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Extra Extra: Cubs World Series Odds Improve With Maddon Hiring

Betting website Bovada reduced the odds of the Cubs winning the World Series from 50-1 to 20-1, saying an overwhelming amount of wagers placed after news Joe Maddon would be the team's next manager forced their hand. [ more › ]

Chevy Responds To Meme Mocking World Series MVP Presentation Flub Exactly The Right Way

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

All too often it seems as though companies take themselves entirely too seriously these days. With branding being seen as all important, too often the concept of actually behaving in a human and awesome way is lost, leading to a total lack of personality. Show More Summary

Madison Bumgarner reportedly wanted to ride a horse in the World Series parade, but police wouldn’t let him

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner may have won a Chevrolet truck for being the World Series MVP, but he was more interested in riding a horse than a motor vehicle on Friday during San Francisco’s now biennial World Series parade, according to reports. (The Giants have won the World Series three times in the last five […]

MLB Rumors: Updating the Latest Suitors for Top 25 MLB Free Agents

Since free agency began the day after the World Series, the conversations around MLB have been lively. True, the players are in a “quiet window” right now where formal contract offers can only come from the club they spent the 2014 season with. Show More Summary

What you missed in the Smart World: Nest acquires Revolv, wearable tracker for inhaled meds & more

This week’s Smart World Series features a major acquisition for the smart home market, a wearable tracker for inhaled meds, a smart desk and new industry partnerships. For those who missed last week’s Smart World Series, here’s a chance to … Continue reading ?

‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Steady, ‘Mulaney’ Falls, ‘Resurrection’ Rises

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers rolled the Baltimore Ravens 43-23 last night on Sunday Night Football but NBC and the NFL didn't do badly either. With no World Series competition, the battle between old rivals the Steelers and the Ravens delivered a 6.1/16 preliminary rating with 17.02 million watching. Show More Summary

All 30 MLB Teams' Blueprint to an 'A' Grade This Offseason

The MLB offseason is officially upon us, and while San Francisco Giants fans are still celebrating the team's third World Series title in the past five years, teams have already set to work in their efforts to unseat them as champions...Show More Summary

Infographic: How Fans Reacted on Twitter to Game 7 of the 2014 World Series

Now that everyone has had the chance to breath from a World Series that went seven games and in which the San Francisco Giants emerged the victors (their third victory in five years), it’s time to look at how fans reacted on TwitterShow More Summary

Introduction of Joe Maddon Marks New Era in Cubs Baseball

Eleven years ago, when upstart general manager Theo Epstein was looking for the manager to end his Red Sox's 86-year World Series drought, he decided to bring in a longtime bench coach of the Anaheim Angels. His name was Joe Maddon.Show More Summary

Infringing Panties So Important To DHS, That It Intimidated Print Shop Owner Into Warrantless Search

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A few more details have emerged concerning the Dept. of Homeland Security's daring daylight raid of a Kansas City lingerie shop. Our long, dark national nightmare ended just before Game 1 of the World Series when Peregrine Honig's custom-made Royals-related underwear was seized by gun-toting DHS agents. Show More Summary

MLB MVP 2014: Latest AL, NL Candidates, Predictions for Baseball's Coveted Award

An epic 2014 World Series is fresh in the books, which means the next major order of business is deciding the worthy winners of Major League Baseball's Most Valuable Player awards. San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner staked his...Show More Summary

The over-under on when Joe Maddon's honeymoon ends

3 weeks agoSports : Globetrotting

Joe Maddon will be surrounded by a media gathering he likely hasn’t seen since he guided the Rays to the World Series in 2008.

MLB Free Agents 2014: Latest Rumors and Predictions for Unsigned Talent

If the Kansas City Royals’ run to the World Series tells us anything about Major League Baseball, it is that smart personnel moves and timely decision-making can lead to contention. Even the long-suffering Chicago Cubs should have hope entering a new offseason with free agents available across the league. Show More Summary

The over-under on when Joe Maddon's honeymoon ends

3 weeks agoSports : RosenBlog

Joe Maddon will be surrounded by a media gathering he likely hasn’t seen since he guided the Rays to the World Series in 2008.

5 Dream Free-Agent Pickups for the Atlanta Braves

With the Hot Stove League officially beginning with the conclusion of the World Series last week, it’s time to take a look at some free-agent options for the Atlanta Braves. As the offseason is still fresh, and without any rumors toShow More Summary

Detroit Tigers' Uncertain Future Not an Easy Fix This Offseason

The days of the Detroit Tigers being perennial World Series contenders are no more. Their star-studded roster is about to become thin, and unless ownership is willing to spend with the likes of the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers, the Tigers are going to watch much of their firepower disappear. Show More Summary

Inventory: Never mind the signs: 8 clueless yet successful baseball managers in pop culture

1. Art Howe, Moneyball (2011) The Kansas City Royals made it to the brink of a World Series title this year despite operating under the guidance of a manager, Ned Yost, who’s widely regarded as clueless. That’s a minor aberration inShow More Summary

How #TechnologyAndStuff Became GM's Oreo Moment

I am a big baseball fan and enjoyed the pageantry and drama of the recent World Series. But the most entertaining moment of the event came after the game was over, and 99% of the television audience had gone to bed.Chevrolet’s Rikk Wilde...Show More Summary

Corey Seager, 20, is making a push to be the Dodgers' shortstop

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Trading Corey Seager for a frontline pitcher late last season would not have guaranteed the Dodgers a place in the World Series. But it might have helped.

Baseball, Lava, Street Harassment: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A video on street harassment sparks an online debate. Fiery lava is slowly encroaching upon a town in Hawaii. And winning the World Series is always a great excuse to burn down a neighborhood. It's a hot list in this week's What's Ruining Our Cities. Read more...

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