Man Accused Of Stealing Mascot Costume And Partying: "I Was Ragin' Dude"

Police arrested a North Carolina man last Sunday after he allegedly stole a minor league baseball team’s mascot costume and partied around Charlotte while wearing it. The mugshot and mullet of Joe Gillespie, who was charged with possession of stolen property and possession of marijuana, contained so much mystery, but… »9/30/15 1:24pm9/30/15 1:24pm

Here's Will Ferrell's At-Bat In Ferrell Takes The Field, Which Was A Drag Otherwise

Spoiler Alert: They don’t really let Will Ferrell pitch in Ferrell Takes the Field, his stunt HBO doc where he plays every position (plus designated hitter) for 10 different MLB teams during one day of 2015 spring training action in Arizona. No, in his 90-second stint with the Dodgers, he throws one quote-unquote… »9/14/15 10:30am9/14/15 10:30am

Bat Fetching Sports Dog Retires After 649 Consecutive Games

All dogs are good dogs. This is objective fact and I will not hear any arguments against it. But some dogs, like Miss Babe Ruth of Greensboro, N.C., are better dogs. Since she was a nine-month-old puppy, the black labrador retriever has worked for the Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers, living up to her breed’s namesake… »8/30/15 11:55am8/30/15 11:55am

Minor League Team Finally Explains Why It Apologized For Corey Feldman

Minor league promotions are a mixed bag. For every gloriously bizarre event like “bring your badger to the ballpark” or whatever, there’s a 4-H Night or a grass giveaway or a sad appearance by a washed-up celebrity. Sunday’s appearance by Corey Feldman at the State College (Penn.) Spikes appeared to fall into the… »7/22/15 9:20am7/22/15 9:20am

Utah Minor League Team Cancels Planned "Caucasian Heritage Night"

The Orem Owlz canceled a planned “Caucasian Heritage Night” after the Angels’ Rookie League affiliate found itself in the center of controversy over the ill-chosen promotion. The team’s media director also resigned as a result of the backlash. The team offered this attempt to explain the promotion: »6/20/15 11:19am6/20/15 11:19am

Crazy Minor League Manager Throws Another Patented On-Field Tantrum

Frisco RoughRiders manager Joe Mikulik is no stranger to the in-game meltdown; his name first appeared in these pages nine years ago en route to a SHOTY nomination; a more recent tantrum a year ago also earned our admiration. So while it’s no surprise Mikulik exploded Saturday night after umpire Bryan Fields ejected… »4/13/15 10:45am4/13/15 10:45am