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  • A Psycho Communist Gets One 100% Right!!!!

    02/23/2015 7:46:15 PM PST · by Forgotten Amendments · 22 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 7/23/2014 | Keith Olberman
    There has been a recent move in the MLB to introduce an "Illegal Defense" rule because of "new" shifts ... that actually date back to 1877.....
  • Baseball and the Spirit of Innovation

    02/19/2015 5:20:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    Baseball, being the noblest sport, has many lessons to teach: the value of daily persistence, the inevitability of failure and the likelihood that luck will not override ineptitude (Looking at you, Cubs.). But, as a creation of humans, it is also prey to human imperfections, like the urge to suppress useful changes to spare those who resist adaptation. Part of the game's appeal lies in what George Will calls its "soothing continuities." Discontinuity can be jarring. It wasn't long ago that the Cubs had to fight to install lights in an ancient stadium that had hosted only day games. But...
  • Meet Angels Pitcher and Former Putnam City Star Andrew Heaney's Biggest Fan.

    02/16/2015 7:24:56 AM PST · by Osage Orange · 3 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 2-14-15 | Jenni Carlson
    Meet Angels pitcher and former Putnam City star Andrew Heaney's biggest fan by Jenni Carlson Published: February 14, 2015 EDMOND — Andrew Heaney won over lots of baseball types during the past couple years. That happens when you’re a talented young lefty with pop and promise in your arm. But the Oklahoma native’s biggest fan doesn’t care if he earns a spot with the Angels this season or becomes a top-of-the-rotation pitcher as many predict or ever makes another pitch in the majors. Kelly Ore doesn’t care about any of that. “He’s my brother and my best friend forever,” he...
  • Jesse Jackson: Jackie Robinson West’s Punishment Is Inappropriate And Racist

    02/12/2015 3:57:56 PM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 12, 2015
    Little League Baseball vacated all of Chicago-area Jackie Robinson West’s wins from the 2014 Little League World Series tournament on Wednesday. After investigating allegations that several players on JRW do not reside within the team’s district borders, LLB stripped the team of both it’s Great Lakes Regional and U.S. national titles. Despite the open and shut nature of the case, several of the team’s supporters — including Jesse Jackson and Michael Pfleger — stated at a Wednesday press conference that JRW’s punishment had nothing to do with any possible recruiting infractions and was born purely through…
  • Jesse Jackson threatens lawsuit in Little League World Series scandal

    02/12/2015 9:17:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 11, 2015 | Mike Oz
    Rev. Jesse Jackson, the polarizing civil rights activist, is calling for Little League International to return the U.S. championship to the 12-year-olds from Jackie Robinson West, mere hours after Little League stripped the team of its title. And if that doesn't happen, Jackson said Wednesday afternoon, he may take legal action. Jackie Robinson West — consumed in a vortex of allegations involving ineligible players and illegally redrawing its league boundaries — became a feel-good story in Chicago and across the country on its run to the Little League World Series. An all-black team that was supported by MLB players, Jackie...
  • JRW Supporters Suggest Decision To Take Title Racially Motivated

    02/12/2015 6:45:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | Feb 11, 2015
    JRW Supporters Suggest Decision To Take Title Racially Motivated February 11, 2015 2:58 PM (CBS) – There are accusations that racism was behind the decision by Little League International to strip the Jackie Robinson West team of the national title over cheating by the adults who run the team. “We know that we’re champions, our parents know that we’re champions and the team’s parents know we’re champions and Chicago knows we’re champions,” said JRW catcher Brandon Green. Green said the players did nothing wrong as he stood with his mother, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Fr. Michael Pfleger at the headquarters...
  • Ernie Banks, RIP: Always a Beautiful Day

    01/27/2015 12:35:36 PM PST · by BluesDuke · 33 replies
    Sports Central ^ | 27 January 2014 | Yours Truly
    There is no joy in Wrigleyville. Mighty Ernie has checked out. At 83. Cub fans aren't the only ones in baseball's world who think that, for Ernie Banks, it's still too young to go. Winning with class is easy compared to losing with grace, good humor, and the inner peace of knowing you did the best you could with what you had. But then there was Banks. The prototype of the power-hitting shortstop whose knees turned him into a first baseman who could still hit but had to prove himself every spring, anyway, his sunny nature couldn't be killed by...
  • President Obama Releases Touching Statement On The Passing Of ‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks

    01/24/2015 4:15:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | January 24, 2015 | Justin Baragona
    News broke Friday evening that one of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game, Ernie Banks, had passed away at the age of 83. The man lovingly known as “Mr. Cub” spent his enter major league career with the North Side franchise, slugging 512 home runs and winning two NL MVP awards. The 14-time All-Star started his playing career in the Negro Leagues and was the first black player to put on a Chicago Cubs uniform. Despite playing for the perennially bottom-dwelling Cubbies, his optimism and love of the game never wavered, as evidenced by his famous quote,...
  • Cubs Legend Ernie Banks Has Died [HOF SS, at 83 RIP, Pres Obama will probably mention]

    01/23/2015 8:09:42 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 39 replies
    WGN TV ^ | January 23, 2015 | Steelers6
    Cubs legend Ernie Banks has died, according to a Cubs source. This is a developing news story, check back for details.
  • How Baseball Hall of Famer Warren Spahn came to make his home in Oklahoma

    01/14/2015 11:44:29 AM PST · by Osage Orange · 35 replies
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | 1-13-15 | Jenni Carlson
    How Baseball Hall of Famer Warren Spahn came to make his home in Oklahoma By Jenni Carlson.... 1-13-15 Warren Spahn was born and bred in Buffalo, N.Y., then played baseball in Boston, Milwaukee, New York and San Francisco. But he made his home in Oklahoma. The story goes that the lanky leftie settled near Hartshorne because his wife was from Oklahoma — and that’s true. But that’s not the whole story. The rest of the tale includes a random reunion with a childhood chum, a couple of gal pals from Tulsa and a bit of sage advice from one of...
  • Happy 55th birthday: Mays vs. Mantle in first episode of 'Home Run Derby'

    01/09/2015 7:11:36 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 48 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 9, 2015 | By Dayn Perry
    The date Jan. 9 is significant insofar as baseball is concerned because the objectively wonderful TV show "Home Run Derby" first took to (s)wing. In commemoration of this important day, let us take a look back at the first episode, which featured Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle, who, as it turns out, were both good at baseball-related tasks and duties. Come with us, won't you?
  • Edgar Martinez should be in the baseball Hall of Fame

    01/07/2015 10:18:57 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | Neil Greenberg
    Edgar Martinez, a seven-time all-star, should be in the baseball Hall of Fame, but support for his candidacy has been waning over the past three seasons. “I’m not surprised that my percentage went down,” Martinez said a year ago. “We just have to wait and see for the future.” The biggest knock on his enshrinement is that he played as the team’s designated hitter and thus had little to no impact on the defensive part of the game. However, he still deserves to be in. For starters, the American League has required a designated hitter ever since the 1973 season,...
  • Curt Schilling says being a Republican cost him Hall of Fame votes

    01/07/2015 5:05:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 7, 2015 | By Cindy Boren
    Tuesday wasn’t Curt Schilling’s day to be elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame and the Boston Red Sox former great believes his politics are one reason he fell short of the necessary number of votes. Schilling’s former teammate, Pedro Martinez, was elected, along with Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio. Although he and Smoltz have similar stats, Schilling fell 240 votes short.
  • Former Giants pitcher Stu Miller dies

    01/06/2015 6:53:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    AP via ESPN ^ | January 5, 2015
    Stu Miller, the former Giants pitcher who committed perhaps the most famous balk in All-Star Game history, has died. He was 87... Miller played 16 years in the majors for the Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore and Atlanta. He led the National League in ERA in 1958, had the most saves in the NL in 1961 and the American League in 1963 and won a World Series title with Baltimore in 1966. But he is most remembered for his All-Star Game performance at windy Candlestick Park in 1961. He was called for a balk in the ninth inning...
  • Vanity: MLB Hall of Fame Class of 2015

    01/06/2015 11:03:21 AM PST · by Veggie Todd · 39 replies
    January 6, 2015 | M
    Biggio, Smoltz, Johnson, Martinez.
  • Trio of aces poised to lead Hall of Fame class of 2015

