I felt a little insane listening to the Fox booth lavish praise on the Royals for Eric Hosmer’s dash home to score the tying run on Lucas Duda’s bad throw. “Brilliant baserunning?” Did they see that throw? If Duda doesn’t peg a beer vendor, Hosmer is out and the game is over.
It was a Mets season that began with, and briefly threatened to founder upon, questions of how many innings Matt Harvey would be allowed to throw, and for how many innings he’d be able to be effective. In the end, Harvey threw 216 innings—the most ever for a pitcher coming off of Tommy John surgery—and on the whole he…
If you’re looking for one stat that neatly explains the Royals’ Game 2 victory over the Mets, it’s this one: Out of the 94 pitches Mets ace Jacob deGrom threw in his five innings, the Royals only swung and missed at three of them.
The people running Fox’s broadcast of Game 1 of the World Series weren’t the only ones who had problems last night. WUHF, the local Fox affiliate in Rochester, New York, inexplicably switched over to the local news in the middle of the 14th inning.
When Edinson Volquez came out after six innings, his wife and children were waiting for him in the clubhouse. GM Dayton Moore gave them the use of the manager’s office, where they could be alone and discuss whatever they needed to. It still isn’t clear whether Volquez knew yet that his father had died earlier in the…
“I can’t explain why the balls keep going out of the ballpark,” Daniel Murphy said after his MLB-record sixth consecutive playoff game with a home run, “but they do.”
A playoff series is always improved when one team is willing to talk some mess between games, so we thank the Royals for dusting off the old “The Blue Jays steal signs!” conspiracy theory.
MLB is lucky last night’s Royals-Blue Jays game was a victory for the Jays, because if the Royals had pulled ahead late and Troy Tulowitzki hadn’t been there to bat in the bottom of the ninth, all of Canada would be calling for home plate umpire John Hirschbeck’s head.
As a cable channel, TBS is legally free to broadcast whatever foul language it likes. We can’t imagine sponsors are too happy to hear “motherfuckin’” on the MLB postgame show, though.
Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber is now best known as the guy who mashed a tater onto the top of the Wrigley Field video board, but socking prodigious dingers isn’t his only skill. Back when Schwarber was a student at Middletown High in Ohio, he was a key member of the school’s award-winning show choir.
You’re a middle-aged Mets fan who just watched his team advance to the NLCS, and Mets manager Terry Collins is coming your way. You’re probably pretty drunk. Do you play it cool? Of course not.
Daniel Murphy’s Mets days are probably numbered, but he made sure last night that there will be at least a few more. Murphy pretty much was New York’s offense in their Game 5 win over the Dodgers, and backed by another excellent pitching performance from Jacob DeGrom, the Mets are through to the NLCS.
Fan-shot videos of awesome sports moments are always a good time, particularly the morning after the game, when all you want to do is ignore work and relive what you witnessed as many times as possible. With that in mind, here are bunch of videos of Jose Bautista’s game-winning homer, shot by Blue Jays fans.
I have three thoughts on Russell Martin’s throwing error in the top of the seventh, a baseball play that I’d never before seen in my life.
Blue Jays fans’ brief but furious seventh-inning meltdown reached a low point when someone from the upper deck tossed a beer into the general vicinity of a baby. Toronto police have identified the alleged beer-thrower, and he will be brought to justice.
So much happened in that seventh inning—an inning that took 53 minutes, and even without the glow of morning-after hyperbole, must go down as one of the weirdest, wildest, and most exciting single innings ever played—that its component parts (save The Bat Flip Heard ‘Round The World) may eventually be lost to the box…