The problem with Eric Thames is not Eric Thames. In fact, there’s no problem at all. It’s wonderful. It’s fun. It’s baseball. That’s where you’ll have to leave it.
The same fearlessness that made Madison Bumgarner one of baseball's best pitchers also likely led to his costly dirt-bike accident.
For a brief time, Josh Hamilton stood among MLB's greats. He know waits to learn whether another knee surgery will end his career.
The franchise’s hopes to win for the first time in about three decades is, also, all ears. Not saying that the whole thing rests on Hill’s puffy, bloody, chapped middle finger, but, then, maybe it does.
They’ll earn $67 million between them in 2017. Beyond that, Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke are under contracts for a combined $421.5 million.
The 31-year-old relief pitcher made headlines after striking out his final 17 spring training batters. It helped him make the Angels — and now he's squatting in the parking lot in Anaheim.
Monday morning, game day, and the San Diego Padres seemed nice enough. There was Wil Myers and Erick Aybar and the blond guy and that guy over there who looked kind of like Jeff Weaver and the other guy whose name card over his locker was partially obstructed by a T-shirt and was probably a catcher.
Dave Roberts has spent the past two weeks grieving the death of his father, Waymon. "Each day it gets better," he said.
While we were terribly disappointed President Donald Trump chose to hide his arm and be otherwise occupied on opening day at Nationals Park, it did get us thinking about first pitches and who best to throw them.
Here’s what I love about being a designer: serving people’s needs and solving complex challenges. Here’s what I don’t like much: using precious resources to create stuff that people use for a limited time and then send to the dump. As a consumer, I’m no different from the next guy: I want the fastest
The symbol of American baseball dominance, 11 years in the waiting, March edition, was a 5-foot-8 half-African American, half-Puerto Rican kid from Long Island who, in declaring for Team USA three months ago, managed to innocently piss off both places. Puerto Rico wanted Marcus Stroman for its own pitching
Maybe you hadn’t given a lot of thought to Pat Neshek, the journeyman reliever whose appearances here have been weighty, if quite brief, and whose right-handed delivery is a hiccup-y sidearm ballet. The U.S. will play for the World Baseball Classic championship Wednesday night against the firebrands
Puerto Rico beat the Netherlands, 4-3, in 11 innings at Dodger Stadium. LOS ANGELES — There is a remarkable spirit in the Puerto Rico national baseball team, the one that played Monday into the World Baseball Classic final. Thought inferior to neighboring teams not long ago in the Dominican Republic
Adam Jones took Manny Machado’s home run away with a leaping catch in the seventh inning. SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Adam Jones arrived at the blue outfield wall Saturday night with his eyes up, his chin up, at something close to full speed, chasing a ball that didn’t seem would ever come down.
SAN DIEGO — They’re hoping, trying really, to drag something like perfection, or near enough to perfection, from themselves. Just their usual games, is all. Except it’s somewhere in the middle of March. Their hearts race, the ballparks get loud, the fastballs come, and suddenly the baseball feels important
Adam Jones and Eric Hosmer rallied the United States past Venezuela. SAN DIEGO — The tendency, I guess, is to search for the greater meaning of the World Baseball Classic, pushing the game beyond borders drawn and undrawn. Lacking that, to uncover the nuance created by something so unusual as, say,
Puerto Rico beat the Dominicans, 3-1. It outpitched the Dominicans, hit just enough, made every play, then danced to the tambourines and horns and songs that arose from beyond the first-base dugout.
Bronson Arroyo pitched the first two innings of a baseball game here Sunday. The sub-85 fastballs, the daring curveballs, the floppy blond hair, the gangly gait, the guard-gate left leg, the whole thing.
GLENDALE, Ariz. – It’s happening again here. This time they might be better served to meet it with a side-eyed stare. This time, they might come armed with context, with more than a little weariness, a little wariness, as the welts of prior promises have hardly healed.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – In the beginning, when he’d set his mind on leaving home and crossing the ocean to try this, Jae-gyun Hwang believed he would have to be stronger. He believed he would have to prepare himself for a game that revered power, both in its pitchers and hitters.