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Craig Calcaterra

  1. A Rays affiliate planned, and then cancelled, “A-Rod Juice Box” night

    May 22, 2015, 4:47 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    The Yankees firmly believe that the only people allowed to disparage Alex Rodriguez are the Yankees.

  2. Barry Bonds would like to see you smile

    May 22, 2015, 2:30 PM EDT

    Bonds

    When I see you smile, Barry, I can face the world. You know I can do anything. When I see you smile, I see a ray of light.

  3. Will Smith suspended for eight games for the foreign substance on his arm

    May 22, 2015, 1:30 PM EDT

    will smith substance arm

    But Major League Baseball’s silliness about these kinds of infractions, however, will continue on unabated.

  4. Quote of the Day: Freddie Freeman inadvertently illustrates the silliness of the foreign substance rules

    May 22, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT

    Will Smith

    Paraphrased: “Smith should be way less obvious about the fact that he’s trying to keep us safe!”

  5. Baseball needs beer girls. And a few other things.

    May 22, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

    Tokyo Dome

    At least that’s what Molly Knight reports from Japan, and I’m inclined to agree.

  6. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 22, 2015, 7:19 AM EDT

    Bumgarner Kershaw

    The Giants own the Dodgers at AT&T Park. And the Madison Bumgarner owned Clayton Kershaw. At least yesterday.

  7. Madison Bumgarner hit a homer off of Clayton Kershaw

    May 21, 2015, 5:03 PM EDT

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    Ace vs. Ace. Advantage: Bumgarner.

  8. Jacob deGrom tosses a gem, Lucas Duda hits two homers in Mets win

    May 21, 2015, 3:46 PM EDT

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    He struck out 11 dudes in eight shutout innings.

  9. Who really owns a home run ball?

    May 21, 2015, 1:28 PM EDT

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    Pedro Alvarez hit a ball out of PNC Park the other day. It landed in a boat. Then some guy came along and took it. Whose ball is it and was the law broken?

  10. Ron Washington officially hired by the Athletics

    May 21, 2015, 12:07 PM EDT

    Ron Washington

    Washington coached in Oakland from 1996-2006.

  11. The St. Paul Saints’ new ballpark is fantastic

    May 21, 2015, 11:22 AM EDT

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    Best part: its modern, non-retro design.

  12. The story behind the Nationals squirting chocolate syrup on each other after big wins

    May 21, 2015, 9:45 AM EDT

    Nationals chocolate

    One not-so-fun thing: it creates a LOT of extra work for the clubhouse attendants.

  13. Maybe youth baseball is dying, you guys, but that doesn’t mean kids can’t become baseball fans

    May 21, 2015, 8:58 AM EDT

    Little League

    Youth baseball may be a gateway to future fandom, but it’s not the only way in.

  14. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 21, 2015, 7:23 AM EDT

    Charlize Theron

    Outside of Bryce Harper’s ejection, there were really no exciting doings in Major League Baseball last night. So let’s talk about “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

  15. Chip Hale finds Dan Jennings’ hire to be “frustrating in a way”

    May 20, 2015, 5:13 PM EDT

    The Miami Marlins new manager Dan Jennings stands in the dugout during the second inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Miami, Monday, May 18, 2015.  (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

    Last night Chip Hale appeared to tweak Dan Jennings with his postgame comments. Today he expressed a little frustration at the circumstances of his hiring.

  16. Must-click link: the history of the eephus pitch

    May 20, 2015, 3:43 PM EDT

    Alfredo Simon

    It’s a nearly lost art. But a glorious one.

  17. Remembering David Letterman’s best sports moments

    May 20, 2015, 12:33 PM EDT

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    I got to pick baseball. Terry Forster, come on down.

  18. The Yankees place Jacoby Ellsbury on the disabled list with a bum knee

    May 20, 2015, 9:50 AM EDT

    ellsbury getty

    “Bum” is a diagnosis that all of the top medical professionals are using these days. You just haven’t heard it much because you don’t hang out with doctors.

  19. MLB is reviewing Josh Donaldson’s lewd gestures/comments to the Angels bench

    May 20, 2015, 9:20 AM EDT

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    I’m guessing he’ll get a token “won’t someone think of the children?!” fine.

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