Oscar Taveras' Family Posts Photos Of Fan Tributes To Him On Twitter

One of the weird things about the 21st century is what happens to people's social media presence when they die. Facebook pages turn into these sort of weird/morbid/beautiful virtual shrines, places where even years later people go to post and publicly process their loss. Twitter accounts just sort of linger, no longer… » 11/21/14 12:12am Friday 12:12am

Reggie Jackson's Third-Person Apology For Harassing A Female Beat Writer

Vice Sports has a very good profile of Lisa Saxon, who in the 1980s became one of the first female sportswriters on an MLB beat. The harassment—verbal, mental, and physical—that she dealt with was hellish, but at least she was able to achieve to a sort of peace with one of her chief tormentors, Reggie Jackson. » 11/17/14 12:35pm 11/17/14 12:35pm

MLB All-Stars No-Hit In Japan, Robinson Canó Fractures Toe

Major League Baseball is back to sending a team to Japan to play in a biennial exhibition series—after an eight year layoff because of the World Baseball Classic—and things aren't going too swell for the MLB All-Stars. They lost their first two games of the best-of-five series 2-0 and 8-4, and early this morning were… » 11/15/14 12:29pm 11/15/14 12:29pm

Report: Scott Boras Came Up With A Wacky PED Excuse For Manny Ramirez

Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch reportedly told DEA agents that agent Scott Boras discussed falsifying medical records and came up with a cover story to explain away client Manny Ramirez's 2009 failed drug test. That cover story? Mistaking testosterone cream for aftershave lotion, which is totally a thing that happens. » 11/14/14 4:43pm 11/14/14 4:43pm

MLB Tipped Off The Feds About Biogenesis

In its pursuit of PED-using players, MLB worked more closely with federal agents than anyone realized, according to new documents obtained by Newsday. They show that it was MLB that first informed the DEA about Biogenesis, even as the league sought to protect clinic owner Tony Bosch so his evidence could be used to… » 11/14/14 10:14am 11/14/14 10:14am

Clayton Kershaw Is Great. But Pedro Martinez Was More Dominant.

When Clayton Kershaw is inducted into the Hall of Fame some day, we may well look back on this year as his best. For most batters, their only hope of hitting him this season was to swing at the first pitch hoping for a fastball. As ridiculous as his numbers are, though—a 21-3 record with a 1.77 ERA and 239 strikeouts… » 11/13/14 3:37pm 11/13/14 3:37pm

Alex Rodriguez Peed On My Floor, Says Wife Of A-Rod's Cousin

We can't be much clearer than that headline. Carmen Sucart, wife of A-Rod's cousin Yuri, says a few years back, Rodriguez once came to the Sucarts' house (that A-Rod gave to them) and threatened them to keep their mouths shut about his performance-enhancing drug use. Then, he peed on the floor as a message. » 11/06/14 1:52pm 11/06/14 1:52pm

A-Rod Snitched On A-Rod During Meeting With DEA

Ever since getting popped with a 162-game performance enhancing drug suspension based on information that MLB obtained by strong-arming Miami steroid peddler Anthony Bosch, Alex Rodriguez has denied ever taking performance enhancing drugs. Now, thanks to documents obtained by the Miami Herald, we know for certain that… » 11/05/14 11:09am 11/05/14 11:09am

The Phillies Would Love To Trade Ryan Howard

GM Ruben Amaro took two major actions at Philadelphia's organizational meetings last week. One was to distribute to all baseball personnel a handbook titled "The Phillies Way." (Do not attempt to actually read "The Phillies Way." It'll be like opening the Ark of the Covenant and your face will melt or explode.) The… » 11/04/14 2:22pm 11/04/14 2:22pm