Cubs Sign Jon Lester, Are Really Going For It

Late last night, Yahoo's Jeff Passan reported that the Chicago Cubs signed Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million deal. According to Passan, the Cubs managed to snag Lester by outbidding the Red Sox, who most everyone thought was the favorite to land Lester, by $20 million. The Cubs, it appears, are ready to try and… » 12/10/14 9:01am 12/10/14 9:01am

Anti-Gay Bigot Torii Hunter Calls Reporter "Prick" Four Times

Torii Hunter is an anti-gay bigot. This is something he has proven with his own words on multiple occasions. Yesterday, at the press conference to announce the one-year, $10.5 million deal he signed to return to the Minnesota Twins, beat writer Mike Berardino of the Saint Paul Pioneer-Press asked him about those… » 12/04/14 2:03am 12/04/14 2:03am

The Time A One-Armed Baseball Team Took On A One-Legged Baseball Team

Back in olden times, novelty barnstorming baseball teams were all the rage. While squads of all women, all Asians, and all blacks were popular, maybe no game was as indelibly memorable as the Snorkeys vs. the Hoppers: the former, a team of one-armed players; the latter, a collection of one-legged opponents. » 11/26/14 3:13pm 11/26/14 3:13pm

Oscar Taveras' Family Posts Photos Of Fan Tributes To Him On Twitter

One of the weird things about the 21st century is what happens to people's social media presence when they die. Facebook pages turn into these sort of weird/morbid/beautiful virtual shrines, places where even years later people go to post and publicly process their loss. Twitter accounts just sort of linger, no longer… » 11/21/14 12:12am 11/21/14 12:12am

MLB All-Stars No-Hit In Japan, Robinson Canó Fractures Toe

Major League Baseball is back to sending a team to Japan to play in a biennial exhibition series—after an eight year layoff because of the World Baseball Classic—and things aren't going too swell for the MLB All-Stars. They lost their first two games of the best-of-five series 2-0 and 8-4, and early this morning were… » 11/15/14 12:29pm 11/15/14 12:29pm

Jose Canseco's Gross-Smelling Finger Fell Off [Graphic Update]

When I sit down to play poker—or do anything really—a lot of things cross my mind, but none of those things is whether or not my finger is about to fall off. I implicitly trust that all ten of my fingers will stay where they have been for my 26 years on this planet. Alas, this is something that Jose Canseco needs to… » 11/15/14 10:59am 11/15/14 10:59am

Curt Schilling Has Disproved Evolution

I'm going to cut straight to the chase: Curt Schilling has no fucking clue what he's talking about. For the past 14 hours he has been sending out links to Geocities-looking websites and arguing with people about evolution on Twitter. Despite hundreds of people letting him know that he's wrong, Schilling continues to… » 11/12/14 10:14pm 11/12/14 10:14pm

Report: Oscar Taveras Was Extremely Drunk At Time Of Fatal Crash

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras was exceedingly drunk when he crashed his car in the Dominican Republic last month—killing himself and his girlfriend—according to the Associated Press. The AP quotes a spokesperson from the Dominican attorney general's office, who says that Taveras was "legally intoxicated… » 11/12/14 8:06pm 11/12/14 8:06pm