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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Ronald Belisario is out as White Sox closer

    Jun 28, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Ronald Belisario

    It’s really not important who the closer is on a last place team. Well, except for the closer that is.

  2. A sweet double play down in single-A

    Jun 28, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Peoria Chiefs logo

    Shovel throws are cool. Jump-throws are cool. Plays containing both of them are really, really cool.

  3. Video: Josh Harrison escaped in a crazy rundown last night

    Jun 28, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

    Josh Harrison

    He’s out, right? He ran out of the baseline, didn’t he?

  4. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 28, 2014, 7:33 AM EDT

    Jose Abreu

    Jose Abreu went deep twice and finished the night tied for the major league lead in homers with 25.

  5. Two minor leaguers suspended

    Jun 27, 2014, 5:22 PM EDT

    Police Blotter

    It’s Friday after five. Time for MLB’s bad news dump.

  6. Wanna rent Jake Peavy’s house?

    Jun 27, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    Jake Peavy house

    COST?! NO MAN CAN SAY!

  7. Denard Span was worried that a fly ball would hit him in his “pretty face”

    Jun 27, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT

    denard span getty

    In his defense, he does have a pretty face. He’s a really handsome guy.

  8. Mookie Betts plays right field. Next stop, Boston?

    Jun 27, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    red sox logo

    The future may be coming to Boston faster than expected.

  9. Keith Hernandez mocked Alex Torres for wearing the padded cap

    Jun 27, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Keith Hernandez

    Boy, Keith, you sure showed us who’s tough.

  10. Josh Beckett is on a roll

    Jun 27, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

    Josh Beckett

    Josh Beckett: More than gravy

  11. Vin Scully: “and that’s the story of Mike Matheny and the bird poop”

    Jun 27, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

    Scully Rainbow

    You’ll wonder how your life was complete before hearing this story and you’ll conclude that, no, it was not complete.

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

    Jun 27, 2014, 6:51 AM EDT

    Chase Utley

    Dear Chase: I feel like I can call you Chase because you and me are so alike. I’d like to meet you one day, it would be great to have a catch. I know I can’t throw as fast as you but I think you’d be impressed with my speed.

  13. Despite instant replay, ejections are actually up this year

    Jun 26, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Bob Melvin, Jerry Layne, Scott Kazmir

    Come for the data, stay for the hilarious A.J. Pierzynski anecdote.

  14. Rick Cerone: “Robinson Cano . . . what a fool!”

    Jun 26, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    I have no idea what it is with former New York catchers that make them so certain that everyone else on the planet is dumb, but between him and Paul Lo Duca, they have that market cornered.

  15. “Papelbon, of course, is Ric Flair”

    Jun 26, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

    Ric Flair

    What, you thought Jeff Manship would be the stylin’, profilin’, limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ n’ dealin’ son of a gun?

  16. Must-Click Link: Inside the Astros front office

    Jun 26, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

    astros logo

    If Deep Thought from “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” comes to mind, well, you’re not alone.

  17. Bud Norris has a groin strain

    Jun 26, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT

    Bud Norris

    He won’t be gone for too long, but he will be gone.

  18. Curt Schilling’s cancer is in remission

    Jun 26, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT

    Curt Schilling

    Good news for a great pitcher.

  19. HBT Daily: Breaking down Tim Lincecum’s no-hitter

    Jun 26, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

    HBT Daily Logo

    Tim Lincecum used to be overpowering. In his no-hitter yesterday he got crafty.

  20. Anna Benson is out of jail and feeling much better now, thank you

    Jun 26, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

    Children At Heart Gala To Benefit Children Of Chernobyl

    Not that it would be hard for her to be better off than where she was last year.

  21. Video: Bienvenidos a Milwaukee

    Jun 26, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

    Fresh Prince

    Alternatively: The Wild Midwest

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