    01/06/2015 6:53:02 AM PST · by PROCON · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 6, 2015 | HOWIE RUMBERG
    NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz appear to be shoo-ins for election to the Hall of Fame in what is shaping up as the baseball writers' biggest class of inductees in 60 years. When the Hall of Fame reveals the results Tuesday at 2 p.m. on the MLB Network, holdover Craig Biggio and perhaps Mike Piazza could join those three first-ballot pitchers who were utterly dominant in a hitters' era of artificially bulging statistics.
  • Mr Tiger (Al Kaline) is 80 years old today.

    12/19/2014 7:52:36 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 41 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 12/19/2014 | none
    They just don't make them like this anymore.
  • Once again, Cuba, with its history of the sport, beckons to baseball

    12/18/2014 12:25:18 AM PST · by llevrok · 5 replies
    BND.COM ^ | 12/17/2014 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON — At a dinner in one of Fidel Castro’s palaces in 1999, Castro and several of Major League Baseball’s senior executives discussed one of the few bonds between Cuba and the United States: baseball. The executives, including baseball’s commissioner, Bud Selig, were there for an exhibition game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Cuban national team, as part of an effort by President Bill Clinton to thaw relations. As the dinner stretched into the early hours of the morning, Castro regaled Selig with tales from the history of Cuban baseball and fantasized about what would happen if the United...
  • Jackie Robinson West Broke Residency Rules, Suburban League Claims (Little League WS)

    12/17/2014 7:50:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    DNA Info ^ | December 16, 2014 | Mark Konkol
    The Jackie Robinson West sluggers from Chicago’s struggling South Side became national celebrities this summer when they hit and pitched their way to the Little League World Series and took home the U.S title. But now the adults who put together the team — parents, coaches and league administrators — face allegations they violated Little League residency rules by stacking the lineup with All-Star ringers from the suburbs to create a “super team” that became champs.
  • Jackie Robinson West Baseball accused of cheating

    12/16/2014 12:33:39 PM PST · by YeahBuddy · 94 replies
    DNAinfo.com ^ | 16 DEC 14 | Mark Konkol
    The Jackie Robinson West sluggers from Chicago’s struggling South Side became national celebrities this summer when they hit and pitched their way to the Little League World Series and took home the U.S title. But now the adults who put together the team — parents, coaches and league administrators — face allegations they violated Little League residency rules by stacking the lineup with All-Star ringers from the suburbs to create a “super team” that became champs. http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141216/morgan-park/jackie-robinson-west-broke-residency-rules-suburban-league-claims
  • Lawsuit: Women at MLB office faced discrimination

    12/11/2014 11:30:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    AP ^ | December 12, 2014
    NEW YORK — The highest-ranking Hispanic woman in a management position at Major League Baseball headquarters said in a lawsuit on Thursday she has faced discrimination there for two decades. Sylvia Lind’s lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, seeks unspecified damages for what she describes as a failure by the league to consider, interview, appoint and promote qualified Hispanic women to managerial and executive positions. Lind, 48, says the league has created a hostile work environment for her because of her age.
  • Dale Scott becomes first active MLB umpire to come out as gay

    12/02/2014 11:12:58 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 2, 2014 | Matt Snyder
    For the first time in Major League Baseball -- or in any major professional sport, actually -- a game official has come out as gay. It's veteran MLB umpire Dale Scott. Outsports.com has a lengthy feature on Scott, so definitely hop over there if interested in the full version. The basics are that Scott has long been out to colleagues but it wasn't made public. He was profiled in Referee Magazine back in October and sent them a photo to use with Scott and Michael Rausch, Scott's domestic partner of 28 years. The two were recently married.
  • Joe DiMaggio at 100: Memories of the finest baseball player I ever saw

