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Wild Man Max Scherzer Is Pitching With A Huge Shiner One Day After Breaking His Nose Wild Man Max Scherzer Is Pitching With A Huge Shiner One Day After Breaking His Nose

Tuesday afternoon Max Scherzer broke his nose during batting practice, while working on his bunting. Among the many reasons this was unfortunate is poor timing: Scherzer was scheduled to pitch Thursday evening, in the second game of a day-night doubleheader. The Nationals brought a pitcher up from Triple-A Fresno,…

Cops: David Ortiz's Shooting Was An Unlikely Case Of Mistaken Identity Cops: David Ortiz's Shooting Was An Unlikely Case Of Mistaken Identity

Dominican Republic Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez announced new findings Wednesday afternoon in the non-fatal shooting of Red Sox all-timer David Ortiz last month in Santo Domingo. The story, to this point, has already been fairly surprising, involving somewhere around ten co-conspirators, a “mastermind,” and a…

Mickey Callaway Has A Very Mets Reason For Overworking His Most Reliable Reliever Mickey Callaway Has A Very Mets Reason For Overworking His Most Reliable Reliever

Mets ace Jacob deGrom was electric Tuesday night against the Atlanta Braves. Coming off a dispiriting 12–3 loss Monday to open the series, and having lost five of seven to drop four games below .500, the Mets needed deGrom to do the ace thing, and he delivered, pitching 8.1 innings and striking out 10 Braves in a…

Expanded Protective Netting Is Coming To Major League Baseball, One Stadium At A Time Expanded Protective Netting Is Coming To Major League Baseball, One Stadium At A Time

The Chicago White Sox announced Tuesday that they will extend protective netting at their stadium all the way to the foul poles this summer. They will be the first of 30 MLB teams to make the move all the way to the outfield wall, but certainly not the last.

Max Scherzer Breaks His Nose While Bunting, During Practice, For Crying Out Loud

Bunting is cool! It’s cool to surprise an infield. It’s cool to humiliate a shifted defense. It’s cool to make a noble sacrifice to advance a teammate. It’s cool to drive dipshit purists insane by bunting your way on to break up a lousy combined no-hitter. Possibly nothing in baseball is cooler than a successful suicide…

Wizards Wish To Make It Known They Have No Interest In Hiring A Competent General Manager Wizards Wish To Make It Known They Have No Interest In Hiring A Competent General Manager

The woebegone Washington Wizards fired longtime president of basketball operations and architect of 15 years of fan frustration Ernie Grunfeld back on April 2, one week before the end of their rotten 2018–19 season. Firing a front office honcho before the end of the season would usually give a team a nice headstart on…

Matt Carpenter Beats A Marlins Shift With A Standup Bunt Double Matt Carpenter Beats A Marlins Shift With A Standup Bunt Double

Turns out the solo dinger he smashed in the bottom of the third inning was not the coolest thing Matt Carpenter did against the Miami Marlins Monday night, not by a long shot. With two down in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Marlins shifted their defense to the right side to face Carpenter. Carpenter, a lefty, is…

Zach Sanford Barfs All Over Himself During Blues Stanley Cup Victory Parade Zach Sanford Barfs All Over Himself During Blues Stanley Cup Victory Parade

The 2019 Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues held their victory parade Saturday, celebrating the franchise’s first ever title. As is usually the case with victory parades, this event featured blissed-out sports men consuming inadvisable quantities of alcohol. Some handled it better than others—Brett Hull invented a…

Here Are Some Cool Guys Who Are Now NBA Champions Here Are Some Cool Guys Who Are Now NBA Champions

Kawhi Leonard won his second career Finals MVP Thursday night, becoming the first player in NBA history to win one in each conference. The magnitude of what he personally accomplished likely will take some time to settle in: After missing a full season due to injury and forcing his way out of San Antonio, Kawhi joined…

Draymond Green Has Done Many Dumb Things, But Calling A Non-Existent Timeout Wasn't One Of Them Draymond Green Has Done Many Dumb Things, But Calling A Non-Existent Timeout Wasn't One Of Them

For people who enjoy watching nard-kicker and general loudmouth Draymond Green suck and fail, the 2019 NBA Finals provided few moments of satisfaction. He was mostly brilliant in the series, and made a couple of the best plays in Golden State’s Game 5 road win to push the series back to Oakland. After the Warriors …

