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  • Orioles exec: Trump apology before first pitch

    02/24/2017 2:30:59 PM PST · by detective · 105 replies
    MSN News ^ | February 24, 2017
    A Baltimore Orioles executive says he'd prefer President Trump not throw out a first pitch at Camden Yards without first apologizing for statements that could be viewed as problematic "from a race, ethnicity, religious, gender, disability" standpoint.   John Angelos, son of owner Peter Angelos and the Orioles' executive vice president and chief operating officer, said on a Baltimore-based podcast that divisive rhetoric and actions during Trump's campaign and since his swearing-in require that the president re-double efforts to embrace all members of the community.
  • Melania Trump DAZZLES in a scarlet red dress at Florida rally

    02/19/2017 7:29:44 AM PST · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | 2/19/17 | Jyoti Rambhai
    The former model looked stunning as she accompanied her husband Donald Trump at the rally. Less than a month since he was sworn in as the US President, Donald Trump decided to hold a rally in Melbourne, Florida. Melania, who was pictured holding her husband’s hand as they walked through the crowd, glowed in the simple yet eye-catching scarlet red dress. .
  • Authentic as They Come – MAGA Supporter Gene Huber Interview on Judge Jeanine Show…

    02/19/2017 12:16:16 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 20 replies
    The Last Refuge (The Conservative Treehouse) ^ | February 18, 2017 | sundance
    It doesn’t get much more authentic than this… Smile on Mr. Huber, smile on!
  • Melania Trump Leads Melbourne Crowd in 'The Lord's Prayer' (Video)

    02/18/2017 8:02:49 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 71 replies
    NBC News ^ | 18 Feb 17 | Melania Trump
    Amazing. Can you imagine Michelle Obama doing this? http://www.nbcnews.com/video/melania-trump-leads-trump-crowd-in-lord-s-prayer-880348739815
  • Trump Quotes Thomas Jefferson Bashing Media at Florida Rally [VIDEO]

    02/18/2017 6:44:16 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    Politistick ^ | 02/18/2017 | Matthew K. Burke
    President Donald Trump addressed a huge crowd in Melbourne, Florida on Saturday, making the case that he is hardly the first president to attack the press, noting that several presidents before him also spoke of the press in less than favorable terms. advertisement - story continues below “Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln and many of our greatest presidents fought with the media and called them out often times on their lies,” President Trump told the crowd at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport. “When the media lies to people, I will never, ever let them get away with it. I will...
  • Went to the Trump Rally. Holly cow was that a great time

    02/18/2017 6:19:06 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 70 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 18 February 2017 | NAPSCOORDINATOR
    I had the best time today. I decided to take my family to the Trump Rally. It was so much fun. I left for the Rally around 2 o'clock and got there about 3:45. I parked in the Dollar General which I THOUGHT was close....Haha. Nope had to walk a mile to the end of the line. Once we were in line, it was so much fun being among patriots. It really brought home that we are going to be ok. We were immediately behind 3 Law School young guys from University of Florida and a young Lady who was...
  • Libs Flip At Melania For Opening Florida Rally With The Lord’s Prayer

    02/18/2017 5:12:09 PM PST · by blueyon · 144 replies
    MILO ^ | 2/18/17
    Moments ago, Melania Trump appeared before a crowd of rally-goers to introduce her husband, President Donald Trump. The First Lady began her speech by leading the audience in The Lord’s Prayer. This didn’t sit well with many Twitter users, who quickly began blasting Melania’s use of the prayer. @CNNPolitics separation of church and state. God should stay in the church not in government! — Manon Pilon Fry (@ManonPilonFry) February 18, 2017
  • Surprise! Trump hands the mic to supporter at Florida rally

