Angel Hernandez, a Cuban MLB umpire currently in his 24th year in the league, filed a lawsuit today in federal court saying that the league discriminated against him and other minority umpires on the basis of race.
Baseball is a wonderful sport where opposing teams club small white orbs to death and run around in their pajamas, and the only problem with it is that games are interminable. As you may recall, the seventh inning of Game 5 of the 2016 NLDS took approximately an hour and the entire game lasted close to five. Too long!…
Former Yankees manager Joe Torre, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame last month and will have his number retired by the Yankees tomorrow night, sat down for an interview with The New York Times. During the conversation, Torre was not shy about revealing personal details about his past.
La Russa, Cox, and Torre were all unanimously elected to Cooperstown by the 16-man Expansion Era committee. No one else on the ballot—not even Marvin Miller, who did more than any other person to make baseball what it is, received even six votes.
In 1996, Pat Jordan wrote a story on Joe Torre for the New York Times magazine. It wasn't a long profile or a particularly memorable one. By Pat's own admission, it is a minor piece. The story did not make the cut for a collection of Pat's sports writing that I edited; in fact, it didn't make the B-list. However, I…
From his classic memoir, A False Spring, here's Pat Jordan on his minor league encounter with Joe Torre.
A one-year-old baby boy in Brooklyn was saved from serious injury (or worse) after falling off a second-floor fire escape because he landed in the arms of Joe Torre's daughter. Cue the jokes from insufferable Yankees fans wondering if she can play first base.
Today, Friday, we find out if R.A. Dickey threw a no-hitter on Wednesday. The dissonance of that statement should itself tell you what the "right" answer is. A no-hitter is about the mounting pressure of the late innings, the superstitious avoidance of a pitcher in the dugout, the social aspect of calling and texting…
Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Torre steps back from policing beer in the clubhouse.
You already know the story of the Red Sox's epic collapse—an eight-and-a-half-game wild card lead, blown to bits, that 99.6 percent chance of making the playoffs, turned to zero. Now, according to pretty much every national baseball writer (Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal had it first last night), the Red Sox are going to…
Your p.m. roundup for Sept. 20, the day we found all your frat-party reunion needs in just one drugstore. Photo via SI Vault. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors.
Twenty-six years ago today, the Braves and the Padres decided to forgo their obligations of playing baseball and instead sporadically cleared their benches and punched each other in the face. It's one of the best baseball fights ever, if not the best.
Welcome to Great Moments in Drunken Hookup Failure, where we showcase four heartwarming true stories of drunken love gone horribly awry. Off we go.
Or was he super-angry because he just had four handfuls of Icy-Hot rubbed on his scrotum? You don't know for sure, Joe. [NYT]
"That's what I'd like to think that my reputation is — being honest. I don't really think, it certainly wasn't my intention to shock anybody with stuff in this book." [CNN]
After they gleefully picked apart "The Yankee Years" for some Bronx melodrama , the NY Post follows up their report by assembling various A-Rod supporters to stick up for their hypersensitive superstar.