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  • A’s Mark Canha speaks out on social injustice

    09/25/2017 5:45:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 25, 2017 | John Shea
    A’s outfielder Mark Canha grew up in San Jose and attended Bellarmine High School and Cal. Saturday night, he put his left hand on the right shoulder of teammate Bruce Maxwell, who was the first big-league baseball player to take a knee during the national anthem. Maxwell, who grew up in a military family, cited his experiences with racism in Huntsville, Ala., where President Trump said this week NFL players should be fired for kneeling during the anthem. The A’s catcher took a knee again before Sunday’s game, again with his hand on his heart, again with Canha at his...
  • Phillies players say Spanish translator is clutch for team

    09/25/2017 6:08:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    The (Allentown) Morning Call ^ | Sept. 23, 2017 | STEPHEN GROSS
    Baseball's popularity in Latin America has swelled the number of Spanish-speaking players to nearly 30 percent, MLB statistics show. That's a far cry from the post-World War II era when only 1 percent of players primarily spoke Spanish, according to the Society for American Baseball Research. By the late 1990s, the language barrier had become such a problem that MLB started offering classes in English as a second language in 1997, with the teams' covering the costs. Those classes are ongoing.
  • Oakland A's catcher Bruce Maxwell becomes first MLB player to kneel for national anthem

    09/23/2017 7:05:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 23, 2017 | Brooke Seipel
    Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem Saturday, after President Trump criticized athletes for the form of protest. Photos from the game show Maxwell kneeling with his hand on his heart and facing the American flag during the national anthem. Teammate Mark Canh was seen placing his hand on Maxwell's shoulder. Maxwell is the son of a U.S. soldier and was born on a military base in Germany. His decision to kneel follows comments from Trump during a Friday rally in Alabama in which he called on NFL owners...
  • Will leftists go after Major League Baseball with the national anthem now?

    09/23/2017 10:03:29 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 50 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | September 23, 2017 | Guava Cheese Puff
    Will the left now attack Major League Baseball players for not kneeling during the American national anthem? They already say that baseball is a "white sport". It's a "white man's game". What will happen now?
  • Arguable: In defense of Chief Wahoo

    09/23/2017 7:33:38 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/18/17 | Jeff Jacoby
    There are racist emblems. Chief Wahoo isn’t one of them. “Everything about the Indians is awesome except their very racist logo,” proclaimed a USA Today headline last Monday. Cleveland’s baseball team was at that point 18 victories into an amazing winning streak that would stretch to 22 — an American League record, and the longest winning streak in major league baseball in more than a century. But baseball writer Ted Berg devoted only a few sentences to the Indians’ brilliant performance before moving to his main subject: “the extremely racist logo they insist on wearing on their caps.” On any...
  • Baseball star Syndergaard: Hurricanes ‘global warming karma’ for Trump pulling out of Paris deal

    09/19/2017 6:29:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 19, 2017
    All-Star pitcher Noah Syndergaard is criticizing President Trump for pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord, suggesting the series of damaging hurricanes slamming the U.S. may be “karma.” “U.S. pulls out of Paris Climate Accord. Then hit by 4 Hurricanes in 6 weeks. Global Warming Karma?” Syndgaard tweeted late Monday night. He added a hashtag calling himself a Texan Republican. Syndergaard, a New York Mets star, grew up in suburban Dallas.
  • Hoskins continues torrid pace with 18th HR

    09/14/2017 7:30:36 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    Philadelphia Phillies ^ | September 14, 2017 | Todd Zolecki
    PHILADELPHIA -- Rhys Hoskins mixed it up Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park. He crushed his 18th home run of the season in the second inning against Marlins right-hander Vance Worley, but this one sailed into the stands in right-center field. It is the first opposite-field homer of his career. Hoskins is the fastest player on record to hit 18 homers, needing only 34 games to reach the mark. Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez had been the previous fastest, hitting his 18th and 19th homers in his 45th career game. Hoskins crushed an 0-2 fastball from Worley. The ball left his...
  • New contract ties David Ortiz to Red Sox in variety of roles

    09/14/2017 9:51:16 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 14, 2017 | Enrique Rojas
    David Ortiz is back with the Boston Red Sox. The Dominican slugger signed a contract tying his future with the organization in perpetuity. "Forever" was the word used by the team in a press release sent Wednesday announcing the new terms of their relationship. Ortiz will serve as a mentor of current players, will be active on free-agency recruiting efforts, will perform a series of special appearances for the team and will work on business venture development for Fenway Sports Management and its partners.
  • Fans removed from Fenway Park after lowering 'Racism is as American as baseball' sign

    09/14/2017 9:49:30 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 35 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 13, 2017 | ESPN news services
    BOSTON -- Four fans seated above the Green Monster at Fenway Park dropped down a sign that read "Racism is as American as baseball" during the fourth inning of the Red Sox's game against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. The sign was draped over the top middle section of the Green Monster and had a black background with white letters.
  • Fenway Park Security Confiscate 'Racism Is as American as Baseball' Fan Banner

    09/13/2017 6:35:50 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 43 replies
    bleacher report ^ | 9-13-17 | adam wells
    Fans were removed from Fenway Park during Wednesday's game between the Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox after a banner with the caption "Racism is as American as baseball" was hung from the Green Monster. Comcast SportsNet New England's Evan Drellich provided an image of the banner being displayed: https://twitter.com/EvanDrellich/status/908123806723604480 Marly Rivera, third base umpire Joe West and Boston police officials worked in conjunction with Fenway Park security to remove the fans holding the sign from the stadium. The fans unraveled the sign and displayed it on the Green Monster in left field after the top of the fourth inning....
  • WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWIndians!!!!Do it again New American League record 21 Wins in a ROW

    09/13/2017 12:13:29 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 52 replies
    Sweeping another series. The Indians are now holders of the American League Record of 21 Wins in a Row!
  • WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWINDIANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TIED The American League record!

    09/12/2017 6:55:34 PM PDT · by Jim from C-Town · 46 replies
    20 Straight Wins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Eight facts about the Dodgers’ astonishing 10-game losing streak

    09/11/2017 8:13:50 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    SB Nation ^ | September 10, 2017 | Eric Stephen
    The team with the best record in baseball owns the longest MLB losing streak of 2017. The Los Angeles Dodgers lost another game on Sunday, falling 8-1 to the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium, continuing a perplexing free fall for the National League West leaders. The Dodgers have now lost 10 straight games, the longest streak in MLB in 2017. Here are some relevant facts and records about the club’s recent, elongated skid.
  • Judge hits pair; second rookie with 40 HRs

    09/10/2017 5:17:20 PM PDT · by TBP · 21 replies
    MLB.com ^ | September 10, 2017 | Sam Butler
    Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge hit his 40th home run of the year Sunday in the fourth inning of the Rangers' Nick Martinez, joining Mark McGwire (1987) as the second player in the history of Major League Baseball to record 40-plus homers as a rookie. In the Yanks' 16-7 victory at Globe Life Park, Judge also became just the fourth Yankee to hit 40 homers in a season in his age-25 season or younger, joining Halll of Famers Mickey Mantle (1956), Joe DiMaggio (1937), Lou Gehrig (1927) and Babe Ruth (1920).
  • Indians' 15th straight win means Cleveland biz must pay $1.7M back to customers

    09/08/2017 6:33:20 PM PDT · by Enchante · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 8, 2017 | Mike Oz
    Indians' 15th straight win means Cleveland biz must pay $1.7M back to customers Big League Stew Mike Oz,Big League Stew 20 hours ago Reactions Like Reblog on Tumblr Share Tweet Email 9/7/17 MLB.com FastCast Scroll back up to restore default view. It was one of those classic sales gimmicks. Universal Windows Direct, a Cleveland company that does windows, doors, roofs and siding, ran a promotion in July saying it would refund any purchases made that month if the Cleveland Indians won 15 straight games before the end of the season. It was the company’s 15th year in business, so 15...
  • Gene ‘Stick’ Michael, architect of Yankees dynasty, dead at 79

    09/07/2017 8:20:02 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 17 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 09/07/2017 | Post Sports Desk
    Gene “Stick” Michael, a beloved Yankees figure who helped build the late-90s dynasty, has died from a heart attack. He was 79. Michael was the Yankees manager in 1981-82 and the GM from 1991-95, when he drafted Derek Jeter and guided the organization during George Steinbrenner’s suspension. Michael was the true architect of the teams that would win four World Series in five years from 1996-2000. Beyond Jeter, he drafted or signed the entire Core Four: Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada. After his run as GM, Michael stuck with the organization, serving as the vice-president of major league...
  • Yawkey T stop could be renamed if street changes (Boston)

    09/06/2017 8:11:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Sept. 6, 2017 | Matt Stout
    The state Department of Transportation will “follow the lead” of the city and rename the Yawkey commuter rail station — as some lawmakers have advocated — if Boston officials ultimately rebrand nearby Yawkey Way, a MassDOT spokeswoman said. State transportation officials say they aren’t “actively exploring or considering” renaming Yawkey Station amid a debate over its controversial namesake, former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey.
  • Red Sox Stole Signs Electronically From Yankees, Other Teams

    09/05/2017 4:45:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    espn ^ | 9/5
    Commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed Tuesday that the Boston Red Sox used electronic communication from the dugout to steal opponents' signs and relay them to Boston players during games. Baseball's investigation of the Red Sox is ongoing, Manfred said from Fenway Park ahead of Boston's game against Toronto, but he expects it will be completed before the end of the regular season. News of the investigation was first reported by the New York Times. The Red Sox were accused of stealing signs electronically against the Yankees at Fenway Park. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images Major League Baseball does not have a policy against...
  • The bloody moment New York Mets slugger breaks his own nose by hitting a foul ball into his face...

    09/03/2017 10:57:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Sept, 2, 2017 | Jessica Finn For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: The bloody moment New York Mets slugger breaks his own nose by hitting a foul ball into his face in freak accident Mets infielder Wilmer Flores was forced to leave Saturday night's game against the Houston Astros after he managed to hit a foul ball directly into his nose. Flores was up against Astros starter Brad Peacock in the fourth inning when he fouled off the pitch directly into his face during the game in Houston. Blood gushed from his nose immediately after the ball made contact.
  • Tim Tebow will return to the Mets in 2018, though a September call-up is uncertain

    09/01/2017 4:45:02 AM PDT · by jjotto · 16 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | Aug 31, 2017 | Mike Axisa
    Tebow said there have been 'a lot of learning moments' in his first season as a baseball player Early next week, the 2017 minor-league regular season will come to an end, which means Tim Tebow's first year as a full-time baseball player with the Mets is nearly complete. Tebow, who turned 30 in August, is currently hitting .222/.306/.344 with 23 doubles and eight home runs in 123 games split between two Class A levels. Considering he hadn't play baseball regularly since high school a decade ago, that is pretty impressive. What's next for Tebow now that his season is nearly...