things, and according to the Baltimore Sun’s Eduardo Encina, the… » 4/24/15 4:33pm Yesterday 4:33pm

Yordano Ventura Is Baseball's Surliest Little Shit

Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has made four starts this season, and he has yet to leave one under his own volition. His first two starts have been cut short by cramping muscles, and the last two have been derailed by ejections. If there’s one thing that’s so far defined Ventura’s 2015 campaign, it’s his… » 4/24/15 2:41pm Yesterday 2:41pm

Last Night's White Sox-Royals Brawl Was A Photographer's Delight

If we’re being honest, the true heroes of last night’s awesome White Sox vs. Royals brawl weren’t the players on the field. Yordano Ventura’s quick-pitching and foul mouth may have started the whole thing, and Jeff Samardzija may have done more than his part to turn it into a riot, but their work was easily trumped by… » 4/24/15 11:40am Yesterday 11:40am

Is "Mr. Baseball" America's Greatest Baseball Writer?

I have no idea what to say about Mr. Baseball’s Twitter feed; it’s perfect and you should read it. (Mr. Baseball, who may be America’s greatest baseball writer, is one of the few people to have mastered Twitter as a medium for literary expression.) It’s really better experienced than described, but to pique your… » 4/23/15 1:50pm Thursday 1:50pm

Barry Bonds's Obstruction Of Justice Conviction Tossed Out

Twelve years after his testimony in the BALCO case, eight years after he was indicted by a grand jury for perjury and obstruction of justice for that testimony, and four years after he was convicted of a single obstruction of justice charge, the federal government’s case against Barry Bonds has been revealed to be… » 4/22/15 8:50pm Wednesday 8:50pm

Now Brett Lawrie Is Talking Shit About Royals Fans

Oakland A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie has had a couple of days to cool off after spending a portion of his team’s weekend series against the Royals with dodging 100 mph fastballs, but he’s still pretty heated about how everything went down in Kansas City, and he’s got a particular beef with Royals fans. » 4/22/15 1:26pm Wednesday 1:26pm

Jose Bautista Can't Stop Clowning The Orioles

The season isn’t even a month old, and Jose Bautista has already issued a season’s worth of ownage to the Baltimore Orioles. Last week, he hit a homer right after being thrown at by Darren O’Day, and exacted revenge for a two-year-old slight in the process. Last night was more of the same, with Bautista mushing Jason… » 4/22/15 10:54am Wednesday 10:54am

Addison Russell Is Here, And The Cubs Are Going For It

Everyone knew that Cubs super prospect Kris Bryant was going to be in the majors as soon as his service time could be gamed in the right direction, but not many people expected to see the Cubs’ other shiny prospect, middle infielder Addison Russell, with the big club before it even got warm in Chicago. But as was… » 4/21/15 9:03am Tuesday 9:03am

Brett Lawrie Has Made The Royals Crazy

It’s a good thing that the Royals-A’s series ended yesterday, because if the two teams had to play again today, I fear that A’s third baseman Brett Lawrie would end up dead. Yesterday’s game brought an end to a three-day saga that featured a possibly dirty slide, an apparent case of mistaken identity, and some truly… » 4/20/15 10:38am Monday 10:38am

Outfielder Crashes Headlong Over Fence To Swipe A Homer 

Look, the Green Monster is cool and all, but do you ever see anybody tumble over it while running at full speed? No you don’t, because giants don’t play baseball. But when you have fences that are only four feet tall, you get to see University of Evansville’s Josh Jyawook rob Indiana University’s Craig Dedelow of a… » 4/16/15 12:05am 4/16/15 12:05am