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  • Watch this man learn from a pack of baseball cards that his wife is his kidney donor match

    07/08/2017 5:40:00 AM PDT · by Dacula · 5 replies
    MLB ^ | 7-7-17 | Michael Clair and Jessica Kleinschmidt
    Very little in the world can match the excitement one gets when opening a pack of baseball cards to find a favorite player. But no rookie card or jersey insert can match what Steve Winfree found when he opened up a recent pack of Topps cards.
  • Gene Conley, Dual-Sport Threat With World Series and N.B.A. Titles, Dies at 86

    07/06/2017 1:15:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 5, 2017 | Daniel E. Slotnik
    All professional athletes dream of winning a championship. But only two have won championships in two major American professional sports. Gene Conley was one of them. Conley, who died at 86 on Tuesday at his home in Foxborough, Mass., pitched for the World Series champion Milwaukee Braves in 1957. At 6 feet 8 inches — he was the tallest pitcher in the major leagues at the time — he also carved out a parallel career in professional basketball, playing during baseball’s off-season and winning three N.B.A. titles with the Boston Celtics, from 1958 to 1961.
  • Florida Gators win first-ever College World Series after 103 seasons

    06/27/2017 11:19:17 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 13 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 6/28/2017 | CHRIS CHAVEZ
    The Florida Gators captured the College World Series title on Sunday night with a 6–1 win over the LSU Tigers to sweep the best-of-three series. Florida scored its first two runs in the bottom of first and second inning before holding the lead. LSU scored its first run in the seventh inning but also lost a run due to an interference call on a Tigers base runner. LSU threatened in the eighth inning but failed to score. Florida added four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to seal the victory.
  • Dodger Fan (short story)

    06/27/2017 12:57:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    DODGER FAN by Will Stanton Originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, June 1957 Link I first read this over fifty years ago.
  • Nationals fan's obituary blames bullpen for blowing 'yet another lead'

    06/26/2017 12:14:55 PM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 06/25/2017 | Chris Cwik
    We knew the Washington Nationals’ bullpen was bad, but we figured the damage they did would be limited to games. Apparently, we were wrong. One Nationals fan grew so frustrated with the team’s relievers that he made sure to take shots at them in his obituary. A 68-year-old Nationals fan named Patrick Killebrew died peacefully June 20 “after watching the Washington Nationals relief pitchers blow yet another lead.” Yeah, that’s how his obituary reads in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. There’s another shot taken at the team’s bullpen, so we’ll just post the entire obituary that ran in the Times-Dispatch. KILLEBREW, Patrick,...
  • St. Louis gay activists blast Cardinals for holding 'Christian day' at ballpark

    06/16/2017 3:00:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    hermain cain ^ | June 15, 2017 | Dan Calabrese
    Because it includes Lance Berkman, who believes Christian things. I've told you this all along. Gay activism isn't really about homosexuals and their "rights." It never has been. They're just useful props. It is, and always has been, about marginalizing biblical Christianity. And it's working beautifully. Here's the gameplan: 1. Establish homosexuals as an oppressed minority grievance group. Check. 2. Establish the idea of "pride" for being gay. Check. 3. Pressure major corporations and other societal institutions to join in the celebration of "pride" on threat of boycotts, demonstrations and negative press if they don't. Check. 4. Get in the...
  • Congressional staffers boo Trump at unity baseball game

    06/15/2017 6:53:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 99 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    So much for defanging the poisonous debate in Washington. Dozens of congressional staffers erupted into boos, jeers and even vulgar gesticulations Thursday when President Trump appeared in a video at the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park. Mr. Trump delivered a message of unity, but some fans in the stands weren’t having any of it. One man shouted an expletive at the video screen as Mr. Trump was telling the fans: “We are showing the world we will not be intimidated by threats.” The episode marred what had been a night celebrating those wounded in Wednesday’s murderous attack on GOP...
  • It’s Time to Demand the Obama-led Resistance to STOP THE HATRED!

    06/14/2017 6:21:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/17 | Judi McLeod
    It’s high time for American citizens to demand authorities to STOP THE DEADLY PROGRESSIVE HATRED It was only a matter of time before the wishful thinking of the progressive left, who celebrate the decapitation and assassination of President Donald Trump in comedy and ‘art’, manifested itself in real life.
  • Former major leaguer Jim Piersall dies at 87 (Jimmy Piersall)

    06/04/2017 1:30:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | June 4, 2017
    Former major leaguer Jim Piersall, who bared his soul about his struggles with mental illness in his book "Fear Strikes Out," has died. He was 87. Piersall died Saturday at a care facility in Wheaton, Illinois, after a monthslong illness, according to the Boston Red Sox, for whom Piersall played for seven of his 17 seasons in the majors.
  • A rare birth defect also gave him a gift: a nearly impossible-to-hit curveball

    05/26/2017 3:09:00 PM PDT · by TBP · 43 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 25 at 10:09 AM | Jacob Bogage
    Growing up, Dylan Rosnick just wanted to play baseball, a simple enough request for a child growing up in the Loudoun County exurbs. He wanted to tie his shoes, too, and hold a pencil the right way and button his shirt and brush his teeth. There’s not a lot of guidance, though, for a child with Proteus syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects fewer than one in 1 million births worldwide, according to the National Institutes of Health. It causes overgrowth in bones, skin and other tissues. Those organs grow out of proportion with other tissues in the body. For...
  • Dodgers Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda hospitalized

