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  • Mets’ Minor League Team Is Hosting ‘Seinfeld’ Night, Complete With Puffy Shirts and Cereal

    04/17/2014 6:23:01 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 22 replies
    The Wrap ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jordan Zakarin
    Cereal eaters, terrible dancers, and latex salesmen will be especially welcome in Brooklyn in early July. Jerry Seinfeld wore his Mets fandom on his sleeve during the long run of his eponymous sitcom, and now, one of the team's minor league affiliates is returning the favor. Quite literally, in fact. The Brooklyn Cyclones, the Mets’ short season single A team based in Coney Island, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original airing of the “Seinfeld” pilot with a night filled with festivities about nothing, so to speak. On July 5, the team is transforming MCU Park into an arena...
  • A Different Take On Jackie Robinson

    04/16/2014 7:28:08 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 73 replies
    Yesterday wasn’t just tax day, it was the 67th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the baseball color barrier by playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers. For those games not washed away by rain or snow, teams wore #42 jerseys in his honor. ESPN, as usual, used the anniversary to lament the dwindling number of black baseball players. The number of blacks playing major league baseball has gotten extremely low in recent years. It goes right along with a massive decrease in the number of black kids playing baseball and going to baseball games. In many ways the decrease in black interest...
  • Atlanta Braves accidentally set fire to American flag

    04/10/2014 2:36:35 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 17 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 04-09-2014 | Houston Mitchell
    As a scheduled part of their home opener, the Atlanta Braves set off fireworks before their game against the New York Mets on Tuesday. As an unscheduled part of their home opener, the fireworks set fire to the American flag that flies above the Braves Vision video screen in center field. "It happened because of new pyrotechnics," Braves spokesperson Beth Marshall said. "For the first time, they put pyrotechnics on Braves Vision. One of the pyrotechnics flew at the flag and lit it on fire." Marshall added that the material of the flag is flame retardant, so it went out...
  • Batkid Throws First Pitch at Giants Home Opener; Draws Praise, Criticism

    04/10/2014 2:46:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    He won the hearts of San Francisco five months ago, when the city morphed into Gotham City to lift the spirits of a 5-year-old battling leukemia. And Batkid still evoked strong emotions when he took the mound at the Giants home opener at AT&T Park on Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The tiny superhero, aka Miles Scott of Siskyou County, threw the first pitch at the game, where the Giants were victorious, 7-3. An especially poignant image was when the little boy dressed all in black held hands with pitcher Matt Cain on the field. SF Morphs Into Gotham City...
  • Hank Aaron Compares Obama Opponents to KKK: They Wear 'Neckties & Starched Shirts' Instead of Hoods

    04/09/2014 11:29:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's Sports ^ | April 8, 2014 | Tony Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On the 40th anniversary of his momentous 715th home run that broke Babe Ruth's MLB home run record, which is the most meaningful in all of sports, Hank Aaron equated Republicans who oppose President Barack Obama's policies to the KKK. Aaron implied that conservatives are racists who now wear "neckties and starched shirts" instead of hoods. In an interview with USA Today's Bob Nightengale on Tuesday, "Hammerin' Hank" lamented that the country has not progressed far enough on race relations, saying that though the nation has a black president, "President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud...
  • First game of the season (Royals)

    04/09/2014 3:20:35 PM PDT · by mykroar · 16 replies
    Self | 4/9/2014 | mykroar
    Went to the first Royals game today (office thing) - great game, 7-1 (yes it was Tampa, but I'll take it). They have potential, back to 4-4 and still even with this game - (28th in runs...30th in slugging). If they can find some bats, we might be decent. All that being said, they are now wanding you to get into the games and you have to take everything out of your pockets. Anyone know if this is everywhere (MLB thing) - or KC being stupid. How long 'til the shoes come off and they're fondling your junk?
  • Hank Aaron Compares Republicans That Oppose Obama To KKK

    04/09/2014 10:32:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 108 replies
    Atlanta CBS ^ | 4/9/14
    ...Hank Aaron compared Republicans that oppose President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan.... “Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated,” Aaron told USA Today Sports. Aaron continued: “The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”
  • Hank Aaron likens Republicans to KKK

    04/09/2014 5:20:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 103 replies
    worldnetdaily ^ | 4/9/2014 | unknown
    'Back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts'
  • Triple Play without defense touching the ball (vanity--It's baseball season!)

