Manny Ramirez Was A Huge Success As A Player-Coach

The grand Manny Ramirez experiment has come to an end. After three months as player-instructor for the triple-A Iowa Cubs, Ramirez's season ended on Friday with a knee injury. The 42-year-old was rarely healthy and can't really hit anymore, but Ramirez's minor-league stint went a long way toward showing that there's a… » 9/02/14 2:45pm Today 2:45pm

Justin Verlander And His Butt Appear In Celebrity Nude Pic Flood [NSFW]

A huge wave of nude celebrity photos hit the internet earlier today. Some, like Jennifer Lawrence's, were confirmed to be real; others were disputed and debunked as fake. Among them were a series of photos featuring two people who look an awful lot like—and almost certainly are, though for obvious reasons we feel it… » 8/31/14 10:01pm Sunday 10:01pm

Jesus Montero Heckled By Scout, Throws Ice Cream Sandwich At Him

Jesus Montero was a can't-miss catching prospect who appears to be missing, badly, and an incident last night during a minor league rehab appearance in which he tried to fight a scout who had been heckling him is probably not going to speed his trip back to the majors. It's a pretty incredible story, though. » 8/29/14 8:50am Friday 8:50am

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 Thursday 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 8/27/14 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 8/27/14 10:03am