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  • Tim Tebow belts a triple in 3-hit game: Is a promotion next?

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

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

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

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

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

    04/09/2017 6:20:50 PM PDT · by kevcol · 83 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 9, 2017 | Jay Maxson
    Tim Tebow’s home run in his first professional baseball at-bat was an electric moment for many sports fans and media. Not for Shannon Sharpe though. The co-host of The Undisputed on Fox Sports 1 complained Friday that Tebow shouldn’t even be allowed to play baseball. “We’ve got to stop this,” Sharpe demanded. “Here’s a guy who is going to try every sport until he finds something he’s good at. How about he’s not good at anything.”
  • Bob Cerv, Kansas City’s home-run champ, dies at age 91

    04/08/2017 8:55:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | April 7, 2017 | Pete Grathoff
    Bob Cerv, who holds the single-season record for home runs by a Major League Baseball player in Kansas City history, died Thursday in Blair, Neb. He was 91. Cerv, who served during World War II, was friends with former President Harry Truman, played basketball and baseball at Nebraska and, as a member of the Yankees, roomed with Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle as they dueled for the home-run title in 1961... In six seasons with the Yankees, Cerv was mostly a part-time outfielder/pinch hitter, but he played in two World Series (1955 and 1956), and the Yankees won the 1956...
  • Shohei Ohtani—Japan's Babe Ruth—is about to change the face of baseball

    04/07/2017 1:07:28 PM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    SI ^ | April 6, 2017 | Jon Wertheim
    It is an early March afternoon, hours before a Japan League exhibition game, and Shohei Ohtani can't find a catcher. So he takes a cart of balls to the outfield, paces off 60 feet and begins throwing into the padded wall. It is baseball’s equivalent of an omakase menu: Ohtani grips baseballs with his right hand, goes into his windup and torques his 6' 4", 215-pound frame, much of it muscle. Extending his right arm, he manipulates the balls through the air in precise flight paths that seemingly defy the laws of physics. Mostly, though, he sends them whistling through the...
  • Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Headline Potential Marlins Bidding Groups

    04/05/2017 9:52:37 PM PDT · by TBP · 8 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | April 5, 2017 at 5:34pm CDT | Jeff Todd
    Yankees legend Derek Jeter and former Florida governor Jeb Bush are both working to put together bidding groups to make a run at buying the Marlins, according to a report from Charlie Gasparino and Brian Schwartz of FOX Business. There is at least one other rival bidding group, per the report. Jeter has already launched the popular Player’s Tribune website since hanging up his spikes, but could now seemingly embark upon another major business undertaking in advance of his likely Hall-of-Fame enshrinement in 2019. The former shortstop is said to be working with an investment banker who was previously affiliated...
  • Roy Sievers, Slugging Washington Senator in the ’50s, Dies at 90

    04/05/2017 4:09:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 4, 2017 | Richard Goldstein
    Roy Sievers, who won the American League’s first Rookie of the Year Award playing for the 1949 St. Louis Browns and became one of baseball’s leading power hitters of the 1950s with the original Washington Senators, died on Monday at his home in Spanish Lake, Mo. He was 90... Playing in the outfield and at first base for 17 major league seasons, Sievers hit 318 home runs. His best season came in 1957, when he had a league-leading 42 homers and 114 runs batted in while hitting .301 for the last-place Senators. The right-handed-batting Sievers also hit home runs in...
  • Stephen Piscotty had the worst trip around the bases ever

    04/05/2017 6:02:01 AM PDT · by Enchante · 30 replies
    NBC ^ | April 4, 2017 | Bill Baer
    On Tuesday night against the Cubs, Piscotty endured the worst trip around the base paths probably ever. It started with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, when Piscotty was hit on the right elbow by a Jake Arrieta pitch.
  • Calling Good People "Racist" Isn't New: the Case of Ty Cobb (Video)

    04/03/2017 9:20:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Prager University ^ | 4-3-2017 | Charles Leerhsen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzbJn2UAoIs He was Major League Baseball's first superstar. The first man ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. And he still has the game's highest career batting average – .366 – almost 90 years after he retired. His name is Ty Cobb. Yet, despite his historic achievements, he is often remembered for being the worst racist and the dirtiest player ever to take the field. If you know baseball, you've heard the stories: Ty Cobb would pistol-whip black men he passed on the street. He once stabbed to death a black waiter in Cleveland just because the young man...
  • Opening Day arrives right when we need it the most

    04/02/2017 10:22:24 PM PDT · by TBP · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 2, 2017 | Mike Vaccaro
    We need this. Need it? Around New York, when it became apparent the chill wasn’t going to abandon our bones one second earlier than required, we’ve been circling this date, pining for it, counting down toward it, from the moments last autumn when baseball expired, abandoning us at the most inopportune time. That was the most timeless thing Bart Giamatti was talking about all those years ago, after all, when he wrote about how baseball is built to break your heart. That’s the part that still reaches into your soul for a squeeze every year: “As soon as the chill...
  • President Trump declines to throw ceremonial first pitch.

