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Reminder: Paul Goldschmidt Is Very Good

There’s a good chance you haven’t seen much of Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt over the last few seasons, despite the fact that he’s one of the best hitters in baseball. If Goldschmidt’s in your blindspot, don’t feel too bad, that’s just what happens when a guy plays in Arizona for a team that has not been… » 8/27/15 10:38am Thursday 10:38am

Don Orsillo Was At His Best When The Red Sox Were Boring

Longtime Red Sox play-by-play man Don Orsillo is reportedly leaving NESN at the end of season. His contract is up and NESN’s higher-ups don’t seem to enjoy him. The company also mandated that announcers had to take days off, which reportedly didn’t sit well with Orsillo. Hopefully, he’ll move on to bigger and better… » 8/25/15 4:58pm Tuesday 4:58pm

Six Memes That I Swear Curt Schilling Shared To His Facebook Page

Curt Schilling’s Facebook page shares a lot of memes. Curt loves memes. Excluding the greatness that was the “Muslims are basically Nazis” sentiment, we wanted to highlight six memes that really stood out for their hot truths. A note: All of these were shared in the past three weeks and we really don’t have the heart… » 8/25/15 1:17pm Tuesday 1:17pm

Pablo Sandoval Makes Great, Hilarious Catch

Pablo Sandoval is having a pretty terrible year, which is sad because he’s one of my favorite players in the league. When he’s good, he’s a slapstick artist who just happens to be blessed with the ability to sock dingers and play a slick third base. Anyway, given how bad he’s been this year, it was nice to see a flash… » 8/25/15 10:04am Tuesday 10:04am

The Mets Are Homering For Fun, And Probably Going To Make The Playoffs

We’re used to writing about the Mets for other reasons around here, so please forgive me if I make any mistakes while trying to play this one straight, but the Mets offense absolutely went bonkers Monday night, and it increasingly looks like they are going to skate right into the playoffs. » 8/25/15 2:03am Tuesday 2:03am

Madison Bumgarner Cannot Stop Hitting Home Runs

Last night Madison Bumgarner won his 15th game, good for a tie with Jake Arrieta atop the National League. Perhaps more impressively, he took Jeff Locke deep in the second inning. His two-run dinger made the difference in the Giants 6-4 win, and at 415 feet, was longer than debutante Marlon Byrd’s homer in the first. » 8/22/15 2:06pm 8/22/15 2:06pm

MLB Announces Domestic-Violence Policy

MLB and the players’ union today released the details of a joint policy on players accused of domestic violence. We’re on record as saying this stuff is well beyond the ability of pro sports leagues to properly address, and that any attempt to preempt the legal system is about concern with optics instead of justice.… » 8/21/15 4:56pm 8/21/15 4:56pm

Reds' Jason Bourgeois Forgets Infield Fly Rule, Strolls Into Double Play

I’ve got nothing but sympathy for Cincinnati outfielder Jason Bourgeois, who killed a potential Reds rally by needlessly breaking for home when he could have stayed safely at third. I know the infield fly rule by heart—and I’d bet Borgeoius does too—but it’s invoked so infrequently, and clashes so strongly with your… » 8/20/15 11:20am 8/20/15 11:20am