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Boston Red Sox David Ortiz First Confirmed Steroid User Since Manny Ramirez to Win World Series MVP
October 31st, 2013 at 8:13 AM
David Ortiz had a pretty immaculate performance in the six-game World Series win by the Boston Red Sox, and he joined the elite ranks of World Series MVP, becoming the first confirmed steroid user to win the award since Manny Ramirez in 2004. Ortiz had an even better performance than Manny's,...

World Series Umpire Jim Joyce Got Controversial Obstruction Call Right
October 27th, 2013 at 4:34 PM
The St. Louis Cardinals won game three of the World Series over the Boston Red Sox in the most unusual of ways, taking the game on a walk-off obstruction call. As angry as a lot of Red Sox fans are, umpire Jim Joyce made the right call. ***VIDEO1*** The play started with...

Winner of World Series Between Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals to Be Determined by Defense
October 25th, 2013 at 8:27 AM
The St. Louis Cardinals were the ones to stink up Fenway Park with three errors in game one, but the Boston Red Sox made their own costly errors in game two of the World Series to even the series 1-1. Up 2-1 after David Ortiz hit a go-ahead homer in the...

Errors Prove Costly for St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox Take Game One of World Series
October 24th, 2013 at 8:53 AM
The St. Louis Cardinals spent the regular season as one of the best fielding teams in baseball, but three errors put them in a huge hole in their 8-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox in game one of the 2013 World Series. The Cards had three errors, two by Pete...

The Best Part About This Year’s World Series: It’s Tim McCarver’s Last
October 23rd, 2013 at 8:38 AM
When the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals meet at Fenway Park for game one of the World Series on Wednesday and on FOX, we'll all be witnessing the end of an era as Tim McCarver calls his final World Series. That means we'll get fewer moments like this. ***VIDEO1*** And it...

Boston Red Sox Complain About Jhonny Peralta Playing, Forget David Ortiz Used Steroids
October 18th, 2013 at 8:16 AM
The Boston Red Sox are just one win from the World Series, but that hasn't stopped players from complaining about Jhonny Peralta being able to play for the Detroit Tigers in the American League Championship Series after serving a 50-game performance enhancing drugs suspension this season. Peter Gammons is reporting that...

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez Will Catch One in Ribs for “Mickey Mouse” Ears: Video
October 17th, 2013 at 8:32 AM
Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez decided to tweak St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright for saying his antics after hitting a double in game three of the National League Championship Series were "Mickey Mouse." ***VIDEO1*** So, after hitting a go-ahead homer in the third inning of game five, Gonzalez mimicked...

FOX Broadcasters Jinxing No-Hitters in American League Championship Series
October 13th, 2013 at 10:52 PM
Tim McCarver can't retire soon enough. He's jinxed no-hitters two nights in a row for the Detroit Tigers in the American League Championship Series. He, along with fellow FOX announcer Joe Buck, couldn't wait to talk about Anibal Sanchez's no-no bid in Saturday's win over the Boston Red Sox. Max Scherzer's...

“Fire Fredi Gonzalez” Crowd Apparently Didn’t Follow Atlanta Braves Much This Season
October 10th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
A lot of people are putting the blame for the Atlanta Braves' four-game exit from the National League Division Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers squarely on the shoulders of Fredi Gonzalez. A lot of those people are also calling for him to be fired. Stop it. Seriously, just stop. It was understandable...

What Happens When a Lip Reader Sees What Atlanta Braves Craig Kimbrel Said in the NLDS
October 9th, 2013 at 11:11 PM
We've already addressed how Fredi Gonzalez wasn't about to bring in Craig Kimbrel for more than four outs in what turned out to be the deciding loss in game four of the National League Division Series, but deadspin.com had a lip reader take a look at what cameras capture the Atlanta...

Atlanta Braves’ Fredi Gonzalez Stands Firm on not Throwing Craig Kimbrel Two Innings
October 9th, 2013 at 4:46 PM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has taken a lot of heat for not going to Craig Kimbrel in the eighth inning of their fateful game four National League Division Series loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he maintains that he wouldn't have done it any other way. The decision resulted in...

