August Sucks—The NBA Or NHL Playoffs Should Move There

In non-Olympic years, there's no wider chasm of utter sports emptiness than late July and August. NBA and NHL free agency have pretty much wrapped up, and most NFL "news" involves players describing the best shape of their lives. Thankfully, football and European soccer are just about back, but for a very long stretch… » 8/28/14 1:01pm Yesterday 1:01pm

Madison Bumgarner And His Fastball Are Unstoppable

Last night, Madison Bumgarner was about as perfect as one can be without actually pitching a perfect game. In nine innings against the suck-ass Rockies, Bumgarner allowed one hit and struck out 13 batters while throwing just 103 pitches. And he did it by adhering to a very simple formula: Throw a lot of strikes, and… » 8/27/14 12:39pm Wednesday 12:39pm

Royals Walk Off; Ned Yost Complains About Attendance [Updated With…

It doesn't get much better than this. Or, more accurately for Royals fans, it hasn't been better than this in a long, long time. A walk-off win, first place, and an almost-certain playoff appearance on the horizon. Then here comes manager Ned Yost to ruin everything, blasting Royals fans for not showing up at the… » 8/27/14 10:03am Wednesday 10:03am

Adrian Beltre And Elvis Andrus Continue To Be Hilarious

Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus, who are basically baseball's version of a buddy-cop duo at this point, put on another one of their comedy routines last night. After Andrus floated over to his right to field a pop fly in Beltre's territory, the two had a little tête-à-tête about who exactly needs to learn to stay… » 8/26/14 9:44am Tuesday 9:44am

The Orioles Dominated The Rays Offensively And Defensively

In the third inning, Nick Markakis and Steve Pearce hit back-to-back home runs. In the fifth inning, Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy, and Chris Davis went back-to-back-to-back. Then, with a 9-1 lead, Adam Jones went and stole a home run from Evan Longoria and doubled-up Matt Joyce trying to tag up to second base. » 8/25/14 10:25pm Monday 10:25pm

Camera-Shy A's Fans Make For Awkward ESPN Segment

During last night's broadcast of the Angels-A's game, ESPN cut to former A's pitcher Dallas Braden for an on-the-scene report in the right-field bleachers of the A's stadium, which is known for being one of the more raucous cheering sections in the league. Unfortunately for Braden, the fans at the stadium last night… » 8/25/14 11:45am Monday 11:45am

Adeiny Hechavarria Momentarily Saves Game With Great Diving Grab

The Rockies beat the Marlins 5-4 on a walk-off single in the 13th inning Saturday and the only reason it wasn't an inning earlier is because of this play. With two outs and men on the corners, Justin Morneau hit a flare out into no man's land between second base and left-center field. Adeiny Hechavarria turned his… » 8/24/14 11:35am Sunday 11:35am

Rays Play Game Under Protest After Late Challenge Overturns Safe Call

The Tampa Bay Rays played today's 5-4 loss to the Blue Jays under protest after a replay challenge in the fourth inning ruled Wil Myers was picked off first base. Myers was initially ruled safe, but after pitcher Mark Buehrle had stepped on the rubber and Yunel Escobar was in the batter's box, the Blue Jays challenged… » 8/23/14 6:15pm Saturday 6:15pm

Red Sox Fan Dives Across His Row For Foul Ball, Doesn't Get It

This Red Sox fan just straight-up dove across half the people in his row trying to get a foul ball like he was a member of the secret service trying to take a bullet for the President. He landed on his wife (presumably) and another woman and small child in the adjoining seats. Look how pissed she is! » 8/23/14 10:41am Saturday 10:41am

Twins Rip Tigers 20-6, Get A Couple Homers Off The Shortstop

Andrew Romine came in to pitch the eighth inning for the Tigers in what was then a 17-5 thumping by the Twins. Andrew Romine is the the Tigers shortstop, but he filled in admirably and was thanked by his manager for doing so. Eating up the inning and saving a starter or Joe Nathan from having to pitch in a garbage… » 8/23/14 9:54am Saturday 9:54am

What Baseball's Most Famous Brawl Photo Didn't Show You

It's been 49 years since Giants ace Juan Marichal clocked Dodgers catcher John Roseboro with his bat. The moment was captured in Neil Leifer's iconic photograph, which in turn shaped the collective memory of the incident. Today, Marichal is remembered as the villain, Roseboro as the helpless innocent in the middle… » 8/22/14 3:37pm 8/22/14 3:37pm