Scoundrel Mountain: The Sordid, Untold History Of The Pitching Mound

The modern Baseball pitcher utilizes myriad sleights of hand in his quest to fool and demoralize the slugger. Taunts, curses, incantations. Foreign substances added to the ball, including but not limited to urine and faeces (both human and animal) or reproductive fluids (both human and animal). Diving curvéd-balls… »9/03/15 12:58pm9/03/15 12:58pm


The Cubs' New Japanese Pitcher Accidentally Told The Press He Wouldn't Care If Chicago Traded Him

Today the Cubs officially introduced new signing Kyuji Fujikawa, because any time you can lock up a 32-year-old middle reliever who's never pitched in the MLB for two years and $9.5 million, you have to pull the trigger. Fujikawa met with the media at Wrigley Field, and though he speaks a decent amount of English, he… »12/07/12 6:00pm12/07/12 6:00pm

Ivan Nova Threw A Pitch Right Through His Catcher's Glove

Ivan Nova's season has been a colossal disappointment. Last year he was a breakout star, 16-4 and the Yankees' No. 2 starter, and things were only looking up. Now he's 12-8 with an ERA over 5.00, won't even be in New York's playoff rotation, and looking like yet another of the Yankees' vaunted crop of young arms that… »9/28/12 10:15am9/28/12 10:15am