Anything to do with Baseball

498be12662c1d913d0cbee6108a66520 Torey @Torey - 10 days ago
Joe Morgan, Hall of Fame Second Baseman, Is Dead at 77
Joe Morgan, the Hall of Fame second baseman who was the National League’s Most Valuable Player for two consecutive seasons and the engine of the Big Red Machine — as the Cincinnati Reds of the 1970s, one of baseball’s most powerful teams, were known — died on Sunday at hi...continued
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61d3ff630fa6a556085f59f9ba20938e Assunta @Assunta - 10 days ago
‘They Just Get It’: How Women in M.L.B. Found Support in a Group Text
That is little surprise considering baseball has long been an industry controlled by men. But women are increasingly becoming a presence in the sport.Forty percent of the professional employees at Major League Baseball’s central office are women (the highest percentage si...continued
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10f64d8d0be1cc890068d55fc752e9ee Alexandro @Alexandro - 11 days ago
Sports to Watch This Week
The N.B.A. and W.N.B.A. titles were claimed, the N.H.L.’s Stanley Cup won and the French Open champions crowned — all in the last three weeks. But there’s still a lot for sports fans to look forward to. Here, some of the biggest events of the next week.FootballIn Week 6 o...continued
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C1e15b7459468dc79542fc656b7a9fa2 Madalyn @Madalyn - 12 days ago
Astros Heckler Torments Team With Megaphone
“We condemn Rob Manfred’s unwillingness to hold players accountable for bringing shame to our beautiful sport,” Kanter said over the megaphone. “Remember: Cheating is wrong. Please do not cheat.”He added in a phone interview after the game: “I thought it was a big enough ...continued
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62b830bbc5092803336a4f6bb9370281 Manley @Manley - 12 days ago
Baseball’s September Madness: 8 Postseason Games in One ‘Crazy’ Day
Players and managers used words like “chaos” and “crazy” to describe a day like none baseball has ever seen. A television network will break new ground to cover it, and hard-core fans across the country can immerse themselves in it nearly all day, if they so choose.It is ...continued
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25dc49998970e9ad413d98493dfe5d6c Teagan @Teagan - 13 days ago
Remembering Baseball Hall Of Famer Joe Morgan
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10f64d8d0be1cc890068d55fc752e9ee Alexandro @Alexandro - 14 days ago
M.L.B. Awards: In a Short Season, Veterans Are Standing Out
A typical baseball schedule is merciless — six weeks of spring training followed by six months of games, with few days off and many thousands of air miles. The advantage for younger players shows up in the list of Most Valuable Player Award winners; it has been 13 years s...continued
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147dc0c27c3cd291f5eab25bef76237a Americo @Americo - 14 days ago
Jay Johnstone, Major League Outfielder and Prankster, Dies at 74
This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here.Jay Johnstone spent 20 seasons as a major league outfielder and played in the World Series for the 1978 Yankees and the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers.Although he ha...continued
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2cb2f1cf49e001b23749fba977acd24a Casper @Casper - 15 days ago
Australian sport in mourning after death of women's footballer Barclay - Reuters India
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian sport was in mourning on Wednesday following revelations of the sudden death of women’s footballer and former baseball star Jacinda Barclay at the age of 29.Barclay, who played for the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the professional Aust...continued
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151d593186e8e56663df3ed32962360f Dayton @Dayton - 20 days ago
Whitey Ford, Beloved Yankees Pitcher Who Confounded Batters, Dies at 91
Ford missed the 1951 and 1952 seasons while in the Army, but returned with an 18-6 season in 1953. As he remembered it, Yankee catcher Elston Howard gave him the nickname Chairman of the Board around the mid-’50s.Ford kept rolling along, winning 53 games from 1954 to 1956...continued
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725ac8c62bcc32f06195cf20b372a31a Muriel @Muriel - 21 days ago
Tricky baseball pitch, but is it allowed?
This pitcher has some pretty good sleight of hand before delivering a called strike from what appeared to be his empty hand, but is the pitch legal? Pitchers can't balk, or start a pitch and then not finish it. They also can't engage in unsportsmanlike conduct, which in m...continued
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3917a54ef2e71f0b2d57dd0d63e0f2fb Cameron @Cameron - 22 days ago
5 Out-of-the-Box Strategies for Growing During a Downturn
October 6, 2020 6 min readOpinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.“If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.” —Yogi BerraIn today’s environment, must extend resources longer than would have ever been expected six months ago. In the spirit of basebal...continued
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Ed258c85465a50dee9e6425ecf24849d Wilmer @Wilmer - 23 days ago
SCOTUS won't take a swing at MLB minor leaguers' wage claims - Reuters
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal by Major League Baseball and more than 20 of its teams of a ruling that said thousands of minor league baseball players could join a class-action lawsuit claiming they should have been paid during spring training.The ...continued
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2f3192374c3e88221a336dc5d319c4a3 Zetta @Zetta - 29 days ago
Yankees Pummel Shane Bieber and Take Advantage Over Cleveland
CLEVELAND — Shane Bieber was the best pitcher in baseball this year, and it wasn’t close. Even in an abbreviated 60-game regular season, his numbers were eye-popping: In his 12 starts, Bieber never allowed more than three runs, nor did he fail to complete at least five in...continued
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F4e69330da03b74c81cc5fa3f895fb24 Nelson @Nelson - 30 days ago
Home-Field Advantage Won’t Matter This October. Did It Ever?
