The new Yardbarker app is here! Install on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You can also find us in Google Newsstand.


Pirates fan dresses as Steve Bartman, fails to curse Cubs

While the real Steve Bartman politely declined an invite to attend the Chicago Cubs’ wild card showdown with the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park Wednesday night, a doppelganger of the most maligned baseball fan in major league history did make an appearance. A presumably pro-Pirates fan arrived at the ballpark dressed up as the man who in an instant Public Enemy No. 1 in Chicago...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta has great Twitter comment about his nipple

Jake Arrieta proved he is capable of delivering in a big game on Wednesday night when he pitched a complete game shutout to send the Chicago Cubs to the NLDS. Several hours later, the righthander showed us he also has a tremendous sense of humor. Early Thursday morning, an admittedly bitter Pittsburgh Pirates fan tweeted...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs fans, players go nuts celebrating after playoff win

Jake Arrieta pitched an absolute gem as the Cubs blanked the Pirates 4-0 on Wednesday night in the NL Wild Card Game. The Cubs will take on the Cardinals in the NL Divisional Series on Friday, and the sky is the limit for them as they are riding a ton of momentum. Cubs fans haven’t seen their team in the postseason since 2008, so they were pretty excited after the big win. By...
Via The Sports Daily
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Sean Rodriguez beats up Gatorade cooler

Sean Rodriguez made quite an impression on MLB fans Wednesday. The Pittsburgh Pirates infielder got the start at third base and didn’t get a chance to hit in the game, but he sure made up for it later on. When the Pirates and Chicago Cubs got into a bases-clearing incident after Jake Arrieta was hit...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cubs, Pirates get in benches-clearing incident

The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates got into a benches-clearing incident during their one-game playoff on Wednesday after Jake Arrieta was hit by a pitch in the top of the seventh inning. Arrieta was on the hill for the Cubs and pitching a shutout. He hit Francisco Cervelli in the fifth and Josh Harrison in...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta wife Brittany is his high school sweetheart

Jake Arrieta has transformed from a below-average pitcher in Baltimore to possibly the best pitcher in the entire league. Since being traded to the Chicago Cubs two years ago, the right-hander has taken his game to another level. In 2015, Arrieta rode a spectacular second half to an MLB-leading 22 wins, four complete games and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta's sweet ... sinker?

Jake Arrieta‘s multi-faceted single-grip slider is sweet, but he’s had that for a while. There has to be something he changed to get better this year. There is something he’s changed, actually. He’s completely flipped his fastball usage. It’s visually compelling — Arrieta has changed very little about his pitching mix from last year to this year, except when it comes...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Finding hope against Jake Arrieta

You may have heard a thing or two about this pitcher the Pirates are going up against tomorrow night. He’s pretty good. Like, “arguably the best second half in baseball history” good. So good that the Pirates are underdogs in this game – at home. The hype is real – you can look at his numbers, or look what he did to the Pirates in five games against them this year (a grand...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arrieta-Cole, objectively one of best playoff matchups ever

Individual performances tend to be magnified in the postseason, and that is especially true of pitchers. While 16-18 other players appear in the lineups and many others will have profound impacts on the outcomes of games over the next month, the starting pitcher will likely have more influence over the outcome of a single game than any other player. Everything is magnified in the...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta’s case for the best half-season ever

Sunday night, Jake Arrieta came within sniffing distance of doing the almost unthinkable. By which I mean, Arrieta made a serious bid to hit two home runs. He also, at the same time, flirted with a perfect game against the Pirates, but that part is very thinkable. I don’t know how many times this year Arrieta has grabbed attention for taking a no-hitter or a perfect game deep,...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Rex makes players do push-ups in practice after penalty calls

Weeden compares QB situation to 'backing up Derek Jeter'

Pirates fan dresses as Steve Bartman, fails to curse Cubs

LeBron takes in-game selfie with fans in Cincinnati

MLB postseason power rankings

NHL awards predictions for the 2015-16 season

Quiz: MLB pitchers with 100+ career postseason strikeouts

Top storyline for each Week 5 NFL game

Which teams have underperformed or surprised in 2015

The six NFL players most likely to be traded by the deadline

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker