MLB Speeds Up Games By Sending Strongly Worded Letters To Slow Pitchers

Over at Baseball Prospectus, Adam Sobsey got hold of a letter from MLB disciplinarian Joe Garagiola Jr. to Colorado Rockies pitcher Mike Ekstrom. (Click to enlarge.) In two consecutive appearances against the Phillies, Ekstrom took more than his allotted 2:25 to warm up—going over by nearly a full minute each time.… » 8/09/12 11:20am 8/09/12 11:20am

The Rockies Go To A Four-Man Rotation

Coors Field is being Coors Field again, with balls flying and batters partying like it's 1999. Despite the best efforts of the magic humidor, numbers are cartoonish and the only proffered explanation is that it's been extra dry in Denver this spring. Whatever the cause, the Rockies can't pitch. They've tried 10… » 6/20/12 10:25am 6/20/12 10:25am

Michael "Cy" Cuddyer Was The Twins' Best Pitcher Last Night

I think it's safe and hyperbole-free to say there's nothing we enjoy more in professional sports than when a position player has to come on to pitch. There's always a mix of emotions - the game's already a blowout, so most players just want to get it over with and go home. But for the spot reliever, who probably… » 7/26/11 10:50am 7/26/11 10:50am

Jo-Jo Reyes Can't Win

We don't know if Jo-Jo Reyes was watching Wilson Valdez celebrate an unlikely W after six seasons as a non-pitcher, and we don't know if he's reading about it right now. We do know that if we were in his position, it would make us want to throw a goddamn chair through the window. » 5/26/11 10:15am 5/26/11 10:15am

Watch Tim Lincecum Pitch In Super Slo-Mo

We went ahead and did our best to de-corporatize Tim Lincecum's Red Bull spot for your enjoyment (basically, we took out the sound). Red Bull used the same effect you see in those wonderful NBA Phantom spots — courtesy of something called the Phantom Flex High Speed digital camera system — to record Lincecum's… » 4/13/11 2:15pm 4/13/11 2:15pm