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Teams That Haven’t Won a World Series

Store this away for a future trivia night. There are still eight current major league teams that have never won the World Series: the San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays, Washington Nationals, Houston Astros, Colorado Rockies, Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers.

The Quick 10: The 10 Worst Sports Logos Ever

Think the Memphis Grizzlies have a terrible logo? Scratching your head about the Tampa Bay Rays’ completely unintimidating sunbeam? Those logos are amazing compared to these 10 from InventorSpot.com. Taking the top spot is a crudely-drawn feline that represented the Detroit Lions from 1927-1928. Hmm, wonder why they got rid of it after only a [...]

Baseball’s Best (and Weirdest) Ballpark Promotions

In the 1960s, Major League Baseball teams began giving away bats, balls, caps, and helmets to lure fans to the ballpark. As Mets vice president James K. Thomson told the New York Times in 1968, “People like something for nothing. Everybody comes to the fair.” More than 40 years later, that philosophy still holds true. [...]

Cliff Lee: Wild and Crazy Guy

The most dominant postseason pitcher of his era, Cliff Lee of the Texas Rangers might like to tell you his success can be traced to serious introspection in a thinking man’s game. Sounds feasible enough. He could make that case, except for one catch. He’s given it no thought. © JUSTIN LANE/epa/Corbis “I don’t really dig that deep [...]