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  • Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident

    09/25/2016 2:53:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 69 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 25, 2016 | 9:29a | Sophia Rosenbaum
    <p>Neither booze nor drugs played a role in the boating accident that killed Miami Marlins pitching great Jose Fernandez, authorities said Sunday.</p> <p>The 24-year-old star hurler and two male buddies died when their 30-foot boat crashed off Miami Beach around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Florida official said.</p>
  • Vin Scully Appreciation

    09/23/2016 6:28:28 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 44 replies
    KTLA 5 | 9/23/16 | Self
    Today the Dodgers are celebrating Vin Scully before the game in this final weekend of home games he will call. It is on broadcast TV KTLA channel 5
  • W.P. Kinsella ends his own life under assisted-dying legislation (Field of Dreams ends in suicide.)

    09/16/2016 6:30:52 PM PDT · by jerod · 35 replies
    CBC News. ^ | 2016-09-16 | CBC News
    W.P. Kinsella, the B.C.-based author of Shoeless Joe, the award-winning novel that became the film Field of Dreams, has died at 81. His literary agency confirms the writer had a doctor-assisted death on Friday in Hope, B.C. The agency did not provide details about Kinsella's health. Kinsella suffered a head injury when he was in a car accident in 1997. Three years after the accident, he said he had no interest in writing fiction and was spending his days playing Scrabble on the internet.
  • Seattle Mariners apologize after lesbian couple are told to stop kissing at the baseball team's ...

    08/31/2016 3:13:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | August 31, 2016 | Chris Summers
    Complete Headline: Seattle Mariners apologize after lesbian couple are told to stop kissing at the baseball team's first ever gay pride night because it was against their 'family-friendly' policy Mary McHale and Sara Hinton were threatened with being kicked out They kissed after enjoying the Mariners' 7-6 win over the Brewers The employee has been disciplined and the Mariners have apologized The Seattle Mariners had to make a groveling apology after a lesbian couple were told off for kissing at the team's first ever Pride night. ... McHale, whose grandfather is a Mariners fan, told local news website KUOW: 'My...
  • JaCoby Jones' mom was ecstatic about her son's first MLB hit

    08/31/2016 9:29:24 AM PDT · by raybbr · 13 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | 8/31/2016
    Tuesday night was a big night for 24-year-old minor league third baseman JaCoby Jones. Well, I should call him a former minor league third baseman. Because on Tuesday night he made his major league debut with the Detroit Tigers, and he had a great game. He did what every minor leaguer hopes to do in their first big league game: he got his very first MLB hit. And that’s not all — he got his first RBI as well. Not just one, but two! It was the bottom of the sixth inning, and the Tigers were tied 3-3 with the...
  • Audit: Downtown North costs exceed $102M (CT minor league stadium)

    08/26/2016 11:07:13 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 39 replies
    Hartford Business Journal ^ | August 26, 2016 | Patricia Daddona
    The city of Hartford's investment in the Downtown North development, which includes construction of the Dunkin' Donuts Park baseball stadium, exceeds $102 million to date, according to an audit from Hartford's Internal Audit Commission released publicly Friday. Originally priced at $56 million for initial construction funding and bonded at $63.3 million, the unfinished stadium's pricetag has now jumped to $71.7 million, the audit said. For the overall Downtown North development, which includes road work, engineering and other infrastructure work, the total costs to the city are $102.5 million to date, the audit report said. That $102 million does not include...
  • Tim Tebow is baseball’s chance to make up for Michael Jordan

    08/10/2016 11:38:21 AM PDT · by TBP · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 9, 2016 | Joel Sherman
    The grander point was missed then. The most popular athlete in the world wanted to play baseball. If he defied all odds and succeeded, great, then the most popular athlete in the world was playing baseball. And if he failed, he a) brought attention to the game; b) used his very loud megaphone to profess his love for the sport to his millions of fans around the world; and c) accentuated just how tough it is to play major league baseball, because the greatest athlete in the world would have failed at it. But even if it was a publicity...
  • Red Sox pull plug on David Ortiz bobblehead night, deeming figures 'racially insensitive'

    08/10/2016 11:06:27 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/10/2016 | Staff
    BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox canceled a David Ortiz bobblehead promotion Tuesday night when the figurine turned out to be "racially insensitive," said team president Sam Kennedy. The bobblehead depicts Ortiz addressing fans at Fenway Park following the Boston Marathon bombings, but Kennedy said it didn't much resemble the retiring slugger and was not fit for distribution. Kennedy saw the final version of the bobblehead for the first time Tuesday afternoon after they were delivered. "My two immediate reactions were first, it was a really inaccurate portrayal of what he looks like," Kennedy told The Associated Press. "My personal...
  • Red Sox scrap 'racially insensitive' David Ortiz bobbleheads

