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The Astros and Nationals’ new Spring Training home is being overrun by birds

The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals are moving into a new shared Spring Training home in February, and the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches looks beautiful. There are, however, a couple of problems. For one thing, construction on the new ballpark is a bit slow-going, and players might have to dodge construction workers in the early […]

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Sammy Sosa still isn’t getting Hall of Fame love, and that’s fine

One of the less reported subplots of this winter’s Baseball Hall of Fame voting is Sammy Sosa’s lack of movement, in either direction, among the electorate. Sosa has received just six votes of the 55 revealed thusfar, the same he received through 55 votes last year. He finished with only 31 votes in 2016, giving […]


Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda goes Uncle Drew on unsuspecting Japanese kids

Some things are just funny regardless of context. A few examples: birds riding dogs, dogs excitedly running over small children, really most dog gifs in general, actually. Also on the list, though: professional athletes in disguise making fools out of unwitting mortals. The peak of that genre is probably Kyrie Irving’s series of Pepsi ads […]

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 31: Manager Joe Maddon #70 of the Chicago Cubs shakes hands with Aroldis Chapman #54 after a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates
at Wrigley Field on August 31, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs defeated the Pirates 6-5. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Aroldis Chapman says Joe Maddon mismanaged him throughout postseason

The recent baseball postseason cooked up a few questionable bullpen decisions along the way, some more costly than others. (Zach Britton is probably still in the bullpen, waiting to come in.) Now, in the aftermath of the Cubs winning the World Series, former Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman felt he was being misused by his manager, Joe […]

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 28:  The Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria attends a press conference introducing new manager Ozzie Guillen at Sun Life Stadium on September 28, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Jeffrey Loria is trying to sell the Marlins at an outrageous price

Jeffrey Loria isn’t exactly a well-respected baseball owner. So, how does the owner of the Miami Marlins get rewarded for his crappy ownership abilities? By selling the team for more than double its value, of course. According to Forbes, bankers say Loria is willing to sell the struggling Marlins franchise for $1.7 billion. This news […]

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Indians will continue to phase Chief Wahoo out in 2017

The Cleveland Indians have previously committed to phasing out the Chief Wahoo logo on their uniforms, but they may finally be taking a massive step forward with that progression in 2017 with an updated uniform. As noted by Big League Stew, the Indians plan on removing their cream alternate uniforms from the uniform rotation. Those uniforms […]

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 27:  A Rays hat and glove sit at the end of the dugout during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park on February 27, 2009 in Port Charlotte, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays were lone team to vote against MLB CBA

The new collective bargaining agreement between Major League Baseball and the MLBPA was ratified this week. The MLBPA’s executive board unanimously approved the CBA, while MLB’s owners approved the agreement by a 29-1 vote. The “1” really doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things, but the one owner to cast a dissenting vote was […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 29:  Rick Hahn  the Vice-President/General Manager of the Chicago White Sox talks to a reporter before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers on April 29, 2014 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Winners and losers of the 2016 Winter Meetings

The MLB Winter Meetings have pretty much concluded, with many executives, agents, and members of the media leaving Washington DC on Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Which teams and players came out ahead, and which look worse than they did at the end of the week? Good question. We’ve got you covered. WINNER: Chicago White Sox […]

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 26:  Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the dugout before the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 26, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Pirates defeated the Diamondbacks 8-0.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Pirates unlikely to trade Andrew McCutchen now and manage to tick off everyone in process

The on-again, off-again flirtation between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals regarding Andrew McCutchen appears to be dead for good. With the Nationals trading Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning to the restocking Chicago White Sox for center fielder Adam Eaton, McCutchen’s services are no longer needed in D.C. It leaves the Pirates, who had been actively […]

Mike Mussina #35 of the New York Yankees pitches to the New York Mets at Yankee Stadium on June 30, 2006 in Bronx, New York. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

35 reasons why Mike Mussina belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame

Mike Mussina is in his fourth year on the ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame, and momentum is beginning to build for his candidacy. He’s a fixture in Hall of Fame arguments around this time of year and in last year’s balloting, he shot up from 24.6 percent of the BBWAA vote to 43 percent. […]