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  • Detroit Tigers' stadium server is arrested after video of him SPITTING on a customer's pizza[tr]

    09/25/2018 1:44:17 AM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 24, 2018 | Megan Sheets
    The person who originally posted the video to Instagram, Quinelle May, claimed the worker was 'mad and having a bad day' when he spat on the pizza - but also said he had done it in the past. In the video caption, May described how he reported the video to management but was shut down and sent home. 'Every time I tried to talk, they told me to shut up,' he said.
  • NL exec rips Bryce Harper: 'He's a losing player'

    06/12/2018 1:09:50 PM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | June 12th, 2018 | Chris Cwik
    Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper won’t be a free-agent until October, but the anonymous backlash has already begun. One National League executive didn’t hold back, calling Harper a “losing player,” according to Robert Murray of FRS. What happened? A “top National League executive” sent Murray three texts with some harsh thoughts on Harper. Text one: “He’s simply overrated. The good ain’t worth the bad. He’s a losing player. Cares about himself more than the team. If I was in charge and had money, my team would not pursue him. We would use that money to sign 2-3 winning players.” Text...
  • I know most people aren't going to care but the Boston Red Sox won their 100th game tonight

    09/12/2018 7:02:18 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 93 replies
    I actually don't care so much myself as I can't remember the last time I actually watched a ballgame. I've been to a few ballgames over the past few years as my company has luxury boxes at multiple stadiums in which we entertain important clients. But all we do at those games is drink heavily, eat lots of food and talk to each other without paying all that much attention to the game on the field. I used to be a fan. Back in the 1970s, as a boy, I used to go to Fenway Park all the time. I...
  • Indians remove Chief Wahoo from sleeve for series in Toronto

    09/06/2018 7:01:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 6, 2018
    TORONTO — The Cleveland Indians have removed the Chief Wahoo logo from the sleeve of their uniforms for a four-game series in Toronto. The decision to nix the logo was partially driven by a failed legal challenge against the team when it played in Toronto during the 2016 AL Championship Series. While Cleveland played the Blue Jays, a lawsuit was filed to have the logo and team name banned from Canadian TV. A judge dismissed the case.
  • Tigers broadcasters Mario Impemba and Rod Allen got into a physical fight

    09/06/2018 2:39:08 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 30 replies
    yahoo ^ | September 6, 2018 | Craig Calcaterra
    My wife is a big Tigers fan so I watch a lot of Tigers games. As such, I’m quite familiar with the Fox Sports Detroit broadcast crew of play-by-play man Mario Impemba and color commentator Rod Allen. They’ve been together for years. I think Impemba is one of the better play-by-play guys around and, while not everyone’s cup of tea, Allen — who is, frankly, kinda weird sometimes — sort of grows on you over time. Tigers fans have even developed a drinking game for when he’s on the air that is fun, albeit dangerous for your liver. My favorite...
  • MLB star slugger stands by Hitler post, says he was supporting 2nd Amendment

    08/29/2018 7:09:09 AM PDT · by DFG · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/29/2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    Boston Red Sox star J.D. Martinez stood by his controversial Instagram post showing Adolf Hitler, saying Tuesday he was defending the Second Amendment. Martinez, a perennial American League MVP candidate, posted the photo in 2013. The picture featured Hitler along with the quote, “To conquer a nation, first disarm it’s (sic) citizens.” Martinez captioned the post, “This is why I always stay strapped! #thetruth” He was 25 at the time.
  • More Strikeouts Than Hits? Welcome to Baseball’s Latest Crisis

    08/16/2018 8:46:22 AM PDT · by DFG · 129 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/16/2018 | Tyler Kepner
    One thing you learn from studying baseball history is that people have always predicted the sport’s demise. Over and over, the game weathers every perceived crisis and continues to thrive. More than 70 million fans will attend major league games this season; another 40 million or so will go to minor league games. Countless more watch the sport on television and online. And yet attendance is down, and more and more balls are being kept out of play. Some longtime observers consider the shifting landscape — hitters swinging for the fences, pitchers throwing everything with maximum effort, fielders standing in...
  • Mets fans offered free therapy by NY-based mental health company

    08/06/2018 12:59:40 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | staff8/5/18
    Feeling down, Mets fans? UMA Health, a New York-based online mental health marketplace, is offering free, confidential therapy sessions to Mets fans, who have watched their team make history in all the wrong ways this season. Not only did the bottom-dwelling Mets have the worst June in franchisse history, falling to the Nationals 25-4 on Tuesday. UMA health's website has a form to fill out, including "your most difficult Mets moment." The lighthearted promotion is meant to bring attention to the important role of therapy and eliminate the stigma of seeing a therapist. The injury-plagued Mets are 45-63 entering Sunday's...
  • Teenager at San Diego Padres Game Mortified as Mom Starts Dancing in the Stands

    08/04/2018 12:51:01 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 79 replies
    A California teenager was so mortified by his mom’s sexy dancing at a baseball game that he started blushing. The mother was seen dancing in short shorts and a white blouse during Monday night’s Padres game at San Diego’s Petco Park, much to the chagrin of her son, who looked incredibly embarrassed.
  • Astro Star Alex Bregman Rips Donald Trump Over Attack on LeBron James

    08/04/2018 12:58:49 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    12 UP ^ | August 4, 2018 | Nate Puciato
    Not the right time to tell Alex Bregman to stick to sports, Houston and LSU fans. Not if our President won't stick to politics.
  • Why I exposed baseball’s hateful tweeters

