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Don Mattingly Will Protect The Cowardly Jose Ureña From Comeuppance Don Mattingly Will Protect The Cowardly Jose Ureña From Comeuppance

Marlins pitcher Jose Ureña was suspended six games by Major League Baseball for his bush-league plunking of Ronald Acuña Jr., to break up Acuña’s three-game streak of leadoff dingers. As should be expected whenever a player is suspended, Ureña has appealed the punishment, which means he is eligible to pitch for the…

MLB Network Falls For Joke Report That Trevor Bauer Is Treating Himself For "CIA Nanites" MLB Network Falls For Joke Report That Trevor Bauer Is Treating Himself For "CIA Nanites"

It’s possible to believe a lot of whacky stories about Trevor Bauer, who is both a big old dummy and also a too-online crank who once wanted to use a soldering iron to cauterize a finger wound. A report that Bauer wants to use alternative methods to treat the stress fracture in his right fibula would surprise exactly…

Dramatic Dinger-Robbing Catch Denied By Beer Dramatic Dinger-Robbing Catch Denied By Beer

Diamondbacks outfielder Jon Jay had a rough, frustrating time Friday night. Twice he reached up at the outfield wall to make a play on a shallow dinger, and both times Padres fans beat him to the ball. All Jay came down with, in the end, were a few droplets of spilled beer, and disappointment.

This Triple Play Confused The Hell Out Of Everyone Involved This Triple Play Confused The Hell Out Of Everyone Involved

Triple plays are always cool, but the best instances are the ones that leave everyone—fielders, runners, fans, broadcasters—kind of confused about what exactly just happened. Last night’s Angels-Rangers game gave us one of those.

Minnesota Steakhouse Pranks Umpire Joe West With Braille Menu Minnesota Steakhouse Pranks Umpire Joe West With Braille Menu

Joe West has been an umpire for 42 years, long enough to have seen pretty much damn near everything there is to see in the sport. Six World Series, nine League Championship Series, eight League Division Series, and three All-Star Games will do that to you. Bet he’s never been owned by a restaurant, though.

The Mets Made The Phillies Look Like The Mets The Mets Made The Phillies Look Like The Mets

The New York Mets are the greatest baseball team of the past two days. Following up on a 16-5 drubbing of the Orioles on Wednesday night, one of the biggest laughingstocks in baseball took down the Phillies this afternoon by a staggeringly competent score of 24-4. Those 24 runs today are a Mets franchise record.

Two Insufferable Teams Combine Forces For One Really Big Piece Of Shit Two Insufferable Teams Combine Forces For One Really Big Piece Of Shit

Notre Dame football will play at Yankee Stadium in November, so to commemorate what will surely be a memorable game against Syracuse, the Fighting Irish will wear these pinstriped uniforms. The price is quite steep at $95, but anyone who’d buy one would be doing so drunk anyway.

There's No Bad Idea Like A Sports Bad Idea There's No Bad Idea Like A Sports Bad Idea

It is a harsh truth, but an undeniable one: If it weren’t for bad ideas, we would not have anything to talk about on the Deadcast. In point of fact, if it were not for bad ideas the Deadcast itself would not even exist. But while our world is currently much worse off for all the bad ideas that currently hold sway in…

Oh, Good, Now The Sports Media Is Slurping Up Elon Musk's Bullshit Oh, Good, Now The Sports Media Is Slurping Up Elon Musk's Bullshit

Go to any sports website today and you are likely to see a headline about Tesla founder Elon Musk’s brilliant new plan to alleviate traffic before and after Los Angeles Dodgers games. ESPN: “Elon Musk’s tunnel company aims to reduce Dodger Stadium traffic with ‘Dugout Loop.’” Sports Illustrated: “Elon Musk Proposes…

The Giants-Dodgers Brawl, From Andrew McCutchen's Perspective The Giants-Dodgers Brawl, From Andrew McCutchen's Perspective

