Why eliminating in-game video access is the best way MLB can stop electronic sign-stealing

On Wednesday, commissioner Rob Manfred released his report detailing MLB’s sign-stealing investigation into the 2018 Boston Red Sox. The report comes exactly 100 days after Manfred issued a similar report regarding the 2017 Houston Astros. Houston’s scheme was more elaborate and the punishment more severe, but the fact remains: both teams Read more

Fake sports interviews with yourself after video games or activities are a real thing; and have real benefits

The times are such that not so long ago I used a random number generator to simulate the 2020 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament that never was and posted the results to Twitter.  In an outcome that left me marbled with contempt, Duke prevailed. There’s nothing novel about detesting Duke basketball, but Read more

Alex Ovechkin, Wayne Gretzky set to face off in ‘NHL 20’ video game matchup to raise money for COVID-19 relief

The coronavirus pandemic has left the NHL with the 2019-20 season on pause and fans looking for sources of entertainment during the stoppage. Now they’re going to get it in the form of two of the greatest players that the league has ever seen facing off…virtually. NHL icon Wayne Gretzky Read more

MLB draft: League forms new video database for additional scouting during coronavirus shutdown

Major League Baseball has recently loosened some of the scouting restrictions imposed when the league shut down in mid-March due to the novel coronavirus. Scouts are now allowed to make contact with draftees, as well as their families and advisers. That isn’t the only interesting draft-related development from last week, Read more

New York Rangers, NHL denounce hacker’s racial slurs in player video chat with top prospect K’Andre Miller

When the New York Rangers hosted a Zoom Q&A live video chat with the recently signed prospect K’Andre Miller on Friday, the chat was hacked by someone writing racial slurs, directed at Miller, who is African-American. The Zoom session was limited to 500 participants via a link posted on the Read more