MLB Umpires Reverse Blown Call, World Does Not Collapse On Itself

For about 5 seconds last night, the bottom of the seventh in the Indians-Rays game was over. Tampa Bay was trotting into the dugout after getting the benefit of a blown call on a bobbled ball at first by Carlos Pena. Then something crazy happened. » 7/08/12 10:49am 7/08/12 10:49am

MLB Pitcher Suspensions: Embarrassing, Or Just Useless?

Benches cleared twice in Kansas City on Saturday, with Jonathan Sanchez hitting Shin-Soo Choo, and Indians starter Jeanmar Gomez leading off the next half-inning by drilling Mike Moustakas in the lower back. There was the requisite pushing and shoving and tough talking, and the Indians won in extra innings, and… » 4/19/12 9:35am 4/19/12 9:35am

Cedric Benson Wins The Weekend

In sports, everybody is a winner-some people just win better than others. Like Cedric Benson, who won the weekend by making the Chicago Bears look foolish. Granted, he's not the first. » 10/26/09 10:30am 10/26/09 10:30am

The 2009 Washington Nationals: A Season Of Bigger Failure

Despite appearances, the New York Mets are not baseball's worst team. That honor belongs to the Washington Nationals, a organization whose legendary incompetence should be memorialized on the marble arches of the great city that wishes they played elsewhere. » 9/17/09 4:45pm 9/17/09 4:45pm

Nationals Fire Manager To Cap Most Ridiculous First-Half Ever

In the least surprising firing of ever, Manny Acta is done as the Washington Nationals manager—but will they continue to fail in even more remarkable and outlandish ways in the second half? Or will they just merely suck? » 7/13/09 11:45am 7/13/09 11:45am

Exit Music For An Acta

SI.com reports Manny Acta's time managing the Washington Natinals will be over soon. President Stan Kasten won't confirm or deny that report, only saying that he's "perplexed" by the abysmal 16-43 record, which probably means he's done. » 6/14/09 12:12pm 6/14/09 12:12pm

Elijah Dukes Has Been Quiet Long Enough

Last week, Elijah Dukes hit a walk-off two-run homer to beat the Cardinals in the second game of a doubleheader. (It really was an awesome game.) Elijah, as Elijah is wont to do, celebrated a bit too vigorously, upsetting an umpire and his manager, Manny Acta. Thus was the fuse lit. » 6/11/08 11:40am 6/11/08 11:40am

Pope Benedict XVI Needs To Borrow Your Cup

Close observers of the Catholic religion know that the Pope will always come up throwing after a diving catch; unless it's the final out of an inning, of course. In that case, His Most Holy Father will make sure that the umpire sees the ball in his mitt. Another Papal web gem! I can't count the number of times the… » 4/18/08 11:40am 4/18/08 11:40am