Yasiel Puig and the Giants brawled again on Tuesday. This time, it wasn’t Madison Bumgarner, but Nick Hundley who took offense to an unconscionably insignificant Puig “transgression.” Yasiel yelled “fuck” after fouling off a ball:

Cowardly Jose Ureña Beans Ronald Acuña To Avoid Another Lead-Off Dinger Cowardly Jose Ureña Beans Ronald Acuña To Avoid Another Lead-Off Dinger

20-year-old Braves slugger Ronald Acuña Jr. is molten hot right now, blasting eight homers in his last eight games and lead-off dongs in each of his last three. If you’re Marlins starter Jose Ureña, facing the Braves tonight, you can either take Acuña’s recent success as an exciting challenge to your own skills, or…

Even This Derek Jeter Puff Piece Can't Figure Out His Plan For The Marlins Even This Derek Jeter Puff Piece Can't Figure Out His Plan For The Marlins

Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter apparently feels he can show his face in public again, opening up to Jerry Crasnick for an ESPN feature on the future of the team, and boy, was the author willing to make him comfortable.

Yasiel Puig Is Fighting The Giants Again Yasiel Puig Is Fighting The Giants Again

That fan to the right of the top photo? That’s basically me every time a baseball fight breaks out. “Oh! A fight!”

It Is Unconscionable How Hot Ronald Acuña Is Right Now It Is Unconscionable How Hot Ronald Acuña Is Right Now

“He’s the best leadoff hitter I’ve ever seen,” Braves teammate Ender Inciarte said of Ronald Acuña Jr. “He’s the best player I’ve ever seen.” Gushing praise, from a teammate, sure, but counterweigh that bias with the fact that Acuña is still just 20 years old. And at least over the last week, it has been absolutely…

Ben Zobrist Is Still Very Much Looking Forward To Robot Umpires Ben Zobrist Is Still Very Much Looking Forward To Robot Umpires

Ben Zobrist was ejected in the ninth inning of the Cubs’ 7–0 home loss to the Brewers Tuesday, for arguing (what else) balls and strikes with home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi. The beef went back a few innings, to when Zobrist took a called third strike in the sixth, and reacted angrily. Zobrist survived the initial…

Nick Markakis? Really? Huh, That's Weird. Nick Markakis? Really? Huh, That's Weird.

Braves outfielder Nick Markakis has built himself a solid, respectable baseball career—one better than 99 percent of guys who ever pick up the ol’ ball and stick. A .290 career hitter with a wRC+ of 111 in 12-and-three-quarters seasons with Baltimore and now Atlanta, Markakis has never been especially spectacular—save…

A Brief Blog About Putting Lunch On Your Head

Here’s Miami Marlins first base coach Perry Hill, wearing a soggy leaf of lettuce under his batting helmet to stay cool during yesterday’s sweltering afternoon game against the Atlanta Braves:

Where Are All The A's Fans? Where Are All The A's Fans?

The Oakland A’s are good, and they are hot, and they are young, and this week they have the opportunity to make a statement. Three games against the Mariners, whom they lead by 2.5 games for the second wild card spot, and then three games against the Astros, whom they trail by 2 games for the division. “The next…

Jose Ramirez Utterly Baffled By Utility Man Brandon Dixon's 10th Straight Curveball

This is wonderful. Reds utility man Brandon Dixon made his first career pitching appearance Monday night, in the ninth inning of an eventual 10-3 loss to the Indians. His pitching line was great: Dixon threw 10 total pitches; no one of them was harder than 74 miles per hour; the slowest came in under 66 miles per…

Break Up The Mets! Break Up The Mets!

The Mets beat the Yankees Monday night, 8–5, for their second consecutive win, and fourth in five games, and sixth in nine. They’re coming off their first consecutive series wins since April, and recently got long-suffering Jacob deGrom his first win since mid-June. Things are finally looking ... know what, let’s not…

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