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  • Why all kids should see Anthony Rizzo apologize to MLB umpire

    10/22/2016 8:52:13 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 22 replies ^ | 10/20/16 | Shannon Younger
    Even if you aren't a baseball fan, Chicago Cubs' first baseman Anthony Rizzo's apology to an umpire last night is worth paying attention to and sharing with your tweens and teens. The Cubs are battling the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series, and the winner heads to the World Series. In last night's game, Rizzo apologized to home plate umpire Angel Hernandez when he came up to bat in the seventh inning. Rizzo had disagreed with him on a prior call. (You can click on the link pic link in the post to see the full video....
  • Cleveland Indians advance to World Series! (Vanity)

    10/19/2016 3:47:51 PM PDT · by mmichaels1970 · 94 replies
    Me | 10/19/2016 | Me
    Indians defeat the Blue Jays 3-0 to take ALCS four games to one.
  • Court Hearing on Potential Ontario Ban of Indians Name, Logo

    10/17/2016 8:52:00 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 42 replies
    A Toronto court will hear arguments Monday on an attempt to bar the Cleveland Indians from using their team name and "Chief Wahoo" logo in Ontario. The legal challenge by indigenous activist Douglas Cardinal comes on the same day the team plays the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series in Toronto. The long-standing logo, which appears on some team caps and jerseys, depicts a grinning, red-faced cartoon with a feather headband. Cardinal's lawyers will ask the court Monday to bar the usage of the name and logo by the team, Major League Baseball and...
  • MLB: The 5 Greatest Shortstops to Ever Play the Game

    10/14/2016 4:13:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 93 replies
    The Cheat Sheet ^ | October 14, 2016 | Michael Laurila
    While he’s no longer rocking pinstripes on a regular basis, it’s hard to think about the New York Yankees and not turn your attention to the great Derek Jeter. Even after his retirement from Major League Baseball in 2014, the captain of all captains continues to remain a permanent fixture in the city with which he spent his entire career. And really, that shouldn’t be a surprise. That’s usually what happens when you’re an all-time great shortstop. Throughout his incredible career, Jeter showed himself to be one of the greatest shortstops to ever step on a diamond. While there have...
  • Here come the Giants, exactly the team the Cubs probably didn’t want to see in the NLDS

    10/06/2016 5:08:31 PM PDT · by Mariner · 80 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | October 6th, 2016 | by Tim Kawakami
    So Conor Gillaspie in 2016 is Marco Scutaro from 2012 or Travis Ishikawa from 2014 or Cody Ross from 2010, at least for one enormous Wild-Card game and that means it could go on and on again… And Madison Bumgarner in 2016 is… Madison Bumgarner, the perpetual postseason legend. That’s a two-paragraph summary of the Giants’ scintillating 3-0 Wild-Card victory over the Mets tonight, and yes, obviously, the patterns and connections from the previous three Giants postseason trips are impossible to ignore. You know who probably understands this better than anybody? That’d be the Cubs, who now face the Giants...
  • Madison Bumgarner and One Big Blast Leave the Mets Blanked and Blue

    10/06/2016 9:28:04 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 89 replies
    NYT ^ | 5 October 2016 | JAMES WAGNER
    The Mets pulled themselves back from the ledge of defeat many times: With Curtis Granderson’s wall-slamming catch in the sixth inning, with Syndergaard’s guile in a seventh-inning jam, and with Reed’s escape in the eighth. But Bumgarner would not be overcome. Bumgarner fired a complete-game shutout on 119 pitches. The Mets never got a runner to third base. As the taut game stretched on, it was clear the Mets were in trouble when Familia began to struggle. He blew three saves in the World Series last season, but his pitching was a reason the Mets had made it this far...
  • Jim’s Fearless 2016 MLB Playoff Predictions

    10/04/2016 11:53:19 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 111 replies
    ALWild Card (TBS): Toronto over the Orioles NL Wild Card (ESPN): San Francisco over the Mets ALDS (TBS): Toronto over Texas ALDS (TBS): Boston over Cleveland NLDS (FS1): Washington over the Dodgers NLDS (FS1): Cubbies over San Francisco (go Giants!) ALCS (TBS): Boston over Toronto NLCS (Fox/FS1): Cubbies over Washington World Series (Fox): Cubbies over Boston Note: look for the whole spreadsheet and stats to be up soon on my new website under construction
  • VIDEO: What Tim Tebow did with the first pitch he saw as a professional baseball player

    09/29/2016 8:33:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/29/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Gone... Call this mainly a feel-good video to start your day with - a gift from us to you before we return to whatever nonsense Hillary and her media megaphones are trying to shove down our throats today. When the New York Mets signed Tim Tebow to a minor league contract a few weeks ago, the signing was widely derided as a silly publicity stunt - particularly by one especially contemptible sportswriter known to our readership as a vindictive obsessive stalker cockroach. But that’s what Raid is for.
  • [2013] MLB star Jose Fernandez reunited with grandmother for first time since defecting from Cuba

