Tag Archives: baseball

  • The 13 MLB Teams Paying Over $100K a Day to Injured Players

    The 13 MLB Teams Paying Over $100K a Day to Injured Players

    Injuries have always been a part of baseball. However, astronomical salaries have not. Today’s MLB teams are faced with a decidedly modern problem: flushing tons of cash down the toilet on injured superstars with gigantic contracts. And never has this problem been more apparent than in 2013. Of course, it’s not that the sum the […]

  • MLB Suspends Ryan Braun 65 Games for PEDs, Has A-Rod in their Crosshairs

    MLB Suspends Ryan Braun 65 Games for PEDs, Has A-Rod in their Crosshairs

    Major League Baseball has suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun without pay for the remainder of the 2013 season for his connections to the Biogenesis clinic in Miami run by Anthony Bosch. This amounts to 65 games, 50 of which are for the use of performance enhancing drugs, while the other 15 are for lying […]

  • Check Out This GIF of Mariano Rivera Scratching Himself

    Check Out This GIF of Mariano Rivera Scratching Himself

    The animated gif format can be used for a variety of purposes—artistic, humorous, journalistic, etc. Falling under “all of the above” is this one, taken from last night’s Sox/Yankees game. As you can see, it features Mariano Rivera, uh, scratching himself in an unusually animated fashion. Hey, it’s been pretty hot lately, so I certainly […]

  • 15 Hottest MLB All-Star WAGs of 2013

    15 Hottest MLB All-Star WAGs of 2013

    Well, the 2013 MLB All-Star Game is over, and we’ve covered the event from a number of angles this year. We’ve talked about the Home Run Derby and the supposed derby curse. We’ve talked about the changes MLB could make to ensure the ASG remains the best such event in pro sports. And we’ve even […]

  • 9 Ways to Improve the MLB All-Star Game

    9 Ways to Improve the MLB All-Star Game

    Tonight is the 2013 MLB All-Star Game—the only one of the major pro sports all-star games that is at all worth watching. However, if Major League Baseball isn’t careful, they might just see this venerable and historic event turn into a pointless circus just like the NHL, NBA, and NFL. Now, I’m not saying the […]

  • 9 Ballplayers Struck by the MLB Home Run Derby Curse

    9 Ballplayers Struck by the MLB Home Run Derby Curse

    Have you ever heard of the Home Run Derby curse? It’s the idea that, after players compete in the derby prior to the Midsummer Classic, their production drops off in the second half of the season. And it’s not a myth. It’s a real, measurable phenomenon. Since 2000, the batting average, on-base percentage, and especially […]