The full rosters for next week’s All-Star Game have been announced, as have the five Final Vote candidates, and the most notable omission is Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez’s numbers are excellent, especially given his age and his lost season, but he also represents one of baseball’s most polarizing comeback stories. It…
The MLB announced starters for the All-Star game while you were watching the first half of the Women’s World Cup Final. These are the starting lineups as determined by the fan vote:
Yesterday and today, MLB released its first ballot updates for the All-Star Game to be held in Cincinnati. And if things hold, it’s going to be a whole bunch of Missouri:
Among the things I learned about Anthony Rendon from this Washington Post article, it's that the young Nationals infielder doesn't seem to like baseball all that much.
My jerk coworkers won't understand, but Derek Jeter does represent something to Yankee fans of a certain age. Like me! Over the course of his career, baseball players went from grown men I admired to people who are now younger than me. These two pictures, of Jeter posing with Reds 3B Todd Frazier 16 years apart,…
The silly, silly controversy over whether Adam Wainright gave Derek Jeter "a couple of pipe shots" is a great thing. Not necessarily the act itself, nor the discussion over it, in which people seem upset not that it happened but that Wainwright didn't lie about it, or even the immediate fallout, which will see more…
Lest you forget, Fox was sure to make you aware that this is Derek Jeter's final season in the majors. The Captain's name was spoken no fewer than 100 times on tonight's All-Star Game broadcast, but at what cost? That of remembering people like Tony Gwynn, Don Zimmer, or Bob Welch—none of whom were mentioned during…
MLB Network host Greg Amsinger spoke with Angels slugger Mike Trout during today's pre-game festivities, and jokingly told the All-Star outfielder that he'd come up to bat with Derek Jeter on second base—and hit a triple to drive home the Yankees captain. Sure enough, that's exactly what happened in the first inning.
I'm sorry: is this, or is this not, Derek Jeter's night? Are we not saying farewell to The Captain tonight? Someone better get the umpires on board then, because on the second goddamned pitch of the game, Derek Sanderson Jeter went to his motherfucking left and snagged a rocket off the bat of Andrew McCutchen. He then…
This might be the greatest collection of baseball talent ever gathered in one place. Twenty-six mascots posed for a class photo yesterday in Minneapolis, delighting and horrifying onlookers in equal measure.
I mean, if you're going to go to the damned Home Run Derby, you may as well catch a home run ball, right? Here's where to sit if you want to catch one—and where the most cost-effective seats per home run happen to be.
Yesterday MLB announced that Chris Sale and Anthony Rizzo won the balloting for the final spots in the All-Star Game. Each was the best choice, but, yes, each was from Chicago.
This right here is MLB's official commercial for the 2014 All-Star Game. It features, somehow, Aloe Blacc's "The Man," a song that even the most casual of sports fans is already sick and goddamn tired of listening to.
Last night's MLB All-Star Game in New York featured a few high moments, several low moments, and one weird moment. Neil Diamond's distorted, off-tempo rendition of "Sweet Caroline" just prior to Mariano Rivera's final appearance as an All-Star was one of the worst—but Fox did its best to cover that up.
The folks at Statlas have put together this visualization of each and every pitch thrown at last night's All-Star Game, broken down by type, speed, and result. You can probably guess who invariably threw the same pitch, at nearly the same velocity, every single time.
For all its aggressive pointlessness, the All-Star Game can do ceremony like none other. Last night was maybe the best example of that since 1999, when baseball's All-Century Team took the field at Fenway: Mariano Rivera, with just a few more months left in his singular career, had the field all to himself.