    04/05/2014 8:44:08 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 34 replies
    "Nobody out, men on 1st & 2nd. Batters hits a pop up, umpire calls infield fly rule, batter is out (1). Man on first accidentally runs past the runner on second. He is out (2). The man on second gets hit by the falling pop up WHILE he is off the base. He is out(3). Triple Play. BONUS--Which fielder(s) get credited with the 3 outs? The defensive player closest to the play gets credited for all three outs though he never touched the ball.
  • Sports radio hosts blast player for taking paternity leave rather than playing baseball

    04/04/2014 7:36:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 75 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Susan Michelle Tyrell
    Being a sports radio host sometimes means being full of hot air when white noise would be preferable, as in the case Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason. The big names showed their small attitudes when New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy chose to be with his wife rather that at opening day of baseball season. Esiason said: “I would have said, ‘C-Section before it starts. I need to be at opening day. This is how we make our money; this is how we live our life. This is what is going to give our child every opportunity to be...
  • George Will: Take a Swing at These (baseball trivia quiz)

    04/03/2014 3:32:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | March 29, 2014 | George Will
    "Andre Dawson," Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully once said, "has a bruised knee and is listed as day-to-day. Aren't we all?" Yes, so use some of your remaining time constructively by identifying the player or players who: (1) Won three batting titles by at least 44 points (two players)...
  • Opening Day 2014

    04/01/2014 2:24:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | April 1, 2014 | Rich Galen
    September 6, 1995 I flew to Austin, Texas to watch a baseball game on TV with The Lad who was then an undergrad at the University of Texas. The occasion was Cal Ripken's 2,131st consecutive Major League game, breaking Lou Gehrig's record. Baseball has been a bond between us. When the Lad played Little League I rarely missed a game. In McLean, Virginia it was not at all noteworthy to see national leaders - Administration and Congressional, Democrat and Republican - working in the snack bar or helping prepare one of the fields. I remember leaning on the centerfield...
  • Rangers fans turn memorial statue into garbage can on opening day

    03/31/2014 7:52:35 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 18 replies
    Yahoo Big League Stew ^ | 3/31/14 | Mike Oz
    Did Texas Rangers fans use the statue of tragically deceased fan Shannon Stone and his son Cooper as their opening day trash can? It sure looks like, and if so, we have a winner for the most disgusting photo from an MLB ballpark on baseball's first day.If you've forgotten the story of the Stones, it's a horribly sad one: Shannon Stone fell to his death at a Rangers game in 2011, trying to catch a ball for his 6-year-old son, Cooper. Former Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton tossed the ball toward the Stones, who were in the left-field stands, and Shannon...
  • 9 Images demonstrating why Opening Day is probably not Obama's favorite day anymore (or ever)...

    03/31/2014 5:04:07 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-31-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Could nobody get this guy (the freakin' president) a hat that has shape to it?!? It looks like they pulled that hat out of a dumpster after someone sat on it...
  • Baseball Opening Day ( well, sort of..) thread..your team still has a chance...

    03/31/2014 5:10:30 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 65 replies
    one man's opinion.....
    "There are three things in my life which I really love: God, my family, and baseball. The only problem - once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit." Al Gallagher, ( retired major leaguer, quoted in 1971)
  • After 70 YEARS, it finally HAPPENED!!!

    03/27/2014 3:21:57 PM PDT · by · 10 replies
    Bing ^ | 5/8/2012 | Abbott & Costello
    ENJOY :D
  • Even seasoned Scully is awed by Australia (Vin Scully) (with video clip)

    03/23/2014 1:24:05 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies ^ | March 22, 2014 | Doug Miller
    SYDNEY -- Baseball fans and Dodgers fans have been listening to the musical, knowing voice of Vin Scully for 65 years. If anyone's an authority on the game, it's him. So hearing Scully rave about the entire experience of the Opening Series is a good clue that the first regular-season Major League Baseball action Down Under, and the week-long celebration of Australian culture that surrounded it, amounted to one smashing success. "Everybody talks about the long trip from Los Angeles to Sydney -- 14, 15 hours, whatever it is, and another 14 to 15 back -- but I will tell...
  • Dodgers, Diamondbacks arrive Down Under

