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  • Mike Trout

    06/19/2018 10:42:48 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 29 replies
    On 9 Jun Mike Trout went 0-5 against Minnesota and was batting .299. Eight days and eight games later he’s batting .335. This is unbelievable. If he keeps this hitting up we might see the first .400 hitter since Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941.
  • 23 Major League Baseball teams to host pro-homosexual ‘Pride’ nights

    06/18/2018 5:21:52 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 96 replies ^ | May 9, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    Twenty-three of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams are slated to host LGBT “pride nights” in 2018, leaving just two teams that have never officially celebrated homosexuality. Most of the events are slated to occur in June, reported, to coincide with LGBT Pride Month. Among the teams joining the trend are the Chicago Cubs, who are also doing a second event in August; Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, and Kansas City Royals. The Brewers, Baltimore Orioles, and Cincinnati Reds are among the teams officially joining the trend for the first time...
  • Woman Catches Foul Ball in Beer at Padres Game, Proceeds to Chug the Beer With the Ball In It

    06/06/2018 4:44:23 PM PDT · by Category Four · 56 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/05/2018 | Caitlin O'Kane
    When the San Diego Padres played the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, the game was far from exciting to some people. Padres fans watched the Braves completely pummel the home team, winning 14-1. But if things were seeming predictable, that changed when a foul ball flew into the stands. The Braves' Ender Inciarte hit the foul high into the stands, where a woman named Gabby DiMarco sat, casually sipping her beer, CBS Sports reports. She was shocked when the ball flew her way, and she caught it right in her beer cup. But that amazing feat wasn't the end of it....
  • CC Sabathia won’t visit the White House if the Yankees win the World Series (Flashback)

    06/05/2018 11:50:57 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    Yahoo Sports/NBC Sports ^ | September 24, 2017 | Craig Calcaterra
    Over the past couple of days the subject of athlete activism, always present to some degree in American sports, but recently revived by Colin Kaepernick and a few other football players in the form of silent protests during the National Anthem, exploded into a headline dominating news story. Lighting the fuse: President Trump directly inserting himself into the controversy. He did so during a speech on Friday night and during a series of tweets Saturday and continuing into this morning in which he urged NFL owners to “fire” or suspend players who do not stand for the national anthem. He...
  • 11 Major League Baseball teams have rainbow hats for LGBT Pride games

    06/02/2018 5:53:49 AM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 76 replies
    SBNATION ^ | June 1, 2018 | Jim Buzinski
    Hats are the most popular giveaways for the teams. Rainbow-colored hats are the giveaway of choice for 11 Major League Baseball teams that have LGBT Pride games this season. The Blue Jays, Braves, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Orioles, Padres, Pirates, Rays, Reds,Marlins and Twins are all giving Pride hats to people who buy a ticket to their game. This is the first year the Reds are having a Pride night. The Brewers, Cardinals and Dodgers have shirts with a rainbow theme, the Athletics and Mariners have wearable Pride flags and the Giants have a backpack. The other seven teams with Pride nights...
  • Shane Bieber takes the mound for the Wahoos !

    05/31/2018 5:44:35 PM PDT · by ADemocratNoMore · 10 replies
    Major League Baseball | 5/31/2018 | Me
    The Cleveland Indians starting pitcher tonight is up from the Minors just for today's game. It's his 23rd birthday. His name is Shane. Shane Bieber !
  • Tim Tebow is having a great month at Double A and could be on the rise

    05/19/2018 4:48:47 PM PDT · by Conserv · 17 replies
    The Mets are plagued with injuries once again. Tebow’s next move might not be to the majors, but he could be headed to the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s. If the Mets promote Matt den Dekker to the majors, Tebow could fill the open spot on the 51s.
  • Robinson Cano Suspended For 80 Games

    05/15/2018 3:35:06 PM PDT · by TBP · 35 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | May 15, 2018 | Jeff Todd
    Mariners star Robinson Cano has received an eighty-game suspension for testing positive for substances banned by the MLB-MLBPA Joint Drug Agreement, as first reported by Hector Gomez of Deportivo Z 101 (via Twitter) and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (Twitter link). Since the ban begins immediately, Cano will be eligible to return in the middle of August. Cano was suspended for a diuretic known as furosemide that is prohibited by the JDA among other diuretics and masking agents, as Jon Heyman of Fan Rag tweeted and the league has since announced. Cano has issued a statement through the MLBPA (Twitter...
  • All-Girl Cub Scout Den To Lead Flag Ceremony At Nats Game Saturday

    04/30/2018 3:16:56 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 169 replies
    WMAL ^ | April 26, 2018 | Heather Curtis
    WASHINGTON (WMAL) – Boy Scout history will be made this weekend at Nationals Park. Saturday for the first time ever an all-girl Cub Scout den will lead the flag ceremony at the start of a Major League Baseball game. Since Saturday will be a first in the history of baseball, all media coverage will go to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The Nationals take on the Diamondbacks Saturday at 4:05 p.m.
  • When Rick Monday Saved The American Flag From Being Burned At Dodger Stadium

