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  • Major League Baseball must permanently retire ‘God Bless America,’ a song that offends everyone

    07/01/2016 10:10:07 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 75 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | June 30, 2016 | Gersh Kuntzman
    It’s time for God to stop blessing America during the seventh-inning stretch. Welcome to the July 4 holiday weekend — when once again, baseball fans will be assaulted by the saccharine-sweet non-anthem “God Bless America” at stadia all over this great land. But no matter which home team you root, root, root for, “God Bless America” should be sent permanently to the bench.
  • NY Yankees go homo

    06/23/2016 2:15:30 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 28 replies
    Commemorating those killed in the jihad attack in Orlando is fine. But the Yankees use it to promote homosexuality.
  • Report: MLB nearing changes to strike zone and intentional walks

    05/22/2016 11:56:31 AM PDT · by Mariner · 74 replies
    Yahoo via Big League Stew ^ | May 22nd, 2016 | Mark Townsend
    According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, Major League Baseball is on the verge of making two rules changes that could only be described as ground-breaking. In a report filed on Friday, Stark says that the league's competition committee reportedly agreed to alter the strike zone and eliminate the four-pitch intentional walk during their meetings with owners this week. Those two changes could be implemented as early as the 2017 season. The strike zone is currently defined as the volume of space above home plate and between the batter's knees and the midpoint of their torso. Of course, if you asked most...
  • SD Padres in Hot Water Over National Anthem Mix-Up (Gay Men's Choir Bumped for Pre-Recorded Version)

    05/22/2016 1:55:33 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 61 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 22, 2016 | Kirk Kenney
    <p>The Padres have a PR problem on their hands after a mixup during the national anthem for Saturday night's game against the Dodgers.</p> <p>There were 100 members of the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus on the field to sing the anthem, but a woman's voice — believed to be that of Friday's anthem singer — was played over the PA system while the men stood on the field.</p>
  • Giants wish the best for Tim Lincecum, and one former Angel can’t wait to receive him

    05/18/2016 9:58:34 AM PDT · by Mariner · 26 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | May 18th, 2016 | by Andrew Baggarly
    SAN DIEGO – The Los Angeles Angels sought out a character reference on Tim Lincecum. They did not need to think twice about whom to call. “They asked my opinion,” said Bengie Molina, “and I gave it to them straight-up.” For all that Lincecum accomplished with Buster Posey, he always talks in glowing terms about Molina as the catcher who shepherded him as he broke into the big leagues, became his friend and support network besides his batterymate, and channeled his talents when he was at the height of his powers. While Molina does not hold an official title with...
  • Major League Baseball Throws a Spitball at Puerto Rico

    05/12/2016 7:34:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/16 | Michael Fumento
    It's hysteria, Carlos Beltran. Pure hysteria. Puerto Rico was thrown out of the game before it even entered the stadium It’s a common theme of mine that the American spirit is growing steadily weaker. One way in which we see that is the propensity to become hysterical at the least provocation, the proverbial elephant afraid of the mouse. Witness the ongoing hysteria over the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The latest victim is the impoverished U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, which has struck out with Major League Baseball. A two-game series scheduled for the territory is being moved to Miami. Why? The...
  • Arrieta throws 2nd career no-hitter as Cubs beat Reds 16-0

    04/21/2016 7:37:21 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 04/21/2016 | JOE KAY (AP Sports Writer)
    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs pitched his second no-hitter in a span of 11 regular-season starts, shutting down the Cincinnati Reds in a 16-0 rout Thursday night.
  • Baseball Legend Curt Shilling Fired By ESPN for Comments on Transgender Bill

    04/21/2016 1:20:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    wcbm.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | wcbm.com
    BOSTON — Former Red Sox pitcher and ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling has been fired from his position as an analyst for ESPN following comments he made on social media earlier this week regarding the bills going through several states to require people to use the bathroom of their assigned gender. The bill impacts the transgender community, because many of those individuals prefer to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify.
  • Syracuse basketball legend Dwayne 'Pearl' Washington dies of cancer aged 52

