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  • Prayer request for family. My Father passed away Monday.

    09/03/2015 4:38:13 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 71 replies
    03 SEP 15 | dcbryan1
    Jim Bryan III, 75, of Longboat Key, FL, died Sep. 1, 2015 at Arkansas Hospice from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was born in Harrison, AR in 1940 to the late J.W. and Jane Bryan of Bellefonte, AR. He was preceded in death by his son Joey (who died of a brain tumor in 1981 at age ten) and grandparents Witt and Zula Burns Bryan and Noah and Myrtle Eoff Dearing. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Ann, son Jim, IV and his wife Ann, son Chris and his wife Jennifer, grandchildren Laura and her newlywed...
  • Twitter Reacts After NY Times Writer Calls Out Buster Posey for Not Signing His Son's Autograph

    09/03/2015 12:23:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Buster Posey fans weren't too happy when New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau criticized the Giants catcher for not signing his son's autographWhen New York Times Eric Lichtblau wrote an essay in this Sunday's Times about baseball, heroes and bonding with his sons, San Francisco Giants Buster Posey received a mention — but not in a good way. Lichtblau, who embarked on a five-day, eight baseball-game trip with his sons, wrote about his disappointment in Posey when the catcher waved his son off — twice — when asked for an autograph. The incident provided a "life lesson," Lichtblau wrote,...
  • Red Land vs. Japan: Keys to victory in LLWS championship [Today @ 3PM]

    08/30/2015 8:33:59 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 21 replies
    pennlive ^ | 8-30-15 | Geoff Morrow
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT -- This is it. The last two unbeaten Little League teams in the entire world. While Red Land powered through districts, sectionals, states, regionals and the first four games of the Little League World Series en route to its first U.S. championship, Kitasuna from Tokyo was finessing its way through to the world championship. And now they meet at 3 p.m. today at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, the LLWS 2015 title up for grabs. The game will be televised live on ABC. Red Land hopes to become the first U.S. team to win the overall title since...
  • Dave Dombrowski Hired As Red Sox President Of Baseball Operations, Effective Immediately

    08/19/2015 11:56:17 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 7 replies
    NESN.com ^ | 18 Aug 15 | NESN Staff
    Boston Red Sox Schedule Standings Stats Video Odds Fantasy Dave Dombrowski Hired As Red Sox President Of Baseball Operations, Effective Immediately by NESN Staff on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 9:44PM29,069 Share this: Fancred The Boston Red Sox announced Tuesday night that they have hired Dave Dombrowski to be their president of baseball operations. Dombrowski, 59, will assume responsibility for all baseball operations matters, effective immediately, and report directly to Red Sox owner John Henry and to chairman Tom Werner. Ben Cherington declined the opportunity to continue as the Red Sox’s general manager, but he has agreed to assist Dombrowski...
  • ICHIRO TRIPLES AGAIN IN RED SOX PUMMELING

    08/14/2015 4:57:14 PM PDT · by fhayek · 36 replies
    FantasyPros ^ | 8/13/2015 | Roy Widrig
    Ichiro was 2-for-5 on Wednesday night versus the Red Sox, tripling and driving in three runs in an long-overdue offensive outburst for the Marlins.
  • #TBT: Former teammates share stories of The Mick

    08/13/2015 1:14:21 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 5 replies
    MLB.com ^ | August 13. 2015 | Lindsay Berra
    Aug. 13, 2015, marks the 20-year anniversary of the death of Mickey Mantle, the greatest switch-hitter in baseball history. Fans remember Mantle for what he did on the field: he hit .300 or higher a remarkable 10 times, was a three-time American League MVP Award winner and seven-time World Series champion. His tape-measure home runs -- the longest of which allegedly traveled 565 feet out of Griffith Stadium in Washington -- are the stuff of legend. But those who knew Mantle remember him for more than his on-field feats. They recall a big-hearted practical jokester whose quiet courage inspired everyone...
  • Boston mayor taking on chewing tobacco

    08/05/2015 5:15:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 05, 2015 | Kay Lazar
    Fenway Park is steeped in tradition, but one controversial piece may soon be history — the wads of smokeless tobacco stuffed into players’ bulging cheeks or tucked under their lips. Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Wednesday is expected to announce plans to prohibit use of the smokeless products at the city’s baseball parks and other professional and amateur sports venues.
  • MLB Trade Rumors: 2015 Deadline Day Live Blog