    03/18/2014 1:11:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 18, 2014 | Dennis Passa
    SYDNEY (AP) -- Adrian Gonzalez ripped line drives to all areas of the park, often scattering his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates in the outfield from the safety of the batting cage. It was just a few hours after arriving in Australia, with his body thinking it was about midnight. Related Stories Still, the first baseman who led the Dodgers in hits, home runs, RBIs and games played last season did a good job of making Sydney Cricket Ground, the home for two Major League Baseball season-opening games this weekend, sound and look like a real ballpark. The Dodgers and their...
  • Bill for the Dodgers is about ready to come due

    03/12/2014 2:19:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 12, 2014 | Tim Dahlberg
    Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers applauded as the team was sold for $2 billion, and cheered with each expensive new addition. Now the bill is coming due. And guess who is going to pay the price? Actually, you don't need to guess. The way baseball finds ways to separate fans from their money knows no bounds... At the heart of the issue is a new regional sports network that will pay the Dodgers $8.35 billion over the next 25 years. It was created by Time Warner Cable solely to broadcast the team's games, and it's the reason the new...
  • Doctor Who Pioneered Tommy John Surgery Dies (Dr. Frank Jobe)

    03/07/2014 11:12:54 AM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | March 7, 2014 | Beth Harris
    Dr. Frank Jobe, a pioneering orthopedic surgeon who was the first to perform an elbow procedure that became known as Tommy John surgery and saved the careers of countless major league pitchers, died Thursday. He was 88.
  • Baseball "Practice" Shape

    03/02/2014 10:44:06 AM PST · by onedoug · 4 replies
    self | 2 MAR 2014 | onedoug
    Coaching HS baseball till family considerations made me leave it yet also made me realize that I was in the best shape a nearly 64 year old kid could be in. Though it's tough to stay in baseball “practice” shape, as opposed to “playing” shape, with no good places for long-toss or hitting, least whiles by one's self. And I just haven't been able to find anyone willing or able to play consistently maybe twice a week. Thus I was wondering if there might be some similar baseball fanatics near LA's Griffith Park area who might likewise take to the...
  • MLB issues strong statement regarding proposed Arizona anti-gay law

    02/26/2014 5:51:04 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 39 replies
    NBC ^ | February 26, 2014 | Mike Florio
    Like every other political measure or issue or topic for debate, Arizona Senate Bill 1062 has two sides. One side sees it as permitting blatant and rampant discrimination against gays. The other side regards it as promoting religious freedom by allowing business owners to not do business with those whose lifestyles conflict with the business owners’ beliefs. The NFL’s statement on the topic strongly suggests that pro football views it as an anti-gay law. Major League Baseball has issued an even stronger indictment: “As the sport of Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball and its 30 Clubs stand united behind the...
  • Fantasy Baseball Openings

    02/21/2014 4:59:27 PM PST · by newbie 10-21-00 · 9 replies
    2/21/14 | That annoying guy?
    Sorry for the vanity. I am the current commish of a Freep league that will be starting its 14th season. It's a 12 team roto scoring league (standard 5X5) that is short two teams. The first team available came in third place and the likely six keepers are Kershaw, Fielder, V Martinez, A Sanchez, C Lee and Werth. The other team came in 8th, has a boatload of closers and likely keepers Felix, Elsbury, Adam Eaton, Belt, Chapman and Hardy. The draft is Monday 3/17 at 6:30 pm PST with keepers locked down a few day before that. freepmail me...
  • NOPD releases sketch, description of suspects in bicyclist attack

    02/19/2014 11:25:44 AM PST · by topher · 22 replies ^ | February 19, 2014 at 11:41 AM, updated February 19, 2014 at 12:12 PM | Ken Daley
    New Orleans police on Wednesday (Feb. 19) released descriptions of two teenagers wanted in connection with one of the two reported baseball bat attacks against bicycle riders early last Friday. A composite sketch was provided for one of the suspects, whom police described as a man around 18 years old, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds, with an athletic build and dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and grey sweatpants.
  • Jim Fregosi dies at 71; first star player in Angels history

    02/14/2014 6:55:55 AM PST · by Pelham · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 14, 2014 | Mike DiGiovanna
    Jim Fregosi, the first star player in Angels franchise history and the manager who guided them to their first American League West championship in 1979, died Friday in a Miami hospital after suffering a stroke in the Cayman Islands. He was 71. His death was announced by the Angels, who retired his No. 11 jersey in 1988..... .....Fregosi was born in San Francisco on April 4, 1942, and was a three-sport star at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, where he was all-league in football, basketball and baseball. Originally signed by the Boston Red Sox in 1960, he was...
  • Jeter to retire after 2014 season