    02/18/2017 5:09:00 PM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 2/18/17 | Ralph Ellis
    (CNN)In what appeared to be an improvised moment, President Donald Trump invited one of his supporters to join him on stage and take the microphone during a rally in Melbourne, Florida, on Saturday night. As the man climbed up, the President addressed security concerns by saying to the crowd, and perhaps to Secret Service agents, "I'm not worried about him. I'm only worried he's going to give me a kiss. I'm not worried about anything else."
  • 'I'm here because I want to be among the people': Trump continues his assault on 'fake' news with

    02/18/2017 4:15:17 PM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/18/17 | Kaileen Gaul
    full title.................'I'm here because I want to be among the people': Trump continues his assault on 'fake' news with campaign rally at Orlando-Melbourne Airport introduced by First Lady Melania........................President Trump stepped off Air Force One for a speech in Melbourne, Florida He was introduced by the First lady who opened the rally with the Lord's Prayer In an event that was extremely similiar to the 2016 rallies Trump spoke about bringing back jobs, increasing national security and how the press is untruthful He defended the controversial immigration ban and bashed the appellate court that struck it down Yesterday, he called...
  • Melania Trump Speech at President Donald Trump Rally in Melbourne, Florida (2/18/2017) (video)

    02/18/2017 4:05:31 PM PST · by JHL · 142 replies
    YouTube ^ | Melania Trump
    Link to YouTube video. First lady's speech starts at 3:40. https://youtu.be/dxIBnfgwj90
  • Epic line forms for Trump rally in Florida, reaches a mile outside the gate

    02/18/2017 3:26:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 18, 2017 | Sarah Lee
    According to Twitter uses on the scene, attendees waiting to hear President Donald Trump speak at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport hangar waited several hours to get in and the line reportedly stretched at least one mile past the gate. Other journalists tweeted out images of the crowd inside the hangar, which looked to be sizable and eager to hear Trump speak in what the White House has called a “campaign event.” Citizen journalists were also documenting the event as Air Force One arrived around 5:30 p.m....
  • LIVE THREAD: President Trump Rally in MELBOURNE, FL – 2/18/2017 @ 5 pm.

    02/18/2017 7:48:53 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 70 replies
    Pick up the ongoing LIVE thread of the Trump presidential Rally in Melbourne, FL at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport @ 5 pm.
  • President Trump to Hold Mega Rally in Melbourne, Florida This Saturday

    02/15/2017 1:05:57 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    GP ^ | 02/15/17 | Kristinn Taylor
    President Donald Trump will hold a large rally in Melbourne, Florida this Saturday, February 18 at 5 p.m. EST, according to Trump’s still active campaign website. The rally will be held at the same location as a campaign rally in on September 27, 2016, at the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport’s AeroMod Hangar 6 that held around 15,000 supporters in the hangar and on the tarmac. An estimated 12,000 supporters were reported turned away from the filled to capacity rally. Views of crowd from inside the media pen and from above.
  • WaPo Tries to Intimidate President Trump From Showing Off Air Force One at Melbourne, FL Rally

    02/17/2017 1:03:32 PM PST · by davikkm · 49 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Kristinn Taylor
    The Washington Post published an article Thursday night that tries to intimidate President Donald Trump from showing off Air Force One at his massive Melbourne, Florida, airport rally Saturday evening. Tickets to the rally are still available as of publication time of this article. Trump Force One at Melbourne, FL, campaign rally, September 27, 2016, photo by Kristinn Taylor. The Post article, White House: Air Force One will not be used as a ‘prop’ at political rally, was written by Jenna Johnson who quotes an unnamed alleged administration official as telling her Air Force One would not be used as...
  • Vanity - Trump Rally, Melbourne, Florida, 02/18/2017

    02/16/2017 5:11:45 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 6 replies
    Support out great POTUS!!! POTUS, Trump Rally, Melbourne, Florida, International Airport on Saturday, February 18, 2017.
  • [News Index] President Trump holds rally in Melbourne Florida