The last baseball postseason began with a stirring comeback and a sudsy celebration. Down to their last few outs in the National League wild-card game, the Washington Nationals rallied to stun the Milwaukee Brewers on their way to a championship. The party was on in the b...continued
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394b4c0c4dd468b433ba43c77bdbb708 Bart @Bart - 30 days ago
Meet the Biggest Prankster in Baseball: Yankees G.M. Brian Cashman
Pranks have been harder to pull off this season with so many front office staffers working remotely, Cashman said. But recently, when Matt Daley, a director of pro scouting, who lives in New Jersey, went to Yankee Stadium for a meeting held mostly on Zoom to go over the t...continued
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2cb2f1cf49e001b23749fba977acd24a Casper @Casper - about 1 month ago
How a Baseball Outsider Became the Yankees’ Pitching Guru
The man who led the Yankees’ pitching staff through the seesaws of this truncated regular season, and who will soon guide them into a unique postseason, never played professional baseball. The highest level he reached was pitching for the College of the Holy Cross. His ea...continued
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C8fdc7c246b9dd38f4ef160727d6eec5 Monserrat @Monserrat - about 1 month ago
Sandy Alderson Set to Return to Mets as Team President
Steven Cohen, the presumptive new owner of the Mets, announced on Thursday that he intended to bring Sandy Alderson back as president of the team’s baseball and business operations.Alderson’s fingerprints are all over the current Mets roster, as he was the general manager...continued
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F4e69330da03b74c81cc5fa3f895fb24 Nelson @Nelson - about 1 month ago
Fans Find a Way to Watch Baseball During the Pandemic
The strangest thing happened when the Yankees played in Philadelphia in early August: Their manager, Aaron Boone, complained about fans — at a game with no fans in the seats. Out beyond the center-field gates, on 10th Street, some die-hards had gathered for a distant peek...continued
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1adaf62f6727e453ef8e84f05a069975 Oren @Oren - about 1 month ago
Players’ Alliance Gets $10 Million From M.L.B. and Union to Build Diversity
“The biggest value that we have in the Players Alliance is us, the players,” Maybin said. “It’s not somebody speaking for us. We are the face.”The donation from M.L.B. and the union was timely: Granderson said the Players Alliance had no money in its bank account before t...continued
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10f64d8d0be1cc890068d55fc752e9ee Alexandro @Alexandro - about 1 month ago
Emmys take a note from baseball, opening with cardboard cutouts of nominees
An awkward opening monologue! Stunt jokes that don't land! An audience of beautiful people! Who said the Emmys were going to feel weird this year?Jimmy Kimmel opened the "virtual" 2020 Emmys with a less-than-tight five, noting earnestly that "the world may be terrible but...continued
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7caeec7c88c24f5d4f9a4c169eb9f70c Maureen @Maureen - about 1 month ago
Yankees Clinch Playoff Berth in Pandemic-Shortened Season
Before the 2020 season was originally supposed to begin in late March, the Yankees were considered among the favorites to win the World Series. Most of the team that won 103 games last season and reached the American League Championship Series was back. And they had added...continued
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036a71cbab8d3106d8fc0389f9b4ef6f Eleanora @Eleanora - about 1 month ago
Manfred, MLB expect 16-team playoff format to continue - Reuters Canada
FILE PHOTO: Dec 10, 2019; San Diego, CA, USA; MLB commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to the media before announcing the All-MLB team during the MLB Winter Meetings at Manchester Grand Hyatt. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY SportBaseball is embracing bigger is bet...continued
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Da22e3d6f8549192c3eca95f63ffdcdc Elody @Elody - about 1 month ago
Manfred, MLB expect 16-team playoff format to continue - Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Dec 10, 2019; San Diego, CA, USA; MLB commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to the media before announcing the All-MLB team during the MLB Winter Meetings at Manchester Grand Hyatt. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY SportBaseball is embracing bigger is bet...continued
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B2ab4609b89b7e7c7408477bb01daf27 Jimmy @Jimmy - about 1 month ago
Keeping Score: A No-Hitter by Alec Mills Cannot Be Cheapened With an Asterisk
Javier Baez was already celebrating when he fielded the ball. The shortstop for the Chicago Cubs gathered himself, threw to first, and gave Alec Mills the second no-hitter of this pandemic-shortened baseball season.There weren’t any fans in attendance, and there wasn’t an...continued
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