    02/12/2014 3:02:25 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/12/2014 | John DeMarzo
    The Captain says he is calling it a career. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced Wednesday afternoon that he will retire following the 2014 season — his 20th in the major leagues. Jeter, who appeared in only 17 games last season due to an assortment of injuries, made the announcement on his Facebook page. “I could not be more sure. I know it in my heart. The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball,” he said.
  • Alex Rodriguez Withdraws Lawsuits Against MLB, Bud Selig, Union

    02/07/2014 4:06:50 PM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 18 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 7, 2014 | Daniel Barbarisi
    Alex Rodriguez has dropped his lawsuit against Major League Baseball and the players' association, according to court records, and MLB announced the Yankees third baseman intends to accept his season-long suspension.
  • Hall of Fame slugger Ralph Kiner dies at 91

    02/06/2014 12:46:32 PM PST · by Doogle · 47 replies
    foxnews ^ | 02/05/14 | AP via FOX
    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – The baseball Hall of Fame says slugger Ralph Kiner has died. He was 91. The Hall says Kiner died Thursday at his home in Rancho Mirage. Kiner hit 369 home runs during his 10-year career, mostly with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He won or tied for the National League lead in homers in each of his first seven seasons.
  • Curt Schilling announces he has cancer

    02/05/2014 5:09:48 PM PST · by matt04 · 8 replies
    Curt Schilling, the former Red Sox pitcher and current ESPN analyst, announced in a statement with the network this afternoon that he has cancer. "I've always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges. We've been presented with another challenge, as I've recently been diagnosed with cancer,'' said Schilling, who turned 47 in November. "Shonda [Schilling's wife] and I want to send a sincere thank you and our appreciation to those who have called and sent prayers, and we ask that if you are so inclined, to keep the Schilling family in your prayers."...
  • Morosi: The rule change that saved baseball — in an instant [instant replay]

    01/17/2014 9:44:37 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 42 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | Jan. 17, 2014 | Jon Paul Morosi
    In a trying month for baseball, this was a good day.For much of the week, it seemed as if Alex Rodriguez was intent on shattering two decades of relative peace in our national pastime. But here was one achievement even Rodriguez couldn’t smear: Major League Baseball, the MLB Players Association, and the World Umpires Association decided — collectively — to expand instant replay, and they did it the right way.It took years of thoughtful evolution on the issue — from commissioner Bud Selig and others — and then months of intense work from the triumvirate of John Schuerholz, Joe Torre...
  • Clayton Kershaw agrees to seven-year, $215-million deal with Dodgers

    01/16/2014 12:27:39 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 15, 2014 | Dylan Hernandez
    Clayton Kershaw already has won two Cy Young Awards and led the National League in earned-run average three times. Now, the 25-year-old left-hander is about to become the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history. Kershaw and the Dodgers have agreed to a seven-year, $215-million contract, according to people familiar with the situation ...
  • Alex Rodriguez suspended for 162 games

    01/11/2014 7:46:51 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 34 replies ^ | Saturday, January 11, 2014 | Jay Jaffe
    ... The ruling, issued by arbitrator Frederic Horowitz, is a reduction from the 211-game suspension Rodriguez was handed by MLB commissioner Bud Selig back in August, but it’s still the longest drug-related suspension in MLB history. For the 38-year-old Rodriguez, it means the loss of an entire season and $25 million in salary. The Yankees will gain $27.5 million worth of salary relief for luxury tax purposes, since the average annual value of his deal is what counts there. That will aid the team’s attempt to get below the $189 million threshold to reset their luxury tax rate, but it...
  • Hall of Fame: Up to BBWAA to propose vote changes

    01/10/2014 11:54:06 AM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | January 9, 2014 | Ronald Blum
    The Hall of Fame says it's up to baseball writers to propose any changes in the selection process. The Baseball Writers' Association of America has voted on Hall of Fame candidates since 1936, and elections have become more controversial in recent years as stars tainted by accusations of steroids use have fallen well short of the 75 percent needed for entry to Cooperstown. Writers are limited to a maximum 10 votes, and some say there's a logjam as Barry Bonds, Rogers Clemens and Mark McGwire remain on the ballot at a time new players are added.
  • Maddux, Glavine, Thomas elected to Hall of Fame

