Tracy McGrady's Professional Baseball Debut Did Not Go Well

Former NBA star Tracy McGrady made his debut on the mound with the Sugar Land Skeeters tonight, and left it 1.2 innings later with a 10.80 ERA. We've compiled the "highlights." » 5/10/14 11:49pm 5/10/14 11:49pm

Work In Professional Baseball! (As The Dunk Tank Dude For An…

The Long Island Ducks are hiring! Have you always dreamed of working alongside such luminaries as Dontrelle Willis, Ramon Castro, Ian Snell, and Josh Barfield? Of course you have. Stupid question, sorry. » 5/21/13 5:09pm 5/21/13 5:09pm

Who Is The Blurry Guy In This Photo, And Why Did Manny Ramirez Steal…

After Roger Clemens's first start in the Atlantic League, the Associated Press sent across the wires a photo of him in the middle of his lumpy follow-through, pitching to an out-of-focus batter at the plate. The Hall of Famer, of course, had dropped in to pitch for the Sugar Land Skeeters; his opponents that day were… » 9/19/12 10:00am 9/19/12 10:00am

Roger Clemens Is Going To Play Professional Baseball Again

Roger Clemens hasn't pitched since 2007. Probably because he's old and fat and toxic. But just two months removed from a pointless perjury trial, Clemens thinks he still has enough in the tank to take the mound—and the Sugar Land Skeeters think he's enough of a draw to offer a contract. » 8/20/12 1:55pm 8/20/12 1:55pm

Baseball Game Delayed While Repo Men Attempt To Collect Bats, Gloves,…

The Worcester Tornadoes, of the independent Can-Am league, couldn't throw the first pitch of last night's game at 7 p.m., as scheduled. They were too busy dealing with police constables sent to enforce a court order to confiscate the team's equipment.

Enterprise Cleaning Co. has cleaned clubhouses, concourses and… » 8/14/12 3:05pm 8/14/12 3:05pm

Minor League Team To Hold "Atheist Night"

We've got a whole tagpage of oddball promotions by the independent St. Paul Saints, but this is probably the first one that runs the risk of excommunication. It's not called Atheist Night—it's actually called "A Night of Unbelievable Fun"—but when the Amarillo Sox come to town next month, the home team will be, for a… » 7/13/12 9:50am 7/13/12 9:50am

Down And Out In Baseball's Indie Leagues; Or, What Made Tommy John Want…

A dispatch from our correspondent with the Bridgeport Bluefish, an unaffiliated team in the Atlantic League. » 5/09/12 11:25am 5/09/12 11:25am

You Can Now Buy The Amarillo Sox Mascot That Had A Huge Erection

The Amarillo Sox Sock had one priapic night in the spotlight, before being consigned to the bottom of the hamper of history. Now the independent league Sox are auctioning off the outfit, presumably for use in sex pervert games, with all proceeds going to charity. [eBay] » 9/15/11 3:15pm 9/15/11 3:15pm

Wally Backman Verbally Assaults His Team, Part 158

Wally's back, thanks to the creators of Playing For Peanuts, who sent over this clip of the former Mets player (then manager of the South Georgia Peanuts, currently manager of the Binghamton Mets) sharing his thoughts with his team after a loss. One thing we've certainly learned this week: Wally likes his F-bombs. » 4/14/11 2:05pm 4/14/11 2:05pm

Wally Backman Verbally Assaults An Umpire, Part 79

Former major leaguer Willy Backman knows how to curse in an umpire's face. He's extraordinarily well-versed in the F-bomb. Backman was recently hired as the manager for the AA Binghamton Mets, but a clip from a documentary series about independent minor league baseball called "Playing for Peanuts" just saw internet… » 4/12/11 3:40pm 4/12/11 3:40pm