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  • In 1959 Harvey Haddix pitched perhaps the best game ever — and lost

    05/25/2018 12:15:08 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 46 replies ^ | 5/24/09 | BOB DVORCHAK
    In 1959 Harvey Haddix pitched perhaps the best game ever — and lost BOB DVORCHAK In his later years with the Pirates, after he was the pitching coach for the 1979 champions and before the baseball bureaucracy no longer recognized his game, Harvey Haddix reflected on the most extraordinary game ever pitched.
  • Tim Tebow is having a great month at Double A and could be on the rise

    05/19/2018 4:48:47 PM PDT · by Conserv · 17 replies
    The Mets are plagued with injuries once again. Tebow’s next move might not be to the majors, but he could be headed to the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s. If the Mets promote Matt den Dekker to the majors, Tebow could fill the open spot on the 51s.
  • Robinson Cano Suspended For 80 Games

    05/15/2018 3:35:06 PM PDT · by TBP · 35 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | May 15, 2018 | Jeff Todd
    Mariners star Robinson Cano has received an eighty-game suspension for testing positive for substances banned by the MLB-MLBPA Joint Drug Agreement, as first reported by Hector Gomez of Deportivo Z 101 (via Twitter) and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (Twitter link). Since the ban begins immediately, Cano will be eligible to return in the middle of August. Cano was suspended for a diuretic known as furosemide that is prohibited by the JDA among other diuretics and masking agents, as Jon Heyman of Fan Rag tweeted and the league has since announced. Cano has issued a statement through the MLBPA (Twitter...
  • How The Congressional Baseball Shooting Didn't Become The Deadliest Political Assassination In Amer

    05/14/2018 6:35:34 PM PDT · by bitt · 25 replies ^ | 5/14/2018 | kate nocera
    You don't know the whole story of how close we came to one of the deadliest political shootings in US history last year. Roger Williams cannot enjoy fireworks on the Fourth of July anymore. The 68-year-old Texan is a longtime NRA member, but these days, he can’t hunt. Once, during a congressional committee hearing, the chair banged a gavel — clap — on the desk, and Williams fell out of his seat. It’s been almost a year since Williams and nearly two dozen of his Republican colleagues were shot at as they were wrapping up baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia,...
  • Today in baseball history: Gehrig ends his ironman streak, career

    05/02/2018 1:30:13 PM PDT · by fugazi · 23 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | May 2, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1939: New York Yankee ironman Lou Gehrig tells manager Joe McCarthy that he is taking himself out of the starting lineup. Gehrig will never play again. His record of 2,130 straight games played will stand until Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken tops the streak in 1995. 1949: Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe gets his first career start, shutting out the Cincinnati Reds 3-0. He goes on to lead the Dodgers’ pitching rotation with 17 wins on their way to a National League pennant. Newcombe will lose two seasons to the Army during the Korean War. 1954: The St. Louis Cardinals’ Stan...
  • May 1 in baseball history: Mantle's first home run and Ryan's last no-hitter

    05/01/2018 8:42:39 AM PDT · by fugazi · 15 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | May 1, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Noteworthy events in baseball history by players that served in the military On this day in 1912, University of Michigan freshman picher George Sisler strikes out an incredible 20 batters in seven innings. Sisler will go on to serve in a chemical weapons unit commanded by Branch Rickey during World War I before an outstanding 15-year Hall of Fame career. 1951: Minnie Minoso – the first black White Sox player – hits a home run off the New York Yankee’s Vic Raschi in his first major league at bat. Raschi, who served as a physical trainer for the Army Air...
  • On this day in baseball history: Aaron joins 600-HR club, Ryan passes Johnson

    04/27/2018 1:26:04 PM PDT · by fugazi · 18 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | April 27, 2018 | Chris Carter
    On April 27, 1971, Hank Aaron faces fellow Hall-of-Famer Gaylord Perry, sending the infamous San Francisco spitballer’s pitch sailing 350 feet into Atlanta’s left field stands – Aaron’s 600th home run. The 18-year veteran becomes just the third player to reach the elite milestone, joining Babe Ruth and Willy Mays. While Aaron takes the longest to reach 600, the player who accomplished the feat in the shortest amount of time is Barry Bonds. On this day in 1996, Bonds hits his 300th home run, becoming one of only four athletes (to that point) to hit 300 home runs and also...
  • NO-HITTER!!! Sean Manaea of the A's no-hits the Red-Sox

    04/21/2018 8:28:18 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 40 replies
    Sean Manaea of the A's no-hits the Bosox. The A's won 3-0!
  • April 18, 1923: Opening Day in the House that Private Ruth Built

    04/18/2018 11:58:43 AM PDT · by fugazi · 17 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | April 18, 2018 | Chris Carter
    On this day in 1923, a newly built Yankee Stadium – nicknamed “The House that Ruth Built” hosted its first game. Over 74,000 fans packed the stands to watch the New York Yankees defeat the Boston Red Sox 4-1. Taking the field were several military veterans of World War I. Red Sox leftfielder Joe Harris fought in France with the 320th Infantry Regiment (alongside future Pittsburgh Pirates teammate Johnny “Big Serb” Miljus) and was gassed. Boston shortstop Chick Fewster, who went 0-3 but reached first after being hit by a pitch, served in the Merchant Marine during World War I....
  • 10 Degrees: MLB's enormous attendance drop due to bad weather or something far worse for baseball?

