How To Build A 21st-Century Bullpen With Failed Hitting Prospects And A Radar Gun

Earlier this month, Sean Doolittle made his major-league debut for the Oakland Athletics. It wasn't an obviously momentous event: The left-hander took the mound with two outs in the top of the fifth, with the A's trailing Texas 5-0. He struck out Nelson Cruz to end the inning, then pitched a perfect sixth, striking… »6/28/12 10:00am6/28/12 10:00am


How The Brewers' And Cardinals' Broadcast Crews Reacted To The Ryan Braun Plunking Last Night

The Cardinals plunked the Brewers with a couple clauses of baseball's unwritten rules in an 8-7, extra-inning win last night. After Albert Pujols was hit in the hand by an errant Takashi Saito pitch in the top of the seventh, Cards pitcher Jason Motte twice threw at Ryan Braun, connecting on the second attempt with… »8/03/11 7:53pm8/03/11 7:53pm