    02/19/2017 2:48:51 PM PST · by NonValueAdded · 3 replies
    19 Feb 2017 | NonValueAdded
    A list of the posts on FR related to President Trump's 18 Feb 2017 visit to Melbourne Florida. Trump protester signs along Presidential route outside AeroMod hangar Melania Trump Stuns Rally Crowd In Tight Alexander McQueen Red Dress, Takes On The Haters Melania Trump attacked for reciting 'The Lord's Prayer' at campaign rally Fact-checking President Trump’s rally in Florida {hurl alert} Melania Trump DAZZLES in a scarlet red dress at Florida rallyTRUMP Does The UNTHINKABLE! Secret Service Goes CRAZY! Asks Man To Say A Few Words To Crowd! Authentic as They Come – MAGA Supporter Gene Huber Interview on Judge...
  • Little Caesars creator and Detroit Red Wings and Tigers owner dies aged 87...

    02/11/2017 12:01:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 11, 2017 | Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Little Caesars creator and Detroit Red Wings and Tigers owner dies aged 87 after amassing a fortune worth $6BILLION Billionaire businessman Mike Ilitch, who founded the Little Caesars pizza empire before buying the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, and won praise for keeping the professional sports teams in the city as others relocated to new suburban stadiums, has died. He was 87. His family released a statement saying Ilitch died on Friday at a local hospital. They called him a visionary who set the tone for his company and his family. 'He made such a positive...
  • MLB to test radical extra-inning rule change in Minors, WBC

    02/08/2017 7:13:31 PM PST · by SMGFan · 81 replies
    MSN Sportsnaut ^ | February 8, 2017
    Lower levels of professional baseball, as well as the upcoming World Baseball Classic, will have a radical rule change. When games reach extra innings, teams will begin their at-bats with a man already on second base. If it works well, the rule could eventually work its way to MLB.
  • Yordano Ventura Reportedly Dies In Car Crash At 25

    01/22/2017 9:00:17 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 51 replies
    The Spun.com ^ | 01/22/2017 | Pilgrim's Progress
    The Kansas City Royals’ star pitcher reportedly died in a car crash today. Yordano Ventura, a 25-year-old starting pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, reportedly died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic today. Cristian Moreno, a bilingual sports journalist for ESPN, confirmed the news on Twitter. He says the Dominican police force confirmed the accident and tragic death.
  • USA Today writer: Curt Schilling’s politics are keeping him out of the Hall of Fame

    01/19/2017 10:57:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/17 | Dan Calabrese
    No kidding. Very happy news for me yesterday: Detroit Tiger Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez was voted into the Hall of Fame. (What? He played for some other teams as well? I don’t care.) Magglio Ordonez deserved better than his one-year-and-out fate. Carlos Guillen deserved better than zero votes. You may disagree, and you might even care about players who never played for the Tigers, although I can’t imagine why. But that’s one of the things the Hall of Fame elections are for - debate among fans.
  • 5 Baseball Players That Weren’t Deserving of the MLB Hall of Fame

    01/08/2017 1:40:03 PM PST · by EveningStar · 97 replies
    The Cheat Sheet ^ | January 8, 2017 | Ryan Davis
    The Major League Baseball Hall of Fame was created all the way back in 1936 and has 312 members that have been enshrined over the years. The process, which involves sports writers and even former players voting and requires a player to receive 75% to be inducted, is far from perfect. Sure, you have plenty of players that are deserving that make it into the Hall of Fame without problem. But sometimes, deserving players are left out for long periods—such as third baseman Ron Santo, who finally was selected following his death in 2011—and other times undeserving players are chosen....
  • New MLB hazing rules ban dressing as women, offensive costumes

    12/12/2016 8:31:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 12, 2016
    NEW YORK -- That baseball hazing ritual of dressing up rookies as Wonder Woman, Hooters Girls and Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders is now banned. Major League Baseball created an Anti-Hazing and Anti-Bullying Policy that covers the practice. As part of the sport's new labor deal, set to be ratified by both sides on Tuesday, the players' union agreed not to contest it. The policy, obtained by The Associated Press, prohibits "requiring, coercing or encouraging" players from "dressing up as women or wearing costumes that may be offensive to individuals based on their race, sex, nationality, age, sexual orientation, gender identify or...
  • MLB All-Star Game no longer will decide home-field advantage