    04/25/2018 9:30:28 AM PDT · by DFG · 24 replies
    Vice Sports ^ | 04/25/2016 | David Davis
    Forty years ago, a man and a child tried to burn a flag on the field at Dodger Stadium, and were thwarted by an ex-Marine outfielder. It's not as simple as it looks. On April 25, 1976, on a hazy Sunday afternoon, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs were playing the final game of a meaningless early-season series at Dodger Stadium when, quite suddenly, one person and then another ran onto the field. It was the bottom of the fourth inning, and Ted Sizemore was at bat. Cubs centerfielder Rick Monday had experience dealing with streakers, drunks, and other...
  • NO-HITTER!!! Sean Manaea of the A's no-hits the Red-Sox

    04/21/2018 8:28:18 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 40 replies
    Sean Manaea of the A's no-hits the Bosox. The A's won 3-0!
  • I don't follow baseball much but it appears that the Boston Red Sox have won a few games this year

    04/20/2018 8:48:55 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 40 replies
    Right now | Who?
  • On this day: Ted Williams’ debut, and the first baseball player KIA in World War II

    04/20/2018 9:11:38 AM PDT · by fugazi · 16 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | April 20, 2018 | Chris Carter
    On this day in 1939 in Yankee Stadium, a young rookie named Ted Williams makes his big league debut. He faces New York ace Red Ruffing, striking out twice but slapping a double as Ruffing shuts out the visiting Boston Red Sox 2-0. Williams will spend three baseball seasons serving his country during World War II, earning his Naval aviators wings and then as an instructor pilot at Pensacola Naval Air Station (Fla.) for the Grumman F4U Corsair fighter plane. While he awaited assignment for combat duty, the war in the Pacific ended before Williams had to fight. When war...
  • Bartolo Colon, perfect thru 7. In progress

    04/15/2018 6:55:05 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 22 replies ^ | April 15, 2018
    Game in progress. Tex vs Hous Age 44
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game

    04/15/2018 6:23:54 AM PDT · by Twotone · 10 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | April 8, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Well, the snow outside my New Hampshire window is below two-and-a-half foot, and so it must be time for the "summer" game. Baseball season is here, which means that baseball season's enduring blockbuster anthem is back for another summer of seventh-inning stretches, 110 years after it was introduced to the public in May 1908. "It's a tune that has all the color, all the swing, all the punch and feeling of the game," said Frank Sinatra, pinch-hitting for Bill Stern and guest-hosting Stern's "Colgate Sports Newsreel" in 1949. "It's the theme song of a great nation's national pastime, a diamond...
  • Sean Doolittle and Eireann Dolan may be baseball’s most ‘woke’ couple

    04/07/2018 7:50:27 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 27, 2018 | Chelsea Janes
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Sean Doolittle and Eireann Dolan almost wore nearly identical shoes to a photo shoot last week. Most major league players don’t argue with their wife over who gets to wear Birkenstocks that day. Most major league players wouldn’t have their local paper requesting a photo shoot to accompany a story about their work with Syrian refugees or LGBT pride night or an op-ed they wrote about veterans’ issues. Doolittle and Dolan are not most major league couples. In a sport with a conservative culture defined by tradition and a near-dogmatic acceptance of the social status...
  • The Marlins totally Marlins'd the first pitch of the MLB season

    03/29/2018 7:35:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | March 29, 2018 | Mike Oz
    Ah, opening day, a fresh start, a chance for teams to put their best foot forward — and for the Miami Marlins, the team that traded away all its best players this offseason and became baseball’s punchline again, none of that fresh-start stuff happened. The Marlins threw out the first pitch of the 2018 season to the Chicago Cubs and they totally Marlins’d it. [Still not too late to join a Yahoo Fantasy Baseball league] That first pitch, from Miami opening day starter Jose Urena was promptly deposited over the fence by Cubs leadoff man Ian Happ. That’s not what...
  • Southlake police just slammed the Rangers on Twitter, making opening day super awkward

    03/29/2018 9:35:14 AM PDT · by DFG · 4 replies
    Happy Opening Day! Remember, the speed limit on E. Southlake Boulevard is 45, which is coincidentally probably the amount of games the @Rangers might win this year. #OpeningDay #TexasRangers — Southlake DPS (@SouthlakeDPS) March 29, 2018
  • Rusty Staub, beloved Mets icon, dead at 73

    03/29/2018 5:39:06 AM PDT · by NJRighty · 47 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/29/18 | Bill Madden
    In every way, Rusty Staub, the beloved Mets' hitting icon, who passed away early Thursday morning at age 73, was bigger than life — a bigger-than-life baseball personality, humanitarian, gourmet chef, wine connoisseur, friend-to-all and, to the fans of Montreal, quite simply, "Le Grand Orange." snip Staub died at 12:30 a.m. Thursday at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Palm Beach, Florida, due to multiple organ failure. He was initially admitted with pneumonia, dehydration and an infection and had spent the last eight weeks in the hospital. He would have turned 74 on Sunday.
  • 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.