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Yasiel Puig Homered, Crotch-Chopped, And Enjoyed Himself In Game 7 Yasiel Puig Homered, Crotch-Chopped, And Enjoyed Himself In Game 7

With his go-ahead two-run homer in Game 7, Cody Bellinger was a deserving NLCS MVP, but Yasiel Puig ribbed him for a perceived snub.

Chris Sale Does Not Have A Belly Button Ring, But It'd Be A Lot Cooler If He Did Chris Sale Does Not Have A Belly Button Ring, But It'd Be A Lot Cooler If He Did

Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale was forced him to miss his Game 5 start of the ALCS after he was hospitalized with an unspecified stomach illness. On Saturday, he used his deadpan personality to convince reporters that his health condition was something from a spring-break trip gone wrong:

Let's Remember Some Guys: Treasure Trove Guys Vol. V

No one was more unprepared for the brief and preposterous baseball card boom of the 1990s than the companies that manufactured and sold those cards. This is not to say that I, as a tweenage idiot, was capable of assimilating and comprehending the fact that the baseball cards I’d stockpiled out of rote guppy-brained…

David Price Finally Broke His Postseason Hex David Price Finally Broke His Postseason Hex

Unfair or deserved, David Price has a reputation for pitching like butt in the playoffs. Before tonight, he was winless in 11 postseason starts since 2011. In Game 2 against the Astros, he had to settle for the “team win” when he was pulled after 4.2 innings and didn’t factor into the decision for Boston’s 7-5…

Andrew Benintendi Puts Boston One Win Away From World Series With Diving Catch

It’s certainly less-than-ideal for a team to be up less than four runs in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and an All-Star at the plate. It’s even worse when that All-Star is batting over .400 in the postseason. But that’s exactly where Craig Kimbrel was in facing Alex Bregman late Wednesday night with…

Manny Machado Probably Kicked Jesús Aguilar's Ankle On Purpose

Manny Machado is back in the postseason spotlight for the wrong reasons. In the bottom of the 10th, the Dodger hit a grounder to shortstop for what should have been a routine out at first. Machado decided to break the routine by kicking Brewers infielder Jesús Aguilar in the ankle after he was called out.

The Dodgers Are Pulling The Plug On Yasmani Grandal After Nightmarish Game 3 The Dodgers Are Pulling The Plug On Yasmani Grandal After Nightmarish Game 3

Yasmani Grandal has been having an absolutely terrible postseason for the Dodgers, batting .136 through seven playoff games. But the Game 3 shutout against the Brewers was a tipping point for fans and manager Dave Roberts. At the post-game press conference, Roberts announced that backup catcher Austin Barnes would…

Manny Machado Had Some Questionable Slides Against The Brewers Manny Machado Had Some Questionable Slides Against The Brewers

As expected, Manny Machado’s return to the postseason was not without some controversial antics from the All-Star infielder. It all got started in the bottom of the second inning when Cody Bellinger grounded into what appeared to be a double play, but turned into a fielder’s choice because Brewers shortstop Orlando…

Brewers Reliever Brandon Woodruff Bonked A Huge Dinger Off Clayton Kershaw Brewers Reliever Brandon Woodruff Bonked A Huge Dinger Off Clayton Kershaw

Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff took over for Gio Gonzalez in the third inning of tonight’s NLCS opener, presumably to get through the Dodgers lineup a few times. He aced the third inning, and the promptly sent a Clayton Kershaw fastball 407 feet out to center field for a towering donger.

"Hold On, Hazel! I Had To Pee!" "Hold On, Hazel! I Had To Pee!"

Cleveland manager Terry Francona was a little delayed in his mid-inning dugout interview during Saturday’s Game 2 against the Astros, as he timed his bathroom break poorly. That’s how the TBS backhaul caught him buttoning up his pants as he scrambled up to the top step.

Clayton Kershaw's Tiny Adorable Kid Offers Good Take On Her Dad's Dominant Performance Clayton Kershaw's Tiny Adorable Kid Offers Good Take On Her Dad's Dominant Performance

Clayton Kershaw pitched a two-hit gem last night for the Dodgers, blanking the Braves over eight strong and efficient innings of work. It was easily the best postseason outing in Kershaw’s decidedly snakebitten playoff career, as he needed just 85 pitches to dispatch 24 batters. After Ronald Acuña smacked a double on…

This October, Root For Your Coworkers' Misery This October, Root For Your Coworkers' Misery

The Nationals are despicable and I hate them, and anyway they’re out. The Orioles were the lousiest team in living memory this year. As a baseball fan in and from the broader D.C. area, I’m stranded in these playoffs, with no obvious rooting interest—except one: the joy of my dear coworkers’ sadness.

The Hater's Guide To The MLB Playoffs The Hater's Guide To The MLB Playoffs

The baseball season gets much stranger as it narrows down in October, which is not a novel observation but is one that is already proving itself out. Before we even recorded this week’s Deadcast, a Wild Card game had been decided in the dead of night on a hit by a backup catcher who was one of the very worst hitters…

Rhea Butcher's Podcast Is For Baseball's Overlooked Fans Rhea Butcher's Podcast Is For Baseball's Overlooked Fans

Before the 2014 postseason, Rhea Butcher had barely watched baseball in the 21st century. It was the 1997 World Series that did it: Butcher was 15 when the Cleveland Indians, division champions for the third consecutive year, squandered an early Game 7 lead and lost to the Marlins in extra innings. The Fish became the…

Jayson Werth To Cop After DUI: "I'm Just Not Sure I Trust You" Jayson Werth To Cop After DUI: "I'm Just Not Sure I Trust You"

Back in April, former Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth was arrested in Arizona for driving under the influence. Today, TMZ posted video of that arrest, which includes Werth telling the police officer that he’s not sure if the officer is lying to him.

Let's Remember Some Guys: Treasure Trove Guys Volume IV

What a world, what a world. How, you might wonder, is someone to live in a world like this one, all crumbling and cruel and forsaken and loud? It’s a great question and honestly buddy I’ve got nothing for you there. But I can tell you this much: if you have in your possession a box full of random old baseball cards…

This Is Probably How The Cubs Ended Up With Porn In An Old Tweet [Update] This Is Probably How The Cubs Ended Up With Porn In An Old Tweet [Update]

Back when Twitter was more of a novelty than a platform for self-promotion and anemic feuds, no one really paid attention to a pro sports team’s tweets. They were usually clinical updates on games, and occasionally the Chargers’ expressing a desire to go to P.F. Chang’s. (The shift in voice was spurred in part by the…

The Mets Are Somehow Screwing Up David Wright's Farewell The Mets Are Somehow Screwing Up David Wright's Farewell

Ask a group of Mets fans what they want and you will get a variety of different answers. Some, maybe many, will say “hard drugs, the hardest you’ve got” and others will start talking about signing Manny Machado before trailing off and just staring into the middle distance. Bring the focus in some with the question,…

Sloppy Wrigley Bleacher Fight Features One Heroic Peacekeeper And One Racist Bro Sloppy Wrigley Bleacher Fight Features One Heroic Peacekeeper And One Racist Bro

Things got ugly in the Wrigley Field bleachers after last night’s Cubs game, with two groups of fans engaging in some messy brawling. Was there racism involved? Of course.

Oakland A's Fans Love Their Team, But Don't Trust Its Owners Oakland A's Fans Love Their Team, But Don't Trust Its Owners

Sixteen games into the Oakland A’s historic 20-game win streak back in 2002, Mike Davie realized how cheap team ownership truly was.

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