    11/25/2014 9:41:18 PM PST · by PROCON · 31 replies
    foxnews ^ | Nov. 25, 2014 | Fay Vincent
    Joe DiMaggio would have turned 100 on Tuesday, so it seems appropriate to remember him as I do — as the finest baseball player I ever saw play our delicate little game. Bobby Doerr, the Hall of Fame Red Sox second baseman, once told me his teammate Ted Williams was the best hitter of their time but that Joe was the best all-around player. I grew up rooting for the Yankees as a kid in New Haven and, much later, when I got to know Joe well, I never failed to feel as if I were in the presence of...
  • Too bad MVP doesn't stand for Most Victories in the Postseason (Clayton Kershaw, Mike Trout)

    11/14/2014 7:35:13 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 13, 2014 | Jeff Miller
    It was a milestone day around here, perhaps the greatest doubleheader sweep in Southland hardball history. Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw. American League and National League Most Valuable Players. The Angels and the Dodgers sitting alone atop the baseball world. In the middle of November. Too bad this isn’t the end of October.
  • Mike Trout wins AL MVP (Finally)

    11/13/2014 3:16:59 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 34 replies
    MLB Network | 11/13/2014 | Me
    Trout wins his first MVP.
  • Alvin Dark, Giants' Shortstop and Manager, Dies at 92

    11/13/2014 3:04:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 13, 2014 | Richard Goldstein
    Alvin Dark, who was an All-Star shortstop and captain of the New York Giants' pennant-winning teams in the 1950s and later managed the team to a pennant in San Francisco, but who later found himself shadowed by controversy over his attitude toward black and Latino players, died on Thursday at his home in Easley, S.C. He was 92.
  • Vin Scully says he's OK with adding a protege to Dodgers booth

    11/02/2014 2:12:10 PM PST · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 2, 2014 | Steve Dilbeck
    Vin Scully is fine with the idea of mentoring his potential successor in the Dodgers' broadcasting booth ... "I would hope something would be developed for the future," Scully said. "I wouldn't want to leave them in the lurch." ...
  • San Francisco Giants Win 2014 World Series

    10/29/2014 8:20:25 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 175 replies
    Fox ^ | October 29, 2014
    Giants defeat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in Game Seven to win the World Series.
  • The San Francisco Giants win the World Series

    10/29/2014 8:20:25 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 2 replies
    Vanity | 10/29/2014 | Dr. Thorne
    The San Francisco Giants win the World Series over the Kansas City Royals 3-2.
  • World Series Live Thread (Game 7 There is no tomorrow)

    10/29/2014 3:41:04 PM PDT · by xp38 · 164 replies
    May the best team win
  • World Series live thread, Game 6

    10/28/2014 5:07:49 PM PDT · by fhayek · 60 replies
    San Francisco up 3 games to 2, the Series moves back to Kansas City.
  • World Series live thread (game five)

    10/26/2014 5:00:54 PM PDT · by fhayek · 74 replies
    It is now a best of three. Play ball!
  • World Series Ratings Off to Worst Start on Record

    10/23/2014 5:58:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 88 replies
    Variety ^ | October 22, 2014 | Rick Kissell
    The Kansas City Royals were a great story in baseball this year, but as a team with little star power that hails from a small market, their surprise run to face the San Francisco Giants in the World Series may not be resonating with more casual sports fans. Fox attracted a still-sizable audience to Game 1 of the Fall Classic on Tuesday — 12.2 million — but this left it tied with the 2012 Texas-San Francisco opener, which previously had been the smallest audience to kick things off. Last year’s World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red...
  • Take our poll: Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?

    10/18/2014 12:43:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 77 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 18, 2014
    No matter what you think of Pete Rose, you can't deny what an electric moment it was on September 11th, 1985, when Rose became baseball's all-time major league hit leader -- a record that still stands today. And yet, the debate over whether his cardinal sin -- gambling on baseball -- should keep him out of the Hall of Fame for life remains as fierce as ever, as correspondent Lee Cowan explains in a profile of Rose, to be aired on CBS' "Sunday Morning" October 19... Take our poll! Do you feel Pete Rose should be inducted into the National...
  • One Picture Said It All

    10/16/2014 4:10:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    It takes strength, patience, endurance, maybe a whole day or even more than one, to clear out a house. To be more specific, a house where someone you know has died. Someone close to you. An aged friend or relative, say, or even a father or mother after a long illness. Things pile up over the years. The clutter that time leaves behind has built up. And mixed with it there may be family treasures beyond price: the only portrait of an ancestor extant, or a lone photograph that somehow survived the chaos of a civil war, or the tattered...
  • World Series: It's the Royals VS Giants

