Practicality explains why baseball players may want to wear a billed cap. But why does every player always wear a hat? Because it’s the right thing to do.
Enough consternation about the 2022 lockout's potential for disaster. Here's why the lockout comes at a great time for baseball.
Despite my employer's efforts to sell high on me, I coolly declined their proposition to trade me to a competing firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
While several unwritten baseball rules are worthy only of laughter and derision, they aren't all stupid, and there's a good reason they exist.
Strikeouts have been on the rise. But outs are just outs, right? Does it really matter how often a team strikes out in terms of wins and losses?
Discover the Hot Facts about the instances of MLB home runs in which no baseball players occupied bases. The shocking truths revealed within will surely shock you.
Let’s take a crack at estimating the average major league bullpen catcher salary. Then daydream about becoming one.
Baseball’s height-iest players never made the major leagues. Learn about them and some of the tallest in MLB history, both active and all-time.
It’s up to owners - there are no hard and fast rules for who gets World Series rings. All players and coaches get them, and so do select employees and staff.
I must confess a blind spot for the American League. It ballooned embarrassingly when I finally realized Tim Anderson and Jorge Soler had pretty great seasons in 2019.
As we endure the strangest baseball delay of my adult lifetime, read up on the the rules of MLB baseball’s more conventional rain delay.
When it comes to the size and dimensions of the strike zone, it sure doesn't seem anyone cares much about MLB's official rules.
You may struggle to recall these first round #1 picks in the MLB draft. 1st overall picks typically become A-grade big league players. But not these guys.
Former ballplayers Jay Bell and Jose Canseco make a conversational cameo in Joe Rogan's podcast with the Black Keys. Drummer Patrick Carney recalls an A+ story.
MLB baseball players constantly chew bubble gum, spit, gnash on sunflower seeds and tobacco. Why? Why do they do this all the time during games?
Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado feels disrespected by the employer who has voluntarily agreed to pay him $260 million.
The punishment for the Astros' garbage can banging sign stealing cheating scandal hasn't gone nearly far enough. Should heads roll?
Baseball fans are fatigued with inferior sports and are showing many of the common signs of thirst for the next MLB season.
The reasons for baseball's impending doom are full of misnomers, contradictions and false presumptions. Here's why baseball is not a dying sport in America in 2020.
The history of the screwball pitch in baseball is slippery. How it started, who throws it and even how to grip it is all up for debate.
Gear up for some serious nostalgia the next time the names of these top 2019 MLB draft picks cross your mind.
Christian Yelich sucks. I'm sick of this right now. He really messed this thing up for us, and me.
It's happening in minor league baseball - the Atlantic League is the test subject for robot umps, and MLB won't be far behind. Here's how it will work.
Major League Baseball's recent nomenclature adjustment has provoked baseball fans across America to think about these important words for the first time.
Free agent Manny Machado has yet to sign with a baseball team for 2019. Maybe he will just hang up his cleats for good and call it a career.
Baseball writers and a handful of hardcores are really enthusiastic about who does and doesn't get into the hall of fame. Imagine being one of these people.
In the many years of Major League Baseball, water and weather have only ever disrupted the National Pastime. What is rain and what does it have to do with baseball?
In the 9th inning with the bases loaded in a tie game, a local Marlins fan whistled loudly to hear it echo back at him from the other side of the stadium.
A brand new MLB expansion team is creating an adorable punk identity while capitalizing on the latest market inefficiency.
The consensus is unanimous: the sample size is just too small to say one way or the other.
The St. Louis Cardinals are taking unprecedented measures to reduce starting pitching and bullpen usage.
I know how much money different all kinds of professional baseball players should make. My internet access and eagerness to spout off opinions circumvents forces far out of my control.
MLB free agents are frustrated about owners' profiteering pricing them out of work. Many are joining the pushback against the influx of younger and cheaper players, stressing that they can just get out.
MLB owners and front office executives cannot be fully credited with the circumvention of crippling free agent contracts and costly draft pick compensation. Behind the curtain assuredly lies a superior foe worthy of our awe and mortal fear.
Don La Greca undressed Pythagorean Theorem supporters in a florid rant on ESPN radio - a theorem with modest potential for widespread application.
The Yankees stormed the shores of Progressive Field and conquered the Indians by force in Game 5 of the ALDS.
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.
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.
Pitchers can't run the bases. Fielders can't hit. Let's explore specializing every corner of Major League Baseball - from the shortstop to the bat boy.
The Boston Red Sox were caught cheating. They've been using Apple watches to steal signs. MLB fans around the league are furious to know about it.
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 has been traded again. The most versatile player in baseball continues his trek around the league.
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.
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 likes to sprint really fast into the mound. Watch him do it.
Making the first out puts baseball teams at a serious disadvantage. Players who do not make the first out are more valuable.
The reign of Weavers is over, putting a close to the latest version of a weirdly understated phenomenon in modern professional sports.
Bartolo Colon continues pitching in Major League Baseball games. He represents everything a baseball fan wishes to be.
The latest in baseball's goofiness, bat flips, brawls and hot takes. We marvel at random chance. Infinite possibilities yield hilarity. Leave the lofty takeaway at the door.