The members of Puerto Rico’s baseball team dyed their hair blond for the World Baseball Classic, and as they’ve advanced through the tournament, the people of Puerto Rico have been catching on to the trend. In fact, “Team Rubio” has inspired so many Puerto Ricans to go platinum, the island is running out of hair dye,…
Astros designated hitter Carlos Beltran has been raking at the Word Baseball Classic, and he’s also gotten a head start on his Scott Steiner Halloween costume.
It’s got to be the single most famous baseball play in which a hitter didn’t take the bat off his shoulder. Oct. 19, 2006, bottom of the ninth, two outs, bases loaded, the Cardinals clinging to a two-run lead in Game 7 of the NLCS, and the Mets’ most feared hitter at the plate. Baseball drama doesn’t get much higher,…
The MLB trade deadline has come and gone, and although news of more deals could trickle in over the next few hours, I think it’s safe to say that the hot fucking stove was only moderately hot today. Look, my hand is on the stove right now. It’s right there on the burner. What do I feel? It’s not cold, but I’m not in…
For the first time this season, MLB is mandating that all clubs have full-time Spanish translators. Previously, teams had hired translators on an ad hoc basis, or informally used bilingual coaches and teammates to help young Latin players navigate interviews and interactions.
The Yankees signed Carlos Beltran to a three-year, $45 million deal. Beltran, still willing to cut the Yankees a break, reportedly took $3 million less to sign with New York. In exchange, the Yankees had to budge from the two-year contract they preferred. Who knows if the Yankees are done; according to the Daily News…
With the Diamondbacks and Braves gone golfing, who will make sure the game is played the right way? Worry not, the Cardinals are here to bitch about a pair of Dodger celebrations.
This is your signature play of the NLCS, if there can be a signature play one game in. It's got everything though, athleticism, grit and the human element. All combined for a fascinating play that resulted in just one crummy out.
Carlos Beltran hit the 16th postseason home run of his career yesterday, passing Babe Ruth on the career postseason home run list. If you've watched playoff baseball over the last decade you know all about Beltran's surreal ability to come up big in October, but there probably aren't that many casual fans who blurt…
Ah yes, the old 9-3 in the scorecard (or the incongruous "J. Beckett grounded out to right" in the play-by-play).
Late last night, a reader pointed us to a Carlos Beltran tweet, the latest in a series of strange tweets from the resurgent Cardinals outfielder. And it was pretty odd: "I hope you have enjoyed chewing gum today." A nice sentiment, to be sure. We at Deadspin certainly hope you have enjoyed chewing gum today, if…
Cardinals outfield Carlos Beltrán may rank sixth in extra-base hits among active players, but he clearly thinks he's #1 at something—as his use of nonverbals at today's Braves-Cardinals game displayed. (Enjoy the SportSouth crew fumbling to cover for the extended middle finger.)
Remember a few hours ago when we were reliving the embarrassment of the first Mets spring training, glancing over our shoulders, marveling at how far we had come, how professional things are now?
Your roundup of all the hottest hot-stove items of the day (and whatever shit Ken Rosenthal is throwing against the wall.) This is ... HOT FUCKING STOVE!!
Carlos Beltran was not a New York Met. I don't mean this literally — Beltran's Mets career spanned six and a half seasons, from 2005 until yesterday. He was with the Mets almost exactly as long as Keith Hernandez was, and longer than Reggie Jackson was with the Yankees.
Any of you know what the hell this means? Backward, defeatist: these are your New York Mets, with their fearless skipper leading the charge.
Listen, Chase Utley's Friday Night Slide into Ruben Tejada (video here) was a little over-the-top; not just because the Mets are as harmful a foe as a bike helmet, but because he went behind the bag at 'em.
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