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Biggest Surprises, Disappointments 2 Months into MLB's Offseason Frenzy

Per usual, this MLB offseason is filled with interesting moves. Unlike seasons past, however, the amount of activity since the end of the World Series leaves much to dissect when analyzing the surprises and disappointments. To be clear, we will stay away from individual contracts or trades. Show More Summary

WSOF Unstoppable: 'Road To The Championship' airs Dec. 27 on NBC

World Series of Fighting (WSOF) is closing out the new year -- as well as gearing up for 2015 -- by airing a special 90-minute "Best Of" program titled, "WSOF Unstoppable: Road To The Championship," which airs tomorrow (Sat., Dec. 27, 2014) at 2:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Predicting the San Francisco Giants' Starting Lineup Heading into 2015

The San Francisco Giants have won three World Series titles in the past five years. Manager Bruce Bochy guided his team through several peaks and valleys this year. His calm demeanor was a soothing influence when the Giants struggled in the middle of the season. Show More Summary

For some baseball fans, there's no such thing as an offseason

Within a minute of the final out in Game 7 of the World Series, I had left my neighborhood bar and was moseying along the 500-foot walk to my Lincoln Park apartment.

Say hey, baseball: Troy Tulowitzki is the new Matt Kemp

Your Christmas Eve baseball includes a passing of the torch to Troy Tulowitzki, insight into the Matt Kemp trade, and your 2014 World Series champion Royals. Listen, we know it's tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. Show More Summary

New York Yankees' 5 Best Offseason Signings of the Last Decade

Over the last 20 years, the New York Yankees have claimed five World Series championships, seven American League Pennants and five AL East titles. The success of the Yankees has come in large part from the homegrown talents of the "Core...Show More Summary

Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully temporarily lost World Series ring at Costco

Vin Scully, the famous and well-respected baseball announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, lost his 1988 World Series ring while shopping at Costco. As Fox News reported, he lost it in this manner: “Scully told the Los Angeles Times he lost the ring in a bag of ribs. “I feel like such a dummy,” Scully […]

Somebody screwed up (the Royals, ultimately), because Royals World Series champions T-shirts are sho

6 days agoSports : Deadspin

Somebody screwed up (the Royals, ultimately), because Royals World Series champions T-shirts are showing up at a Missouri department store. Read more...

After World Series Run, Giants' and Royals' Offseasons Aren't Measuring Up

A scant two months ago, the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals were the toast of baseball, unlikely World Series opponents on an improbable collision course. Now, as the offseason slogs into its second month, each club looks increasingly like an also-ran. It's not that KC and SF haven't made any moves. Show More Summary

What you missed in the Smart World: Smart hats and dog collars

This week’s Smart World Series delivers updates on the technological innovations that harnesses the power of the sun, a hat that has the potential to replace the fitness tracker, and an initiative to help developers launch Internet of Things projects.  . For those … Continue reading ?

On Baseball: For 2015, Bookmakers See Mets and Yankees as Even

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

With one New York team falling and the other rising, the teams’ odds of winning the World Series are equalizing at 25-1.

Here’s How Dodgers Broadcaster Vin Scully Found His Lost World Series Ring In A Bag Of Meat

HaveyoueverheardVinScullycallaDodgergame?It’smagical.After65yearsinthebooth,you’dthinkthatthe87-year-oldwouldgetbored,butScullystillappreciatesandpersonalizes thegame. Whileotheraretalkingaboutsabermetricvoodoo,ScullyistellingyouaboShow More Summary

Giants re-sign Jake Peavy, trade for Casey McGehee, per reports

The Giants won their third World Series title in five years in 2014, but to date had a slow offseason. Until Friday that is, when San Francisco reportedly re-signed free agent right-hander Jake Peavy and traded for third baseman Casey McGehee. San Francisco will land McGehee, per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports. Show More Summary

Musical time-machine to Walt Disney World in the late 1970s

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

The amazing Foxxfur has spent 3.5 years assembling a new installment in her "Musical Souvenir of Walt Disney World" series, pulling together audio rarities from WDW in the late 1970s to create a six-hour soundscape that faithfully recreates the incidental music, cast member spiels, and ride narration from one of the golden ages of Disney themeparks. Read the rest

Flurry of Offseason Moves Positions Padres as Sleepers in the NL West

The San Diego Padres share a division with the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers, the biggest-spending club in baseball. So it'd be fair to call the Friars a forgotten team, an underdog,...Show More Summary

What was up with Vin Scully's briefly missing World Series ring?

last weekSports : Deadspin

What was up with Vin Scully's briefly missing World Series ring? He dropped it in his meat bag. Read more...

Victory Is Sweet: This Gingerbread Replica of AT&T Park Is Mad Yum

To wrap up another auspicious even-numbered year, in which the Giants took their third World Series title in six years, Waterbar is showing off this delicious-looking yet definitely not to scale replica of AT&T Park in gingerbread. Pastry chef...

Vin Scully Lost His 1988 World Series Ring at Costco…Then He Found It in a Bag of Ribs

There is just so much to like about this story—from that fact that an 87-year-old sports legend like Vin Scully still shops at Costco, to the fact that he does it while wearing his 1988 World Series ring, to the fact that the world made sure he got his ring back almost immediately. It’s just […]

AP Source: Peavy Agrees to $24M Deal to Stay With Giants

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Jake Peavy has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract to stay with the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

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