    04/20/2016 10:39:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2016 | Myriah Towner
    Dwayne 'Pearl' Washington, who went from New York City playground wonder to Big East star for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse University, has died age 52. Washington died on Wednesday of cancer, the university said.
  • Milt Pappas, Cagey All-Star Traded for Hall of Famer, Dies at 76

    04/20/2016 9:35:06 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 19, 2016 | Bruce Weber
    Milt Pappas, a cagey right-hander who won more than 200 big league games but whose most memorable, if unlucky, legacy is that he was traded for the future Hall of Fame outfielder Frank Robinson in what has been considered one of the most lopsided exchanges in baseball history, died on Tuesday at his home in Beecher, Ill. He was 76.
  • 69 Years Later, Philadelphia Apologizes to Jackie Robinson

    04/15/2016 5:28:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 14, 2016 | Marc Tracy
    Last summer, the Anderson Monarchs, the Philadelphia baseball team that became famous a year earlier when it made the Little League World Series behind pitcher Mo’ne Davis’s firepower, barnstormed through the South. They played baseball, and they also toured sites significant to the civil rights movement as a nod to the team’s heritage — it is named, after all, for the Kansas City Monarchs, the Negro leagues club for which Jackie Robinson once played. “I stood where Martin Luther King and John Lewis stood,” wrote outfielder Myles Eaddy on a team blog after a visit to Selma, Ala., adding, “It...
  • Sales of a 'Caucasians' shirt, mimicking the Cleveland Indians with a caricature of a white person,

    04/12/2016 5:10:36 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 54 replies
    US News ^ | April 8, 2016 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    Sales of a 'Caucasians' shirt, mimicking the Cleveland Indians with a caricature of a white person, skyrocket after ESPN's Bomani Jones wears it on "Mike & Mike." ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sales of 'Caucasians' shirts, depicting the Cleveland Indians' team mascot as a caricature of a white person, skyrocketed one day after ESPN's Bomani Jones wore one on a show, the shirt's creator said Friday. Brian Kirby, who runs Shelf Life Clothing Co., told The Associated Press that more than 2,000 shirts have been sold since Jones sported one on Thursday while co-hosting the network's "Mike & Mike" show. At...
  • Black Lives Matter Activists Disrupt Light Rail Ahead Of Twins Opener

    04/11/2016 4:13:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Minneapolis (Red) Star Tribune ^ | 4/11/16 | Randy Furst
    Protesters blocked traffic and light rail trains Monday afternoon as the Twins home opener was getting underway at Target Field. The activists from Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and Catholic Workers staged demonstrations around the stadium — one blocking traffic on N. 7th Street and Glenwood Avenue and another on the light rail tracks near the Target Field Station. There were about 30 activists participating in each demonstration. The gathering on N. 7th Street ended when demonstrators left less than 15 minutes after it began.
  • An ESPN host wore a t-shirt on air mocking the Cleveland Indians' controversial logo

    04/08/2016 5:38:19 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/07/2016 | Cork Gaines
    ESPN host Bomani Jones wore a "Caucasians" t-shirt mocking the Cleveland Indians' "Chief Wahoo" logo during the "Mike & Mike" show on Thursday. The shirt includes the word "Caucasians" in the Indians' font, with a character based on "Chief Wahoo" that has white skin (instead of red), a basic nose (instead of a large, hooked nose), blonde hair (instead of dark hair parted, and held down by a head band), and a dollar sign (instead of a feather). Here are the two logos side-by-side:
  • The Royals got their World Series rings and, damn, they're fancy

    04/05/2016 7:06:37 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 10 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | April 5. 2016 | Mike Oz
    Every member of the Kansas City Royals is shining a little brighter now. Before Tuesday's game against the New York Mets, the Royals received their World Series reward — a ginormous ring that they excitedly showed off in front of the very team they beat last November.
  • Philadelphia officially apologizes to Jackie Robinson

