Astros GM Denies That Team Was Hacked Because He Used Old Passwords

One of the sillier details from the original report on the Cardinals hacking scandal was that the Cardinals employees who gained access to the Astros’ database did so by using some old passwords that Astros GM Jeff Luhnow had used when he was a Cardinals employee. But now Luhnow is denying that part of the report, and… » 6/18/15 9:52am 6/18/15 9:52am

How To Survive Your Favorite Team's Dumb, Embarrassing Scandal 

St. Louis Cardinals fans have had to deal with everyone heaping shit on their team for awhile now, and at times, they’ve reacted poorly. With yesterday’s revelation of the FBI investigation into team officials hacking the Astros for information, the Best Fans in Baseball should prepare for a new truckload of shit.… » 6/17/15 10:42am 6/17/15 10:42am

Report: Not All Of The Data Hacked From The Astros Was Leaked Publicly

The original New York Times story on the St. Louis Cardinals hacking scandal gives a broad outline of what happened, but as it describes an investigation in process, it is disappointingly light on crucial details like who perpetrated the hacking, when they did it, why they did it, and how exactly it was done. We won’t… » 6/17/15 2:40am 6/17/15 2:40am

Report: FBI Investigates St. Louis Cardinals For Hacking The Astros

The FBI reportedly found evidence that St. Louis Cardinals officials broke into the Houston Astros’ internal database of player personnel information, according to the New York Times. Parts of that database, including updates on trade negotiations, were then published on Deadspin. The bureau has subpoenaed the team… » 6/16/15 11:35am 6/16/15 11:35am

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