    01/08/2014 12:40:06 PM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | January 8, 2014
    Former Atlanta Braves star pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and retired superstar slugger Frank Thomas were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in voting announced on Wednesday. With 75 percent support from 571 votes cast by a media panel needed to ensure enshrinement, Maddux received 97.2 percent while Glavine had 91.9 percent backing and Thomas was supported by 83.7 percent.
  • Greg Maddux won’t be a unanimous Hall of Famer for an incredibly stupid reason

    01/07/2014 12:59:17 PM PST · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | January 7, 2014 | Cliff Corcoran
    No player has ever been elected unanimously to the Hall of Fame and four-time Cy Young winner Greg Maddux, the most obvious of the many deserving candidates on this year’s ballot, won’t be the first. We now know that for sure thanks to’s commendable tradition of posting its writers’ ballots the day before the results are announced. There are 17 writers who have been members of the Baseball Writers Association of America for 10 or more years and thus are eligible to vote for the Hall of Fame. Sixteen of them voted for Maddux. Dodgers beat reporter Ken...
  • Jerry Coleman, Yankees legend, war hero and Hall of Fame broadcaster, dies at 89

    01/05/2014 6:07:14 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 5, 2014 | Bill Madden
    Jerry Coleman, truly a man for all seasons - a decorated war hero, Yankee World Series MVP and iconic, Hall-of-Fame San Diego Padres broadcaster - died Sunday at age 89, after a career of more than 70 years in baseball, the Padres announced. Coleman, a baseball treasure, signed originally with the Yankees out of the San Francisco sandlots in 1942, only to spend the next three years as a marine bomber pilot in the Pacific theatre of World War II, flying 57 combat missions over the Solomon Islands. Upon returning from the service in 1946, Coleman worked his way back...
  • 1927, The American Year

    01/03/2014 8:19:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | January 3, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    A great diva could sing the names in the phone book and it would come out like Puccini. A talented writer like Bill Bryson could take any year in American history and make it fascinating. Doing the usual round of interviews after his latest book came out, "One Summer: America, 1927," he was asked why he would choose to write about so ordinary a year, one without a great war or depression or discovery or… Ordinary? 1927? It was anything but. If any year was grand and glorious in modern American history, and yet a portent of the tragedies and...
  • 2014 Rose Parade Grand Marshal Vin Scully on Emotional Moment in Sportscasting

    01/01/2014 7:36:49 AM PST · by doug from upland · 22 replies
    KTLA ^ | 1-1-14
    Enjoy the short video clip of Vin Scully, 2014 Rose Parade Grand Marshal VIN SCULLY TALKS ABOUT BEST MEMORY
  • Former CF Paul Blair dies at 69

    12/26/2013 10:18:28 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    AP ^ | December 27, 2013
    BALTIMORE -- Paul Blair, the eight-time Gold Glove center fielder who helped the Baltimore Orioles win World Series titles in 1966 and '70, has died. He was 69. Blair died Thursday night at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Blair's wife, Gloria, told The Baltimore Sun that Blair played a round of golf with friends Thursday morning and later lost consciousness at a celebrity bowling tournament in Pikesville.
  • Major League Baseball intends to ban collisions at plate by 2015

    12/13/2013 4:27:58 AM PST · by onedoug · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 12, 2013 | Associated Press
    During his 13-year career as an All-Star catcher, Mike Scioscia earned a reputation for being as tough as anyone when it came to blocking home plate. But in a sport filled with nostalgia, even Scioscia wouldn't mind seeing a few modifications. "I think everyone is in agreement that the mindless collisions at home plate where a catcher is being targeted by a runner, that needs to be addressed," the Los Angeles Angels manager said.
  • Atlanta Braves stadium deal draws tea party ire

    12/09/2013 1:26:00 PM PST · by Theoria · 42 replies
    AP ^ | 08 Dec 2013 | AP
    A deal for hundreds of millions of dollars in public money to draw the Atlanta Braves north of their downtown home is pitting conservative tea party activists against the elected and civic leaders in the staunch Republican county, with opponents saying the use of public money to help a private business is not what American capitalism should be about. The argument for the deal is simple, says Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee and other supporters. Almost $400 million in county bonds and immediate infrastructure improvements, with debt payments approaching $600 million over 30 years - will generate enough economic...
  • Braves to chop their way to Cobb County in 2017 [my title]

    11/29/2013 4:28:06 AM PST · by foreverfree · 2 replies ^ | 11/27/2013 | Matt Snyder
    Just think, the Ted will be as old by then as the GA Dome is now with the Falcs abandoning that! [roll eyes]Happy Black Friday from ff
  • MLB to step up security in 2014