    12/01/2016 5:59:14 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 83 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1 December 2016 | AP
    A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press the league that wins baseball’s All-Star Game no longer will get home-field advantage in the World Series. Instead, that will be determined by which pennant winner had the better regular season record.
  • Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts to be Trump's deputy commerce secretary

    11/30/2016 6:38:14 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Nov 30, 2016
    Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts to be Trump's deputy commerce secretary Wednesday, November 30, 2016 CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs' co-owner Todd Ricketts has been chosen to serve the Trump Administration as deputy Commerce Secretary under billionaire Wilbur Ross. Wednesday morning, news leaked that after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at his New York offices last week, the 2016 World Champions' Ricketts was open to the opportunity to serve the incoming commander-in-chief.
  • Ralph Branca, pitcher who gave up historic home run, dies at 90

    11/23/2016 8:09:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 23, 2016 | Paul Duggan
    If not for one unforgettable fastball, hurled Oct. 3, 1951, pitcher Ralph Branca of the Brooklyn Dodgers might have faded from baseball memory. In a dozen big-league seasons, he won 88 games and lost 68, a workmanlike record, a ticket to obscurity. But for an autumn afternoon long ago. Facing the New York Giants with a 4-2 lead and the National League championship at stake, he threw a high fastball in the ninth inning to the Giants’ Bobby Thomson, a dangerous hitter.
  • Hillary Clinton on Cubs World Series Victory: ‘I’ve Been a Fan All My Life’

    11/04/2016 6:00:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 3, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Hillary Clinton celebrated the Chicago Cubs victory in the World Series last night, telling voters in North Carolina that she had been a fan of the team her whole life. “I was a little anxious during my speech because the Cubs were playing in the world series,” she said. “I have been a fan all my life, started watching baseball with my dad, went to Wrigley Field.”
  • Bill Murray gives Indiana woman, Cubs fan World Series ticket

    11/03/2016 6:40:07 AM PDT · by Scythian_Reborn · 72 replies
    Karen Michel, a fan from Whiting, told MLB.com she was hoping that there might somehow be an extra ticket available at the Progressive Field box office. After being told the game was sold out, she spotted Murray walking by and decided to follow him. "He turns around and says, 'Here, here's a ticket,'" Michel told MLB.com. "And he kind of shuttled me into the door. I thought it was just a ticket to get in. But it was a ticket to sit right here." You can see her here next to Bill Murray. She got to sit in a $15,000...
  • Sports results can affect election results (Good for Trump that Cleveland lost)

    11/02/2016 10:03:31 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 30 replies
    Discover Magazine ^ | 7-6-10 | Ed Young
    Anyone currently following the World Cup, Wimbledon, or any of the many sporting events around the world will know the emotional highs and lows that they can produce. But these events wield even more power than we think. According to Andrew Healy­ from Loyola Marymount University, sports results can even swing the outcome of an election.
  • Jose Fernandez Found With Cocaine, Alcohol In System At Death (Miami Marlins pitcher)

    10/29/2016 2:20:44 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 56 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 10/29/2016 | James Amalino
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Toxicology reports released Saturday in the death of Jose Fernandez have revealed that the star pitcher used drugs and alcohol just before crashing his boat off Miami Beach. Fernandez and two friends, Emilio Macias, 27, and Eduardo Rivero, 25, died last month. Reports show Fernandez’s blood alcohol was at 0.147, nearly twice the legal limit, and he had cocaine and other substances in his system at the time of his death. Both Macias and Rivero were found to be under the legal limit for alcohol. Though, Rivero’s blood showed cocaine and other substances, as well. Macias was...
  • VIDEO: Hillary happy Chicago Cubs are in the ‘Super Bowl’