    07/31/2015 10:55:29 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 56 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 31, 2015
    Two hours to go until the non-waiver trade deadline Our Eye on Baseball staff (@CBSSportsMLB) will update this live blog with news, tweets, videos, GIFs and other fun stuff from the 2015 MLB trade deadline starting at approximately 10:30 a.m. ET. Keep up with all the news with our Trade Tracker and Jon Heyman's Trade Buzz. You can also follow Heyman on Twitter (@JonHeymanCBS) and Facebook.
  • Pedro Martinez, Hall of Fame 2015

    07/26/2015 2:07:55 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 19 replies
    Martinez went 19-7 in 1998 and finished second in the American League Cy Young Award vote, then posted a season for the ages in 1999 – going 23-4 with a league-best 2.07 ERA and 313 strikeouts, winning the pitching Triple Crown. He became just the eighth pitcher to post two 300-strikeout seasons, set a new mark (since broken by Randy Johnson) with 13.2 strikeouts per nine innings and finished second in the AL Most Valuable Player voting. ... (next season) He allowed just 128 hits in 217 innings pitched en route to a WHIP (walks plus hits divided by innings...
  • Question: Most runs in a single MLB game THIS season (2015)?

    07/22/2015 8:25:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    7/22/15 | sff
    I leave this to the wisdom of FREEPers...I have scoured the internet (not too well, apparently) even looking over MLB's site, and cannot find the game played this season that has more runs scored than any other. Anyone know what it is? I am wondering...I know the season isn't over...I'm just asking "So far, what game has had more runs scored than any other?"
  • What's with the full beards on Major League baseball players?

    07/17/2015 3:56:29 PM PDT · by Hot Tabasco · 147 replies
    none | July 17, 2015 | Hot Tobasco
    What is with the current fad of major league baseball players displaying full beards and their sycophant fans exhibiting the same? In today’s political climate, the only individuals I see sporting that facial hair are the Islamic extremists such as ISIS who are killing people throughout the world. Is this their attempt to identify with that religion and somehow send a message that they are badasses? I’m sorry but I just don’t get it………..I have no problem with men and properly trimmed beards but these players are going to the extreme. With that being said, there should be a dress...
  • After fighting for her life, Red Sox fan hit by bat now fighting for custody

    07/10/2015 8:20:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    FOX Boston ^ | July 8, 2015
    (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Red Sox fan Tonya Carpenter is still fighting back from horrific injuries after being hit by a broken bat at Fenway Park, but now she's facing a new battle -- one fought in court. Friends fear her ex-husband is trying to capitalize on her ordeal. Court documents FOX25 obtained ask a judge for both custody and child support from Tonya Carpenter, but the still-recovering woman and her friends say, especially after all that she's been through, it's way off base. Tonya Carpenter stared death in the face when she was struck in the head by a flying bat...
  • Small-town (WI) baseball with a Northwoods twist — snowshoes

    07/04/2015 9:35:55 AM PDT · by UB355 · 5 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 7/4/2015 | Meg Jones
    It should have been an easy single. After hitting a slow dribbler up the third base line, the batter turned to run toward first base. Two steps into the sprint — OK, actually more of a waddle — the batter fell flat on his face. Out! The batter didn't look embarrassed. Pretty much everyone takes a tumble while playing the brand of baseball unique to Lake Tomahawk, where the good folks in this Oneida County community love to watch baseball with a twist. Not only do players wear caps, shorts and T-shirts emblazoned with their team logo, they wear snowshoes...
  • Marlins Fernandez launches homer, downs Giants in return

    07/02/2015 12:19:09 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    sun sentinel ^ | 7-2-15 | Craig Davis
    It had been nearly 400 days since Jose Fernandez stepped onto the mound in a major league game. The long road to get back from Tommy John surgery was trying but ultimately inspiring. Appropriatedly, so his triumphant return to the Marlins in a rollicking matinee revival Thursday at Marlins Park. After a slow start, the charismatic Cuban not only resurrected the magic of his Rookie of the Year 2013 season, he contributed an uplifting home run that sent the Marlins on course for a 5-4 victory that concluded a three-game sweep of the defending World Series champions. Fernandez, now 13-0...
  • Openly gay player making historic start for Sonoma Stompers

