Mariners DH Nelson Cruz came to the plate in the sixth inning of tonight’s All-Star Game. But before he stepped into the box, he stopped to take a cell phone photo with umpire Joe West. “The oldest guys in the game,” he told West after Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina snapped the photo.
At the top of the All-Star Game’s second inning, old retiree A-Rod seemed super psyched to be back on the diamond. The former superstar gave the Jimmy Fallon treatment to the NL infield, flattering and laughing with the younger crowd.
Tonight will be the first All-Star Game in 14 years that won’t decide home-field advantage for the World Series (thank goodness), and with the freedom of again having a true exhibition, MLB has the opportunity to get experimental, if it wants. Bryce Harper has a plan:
All-star games are an inelegant but closest-we’re-gonna-get answer to beer-fueled debates on whether League’s Best Player could beat League’s Other Best Player in a game with the finest supporting casts available. Because the public gets to vote on the picks, the event is also very easy to fuck with for the sake of…
This is emotionally surprising, but true: No major American sport has had labor peace as long as MLB. That peace will extend through at least a 26th year, as the owners and the players’ union agreed last night on the framework of a CBA that will run through the 2021 season.
Say what you will about Colin Cowherd and Jason Whitlock, but it’s clear they both take direction well. Here are the All Takes Matter hosts pretending to chat—at the direction of Fox broadcast personnel—as the network attempts to promote their shitty TV show.
The biggest story to come out of last night’s MLB All-Star Game had nothing to do with the game at all, but with a pregame performance of “O Canada.” Remigio Pereira, member of the Canadian singing group The Tenors, replaced some of the lyrics in the anthem with “all lives matter,” a favored political rallying cry of…
This only aired in Canada, as Fox went to commercial break in the U.S. All-Star Game broadcast, but what the fuck? These four Canadian men (known as The Tenors) decided to add one of white supremacists’ favorite phrases into “O Canada.” We have no idea what is going on here.
Ken Griffey Jr.’s baseball video game came out in 1994. We’ve updated the rosters to simulate tomorrow’s All-Star Game, which is currently LIVE:
This afternoon, Major League Baseball announced the participants in next week’s All-Star Game. They include Jose Altuve and also some other people. Here are the full rosters.
The full rosters for next week’s All-Star Game have been announced, as have the five Final Vote candidates, and the most notable omission is Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez’s numbers are excellent, especially given his age and his lost season, but he also represents one of baseball’s most polarizing comeback stories. It…
The MLB announced starters for the All-Star game while you were watching the first half of the Women’s World Cup Final. These are the starting lineups as determined by the fan vote:
Yesterday and today, MLB released its first ballot updates for the All-Star Game to be held in Cincinnati. And if things hold, it’s going to be a whole bunch of Missouri:
Among the things I learned about Anthony Rendon from this Washington Post article, it's that the young Nationals infielder doesn't seem to like baseball all that much.
My jerk coworkers won't understand, but Derek Jeter does represent something to Yankee fans of a certain age. Like me! Over the course of his career, baseball players went from grown men I admired to people who are now younger than me. These two pictures, of Jeter posing with Reds 3B Todd Frazier 16 years apart,…