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  • Tebow cites comfort as reason for recent surge

    07/21/2017 5:54:56 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies ^ | Jon Santucci
    <p>PORT ST. LUCIE — Tim Tebow has been playing with the St. Lucie Mets for less than a month — a very small sample size to analyze a baseball player — but the early returns are impressive.</p> <p>After hitting .220/.311/.336 in 64 games at low-A Columbia, the 29-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner is batting .306/.390/.514 with the Mets heading into Thursday night’s game against the Jupiter Hammerheads.</p>
  • WATCH: Tim Tebow Smacks Game-winning Home Run for Mets Farm

    07/14/2017 5:06:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Logan Churchwell
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida – Crossover athlete Tim Tebow hit a walk-off home run Thursday night for the St. Lucie Mets, the Class A Advanced affiliate for the New York MLB franchise. During the second game in the day’s double header, Tebow enjoyed three at bats: hit by pitch, strike out, and home run, respectively. The designated hitter managed two runs in the game. The young Mets bested the Daytona Tortugas, a Cincinnati Reds affiliate, 5 to 4. Breitbart Sports previously reported how Tebow entered the day on an eight-game hitting streak: Tebow has hit safely in 11 of his...
  • Girl takes to Twitter to criticize “KKK” sign at baseball game, but there’s one big problem (t)

    07/09/2017 8:43:33 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 71 replies
    A young lady at a baseball game became the time-honored dunce when she complained about the “KKK” sign in the outfield. Atlanta-native Sania Kay was at a Braves baseball game when she noticed the sign in the outfield and tweeted her distaste, writing “definitely NOT ok.” Of course, the Braves’ stadium is not a home of proud white supremacists; instead, what Sania encountered was the “K-Corner.” Almost every stadium has one of them, the so-called “living scorecard” where fans in the outfield keep track of the home pitcher’s strikeouts. Of course, Sania quickly got ridiculed online for her cluelessness. But...
  • 99-year-old World War II veteran throws out first pitch at Busch Stadium

    07/08/2017 5:48:44 PM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    Big League Stew via Yahoo ^ | 07/08/2017 | Mark Townsend
    The St. Louis Cardinals and Fox Sports Midwest have made it a yearly tradition to honor veterans with Military Appreciation Night at Busch Stadium and their This One’s For You telecast. This year was no different, and it provided several memorable moments for veterans who served and their families. Among those moments was a ceremonial first pitch that’s impossible not to get emotional watching. Clarence Adelhardt, a 99-year-old veteran of World War II and longtime Cardinals fans, was called upon to deliver the pitch, and did so with incredible spirit as the crowd showered him with their appreciation.
  • Gene Conley, Dual-Sport Threat With World Series and N.B.A. Titles, Dies at 86

    07/06/2017 1:15:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 5, 2017 | Daniel E. Slotnik
    All professional athletes dream of winning a championship. But only two have won championships in two major American professional sports. Gene Conley was one of them. Conley, who died at 86 on Tuesday at his home in Foxborough, Mass., pitched for the World Series champion Milwaukee Braves in 1957. At 6 feet 8 inches — he was the tallest pitcher in the major leagues at the time — he also carved out a parallel career in professional basketball, playing during baseball’s off-season and winning three N.B.A. titles with the Boston Celtics, from 1958 to 1961.
  • Dodgers Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda hospitalized

    05/20/2017 4:54:01 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 25 replies
    OC Register ^ | 5/20/2017 | Bill Plunkett
    LOS ANGELES – Dodgers Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda has been hospitalized for several days. Details of Lasorda’s illness are being kept private, but a number of Lasorda’s former players have been among those in contact with Lasorda, who has been in the intensive care unit at a Los Angeles hospital. Lasorda, 89, has a history of heart problems and was hospitalized following a heart attack as recently as 2012. Lasorda has been hospitalized multiple times in the past year, including after a fall while attending a memorabilia show in Atlantic City last August and then again for 10 days...
  • MLB players sport plenty of pink to celebrate Mother’s Day

    05/14/2017 6:44:07 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 12 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | May 14 2017 | Fox Sports
    There was no shortage of the color pink at MLB stadiums on Sunday. Check out photos of the different uniforms, bats and other equipment that was part of MLB's Mother's Day pink-out.
  • Sam Mele, Major League Player, Manager and Scout, Dies at 95

    05/07/2017 1:01:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 3, 2017 | Richard Goldstein
    Growing up in Queens, where he played high school baseball, Sam Mele had no shortage of advice on the fine points of the game. His uncles Tony and Al Cuccinello were major league infielders, and Tony’s Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Al Lopez, who was their catcher and a future Hall of Fame manager, dropped by to give him a tip or two. Mele became an outstanding baseball and basketball player at New York University, played for 10 seasons in the major leagues, mostly in the outfield, then managed the Minnesota Twins to the 1965 American League pennant. He died on Monday...
  • Tebow huge draw in the minors, fans packing small stadiums

    05/06/2017 10:23:01 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 85 replies ^ | Pete Iacobelli, AP Sports Writer
    Tim Tebow is a big-league hit in the minor leagues. The Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback has minor league fans around the Single A South Atlantic League flocking to stadiums and jamming ticket lines to see the Columbia Fireflies outfielder and designated-hitter. The Hickory Crawdads sold out four games with the Fireflies, its total of 17,500 for the series surpassing the 15,900 they drew their first eight games. "We had 4,500 people in the stands," Crawdads season ticket holder Christopher Pack said, "and 4,300 were there to see Tim Tebow." People show up in Tebow's NFL jerseys, and...
  • ESPN’s Michael Smith: ‘If You Are a City in America, You Are a Racist City’

