71 years after their last appearance, the Chicago Cubs have finally made it back to the World Series. They’ll face off against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in Ohio in Game 1 on Tuesday night at 8:08PM ET on Fox.
Since jumping to HBO after as a stint as a Daily Show correspondent, John Oliver has made quite the name for himself. Almost without fail, Oliver’s weekly rants on Last Week Tonight – which are equal parts funny and equal parts informative – quickly go viral.
Most recently, Oliver directed his attention to a new ticket pricing policy employed by the New York Yankees. Apparently, the Yankees new policy forces fans to purchase tickets via Ticketmaster and also prevents fans from printing up tickets at home. The goal? To help prevent consumers who purchase premium seats from reselling them at below market value.
After a one-sided beatdown of the Chicago Cubs and a contentious series with the Toronto Blue Jays, the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals are ready to kick off the 2015 World Series at Kauffman Stadium in Missouri tonight. Unless you’re one of the 37,000 or so fans in attendance, you’ll probably be looking for another way to watch the game.
Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered.
As a relatively recent convert into the world of baseball fandom, I can still see why I thought baseball was so boring up until a few years ago. It’s slow. If no one’s on base, there are only two players worth paying attention to at any given moment. If two teams are tied after nine innings, nothing special happens — they just keep playing more baseball.
But regardless of whether or not you enjoy the sport, it’s hard not to appreciate the incredible highlights from a week of baseball. Today, we’re introducing a new feature where we round up the best catches of the last week — full of slides, jumps, dives and more.
Fan interference at a baseball game is not uncommon, but it rarely occurs in such spectacular fashion.
On Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel popped a foul ball into right field. Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez saw he had a play on the ball, but just as he reached out to record the out, a dad feeding his baby snagged the ball with his free hand. More →
You’ve got to hand it to Samsung for its me-too, whatever-it-takes attitude it has when it comes to battling Apple’s iPhone. The strategy has worked for quite some time, and Samsung still does it, no matter how blatant some of the rip-offs may be – but hey, nobody owns cool, and everybody copies everybody.
It’s early April, a time of year which, for many people, is synonymous with only one thing: Major League Baseball.
In a number of ways, the baseball viewing experience has changed dramatically over the past few years. With HDTVs providing such an enjoyable viewing experience at home, teams across all sports leagues have done quite a bit to up the ante in terms of the live viewing experience. No where is that more apparent than in the food options available.
For anyone who grew up in the 80s and early 90s, going to the ballpark was a rather simple affair, food wise. You had your popcorn, some peanuts or crackerjacks, and of course, the tried and true hot dog. But today’s fan demands a more sophisticated menu, which is why many ballparks now offer a range of food items — such as steak and sushi — that may seem sacrilege to old school baseball fans.
When a baseball team hits a slump, it can feel insurmountable at times. It doesn’t help when the fan base isn’t there to support the team either, which was the case for the Hanwha Eagles, a South Korean team which has lost more than 400 times in the last five season, consistently coming in last in their league, reports ABC News. Now that the fans have all but given up on their hometown Eagles, the team is making it easier than ever to show support without actually having to sit through another tragic loss with an ingenious solution: robot fans. More →
During the Microsoft press conference at E3 in Los Angeles on Monday, Microsoft showed off a quick sneak-peak of Halo 4, a new trilogy that will begin when the title launches during the holiday season of 2012. Microsoft didn’t discuss much else about the game, but it did also announce that Xbox 360 owners will soon be able to get their hands on Kinect Sports Season 2, which will include golf, baseball, skiing, tennis, and football. Kinect Sports Season 2 is expected to land in time for the holiday season this year.
MLB has announced a new MLB.TV subscription package that’s aimed at baseball fans that only want access to live play-by-play content on their mobile phones. The package costs $49.99 per year, which is a considerable price drop from the MLB.TV Premium ($109.99 per year), and standard MLB.TV ($89.99 per year) packages that also include support for PC/Mac, Roku, Boxee, and playback on specific connected televisions. The only requirement is that you have an iPhone, iPod touch, or an Android 2.1+ smartphone with the $15 MLB At Bat 11 application installed. Now all you need in your cubicle is a mini-fridge with a few sixers of Bud Light. Oh, and a winning baseball team. More →