The Toronto Freaking Raptors Are Now NBA Champions The Toronto Freaking Raptors Are Now NBA Champions

The Toronto Raptors, of all teams, are your new NBA champions, after pulling out a 114–110 win in Oakland in Thursday night’s Game 6. It wasn’t necessarily a series that will be remembered for its aesthetic beauty, but in the end the Raptors earned their first title with six games of incredibly suffocating defense,…

Klay Thompson Helped Off With Bad Knee Injury, Heroically Returns, Sinks Free Throws, Runs Back Off, Is Out Klay Thompson Helped Off With Bad Knee Injury, Heroically Returns, Sinks Free Throws, Runs Back Off, Is Out

Toward the end of the third quarter of Thursday night’s Game 6 in Oakland, Klay Thompson landed awkwardly after he was fouled on a breakaway layup by Danny Green, and appeared to badly mess up his left knee. Klay has already missed a game of this series with an injured left hamstring; the Warriors are of course…

Shohei Ohtani's Superpowers Are Slowly But Surely Returning [Update] Shohei Ohtani's Superpowers Are Slowly But Surely Returning [Update]

Shohei Ohtani has been having a ho-hum season as a hitter, entering Thursday batting .256 with a mediocre .775 OPS in 133 plate appearances, with seven home runs and just eight total extra base hits. The good news is, his power seems to be picking up. Ohtani has now socked five homers in his last nine games, including…

Javy Baez Settles Dumb, Escalating Plunk-Off By Socking A Mighty Four-Bagger Javy Baez Settles Dumb, Escalating Plunk-Off By Socking A Mighty Four-Bagger

The Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs wrapped up their season series Wednesday with a good old-fashioned plunk-fest. The Cubs paid back a day-old plunking imbalance by targeting Colorado’s best hitter, and the Rockies buzzed and/or plunked three different Cubs. The good news is, just as it was getting real stupid,…

Police Describe Some Pretty Unexpected Details In Ongoing Investigation Of David Ortiz's Shooting Police Describe Some Pretty Unexpected Details In Ongoing Investigation Of David Ortiz's Shooting

David Ortiz was flown from Santo Domingo to Boston Monday, where he received further medical attention following emergency surgery in the Dominican Republic after he was shot there Sunday night. The good news is, Ortiz is reportedly up and moving around and speaking with family, and is mostly out of danger. Meanwhile,…

UFC Fighter Macy Chiasson's Apartment Destroyed In Dallas Crane Collapse [Update] UFC Fighter Macy Chiasson's Apartment Destroyed In Dallas Crane Collapse [Update]

A construction crane collapsed amid fierce thunderstorms in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, falling onto a nearby apartment building and parking garage, killing 29-year-old Kiersten Symone Smith, and displacing dozens of residents. One of the people affected by that disaster was UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Macy…

Report: Britt McHenry's Co-Host Moved Off Fox Nation Show Following Sexual Harassment Complaint Report: Britt McHenry's Co-Host Moved Off Fox Nation Show Following Sexual Harassment Complaint

The original co-host of Britt McHenry’s Fox Nation streaming television show was removed and shifted to his own solo program following a sexual harassment complaint made by McHenry, according to a new report from The Daily Beast.

Red Sox Give Up History's Easiest Inside-The-Park Home Run When Brock Holt's Body Unexpectedly Shuts Down

This was an odd moment in Tuesday night’s Rangers-Red Sox game. Red Sox outfielder Brock Holt chased a Hunter Pence opposite-field smash toward Pesky’s Pole in right. Holt misjudged the ball on the fly and failed to haul it in, and the ball caromed off the low wall and back onto the track in deep right field. Holt…

Home Plate Umpire Takes A Backswing To The Head In Nationals-White Sox Home Plate Umpire Takes A Backswing To The Head In Nationals-White Sox

For the second week in a row, the home plate umpire at a Washington Nationals game has suffered a wound in a freak accident. Last Tuesday umpire Mike Everitt took a 95-mph fastball directly to the chest and eventually had to leave the game. Tonight umpire Chad Whitson had his head gashed open by the long swing of…

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