    09/25/2016 4:19:07 PM PDT · by ETL · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 14, 2013
    Jose Fernandez -the NL Rookie of the Year in 2013 - came to the United States by boat as a 15-year-old Cuban refugee in 2008. Along the way, he rescued his mother, who had fallen overboard. However, his beloved grandmother, who Fernandez calls a “baseball freak,” was left behind.“She’s the love of my life... my everything,” Fernandez said. The day before winning the Rookie of the Year Award, a shocked Fernandez was reunited with his grandmother in Florida with help from Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria.
  • Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident

    09/25/2016 2:53:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 69 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 25, 2016 | 9:29a | Sophia Rosenbaum
    <p>Neither booze nor drugs played a role in the boating accident that killed Miami Marlins pitching great Jose Fernandez, authorities said Sunday.</p> <p>The 24-year-old star hurler and two male buddies died when their 30-foot boat crashed off Miami Beach around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Florida official said.</p>
  • Jose Fernandez, pitcher, Miami Marlins, killed in boating accident per ESPN

    09/25/2016 6:18:21 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 119 replies
    ESPN | 9/25/2016 | Me
    Linda Cohen ESPN just announced on TV. Other reports on SB Nation. Terrible news- terrific young pitcher.
  • Mariners' Steve Clevenger is suspended for the rest of the season after controversial tweets

    09/23/2016 11:17:36 AM PDT · by Kazan · 76 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/23/2016 | Chuck Schilken
    attle catcher Steve Clevenger was suspended without pay for the remainder of the season by the Mariners on Friday, a day after he apologized for a pair of controversial tweets he posted on the violent protests in Charlotte, N.C., and the Black Lives Matter movement. One of those tweets stated that the people protesting a police shooting of a black man “should be locked behind bars like animals.” His apology came several hours after Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto issued a statement of their own, saying he was “very disappointed at the tweets” and the team is “currently examining all...
  • Mariners player under fire for tweets on Black Lives Matter, police shootings (double standard)

    09/23/2016 9:47:37 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 28 replies
    Seattle Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger tweeted some disparaging remarks Thursday about Black Lives Matter protesters and the controversy over police shootings. “Black people beating whites when a thug got shot holding a gun by a black officer haha (expletive) cracks me up! Keep kneeling for the Anthem!” one read. “BLM is pathetic once again! Obama you are pathetic once again! Everyone involved should be locked behind bars like animals!” another one of his tweets read. Clevenger had since deleted the tweets and changed his Twitter account to protected mode, according to the Seattle Times. The Mariners organization released a statement...
  • Ricketts family to spend $1M to back Trump's presidential bid, adviser says

    09/20/2016 10:49:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Chicago Tribune | September 20, 2016 | Zachary R. Mider, Bloomberg
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  • Orioles' Adam Jones: MLB short on anthem protests because it's a 'white man's sport'

    09/12/2016 6:06:00 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 72 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 12, 2016 | ESPN News Services
    With racial issues in the United States coming to the forefront in the sports world, Major League Baseball players generally have been absent from the growing chorus of athletes who have publicly spoken out about problems they may see in the United States, and Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones thinks he knows why. "Baseball is a white man's sport," the Orioles star told USA Today. "We already have two strikes against us already,'' Jones told the newspaper, "so you might as well not kick yourself out of the game. In football, you can't kick them out. You need those players....
  • Adam Jones on why no MLB player is protesting like Colin Kaepernick: 'Baseball is a white man’s

    09/12/2016 12:00:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 67 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/12/16 | Chuck Schilken
    Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones thinks he knows why no Major League Baseball player has publicly refused to stand during the national anthem like San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others around the world of sports. "Baseball is a white man’s sport," Jones told USA Today. In the NFL, 68% of the players are African American; that compares with just 8% in the MLB. On opening day this spring, just 69 African American players were on teams’ rosters or disabled lists. "We already have two strikes against us already, so you might as well not kick yourself out of...
  • 'Tebow Time' Already Worth Millions to Mets

    09/10/2016 7:04:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies ^ | Matthew Rocco
    Tim Tebow has signed a minor-league contract with the New York Mets, and his arrival is already paying dividends for the club’s brand. The Mets announced early Thursday morning that Tebow, the former NFL quarterback, will report to Port St. Lucie, Florida, to play in the fall Instructional League. As of Thursday afternoon, media exposure from TV, radio and online platforms has generated an estimated $1.88 million worth of public-relations value for Tebow and the Mets, Apex Marketing Group told That number doubles when factoring in all of the buzz on social media. Tebow’s total ad value of $3.8...
  • Florida Gator Legend Tim Tebow Signs With New York Mets

