MLB Facing Lawsuit From Highest-Ranking Hispanic Woman In Management

Sylvia Lind, the director of baseball initiatives in the Office of the Commissioner, is suing Major League Baseball for what she claims to be two decades of discriminatory practices. Lind is the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in MLB's front office. The lawsuit names as defendants the league, commissioner Bud Selig and… » 12/13/14 4:41pm Saturday 4:41pm

Today, MLB's Owners Decide How To Wage War

MLB's 30 owners will meet in Baltimore today to elect the first new commissioner since Bud Selig took the reins in 1992—unless there is enough discord and politicking to prevent any candidate from receiving the required 23 votes. Which there almost certainly is! Today will see the first open, public battle in a… » 8/14/14 9:07am 8/14/14 9:07am

Major League Baseball's War On Drugs Is An Immoral Shitshow

Major league ballplayers should never have agreed to drug testing. They should have told any handwringing writer who had anything to say about it to fuck right off, and they should have said the same to any handwringing politician who wanted to do something about it. They should have made clear that they would go on… » 1/14/14 6:53pm 1/14/14 6:53pm

60 Minutes Presents The Case Against MLB

Not 36 hours after an arbitrator largely sided with MLB and pegged Alex Rodriguez's suspension at all of 2014, Bud Selig took a bizarre, televised victory lap. A double-length 60 Minutes segment that publicly (and for the very first time) laid out the evidence against A-Rod, featuring sit-down interviews with the… » 1/13/14 9:20am 1/13/14 9:20am

A-Rod Suspension: Where Does 162-Game Ban Come From?

With the news that Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension was reduced to 162 games by Fredric Horowitz, the independent arbitrator on MLB's three-person review panel, we are forced to once again ask where these numbers come from. Given the protocol outlined in the Joint Drug Agreement's PED section—50 games for a first… » 1/11/14 3:08pm 1/11/14 3:08pm

Report: A-Rod Suspended 162 Games, Will Continue Fight In Federal Court

Alex Rodriguez has been suspended 162 games and it comes as little surprise to anyone, including A-Rod. The suspension was reduced from the original 211 games handed down by Major League Baseball, but A-Rod is still unhappy and continues to blast Bud Selig and MLB's behavior in the Biogenesis investigation. » 1/11/14 12:06pm 1/11/14 12:06pm

Alex Rodriguez Blasts MLB In Surprise Interview With Mike Francesa

After angrily storming out of his arbitration hearing this morning, Alex Rodriguez took his case to a sympathetic ear: Mike Francesa. In an intense and resolute interview on WFAN this afternoon, Rodriguez assailed Major League Baseball's investigation, bemoaned a system set up against the players, and for the first… » 11/20/13 5:06pm 11/20/13 5:06pm

Bud Selig, The Commissioner Who Didn't Matter

There is a popular line of thinking among statistically minded baseball fans that declares the manager more or less irrelevant. In the course of 162 games, over tens of thousands of pitches, the impact of his strategic decision making is statistically negligible compared to the inherent quality of his players and… » 10/23/13 3:40pm 10/23/13 3:40pm