It took five hours, 17 minutes, but the big, stupid, ridiculous Game 5 that started with George Bush throwing out a first pitch and ended with pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training is over. The Astros won in “ten innings,” though in a game that took twice as long as their “nine inning” loss in Game 1.…
As I write this the score is tied at 12 and it’s still the ninth inning. Will there be more? Who knows. Here’s an incident that happened who cares ago back when the score was who can remember to who gives a shit. A half-naked man wearing star-spangled shorts rushed the field and briefly escaped security:
Alas, the camera cut away before what we assume was this dude getting a beatdown.
So it’s still Game 5 of the World Series, and we’ve already reached the all-time record for home runs. There’s something very, very wrong with these baseballs. Further evidence follows:
Yuli Gurriel could be suspended from the World Series for his actions during Friday night’s game, in which the Astros first baseman was spotted on camera mocking Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish’s ethnicity and mouthing the word “Chinito,” a derogatory Spanish slur that is literally translated as “little Chinese person” but…
Yuli Gurriel is facing questions about a gesture made in the dugout after his second-inning home run off Yu Darvish in tonight’s Game 3, as the MLB International feed caught the Astros first baseman appearing to make a “slant-eye” gesture. The L.A. Times says they’ll ask Gurriel about the gesture after the game; we’ll…
The Houston Astros are headed to their second World Series after claiming the American League pennant for the first time, downing the Yankees in the ALCS’s deciding seventh game 4-0 thanks to five shutdown innings from starter Charlie Morton, some well-timed defense, and Lance McCullers Jr. shredding any hopes for a…
I am aggravated hourly and nearly minutely by some dumb bullshit on television, but never with such consistency as come each MLB postseason, when America’s Home For Friends And Family Guy reruns TBS is mysteriously transformed into a media outlet worthy of broadcasting playoff baseball games. It’s not, but MLB cares…
Justin Turner delivered a John Lackey fastball over the left-center field fence to drop a devastating 4-1 loss on the Cubs and give his Dodgers a 2-0 NLCS lead.
Carlos Correa accounted for both of Houston’s runs, hitting a fourth-inning solo homer and the walkoff double that drove in José Altuve as the Astros took a 2-0 series lead on the Yankees in a game that saw Justin Verlander pitch a complete game with 13 strikeouts.
Aaron Judge won the world’s adoration earlier tonight for denying manchild ballhawk Zack Hample a baseball. (It also kept the game scoreless, but who cares about those details?) Here are some more wire photos of the catch for your enjoyment:
Aaron Judge snagged a Francisco Lindor fly ball just above Yankee Stadium’s short right field fence, but that feat pales in comparison to the act of humanitarianism that was denying ballhawk Zack Hample yet another baseball he doesn’t need.
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Cleveland slugger Edwin Encarnación left today’s ALDS game against the Yankees in the first inning with help from teammates after suffering a gruesome leg injury while attempting to return to second base after a soft liner.
The ever-incorrigible Bill Murray dropped by the Cubs’ clubhouse tonight to celebrate with his favorite team, and gave reporters standing by a taste of victory champagne—whether they wanted it or not.