Wrestling Legend Mick Foley Interviews Michael Morse On MLB Network

We love when old-time wrestling heroes intersect with "real" sports, so it was a treat on MLB Network this afternoon when Mick Foley joined the MLB Now panel for an interview with San Francisco's Michael Morse. Tune in for the Daniel Bryan conversation, stay for the reference to Mick Foley not having a right ear! » 10/16/14 4:40pm 10/16/14 4:40pm

MLB Network Tricked By Fake Ken Rosenthal Twitter Account

A fake Ken Rosenthal Twitter account somehow made his way onto MLB Network's trade deadline coverage this morning, reporting a fake David Price trade. Note that extra underscore at the end of the Twitter handle. Ken would never use two underscores! » 7/31/14 12:11pm 7/31/14 12:11pm

MLB Network Host Told Trout Before Game He'd Triple Home Derek Jeter

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. » 7/15/14 9:06pm 7/15/14 9:06pm

David Ortiz Is Furious About His Failed PED Test Coming Up Again

For whatever reason, David Ortiz hates it when you bring up that he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003 (a fact confirmed by the union). The latest target of his ire: MLB Network hosts who declared he has received a "free pass" for his transgression. » 7/08/14 11:02am 7/08/14 11:02am

MLB Network Puts Mitch Williams On Hiatus

MLB Network analyst Mitch Williams is on an indefinite leave of absence from the league-owned cable channel after a series of incidents at a youth baseball tournament that witnesses tell us included the former big-league hurler calling a ten-year-old "a pussy." » 5/19/14 11:13am 5/19/14 11:13am

Witnesses: Mitch Williams Called Child "A Pussy," Ordered Beanball

The fallout continues from MLB Network analyst Mitch Williams's meltdown at a Ripken Baseball youth tournament this past weekend, as parents and coaches tell Deadspin that "The Wild Thing" called one child "a pussy" while ordering one of his own 10-year-old players to hit the opposing pitcher with a beanball. » 5/16/14 2:15pm 5/16/14 2:15pm

Yu Darvish Loses Perfect Game On Error, Sparks Argument On MLB Network

Yu Darvish's perfect game bid tonight against the Red Sox was spoiled by a seventh-inning blunder by his fielders that, in any other ballpark, would have been ruled a hit. » 5/09/14 11:14pm 5/09/14 11:14pm

Bob Costas Abandons Broadcast Booth Mid-Inning To Pee

Bob Costas handed over play-by-play to MLB Network commentator John Smoltz in the bottom of the seventh inning tonight at Yankee Stadium, escaping the booth to hit the little boys' room. » 4/29/14 10:18pm 4/29/14 10:18pm

Did MLB Rig Its Own Stupid Contest?

It is very unlikely that you weren't at least peripherally aware of MLB Network's irritating, interminable, "Face of MLB" contest, a bracket-style competition where fans voted on Twitter for a meaningless award. David Wright was announced as the winner this morning, but not after some curious voting irregularities. » 2/28/14 11:14am 2/28/14 11:14am

Kill #killthewin: The Fight Over Stats In Baseball Has Gotten Stupid

Television is the worst. Look at what's happened to the MLB Network's house numbers guy, Brian Kenny, who's spent the season preaching to the choir by beating horses to death right in front of them. It's fucking awful. » 9/03/13 3:30pm 9/03/13 3:30pm

MLB Network Beat Fox Sports 1 In Primetime Last Week

The ratings are in: Fox Sports 1 finished its first full week about 1.94 million viewers behind ESPN. Variety reports that Fox Sports 1 averaged 161,000 viewers in primetime, behind ESPN's 2.17 million, ESPN2's 473,000, the NFL Network's 383,000 and MLB Network's 193,000. The good news for Fox is that it did beat the… » 8/28/13 10:49am 8/28/13 10:49am

Brian Kenny Loses His Shit On Hawk Harrelson

Hawk Harrelson is the play-by-play announcer for the Chicago White Sox, and he is the worst. During Wednesday night's broadcast of the White Sox-Nationals game, Harrelson said some dumb things about Sabermetrics that essentially boiled down to this: Sabermetrics don't work and the only way to build a winning baseball… » 4/12/13 2:40pm 4/12/13 2:40pm

Here's Ken Rosenthal Comparing The Sabermetrics Community To The Tea…

Fox MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal was on the MLB Network today, talking about the Hall of Fame vote and bow ties and whatever else it is Ken Rosenthal likes to talk about these days. At some point, the conversation turned to Jack Morris and his continued inability to garner enough votes to get into the Hall of Fame.… » 1/09/13 6:20pm 1/09/13 6:20pm

A D-Backs Employee Embarrassed Himself On MLB Network's Game Show Last…

Poor Josh DeFamio, graphics supervisor of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was on MLB Network's Baseball IQ—a show in which teams' employees compete to win money for charity—last night, ready to advance to the finals to face off against Mets statistician Ben Baumer. All he has to do is name 10 of the 19 baseball Hall of… » 2/24/12 7:02pm 2/24/12 7:02pm

Man Falls In Lobby Pool At Winter Meetings, Makes Bigger Splash Than…

Rolling MLB Network cameras caught one distracted visitor taking a spill into the reflecting pool at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, where baseball's winter meeting are being held. It's all fun and games until somebody gets sued. [MLB.com, via SBN] » 12/08/11 3:10pm 12/08/11 3:10pm

Watch Harold Reynolds And Dan Plesac React To Last Night's Baseball…

Your morning roundup for Sept. 29, the day we learned rotting fruit was an aphrodisiac. Video via Midwest Sports Fans. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. » 9/29/11 10:05am 9/29/11 10:05am

MLB's "Path To The Pennant" Programming Has Seemingly Taken An…

Has Major League Baseball branched out into pornography? Will a potential AL wild-card tiebreaker come down to assplay? Tune in to MLB Network at 10 p.m. on Sunday to find out? » 9/22/11 10:00pm 9/22/11 10:00pm

Those MLB Net Guys Have All The Fun: Eric Byrnes Jacks Up Harold…

The fun starts 25 seconds in, when Harold Reynolds takes to a stool on MLB Net's giant Secaucus field of dreams. Byrnes is there to explain what Rockies left fielder Charlie Blackmon should have done to the nuisances in the Cubs bullpen who obstructed him on a pop-up. Reynolds is his prop. Byrnes blindsides him like » 6/29/11 5:05pm 6/29/11 5:05pm