Archive for the ‘MLB’ Category

Nats to unexpectedly offer managing job to Dusty Baker

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

In Dusty the Washington Nationals trust. CBS Sports baseball insider Jon Heyman broke the news that the Nats will offer Baker their managerial job, which comes as a stunner after it was widely reported to be a done deal that former Padres manager Bud Black would get the gig. According to Heyman, ...

Has Jake Arrieta run out of steam?

Monday, October 19th, 2015

The Chicago Cubs dropped Game 2 of the 2015 National League Championship Series on Sunday night, falling 4-1 to the New York Mets. The Cubs were relying on ace right-hander Jake Arrieta to secure Game 2 for them, and prevent the Mets from taking a 2-0 lead in the series. ...

Cubs vs. Mets: Let It Be

Friday, October 16th, 2015

It was a lesson I learned early. Oddly enough, at least if you find coincidences odd, it was the last time the Mets and Dodgers met in the postseason -- 1988. My dad and I were out playing catch in the vacant lot next to our house when he asked who ...

Eddie Vedder keeps score at baseball games; rules at life

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

You know what's really rock'n fuckin' roll? Not destroying hotel rooms or bangin' groupies or smashing guitars or tripping balls on acid. Nope, that stuff's all old hat now. The new rock'n'roll move is keeping score at baseball games. This fact was proven by Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder -- ...

Cubs-Cardinals: The playoff series that will kill me

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

If you're going to the Cubs-Cardinals National League Division Series, you'll probably need to rob a Brinks truck first. If you're going to get through the Cubs-Cardinals NLDS, you'll probably need to rob a Xanax truck first. The first rider of the Apocalypse is here, and we should all be terrified.

It’s about time the Yankees recognized their drinking problem

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Dating back to the days of The Babe, the biggest tradition in New York Yankees history is winning. And going back just as far, the second-biggest tradition in the Bronx is alcoholism. CC Sabathia is the latest Yankee to be swallowed up by the addiction, but thankfully he has come to ...

A love letter to Bud Selig

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Dearest Bud, I just wrote to say I love you. From the bottom of my heart. This may come as a surprise given that I haven't publicly said anything positive about you since, well, ever. But that was all a front. Privately, I've always admired your visionary genius, especially this whole deal ...

Yankees legend Yogi Berra dies at age 90

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

One of the most iconic and quotable figures in baseball history was lost late Tuesday night. Yogi Berra, three-time American League MVP, 18-time All-Star and 10-time World Series champion as a player, died at the age of 90. Despite playing for the team that many people love to hate, Berra is one ...