Cubs Catcher Is Winning Pitcher, Scores Winning Run In 16-Inning Game

I do not envy the hardy fans who watched all 6:27 of the game between the 43-63 Rockies and the 44-61 Cubs, including 12 straight scoreless innings. But those who did stick it out saw something rare: Chicago catcher John Baker pitched a scoreless top of the 16th, and became the winning pitcher when he scored the… » 7/30/14 1:28pm 7/30/14 1:28pm

Dee Gordon Walks, Keeps On Going To Second

Dodgers speedster Dee Gordon takes advantage of a Royals' lapse in concentration, and after drawing a walk, takes off for second before the next batter steps in. On one hand, that move relies on the element of surprise and can only be pulled off once in a blue moon, so why waste it in spring training? On the other… » 3/16/12 9:35am 3/16/12 9:35am

There Is A Cricket-Themed Horror Movie Called I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer, And It's Awful

I Know What You Did Last Summer. Fine pulpy film, from 1997, with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jennifer Love Hewitt sharing the screen in their primes. I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer, the 2008 Australian film following up on the original, about a former cricket player bullied by his teammates who seeks his… » 2/24/12 9:00am 2/24/12 9:00am

Apparently Darko Milicic Never Invests Any Of His Money, Or Even Puts It In A Bank

Former NBA scrub Casey Jacobsen—not to be confused with former MLB scrub Bucky Jacobsen—blogs occasionally for SLAM from Germany, where he now plays for Brose Baskets. His most recent post, where he describes his NBA teammates with senior superlatives, offers a real gem about Darko: » 2/02/12 8:30am 2/02/12 8:30am

Dead Angler And More: A Look Inside Real, Bizarre Fly-Fishing-Themed Mystery Novels

It's hard to find the time to read books these days, what with the fragmentation of media, the rapid decline of western economies, and the popularity of fly-fishing. One imagines everyone who enjoys fly-fishing—let's be serious, who doesn't enjoy fly-fishing?—would rather fly-fish than read. Unless: what if there were… » 2/01/12 11:10am 2/01/12 11:10am