Skip to content
  1. Barry Zito throws 50 pitches in simulated game

    May 25, 2011, 12:50 PM EDT

    zito scoul

    Barry Zito faced live hitters yesterday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list with a sprained foot in mid-April, throwing 50 pitches against teammates Emmanuel Burriss and Eli Whiteside in a simulated game. Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Whiteside hit a homer, which is never a good sign…

  2. HBT Daily: We only talk about the A’s when there’s trouble

    May 25, 2011, 12:35 PM EDT

    I’m not proud of that, and it’s certainly not a conscious decision. But really, it’s true.

  3. John Lackey slated for June 5 return from elbow injury

    May 25, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

    John Lackey

    John Lackey threw a 40-pitch bullpen session yesterday and said afterward that his injured elbow “felt pretty good” and “definitely a lot better than I’ve been feeling.” According to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal he’ll throw another bullpen session Friday and then head out on a brief minor-league rehab assignment, which barring a setback…

  4. The Rays make a fan remove his “Yankees Suck” t-shirt

    May 25, 2011, 12:03 PM EDT

    Yankees Suck

    We’ve heard the “Yankees suck!” chant for years. Indeed, we’ve heard it so much that it has basically lost all effectiveness as taunting, becoming noticeable only when it’s used in pathetic fashion, like say, at a New England Revolution-New York Red Bulls soccer game. But it’s apparently a problem for the virgin eyes and ears down in…

  5. Mike Rizzo has odd ideas about why the Nationals are losing

    May 25, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

    Nationals Rizzo Baseball

    Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com wrote a column yesterday about how the Nationals and general manager Mike Rizzo are “not looking for scapegoats” following a 21-27 start. Much of the article is about how they’ve dealt with lots of injuries to key players and about how Rizzo is “satisfied” with the performance of manager Jim Riggleman…

  6. Man injured in fall at Coors Field

    May 25, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

    Coors Field

    A 27-year-old man was seriously injured at Coors Field yesterday after falling 20 feet from a stairway leading to the center field seats and onto a concrete floor. There’s no information about the man’s identity or the circumstances of his fall, but there is the rather gruesome detail in the AP story that there was…

  7. Injury puts Kevin Slowey’s demotion to Triple-A on hold

    May 25, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

    Kevin Slowey

    Kevin Slowey seems unlikely to pitch for the Twins again, as basically the entire organization has been criticizing him publicly all week and both sides seem to agree that a trade is best for everyone involved. Minnesota had planned to send him to Triple-A, where Slowey could resume starting while showcasing himself for a trade,…

  8. Some serious anti-Daisuke Matsuzaka vitriol. But why do the Red Sox get a free pass?

    May 25, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    Daisuke Matsuzaka

    Yahoo!’s Jeff Passan has a column up today covering the life and times of Daisuke Matsuzaka, who may have thrown his last pitch for the Boston Red Sox.  Passan does not exactly sugarcoat things. He says that, in Matsuzaka, the Red Sox expected an ace, but rather, “got an ACE: Another Chubby Easterner, Hideki Irabu…

  9. Phil Hughes throws from 100 feet, but “trying not to get caught up in the scheduling of everything”

    May 25, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

    Phil Hughes

    Phil Hughes threw from 100 feet for about 10 minutes yesterday in front of pitching coach Larry Rothschild and reported no problems afterward. Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that there’s still no timetable for Hughes’ return from the “dead arm” that sent him to the disabled list in mid-April and he hasn’t even been cleared…

  10. The Padres season ticket sales staff is the best

    May 25, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    Customer Service Representative

    Because I’ve never lived in the same town as a major league baseball team — blast! — I’ve never been in a position to buy season tickets.  I have heard tell of others’ adventures in the land of season tickets before, however, and I usually either hear about how (a) the team’s ticket sales staff…

  11. Jeff Keppinger aiming for Friday return to Astros

    May 25, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jeff Keppinger

    Jeff Keppinger has yet to play this season after undergoing foot surgery in January, but Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that the veteran infielder is slated to come off the disabled list Friday. Keppinger has spent the past couple weeks rehabbing in the minors, going 14-for-44 (.318) with one homer and just one strikeout in…

