MLB Facing Lawsuit From Highest-Ranking Hispanic Woman In Management

Sylvia Lind, the director of baseball initiatives in the Office of the Commissioner, is suing Major League Baseball for what she claims to be two decades of discriminatory practices. Lind is the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in MLB's front office. The lawsuit names as defendants the league, commissioner Bud Selig and… » 12/13/14 4:41pm Saturday 4:41pm

The Red Sox's Lowball Offer Last Winter Probably Cost Them Jon Lester

Last winter, Jon Lester said he "absolutely" would offer a hometown discount to stay in Boston. In the end, the reason the lefty ace signed with the Cubs appears as simple as the Red Sox overestimating just how big a discount they could get away with proposing without pissing Lester off. » 12/10/14 1:48pm 12/10/14 1:48pm

Cubs Sign Jon Lester, Are Really Going For It

Late last night, Yahoo's Jeff Passan reported that the Chicago Cubs signed Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million deal. According to Passan, the Cubs managed to snag Lester by outbidding the Red Sox, who most everyone thought was the favorite to land Lester, by $20 million. The Cubs, it appears, are ready to try and… » 12/10/14 9:01am 12/10/14 9:01am

Jayson Werth Gets 10 Days In Jail For Doing 50 MPH Over The Limit 

Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was found guilty of reckless driving today, five months after his Porsche 911 was clocked driving 105 mph in a 55 mph zone on the Beltway in Virginia. He loses his driver's license, and was sentenced to serve 10 days in jail, with the remaining 170 days suspended. » 12/05/14 1:52pm 12/05/14 1:52pm

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 11/21/14 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