    08/09/2016 4:59:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 9, 2016 | Darren Rovell
    Boston Red Sox fans who attend Tuesday night's game against the New York Yankees will no longer receive David Ortiz bobbleheads. The team promised to distribute Ortiz bobbleheads to the first 15,000 fans entering Fenway Park before Boston's game against the Yankees, but Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said he elected to postpone the promotion after doing a quality check. "I thought the bobbleheads were an inaccurate portrayal of David," Kennedy said. "To go further, I thought the facial features were racially insensitive."
  • Tim Tebow invites 30 teams to upcoming workout . . . 30 baseball teams, that is

    08/09/2016 3:00:03 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 78 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/09/16 | Dan Calabrese
    God's man on the diamond? The sports fan in me says there’s no way. Tim Tebow hasn’t played baseball since high school, and that was 11 years ago. The guy is a very impressive physical/athletic specimen, but the skill and timing required to hit a ball coming at you at 97 miles per hour is not something you can just put aside for more than a decade and then pick up again because you’re big and strong. That’s what the sports fan in me says. I very much appreciate Tebow’s commitment to his faith and his willingness to speak of...
  • A-ROD retiring from Yankees

    08/07/2016 8:04:16 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 52 replies
    Aug 7 2016 | self
    Yankees say A-Rod's last game will be on August 12th; will then assume role as special advisor and instructor.
  • Ex-Cardinals Scouting Director Chris Correa Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Astros’ Data Breach

    07/18/2016 6:05:31 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 13 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | July 18, 2016 | Steve Adams
    The New York Times reported last summer that the Cardinals were the subject of a federal investigation in connection with multiple illegal breaches of the Astros’ proprietary computer network, Ground Control. Correa was ultimately fired by the Cardinals in July and was later charged. At the time of his plea, Correa claimed that his to access Ground Control was due to concern that former Cardinals scouting director Jeff Luhnow had taken proprietary information with him upon being hired by the Astros as general manager. Per Barron, the court denied a request that would’ve allowed Correa to subpoena documents from the...
  • A young Pirates fan experienced the emotional highs and lows . . . (Cuteness alert)

    07/18/2016 7:14:48 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 14 replies
    MLB . Com ^ | 18 July 2016 | By Adrian Garro
    Baseball is a funny thing. Investing time, energy and focus on a given team or game can bring out the innermost emotions of fans. The seemingly arbitrary on-field events can hold especially powerful emotional weight for the supremely invested, something to which most young fans can attest. One young Pirates fan definitely can, and was caught on-camera riding the emotional rollercoaster in Sunday's tense affair with the Nats at Nationals Park that was eventually won by Pittsburgh, 2-1, in 18 innings. Early on, with the Bucs up, 1-0, this young man was feeling pretty good, throwing around high-fives and being...
  • MI: Second Amendment Night for Battle Creek Bombers Baseball

    07/14/2016 6:10:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from fox17online.com On Friday evening, June 24th, the local ball club, the Battle Creek Bombers of Battle Creek, Michigan, hosted a Second Amendment Education night.  Because of the way Michigan laws have been crafted, open carry was required, if participants were going to carry at the event.  The event gathered enough publicity that the AP picked up the story, making it national. From the washingtonpost.com (AP): “2nd Amendment Education Night” was held Friday at C.O. Brown Stadium as the Battle Creek Bombers hosted the Rochester (Minnesota) Honkers.  Bombers general manager Tony Iovieno tells WOOD-TV there were no security problems...
  • Christmas in June

    06/24/2016 6:44:37 PM PDT · by Churchillspirit · 20 replies
    Me
    Is any other Angels' fan offended by this crass "Christmas in June" promotion ?
  • Ichiro Rolls Toward Combined Hits History

    06/14/2016 8:34:30 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 24 replies
    MLB.Com ^ | 14 June 2016 | Joe Frisaro
    SAN DIEGO -- The closer Ichiro Suzuki gets to milestones, the bigger his media following becomes. About 50 Japanese media members were on hand Monday to watch the 42-year-old sensation inch closer to another significant benchmark. Ichiro had three hits, scored two runs and had an RBI in the Marlins' 13-4 win over the Padres at Petco Park. After he slapped a single down the third-base line in the eighth inning, he moved 23 hits shy of 3,000, and one away from matching a standard reached only by Pete Rose. • Ichiro moves within 23 MLB hits of 3,000 as...
  • Watch Snoop Dogg Throw Out the Worst First Pitch of the MLB Season