  12. Breaking: celebrities get special treatment by police

    May 25, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    steinbrenner in car

    We often ridicule celebrities who pull the “don’t you know who I am?” card whenever they have run-ins with the police, but you can’t fault them for trying. Because, at least in New York, the police knowing who you are can be really, really helpful! Star-struck cops have fixed tickets for big-time celebs, including Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez and former…

  13. Paul Splittorff loses his battle with cancer

    May 25, 2011, 9:40 AM EDT

    Paul Spitoroff

    Given the news we heard last week, this was inevitable, but no less sad: Royals pitcher Paul Splittorff died this morning, losing his battle with melanoma and oral cancer. Splittorff was the quintessential crafty lefty, never overpowering hitters but always finding a way.  His durability and effectiveness led him to become the all-time leader in victories…

  14. Fans, players, had to take cover in Texas last night

    May 25, 2011, 9:13 AM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Texas Rangers

    As I mentioned in the recaps, tornado warnings, rain and hail in Dallas caused an extended delay of the White Sox-Rangers game last night, with fans being evacuated from the upper decks and then into tunnels in the ballpark for shelter. A story about the evacuation can be read here.  Over at Buzzfeed this morning…

  15. Fred Wilpon apologizes to the Mets, but it’s not good enough for some

    May 25, 2011, 8:47 AM EDT

    File image of New York Mets chairman and CEO Fred Wilpon talking to reporters at a news conference in New York

    Fred Wilpon was going to fly to Chicago to apologize to the Mets in person, but after talking to Terry Collins and other team officials about what made the most sense, he chose to avoid a possible media scrum and apologize via speaker phone to Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran and the Mets, who took the…

  16. The knives are out for Bob Geren

    May 25, 2011, 8:25 AM EDT

    Bob Geren

    I don’t think anyone disagrees that Brian Fuentes was wrong to spout off about Bob Geren to the media the other night. Even Fuentes agrees, saying in his apology yesterday that he still believed everything he said about Geren’s lack of communication skills, but that he merely shouldn’t have shared it publicly like he did.…

  17. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 25, 2011, 5:56 AM EDT

    Adam Jones

    Orioles 5, Royals 3: Adam Jones with the walkoff two-run homer as Baltimore smacks Joakim Soria around. At least one doctor voiced concern about Soria after the game. Now, the doctor is a dermatoligst, not an orthopedist, and he was hundreds of miles away at the time and has never once examined Soria, but since…

  18. Barry Bonds to pay for Bryan Stow’s kids to go to college

    May 24, 2011, 10:55 PM EDT

    Giants Fan Attacked

    I can’t remember the last time I wrote something about Barry Bonds that didn’t have steroids or perjury as the subject matter, so this story is a breath of fresh air. According to Lori Preuitt of NBC Bay Area, Barry Bonds has donated to pay for Bryan Stow’s two young children to go to college.…

  19. Adam LaRoche could be headed for major shoulder surgery

    May 24, 2011, 10:11 PM EDT

    Adam LaRoche, Mike Morse

    Adam LaRoche was diagnosed with a partially torn labrum back in spring training, but it turns out the damage is now much more extensive. Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports that LaRoche has a large tear in his labrum and a small tear in his rotator cuff. The plan is for him to rest for 2-3…

  20. Brian Fuentes apologizes to Bob Geren

    May 24, 2011, 9:21 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Oakland Athletics

    As you may have heard, Brian Fuentes called out Bob Geren for his in-game managing and communication skills following last night’s loss to the Angels. No doubt realizing that he made a major boo-boo, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Fuentes apologized to Geren during a meeting prior to tonight’s game. Fuentes…

Featured video

Can Angels recoup loss of Richards?
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. R. Castillo (4829)
  2. M. Cuddyer (2516)
  3. K. Bryant (2312)
  4. G. Richards (1984)
  5. W. Myers (1979)
  1. H. Ramirez (1926)
  2. D. Ortiz (1920)
  3. A. Cashner (1818)
  4. J. Hamilton (1805)
  5. A. McCutchen (1772)