What separates man from beast? Humans are weak-skinned bipeds, but our great advantage in this life is our bigass brains. We build. To engineer is human. That’s how we survived in the jungles and took over this planet. Read one way, the story of human history is a long, inexorable march towards the construction of…
Major League Baseball is apparently all about fun and mischief tonight, as another NL second baseman tricked a baserunner with a deke. Daniel Murphy got Yoenis Cespedes with a fake throw earlier tonight, and Brandon Phillips caught Juan Uribe loafing off second base with his empty glove. Poor Uribe had to take a deep…
You ready for some grim baseball, my friends? Then let me tell you about Steve Delabar, the Reds reliever who walked four straight batters with the bases loaded last night.
Rajai Davis took on the role of a one-man defensive disaster in the second inning of his team’s game against the Mets today. Here’s the Cleveland outfielder’s struggles with the sun, as called wonderfully by Mets Spanish-language announcers on WEPN radio. Baseball’s rules being what they are, neither play was ruled an…
The Tampa Bay Rays still have dumb catwalks at the top of their dumb stadium, and they still occasionally wreak havoc on high fly balls. During last night’s game against the Indians, one catwalk prevented shortstop Francisco Lindor from catching a foul ball with two outs in the ninth inning.
Until today, I had never heard of a pull-down, a baseball drill in which one crow hops towards a target and then unleashes a fastball from about 30 feet away. It looks like a hell of a lot of fun, though.
You had one job.
It definitely ain’t over ‘til it’s over. The 116-win 2001 Seattle Mariners were one of the greatest teams, in any sport, to not win a championship. Led by Lou Piniella, the team was built for success: they boasted great pitching, an impeccable knack for getting on base (their .360 OBP was the highest in the majors), a
Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer had some fun last night with his rare opportunity to make some plate appearances, and made the most of his third trip to the plate in Pittsburgh by mimicking three of his teammates’ batting stances: Mike Aviles, Jason Kipnis, and Ryan Raburn. How well did he do? We placed them side-by-side…
This Sunday, I bought a box of popsicles and ended up eating six of them that night, which seemed like overkill at the time. Indians manager Terry Francona made me feel better when he revealed he ate 17 in one night.
I dunno, man. There’s nothing in this world more obnoxious than a young boy. Positive reinforcement in form of a bunch of free swag is just going to make this worse.
Last night, I knew how it was going to end before Game 6 even began. I’m from northeast Ohio.
Indians slugger Brandon Moss’s solo home run, in the fourth inning of Cleveland’s 2-1 win in Kansas City, was the 100th of his career. Naturally, he wanted to hang on to it. Unfortunately for Moss, the ball didn’t land in the stands, where it could be collected by a fan and be negotiated for in good faith. It ended up…
Chris Sale and Corey Kluber pitched against each other last night, and they each turned in performances that lived up to the Best Pitching Matchup of The Week billing that games featuring two great starters always get but often fail to live up to. In fact, Kluber vs. Sale represented everything that is great about…
Corey Kluber was a very good pitcher last year. So good, in fact, that he won the American League Cy Young award, narrowly edging out Felix Hernandez. This season, though, has been a very different story.
Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer is fairly active on Twitter, and fans who tweet questions at him often get responses. Yesterday, one fan asked Bauer what he probably thought was a pretty innocent question until he got an eight-tweet rant in response.
Nick Swisher underwent surgeries on both knees today. The Indians owe him $15 million a year for the next two seasons.
Someone threw a ball onto the field in Cleveland tonight at the same moment Yan Gomes had just slapped the real, live, ball against the wall in right field. Jay Bruce fielded the true ball and threw it to the cutoff man, but the imposter ball was already making its way to the infield.