    10/15/2014 9:12:56 PM PDT · by This Just In · 138 replies
    October 15, 2014 | This Just In
    Well, Freepers. We have the winners.
  • Royals head to World Series after sweeping Orioles in ALCS

    10/15/2014 4:17:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | October 15, 2014 | BY ANDY MCCULLOUGH
    In the moments after the Royals won the pennant, after their 2-1 victory carried them to a sweep over the Orioles in the American League Championship Series, joy flowed like the fountains beyond this ballpark’s outfield fences. The last embers of afternoon sunshine still illuminated Kauffman Stadium. The voices of 40,468 revelers merged with a fireworks display. Greg Holland jumped into the arms of catcher Salvador Perez. Lorenzo Cain flung his glove skyward and skipped like a child. In the center of the diamond stood the Kansas City Royals, conquerors of the American League, ready to contend for their first...
  • Throwing Darwin a Curve

    10/14/2014 8:53:01 AM PDT · by fishtank · 46 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 10-10-14 | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    Throwing Darwin a Curve by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. * “The pitch cuts the inside corner of the plate for strike two.” That familiar sound is heard on radios around the world. In fact, some of the best pitchers in America are not Americans. Great pitching ability is not limited to ethnicity or geography, but rather to human beings alone. Great pitchers make it look so easy, and “practice makes perfect,” but it helps that the brain power necessary for control, neurological connections, and muscular arrangements for the human arm are exceedingly better than any system that exists on...
  • MLB picks umpires with dubious strike zones for ALCS and NLCS

    10/10/2014 11:27:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | October 10, 2014 | David Brown
    Major League Baseball announced the 14 umpiring assignments for the League Championship Series round Thursday, and many of the boys in blue selected didn't have the best of seasons calling balls and strikes. According to rankings published by Bloomberg Businessweek, the crew chief for the ALCS, Joe West, was the second-least accurate umpire behind home plate during the 2014 season. By percentage of correct calls, West was 83rd out of 84 umpires who made at least 1,000 total calls. West was right 83.91 percent of the time. The best umpire who made at least 1,000 calls was Paul Schreiber at...
  • Kansas City council changes 'Baltimore Avenue' to 'Royals Avenue' in honor of ALCS

    10/10/2014 10:20:27 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 11 replies
    MLB.com ^ | 10/10/14 | Matt Monagan
    As you probably know, the Royals are taking on the Orioles in the ALCS this weekend. It's the first time in 29 years that Kansas City has been in this position and players, fans and local church groups are all very excited. But there was still one major issue going into Friday's Game 1: The city had a street named Baltimore Avenue. On Thursday, that issue was corrected: Yes, you can now drink "Moose Drool" on Royals Avenue while watching Friday's game. And hopefully Mayor Sly James is there because Sly James is the best mayor name in all the...
  • Rise of the Barbarians

    10/08/2014 11:44:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Friday night, a Huntington Beach man, 43, was walking back to his car after the Los Angeles Angels played the Kansas City Royals in the American League Division Series. Three men accosted him, and then proceeded to beat him senseless. He is currently in critical condition at a local hospital after police found him unconscious. I didn't find the story particularly shocking, given that I took my father and two younger sisters to the Angels-Royals game on Thursday night. Throngs packed the stadium -- the team announced the attendance at 43,321. We had bleacher seats, which sold for $68....
  • Baseball Crowd Shouts 'USA! USA!' at Ferguson Protestors

    10/07/2014 11:24:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2014 | M. Catharine Evans
    Days after liberal-minded symphony attendees sat quietly while direct action protesters disrupted their evening out, red-blooded Americans attending a baseball game in St. Louis went toe to toe with Michael Brown’s defenders. There have been two Michael Brown demonstrations outside Busch Stadium since the shooting in August. Last month attorney/activist Eric Vickers indicated in a letter to Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig that upcoming playoff games in St. Louis have been identified as "protest targets." A few weeks ago, the stadium was the scene of a foiled demonstration. Organizers Sarah Griesbach and Elizabeth Vega, two middle-aged white women who...
  • Cardinals Fans Get Ugly In Clash With Ferguson Protesters