    06/09/2016 8:21:03 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 22 replies
    mediaite ^ | 6-9-16 | J.D. Durkin
    In the tradition of 50 Cent‘s legendary WAY outside first pitch at a Mets game, Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion aka Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr. aka What-Is-He-Calling-Himself-These-Days was in San Diego to do the honors for the Padres game Wednesday. I don’t know if the ball was wet or maybe Snoop’s limo was a little too stocked up on gin and juice on the way to Petco Park, but the man’s effort wasn’t even close.
  • Casey at the Bat - June 3, 1888

    06/03/2016 1:25:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | June 3, 2016
    The poem, Casey at the Bat, by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was first published in The San Francisco Examiner on this date in 1888: Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville Nine that day;the score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play.And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,a sickly silence fell upon the patrons of the game. A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The restclung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast;they thought, if only Casey could...
  • Casey at the Bat?

    Viewers may better understand this clip if you knew the original poem upon which this is based.
  • Casey at the Bat?

    Viewers may better understand this clip if you knew the original poem upon which this is based - "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Thayer - often considered one of baseball's greatest writings.
  • What's in a name? An accent mark, check. What about a Latino manager?

    05/27/2016 7:16:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 27, 2016 | Julio Ricardo Varela
    Adrián González went on social media earlier this month and challenged his Los Angeles Dodgers teammate Kike Hernández to add an accent mark to the "a" on Hernández's jersey. And a tiny corner of the Latino digital world cheered. Some observers concluded that Latino ballplayers were finally demanding respect from their clubs and Major League Baseball by speaking out for their heritage.
  • Giants wish the best for Tim Lincecum, and one former Angel can’t wait to receive him

    05/18/2016 9:58:34 AM PDT · by Mariner · 26 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | May 18th, 2016 | by Andrew Baggarly
    SAN DIEGO – The Los Angeles Angels sought out a character reference on Tim Lincecum. They did not need to think twice about whom to call. “They asked my opinion,” said Bengie Molina, “and I gave it to them straight-up.” For all that Lincecum accomplished with Buster Posey, he always talks in glowing terms about Molina as the catcher who shepherded him as he broke into the big leagues, became his friend and support network besides his batterymate, and channeled his talents when he was at the height of his powers. While Molina does not hold an official title with...
  • Joe DiMaggio’s 56 Game Hitting Streak Began 75 Years Ago Today

    05/16/2016 2:06:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 15, 2016 | Aaron Goldstein
    It was 75 years ago today when New York Yankees center fielder Joe DiMaggio hit a single in a 13-1 drubbing to the Chicago White Sox. That hit was the first step in what became a hitting streak which hit 56 games. This record still stands 75 years later. As I write this, I am watching the Boston Red Sox-Houston Astros game. A short time ago, Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. hit a single to extend his hitting streak to 21 games. It’s nothing to sneeze at as Bradley is rapidly emerging was one of the premier players...
  • Uncovering the past at the nation’s oldest ballpark

    05/07/2016 6:42:54 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Christine Steele
    (Professor and Bisbee students conduct archeology dig at Warren Ballpark) BISBEE — Warren Ballpark was the scene of a groundbreaking expedition Wednesday as students from Bisbee High School participated in an archeological dig in their own backyard. University of Arizona anthropology professor Rob Schon came to the idea to do a dig at the park through his love of baseball. “My family and I are into baseball and I was searching on the internet, and Warren Ballpark came up,” he said. “I found their website and found Mike Anderson’s book ‘Warren Ballpark’ and realized we know a lot about the...
  • College Baseball Team Will Be Denied Shot At Nationals Due to NC Bathroom Controversy

    05/12/2016 5:13:46 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 55 replies
    The Mental Recession ^ | 05/12/16 | Rusty Weiss
    Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in upstate New York has a solid baseball team this season. In fact, player Kyle Bestle believes “I think we have a real shot at going to the national championship.” It would be the culmination of years worth of work, practice, and dedication to reach the nationals. A dream come true. Alas, it is not to be. Why? Is it because of a player injury? An unfortunate outcome in the qualifying tournament? Not quite. The HVCC baseball team will not be going to nationals because of Governor Cuomo’s ban on non-essential travel to North Carolina,...
  • Major League Baseball Throws a Spitball at Puerto Rico