    04/16/2018 11:33:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 124 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 16, 2018 | Jeff Passan
    It’s just April. Because this is baseball, that is an entirely reasonable explanation for the problem. And so, too, is the weather, the nasty, Mother Nature-must-be-pissed-at-someone sort of frigid that canceled half a dozen more games Sunday afternoon and is threatening to set records for postponements. And yet one look at the numbers across Major League Baseball shows a grim landscape. Not in home runs (which are down) or strikeouts (which are up) but attendance. Which isn’t just down – it is down precipitously, enough that one league official expressed concern that this isn’t simply a manifestation of the weather...
  • Bartolo Colon, perfect thru 7. In progress

    04/15/2018 6:55:05 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 22 replies ^ | April 15, 2018
    Game in progress. Tex vs Hous Age 44
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game

    04/15/2018 6:23:54 AM PDT · by Twotone · 10 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | April 8, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Well, the snow outside my New Hampshire window is below two-and-a-half foot, and so it must be time for the "summer" game. Baseball season is here, which means that baseball season's enduring blockbuster anthem is back for another summer of seventh-inning stretches, 110 years after it was introduced to the public in May 1908. "It's a tune that has all the color, all the swing, all the punch and feeling of the game," said Frank Sinatra, pinch-hitting for Bill Stern and guest-hosting Stern's "Colgate Sports Newsreel" in 1949. "It's the theme song of a great nation's national pastime, a diamond...
  • Woman declines to sing national anthem at minor league game because she can't bring her gun

    04/13/2018 3:49:08 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 7 replies ^ | 04/13/2018 | By Elizabeth Zwirz
    After being offered an opportunity to sing the national anthem before a Nevada minor league baseball game, a woman has decided to turn it down after learning that she can’t bring her gun to the stadium. Alishia Wolcott was picked by the Reno Aces to sing after she submitted an audition tape in March, she told Fox News. But after she and her husband went to the stadium on Saturday to attend a game as spectators, they saw security included metal detector wands, which she claimed was a new measure this year. "Upon walking up to the stadium we saw...
  • Sean Doolittle and Eireann Dolan may be baseball’s most ‘woke’ couple

    04/07/2018 7:50:27 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2018 | Chelsea Janes
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Sean Doolittle and Eireann Dolan almost wore nearly identical shoes to a photo shoot last week. Most major league players don’t argue with their wife over who gets to wear Birkenstocks that day. Most major league players wouldn’t have their local paper requesting a photo shoot to accompany a story about their work with Syrian refugees or LGBT pride night or an op-ed they wrote about veterans’ issues. Doolittle and Dolan are not most major league couples. In a sport with a conservative culture defined by tradition and a near-dogmatic acceptance of the social status...
  • Anthony Rizzo goes deep calling for stricter gun laws

    04/07/2018 4:49:39 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 29, 2018 | David Haugh
    f all the artwork Cubs manager Joe Maddon has introduced to his players this spring, the most powerful display appeared Thursday at Marlins Park during batting practice before the Cubs’ 8-4 victory. In a walking exhibit of empathy, Cubs players wore maroon T-shirts with “Stoneman Douglas” on the back and “#MSDStrong” on the front, an opening-day tribute to the 17 victims of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Maddon’s foundation, “Respect 90,” purchased the shirts for the Cubs.

    03/31/2018 6:43:06 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 28 replies
    3/31/2018 | PilgrimsProgress
    About two weeks ago I went to my team's MLB chat page and it was gone! I guess MLB decided that it was an expense they no longer wished to incur. I am hoping that our vast array of baseball fanatics will know of other sites where the daily game can be discussed as it is played, and have other conversations on current events.
  • Detroit home opener on now 11th inning

    03/30/2018 2:44:49 PM PDT · by cgbg · 27 replies
    MLB Network | March 30, 2018 | self
    Baseball has been struggling to speed up the game. The poor fans are freezing (44 degrees) in Detroit and the game is now more than four and a half hours old. A replay just overturned the winning run in the tenth inning.
  • The Marlins totally Marlins'd the first pitch of the MLB season

    03/29/2018 7:35:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | March 29, 2018 | Mike Oz
    Ah, opening day, a fresh start, a chance for teams to put their best foot forward — and for the Miami Marlins, the team that traded away all its best players this offseason and became baseball’s punchline again, none of that fresh-start stuff happened. The Marlins threw out the first pitch of the 2018 season to the Chicago Cubs and they totally Marlins’d it. [Still not too late to join a Yahoo Fantasy Baseball league] That first pitch, from Miami opening day starter Jose Urena was promptly deposited over the fence by Cubs leadoff man Ian Happ. That’s not what...
  • Rusty Staub, beloved Mets icon, dead at 73

    03/29/2018 5:39:06 AM PDT · by NJRighty · 47 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/29/18 | Bill Madden
    In every way, Rusty Staub, the beloved Mets' hitting icon, who passed away early Thursday morning at age 73, was bigger than life — a bigger-than-life baseball personality, humanitarian, gourmet chef, wine connoisseur, friend-to-all and, to the fans of Montreal, quite simply, "Le Grand Orange." snip Staub died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Palm Beach, Florida, due to multiple organ failure. He was initially admitted with pneumonia, dehydration and an infection and had spent the last eight weeks in the hospital. He would have turned 74 on Sunday.
  • A Curveball From the New Tax Law: It Makes Baseball Trades Harder

    03/20/2018 11:51:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 19, 2018 | Jim Tankersley
    WASHINGTON — As President Trump congratulated the World Series champion Houston Astros at a White House ceremony last week, he also heaped praise on himself and congressional Republicans for passing a sweeping tax cut last year. He hailed Representative Kevin Brady of Texas, the House’s chief tax writer and an Astros superfan, as “the king of those tax cuts.” What he did not mention is that the new tax law Mr. Brady helped draft, and which Mr. Trump signed, levies a large new tax on the Astros, and similar franchises across professional sports. The law changed a corner of the...