    03/31/2016 12:38:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 31, 2016 3:24 PM EDT
    Philadelphia is officially apologizing to Jackie Robinson for the shameful way he was treated in the City of Brotherly Love. The City Council passed a resolution Thursday naming April 15 as a day to honor Robinson’s achievements and to apologize for the racism he faced while visiting Philadelphia in 1947. …
  • Alex Rodriguez will retire after next season

    03/23/2016 11:55:14 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 23 March 2016 | Sports Desk
    The Yankees star told ESPN.com that he will hang up his cleats after the 2017 season when his contract with the team runs out.
  • Baseball, broadcasting legend Garagiola dies

    03/23/2016 12:46:31 PM PDT · by NJRighty · 44 replies
    mlb.com ^ | 3/23/16 | Marty Noble
    A pleasant and caring man, one who reveled in his mostly modest playing career in the big leagues, his receded -- not receding -- hairline and, it seemed, all facets and phases of his decades on the planet, has left us behind, behind and smiling. Joe Garagiola, a most entertaining, engaging and convivial sort, has died, bringing to an end a full, rich life and leaving the game without one its most enduring personalities, an energetic crusader and folksy humorist.
  • Awesome Endorsement For Trump From Pete Rose

    03/13/2016 5:36:51 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 74 replies
    RealDonaldTrump ^ | 03/13/2014 | Donald Trump
  • Curt Schilling critical of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

    03/02/2016 6:12:49 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/2/16 | Andrew Mahoney
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may be the front-runners to win the nomination for their respective parties in the 2016 presidential race, but ESPN Major League Baseball analyst Curt Schilling is not impressed. The former Red Sox pitcher made a lengthy appearance on Kansas City’s 610 sports radio Tuesday afternoon, and after talking baseball for the first 20 minutes, the conversation shifted to politics, and Schilling did not hold back. He took particular exception to Clinton’s use of a private computer server to send classified information. “If she’s allowed to get to the general election before she’s in prison, I’ll...
  • Original SF Giant Jim Davenport dies

    02/19/2016 12:21:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    SFGate ^ | February 19, 2016 | Henry Schulman
    Jim Davenport, an original San Francisco Giant who went on to a long career with the organization after his playing days as a third baseman, has died, the Giants announced Friday morning. He was 82... Davenport came up with the Giants in 1958, their first year in San Francisco, and spent his entire 12-year playing career in the orange and black. He was a career .258 hitter...
  • Trump: Bush family used eminent domain to build a baseball park

    February 07, 2016 Following attacks from primary rival Jeb Bush about his past use of eminent domain, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday accused the Bush family of using the practice to build a baseball stadium in Texas. "Eminent domain is a very important thing," Trump said on ABC's "This Week." "Jeb Bush doesn't understand what it means, and if you look into the Bush family – I found this five minutes ago – they used eminent domain for the stadium in Texas, where they own, I guess, a piece of the Texas Rangers." When host George Stephanopoulos said...
  • Oops!… Bush Family Used Eminent Domain to Build Texas Baseball Park

    02/07/2016 5:19:10 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    The establishment media cheered Jeb Bush's performance last night at the ABC GOP debate. The media was particularly pleased with how Jeb went after Donald Trump on eminent domain. Jeb slammed Trump for using eminent domain in his building projects. But Jeb forgot to mention his family used eminent domain too - to build a baseball park. Oops.
  • Trump: Bush family used eminent domain to build a baseball park

    02/07/2016 9:24:25 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/7/16 | Bradford Richardson
    Following attacks from primary rival Jeb Bush about his past use of eminent domain, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday accused the Bush family of using the practice to build a baseball stadium in Texas. "Eminent domain is a very important thing," Trump said on ABC's "This Week." "Jeb Bush doesn't understand what it means, and if you look into the Bush family - I found this five minutes ago - they used eminent domain for the stadium in Texas, where they own, I guess, a piece of the Texas Rangers." When host George Stephanopoulos said that was Jeb's...
  • It's time for the National League to adopt the DH