Culprit Found: Atlanta Braves’ Brian McCann Used Dan Uggla’s Bat in Golden Sombrero Performance
October 8th, 2013 at 8:48 AM
Brian McCann had one of the worst games of his career in the Atlanta Braves' 4-3 National League Division series game four loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers that knocked them out the playoffs, and the culprit may be that he was using one of Dan Uggla's bat. If you...

Atlanta Braves Season Ended by Juan Uribe Homer in NLDS Game Four
October 8th, 2013 at 1:22 AM
Instead of going to Craig Kimbrel for a two-inning save, the Atlanta Braves endured a heartbreaking loss to lose the National Leauge Division Series 3-1, thanks to a Juan Uribe go-ahead homer in a 4-3 game on Tuesday. Yasiel Puig started the fateful eighth inning with a double off David Carpenter. After...

Atlanta Braves Players Boycotted Chipper Jones’ First Pitch in NLDS
October 7th, 2013 at 10:36 PM
It's true. Chipper Jones throwing out the first pitch of game one of the National League Division Series to the mascot was weird enough, but the reason no Atlanta Braves players caught it was because they boycotted him, nypost.com reports. The Braves' distaste for Jones apparently dates back to his prediction...

Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers: NLDS Game 4 Starting Lineups
October 7th, 2013 at 7:24 PM
  NLDS Game 4 October 7, 2013 Atlanta Braves Los Angeles Dodgers Game Details Time: 9:37 PM EDT Stadium: Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, CA) Broadcast: TBS Game Conditions Weather: Sunny Temperature: 76°F - 67°F Wind: SSW 4 MPH Lineups: 1. Jason Heyward, CF 2. Justin Upton, RF 3. Freddie Freeman, 1B 4. Evan Gattis, LF 5. Brian McCann, C 6. Chris Johnson, 3B 7. Andrelton Simmons, SS 8. Elliot Johnson, 2B 9. Freddy Garcia, P 1. Carl Crawford, LF 2. Mark Ellis, 2B 3. Hanley Ramirez, SS 4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B 5. Yasiel Puig, RF 6. Juan Uribe, 3B 7. Skip Schumaker,...

Atlanta Braves to Face Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw in NLDS Game Four
October 7th, 2013 at 4:48 PM
The Los Angeles Dodgers are going for the Atlanta Braves' jugular in game four of the National League Division Series on Monday, skipping Ricky Nolasco's scheduled start in favor of Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw gave up one run and struck out 12 in a winning effort in game one Thursday, meaning he...

Atlanta Braves Fans Have Little Hope of Advancing to NLCS
October 7th, 2013 at 4:29 PM
After perusing many sources over the past 24 hours concerning the Atlanta Braves first three games of the National League Division Series, it appears that an overwhelming majority of fans have no faith in their team and they are prepared for a loss tonight against the Los Angeles Dodgers which...

Looking on the Bright Side: Atlanta Braves Also Blown Out Before Sid Bream’s Slide in 1992
October 7th, 2013 at 8:23 AM
Atlanta Braves fans need something to hold on to after Sunday's 13-6 blowout loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers to put them in a 2-1 hole in the National League Division Series. Mark Bowman tweeted something that may be of use.   13 runs matches the highest total the Braves have allowed...

Atlanta Braves Blasted by Los Angeles Dodgers, Fall Behind 2-1 in NLDS
October 7th, 2013 at 12:11 AM
After a promising start, the Los Angeles Dodgers ended up shelling both Julio Teheran and Alex Wood in game four of the National League Division Series, putting the Atlanta Braves in a 2-1 hole after a 13-6 loss Sunday. Hanley Ramirez particularly torched the Braves with a single, double and triple...

Former Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox Throws Out First Pitch of NLDS Game Two: Video
October 5th, 2013 at 8:51 AM
There are few personalities as beloved in Atlanta Braves lore as Bobby Cox, and that showed up once more when he threw out the first pitch of game two of the National League Division Series on Friday. ***VIDEO1*** Cox said previously that he was nervous about throwing a strike or not, but...