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Marlins Sue Season Ticketholders, Vendors Bankrupted by Small Crowds

Mickey Axelband may be the Miami Marlins' biggest fan.<p>Ever since the baseball team's first game in 1993, the 59-year-old, bald veterinarian with …

Bill “Spaceman” Lee is running for governor of Vermont

Bill Lee pitched for the Boston Red Sox from 1969 through 1978 and for the Montreal Expos from 1979 through 1982. He’s far better known, however, for …

Miguel Cabrera Hits Dong, Fan Celebrates By Picking Friend Up By His Salami

Miguel Cabrera is on one right now. He’s hit five dingers in his last 13 at-bats, including a pair off poor Vincent Velasquez tonight, who gave up …

Miguel Cabrera

Braves acquire Brian Matusz, draft pick in 3-player trade with Orioles

The Braves acquired left-hander Brian Matusz and a competitive balance draft pick (no. 76 overall) from the Orioles for minor-league pitchers Brandon …

Young Mets fan has casual catch with Nationals starting pitcher

An 11-year-old wearing full Mets gear had a casual warmup catch with Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer before a game at Citi Field on May 18.<p>The boy's father, Joe La Rocca, captured a video of the catch between Scherzer on the field and the young fan in the stands.<p>"I'm not giving this ball …

Washington Nationals

The Bobby Bonilla All-Stars: Eight former players still getting paid by MLB teams

Nobody has signed a deal this winter with as much deferred money as Max Scherzer got last offseason when he put off half of his $210 million from the …

Hall of Fame

Kiermaier breaks hand in Rays' loss to Tigers

DETROIT — The Rays lost more than Saturday's 5-4 game to the Tigers as star centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier broke two bones in his left hand and is …

10 reasons why Tim Lincecum can succeed with Angels

Tim Lincecum is expected to make his Angels debut between June 9 and June 19. He’ll throw 75 to 100 pitches in a simulated game Monday at their …

What's wrong with Matt Harvey? Scott Boras opens up on his client's struggles

The New York Mets would-be ace's era stands at a garish 5.77 after another poor outing Thursday. Agent Scott Boras spoke to us about Harvey's rough …

Matt Harvey

Mets Fans Booed Matt Harvey Off The Mound

The last time Matt Harvey and Stephen Strasburg faced off in Queens, fans spent much of the night chanting “Harvey’s better!” Last night, a rain of …

Matt Harvey

Rangers' Rougned Odor offered free BBQ food for life

What would you do to earn free barbeque food for the rest of your life?<p>Apparently all it takes is punching Jose Bautista, according to the Fort Worth …

Food

Vanderbilt Once Again Pulled Off The Rare Triple Steal

Screencap viaAuburn pitcher Justin Camp must have a notoriously slow windup or Ethan Paul must be an exceedingly brave baserunner, because during the …

Auburn University

Whaley, Ryan share the blame for gamble on Lawson - Bucky & Sully

Remember the Bills’ season-ending news conference, when Doug Whaley said reports of his strained relationship with Rex Ryan were so much tabloid …

Rex Ryan

Utley Rule Has Fundamentally Changed Baseball | VICE Sports

A year ago, nobody would have given a second thought to Jose Bautista's slide into Rougned Odor at second base. Given the highly charged circumstances surrounding the play, the Rangers' hotheaded second baseman might still have whirled and punched Bautista in the jaw, triggering a brawl that …

Colorado Rockies

Jackie Bradley Jr. Has Successfully Turned Potential into Red Sox Stardom

We've jumped the gun on Jackie Bradley Jr. before. And if we didn't, all of New England did.<p>The fans. The media. The Boston Red Sox players.<p>"He's going to be good," Dustin Pedroia told Peter Abraham of the <i>Boston Globe</i> in 2013, just before Opening Day. "I mean, he is now."<p>This, from <i>Globe</i> columnist …

Boston Red Sox

Rangers-Blue Jays brawl: Why wasn't Matt Bush suspended?

The punishments came down Tuesday -- six suspensions, 14 fines -- for the big brawl between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays.<p>Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor got an eight-game suspension for punching Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista, who was suspended one game. But Bautista was on base …

Toronto

Jean Segura's disciplined adjustment

The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired Jean Segura in January to add another option to crowded, if uncertain, middle infield mix. He has not only …

Sports Analytics

Braves Fire Fredi Gonzalez

The Braves have fired manager Fredi Gonzalez, according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Twitter link).

Atlanta Braves

The other time Rougned Odor got into a brawl, threw punches

WASHINGTON (AP) When pitchers were intentionally walking Barry Bonds more than anyone else in baseball history, his father had simple message for him.<p>…

Justin Verlander

Rougned Odor punches José Bautista as Rangers-Blue Jays descends into brawl

A feud simmering since José Bautista’s bat flip in last year’s AL Division Series boiled over into a wild brawl in the final game of the season between Toronto and Texas, a 7-6 victory for the Rangers on Sunday.<p>Bautista and Texas second baseman Rougned Odor got into a fistfight behind the bag after …

Major League Baseball

10 Degrees: Meet the worst baseball free agent class in decades

Late last week, in the midst of one of his unconscious jags, Yoenis Cespedes did something that sounded impossible: walk in five consecutive games. …

David Ortiz

Blue Jays And Rangers Brawl, Completely Ignore Game

Toronto and Texas brawled in the top of the eighth as punches were flying while the ball was still bouncing around the field. We’re waiting on a good …

Toronto Blue Jays

Sox outslug Astros to cap prolific homestand

BOSTON -- After rallying from four runs down to take the lead in the sixth inning, the Astros gave it back in the seventh when a ball hit by Ryan Hanigan dropped between outfielders Carlos Gomez and George Springer in right-center field, leading to a pair of runs and a 10-9 Red Sox victory Sunday …

Houston Astros

Max Scherzer and the Quality of 20 Strikeout Opponents

Recording 20 strikeouts is an amazing feat — and a rare one, too: this past Wednesday, Max Scherzer joined Roger Clemens, Kerry Wood, and Randy …

Sports Analytics

Korean Player Bunts for a Stand Up Double | VICE Sports

Courtesy of indispensable bat flip curator @MyKBO, we have this unconventional double from the Korean Baseball Organization. Batting in the third inning against NC Dinos today, KT Wiz outfielder Lee Dae-hyung squared up like he was going to bunt, and then took an abbreviated swing that lofted the …

Baseball

Price coasts as Sox continue historic barrage

BOSTON -- The matchup of former American League Cy Young Award winners went heavily in favor of David Price, who helped the Red Sox to an 11-1 victory over the Astros on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series at Fenway Park. The win was Boston's fifth in a row.<p>Dallas Keuchel (2-5, 5.58 …

Sports History

Hanley Ramirez crushes a 468-foot home run at Fenway Park

Red Sox DH Hanley Ramirez hit the second-longest home run of the 2016 season on Tuesday night facing Athletics starter Sean Manaea. Manaea …

Jonathan Papelbon

Josh Reddick’s name surfaces in trade rumors as bat heats up

Image 1of/4<p>Caption<p>Close<p>BOSTON — With <b>Josh Reddick</b> entering the week as the hottest hitter around, the A’s right fielder is starting to pop up in trade …

Theo Epstein

Bryce Harper on cursing out umpire: 'So what?'

Bryce Harper got kicked out of Monday night’s game against the Detroit Tigers in the ninth inning, after home-plate umpire Brian Knight called out Danny Espinosa on strikes. The entire Nats’ bench appeared to be jawing at Knight over the call, but Knight pointed out Harper from the crowd and tossed …

Major League Baseball