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This Is The Refusal Roberto Clemente Got When He Asked For A Raise

Following his 1959 season—his fifth full year in the bigs—Hall-of-Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente asked for a raise, to $23,000. GM Joe L. Brown, architect of those great Pirates teams of the ‘60s and ‘70s, replied with a letter politely but firmly telling Clemente that he wasn’t good enough. » 7/31/15 12:57pm Friday 12:57pm

The Cardinals' Charity Really Doesn't Want To Answer Our Questions

Here is a mystery: Cardinals Care, the official charity of the St. Louis Cardinals, is making hundreds of thousands of dollars in unusual payments to the St. Louis Cardinals every year. Presumably there’s some straightforward explanation for this, but we can’t tell you what it is, because Cardinals Care really doesn’t… » 7/31/15 12:48pm Friday 12:48pm

Mets Blow Game, Mets Grounds Crew Blows Rain Delay

Rain forced a 45-minute delay in Queens today as the Mets were an out away from finishing up a win over San Diego. That delay was lifted just long enough for Jeurys Familia to give up the lead thanks to a three-run Justin Upton homer—which forced a bottom of the ninth. Well, that bottom of the ninth will be awhile in… » 7/30/15 3:58pm Thursday 3:58pm

Padres Manager Pulled His Players To Screw With Everyone

With the MLB trade deadline tomorrow, fans are now on Early Exit Watch. Any player who leaves a game early will be considered to be involved in a trade, until proven otherwise. (Yesterday, the opposite happened.) When Justin Upton and Matt Kemp prematurely left Wednesday’s Padres game, the buzz started, but interim… » 7/30/15 3:25pm Thursday 3:25pm

Report: The Mets Backed Out Of The Carlos Gomez Trade Because Of Money

After everyone finally got clear of the #LOLMets Twitter storm that whipped up around last night’s botched trade between the Mets and Brewers, we were given what seemed like a reasonable explanation for why the deal fell apart: the Mets were worried about Carlos Gomez’s bum hip. But a new report claims the Mets may… » 7/30/15 12:32pm Thursday 12:32pm

Jenrry Mejia Popped For Steroids Again, Doesn't Bother With An Excuse

Mets closer Jenrry Mejia was suspended 80 games for testing positive for stanozolol in April. While he didn’t appeal his suspension, Mejia professed his innocence, releasing a statement that said in part “I can honestly say I have no idea how a banned substance ended up in my system.” » 7/28/15 11:43pm Tuesday 11:43pm

Mookie Betts's Tumbling Catch Results In A Homer After He Drops Ball

This is a pretty strange play right here. Tracking down a sixth inning bomb from Jose Abreu, Red Sox center fielder Mookie Betts made the catch on the warning track. With his momentum taking him into the wall, Betts decided to leap over it and tumble into the bullpen rather than ram into the wall at full speed.… » 7/28/15 9:45pm Tuesday 9:45pm