Costas Abandons Broadcast Booth for Potty Break

It turns out the infallible Bob Costas – sports broadcasting’s immortal son – is fallible after all. During the call of last night’s Mariners-Yankees game, Costas was forced to remove his headset and bend the knee to nature’s call during Continue reading Costas Abandons Broadcast Booth for Potty Break

All-Star Balloting Officially Underway

Though we’re just 25 games into this 2014 season (that’s just 15% of the season for you mathematicians out there), Major League Baseball wants you to start getting out and voting. As of today, All-Star Game balloting is officially underway, Continue reading All-Star Balloting Officially Underway

April 27, 2014: The Day of the Pitcher

If you’re a fan of offense, yesterday’s slate of games probably left you wanting a whole lot more. For the first time ever – according to the Alliance Sports Bureau – 10 pitchers completed at least seven innings of work Continue reading April 27, 2014: The Day of the Pitcher

Pineda Tossed, But Baseball Continues to Turn a Blind Eye to Foreign Substances

The art of subtlety is obviously lost on Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda. In his last two starts against the Red Sox, he has come to the mound in the second inning with a glistening, brown goop on his body. 10 Continue reading Pineda Tossed, But Baseball Continues to Turn a Blind Eye to Foreign Substances

Happy 100th Birthday to Wrigley, From a Cubs Fan

I wanted to write a birthday piece to commemorate the 100th year of Wrigley Field. I just couldn’t find the right words. I’m not a Cubs fan. I’ve never taken in a ball game from atop the ivy. I’ve never Continue reading Happy 100th Birthday to Wrigley, From a Cubs Fan

Ellsbury Is Well-Received in Return to Fenway

Jacoby Ellsbury made is much-anticipated return to Fenway Park last night. All eyes were on Boston. How would the home crowd receive the player accused by many of being a traitor (or “trader”, as described by many on social media)? Continue reading Ellsbury Is Well-Received in Return to Fenway

Pujols Joins 500-Homer Club and May Have Called His Shot

Remember Albert Pujols? He’s been flying well under the radar since signing a 10-year deal with the L.A. Angels back in 2012. But for more than a decade while playing in St. Louis, he was by far the most feared Continue reading Pujols Joins 500-Homer Club and May Have Called His Shot

Ellsbury Returns to Fenway, Well Received in Yanks to Win

Jacoby Ellsbury made is much-anticipated return to Fenway Park last night. All eyes were on Boston. How would the home crowd receive the player accused by many of being a traitor (or “trader”, as described by many on social media)? Continue reading Ellsbury Returns to Fenway, Well Received in Yanks to Win

Jacoby Ellsbury Makes His First Return to Fenway Tonight

There has to be a powerful swarm of butterflies swimming through Jacoby Ellsbury’s insides right about now. The long-time Red Sox and first-year Yankee makes his first return to Boston’s Fenway Park tonight, where more than 37,000 fans will wait Continue reading Jacoby Ellsbury Makes His First Return to Fenway Tonight

Martin Challenges Maldonado to a Charity Fight

If Pirates catcher Russell Martin has his way, this newly minted feud with the Brewers is going to spill over into the offseason. In case you’ve been living in a cave, or you just REALLY enjoying the Easter holiday in Continue reading Martin Challenges Maldonado to a Charity Fight

Maldonado Hits the Cover Off the Ball…Literally

Coaches are always encouraging their hitters to go up to the box and hit the cover off the baseball. Until Friday, that was just a euphemism. Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado hit a grounder so hard yesterday that the cover literally Continue reading Maldonado Hits the Cover Off the Ball…Literally

The Folly of Replay

I was drug kicking and screaming into this world of baseball instant replay, but I’m here. The 2014 season is in full swing, and along with it so is Major League Baseball’s new system of reviews and play challenges. I Continue reading The Folly of Replay

AAA Team Pranks Jeff Francoeur…For a Full Month

Jeff Francoeur is many things. He’s powerful. He’s hit more than 100 home runs during his career in the big leagues. He’s strong armed. He’s known for his ability to gun runners down from the outfield who are trying to Continue reading AAA Team Pranks Jeff Francoeur…For a Full Month

Note To MLB Players: STOP DIVING INTO FIRST BASE!

Josh Hamilton will go under the knife today. On Tuesday, the Angels outfielder and cleanup hitter injured his thumb diving into first base in an attempt to beat out a 7th-inning ground ball. A Wednesday MRI revealed that in so Continue reading Note To MLB Players: STOP DIVING INTO FIRST BASE!

Joey Votto Appearing as a Mountie on Intentional Talk Yesterday May be the Best Thing Ever

For those of you who don’t think Joey Votto is too quiet, too stiff or too reserved…your mind is about to be blown. The Reds first baseman and 2010 MVP appeared on MLB Network’s Intentional Talk yesterday and brought the Continue reading Joey Votto Appearing as a Mountie on Intentional Talk Yesterday May be the Best Thing Ever

40 Years from Now, Will We Celebrate Bonds Like We Celebrate Aaron Today?

Today is the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron’s 715th home run. The big one. The one that passed The Bambino and vaulted Hammerin’ Hank into baseball immortality as the greatest power hitter the game of baseball had ever seen. The Continue reading 40 Years from Now, Will We Celebrate Bonds Like We Celebrate Aaron Today?

Retiring Derek Jeter Receives First Set of Gifts During 2014 Farewell Season

The Derek Jeter farewell tour has officially begun. The Yankees opened their season with a three-game set in Houston earlier this week. I’m a little late on this, but I want to make it a point to chronicle all the Continue reading Retiring Derek Jeter Receives First Set of Gifts During 2014 Farewell Season

Junior Lake Gives Us The First MLB Uniform Gaffe Of The Season

Yesterday afternoon gave us our first uniform gaffe of the regular season. And we are only four real days into the regular season! Why not? In fact, we should have predicted something like this would happen. We’ve seen just about Continue reading Junior Lake Gives Us The First MLB Uniform Gaffe Of The Season

Matt Adams Shoves Reds Fan, Receives An Unfriendly Salute In Return

As if the Reds-Cardinals rivalry didn’t burn hot enough. St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams stoked the flames of hatred between these two teams early yesterday evening. Adams was giving chase to a fly ball that was drifting into the Continue reading Matt Adams Shoves Reds Fan, Receives An Unfriendly Salute In Return

Replay is Dominating the Baseball Discussion Landscape

Three days into the MLB regular season (I’m excluding the Opening Series in Sydney; no offense to the good people of Australia), and it seems that all anyone can talk about is baseball’s new instant replay system. Managers have been Continue reading Replay is Dominating the Baseball Discussion Landscape

Podcast Episode 12: 2014 Season Preview, With Some Vegas Flair

The 2014 MLB season is underway, so it’s time to get on records with our picks and predictions for how this year will shake out. I’m joined by Kevin Graham as we breakdown our projected NL and AL Division standings, Continue reading Podcast Episode 12: 2014 Season Preview, With Some Vegas Flair

Opening Day Had It All; Are You Not Entertained?!

Well, baseball fans. After that slate of Opening Day games, I have but one question for you. . . This year’s Opening Day absolutely had it all. No, that’s not hyperbole. It literally had just about everything that we as Continue reading Opening Day Had It All; Are You Not Entertained?!