Joe Girardi Says Rays Pitchers Aren't Good Enough To Safely Pitch Inside

The race for third place in the AL East is a snippy one, with the Ray's honoring Derek Jeter before last night's game, then clipping him with a fastball in on the hands. Afterward Joe Girardi blasted the Rays for hitting so many Yankees batters recently, but with a twist: instead of accusing them of doing it… »9/17/14 3:30pm9/17/14 3:30pm

"My Pitcher Is Terrible, My Bullpen Can't Get Anybody Out": What Managers Really Yell About While Arguing With Umpires

For a sport with so many supposed "unwritten rules," baseball sure has a lot of written ones. But the official rulebook is much like the U.S. Constitution: remarkably broad, and designed to allow arbiters to interpret what's in there. One instance that allows for wide latitude is what constitutes an ejectable offense.… »12/17/12 12:40pm12/17/12 12:40pm

Joe Maddon Vs. Davey Johnson Is A Great Old Man Fight

"The most boring ejection in baseball history?" No way, man. Davey Johnson and Joe Maddon, two feisty and erudite managers representing the oldest of old and newest of new schools, have moved into their second day of sniping after Johnson alerted the umps to some pine tar on Joel Peralta's glove. These are angry men,… »6/20/12 7:10pm6/20/12 7:10pm