    06/25/2015 5:08:25 PM PDT · by rey · 26 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 23 June 2015 | LORI A. CARTER
    When pitcher Sean Conroy takes the mound in Thursday’s Sonoma Stompers game, he has two reasons to be a little nervous. One, it will be the first start of his professional baseball career after serving as a reliever in the team’s first 18 games of the season. And two, as the starting pitcher on Pride Night, Conroy will be acknowledging publicly that he is gay. According to the Stompers, Conroy, 23, of Clifton Park, N.Y., is the first openly gay player to enter the professional baseball ranks. His appearance, as part of gay pride celebrations this month throughout the Bay...
  • Former Major Leaguer Darryl Hamilton killed in apparent murder-suicide

    06/22/2015 3:38:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2015 | Mariano Castillo
    (CNN)—Former pro baseball player and MLB Network analyst Darryl Hamilton was found dead in a possible murder-suicide in a community outside Houston, police said. Pearland, Texas, police officers on Sunday afternoon responded to a disturbance call between a man and a woman, and when they arrived found the bodies of two adults at the residence and a 14-month-old child. The 911 call was made by a third party.
  • Entries in long-hidden notebook show Pete Rose bet on baseball as player

    06/22/2015 11:33:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 22, 2015 | William Weinbaum and T.J. Quinn
    For 26 years, Pete Rose has kept to one story: He never bet on baseball while he was a player. Yes, he admitted in 2004, after almost 15 years of denials, he had placed bets on baseball, but he insisted it was only as a manager. But new documents obtained by Outside the Lines indicate Rose bet extensively on baseball -- and on the Cincinnati Reds -- as he racked up the last hits of a record-smashing career in 1986. The documents go beyond the evidence presented in the 1989 Dowd report that led to Rose's banishment and provide the...
  • Adam Morgan delivers fine Father's Day present in first Phillies start

    06/22/2015 3:59:13 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 5 replies
    Philly.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Jesse Dougherty
    "I can't put it into words right now. Just trying to soak it all in right now and hope that I get another opportunity," he said. "A lot of people don't even get this opportunity, so I'm very grateful." Wednesday, Morgan was pulled after two innings in his 13th start of the season for triple-A Lehigh Valley. He wasn't told he was being called up and texted his father, Wiley, saying his shoulder felt fine. That night, Wiley saw four cardinals on the back porch of the Morgans' home in Marietta, Ga. Two days later Morgan called Wiley with long-awaited...
  • Dodgers hosting LGBT and Giants Friday night

    06/19/2015 10:34:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 31 replies
    mynewsla ^ | June 2015
    The Los Angeles Dodgers will conduct their third annual LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium at Friday night’s game against the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Lisa Vanderpump will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Country singer Ty Herndon will sing the national anthem. Recording artist Lance Bass will announce the Dodgers starting lineup. Major League Baseball’s Ambassador of Inclusion Billy Bean, who played 59 games for the Dodgers in 1989, will be present for pregame festivities. David Kopay, a former NFL running back who in 1975 became one of the first professional athletes...
  • Pitcher meltdown

    06/19/2015 9:31:54 PM PDT · by rey · 9 replies
    Can anyone help me remember who the pitcher was who had a major meltdown during the world series. I want to say it was when the Jays played the series. They had used up their bull pen and had called on their starters for help. This pitcher gets up with only a day or two rest and starts walking players home. He can't get out and is obviously frustrated. He ends up yelling at the plate umpire and has a tantrum or melt down on the mound. Very painful to watch. I think he was ejected and a fielder took...
  • Hero as Villain

    06/18/2015 8:23:19 AM PDT · by bkepley · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jun 22, 2015 | GEOFFREY NORMAN
    Among the entries in a 1999 anthology called The Best American Sports Writing of the Century is a profile of Ty Cobb (1886-1961). It was originally published in True magazine the year of Cobb’s death. The writer, Al Stump, recalls the last, bleak days of the great ballplayer’s life and makes him into a bitter, violent, alcoholic monster. In one passage, he describes a visit to the graveyard in the town of Royston, Georgia, where Cobb had grown up. Cobb wanted Stump, who was ghostwriting his autobiography, to go with him, on Christmas Eve, to see where he would soon...
  • Cardinals Face F.B.I. Inquiry in Hacking of Astros’ Network

