The Cubs' 400-Pound Wrigley Cake Is Sitting In A Dumpster Right Now

To celebrate Wrigley Field's 100th birthday yesterday, the Cubs commissioned "The Edible Confines," a 5'x5', 400-pound cake version of Wrigley. It took four bakers six days to make. It took one day to be unceremoniously trashed, much like a century's worth of Cubs fans' hopes and dreams. » 4/24/14 2:31pm 47 minutes ago

Pine Tar Should Be Fully Legal, And Baseball Is Still Fucking Insane

As you might know, Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda got booted from a game last night for rocking a swatch of pine tar on the back of his neck, in full view of everyone. The weird thing is that it wasn't the fact that Pineda used pine tar that got everyone pissy, but the fact that he did it so blatantly, at least… » 4/24/14 12:14pm Today 12:14pm

How To Cheat, Do Drugs, And Succeed At Baseball, By Dock Ellis

We're big fans of Dock Ellis, obviously, so we enjoyed this latest animated short, narrated by the man himself and excerpted from Donnell Alexander's Beyond Ellis D. Honestly, listening to Dock Ellis talk about drugs, cheating, and Gaylord Perry is almost as much fun as listening to Vin Scully talk about anything. » 4/24/14 11:44am Today 11:44am

Which MLB Teams Does Your Town Root For? NYT Interactive Has Answers

Last month, when we showed you the most accurate map of MLB fandom, it was the most accurate in that it was based on the most accurate data. In the time since, the New York Times has gotten its hands on that data and made this interactive, which is awesome. » 4/24/14 9:04am Today 9:04am

Twins Player Hits Homer While His Mom Is Interviewed On TV

It was the best sequence of events. Silvana Colabello, mother of Twins player Chris Colabello, was being interviewed by Fox Sports North in the fourth inning of tonight's Twins-Rays game while her son was at the plate. Then, Chris hit a two-run home run. To top it all off, today was her birthday. Silvana was delighted, … » 4/23/14 9:16pm Yesterday 9:16pm

Michael Pineda Again Isn't Discreet About His Pine Tar, Gets Ejected

The last time Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda faced the Red Sox—on April 10—he clearly had pine tar on his hand. No one on the Red Sox brought it up, and the Yankees won. Tonight, Pineda again used pine tar, slapping on his neck before the second inning. Red Sox manager John Farrell spoke up this time. » 4/23/14 8:30pm Yesterday 8:30pm

Cubs Fan Does On Camera What TV Has Been Doing To The Cubs All Day

While WGN's reporter talked about Wrigley Field's centennial birthday, a guy in the background channeled Julian Dalrymple for a brief second. Go Cubs go! (They lost.) » 4/23/14 7:36pm Yesterday 7:36pm

Cubs Pretend Their History Doesn't Include Sammy Sosa

Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary was attended by Cubs players across the generations, from Ernie Banks to Fergie Jenkins to Milt Pappas to Gary Matthews to Lee Smith to Andre Dawson to Ryan freaking Dempster, but noticeable by his absence was Chicago's best, most loved, and most important player of the last 30 years. » 4/23/14 5:13pm Yesterday 5:13pm

Holy Shit, The Marlins And Braves Cannot Stop Striking Each Other Out

Remember last night, when the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins combined to strike out 28 times, a thing that had never before occurred in the modern era? Well, those crazy free-swingers went and did the exact same thing today, and they didn't even need a full nine innings to do it this time. » 4/23/14 4:23pm Yesterday 4:23pm

Matt Harvey Tweets Bird-Flipping Picture, Immediately Deletes Account

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey tweeted out this picture today as a way to mark the six-month anniversary of his Tommy John surgery. It's a silly and harmless picture, but Harvey, or someone within the Mets organization, thought that its existence was offensive enough to warrant Harvey deleting his entire Twitter account.… » 4/22/14 1:18pm Tuesday 1:18pm