    01/24/2016 12:03:41 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 75 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 24, 2016 | Jim Bowden
    The change: Implement the designated hitter rule in the National League. How it would work: The DH rule would be in effect for all professional games in every league at all levels -- with no exceptions. I spent most of my front-office career in the National League, and have always preferred the game played without the DH rule. I like the late-inning strategies, the double-switches and deciding whether to take out your best pitcher when you're tied or down a run. I also like the fact that the bench and bullpens are more important in game strategy without a DH....
  • Hall of Fame baseball player Monte Irvin dies at 96

    01/12/2016 1:59:43 PM PST · by Jolla · 8 replies
    SFGate ^ | 1/12/16
    Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, a power-hitting outfielder who starred for the New York Giants in the 1950s in a career abbreviated by major league baseball's exclusion of black players, has died. He was 96.
  • Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Piazza elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

    01/06/2016 5:43:29 PM PST · by Mariner · 37 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | January 6th, 2016 | Mike Oz
    Of the 32 names on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, only two were approved Wednesday by baseball writers to join the immortals inside Cooperstown: Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza. They're two iconic sluggers of the 1990s with 1,057 homers between them, whose paths will cross again when they're inducted July 24. Griffey, on his first ballot, earned 99.3 percent of the vote, a total that surpasses Tom Seaver's record of 98.84 in 1992. Griffey missed three ballots. Piazza, in his fourth Hall of Fame campaign, received 83 percent, up from the 69.9 percent that left him outside of...
  • Dodger Stadium's first statue will be of Jackie Robinson

    12/22/2015 3:51:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 69 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 22, 2015 | Steve Dilbeck
    The Dodgers are finally going the statue route at Dodger Stadium and on Tuesday announced the first would be of Jackie Robinson. The Dodgers said the statue will be 9 to 10 feet tall and located at a stadium site to be determined during the 2016 season.
  • Hal 'Skinny' Brown, former MLB pitcher, dies at 91

    12/18/2015 4:20:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Greensboro News & Record ^ | December 18, 2015 | Staff Reports
    Greensboro resident Hal "Skinny" Brown, who pitched in the major leagues for 14 seasons, has died at age 91 ... Brown, who was 6 feet 2 and 180 pounds during his playing days, compiled a record of 85-92 with a 3.81 earned-run average in 358 appearances with the Chicago White Sox (1951-52), Boston Red Sox (1953-55), Baltimore Orioles (1955-62), New York Yankees (1962) and Houston Colt .45s (1963-64) ...
  • Swinging strike three for Charlie Hustler

    12/15/2015 8:39:37 AM PST · by BluesDuke · 36 replies
    Throneberry Fields Forever ^ | 14 December 2015 | Yours Truly
    Yes, I would rather be thinking aloud about such things as Jeff Samardzija’s slightly ridiculous contract. (Shades of Bud Black.) About whether John Lackey’s and (especially) Jason Heyward’s signings with the Cubs really do make them a 2016 World Series entrant. (Berra’s Law still applies, as the 2015 Nationals can tell you.) About how much financial flexibility Michael Cuddyer’s retirement leaves the Mets. (Some, but maybe not quite enough to think about re-signing Yoenis Cespedes.) Or Johnny Cueto signing with the Giants. Among other things. But commissioner Rob Manfred has let it be known that Pete Rose isn’t going to...
  • Pete Rose has never righted his wrongs (reinstatement denied)

    12/14/2015 4:00:06 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 59 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/14/2015 | William Weinbaum
    It was a metaphor for all to see on this fall's World Series pre- and postgame shows. An outcast for more than a quarter-century, Pete Rose appeared as a Fox Sports TV analyst -- on a set outside the stadium. Now Rose, 74, will remain officially on the outs for the foreseeable future, following Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred's denial on Monday of Rose's bid for reinstatement, 26 years after his lifetime ban based on evidence that he had gambled on the sport -- and on his own team -- as manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Manfred's ruling is...
  • Zack Greinke signs six-year, $206.5-million deal with Arizona Diamondbacks

    Will the Dodgers miss the playoffs next year? The question gained a significant amount of gravity Friday, as the Dodgers received word that Zack Greinke wouldn't return next season. Greinke agreed to a six-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Greinke's departure figures to be a setback for the Dodgers, whose rotation now consists of Clayton Kershaw and a series of wild cards. Greinke finished second this year in voting for the Cy Young Award, close behind Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs.
  • Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes arrested on Maui for allegedly assaulting wife

