Giants Protest Rain-Shortened Loss, Win First Appeal In MLB Since 1986

This is neat. Thanks to the tarp shenanigans at Wrigley Field Tuesday night, the Giants-Cubs game was called after a four-hour and 34-minute delay. With four-and-a-half innings in the books and the field an unplayable mess, crew chief Hunter Wendelstedt called the game, and awarded the Cubs a 2-0 win. The Giants, in… » 8/20/14 10:23pm 8/20/14 10:23pm

Dan Jennings Hit In Head By Screaming Line Drive

This is legitimately terrifying. Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer hit a line drive right back at Marlins pitcher Dan Jennings and hit him square in the head. He immediately went down to the ground and then scrambled around on the mound before getting up, freezing, staring blankly into space, and then staggering around… » 8/07/14 9:59pm 8/07/14 9:59pm

Tony La Russa Tries To Convince Us That The Diamondbacks Aren't Assholes

Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa is sick and tired of everyone giving his team shit for drilling opposing batters for petty and stupid reasons. He wants everyone to know that if you are going to pitch inside against the Diamondbacks, then you need to be ready for your star player to catch a fastball… » 8/06/14 12:21pm 8/06/14 12:21pm

Diamondbacks Peg Andrew McCutchen In Back; McCutchen Furious

Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen took a pitch to his back in Saturday night's game against the Diamondbacks. On a 2-0 count, Arizona reliever Randall Delgado plunked McCutchen. It looked painful, but McCutchen wasn't seriously injured. McCutchen was visibly furious, not at the beaning, but because of how it was… » 8/03/14 1:27pm 8/03/14 1:27pm

Home Run Explodes In Woman's Beer Cup

At least three people tried to catch this home run—although "tried" might be a stretch for the guy in orange—and it eluded all of them. With all the hands in front of her face, this poor woman made no attempt whatsoever to catch the ball, and probably assumed at least one of the dudes around her was going to snag it.… » 7/30/14 11:11pm 7/30/14 11:11pm

Billy Hamilton Hits The Brakes, Swim Moves For A Bunt Single

While trying to bunt for a single last night against the Pirates, Billy Hamilton—Cincinnati's red-and-white blur of a center fielder—executed one of the worst bunts imaginable. It's basically a line drive right to first baseman Gaby Sanchez, but Hamilton still made it to first base safely thanks to the threat of his… » 7/12/14 3:32pm 7/12/14 3:32pm

MLB's New Home-Plate Rule Had Its Lowest Moment [Update]

This run, the Reds' sixth of 11, didn't have much of an impact on the result of a game, which saw Pirates outfielder Travis Snider take the mound in the ninth (and strike out Joey Votto). But the controversial play at the plate may have been the best example yet that no one, not managers, coaches, or umpires, quite… » 6/19/14 9:48am 6/19/14 9:48am

The Astros Just Changed The Game For Big Prospects In Small Markets

Today, the Astros signed prospect Jon Singleton to a big contract extension before he's played a game in the majors. It's a bit of baseball history, but more than that, it's an undeniably great move for Houston, and a look at the future of how small market teams will attempt to stay competitive. » 6/02/14 2:20pm 6/02/14 2:20pm