MLB playoffs

mlb

Alex Cora Never Lost His Edge

Leading a World Series contender in your first managerial gig might be daunting, but the Boston Red Sox manager spent his entire career making sure he was ready for anything.
Rachael McDaniel
10.25.18
counterpoint

Actually, the Wild Card Format is Bad

Adding a second Wild Card team to make a one-game playoff is a flawed solution to a nonexistent problem.
Hannah Keyser
10.3.18
mlb

MLB's Young Stars Set to Dominate Playoffs

MLB playoff rosters are chock full of young stars who have been playing like established veterans.
Rachael McDaniel
10.2.18
mlb

On Yu Darvish, and Scapegoating

Baseball history is littered with scapegoats who "lost" a game for their team, eliciting feelings of betrayal from fans. But it's never that simple.
Rachael McDaniel
6.28.18
bat flips

Yasiel Puig is Happy for All Bat Flips

Yasiel Puig is here to support bat shenanigans, even from Astros shortstop Carlos Correa.
Liam Daniel Pierce
10.26.17
kike hernandez

Kiké Hernandez's Mom Watched Game 5 on a Generator-Powered TV in Puerto Rico

Hernandez slugged three home runs to power the Los Angeles Dodgers to the World Series for the first time since 1988.
Sean Newell
10.20.17
Baseball

We Were One Home Run Away from Angry Joe Maddon Streaking Wrigley Field

Umpires reversed a strikeout in the eighth inning of Game 4 between the Dodgers and the Cubs, claiming Curtis Granderson fouled the ball off when he didn't. And then Maddon got ejected.
Sean Newell
10.19.17
Baseball

Joe Maddon Is So Overrated

When something goes wrong, the Cubs manager wants us to squint to see the rope burns from where his hands were tied.
Kris Liakos
10.18.17
Baseball

Instant Replay on the Bases Stinks

The Washington Nationals had a rally killed after replay showed Jose Lobaton's foot lifted off first base for a millisecond.
Sean Newell
10.13.17
baby making at bats

I Want to Make Babies with This Brett Gardner At-Bat

Gardner battled for 12 pitches before hitting a single and driving in two runs in the ninth inning for the Yankees.
Sean Newell
10.12.17
stephen strasburg

So...Stephen Strasburg is Pitching Now? Alright!

Everybody went nuts yesterday after Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker announced that Tanner Roark would start in Game 4 of the NLCS. Well, he's not starting anymore.
Sean Newell
10.11.17
we must protect this pool

Horse-Mounted Cops Protect Diamondbacks Pool from Celebrating Dodgers

The in-stadium pool at Chase Field is a sacred thing.
Sean Newell
10.10.17
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