    06/16/2015 9:27:27 AM PDT · by gwjack · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/16/2015 | Michael S. Schmidt
    WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors are investigating whether front-office officials for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful teams in baseball over the past two decades, hacked into internal networks of a rival team to steal closely guarded information about player personnel. Investigators have uncovered evidence that Cardinals officials broke into a network of the Houston Astros that housed special databases the team had built, according to law enforcement officials. Internal discussions about trades, proprietary statistics and scouting reports were compromised, the officials said.
  • Small-town newspaper claims switch pitcher Pat Venditte is 'amphibious'

    06/09/2015 11:03:08 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 41 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | June 9, 2015 | Extra Mustard
    Pat Venditte, the Oakland Athletics' switch-pitching sensation, has the ability to live on land and in water, according to the East Oregonian. The little paper published out of Pendleton, Oregon, ran a headline on a story about Venditte touting him as "amphibious" rather than ambidextrous.
  • Woman still in hospital after being hit by broken bat

    06/06/2015 7:22:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    A fan whose head was bloodied by a broken bat that flew into the stands at Fenway Park was in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. The game between the Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox was halted in the middle of the second inning Friday as emergency crews tended to the woman and wheeled her off the field on a stretcher. Oakland's Brett Lawrie broke his bat on a groundout to second base for the second out of the inning and part of it hurtled into the stands. Boston police spokesman David Estrada confirmed the woman was seriously...
  • CHRIS CHRISTIE NAMED MVP AT BENEFIT SOFTBALL GAME FOR SLAIN NYPD COPS (Caption Time)

    06/04/2015 2:29:29 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4 Jun 2015 | DAN RIEHL
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a GOP presidential hopeful, was named MVP at the True Blue benefit softball game Wednesday, which was held to honor three slain New York City police officers: Brian Moore, Wenjian Liu, and Rafael Ramos. The three officers were killed in the line of duty in recent months. According to Fox News Insider, “Proceeds from the game will go to the Silver Shield Foundation, NYC PBA Widows’ and Children’s Fund, and the three slain officers’ families.”
  • Lennie Merullo, the last living Cub to play in a World Series, dies at 98

    05/31/2015 3:21:37 PM PDT · by Impy · 54 replies
    Chicago SunTimes ^ | 5-30-15 | David Just
    Lennie Merullo, the last living Cubs player from the 1945 World Series, died Saturday. He was 98. Merullo played seven seasons at shortstop with the Cubs from 1941-47. After Andy Pafko’s death in 2013, Merullo became the only living person to have played for the Cubs in a World Series.
  • Montreal has passed first test toward return of baseball to city, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says

    05/29/2015 6:31:33 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    National Post ^ | May 28, 2015 | Canadian Press
    NEW YORK — Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is open to Montreal hosting three or four regular-season games in 2016, the city’s mayor said Thursday after a 45-minute meeting he described as “extremely positive.” The goal of the encounter was to show Manfred that Montreal is “serious about baseball,” said Denis Coderre, who explained the city’s strategy toward acquiring a team either through expansion or the relocation of an existing franchise. Coderre wouldn’t give details about that strategy but said demonstrating to the league that Montreal can fill the Olympic Stadium for games in June or July is the...
  • Fredbird Comes Under Fire For Holding ‘Police Lives Matter’ Sign

    05/26/2015 9:06:07 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 27 replies
    http://stlouis.cbslocal.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | unknown
    ST. LOUIS (CBS St. Louis/AP) — A photo of St. Louis Cardinals mascot Fredbird holding a “police lives matter” sign was posted to a police association Facebook page before the team asked that it be taken down. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports sports website Deadspin took aim at the mascot last week after the photo was posted to the St. Louis Police Officers Association Facebook page. Deadspin titled the post: “Your Racist Uncle Will Love This Picture Of The Cardinals’ Mascot.”
  • 15-Year-Old Dies Playing Game He Loves

