The Nats Are Making A Mess Of Their Uniforms, My God

This season, the Nationals have taken up the rather messy celebratory anointing of players with chocolate syrup. The Washington Post put together a explainer that promises “a comprehensive look” at the origins and impact of the ritual dousing of ice cream toppings, as well as instructions for “how you get chocolate… » 5/21/15 4:19pm Thursday 4:19pm

Pedro Alvarez Wallops Home Run Out Of PNC Park, Into Moored Boat

Both AT&T Park and PNC Park were built alongside large bodies of water. But whereas the San Francisco Bay is only about 370 feet from home plate at AT&T Park, the Allegheny River is 443 feet from home plate at PNC Park. Thus, in its 14-year history, there have only been two splash hits at PNC Park. Until today, that… » 5/19/15 11:13pm 5/19/15 11:13pm

Who Needs Hitting When You've Got Corey Kluber And Chris Sale?

Chris Sale and Corey Kluber pitched against each other last night, and they each turned in performances that lived up to the Best Pitching Matchup of The Week billing that games featuring two great starters always get but often fail to live up to. In fact, Kluber vs. Sale represented everything that is great about… » 5/19/15 1:01pm 5/19/15 1:01pm

The Mets Could Have Been Named The Avengers, Bees, Or Burros

Maybe everybody but me already knew this, but Avengers was once considered for the name of the team that became the Mets. This was back in 1961, two years before Stan Lee and Jack Kirby released the first comic book featuring The Avengers. It doesn’t seem like a great name for a baseball team to me—what are they… » 5/05/15 8:36pm 5/05/15 8:36pm