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  • Ex-Yankees pitcher busted as alleged drug kingpin

    02/12/2018 8:54:43 AM PST · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 12, 2018 | 10:08am | y Post Sports Desk
    Journeyman starting pitcher Esteban Loaiza was arrested Friday in San Diego with over 20 kilograms of cocaine and/or heroin, according to police documents. Loaiza is being held in South Bay Detention Facility on $200,000 bail. His next court hearing is Wednesday. Loaiza spent 14 seasons in the major leagues, including a brief stint in 2004 with the Yankees. The 46-year-old Mexico native also pitched for the Pirates, Blue Jays, White Sox, Nationals, Athletics and Dodgers.
  • Former Dodgers slugger Wally Moon, whose 'Moon shots' helped team reach three World Series, dies ...

    02/11/2018 8:22:36 AM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 10, 2018 | Steve Marble
    Wally Moon, the wiry outfielder with the old-school crew cut who helped take the Dodgers to the World Series three times and became a crowd favorite for his towering “Moon shots,” has died. Moon, who became part of the Dodger’s lineup shortly after the team moved west from Brooklyn, died Friday in Bryan, Texas. He was 87.
  • Cleveland Indians To Stop Using Chief Wahoo Logo in 2019

    01/29/2018 10:03:27 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | January 29, 2018 | Scooby Axson
    Major League Baseball says the Cleveland Indians will stop using the Chief Wahoo logo on their uniforms starting in the 2019 season. The league says the logo, which features a smiling Native American, is not appropriate for field use. It has had discussions with the Indians in hopes that the franchise move away from the logo, which had been used in some capacity for the franchise since the 1947 season and was still prevalent on the team's baseball caps and on its uniforms. "Major League Baseball is committed to building a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the game,” MLB...
  • Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels donates his $9.75million Missouri mansion (TR)

    12/19/2017 6:13:04 AM PST · by DFG · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/19/2017 | Jessica Finn
    Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels wasn't able to move into his dream Missouri mansion- so he gave it to a children's charity just in time for Christmas. Hamels, 33, and his wife, Heidi, announced Monday they are donating their $9.75million mansion and 100 acres of land in southwest Missouri to a charity that provides camps for children with special needs and chronic illnesses and their siblings. The 32,000-square foot home will be donated to Camp Barnabas. 'Seeing the faces, hearing the laughter, reading the stories of the kids they serve; there is truly nothing like it,' Hamels said in a...
  • Creator of Chief Wahoo passes away at age 88

    12/15/2017 4:53:54 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 28 replies
    MEDINA, Ohio-- The man who created the original Chief Wahoo character for the Cleveland Indians passed away on Wednesday at Medina County hospice after a short illness. Walter Goldbach was 88 years old. Goldbach, a longtime resident of Hinkley, leaves behind five children. He worked as a sign painter in Northeast Ohio for many years and served in the United States Army during the Korea War. He was just a teenager when Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck came to his family's graphics business and requested a character drawing to represent the team. The logo was the grandfather to today's Chief...
  • Former MLB outfielder to teach class on sports, social justice at University of Pennsylvania

    12/14/2017 6:41:36 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    Phillies/ ^ | December 14, 2017 | Paul Hagen
    Doug Glanville was the first-round Draft pick of the Cubs in 1991 and went on to have a nine-year Major League career that included stints with the Phillies, Rangers and Cubs. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an engineering degree. Since retiring, he's worked for ESPN and written for a variety of prestigious publications. Beginning next month, he'll be teaching a class on "Communication, Sports and Social Justice" at Penn's Annenberg School for Communication. Glanville, who is African-American, developed the concept for the course guided by his own experiences with racial profiling. Four years ago, he was shoveling...
  • MLB Hot Stove: Yankees and Marlins reportedly agree to Giancarlo Stanton trade

    12/09/2017 6:00:47 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 43 replies
    cBS Sports ^ | 9 December 2017 | Mike Axisa
    The Yankees and Marlins have reportedly agreed to a trade that will send Stanton to New York, according to Jon Heyman of Fanrag Sports. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and Joel Sherman of the New York Post have also confirmed the deal. Full details of the trade are unknown, though the Marlins are expected to receive Starlin Castro and prospects. Neither club has confirmed the deal.
  • Yankees Choose Aaron Boone to Be Their Next Manager

    12/01/2017 8:40:44 PM PST · by Impy · 18 replies
    NY Slmies ^ | 12-1-2017 | y TYLER KEPNER and DAVID WALDSTEIN
    Aaron Boone secured his place in Yankees lore with one of the most indelible home runs in franchise history. Now, at 44, he can build on that legacy as a rookie manager for the team. The Yankees chose Boone as their manager on Friday over five other candidates, according to a person with direct knowledge of the decision. The person was not authorized to discuss the move because the Yankees have not announced it. General Manager Brian Cashman, who traded for Boone down the stretch in 2003, recommended him as the manager to Hal Steinbrenner, the Yankees’ managing general partner....
  • NFL Viewership Down 20 Percent, Could Cost League $920 Million In Telecast Profits

