Masahiro Tanaka And His Splitter Are Not Fucking Around

In the third start of his major-league career, Masahiro Tanaka struck out 10 Cubs in eight innings. In each of his two previous starts, he pitched seven innings, striking out eight batters against the Blue Jays and 10 batters against the Orioles. That's 28 strikeouts in 22 innings for the 25-year-old Japanese import,… » 4/17/14 11:03am Today 11:03am

Lorde Finally Met George Brett

We learned last year that Lorde's star-making single "Royals" was inspired by this 1976 photo of George Brett. Worlds re-collided in Las Vegas last night, where Lorde's camp had invited Brett to come hang out before her show. » 4/16/14 9:37am Yesterday 9:37am

Yasiel Puig's Defection Story Is Crazier Than You Could Imagine

Over at Los Angeles Magazine, Jesse Katz has a story in which he attempts to reconstruct Yasiel Puig's journey from Cuba to the major leagues, which you should absolutely make some time to read in full. It's a great story full of scenes that feel ripped straight from a screenplay, but above all it reveals that Puig's… » 4/14/14 12:09pm Monday 12:09pm

Orioles Ball Girl Ignores Umpire, Fields Live Baseball

We understand the role of ball boys/girls when it comes to protecting bullpens from foul balls, and occasionally they make highlight plays. But they sure do screw up a bunch, and today a ball girl in Baltimore committed the ultimate sin by ignoring the third base umpire's fair signal and fielding a live baseball as… » 4/13/14 2:50pm Sunday 2:50pm