Hanley Ramirez Had A Real Shit Day At The Office Yesterday

Based on the box score from yesterday's game agains the Cardinals, it looks like Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez had himself a perfectly fine game. He got on base four times in five at-bats, didn't strike out, and scored a run for his team. Lost in those numbers, though, is the fact that Ramirez twice got on base… » 7/21/14 9:46am Monday 9:46am

Wily Mo Peña Hits Massive Home Run In Japanese All-Star Game

Wily Mo Peña has been playing in Japan since 2011 and represented the Orix Buffaloes for the Pacific League in this year's All-Star Game, played Saturday at Koshien Stadium. Peña smoked the first pitch he saw from Hanshin Tigers 20-year-old pitcher Shintaro Fujinami and damn near hit it out of the stadium. » 7/19/14 2:36pm Saturday 2:36pm

The Astros Are Trying To Dick Draft Picks Out Of Their Money

The Astros selected high school pitcher Brady Aiken with the first overall pick in this year's amateur draft, and quickly came to a verbal agreement that would pay Aiken a $6.5 million bonus, a notch down from the $7.9 million slot value that was assigned the No. 1 pick. But now the Astros are trying to wriggle out of… » 7/15/14 11:58am 7/15/14 11:58am

Watch This Botched Baseball Slide In Agonizing Slow-Mo

Baseball players: Do not slide like Lotte Giants infielder Hwang Jae-Gyun did into third base. This is not how to slide. Not only will you wreck your face, but you likely won't get to the bag in time anyway, and then you'll lay in the dirt, wondering where it all went wrong. (It all went wrong when you slid poorly.) » 7/10/14 5:00pm 7/10/14 5:00pm

Sexologists Masters And Johnson Were Cardinals Fans. Duh.

"Particularly for young people," Thomas Maier noted in a recent essay, "unaware of Masters and Johnson, it's difficult to appreciate how much has changed between the mid-'60s and today. But at the time they were becoming famous, the couples' graphs, charts and photos of human sexual response—learning how the body… » 7/09/14 2:32pm 7/09/14 2:32pm

Bronson Arroyo Was About As Pretty OK, I Guess, As Anyone Ever

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Bronson Arroyo announced on Monday that he will be undergoing Tommy John surgery to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The news that a 37-year-old pitcher who has never really warranted a descriptor any more generous than "OK" is out for the foreseeable future… » 7/08/14 2:11pm 7/08/14 2:11pm

The "Average Professional Baseball Player" Who Changed Sportswriting

Jim Brosnan, the pitcher whose book about his 1959 season offered an uncommonly candid look at life within baseball, died last month at the age of 84. In 2007, Brosnan was inducted into the Baseball Reliquary's Shrine of the Eternals. Writer John Schulian gave the following speech on Brosnan's behalf. » 7/07/14 5:55pm 7/07/14 5:55pm

If Ted Kluszewski's Guns Could Speak . . .

Theodore Bernard "Big Klu" Kluszewski played in the majors for two decades, more than half of those years with the Reds. He was big — well over 6 feet and around 230 pounds, give or take — and he was strong. Like, Harmon Killebrew meets Joe Adcock by way of Josh Gibson strong. He wasn't Hall of Fame caliber, but for… » 7/01/14 1:29pm 7/01/14 1:29pm