    05/12/2016 7:34:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/16 | Michael Fumento
    It's hysteria, Carlos Beltran. Pure hysteria. Puerto Rico was thrown out of the game before it even entered the stadium It’s a common theme of mine that the American spirit is growing steadily weaker. One way in which we see that is the propensity to become hysterical at the least provocation, the proverbial elephant afraid of the mouse. Witness the ongoing hysteria over the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The latest victim is the impoverished U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, which has struck out with Major League Baseball. A two-game series scheduled for the territory is being moved to Miami. Why? The...
  • Who Was Ty Cobb: The History We Know That's Wrong

    04/26/2016 6:47:57 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 36 replies
    imprimis.hillsdale.edu ^ | March 2016 | Charles Leehrsen
    Ty Cobb was one of the greatest baseball players of all time and king of the so-called Deadball Era. He played in the major leagues—mostly for the Detroit Tigers but a bit for the Philadelphia Athletics—from 1905 to 1928, and was the first player ever voted into the Hall of Fame. His lifetime batting average of .366 is amazing, and has never been equaled. But for all that, most Americans think of him first as an awful person—a racist and a low-down cheat who thought nothing of injuring his fellow players just to gain another base or score a run....
  • THE GREATEST PLAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY?

    04/25/2016 2:46:28 PM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    Powerline ^ | 04/25/2016 | Steve Hayward
    Today is the 40th anniversary of the greatest play in baseball history: Chicago Cubs outfielder Rick Monday snatching away an American flag from two hooligans determined to set it afire at Dodger stadium in Los Angeles. Scott reviewed this episode here on Power Line back in 2005 (and maybe Paul has, too, but I missed it in my archival search). But here’s the video of the episode with Monday’s recent comments about it at the end. Pay close attention to the narration by the great Vin Scully at the very beginning (this year being Scully’s last in the broadcast booth...
  • Cruz Campaign Manager Held Up "Cruz 2016" Sign During Live ESPN Broadcast

    04/25/2016 9:05:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Trent Baker
    A man was seen on the ESPN broadcast of the Boston Red Sox at the Houston Astros game Sunday holding up a “Cruz 2016” sign.
  • Arrieta throws 2nd career no-hitter as Cubs beat Reds 16-0

    04/21/2016 7:37:21 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 04/21/2016 | JOE KAY (AP Sports Writer)
    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs pitched his second no-hitter in a span of 11 regular-season starts, shutting down the Cincinnati Reds in a 16-0 rout Thursday night.
  • Milt Pappas, Cagey All-Star Traded for Hall of Famer, Dies at 76

    04/20/2016 9:35:06 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 19, 2016 | Bruce Weber
    Milt Pappas, a cagey right-hander who won more than 200 big league games but whose most memorable, if unlucky, legacy is that he was traded for the future Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson in what has been considered one of the most lopsided exchanges in baseball history, died on Tuesday at his home in Beecher, Ill. He was 76.
  • Rant on baseball and online radio (vanity)

    04/12/2016 8:11:50 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 24 replies
    4/12/'16 | Self
    Okay people. You all know that this year is the 100th anniversary of the Cubs' first season in Wrigley Field. You also know that as of last year the national version of WGN no longer carries Cubs games. The Chicago station does, but the "superstation" apparently makes more money showing episode after episode after episode of a show called "Bluebloods" (which I know absolutely nothing about) than it does showing the Cubbies. So I looked up the radio station that currently carries the games and found it online. Well guess what? At game time I get the very beginning but...
  • Who Was Ty Cobb? The History We Know That’s Wrong

    04/12/2016 6:43:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Imprimis ^ | April 12, 2016 | Charles Leerhsen
    Ty Cobb was one of the greatest baseball players of all time and king of the so-called Deadball Era. He played in the major leagues—mostly for the Detroit Tigers but a bit for the Philadelphia Athletics—from 1905 to 1928, and was the first player ever voted into the Hall of Fame. His lifetime batting average of .366 is amazing, and has never been equaled. But for all that, most Americans think of him first as an awful person—a racist and a low-down cheat who thought nothing of injuring his fellow players just to gain another base or score a run....
  • The Unbearable Whiteness of Baseball

    04/11/2016 11:54:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 6, 2016 | Jay Caspian Kang
    y instinct, honed reflex and general contrarianism, I root for all “flashy” “showboats” who are “disgraces to the game.” It has been this way since I left Boston at age 10 to move to North Carolina, a state with no notable baseball team save the minor-league Durham Bulls, who, at least when I was growing up, seemed more a Hollywood relic than a ball club. Freed from having to like the Red Sox, I began to root for Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics, mostly because I liked how deeply he squatted while taking a lead off first base. He...
  • An ESPN host wore a t-shirt on air mocking the Cleveland Indians' controversial logo