    05/03/2017 12:51:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 2, 2017 | Trent Baker
    ESPN “SC6” co-host Michael Smith had a strong reaction Tuesday to a group of Boston Red Sox fans using racial slurs towards Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones Monday night with one fan throwing peanuts at him.
  • Madison Bumgarner Lands on DL After Dirt Bike Accident

    04/23/2017 6:55:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    KSBW ^ | 4/21
    Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his big league career Friday after a dirt bike accident that sent him to a hospital with bruised ribs and a sprained joint in his pitching shoulder. San Francisco announced Bumgarner's injury Friday, a day after the accident occurred during an off day in Colorado. The Giants said Bumgarner is out of the hospital and resting at the team hotel. He is scheduled to be re-evaluated next week. "I think the main thing is you have to be grateful he's not hurt worse than...
  • Cubs’ Todd Ricketts withdraws name for Trump’s Cabinet

    04/19/2017 11:12:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 9 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 04/19/2017 | Lynn Sweet
    Unable to untangle his complex financial holdings to the satisfaction of the Office of Government Ethics, Cubs board member Todd Ricketts, tapped by President Donald Trump to be the Deputy Commerce Secretary, on Wednesday withdrew his nomination, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. Ricketts, a Wilmette resident who is a member of the billionaire Ricketts clan, was willing to divest his considerable personal portfolio of holdings, but that was apparently not enough. Some of the Ricketts investments are in family enterprises, including the Cubs.
  • NBC Sports: U.S. Flag at Baseball Games Too Political

    04/16/2017 4:40:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies ^ | April 16, 2017 | Jay Maxson
    Everything is political to the overly sensitive mind of today’s leftist. When the Atlanta Braves unfurled a gigantic flag for the playing of the national anthem, it prompted an ultra sensitive member of the partisan media and his Twitter followers to express a whole host of ridiculous claims. In a Twitter post this weekend, NBC baseball writer Craig Calcaterra complained that the presentation of Old Glory evoked overly political tones. He and his like-minded comrades used the occasion to attack the flag, the military, President Trump, conservatives and the singing of God Bless America: Will you keep politics out of...
  • Fox Sports' Shannon Sharpe: We've Got to Stop Tebow

    04/09/2017 6:20:50 PM PDT · by kevcol · 83 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 9, 2017 | Jay Maxson
    Tim Tebow’s home run in his first professional baseball at-bat was an electric moment for many sports fans and media. Not for Shannon Sharpe though. The co-host of The Undisputed on Fox Sports 1 complained Friday that Tebow shouldn’t even be allowed to play baseball. “We’ve got to stop this,” Sharpe demanded. “Here’s a guy who is going to try every sport until he finds something he’s good at. How about he’s not good at anything.”
  • Calling Good People "Racist" Isn't New: the Case of Ty Cobb (Video)

    04/03/2017 9:20:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Prager University ^ | 4-3-2017 | Charles Leerhsen He was Major League Baseball's first superstar. The first man ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. And he still has the game's highest career batting average – .366 – almost 90 years after he retired. His name is Ty Cobb. Yet, despite his historic achievements, he is often remembered for being the worst racist and the dirtiest player ever to take the field. If you know baseball, you've heard the stories: Ty Cobb would pistol-whip black men he passed on the street. He once stabbed to death a black waiter in Cleveland just because the young man...
  • Rockies ace steps away after cancer fight takes a turn

    03/10/2017 2:58:10 PM PST · by TBP · 15 replies
    Colorado Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis is taking a break from baseball to undergo chemotherapy after discovering that his testicular cancer has spread. The Rockies said Bettis, who had a testicle removed Nov. 29, would undergo cancer treatment “over the next several weeks” in Arizona. There is no timetable for his return. Bettis said his oncologist found inflamed lymph nodes during a routine checkup last week and a biopsy showed “that my testicular cancer has unexpectedly spread, and I will begin a regimen of chemotherapy in the very near future.”
  • With nation deeply divided, MLB's silence speaks volumes

    03/01/2017 6:42:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 28, 2017 | Jayson Stark
    BEFORE THEY STRETCHED, before they played catch, before they practiced their first cutoff and relay this spring, the New York Yankees watched a video. It was part of their annual media training. Prominent among the topics was the hottest button in American life right now: Politics.
  • Ned Garver, 20-Game Winner for the 102-Loss Browns, Dies at 91

    02/28/2017 12:20:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 28, 2017 | Richard Goldstein
    Ned Garver, the only pitcher in American League history to win at least 20 games in a season for a ball club that lost at least 100 times, achieving the feat for the 1951 St. Louis Browns, died on Sunday in Bryan, Ohio. He was 91.
  • Orioles exec: Trump apology before first pitch

    02/24/2017 2:30:59 PM PST · by detective · 117 replies
    MSN News ^ | February 24, 2017
    A Baltimore Orioles executive says he'd prefer President Trump not throw out a first pitch at Camden Yards without first apologizing for statements that could be viewed as problematic "from a race, ethnicity, religious, gender, disability" standpoint.   John Angelos, son of owner Peter Angelos and the Orioles' executive vice president and chief operating officer, said on a Baltimore-based podcast that divisive rhetoric and actions during Trump's campaign and since his swearing-in require that the president re-double efforts to embrace all members of the community.
  • Melania Trump DAZZLES in a scarlet red dress at Florida rally

    02/19/2017 7:29:44 AM PST · by ColdOne · 42 replies ^ | 2/19/17 | Jyoti Rambhai
    The former model looked stunning as she accompanied her husband Donald Trump at the rally. Less than a month since he was sworn in as the US President, Donald Trump decided to hold a rally in Melbourne, Florida. Melania, who was pictured holding her husband’s hand as they walked through the crowd, glowed in the simple yet eye-catching scarlet red dress. .