    07/31/2018 3:39:47 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 31, 2018 | Associated Press
    A pair of Twitter users whose posts exposing offensive tweets by baseball players went viral over the weekend say their aim was not malicious but to give fans a fuller picture of whom they’re cheering for, and to expose the sport’s “toxic” culture. In exclusive interviews with The Associated Press, both users said they weren’t looking for the years-old tweets from Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader or Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb, but when the posts came across their timelines, they felt obligated to share them.
  • Sean Newcomb apologizes to Braves teammates for offensive tweets

    07/30/2018 6:55:28 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 33 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 30, 2018 | ESPN
    ATLANTA -- Left-hander Sean Newcomb apologized to his Atlanta Braves teammates on Monday for a series of offensive tweets he sent as a teenager. Newcomb's apology was delivered in a meeting attended by players, coaches, manager Brian Snitker and Atlanta staff. Ender Inciarte and Dansby Swanson said players accepted the apology. Each said tweets made public on Sunday did not represent Newcomb's actions on the team.
  • Nationals looking into shortstop Trea Turner's Twitter history after offensive tweets surface

    07/29/2018 8:32:39 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | July 29, 2018 | Ryan Young
    Shortly after the Washington Nationals fell to the Miami Marlins 5-0 on Sunday, Nationals shortstop Trea Turner found himself in an increasingly familiar position across the MLB. Multiple old tweets of Turner’s surfaced on Twitter on Sunday afternoon that contained offensive language. The tweets in question date back to 2011 and 2012, when Turner would have been 17 or 18 years old, and at least four of them contain both racist language and homophobic slurs. Be advised that the language used in the tweets below is offensive.
  • Newcomb apologizes for offensive tweets, will take mandatory diversity training from MLB

    07/29/2018 7:51:15 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 29, 2018 | ESPN
    ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb apologized Sunday for a series of offensive tweets he sent as a teenager, calling them "some stupid stuff.'' The 25-year-old Newcomb spoke less than an hour after he nearly pitched a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The tweets were sent in 2011 and 2012, when Newcomb was a senior in high school. One tweet included a racial epithet that was part of a rap lyric, and several others contained gay slurs. "I just wanted to apologize for any insensitive material,'' Newcomb said. "It was a long time ago, six or seven years...
  • Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb apologizes for racist & homophobic tweets

    07/29/2018 4:28:44 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 26 replies
    SB Nation ^ | July 29, 2018 | Eric Stephen
    Another day, another athlete exposed for terrible behavior on social media. Atlanta Braves left-hander Sean Newcomb apologized on Sunday after a series of his homophobic and racist tweets were found. The tweets in question were made in 2011 and 2012 when Newcomb was a freshman at the University of Hartford.
  • 'Trump 2020' banner unfurled at Yankee Stadium

    07/29/2018 6:43:59 PM PDT · by topher · 35 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 29-July-2018 | Blake Schuster
    For all the cries of “stick to sports” from those who view athletic events as a respite from the world of politics, even the hardliners must admit it’s getting hard to separate the two. It’s especially hard to avoid combining state and sports when fans are openly campaigning at the ballpark.
  • SPLC/ACLU Declare Cleveland Indians Hate Group.(Satire)

    07/29/2018 8:41:46 AM PDT · by rexthecat · 7 replies
    Very Ersatz News ^ | July 29, 2018 | Editorial Board
    In a surprise move Friday the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) joined with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in denouncing the American League Cleveland Indians baseball franchise as a “racist, white supremacist hate group” for allowing its mascot, Chief Wahoo, “to brazenly mock, satirize, and defame” Democratic-Socialist Congressional Candidate Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.
  • Yanks, O's agree to deal for Zach Britton

    07/24/2018 7:53:35 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    MLB.com ^ | July 24, 2018 | MLB.com
    The Yankees have agreed to a deal to acquire O's closer Zach Britton, pending physicals, according to MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi. Right-handers Dillon Tate, who is the Yankees' No. 9-ranked prospect, and Cody Carroll, who's ranked No. 15, and Triple-A left-hander Josh Rogers are in the package for Britton, according to sources. The Orioles were still reviewing medical records, a source told MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli, so it's unlikely a deal will be announced on Tuesday night. The Yankees will pick up the remainder of Britton's salary, which is about $5 million for the rest of 2018, and no international pool...
  • After losing a foul ball to an adult, this kid was rewarded by the Cubs

    07/23/2018 5:00:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
    sbnation.com ^ | Eric Stephen
    A ballboy flipped a foul ball to a young fan, but the kid did not catch it, allowing the ball to roll under his seat to the row behind him, where it was picked up, and kept, by an adult. This adult might have deserved the benefit of the doubt. After all, he might have a child at home who also wants a baseball. This we don’t know. But that goodwill went out the window because the ballboy specifically tossed the ball to the child in the front row. Common sense and decency prevailed later in the game, when the...
  • Dodgers Acquire Manny Machado

    07/18/2018 8:49:45 PM PDT · by TBP · 26 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | July 18, 2018 | Kyle Downing and Steve Adams
    After a small medical holdup involving one of the prospects coming back, the Dodgers have acquired All-Star shortstop Manny Machado from the Orioles. Outfielder Yusniel Diaz is the key piece headed back to Baltimore in the deal. They’ll also receive minor-league right-handers Dean Kremer and Zach Pop, along with infielders Rylan Bannon and Breyvic Valera. The Dodgers will take on the entirety of Machado’s remaining 2018 salary, which checks in at about $6.3MM. Since starting out the year with an 8-20 record, it’s been all but certain that the Orioles would deal the impending free agent in exchange for more...