    11/10/2015 12:27:53 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Monday, November 9, 2015 | Chelsea Davis
    MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Major League Baseball player Jose Reyes, the shortstop for the Colorado Rockies, was arrested on Halloween after allegedly assaulting his wife in their Maui hotel room, sources say. Reyes and his wife, Katherine, were allegedly arguing in their Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea room that afternoon. His wife told responding officers that Reyes grabbed her off the bed and shoved her. Sources say she also told police that he grabbed her throat and shoved her into the sliding glass balcony door. Security called police and Reyes was arrested for abuse of a family or household member....
  • Source: Former Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson has died

    11/09/2015 10:10:57 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 23 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | 11/10/2015 | WSB
    ATLANTA — Channel 2 Action news has learned former Altanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson, 29, has died. Multiple sources told Channel 2 Sports Director Zach Klein earlier in the day Monday that Hanson was in a coma after being moved to Atlanta’s Piedmont Hospital late Monday morning due to catastrophic organ failure. Hanson was moved to Piedmont so doctors could run a variety of tests to determine why his organs failed. The source said Hanson's problems started early Sunday morning and Hanson was then rushed to a nearby hospital after he started having trouble breathing.
  • The Pentagon Paid Millions to Pro Sports Teams for Military Tributes

    11/04/2015 2:06:05 PM PST · by Wolfie · 23 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 11/04/15
    The Pentagon Paid Millions to Pro Sports Teams for Military Tributes That time 80 members of the National Guard unfurled an American flag on the turf during an Atlanta Falcons football game? You paid for that. That on-field swearing-in ceremony for soldiers at a New York Mets game? You pairs for that, too. That's because the Department of Defense paid at least $6.8 million in taxpayer money to professional sports teams for military tributes over the last few years, according to a new report by U.S. Senators John McCain (R) and Jeff Flake (R), both of Arizona. The document shows...
  • Zack Greinke opts out of Dodgers contract, becomes free agent

    11/04/2015 11:09:39 AM PST · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | November 4, 2015 | J.P. Hoornstra
    Dodgers starter Zack Greinke opted out of his contract to become arguably the top free-agent pitcher on the market Wednesday. Greinke, 32, figures to command a significant raise from the $23 million he made last year. He went 19-3 with a major-league leading 1.66 earned-run average and a 0.84 WHIP, making him a favorite for the National League Cy Young Award.
  • Watch: KC Royals Player Rejects Political Correctness,Waves U.S. Flag At World Series(Shortened)

    11/04/2015 2:02:52 AM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 4, 2015 | Trent Baker
    Outfielder Jonny Gomes gave quite a speech during Tuesday’s World Series celebration for the Kansas City Royals, who defeated the New York Mets four games to one on Sunday.
  • Dusty Baker, three-time NL Manager of the Year, hired by Nationals

    11/03/2015 9:37:30 AM PST · by TBP · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | Zac Boyer
    Hours after firing Matt Williams as the Washington Nationals’ manager last month, general manager Mike Rizzo said he’d prefer to have someone with “some type of managerial experience, especially at the major league level” fill that role in future seasons. In Dusty Baker, the Nationals found a well-suited candidate. Baker, 66, was hired to be the Nationals’ next manager on Tuesday, stepping in after Williams was fired after just two seasons.
  • Kansas City Royals Win the World Series

    11/01/2015 9:35:26 PM PST · by NRx · 210 replies
    Vanity | 11-01-2015 | NRx
    Royals 7 Mets 2 in 12 innings
  • World Series Game 4, Live Thread

    10/31/2015 4:42:15 PM PDT · by fhayek · 65 replies
    10/31/15
    From ESPN:METS RETRACING THEIR STEPS FROM 1986 Here's a crazy statistical anomaly that just might give you chills: Through the first three games of this year's World Series, New York's results have mirrored the first three games of the team's 1986 World Series run. Game 1, 1986 lost by 1, 2915 lost by 1 Game 2, 1986 lost by 6, 2015 lost by 6Game 3, 1986 won by six, 2015 won by six It's Halloween, it's spooky, and we have a Series.
  • World Series, Game 5, Live Thread.

