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Yankees Invade Indians' Territory and Conquer Them

by Fred Hofstetter on October 12, 2017

The Yankees stormed the shores of Progressive Field and conquered the Indians by force in Game 5 of the ALDS.

Brewers Within 1 Game of Rockies in Wild Card with 0 Games Remaining

by Fred Hofstetter on October 1, 2017

With a win on Sunday in St. Louis, the Brewers moved within one game of the Colorado Rockies for the second Wild Card spot with zero games left to play.

Pittsburgh Pirates will Kneel During the National Anthem to Protest the St. Louis Cardinals

by Fred Hofstetter on September 24, 2017

Before Sunday's game in PNC Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates will make a bold statement by kneeling during the National Anthem to protest the St. Louis Cardinals.

Madison Bumgarner Gets Both Cheeks Into a Swing

by Fred Hofstetter on September 3, 2017

Madison Bumgarner hit a very long home run, and Mike Krukow offered a curious throwaway comment to explain its distance.

Player to be Named Later Traded Again

by Fred Hofstetter on September 3, 2017

Player to be Named Later has been traded again. The most versatile player in baseball continues his trek around the league.

New Baseball Terminology: The Hillux

by Fred Hofstetter on September 3, 2017

Rich Hill's remarkable 9 no-hit inning loss in 99 pitches hearkens to baseball legends like Greg Maddux and sad sack legends like Charlie Brown.

Watch Matt Garza Make a Barehanded Play and Actually Make the Throw to First

by Fred Hofstetter on September 3, 2017

Matt Garza just made a barehanded stab at a comebacker and successfully threw the baseball to first base. He threw the ball to first base.

Todd Coffey is Large and Always Sprinted When He Came Into a Game from the Bullpen

by Fred Hofstetter on September 3, 2017

Todd Coffey likes to sprint really fast into the mound. Watch him do it.