    11/30/2017 9:17:32 AM PST · by Thalean · 90 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | Nov 5, 2017 | Editorial Staff
    Colin Kaepernick’s anti-anthem antics have hurt the NFL big-time—the league lost roughly a million regular-season viewers last year, compared to the 2013 and 2014 seasons. In total, this was about a 6 percent drop in viewership. But that’s nothing compared to this year’s carnage. In the wake of the latest round of player protests (and President Trump’s twitter assault), viewership is in free-fall. Forbes reports that this season’s television viewership is down by 3 million relative to the 2013 and 2014 seasons. And when accounting for the telecast’s average reach, and live ticket sales, the NFL’s viewership is down by...
  • Yankees president Randy Levine rips Donald Trump's tax plan

    11/28/2017 5:32:28 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | November 28, 2017 | Joe Giglio
    Randy Levine has never been shy about speaking his mind--especially when money is on the table. The Yankees president has become known for boasting about his team--or against certainly players (Dellin Betances) when he feels it's necessary. The latest to feel the wrath of Levine: President Donald Trump.
  • Tim Tebow working out, preparing for Year 2 in pro baseball

    11/25/2017 7:33:11 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    Tim Tebow’s goal going forward is simple: Play ball! Professional baseball, to be more specific. The former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback said Friday that he spends three-to-five days each week training for baseball, getting himself ready for Year 2 of his pro career in the New York Mets organization. “I didn’t take any time off,” he said Friday. Tebow gets the work in around his off-the-field job as a college football analyst for the SEC Network, which takes him to schools throughout the Southeastern Conference from September until January. The TV gig has not dulled Tebow’s desire to...
  • Roy Halladay dies in plane crash

    11/07/2017 5:16:04 PM PST · by xp38 · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 7 2017 | Joe Tacopino
    <p>Former all-star MLB pitcher and flight enthusiast Roy Halladay died tragically on Tuesday when his light-sport aircraft crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, authorities said.The Cy Young award-winner, 40, was in an ICON aircraft that crash-landed into the Gulf about 10 miles west of St. Petersburg at about 1 p.m., according to local news reportsHalladay retired in 2013 after playing with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies. His sterling career included 8 all-star appearances and more than 2,000 strikeouts. In 2010, Halladay pitched a perfect game against the Florida Marlins. Later that year, he threw the second post-season no-hitter in MLB history. The former all-star posted images of his aircraft on social media in the past — and spoke about his love of flight in a magazine article. “I’ve been dreaming about flying since I was a boy but was only able to become a pilot once I retired from baseball,” Halladay said in the article published in October.</p>
  • Repeat feat? Astros among contenders in '18

    11/03/2017 7:52:57 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies ^ | November 3, 2017 | Doug Miller
    As soon as the Astros closed out a stirring seven-game World Series by bringing home the first title in franchise history, the questions began. Can they do it again next year and become the first repeat World Series winner since the Yankees did it in 1999 and 2000? And what about those Yanks, by the way? Will they be good enough next season to beat this Astros team, which eliminated them in the American League Championship Series? And what about those oh-so-close Dodgers? Will they get it done in 2018?
  • Champion Astros hold off talk on possible White House visit

    11/03/2017 5:19:36 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 49 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 3, 2017 | Associated Press
    HOUSTON -- The World Series champion Houston Astros have not made the decision yet on whether they will visit the White House to meet with President Donald Trump if an invitation is extended. "We just won the first world championship in Houston Astros history," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said shortly before the team left for a celebratory parade through downtown Houston on Friday. "We're also in one of the most divided countries, polarizing countries in politics. I don't know that this is the best stage for everybody to declare one way or the other and try to comment on the...
  • Astros going down tonight and then lose it all tomorrow night.

    10/31/2017 3:19:59 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 73 replies
    They do not have what it takes and being in LA will wilt them. (BTW I have hated the Trolly Dodgers since their 4 game sweep of the Yanks in 1963)
  • Houston Astros Win World Series!

    11/01/2017 9:04:01 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 69 replies
    Astros beat Dodgers 5-1
  • 2018 World Series odds: Astros 6-to-1 to repeat but Dodgers open as favorites

    11/01/2017 11:09:33 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 18 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 11/01/2017 | Mike Axisa
    Dodgers: 5/1, Astros: 6/1, Indians: 6/1, Nationals: 7/1 Yankees: 8/1, Red Sox: 10/1, Cubs: 10/1, Mets: 20/1 Diamondbacks: 20/1, Cardinals: 20/1, Rays: 30/1 Blue Jays: 30/1, Mariners: 30/1, Brewers: 30/1
  • Houston Astros defeat Los Angeles Dodgers to win 1st World Series title

    11/01/2017 9:11:04 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    LOS ANGELES — The Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 Wednesday to win the World Series. This is the first World Series title for the Astros in franchise history.
  • Carlos Correa Proposes to Girlfriend After World Series Win

    11/01/2017 10:26:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 2, 2017
    SNIP After the All-star shortstop helped lead the Astros to their first World Series in franchise history Wednesday night, he popped the question to his girlfriend Daniella Rodriguez, a former Miss Texas. SNIP
  • Mysterious World Series gambler betting $14 million on Game 7 after winning on every game so far

    11/01/2017 2:51:38 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 38 replies
    SB Nation via MSN ^ | 11/1/17 | Jamed Dator
    A gambler out of Eastern Europe has already won big on the World Series, and he has no signs of stopping. Now he has over $14 million on the line for Game 7 and has left the gambling world wonder “how?”  This isn’t a case of a single gambler throwing down huge money on a single game. The bettor has won on all six World Series games so far — spread across multiple bookies — and let it ride after every single win. When the Dodgers won Game 6, he could have taken home over $14 million, but he let...