    10/27/2016 3:27:46 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 51 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 10/27/2016 | Kyle Olson
    Hillary Clinton’s Pander Express pulled into “The Breakfast Club” today and she attempted to explain her support for the New York Yankees — but also for the Chicago Cubs. After one of the hosts showed her his t-shirt featuring a photo of Clinton in a Yankees hat, he said, “I heard you were a Cubs fan,” about halfway through the interview. “I am,” she responded, “that’s my National League team.” “Y’all in the Super Bowl, I mean the World Series,” he said. “Yeah, we’re in the Super Bowl,” Clinton said, before the other hosts jumped in to correct her. “World...
  • Is the NFL's Loss MLB's Gain?

    10/27/2016 6:35:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 27, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is from America's Newsroom this morning on Fox. They had a sports reporter there by the name of Jared Max. He was talking about the World Series. Question: "The series has gotten an enormous amount of hype as being historic and exciting for the entire Midwest and the rest of the country. How do you think it's looking for so far on that measure," Jared? MAX: We're talking so much every week about numbers down to the NFL. You know, several years ago people said, "America's pastime? No, the NFL rules the league." Well, NFL ratings are down...
  • Why a World Series win for the Cubs is terrible for America

    10/26/2016 12:50:53 PM PDT · by newgeezer · 61 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | October 25, 2016 | Robert Eno
    As a 43-year-old lifelong Red Sox fan, I understand heartbreak. I know exactly what it’s like to be a Cubs fan as they hurtle toward another potential devastating post-season loss. That’s why I should be excited and rooting right along with Cubs Nation as they set their sights on their first World Series title since 1908. But I just can’t get into it. Why? Because their owner, the Ricketts family, has done more to kill constitutional conservative campaigns this election cycle than just about any group in America. Who are the Ricketts and how are they protecting Big Government RINOs...
  • Rob Manfred will meet with Indians about 'Chief Wahoo' logo this offseason

    10/26/2016 12:12:09 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 26, 2016 | Pete Blackburn
    Prior to Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred went on ESPN's Mike & Mike, where he was asked to give his stance on the Cleveland Indians' controversial "Chief Wahoo" logo. The logo, which has been worn in every game throughout the playoffs, has been widely criticized for being insensitive and offensive for its characterization of Native Americans. The team also uses a retro, block-lettered 'C' as a hat logo, but players voted to play with the Chief Wahoo cap in all postseason games. Though the players appear to prefer it, the future of the logo may be...
  • Mets Arizona Fall League Update: Week 2 [Tebow]

    10/25/2016 4:21:40 AM PDT · by jjotto · 19 replies
    Amazin' Avenue ^ | Oct 24, 2016 | Steve Sypa
    ...It took a few games, but the inevitable happened: Tim Tebow recorded a hit... ...All in all, Tebow has been very aggressive at the plate. Most of his at-bats have been two- or three-pitch affairs, with only a handful going on for any more length. His eye at the plate is coming along, and he hasn’t really swung at too many pitches that were clearly balls, but his baseball skills are still at a point where when he does get pitches to hit, he has trouble squaring up on them, rolling over more than one fastball right down Broadway. He...
  • Why all kids should see Anthony Rizzo apologize to MLB umpire

    10/22/2016 8:52:13 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 22 replies
    chicagonow.com ^ | 10/20/16 | Shannon Younger
    Even if you aren't a baseball fan, Chicago Cubs' first baseman Anthony Rizzo's apology to an umpire last night is worth paying attention to and sharing with your tweens and teens. The Cubs are battling the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, and the winner heads to the World Series. In last night's game, Rizzo apologized to home plate umpire Angel Hernandez when he came up to bat in the seventh inning. Rizzo had disagreed with him on a prior call. (You can click on the link pic link in the post to see the full video....
  • Cleveland Indians advance to World Series! (Vanity)

