"I Haven't Had Any Affairs Yet," Said The All-Star's Wife, "But ..."

When Pat Jordan went to do a story on Dodgers first baseman Steve Garvey and his wife, Cyndy, for Inside Sports in 1980, he never expected trouble. After the story appeared, the Garveys sued Jordan and the magazine, and though the suit was eventually settled—and though the Garveys would soon be divorced—Jordan for a… » 4/18/14 2:55pm Friday 2:55pm

Masahiro Tanaka And His Splitter Are Not Fucking Around

In the third start of his major-league career, Masahiro Tanaka struck out 10 Cubs in eight innings. In each of his two previous starts, he pitched seven innings, striking out eight batters against the Blue Jays and 10 batters against the Orioles. That's 28 strikeouts in 22 innings for the 25-year-old Japanese import,… » 4/17/14 11:03am Thursday 11:03am

Life, Death, And Yasiel Puig: LA Mag's Jesse Katz Is Here To Chat

Los Angeles Magazine's Jesse Katz, who wrote that great story on Yasiel Puig's defection from Cuba—you can get a refresher here—is in the comments below, ready to take your questions. Follow Jesse on Twitter @byjessekatz, stop by his website, and/or check out his book The Opposite Field, a memoir on parenting and… » 4/15/14 1:59pm Tuesday 1:59pm

Yasiel Puig's Defection Story Is Crazier Than You Could Imagine

Over at Los Angeles Magazine, Jesse Katz has a story in which he attempts to reconstruct Yasiel Puig's journey from Cuba to the major leagues, which you should absolutely make some time to read in full. It's a great story full of scenes that feel ripped straight from a screenplay, but above all it reveals that Puig's… » 4/14/14 12:09pm 4/14/14 12:09pm

Harold Reynolds Announces Revolutionary Findings In Physics

As Yasiel Puig and Josh Hamilton recently found out, sliding into first base is a dumb idea. It is, first, a good way to get hurt, and also everyone knows that it doesn't get you to the bag any faster, because the gains you make by getting closer to the bag are canceled out by negative acceleration and friction. What… » 4/11/14 1:39pm 4/11/14 1:39pm

Yasiel Puig Isn't Perfect, But He's Everything Great About Baseball

The first time ever I saw Yasiel Puig was last year in Glendale, Ariz., at a no-account game between the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers that, for reasons no one was clear on, drew 13,721 spectators, the largest crowd in Cactus League history. » 4/08/14 2:27pm 4/08/14 2:27pm

ESPN's Website To Celebrate Hank Aaron With Night Of Cosplay

Forty years ago today, Hank Aaron hit the 715th home run of his career, surpassing Babe Ruth's mark of 714 and setting the all-time career home run record. Even with Barry Bonds having long since surpassed the record, this is one of the great moments in American sports history, more than worth marking out with special… » 4/08/14 1:21pm 4/08/14 1:21pm

Here's Why You Should Be Excited About Billy Hamilton

Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton only played in 13 games with the big club after making his major-league debut in September last year, so you might not be very familiar with what kind of player he is. But Hamilton's a full-time starter this year, and last night he made a play that let us all know exactly what Billy… » 4/08/14 10:00am 4/08/14 10:00am