Major League Baseball


  • Nationals' Strasburg Likely Needs Tommy John Surgery Friday, 27 Aug 2010 | 1:49 PM ET
    Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals sits in the dugout during the sixth inning of the game against the Florida Marlins at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

    Stephen Strasburg has a torn elbow ligament and will likely have Tommy John surgery, bringing the pitcher's promising rookie season to an abrupt end.

  • Why MLB Financial Leak Matters Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | 1:51 PM ET

    Over the past couple years, Major League Baseball has called attention to its extensive revenue sharing plan that distributes the wealth from the game’s most well-heeled to those less fortunate.

  • Stephen Strasburg

    It is rare that you can actually prove that a player is worth what you pay him. Some quick examples are Dontrelle Willis with the Marlins in 2003 and LeBron James in his rookie contract with the Cavaliers.

  • Plenty Riding On Under Armour’s Basketball Shoe Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 12:22 PM ET
    Under Armour Micro G shoe.

    As expected, getting into the shoe business hasn’t been the easiest for Under Armour. They quickly took significant market share in the first year in football and baseball cleats, but decided to slow down their move into the category after investing heavily in the training and running shoe markets and not making as much noise.

  • Clemens to Be Indicted for Perjury Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 1:05 PM ET
    Roger Clemens being sworn in before testifying before US House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on February 13, 2008.

    Federal authorities have decided to indict Roger Clemens on charges of making false statements to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs, reports the New York Times

  • Sports Teams: SpongeTech Owes Us More Than $9 Million Thursday, 19 Aug 2010 | 1:03 PM ET
    SpongeTech sponges

    Almost a month ago, I wrote about the story of SpongeTech, the “smarter sponge” that spent all its money on sports sponsorships. The creditors in the bankruptcy proceedings have finally come forward with how much money they have owed and the carnage, as expected, is in the millions. Below is the list, in order of how much they are owed.

  • 'Shot Heard Round the World' Hitter Thomson Dead at 86 Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 4:08 PM ET
    Bobby Thompson

    Bobby Thomson, whose "Shot Heard 'Round the World" in 1951 has echoed through baseball history as perhaps the game's most famous home run, has died. He was 86.

  • Yankees' Cano Scoring Marketing Deals Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 1:39 PM ET
    Cano Robinson

    In an infield that includes Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixiera, it’s easy to overlook Robinson Cano. But the 27-year-old Yankees second baseman is finally reaping the rewards of being a pinstripes mainstay.

  • Buyers Competing for Sports Teams in Top Markets Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 1:21 PM ET

    Sports teams for sale in the top ten media markets are going to have a robust number of prospective buyers.  Take the sale of the Texas Rangers,  which was approved today by Major league Baseball, after a contentious bankruptcy case.

  • Lenny Dykstra

    On a day that lawyers for JP Morgan Chase said was "really, really, really gonna be Mr. Dykstra's last chance" to make any case for himself in bankruptcy court, it really, really, really wasn't.

  • Lenny Dykstra's Last At Bat? Friday, 6 Aug 2010 | 12:56 PM ET
    Lenny Dykstra

    Dykstra will appear in a federal bankruptcy court Friday in Los Angeles, where he will probably witness the final resolution of his Chapter 7 bankruptcy. If the proposed settlement is approved, it's quite possible that the baseball legend will walk away with nothing.

  • Rascals To Recreate Famous Gaedel At-Bat Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 2:53 PM ET

    One minor league team is intent on re-living Eddie Gaedel’s moment. On Aug. 19, the independent River City Rascals will recreate the famous moment as part of its  “Salute to Bill Veeck and St. Louis Baseball History Night.”

  • Jerry Garcia Night Already A Big Success Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 12:44 PM ET
    Jerry Garcia Bobblehead

    For the first couple years of the San Francisco Giants new ballpark, games sold out routinely. The Giants still fill AT&T Park to 89 percent capacity, but in a drive to pull in a greater crowd, they’ve started to gain momentum by hosting special nights that generate buzz unlike any other Major League team has.

  • Did Texas Rangers Sell For Too Much? Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 10:29 AM ET
    Texas Rangers ball hat

    More than 15 hours after the auction for the Texas Rangers began in bankruptcy court in Fort Worth yesterday, Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan had bested out Mark Cuban for the rights to own, subject to Major League Baseball’s approval, the Texas Rangers. According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, in a bar in downtown Fort Worth, Greenberg toasted his attorneys, partners and friends in the early morning hours and said the words, “Finally.”

  • Alex Rodriguez

    There has been less fanfare surrounding Alex Rodriguez' quest for 600 home runs, but fans have still spent plenty of money trying to see — or catch — the milestone, which was hit this afternoon.

  • 15 Pro Athletes Turned Entrepreneurs Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 12:40 PM ET
    In today’s sports-crazed world, athletes like Lebron James and Tony Hawk have quickly become household names. But it’s not just their sport that’s making them famous. Athletes are becoming known for their entrepreneurship and savvy business deals—earning more off the playing field than on. From personalized apparel to multimillion dollar investment companies, see why these athletes truly “score” in the business world.

    In today’s sports-crazed world, athletes like Lebron James and Tony Hawk have quickly become household names. But it’s not just their sport that’s making them famous.

  • K-Swiss Uses Fictional Kenny Powers In Ads Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 10:35 AM ET

    Willie Mays Hays and his Indians team made a commercial imploring American Express customers not to “steal home without it” in the movie “Major League.” And Jamie Foxx’s Willie Beamon character was pitching MetRX in “Any Given Sunday.” But those ads were using fictional characters in a fictional setting. But how about using a fictional character in a real setting?

  • Washington Nationals Strike Out On Strasburg Scratch Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 11:41 AM ET
    Pitcher Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals throws a pitch during the top of the third inning of his major league debut.

    On Tuesday night, 40,043 fans went through the turnstiles at Nationals Park expecting to see Stephen Strasburg pitch. But minutes before the game, Strasburg just couldn’t get loose. As soon as word got back that Strasburg’s shoulder was stiff, it was clear that he wasn’t pitching.

  • RIP Cooperstown? Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 12:39 PM ET

    This weekend, Andre Dawson, umpire Doug Harvey and manager Whitey Herzog will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Not exactly a group that will draw a crowd. And that's Cooperstown's problem.

  • The Man Behind The Most Famous Sign In Sports Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 3:50 PM ET
    Fenway Park

    In the world of sports, the Citgo sign has a special place. Aside from serving as a navigational landmark to Boston’s population and tourists that visit, the sign makes its way into the Fenway Park panorama by its seemingly perfect placement over the Green Monster in left field.