    11/23/2013 7:19:42 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 22, 2013
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Baseball fans should expect to go through a metal detector to see their favorite team play in 2014. Major League Baseball security director John Skinner said on Friday that all 30 teams are expected to screen all fans entering their ballparks next season. Some aspects of the screening will be left to individual teams, but the commissioner's office is planning to recommend walk-through metal detectors, he said.
  • Pete Rose has paid his debt. Let him back into the game

    11/14/2013 12:01:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 119 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | November 13, 2013 | Joe Posnanski
    ...We are coming on 25 years of Pete Rose's banishment... Pete Rose played baseball with an intensity and love that might be unmatched in the game's history. He cracked more hits and reached base more times than anyone ever. He represented a way to play baseball that inspired millions of people. Then, he gambled on games, breaking one of baseball's most cherished rules. Rose is 72 years old now, and I think it's time to let him back into the game. I don't think anyone should ask him to apologize again or come any cleaner than he has. I don't...
  • Dodgers broadcaster Charley Steiner to be inducted into Radio Hall of Fame

    11/08/2013 12:29:12 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 8 2013 | Bill Dwyre
    Saturday night at a black tie dinner in Chicago, a Dodgers broadcaster will go into the Hall of Fame and it won't be Vin Scully. A shocker? No. Scully is already there. If there is a Hall of Fame that has any connection whatsoever to broadcasting and Scully isn't in it, it's a lousy Hall of Fame. Now, Charley Steiner will be joining him. That means, next year, when fans tune in to Dodgers' baseball, they will be informed and entertained by two Hall-of-Famers. That's far from the norm, maybe a first, and should make Dodgers fans proud. Even if...
  • Baseball Wife Anna Benson pleads guilty to attacking her Mets pitcher husband Kris Benson

    11/06/2013 5:32:43 AM PST · by Hoodat · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 November 2013 | Staff Reporter
    Former model and Baseball Wives star Anna Benson pleaded guilty today to attacking her Mets pitcher husband Kris Benson, with whom she has three children, in Georgia. The 37-year-old was sentenced to 15 years probation and 90 days of inpatient psychiatric therapy at an out-of-state facility in exchange for her plea. Benson broke into her estranged husband's home on July 7 with a gun and a metal baton and threatened to kill him if he didn't give her $30,000. She plead guilty to aggravated assault and gun possession but prosecutors have dismissed the burglary charge and aggravated assault charge for...
  • Fan injured by hot dog suing Kansas City Royals

    11/04/2013 2:08:37 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 25 replies ^ | 11-1-13 | AP Story
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — If it had been a foul ball or broken bat that struck John Coomer in the eye as he watched a Kansas City Royals game, it's unlikely the courts would have forced the team to pay for the surgeries and suffering he's endured But because it was a hot dog thrown by the team mascot — behind the back, no less — he just may have a case. The Missouri Supreme Court is weighing whether the "baseball rule" — a legal standard that protects teams from being sued over fan injuries caused by events on...
  • David Ortiz brings Ring Number 3 home

    10/31/2013 7:22:00 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 21 replies ^ | 31 Oct 13 | Michael Silverman
    He’s got three rings now, but it’s No. 3 that David Ortiz can wear with the most pride.Pride for this city he plays in, and pride in the way he plays for this city.David Ortiz won the 2013 World Series Most Valuable Player award in a decision that could only be described as a complete lock midway through the series. It was as much of a lock as this entire Red Sox season came out of the blue in so many ways, both tragic and ecstatic.Ortiz dominated Cardinals pitching in the first five games to the point that, by Game 6...
  • Lackey, Victorino lead Red Sox to World Series title

    10/30/2013 8:41:17 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/30.2103 | Fox News
  • Red Sox’s David Ortiz Had Unexpected Political Inspiration for World Series Pep Talk

    10/28/2013 6:54:13 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10/28/13 | Matt Wilstein
    ...But perhaps the most striking fact buried in Reilly’s piece is the inspiration for Ortiz’s inspiring rhetoric: Former President Bill Clinton. “Bill Clinton, he makes a lot of money making speeches,” Ortiz said. “And he changes a lot of lives with his speeches. I watch him. I learn. If you can get people to listen, they will react.” He may have cited the 42nd president of the United States as his biggest rhetorical influence, but when Big Papi made his infamous speech during the first Red Sox game after the Boston Marathon bombing, he appeared to be channeling another famous...