Andrew McCutchen Will Try Anything To Stop His Slump

Andrew McCutchen’s had a slow start to the season with a .310 OBP and a weak .348 slugging percentage. After a fruitless at-bat in the fourth inning of Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, the Pirates outfielder performed a short ritual in the dugout in an attempt to ward off the lineout demons. Baseball players keep… » 5/11/15 2:00pm 5/11/15 2:00pm

Pirates Execute Rare 4-5-4 Triple Play

The Pittsburgh Pirates tripled up the Cardinals tonight on a 4-5-4 triple play that, if we’re reading SABR’s list of triple plays correctly, is the first in baseball history. Maybe claiming the Pirates “executed a triple play,” isn’t fair or accurate, perhaps “Cardinals fail to execute competent baserunning” would be… » 5/09/15 7:36pm 5/09/15 7:36pm

Definitive Proof Shows Cubs Fans Are Better Than Cardinals Fans

On Saturday, a Cubs fan caught a foul ball in her beer and chugged it. On Sunday, another Cubs fan, another foul ball, and another beer. So when the above Cardinals fan snagged a ball in his beer cup—at Busch Stadium, of all places—we just assumed he’d follow in the course of his NL Central brothers and sisters. » 4/20/15 9:52am 4/20/15 9:52am

Moron USA Today Columnist Thinks The Cardinals Poop Vanilla Sprinkles

You know, we usually wait until October here to dump on the Cardinals and have the entire city of St. Louis send us polite death threats. But Bob Nightengale … oh, Bob Nightengale … you forced my hand early, you abominable fucking hack. I guarantee, right now, that there won't be a worse piece of sportswriting this… » 3/05/15 11:25am 3/05/15 11:25am

Oscar Taveras' Family Posts Photos Of Fan Tributes To Him On Twitter

One of the weird things about the 21st century is what happens to people's social media presence when they die. Facebook pages turn into these sort of weird/morbid/beautiful virtual shrines, places where even years later people go to post and publicly process their loss. Twitter accounts just sort of linger, no longer… » 11/21/14 12:12am 11/21/14 12:12am

Report: Oscar Taveras Was Extremely Drunk At Time Of Fatal Crash

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras was exceedingly drunk when he crashed his car in the Dominican Republic last month—killing himself and his girlfriend—according to the Associated Press. The AP quotes a spokesperson from the Dominican attorney general's office, who says that Taveras was "legally intoxicated… » 11/12/14 8:06pm 11/12/14 8:06pm

Bruce Bochy Was The Anti-Matheny, And It Made All The Difference

If you're looking for an argument that having a smart manager in the dugout is integral to a baseball team's success, last night's Cardinals-Giants game is it. Not only did it feature Mike Matheny badly managing his club right into a walk-off homer, it had the manager on the other side of the field, Bruce Bochy,… » 10/17/14 9:31am 10/17/14 9:31am