    04/02/2017 7:11:19 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 67 replies
    AJC.com ^ | 3/29/17 | AJC Sports
    President Donald Trump has declined to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at the Washington Nationals’ opening day. The White House has passed on an invitation to take the mound at the Nationals’ season opener Monday against the Miami Marlins. The White House cited a scheduling conflict... Every president since Ronald Reagan has taken part in a ceremonial first pitch during his first year in office.
  • Baseball 2017 Opening Day

    04/02/2017 7:02:28 AM PDT · by Jolla · 26 replies
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  • Jung Ho Kang Not Granted Visa to Enter the United States (Pittsburgh Pirates Infielder)

    03/24/2017 9:52:44 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 24 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 3/24/2017 | Craig Calcaterra
    Pirates infielder Jung-Ho Kang has been denied a visa to enter the United States. The report just broke this morning and has yet to hit the English language press. Kang, who was just convicted of a third DUI in Korea, may have a DUI conviction in a third country, though that part is unconfirmed. It’s also unclear whether that, or the mere fact of his conviction in Korea, has held up his visa. Either way, Kang has yet to see a day of camp and will almost certainly not be ready to start the season for the Pirates, even if...
  • Victorious USA Baseball Skipper Leyland: ‘Just Trying to Make America Great Again’

    03/23/2017 9:50:12 AM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 03/23/2017 | Matt Philbin
    Could Jim Leyland be any different from Colin Kaepernick? Last night, Team USA dominated Puerto Rico 8-0 to win the World Baseball Championship for the first time. Leyland, 72, the Hall of Fame-bound manager and baseball lifer who came out of retirement to manage the U.S. team got emotional in a post-game interview.
  • American Beauty: USA dominates PR in final

    03/22/2017 11:19:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    World Baseball Classic ^ | March 23, 2017 | Doug Miller
    The stars of American baseball have finally earned their World Baseball Classic stripes. The United States got a brilliant pitching performance from starter and WBC 2017 MVP Marcus Stroman and enough offense from its All-Star-packed lineup of Major League luminaries to beat Puerto Rico, 8-0, in the championship game of the 2017 Classic on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. After three World Baseball Classics dating back to the inaugural tournament in 2006 in which Team USA never made it past the semifinals, the Americans won their first title in decisive style in front of a raucous, bipartisan crowd of 51,565...
  • US starts fast vs. Canada to book Round 2 ticket

    03/12/2017 8:42:51 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    MLB.com/World Baseball Classic ^ | March 12, 2017 | Matt Kelly
    Throw out all the tiebreaker scenarios. Team USA is moving on. The Americans' mission was clear after the Dominican Republic outlasted Colombia, 9-3, in extra innings: Win and get in to Round 2 of the World Baseball Classic. A focused Team USA squad did just that by defeating Team Canada, 8-0, on Sunday at Marlins Park in Miami to punch its ticket to the second round in San Diego. The victory left the Americans with a 2-1 record in Pool C, good enough to claim a Pool F matchup against the Pool D runner-up Wednesday at 9 pm. ET (6...
  • Israel Stuns Cuba 4-1 To Continue Miracle 'Cinderella Run' In World Baseball Classic (now 4-0)

    03/12/2017 6:28:23 PM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    Forwards.com ^ | March 12, 2017 | by JTA
    Israel’s national baseball team upset Cuba 4-1 in the World Baseball Classic, continuing its unlikely run in the tournament. After falling behind 1-0 in the second inning Sunday, Israel took control of the game, driving in four consecutive runs and holding the heavily favored Cuban team to just five hits. The game was the first of the second round and gave Israel a 4-0 record in the international tournament. Israel was the lowest-ranked team to qualify for the showcase tournament, coming in at 41st in the world. But last week in the first round, the team squeaked past third-ranked South...