Which MLB Team Helped Its World Series Chances The Most At The Deadline?

This year saw just about the best you can hope for from baseball's trade deadline: huge deals, sweeping misinformation, an old man setting his laptop on fire. But how much has the landscape actually changed? Baseball Prospectus examined how World Series odds changed for MLB teams before and after the trade deadline. » 8/04/14 1:33pm 8/04/14 1:33pm

Brayan Villarreal Threw Only Four Pitches To Get A World Series Ring

Reliever Brayan Villarreal didn't throw a strike for the Red Sox last season. In his only appearance with the team, he gave up a walkoff walk to Marco Scutaro for a 3-2 Giants win. But despite his forgettable appearance, Villarreal still received a World Series ring on Friday at Fenway Park. » 4/06/14 11:48am 4/06/14 11:48am

St. Louis Man Arrested After Threatening Boston On Twitter

Everybody say hi to Bobby Metzinger. St. Louis police arrested him over the weekend and charged him with making terroristic threats against the city of Boston from his Twitter account. The 30-year-old former PR professional was once highlighted by a St. Louis television station for having landed a job because of his… » 10/30/13 4:12pm 10/30/13 4:12pm

Where Does David Ortiz Rank Among The Best World Series Hitters Ever?

Over the last five games, David Ortiz has hit .733/.750/1.267. This would be a crazy line for any stretch of the season, much less the fucking World Series, and it's brought his career line in the Fall Classic up to .465/.556/.814, which is good enough—the best of any hitter with at least 50 plate appearances—to back… » 10/30/13 1:34pm 10/30/13 1:34pm

Red Sox Win Totally Ordinary Game 5, Take 3-2 Lead To Boston

We made it seven innings before something funky happened and, as far as funky things in this World Series go, it was pretty tame. David Ross was called out on a questionable-on-closer-inspection call at the plate. But all it meant was the difference between a 4-1 Boston win and 3-1 win. Which is to say: not much… » 10/29/13 12:38am 10/29/13 12:38am

Yadier Molina Involved In Another Close Play At The Plate

David Ross was called out on this play and maybe he was. Ross didn't argue the call. It's also possible that he eluded Yadier Molina's glove and snuck his hand in and touched the plate before running into the glove. What is indisputable is that Molina has once again found himself the beneficiary of a close call at… » 10/28/13 10:34pm 10/28/13 10:34pm

Cardinals Radio Guy Laughed At Red Sox For Holding Kolten Wong On

Via Awful Announcing, go directly to the 2-minute mark of the video below. "That's silly," Cardinals play-by-play man Mike Shannon can be heard saying during the KMOX broadcast. He was talking about Mike Napoli holding Kolten Wong at first base. Shannon also laughed. He then described what happened next. » 10/28/13 5:19pm 10/28/13 5:19pm

A Kick In The Ass From David Ortiz Is All The Red Sox Needed

Heading into three straight nights in a National League park, John Farrell said he'd name his first baseman before each game. David Ortiz is 37, and coming off Achilles and heel injuries, and hasn't played three consecutive games in the field in years. Mike Napoli was raking through the first two rounds of the… » 10/28/13 9:18am 10/28/13 9:18am

Bachelor Contestant Has Laugh About Yadi Molina Cancer Sign

Every year the World Series sets aside a few minutes to recognize the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Stand Up To Cancer program, inviting players, coaches, umpires, and fans to write the name of someone affected by the disease on a sign and hold it before TV cameras. A few fans tonight decided to make a mockery… » 10/27/13 11:18pm 10/27/13 11:18pm