    04/08/2016 5:38:19 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/07/2016 | Cork Gaines
    ESPN host Bomani Jones wore a "Caucasians" t-shirt mocking the Cleveland Indians' "Chief Wahoo" logo during the "Mike & Mike" show on Thursday. The shirt includes the word "Caucasians" in the Indians' font, with a character based on "Chief Wahoo" that has white skin (instead of red), a basic nose (instead of a large, hooked nose), blonde hair (instead of dark hair parted, and held down by a head band), and a dollar sign (instead of a feather). Here are the two logos side-by-side:
  • Cleveland Indians debut 'Slider Dog'...which has Froot Loops on it (NOT an Apr. Fools Joke)

    04/01/2016 10:59:49 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 14 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | April 1, 2016 | Brett Smiley
    We're used to wacky ballpark foods and baseball promotions but this one is in a league of its own: a hot dog topped with mac 'n cheese, bacon and Froot Loops. The Cleveland Indians announced in January that they would be introducing some new hot dog varieties at Progressive Field, and maybe you thought it was a joke. It is not. Locals may have known that because there's a restaurant named "Happy Dog" in Cleveland that sells all sorts of creations. A representative at Happy Dog told FOX Sports that they regularly offer numerous hot dog toppings -- including Froot...
  • Philadelphia officially apologizes to Jackie Robinson

    03/31/2016 12:38:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 31, 2016 3:24 PM EDT
    Philadelphia is officially apologizing to Jackie Robinson for the shameful way he was treated in the City of Brotherly Love. The City Council passed a resolution Thursday naming April 15 as a day to honor Robinson’s achievements and to apologize for the racism he faced while visiting Philadelphia in 1947. …
  • Fan arrested at Rays game in apparent protest of trip to Cuba

    03/26/2016 11:44:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    ESPN.com news services ^ | March 26, 016
    A fan attending Saturday night's Tampa Bay-Pittsburgh game in Bradenton, Florida, was arrested after charging the field and throwing two bottles into the Rays dugout in an apparent protest of the team's trip to Cuba earlier this week. Bradenton police arrested a man of Cuban descent in the top of the seventh inning at McKechnie Field and charged him with trespassing, assault and starting affray, Lt. John Affolter said.
  • Baseball legend and Joe Garagiola, Sr. dies

    03/23/2016 12:51:11 PM PDT · by PallMal · 35 replies
    WABC Arizona 15 ^ | March 23, 2016 | Shane Dale
    Baseball legend and former Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Joe Garagiola, Sr., has died, the D-backs announced Wednesday. Garagiola was 90 years old.
  • Baseball, broadcasting legend Garagiola dies

    03/23/2016 12:46:31 PM PDT · by NJRighty · 44 replies
    mlb.com ^ | 3/23/16 | Marty Noble
    A pleasant and caring man, one who reveled in his mostly modest playing career in the big leagues, his receded -- not receding -- hairline and, it seemed, all facets and phases of his decades on the planet, has left us behind, behind and smiling. Joe Garagiola, a most entertaining, engaging and convivial sort, has died, bringing to an end a full, rich life and leaving the game without one its most enduring personalities, an energetic crusader and folksy humorist.
  • UNREAL=> ISIS Murders 34 in Brussels – Obama Goes to Baseball Game

    03/22/2016 12:14:47 PM PDT · by McGruff · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 22, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the deadly bombings in Brussels today. At least 34 people were killed in the attacks. 9 Americans were injured in the blasts – several are in critical condition. One suicide bomb went off and at least one suitcase bomb at the Brussels airport. President Obama devoted 50 seconds to the bombings. Then he went to a baseball game. Presidents Obama and Castro seated next to each other at Cuba v @RaysBaseball game.
  • Reports from Cuba: It is forbidden to applaud for Obama at the baseball game

    03/21/2016 6:50:41 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 37 replies
    The Bobalu Blog ^ | March 21, 2016 | Alberto De La Cruz
    “Do not applaud when Barack Obama enters and do not wear caps or hats,” are some of the verbal warnings that accompany the entry tickets that are being distributed for the baseball game between the Cuban team and the Tampa Bay Rays on 22 March at the Latin American Stadium in Havana. The National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) has announced that the game will be by invitation only. The tickets are being handed out to members of the Communist Party, the Young Communists Union and trusted officials, according to information from several sources. Military training schools...
  • Chicago Cubs skipper, players disagree with city's ban of chewing tobacco at ballparks