    05/25/2015 10:21:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    KAAL ^ | 05/25/2015
    Police say a 15-year-old baseball player has died after being struck by a ball in the northern Minnesota city of Bemidji. snip Police say Zacharie was pitching and was struck by a ball that a batter hit. He died later at a hospital.
  • Cardinals Mascot Called "Racist" for Holding "Police Lives Matter" Sign

    05/25/2015 11:00:25 AM PDT · by rightistight · 34 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/25/15 | Aurelius
    On Sunday, May 17, the mascot of the St. Louis Cardinals held a sign that read "Police Lives Matter." The person in the mascot outfit said he did not know what was on the sign. For this action, Fredbird has been labelled a "racist." Again, this is a baseball mascot holding a sign saying that police lives matter. The website Deadspin learned of the picture below and ran a story titled, "Your Racist Uncle Will Love This Picture Of The Cardinals' Mascot:" The author of the article, Tom Ley, then rambles for several paragraphs in an expletive-filled tirade. ...The image...
  • Rays minor-league team cancels A-Rod juice box promo after Yankees complain

    05/23/2015 8:56:59 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/24/15 | Mike Oz
    Here's something you don't see every day: the New York Yankees are defending Alex Rodriguez. After a Tampa Bay Rays minor-league team planned a promo night poking fun at their infamous slugger, the Yankees objected that it was in poor taste. And now, the A-Rod "juice box night" that the Single-A Charlotte Stone Crabs had planned for Friday has been cancelled. The team was going to give juice boxes to the first 500 fans through the gates. They were to read: "100% Juiced. Side Affects [sic] include: tainted records, inflated ego, omission from the Hall of Fame, and more!" The...
  • Why Children Are Abandoning Baseball

    05/21/2015 5:49:56 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 144 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 20, 2015 | Brian Costa
    ...MLB faces headwinds that have been years in the making and forces that are outside its direct control. In 2002, nine million people between the ages of 7 and 17 played baseball in the U.S., according to the National Sporting Goods Association, an industry trade group. By 2013, the most recent year for which data is available, that figure had dropped by more than 41%, to 5.3 million.
  • Ex-major league and Snohomish star Earl Averill Jr. dies

    05/15/2015 2:30:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 14, 2015 | Adam Jude
    Earl Averill Jr., a Snohomish High School graduate and a seven-year major league veteran, died Wednesday in Tacoma. He was 83. The Mariners scheduled a moment of silence in Averill’s honor just before the start of Thursday’s game against the Red Sox. Averill is the son of Baseball Hall of Famer Earl Averill.
  • Yankees legend Yogi Berra celebrates 90th birthday

    05/13/2015 8:43:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 05/13/2015 | BY ERIC BARROW
    Yogi Berra may not be uttering his famous “Yogi-isms” anymore, but the Yankee icon summed up this day best years ago when he said, “I want to thank you for making this day necessary.” Lawrence Peter Berra, best known as Yogi — or Yog by his close friends — celebrated his 90th birthday on Tuesday at the New Jersey museum that bears his name, surrounded by close family and such New York baseball luminaries as Joe Torre, Ralph Branca, Willie Randolph and Mickey Rivers, to name a few. And he even received a call from former mayor Rudy Giuliani wishing...
  • School freaks out over boys baseball storage shed (Las Vegas, NV)

    05/12/2015 4:58:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    You’d best get out your hip waders, folks – we’re about to wade through a steaming pile of government balderdash. The controversy surrounds a storage shed built by the baseball booster club at Arbor View High School in Las Vegas. The youngsters needed a place to store their bats and balls and bases. The boosters had wanted to build a clubhouse for the teenage ball players, but after months of delay they came up with an alternative plan. One of the parents knew the owner of a company that made precast one-story buildings. The company offered to donate the manpower...
  • Bryan Stow Attacker Pleads For Mercy In Separate Firearms Case

    05/07/2015 7:10:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 7, 2015
    A man who smirked as he was sentenced in the savage beating of a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium wants a federal judge to spare him from another lengthy prison sentence for an unrelated gun crime. Louie Sanchez’s handwritten letter prays for mercy in the crime discovered as police investigated the 2011 attack on baseball’s opening day that left Bryan Stow with permanent brain damage. “The outcome of the situation I don’t wish upon nobody,” Sanchez wrote in his letter to Judge Fernando Olguin. “Unfortunately, Mr. Stow got hurt and I send my deepest sympathy to Mr. Stow...
  • Why the ‘5 Best Baseball Movies’ Are Actually Terrible

