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 Friday 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

Cardinals Fans Get Ugly In Clash With Ferguson Protesters

This guy right here, the one with "I am Darren Wilson" taped onto the back of his Cardinals jersey—an homage to the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot an unarmed teenager named Mike Brown to death in August—was at the Cardinals game last night. He, along with many other Cardinals fans, clashed with a small group… » 10/07/14 10:04am 10/07/14 10:04am

Orioles Win, Pound Tigers With Eight Run Eighth Inning

Max Scherzer was right. When Tigers manager Brad Ausmus strolled to the mound to pull him out of Thursday night's ALDS opener, Scherzer was observably unhappy. Sure, he'd yielded four runs across 7 1/3 innings to the Orioles, and Alejandro De Aza had just ripped a double off of him. Scherzer is the reigning Cy Young… » 10/02/14 10:04pm 10/02/14 10:04pm

Fans Of The TV Show Castle Angry At Sports

In the bottom of the eighth inning of the first game of the ALDS series between the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers, the Orioles offense went gangbusters and sent 14 players to the plate as well as prompting three pitching changes. This took a long time, so the Los Angeles Angels-Kansas City Royals game began on… » 10/02/14 9:23pm 10/02/14 9:23pm

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 10/02/14 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 10/02/14 12:13am