    03/17/2016 9:13:17 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 38 replies
    UPI ^ | 3/16/16 | Doug G. Ware
    There was a time that chewing tobacco was as much a part of baseball as Louisville Slugger, Rawlings and Gatorade. Not anymore. This summer, Chicago will become the fourth American city to ban smokeless chewing tobacco at sports venues -- including Major League Baseball ballparks Wrigley Field and U.S. Cellular Field. That means not only can't fans use the substance, but players and managers can't, either. And it's a law that has some members of the Chicago Cubs less than thrilled. <> Chicago follows Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston in implementing the ban at sporting venues. The entire state...
  • Adam LaRoche to Quit After Feud With White Sox Over Son

    03/17/2016 5:30:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    AP/NY TIMES ^ | 3/16/16
    Told to reduce his son’s time in the clubhouse, Chicago White Sox first baseman Adam LaRoche took a different path: He said he planned to retire and walk away from a $13 million salary. The president of the White Sox, Kenny Williams, confirmed Wednesday that he had twice asked LaRoche in the last week to “dial it back” with his 14-year-old son, Drake.
  • Politifact Virginia: Bill Clinton claims gun ownership down in America

    03/13/2016 9:52:56 AM PDT · by kevcol · 32 replies
    WWBT ^ | March 11, 2016 | Diane Walker
    The former president took on the NRA at a campaign rally for his wife. He said each year gun ownership has gone down slightly in America, but PolitiFact says that's only half true. They looked at poll data, and gun ownership has fluctuated, up and down. Pew Research says there's no definitive data on the subject,
  • Phyllis Schlafly wants ‘foreign players’ out of American baseball

    03/11/2016 4:33:33 PM PST · by reegs · 39 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 3/11/2016 | Twitchy Staff
    This foreign influx into our National Pastime may help explain why our youth is abandoning baseball. Youth who play baseball have declined by more than 40% since 2000, and some communities where baseball was once booming now struggle to fill teams. Television ratings for World Series games are less than half what they were three decades ago. Baseball owners are doing the same thing that big corporations do – bring in foreign labor to take jobs that should go to Americans. American baseball players are better, as the awards and Hall of Fame prove, but perhaps baseball owners think that...
  • A Flying Baseball Bat, a Dad’s Instinct and a Photograph

    03/09/2016 7:38:39 AM PST · by heartwood · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 8, 2016 | Karen Workman
    A father stops a flying baseball bat that was inches away from hitting his son’s face. A photographer captures the moment. You can guess what happens next. “It’s been crazy,” said Shaun Cunningham, 37, the father from Ocala, Fla., who has been declared a hero in several headlines. “The last 24 hours have been out of control.” The near-hit happened on Saturday while Cunningham and his 8-year-old son, Landon, were cheering on the Atlanta Braves in a spring training game in Orlando against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Christopher Horner, a photographer for The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, took the photo that has ricocheted...
  • Fantasy Baseball Openings

    03/08/2016 10:06:55 AM PST · by newbie 10-21-00 · 6 replies
    Me
    We have a freeper fantasy baseball league entering its 15 season that has two openings for managers I can't get a hold of. It's a six keeper player, 5 X 5 roto format. Freepmail me if you are interested.
  • Texas Ranger's Baseball Team local Super Bowl commercial

    02/24/2016 8:09:22 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 4 replies
    TexasRangers@Rangers ^ | 2016 | Chuck Morgan
    This commercial played as a local spot in the Super Bowl as a promo to sell season tickets. The "They're pissed off" refers to the Houston Astros and the LAAAAAAAAA Angels. Kind of a fun 30 second spot They're still Pissed
  • Godfather Trump Now Threatens Cub Owners

    02/24/2016 10:03:04 AM PST · by raptor22 · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The media obsession with “dirty tricks” by Sen. Ted Cruz stands in stark contrast to the benign neglect of the slash and burn tactics of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. The media seems to be treating Trump’s slanders and threats the way they coddled Vice President Joe Biden, with the chattering class seemingly uttering in unison, “Oh, that’s just The Donald.” As Sean Hannity noted on his Twitter feed, Trump tweeted recently a version of his “don’t mess with me” mantra, summing up his modus operandi very concisely: “I’m very proud of this record. Wouldn’t this be good to have for...