    05/02/2015 4:38:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 135 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | James Jay Carafano
    $212.46. That is what the average family of four spent at a major league ballgame last year. For the budget-conscious, that price tag makes it mighty tempting to stay home and enjoy the boys of summer on TV—either a live game or a classic baseball movie. But watching some of the most fondly remembered films about the national passtime suggest that maybe both the game’s time and what made America great are passing. Here are five films that make the case.5. Moneyball (2011) Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill take the Oakland Athletics from a mediocre, going-broke franchise to a cash-cow...
  • Alex Rodriguez hits a pinch-hit home run to tie Willie Mays at 660 home runs

    05/01/2015 7:05:52 PM PDT · by fhayek · 48 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 5/1/2015 | Bill Baer
    Alex Rodriguez, not in Friday’s starting lineup against the Red Sox, still managed to make history. He pinch-hit for DH Garrett Jones in the eighth inning, facing reliever Junichi Tazawa. He got ahead in the count 3-0, then slugged a 94 MPH fastball out to left field for career home run number 660, putting the Yankees up 3-2.
  • Word for the day: 'Baltimogadishu'

    04/30/2015 6:08:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Baseball in Baltimogadishu Today's game in an empty stadium: Amid civil unrest in Baltimore, Wednesday’s game between the White Sox and Orioles at Camden Yards has been moved to a 1:05 p.m. CT/2:05 p.m. ET start and will be closed to the public, the Orioles announced Tuesday. The game had been scheduled for Wednesday night. This after two straight days of cancelled games and the organization locking 15,000 fans inside on Saturday night as riots spiraled outside. On the bright side, the Sox play in front of crowds about as big as today's scheduled attendance - it'll be like having...
  • Orioles VP Angelos Makes Profound Statement Following Baltimore Protests

    04/29/2015 6:12:55 PM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    .cbslocal.com/ ^ | April 27, 2015 3:14 PM | John Angelos
    “Brett, speaking only for myself, I agree with your point that the principle of peaceful, non-violent protest and the observance of the rule of law is of utmost importance in any society. MLK, Gandhi, Mandela, and all great opposition leaders throughout history have always preached this precept. Further, it is critical that in any democracy investigation must be completed and due process must be honored before any government or police members are judged responsible. That said, my greater source of personal concern, outrage and sympathy beyond this particular case is focused neither upon one night’s property damage nor upon the...
  • Baltimore Orioles Caleb Joseph Signs Fake Aurographs, Takes Fake Applause at Game no one attends!

    04/29/2015 11:15:04 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 56 replies
    Twitter via VINE ^ | 4-29-2015 | Jake Ciely
    This Vine from twitter really says it all about what's happening in Baltimore, doesn't it? https://vine.co/v/e7Z0T35Xg2n
  • Politics is a Game of Second Chances -- Why Not Baseball?

    04/29/2015 10:20:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2015 | Bob Barr
    Hillary’s back for a second run at the presidency. Several Republican presidential wannabes are begging the voters for a second -- or, in some cases, third -- chance. Barack Obama already asked for his and, unfortunately for the country, was granted a second term as President. History is replete with examples of politicians seeking and being given second chances. Indeed, America is a nation founded on the notion that if you work hard and earn your way back, you deserve a Mulligan. Except, that is, if your name happens to be Pete Rose. Rose, one of major league baseball’s all-time...
  • An Empty Stadium in Baltimore (no fans for Orioles game)

    04/28/2015 10:30:46 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 38 replies
    the atlantic ^ | 4-28-15
    RUSSELL BERMAN APR 28, 2015 When the Baltimore Orioles host the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards on Wednesday, it won't really feel like a baseball game. There will be no cheering, and no booing. Nor will there be heckling, hot dogs, or beer. There will be no fans in the stadium at all, in fact. After riots in the city forced the postponement of games for two straight days, Major League Baseball announced that the Orioles will play on Wednesday, but the game will be closed to the public. RELATED STORY Two States of Emergency in Baltimore For a...
  • The Orioles and White Sox will play in front of an empty stadium

