How Baseball Cards Got Weird

One night not long ago, with my 3-year-old son finally asleep and my wife wisely heading to bed, I settled onto the couch, beer in hand, to catch some baseball. Well, not really baseball. I opened my laptop, navigated to, and prepared to watch a pair of rubber-gloved hands in East Wenatchee, Washington, open […]

Casinos, Native American tribes, and Major League Baseball are betting the most money ever on 2 competing California ballot initiatives. Neither Democrats or Republicans seem to care.

California voters will face two sports betting propositions on the ballot this fall. Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post via Getty Image California voters will face two propositions on the ballot relating to sports betting this fall. Proposition 26 is aimed at in-person betting on tribal lands, while Proposition 27 is focused on online gaming. The […]

Baseball Announcer Thom Brennaman Apologizes On-Air, Abruptly Exits Game After Using Homophobic Slur — Watch

Longtime baseball announcer Thom Brennaman offered an apology during Wednesday’s broadcast of a Cincinnati Reds game after a hot mic caught him using a homophobic slur. Brennaman, who works as the Reds’ play-by-play announcer for Fox Sports Ohio, was heard during Wednesday’s Reds game referring to “one of the f-g capitals of the world,” using […]

Little League takes centre stage in a place deep in baseball history

If you needed a reminder of what baseball means to Montreal, look no further than Vladimir Guerrero Sr.'s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame this past weekend. The Dominican-born right-fielder spent his first eight Major League seasons in the city, the last great Montreal Expo in a line that had its share.  Guerrero Sr. […]

Watch the Little League Baseball Canadian Championship

Click on the video player above to watch action from the Little League Baseball Canadian Championship in Mirabel, Que. Live action begins on Thursday at 10 a.m. ET with B.C. vs. Alberta. Live-streaming coverage of round-robin games will feature play-by-play commentary from CBC Sports' Matthew Cullen, who will be joined by analyst and former Montreal […]

Expos great Vladimir Guerrero inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

During his 16-year career, Vladimir Guerrero rarely left fans wanting more, although his speech on Sunday as he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame may have been an exception. Guerrero was always a man of few words, and he held true to that reputation on Sunday in Cooperstown, NY, in a brief speech […]

Bob Elliott's Baseball: Scouts mixed on Jays' return for Happ

Each and every year leading up to a non-waiver trade deadline my mind has flashbacks to July 31, 1993. That day, the Blue Jays traded former No. 1 pick Steve Karsay and OF Jose Herrera to the Oakland Athletics for future Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson.  While the trade was being finalized — Henderson had […]

When Beanie Babies Saved Baseball

Wrigley Field was already lifeless by mid-May 1997. After the beloved Cubbies started the season 0-14, fans up and vanished. But on May 18, slammin’ Sammy Sosa launched two dingers as Chicago beat the Giants before the first sellout crowd of the season. Thing is, much of the crowd couldn’t have cared less about home […]