Report: Braves Players Boycotted Chipper Jones's First Pitch

Christ, could the Atlanta Braves get any more annoying? Baseball's fun police reportedly added another name to their "People Who Don't Respect The Game And/Or The Atlanta Braves And All That They Stand For" list, and that name happens to belong to Braves legend Chipper Jones. » 10/08/13 12:01pm 10/08/13 12:01pm

The Braves Are Leaving Their Highest-Paid Player Off The Playoff Roster

Braves second baseman Dan Uggla made $13 million this season, more money than any of his teammates did. That seems like a pretty OK deal for a second baseman that can hit 22 home runs in 448 at-bats. Except that Dan Uggla also sucks, and now he sucks bad enough to be left off the Braves' roster for the upcoming NLDS. » 10/02/13 1:55pm 10/02/13 1:55pm

Last Night's Rain Delay Was Called One Out Before The Cardinals Had To…

When Shane Robinson grounded out to give the Cardinals a 3-1 lead, with two outs in the seventh, it was raining. Raining hard. Raining hard enough to call the game? Raining harder than in the previous at-bat? Raining not quite as hard as it would for the next batter, when crew chief Gary Darling called a halt to play? » 10/18/12 11:00am 10/18/12 11:00am

Your "Brewers Fans Were Mean To The Guy In The Horse Mask" NLDS (And…

When they came for the man (or woman) who silently drank beer through a horse mask at Miller Park, Brewers fans were not silent. In fact, they chanted "asshole" as the furry was ejected. » 10/02/11 3:00pm 10/02/11 3:00pm

Stanford Overcomes 99-Point Deficit To Beat UCLA By 26

Your morning roundup for Oct. 2, the day we mull parole eligibility for cannibal ladies. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. » 10/02/11 9:30am 10/02/11 9:30am

Your NLDS Games 1 Open Thread

Milwaukee hosts Arizona, first pitch scheduled for 2:07 p.m. eastern. Then, the Cardinals try to beat Roy Halladay and the Phillies starting at 5:07 p.m. » 10/01/11 2:00pm 10/01/11 2:00pm

Giants Take NLDS, Fans Decide It's A Good Time To Cover "Don't Stop…

If sports movies and uplifting soft-rock songs make you tear up, this rendition of "Don't Stop Believin'" may get you all Favrey. » 10/11/10 10:38pm 10/11/10 10:38pm

Baseball's Robot Revolution Is Coming

The umpires managed to not screw up the Phillies-Rockies game last night (I think), but that hasn't stopped people from continuing to talk about how horrible they are. Today's solution? Let's turn baseball into tennis! » 10/13/09 11:00am 10/13/09 11:00am

What Is Wrong With Our Fragile Baseball Umpires?

It's been a pretty rough offseason for the men in blue, as it seems like nearly every game of the incredibly brief Division Series (plural) has had at least one horribly blown call. These umps are anything but championship caliber. » 10/12/09 4:00pm 10/12/09 4:00pm

Rockies-Phillies Game Called Off

It's going to be a little chilly in Denver this evening so Game 3 of the NLDS has been postponed until Sunday night. Don't worry, baseball players. No one thinks less of you. [Photo via Denver Post] » 10/10/09 12:40pm 10/10/09 12:40pm

'Shrine To Futility' Growing Outside Of Wrigley Field

As we chronicled this morning, Cubs fans passed through the anger phase of their playoff mourning ritual, and are now seemingly on to acceptance. A solemn 'Shrine of Futility' outside of Wrigley Field has been growing by the hour, as Cubs fans leave notes and artifacts lamenting their team's failure to make it past… » 10/06/08 5:00pm 10/06/08 5:00pm

In Which Cubs Fans Look To The Heavens And Ask, WTF?

If God is a Cubs fan, as some people say, He has a really sick sense of humor. So many reasons to be optimistic this season; only to fail once again. Mere words cannot describe the 100 years of frustration suffered by the North Siders, although some of the following blog entries come close. Come witness the… » 10/06/08 11:30am 10/06/08 11:30am

Phillies Send Brewers Packing

The Phillies have rolled past the Brewers 6-2, earning themselves a trip to the NLCS. Pat Burrell lead the way with two homers, including a three-run shot in the third inning. Jimmy Rollins and Jayson Werth each added homeruns to the deal as Milwaukee was sent packing.
The Brewers had their own offensive worries,… » 10/05/08 4:46pm 10/05/08 4:46pm

The Cubs Will Have To Wait 'Til Next Year

The Cubs suffered a 3-1 loss last night, becoming the first team eliminated in the post-season and sending the Dodgers to the NLCS. Los Angeles pitcher Hiroki Kuroda held Chicago's offense at bay, throwing 6 1/3 innings and allowing no runs. The Cubs now get to shuffle home with the consolation of the National… » 10/05/08 10:00am 10/05/08 10:00am

It's Go Big Or Go Home For Brewers, Cubs

Tonight belongs to the National League as the Phillies and the Dodgers try to advance to the Championship series with one more win. I beg of both lagging teams, can we please have a Divison series go beyond 3 games? Just one, please? Show you care, dammit! And should the Phillies win, look out for Daulario. • Phillies… » 10/04/08 6:00pm 10/04/08 6:00pm

Cubs Fans Accept Latest Loss With Usual Grace And Aplomb

Well, blessing the dugout didn't seem to help, so the Cubs turned to a sleep doctor for Game 2. This is true » 10/03/08 10:00am 10/03/08 10:00am. The doctor suggested that the Cubs spend the night in Chicago on Thursday instead of taking a late flight to Los Angeles for Game 3, so that the team could get its proper rest. Problem was, they started on…

Sometimes It's Good To Walk

So, it's funny, the day I find out I'm (officially) moving away from Philadelphia, back to New York, a day when I'm dutifully counting off personal items and crappy furniture, examining dying plants, and doing all that stuff you do when life doesn't turn out the way it's supposed to, becomes one of my most memorable… » 10/03/08 9:15am 10/03/08 9:15am

NLDS Game 2: Dodgers-Cubs

If you're looking for a game that will be interesting for more than two innings, perhaps you've come to the right place. Carlos "Capital Zed" Zambrano and Chad "Nickname Withheld" Billingsley will pitch. Guys like Ryan Theriot and Casey Blake will be hitting and fielding. Nasally-sounding Hall of Famers like Tony… » 10/02/08 9:30pm 10/02/08 9:30pm