    04/28/2015 1:21:43 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 65 replies
    SB Nation ^ | April 28k 2015 | Grant Brisbee
    n Monday and Tuesday, games between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards were cancelled due to safety concerns related to protests and civil unrest in Baltimore. Because of a lack of common off days among teams in the typical Major League Baseball schedule, additional cancellations would have been nearly impossible to make up, but the solution is still stunning: Wednesday's game will be played in front of an empty stadium. From an Orioles press release: After consultation with Major League Baseball and city and local officials, tomorrow's game between the Orioles and the Chicago White Sox...
  • Frank Thomas responds to Chris Rock's baseball rant

    04/26/2015 5:53:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 25, 2015 | Ed Sherman
    White Sox Hall of Famer Frank Thomas responded to Rock’s commentary Thursday on Fox Sports 1’s “America’s Pregame.” He believes Major League Baseball has a responsibility to get young African-American players back into the game. “Major League Baseball has got to take initiative and put academies in the inner cities across America,” Thomas said. “(They) do it in the Dominican Republic, (they) do it in Venezuela and as soon as Cuba is open, they’re going to do it in Cuba because those kids play baseball 24/7.
  • Fans of the Baltimore Orioles asked to remain(Breaking)

    04/25/2015 7:13:31 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 117 replies
    Vanity | 25 April 2015 | Trueblackman
    According to Fox 5 in DC, fans at tonight's Baltimore Orioles were asked by the City's Mayor via message board to remain inside the ballpark due to an ongoing safety concerns as protestors remain in the streets from earlier protest.
  • Marlins' Jose Fernandez officially sworn in as a U.S. citizen

    04/24/2015 9:07:43 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    fox sports ^ | 4-24-15 | Christina De Nicola
    "It means a lot," Fernandez said afterward. "It means respect, it means love, it means freedom and it means one of the reasons I came to this country -- for freedom. Honestly, being an American citizen is amazing. That's a lot of respect. A lot of people have died to defend this country to have it the way it is. It's an honor that I can be a citizen." When the National Anthem played, Fernandez smiled and mouthed "I hear this every day." But Friday marked no ordinary day at the ballpark. "It obviously did take a little special meaning,"...
  • Next Stop on Mets’ Express: The Bronx (the hottest team in baseball)

    04/24/2015 6:11:39 AM PDT · by NRx · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04-23-2015 | Michelle V. Agins
    A victory Friday would give the Mets a franchise-record 12-game winning streak. They have won 11 in a row five times, including in the championship seasons of 1969 and 1986. They just swept a 10-game homestand, something no team has done since the 1991 Minnesota Twins. That team also won the World Series. It is much too early for the Mets to talk about that kind of goal, but deep down they must be thinking about it. Terry Collins, the manager, has been thinking big for months. The Mets, he insisted, would be winners — for real this time.
  • Rep. Peter King: Alex Rodriguez shouldn’t be celebrated if he ties Willie Mays on Home Run list

    04/23/2015 10:47:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/23/2015 | BY NATHANIEL VINTON
    Congressman Pete King (R-NY) supports the Yankees’ refusal to celebrate as Alex Rodriguez approaches a historic baseball milestone, pulling within two home runs of Willie Mays on the career home runs list. “I think they’re right, because it’s obvious that so many of his home runs were tainted,” King told TMZ Sports. “I think it would be wrong to be celebrating ... since for all we know, hundreds of those home runs probably occurred when he was taking steroids." Rodriguez, who is not in the lineup for Thursday's afternoon game against the Tigers, has hit 658 dingers compared with Mays’...
  • Chris Rock rants about the lack of African-Americans in baseball

    04/22/2015 10:46:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 83 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Chris Cwik
    African-American participation in baseball is on the decline. This isn't a new development. Over the past couple years, a number of black athletes have addressed the issue.This isn't just an issue for other black players, it's becoming an issue for black fans, according to comedian Chris Rock. Rock gave his take on the alarmingly low rates of blacks in baseball for HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumble." (WARNING: NSFW Language).Rock's rant is humorous, obviously, but it also points out some discouraging facts about why fewer black people are playing, and watching, the game. The fact that Howard, a prominent...