    11/01/2015 4:56:20 PM PST · by fhayek · 218 replies
    11/1/15
    I waited for Mr. Ward. The HAS to be a World Series thread on this forum. Read tweece for typos.
  • World Series Game 3: Mets 9 Royals 3

    10/30/2015 8:34:07 PM PDT · by NRx · 50 replies
    Vanity | 10-30-2015 | NRx
    Apparently someone reminded the Mets that they are supposed to be playing in the World Series. This was pretty close to a "must win" and they did it.
  • (Miami) Marlins hire Don Mattingly as next manager

    10/29/2015 1:57:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | October 29, 2015 | Barry Jackson
    Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, who has cycled through eight "permanent" managers and two interim managers since buying the team in 2002, on Thursday landed the man he targeted in his latest skipper search: former New York Yankees star Don Mattingly, sources said. Mattingly, as expected, agreed to a four-year contract to replace Dan Jennings, who was reassigned to the front office but instructed not to return to work until he has more conversations with Loria. Mattingly, 54, and the Dodgers parted ways recently after he led the team to three consecutive National League West titles but no World Series...
  • World Series 2015 Game 2 Mets at Royals

    10/28/2015 3:51:23 PM PDT · by Jolla · 73 replies
    Vanity
    Game 2 from Kansas City - Play Ball
  • World Series Game 1: Mets @ Royals (Wow! What a game!)

    10/27/2015 9:45:13 PM PDT · by NRx · 60 replies
    NRx | 10-27-2015 | Vanity
    Anyone watching the game? This is is crazy nail biter. As of posting it's tied 4-4 in the 13th inning.
  • 2015 - World Series - Kansas City Royals vs New York Mets -Play Ball

    10/27/2015 9:56:20 AM PDT · by Jolla · 131 replies
    vanity | 10/27/2015 | Jolla
    Play Ball
  • Pete Rose's rain delay videobomb turns into Internet meme

    10/24/2015 12:49:18 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 24, 2015 | Mark Townsend
    The addition of Pete Rose to the Fox Sports 1 broadcast team has definitely served its purpose for the still building sports network. Whether he's criticizing Josh Donaldson for not playing through a possible concussion, or bonding with Alex Rodriguez over not being liked, Rose manages to get people talking with just about every pregame or postgame appearance. Now we have to include videobombs in Rose's act. During the eighth-inning rain delay in Friday's ALCS Game 6, Rose had the internet talking and immediately creating memes after momentarily popping up in C.J. Nitkowski's live shot.
  • Dodgers and Mattingly part ways

    10/22/2015 10:23:04 AM PDT · by Jolla · 60 replies
    SFGate ^ | 10/22/2015 | Beth Harris
    Don Mattingly won't return as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers next year after agreeing with his bosses that he and the team needed a fresh start.
  • NL Pennant Game 4: Mets @ Cubs Live Thread

    10/21/2015 5:57:31 PM PDT · by NRx · 52 replies
    Live Thread | 10-21-2015 | NRx
    Mets looking for their 5th NL Pennant. Cubs looking to avoid elimination on the day they wre supposed to win the World Series (Back to the Future II)
  • How The Mets Conquered Doom

    10/20/2015 4:20:58 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | October 16, 2015 | Will Leitch
    Over the last two innings of the Mets’ tense, one-run standoff with the Dodgers in the elimination Game 5 of the National League Division Series Thursday night, Mets fans felt the Fear. The Fear is always there for playoff games, of course; their win-or-face-a-long-cold-winter-of-the-Knicks finality is the central basis of their appeal. But for the Mets, in 2015, the Fear felt more acute. Even for Mets fans, whose fandom is founded in fully expecting, with good reason, the worst fates to befall them (while, still, of course, finding a way to Gotta Believe), the Fear was unusually powerful. The Mets...