Chris Sale Plunks Victor Martinez, Sparks Bench-Clearing Conversation

White Sox pitcher Chris Sale hit Victor Martinez in the sixth inning of today's game, causing both benches and bullpens to clear, though no one actually did anything. Why did Sale tag Martinez? The current best theory: Sale thought Martinez was stealing signs with the help of someone in the bullpen. » 9/24/14 4:42pm 9/24/14 4:42pm

A's, Tigers Trade "Fuck You"s Then Shoves As Fight Breaks Out In Ninth

Grant Balfour's no stranger to brawls in the ALDS sparked by profanity, and he was at the center of one again today in the ninth as he attempted to close out a win for the A's against the Tigers. Alas, Victor Martinez was going to make sure today's bottom of the ninth would be punctuated with pugilism. » 10/07/13 4:39pm 10/07/13 4:39pm

The Sad State Of The Modern Baseball Blooper

At Hang Up and Listen Comes Alive! here in New York last week, regular panelist Mike Pesca devoted his Afterball to a very important issue: the continued deterioration of This Week in Baseball, the Fox program that airs on Saturday afternoons during the MLB season. Once upon a time it was Bowie Kuhn and Mel Allen's… » 1/23/12 1:20pm 1/23/12 1:20pm