Ted Lilly Charged With Felony Insurance Fraud

Ted Lilly earned over $80 million in his baseball career, but that didn't stop him from trying to defraud Progressive Insurance out of $4,600, according to the California Department of Insurance. The Tribune in San Luis Obispo (Ca.) reports that Lilly was charged back in October with three felony counts of "filing a… » 1/24/15 3:10pm Saturday 3:10pm

A-Rod Turns To Unlikely Source To Assist His Comeback: Barry Bonds

At 39 and having missed the entire 2014 season due to suspension, Alex Rodriguez is attempting an improbable comeback. His skills were already rapidly declining in 2013—in 44 games he posted his lowest batting average and slugging percentage since 1995, and his fielding has been getting worse for half a decade… » 1/20/15 11:10pm Tuesday 11:10pm

Jeremy Giambi May Want To Crash On Your Couch, Just For The Night

MLB players Jason and Jeremy Giambi had their numbers retired Tuesday at South Hills High School, their old high school in California. The above photo, taken by Keith Birmingham of the Pasadena Star-News, shows (from left to right) Jason, former coach Jim Bastion, and Jeremy, looking like the alter ego in a Rob Lowe… » 1/14/15 5:35pm 1/14/15 5:35pm

Tall Grandpa Mark Hendrickson Is Trying A Comeback

Is there anything better than a good comeback attempt, especially one where everybody involved recognizes the minuscule chance of it being successful, yet wants to give it a shot anyway because what the hell, why not? Hope springs eternal in Orioles minicamp, where 40-year-old grandpa and former NBAer Mark Hendrickson… » 1/14/15 2:55pm 1/14/15 2:55pm

Don't Worry, The Diamondbacks Are Still Gritty As Hell

When the Arizona Diamondbacks cleaned house in the offseason, firing manager Kirk "The Grit Lord" Gibson and GM Kevin Towers, the schadenfreude-inclined baseball fan may have feared that the team's new regime would do away with the team's retrograde ethos—the one that made them think trading Justin Upton was a good… » 1/13/15 3:54pm 1/13/15 3:54pm

Mike Piazza Is The Only Hall-Of-Fame Question Mark Today

The Hall of Fame voting will be revealed at 2 p.m. EST today. From their showings on the ballots that have been publicly revealed, four players are almost certain to make it in; a whole mess are guaranteed to fall well short. There is only one borderline player, and he'll be the only remaining drama in the official… » 1/06/15 10:09am 1/06/15 10:09am

HOF Exit Polls Predict Five Players Will Enter Cooperstown

As in past years, the excellent folks behind the Baseball Hall of Fame Vote Tracker are taking note of every available Hall of Fame ballot—both publicly revealed and privately shared with the site—in an attempt to forecast who will make the cut when the official vote totals are announced tomorrow at 2 p.m. EST. » 1/05/15 12:35pm 1/05/15 12:35pm

Starlin Castro Arrested In DR After Nightclub Shooting [UPDATE]

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has been arrested after a nightclub shooting that left six people injured, according to a report from Dominican newspaper El Caribe. Castro's arrest comes three weeks after his agent said he had been cleared of involvement in a previous Dominican nightclub shooting. » 12/27/14 2:17pm 12/27/14 2:17pm