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Jon Lester Caught Cheating? There Is No Proof, Says MLB

jon lester

Did Jon Lester cheat during the first game of the World Series? Several fans took to Twitter last night after they spotted a mysterious green spot on Lester’s glove. Internet conspiracy theorists said that the green smudge was Vaseline and that Lester was using it to grease the ball. In addition to the photos, a… Read more »

Carlos Beltran Injured, Suffers Right Rib Contusion In Game 1

Carlos Beltran Injured In First Game of World Series

St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran played in the MLB for 16 years without a World Series appearance. On Wednesday, he exited that series in Game 1 against the Boston Red Sox. Beltran suffered a right rib contusion in the bottom of the second inning. The outfielder was running for a ball when he… Read more »

El Paso Chihuahuas Is A Real Baseball Team Name, No Joke

El Paso Chihuahuas Is A Real Baseball Team Name, No Joke

The El Paso Chihuahuas have just announced their baseball team name and some fans are torn over whether this is a good or bad thing. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, while this breed is not the most popular dog, 36 Chihuahuas were seized from a home in California. The announcement of the El Paso… Read more »

Don Mattingly Still Unsure About His Dodgers Future

Don Mattingly at the Los Angeles Dodgers - Future Unknown

A first-round playoff victory over the Atlanta Braves has vested the 2014 contract option of Don Mattingly, however, he may choose not to return. According to Mattingly he isn’t happy about how he was forced to manage the clubhouse in his last year on contract. “When you’re put in this situation, the organization basically says,… Read more »

Allen Craig’s Foot Injury Won’t Keep Him From World Series

Allen Craig and the St Louis Cardinals

Cardinals cleanup hitter Allen Craig says his foot injury won’t keep him out of what is sure to be a hard fought World Series against the Boston Red Sox. Speaking to reporters on Sunday Craig said, “I’m happy with where I’m at. No complaints. I’m happy to be on the roster and give it a… Read more »

Albert Pujols Sues Jack Clark For Defamation

Albert Pujols Sues Jack Clark

Albert Pujols sued Jack Clark for defamation related to his accusation that the Angels slugger used performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). The lawsuit isn’t surprising, considering Pujols warned Clark he would take legal action. Paperwork to follow through was filed on Friday in Missouri. The Angels slugger accused Clark of disseminating “malicious, reckless and outrageous falsehoods” about… Read more »

A-Rod Sues MLB, Bud Selig Over ‘Witch Hunt’

A-Rod Suing MLB Bud Selig

Alex Rodriguez is suing MLB and Commissioner Bud Selig over what he called a “witch hunt.” The lawsuit was filed on Thursday in New York State Supreme Court by A-Rod’s lawyers. The suit alleges that Selig and Major League Baseball sought to smear A-Rod’s reputation and “gloss over” the commissioner’s past inaction over performance-enhancing drugs… Read more »

Chad Curtis Sentenced For Touching Teenage Girls Inappropriately

Chad Curtis convicted of sexual misconduct

Chad Curtis, the former Major League Baseball outfielder, was sentenced today to a maximum of 15 years behind bars for sexual misconduct with teenage girls. The Michigan Court, presided over by Judge Amy McDowell, handed down a sentence of seven to 15 years for the crimes. Judge McDowell said that Curtis was a “predator” and… Read more »

Miami Marlins Put Unsold No Hitter Tickets Up For Sale

The Miami Marlins are selling leftover tickets from the no-hitter

Miami Marlin rookie pitcher Henderson Alvarez threw a no-hitter on the last day of the regular season. The Marlins, notorious for not selling out games, have put the leftover tickets of the game up for sale. Selling unsold tickets is not a new trick for the Miami Marlins. When Roy Halladay pitched a perfect game… Read more »

Dale Sveum Fired By Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have fired Dale Sveum

After two disappointing seasons at the helm, the Chicago Cubs have fired Dale Sveum, and will be looking for a “proven leader” as his replacement. Cubs President Theo Epstein announced the news in a statement released Monday, “Today, we made the very difficult decision to relieve Dale Sveum of his duties as Cubs manager. Dale… Read more »

Hunter Pence Signs Five Year Contract With Giants

Hunter Pence and the Giants agree to 5 year contract

The San Francisco Giants and right fielder Hunter Pence have agreed to a new five-year contract worth a reported $90 million. Hunter Pence’s new contract with the Giants will reportedly be announced tomorrow, after the star player passes his physical. Barring an unforeseen disaster, San Francisco has locked down one of their key pieces for… Read more »

Dodgers Not Interested In Robinson Cano

Robinson Cano will not be a Dodger next season

The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly not interested pursuing Robinson Cano, the Yankees All-Star second baseman, in free agency this offseason. Shockingly enough, the reason the Dodgers will not chase after Robinson Cano is money. Los Angeles has $163 million dedicated to the payroll next season, and Cano is hoping to land a $305 million… Read more »

Dale Sveum To Learn Cubs Fate On Monday

Dale Sveum will learn his fate with the Chicago Cubs Monday

Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum will meet with team management Monday to find out if he will remain with the team through the final year of his contract. Dave Sveum is currently finishing the second year of a three year contract with the Cubs. In his first season the team finished 61-101. This season the… Read more »

Joey Votto Ties Pete Rose For Reds Team Record

Joey Votto tied Pete Rose's single season on base record Friday

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball. On Friday, he got on base for the 311th time this season, tying a franchise record with legendary hitter Pete Rose. Pete Rose set the record in 1969, and now 44 years later it has finally been tied. And… Read more »

Marlins Fire GM Larry Beinfest

The Marlins have fired Larry Beinfest

The Miami Marlins front office upheaval began Friday with the firing of general manager Larry Beinfest. Larry Beinfest will be replaced by Dan Jennings immediately. It had previously been reported that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria had taken over day-to-day operations of the team, although at the time Beinfest’s job was not in danger. The tables… Read more »

Yankees Bring Mariano Rivera To Tears With Classy Farewell

Yankees send Mariano Rivera off in tears

Mariano Rivera played his last game ever at Yankee Stadium Thursday night, and the team sent him out in tears in what has to be one of the classiest farewells of all time. Mariano Rivera didn’t get a horse, and he didn’t get to fulfill his dream of playing center field, instead New York sent… Read more »

Retired Pitcher Jaret Wright Suing Financial Advisers

Jaret Wright sues SunTrust Bank for $7.5 million

Retired Major League Baseball pitcher Jaret Wright is suing his financial advisers at SunTrust Bank, CSI Management, and accounting firm Taylor and Faust. Yahoo! Sports obtained legal filings for the $7.5 million lawsuit by Jaret Wright claiming fraud, wrongful conduct, negligence, and misrepresentation. Jaret Wright claims in the lawsuit that Todd LaRocca, managing partner at… Read more »

Bud Selig Announces 2015 Retirement

Bud Selig will retire in 2015

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has officially announced a January, 2015 retirement. Bud Selig has been the league’s commissioner full-time since 1998, and partially since 1992. He has helped shape the sport over the last 22 years, and has seen his share of good and bad times. The two year wait before Bud Selig’s… Read more »