    10/19/2016 3:47:51 PM PDT · by mmichaels1970 · 94 replies
    Me | 10/19/2016 | Me
    Indians defeat the Blue Jays 3-0 to take ALCS four games to one.
  • Court Hearing on Potential Ontario Ban of Indians Name, Logo

    10/17/2016 8:52:00 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 42 replies
    A Toronto court will hear arguments Monday on an attempt to bar the Cleveland Indians from using their team name and "Chief Wahoo" logo in Ontario. The legal challenge by indigenous activist Douglas Cardinal comes on the same day the team plays the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series in Toronto. The long-standing logo, which appears on some team caps and jerseys, depicts a grinning, red-faced cartoon with a feather headband. Cardinal's lawyers will ask the court Monday to bar the usage of the name and logo by the team, Major League Baseball and...
  • MLB: The 5 Greatest Shortstops to Ever Play the Game

    10/14/2016 4:13:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 96 replies
    The Cheat Sheet ^ | October 14, 2016 | Michael Laurila
    While he’s no longer rocking pinstripes on a regular basis, it’s hard to think about the New York Yankees and not turn your attention to the great Derek Jeter. Even after his retirement from Major League Baseball in 2014, the captain of all captains continues to remain a permanent fixture in the city with which he spent his entire career. And really, that shouldn’t be a surprise. That’s usually what happens when you’re an all-time great shortstop. Throughout his incredible career, Jeter showed himself to be one of the greatest shortstops to ever step on a diamond. While there have...
  • Here come the Giants, exactly the team the Cubs probably didn’t want to see in the NLDS

    10/06/2016 5:08:31 PM PDT · by Mariner · 80 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | October 6th, 2016 | by Tim Kawakami
    So Conor Gillaspie in 2016 is Marco Scutaro from 2012 or Travis Ishikawa from 2014 or Cody Ross from 2010, at least for one enormous Wild-Card game and that means it could go on and on again… And Madison Bumgarner in 2016 is… Madison Bumgarner, the perpetual postseason legend. That’s a two-paragraph summary of the Giants’ scintillating 3-0 Wild-Card victory over the Mets tonight, and yes, obviously, the patterns and connections from the previous three Giants postseason trips are impossible to ignore. You know who probably understands this better than anybody? That’d be the Cubs, who now face the Giants...
  • Madison Bumgarner and One Big Blast Leave the Mets Blanked and Blue

    10/06/2016 9:28:04 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 89 replies
    NYT ^ | 5 October 2016 | JAMES WAGNER
    The Mets pulled themselves back from the ledge of defeat many times: With Curtis Granderson’s wall-slamming catch in the sixth inning, with Syndergaard’s guile in a seventh-inning jam, and with Reed’s escape in the eighth. But Bumgarner would not be overcome. Bumgarner fired a complete-game shutout on 119 pitches. The Mets never got a runner to third base. As the taut game stretched on, it was clear the Mets were in trouble when Familia began to struggle. He blew three saves in the World Series last season, but his pitching was a reason the Mets had made it this far...
  • Jim’s Fearless 2016 MLB Playoff Predictions

    10/04/2016 11:53:19 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 111 replies
    ALWild Card (TBS): Toronto over the Orioles NL Wild Card (ESPN): San Francisco over the Mets ALDS (TBS): Toronto over Texas ALDS (TBS): Boston over Cleveland NLDS (FS1): Washington over the Dodgers NLDS (FS1): Cubbies over San Francisco (go Giants!) ALCS (TBS): Boston over Toronto NLCS (Fox/FS1): Cubbies over Washington World Series (Fox): Cubbies over Boston Note: look for the whole spreadsheet and stats to be up soon on my new website under construction https://sonsofconstitutionalliberty.com/
  • VIDEO: What Tim Tebow did with the first pitch he saw as a professional baseball player

