Just what the hell is this?
Just what the hell is this?
ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling wasn’t sure if he was going to continue to be an ESPN baseball analyst when he donated $250 to Ben Carson’s campaign, according to a Federal Election Commission filing acquired by Tom Kludt of CNN.
MLB player Delmon Young, who last played for the Orioles in 2015, allegedly fought with a valet attendant and called him a “Latin piece of shit” Sunday night in Miami, according to a Miami PD report.
The era of the sliding pit is officially over. The Toronto Blue Jays, the last team in baseball to feature an artificial infield with dirt sliding pits around each base, have announced that they will install a real dirt infield before next season.
The owners of the New York Mets are no strangers to financial calamity. After losing $550 million in Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme and paying out $80 million to settle a lawsuit claiming they were in on the scheme, Fred and Jeff Wilpon managed to keep their team by taking out loans and slashing payroll.
Baltimore Orioles prospect Ramon Ramirez died yesterday near his hometown of La Romana, Dominican Republic after a motorcycle accident. He was 23 years old.
Today, Fox Sports published an article about how the 2015 Royals are “one of the worst AL teams” to win a World Series since 2000. One could make this oddly specific claim, provided one had stats and evidence to back it up. The article, however, had a list of batting averages. That was it.
Did you know the MySpace guy is rich as hell? “Nah,” you’re probably saying right now, “MySpace sucks and nobody uses it. That dude must be broke.” Wrong! You see, MySpace Tom sold out at the right time.
Hold on to your batting helmets: what looked like a surge in momentum for the National League to adopt the designated hitter, perhaps even as soon as 2017, turned out to be a little premature. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said yesterday that everyone got a little too excited, and that NL pitchers will be hitting “for…
Earlier this month, former Cardinals scouting director Christopher Correa plead guilty to five counts of unauthorized access to a computer for hacking the Houston Astros database. Unsealed federal documents revealed that Correa used an old password to look at confidential information, including scouting reports and…
Prosecutors have declined to bring charges against now-Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman for his actions the night he was accused of choking his girlfriend and firing eight gunshots inside his garage, the Broward State Attorney’s Office announced today. The office also released a closeout memo, written by the assistant…
Major League Baseball’s antiquated blackout rules were rewritten Tuesday, after the league reached an agreement in a class action lawsuit that alleged collusion between teams and television networks in erecting boundaries around where certain games could be aired. The settlement resulted from a number of…
Charges against former Cardinals scouting director Christopher Correa were unsealed today in federal court in Houston, finally outlining exactly how the best hacking in baseball happened, at least according to the feds. The information document was filed Dec. 22 but remained under seal until this afternoon, when…
Mike Piazza was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday, so today seems like a good time to pay homage to one of baseball’s finest dinger artists.
Roger Clemens and Roy Halladay were teammates for one month, when Halladay was first called up to Toronto as a rookie at the end of 1998. They did not, it seems, become fast friends.
Jack O’Connell might have the coolest job in the world. As secretary/treasurer of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, I’m sure he’s got to do some boring clerical stuff. But once a year, he gets to call up the greatest baseball players who ever lived. And he’s always the bearer of good news.
The greatest hitter and pitcher of their generation were once again shut out of Cooperstown, thanks to the petty, sanctimonious, grudge-holding members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr. did make it in, though, and they were pretty great ballplayers.
Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman have each sued Al Jazeera America, reporter Deborah Davies, and hurdler Liam James Collins today in federal court for Al Jazeera’s report on athletes and doping, which included both baseball players. In their lawsuits, Zimmerman and Howard both claim one count of libel and one count of…