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  • 45 guys dressed up as 'Magnum P.I.' got booted out of the Tigers game

    09/20/2017 4:01:08 AM PDT · by DFG · 56 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 09/19/2017 | Mike Oz
    Forty-five guys dressed up as “Magnum P.I.” during a bachelor party Saturday night and went to the Detroit Tigers game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park. They wore Hawaiian shirts, Tigers caps and pressed-on mustaches. They even carried around a life-size cutout of Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, the lead character from his popular ’80s private-detective drama. Amazingly we haven’t even gotten to the oddest part of the story yet. The 45 Magnums were ejected from the game by stadium security, as the groom’s younger brother told the Detroit-adjacent News-Herald, because one of them was smoking and they...
  • 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!
  • 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).
  • Wait for it ... Nats clinch NL East title!

    09/10/2017 5:09:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 20 replies
    MLB.com ^ | September 10, 2017 | By Jamal Collier and Daniel Shiferaw
    WASHINGTON -- Stephen Strasburg brought the Nationals to the cusp of clinching the National League East on Sunday afternoon by tossing eight shutout innings in Washington's 3-2 victory over the Phillies at Nationals Park, and the Braves' win over the Marlins hours later pushed Washington into the postseason as the division winner. After the final out was made in Washington, some fans remained in their seats to watch the conclusion of the game in Atlanta on the scoreboard, waiting to see if a celebration was forthcoming. A few Nationals went to the dugout at times to watch, but the team...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Major League Baseball is implementing a league-wide fan conduct code next season

    08/23/2017 3:04:06 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 61 replies
    SBNation ^ | 08/22/2017 | Whitney McIntosh
    Major League Baseball is implementing a league-wide fan code of conduct starting in the 2018 season, ESPN’s Scott Lauber reports. “We are working with the clubs on security and fan conduct initiatives at all of our ballparks. We will be issuing a league-wide fan code of conduct for the 2018 season,” says MLB spokesman Michael Teevan of the decision. Although teams handle things themselves right now, sources say MLB is looking to make things even across the entire league with set standards and consequences for misbehaving at all parks. A major precipitating factor for baseball’s shift seems to be Adam...
  • Hank Aaron says he won't watch NFL because of how Colin Kaepernick was treated

    08/23/2017 11:13:10 AM PDT · by treetopsandroofs · 117 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 23, 2017 | Kathleen Joyce
    Baseball legend Hank Aaron said he won't watch any NFL games this season because of how the league treated former quarterback Colin Kaepernick after Kaepernick's national anthem protest last season drew widespread scrutiny.
  • Baseball card company drops Chief Wahoo for ‘Block C’ logo

    08/20/2017 9:33:38 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    Fox 8 News ^ | JULY 24, 2017 | DAVE NETHERS
    CLEVELAND- The Cleveland Indians' gradual evolution away from the familiar Chief Wahoo mascot appears to have made its way to the baseball card industry. Under pressure to separate itself from the age-old mascot by individuals who have made a public appeal claiming it to be offensive, the team now calls the 'Block C' its primary logo. But baseball card companies, including Topps, which is one of the largest, have included the logo along with players' images for years. This year, however, the card company appears not to be airbrushing the logo from the players photographs, but it seems to be...
  • ‘Haunted’ by past owner's history, Red Sox seek name change for Yawkey Way

    08/18/2017 12:26:27 PM PDT · by Puppage · 27 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/18/2017 | Michael Silverman
    The Red Sox have had enough. At a moment when racial tensions have escalated rapidly and the removal of Confederate statues acts as a flashpoint for violent and racially divisive protests, the Red Sox are ready to start taking down a symbol of their own racially tainted history.
  • Transgender Woman to Throw Ceremonial First Pitch at Cardinals 'Pride Night'

    08/18/2017 12:45:22 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 17, 2017
    At the first official "Pride Night" for the St. Louis Cardinals, the ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by transgender entertainer Tassandra Crush, reports multiple LBGTQ media outlets. It is believed to be the first time a transgender individual will throw a first pitch at a Major League Baseball game. The game is on Friday, August 25 at Busch Stadium, and special Pride Night themed Cardinals hats will be the team's promotional giveaway. Crush is Pride St. Louis' reigning Queen of Pride.
  • Hyde: Is Stanton the legit HR king if he hits 62? Even he wonders | Commentary

    08/18/2017 12:16:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 16, 2017 | Dave Hyde
    If I’m Giancarlo Stanton, I’d feel conflicted about the Steroid Era, too. I’d think Roger Maris’ 61 home runs in a season is the legitimate record, too. “Considering some things, I do,’’ he said Wednesday. If I’m Stanton, I’d note the only three players to hit more than 61 home runs – Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa – had more performance-enhancing drugs in them than an East German swim team. “But at the same time it doesn’t matter,’’ Stanton said. “The record is the record. But, personally, I do [think 61 is the record]... If PED users like...
  • Red Sox owner John Henry “haunted” by Tom Yawkey’s racist past, wants to rename Yawkey Way

    08/17/2017 4:53:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | Auigust 17, 2017 | Bill Baer
    The Boston Herald’s Michael Silverman reports that Red Sox owner John Henry is “haunted” by the racist past of previous owner Tom Yawkey and wants to rename Yawkey Way, the tw0-block street that runs from Brookline Avenue to Boylston Street.
  • Red Sox have fan throw out first pitch; disaster results (funny)

    08/16/2017 10:27:21 PM PDT · by Enchante · 38 replies
    Twitter video ^ | August 16, 2017 | Chad Amaral
    First pitch tonight at Fenway..missed his target, by just a little bit. #RedSox
  • Dodgers rally to 50 games over .500

    08/16/2017 12:12:08 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 32 replies
    Major League Baseball ^ | August 16, 2017 | Ryan Posner and Joshua Thornton
    LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers continued their historic 2017 run, using a five-run eighth inning to beat the White Sox, 6-1, on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, becoming the first team since the 2004 Cardinals to be 50 games over .500. The Dodgers, who have the best record in baseball at 84-34, reached 50 wins at home for the third straight season. They are on pace to win 117 games, one more than the Major League record shared by the 2001 Seattle Mariners and the 1906 Chicago Cubs.
  • Video: Tim Tebow leaves on-deck circle to greet autistic boy, then hits home run

    08/11/2017 4:52:56 AM PDT · by Third Person · 27 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 9th, 2017 | Martin Fennelly
    Tim Tebow and Seth Bosch had never met until July 29 at Charlotte Sports Park, where Tebow, playing minor-league baseball for the St. Lucie Mets, was going against the Charlotte Stone Crabs. Tebow and his team will be in Tampa and Clearwater for eight games beginning Thursday night. But back to that brief encounter on July 29, one that turned into something special, all of it captured on video by Seth's mother, Ileanna. Tebow, 29, was taking practice swings in the on-deck circle, waiting to hit in the top of the seventh inning. Seth, who was 9 at the time...
  • Tim Tebow helps St. Lucie Mets set season attendance record

    08/07/2017 10:17:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | 08/07/2017
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- It's official: Tebowmania is a hit for the St. Lucie Mets, and for the Florida State League. Bolstered significantly by Tim Tebow's presence on the roster, the Class A Mets affiliate in the FSL has already set a single-season home attendance record with about a month left to play. The team record was toppled on Friday night, when 3,399 fans pushed the attendance for the season to 108,057. Over the Mets' first 29 seasons, the record attendance mark was 105,379. St. Lucie is seeing nearly a 50 percent jump in average attendance per game...