    10/07/2014 9:26:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Kinja's Deadspin ^ | October 6, 2014 | Tom Ley
    This guy right here, the one with "I am Darren Wilson" taped onto the back of his Cardinals jersey—an homage to the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot an unarmed teenager named Mike Brown to death in August—was at the Cardinals game last night. He, along with many other Cardinals fans, clashed with a small group of protesters who want to see Wilson prosecuted. The guy in the Darren Wilson jersey wasn't even the worst part. Here is a video of some of the protest from last night, via Argus Streaming News. It's rather long, so I'll point out some...
  • 2014 MLB Plàyoffs: Game #1 goes to the SF Giants , 10/3/14. 3-2 over Washington Senators

    10/03/2014 4:09:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 79 replies
    1050 The Ticket - SF Bay Area ^ | 10/3/14 | Radio listener /Habitually
    Giants prevail in Game #1.. Comments? Senators get handed a message.. 2010 ... 2012 ... 2014??? Is SF on a roll .. Again?
  • {VANITY} 29 year drought ends tonight

    09/30/2014 4:43:47 PM PDT · by mykroar · 123 replies
    9/30/2014 | mykroar
    Go Royals!
  • Kansas City Police Hilariously Ask Citizens A Favor During Royals Game

    10/02/2014 6:46:55 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 12 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 10/2/14 | Ron Dicker
    Cops can be fans, too. While the Kansas City Royals fought for their playoff lives Tuesday night in a 12-inning victory over the Oakland Athletics, Kansas City Police had a teeny request for citizens.
  • The Perfect Baseball Day

    10/01/2014 12:36:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    "You just jinxed it, Dad." My youngest son, the world's greatest fan of the Washington Nationals, has lodged this indictment against me on multiple occasions. The scene of the crime is always the same: We are at Nationals Park. It is the third or fourth inning. A Nat's pitcher is mowing down opposing batters. "Strasburg has a no hitter going," I might say. My son will then roll his eyes and throw up his hands. "You just jinxed it, Dad." Or I might say: "Gio has not let a single batter reach base." That elicits a deep sigh from my...
  • Work Begins on Wrigley Field Renovation Project

    10/01/2014 8:55:42 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 29 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | September 30, 2014 | Anthony Ponce
    Construction on the $575 million Wrigley Field renovation project officially went into high gear Monday. The Chicago Cubs wasted zero time between the end of the baseball season last week and the start of construction. Over the next six months, workers will expand the bleachers in both outfields, push the stadium's footprint further onto both Waveland Avenue and Sheffield, and lay the foundation for seven new outfield signs along with a 2,400 square foot video scoreboard in right field. The Red and Purple parking lots will also be excavated to make room for underground players' locker rooms and lounges. Some...
  • Ron Gardenhire is out as Twins manager

    09/29/2014 6:23:20 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    espn ^ | 9-29-14 | Derek Wetmore
    After 13 seasons, including six AL Central Division titles in a span of nine seasons, the Twins have parted ways with Gardenhire. The team lost 383 games in the past four season under Gardenhire, an average of more than 95 losses per season. The Twins confirmed that they will replace Gardenhire in 2015. The Twins said in the release that they will "immediately begin their search for a new manager, internally and externally." Gardenhire had one year remaining on his two-year extension signed last offseason. The rest of the coaching staff was retained at that time on one-year deals. The...
  • As Jeter steps off the stage the base-bile oozes out of those who don’t know how America works

    09/29/2014 10:15:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 42 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/29/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    For most of the last twenty years the rest of the Baseball world watched Derek Jeter and his team play in October. Yes time and the odds finally caught to the Yankees over the past few seasons and on a few occasions the tables have turned, but that was inevitable. Now Jeter is stepping away from baseball as one of the all-time greats of the game. He doesn’t sit on a tiny plateau at the top of baseball lore by default for being around a long time and being one of those who have besmirched and embarrassed baseball. He’s at...