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Scoundrel Mountain: The Sordid, Untold History Of The Pitching Mound

The modern Baseball pitcher utilizes myriad sleights of hand in his quest to fool and demoralize the slugger. Taunts, curses, incantations. Foreign substances added to the ball, including but not limited to urine and faeces (both human and animal) or reproductive fluids (both human and animal). Diving curvéd-balls… »9/03/15 12:58pmYesterday 12:58pm

Rob Manfred Kicks Shoeless Joe Jackson Back Into The Grave

The appointment of a new MLB commissioner is always a good time for certain special interest groups—spitball enthusiasts, Montreal baseball fans, Pete Rose truthers—to begin seeking favors. “Maybe,” they think, “the new commissioner will be more reasonable than the last!” This is presumably why the proprietors of the… »9/01/15 11:18amTuesday 11:18am

Bat Fetching Sports Dog Retires After 649 Consecutive Games

All dogs are good dogs. This is objective fact and I will not hear any arguments against it. But some dogs, like Miss Babe Ruth of Greensboro, N.C., are better dogs. Since she was a nine-month-old puppy, the black labrador retriever has worked for the Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers, living up to her breed’s namesake… »8/30/15 11:55amSunday 11:55am

Braves Fan Dies After Falling From Turner Field Upper Deck

On Saturday night, a man at Turner Field fell from the upper deck during the seventh inning of the Atlanta Braves 3-1 loss to the New York Yankees. He was transferred to the Grady Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead a little after 11 p.m. The man was later identified as Gregory Murrey of Alpharetta, Ga. by the… »8/30/15 10:46amSunday 10:46am