    09/29/2016 8:33:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/29/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Gone... Call this mainly a feel-good video to start your day with - a gift from us to you before we return to whatever nonsense Hillary and her media megaphones are trying to shove down our throats today. When the New York Mets signed Tim Tebow to a minor league contract a few weeks ago, the signing was widely derided as a silly publicity stunt - particularly by one especially contemptible sportswriter known to our readership as a vindictive obsessive stalker cockroach. But that’s what Raid is for.
  • [2013] MLB star Jose Fernandez reunited with grandmother for first time since defecting from Cuba

    09/25/2016 4:19:07 PM PDT · by ETL · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 14, 2013
    Jose Fernandez -the NL Rookie of the Year in 2013 - came to the United States by boat as a 15-year-old Cuban refugee in 2008. Along the way, he rescued his mother, who had fallen overboard. However, his beloved grandmother, who Fernandez calls a “baseball freak,” was left behind.“She’s the love of my life... my everything,” Fernandez said. The day before winning the Rookie of the Year Award, a shocked Fernandez was reunited with his grandmother in Florida with help from Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria.
  • 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>
  • Jose Fernandez, pitcher, Miami Marlins, killed in boating accident per ESPN

    09/25/2016 6:18:21 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 119 replies
    ESPN | 9/25/2016 | Me
    Linda Cohen ESPN just announced on TV. Other reports on SB Nation. Terrible news- terrific young pitcher.
  • Mariners' Steve Clevenger is suspended for the rest of the season after controversial tweets

    09/23/2016 11:17:36 AM PDT · by Kazan · 76 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/23/2016 | Chuck Schilken
    attle catcher Steve Clevenger was suspended without pay for the remainder of the season by the Mariners on Friday, a day after he apologized for a pair of controversial tweets he posted on the violent protests in Charlotte, N.C., and the Black Lives Matter movement. One of those tweets stated that the people protesting a police shooting of a black man “should be locked behind bars like animals.” His apology came several hours after Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto issued a statement of their own, saying he was “very disappointed at the tweets” and the team is “currently examining all...
  • Mariners player under fire for tweets on Black Lives Matter, police shootings (double standard)

    09/23/2016 9:47:37 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 28 replies
    Seattle Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger tweeted some disparaging remarks Thursday about Black Lives Matter protesters and the controversy over police shootings. “Black people beating whites when a thug got shot holding a gun by a black officer haha (expletive) cracks me up! Keep kneeling for the Anthem!” one read. “BLM is pathetic once again! Obama you are pathetic once again! Everyone involved should be locked behind bars like animals!” another one of his tweets read. Clevenger had since deleted the tweets and changed his Twitter account to protected mode, according to the Seattle Times. The Mariners organization released a statement...
  • Ricketts family to spend $1M to back Trump's presidential bid, adviser says

    09/20/2016 10:49:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Chicago Tribune | September 20, 2016 | Zachary R. Mider, Bloomberg
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-ricketts-family-donald-trump-20160920-story.html
  • Orioles' Adam Jones: MLB short on anthem protests because it's a 'white man's sport'

    09/12/2016 6:06:00 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 72 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 12, 2016 | ESPN News Services
    With racial issues in the United States coming to the forefront in the sports world, Major League Baseball players generally have been absent from the growing chorus of athletes who have publicly spoken out about problems they may see in the United States, and Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones thinks he knows why. "Baseball is a white man's sport," the Orioles star told USA Today. "We already have two strikes against us already,'' Jones told the newspaper, "so you might as well not kick yourself out of the game. In football, you can't kick them out. You need those players....
  • Adam Jones on why no MLB player is protesting like Colin Kaepernick: 'Baseball is a white man’s

    09/12/2016 12:00:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 67 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/12/16 | Chuck Schilken
    Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones thinks he knows why no Major League Baseball player has publicly refused to stand during the national anthem like San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others around the world of sports. "Baseball is a white man’s sport," Jones told USA Today. In the NFL, 68% of the players are African American; that compares with just 8% in the MLB. On opening day this spring, just 69 African American players were on teams’ rosters or disabled lists. "We already have two strikes against us already, so you might as well not kick yourself out of...