    05/20/2017 4:54:01 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 25 replies
    OC Register ^ | 5/20/2017 | Bill Plunkett
    LOS ANGELES – Dodgers Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda has been hospitalized for several days. Details of Lasorda’s illness are being kept private, but a number of Lasorda’s former players have been among those in contact with Lasorda, who has been in the intensive care unit at a Los Angeles hospital. Lasorda, 89, has a history of heart problems and was hospitalized following a heart attack as recently as 2012. Lasorda has been hospitalized multiple times in the past year, including after a fall while attending a memorabilia show in Atlantic City last August and then again for 10 days...
  • MLB players sport plenty of pink to celebrate Mother’s Day

    05/14/2017 6:44:07 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 12 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | May 14 2017 | Fox Sports
    There was no shortage of the color pink at MLB stadiums on Sunday. Check out photos of the different uniforms, bats and other equipment that was part of MLB's Mother's Day pink-out.
  • George Will: Trump has a dangerous disability

    05/08/2017 1:16:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 111 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 3, 2017 | George F. Will
    It is urgent for Americans to think and speak clearly about President Trump’s inability to do either. This seems to be not a mere disinclination but a disability. It is not merely the result of intellectual sloth but of an untrained mind bereft of information and married to stratospheric self-confidence. In February, acknowledging Black History Month, Trump said that “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.” Because Trump is syntactically challenged, it was possible and tempting to see this not as a historical howler about a...
  • Sam Mele, Major League Player, Manager and Scout, Dies at 95

    05/07/2017 1:01:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 3, 2017 | Richard Goldstein
    Growing up in Queens, where he played high school baseball, Sam Mele had no shortage of advice on the fine points of the game. His uncles Tony and Al Cuccinello were major league infielders, and Tony’s Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Al Lopez, who was their catcher and a future Hall of Fame manager, dropped by to give him a tip or two. Mele became an outstanding baseball and basketball player at New York University, played for 10 seasons in the major leagues, mostly in the outfield, then managed the Minnesota Twins to the 1965 American League pennant. He died on Monday...
  • On This Date...

    05/05/2017 6:28:53 PM PDT · by TBP · 8 replies
    On this date in 1955, a new musical opened on Broadway called "Damn Yankees". I love this song and what it tells us.
  • Tim Tebow belts a triple in 3-hit game: Is a promotion next?

    04/27/2017 12:41:12 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 27, 2017 | y Post Sports Desk
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — Tim Tebow looks like he’s learning to hit. Could a promotion be next? Tebow tripled — on a headfirst slide — and singled twice, scoring two runs as the Single-A Columbia Fireflies beat the Asheville Tourists 5-0 on Wednesday. It was Tebow’s third multihit game since Friday, as the 29-year-old followed up on his best week in the minors with more consistency at the plate. In his past six games, Tebow is batting .450 (9-for-20). “There are some guys who do really good who get taken away from me halfway through the year,” Fireflies manager Jose Leger...
  • Jeb Bush-Derek Jeter group reportedly has agreement to buy Marlins

    04/25/2017 4:21:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    ESPN.com news services ^ | April 25, 2017
    Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is part of a group led by ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush that has reached an agreement to purchase the Miami Marlins after submitting a bid of $1.3 billion, according to multiple media reports. According to the Miami Herald and Bloomberg, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has reached an agreement to sell the Marlins to the Bush-Jeter group after their bid won the auction ahead of other potential buyers for exclusive negotiating rights.
  • Madison Bumgarner Lands on DL After Dirt Bike Accident

    04/23/2017 6:55:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    KSBW ^ | 4/21
    Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his big league career Friday after a dirt bike accident that sent him to a hospital with bruised ribs and a sprained joint in his pitching shoulder. San Francisco announced Bumgarner's injury Friday, a day after the accident occurred during an off day in Colorado. The Giants said Bumgarner is out of the hospital and resting at the team hotel. He is scheduled to be re-evaluated next week. "I think the main thing is you have to be grateful he's not hurt worse than...
  • Aubrey Huff's book details dangers involved in abuse of Adderall by athletes

    04/23/2017 4:16:14 PM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    sfgate ^ | 04/23/2017 | David Barron
    Astros fans might remember Aubrey Huff as part of a 2006 trade with Tampa Bay that cost the team infielder Ben Zobrist, who has won back-to-back World Series rings with Kansas City and the Chicago Cubs. San Francisco fans remember Huff for his run as "Huff Daddy," whose red "rally thong" was a source of entertainment and inspiration for the Giants en route to the 2010 World Series title, the first of two championship teams for which he played. These days, Huff, 40, also hopes to be remembered as a cautionary tale for the abuse of Adderall, the stimulant used...
  • Baseball should have tie games whether you like it or not

    04/15/2017 5:11:51 PM PDT · by TBP · 79 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 15, 2017 | Joel Sherman
    There’s no tying. There’s no tying in baseball. The most famous tie in major league history — the 2002 All-Star Game — was so infuriating and embarrassing to then-commissioner Bud Selig that it led to the Mid-Summer Classic determining home-field advantage. We like resolution. We like tradition. I get it. Yet, I think the major leagues should allow ties if a game remains deadlocked after 12 innings. I know that will anger folks who don’t want major alterations made to a game that they find close to ideal as is. But the reality is we have a pro-active commissioner, and...