    09/08/2016 6:41:55 AM PDT · by drewh · 32 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | sept 8 2016 8:02am | Edgar Thompson
    Tim Tebow's baseball career has begun. The former Florida Gators football star has signed a contract with the New York Mets, the team announced Thursday morning following a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. Tebow, 29, will begin his professional career in either Arizona Fall League or Instructional League. More than 12 years since he last played baseball at St. Augustine Nease, Tebow showed impressive speed and power at the plate, until he faced live pitching, according to reports. Tebow hit eight balls over the fence at USC's Dedeaux Field during batting practice. But he did not connect on much against...
  • Seattle Mariners apologize after lesbian couple are told to stop kissing at the baseball team's ...

    08/31/2016 3:13:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | August 31, 2016 | Chris Summers
    Complete Headline: Seattle Mariners apologize after lesbian couple are told to stop kissing at the baseball team's first ever gay pride night because it was against their 'family-friendly' policy Mary McHale and Sara Hinton were threatened with being kicked out They kissed after enjoying the Mariners' 7-6 win over the Brewers The employee has been disciplined and the Mariners have apologized The Seattle Mariners had to make a groveling apology after a lesbian couple were told off for kissing at the team's first ever Pride night. ... McHale, whose grandfather is a Mariners fan, told local news website KUOW: 'My...
  • Audit: Downtown North costs exceed $102M (CT minor league stadium)

    08/26/2016 11:07:13 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 39 replies
    Hartford Business Journal ^ | August 26, 2016 | Patricia Daddona
    The city of Hartford's investment in the Downtown North development, which includes construction of the Dunkin' Donuts Park baseball stadium, exceeds $102 million to date, according to an audit from Hartford's Internal Audit Commission released publicly Friday. Originally priced at $56 million for initial construction funding and bonded at $63.3 million, the unfinished stadium's pricetag has now jumped to $71.7 million, the audit said. For the overall Downtown North development, which includes road work, engineering and other infrastructure work, the total costs to the city are $102.5 million to date, the audit report said. That $102 million does not include...
  • Cubs Apologize After Playing ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ for Accused Domestic Abuser

    08/15/2016 3:08:14 PM PDT · by Enchante · 55 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 15, 2016 | Gabriella Paiella
    For some reason, playing a song in which 50 percent of the lyrics are the exact phrase “smack my bitch up” for an accused domestic abuser didn’t quite sit right with people, leading the Cubs to issue the following formal apology: "The selection of this track showed a lack of judgment and sensitivity to an important issue. We have terminated our relationship with the employee responsible for making the selection and will be implementing stronger controls to review and approve music before public broadcast during our games."
  • Red Sox pull plug on David Ortiz bobblehead night, deeming figures 'racially insensitive'

    08/10/2016 11:06:27 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/10/2016 | Staff
    BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox canceled a David Ortiz bobblehead promotion Tuesday night when the figurine turned out to be "racially insensitive," said team president Sam Kennedy. The bobblehead depicts Ortiz addressing fans at Fenway Park following the Boston Marathon bombings, but Kennedy said it didn't much resemble the retiring slugger and was not fit for distribution. Kennedy saw the final version of the bobblehead for the first time Tuesday afternoon after they were delivered. "My two immediate reactions were first, it was a really inaccurate portrayal of what he looks like," Kennedy told The Associated Press. "My personal...
  • Red Sox scrap 'racially insensitive' David Ortiz bobbleheads

    08/09/2016 4:59:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 9, 2016 | Darren Rovell
    Boston Red Sox fans who attend Tuesday night's game against the New York Yankees will no longer receive David Ortiz bobbleheads. The team promised to distribute Ortiz bobbleheads to the first 15,000 fans entering Fenway Park before Boston's game against the Yankees, but Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said he elected to postpone the promotion after doing a quality check. "I thought the bobbleheads were an inaccurate portrayal of David," Kennedy said. "To go further, I thought the facial features were racially insensitive."
  • A-ROD retiring from Yankees

    08/07/2016 8:04:16 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 52 replies
    Aug 7 2016 | self
    Yankees say A-Rod's last game will be on August 12th; will then assume role as special advisor and instructor.
  • Ex-Cardinals Scouting Director Chris Correa Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Astros’ Data Breach

    07/18/2016 6:05:31 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 13 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | July 18, 2016 | Steve Adams
    The New York Times reported last summer that the Cardinals were the subject of a federal investigation in connection with multiple illegal breaches of the Astros’ proprietary computer network, Ground Control. Correa was ultimately fired by the Cardinals in July and was later charged. At the time of his plea, Correa claimed that his to access Ground Control was due to concern that former Cardinals scouting director Jeff Luhnow had taken proprietary information with him upon being hired by the Astros as general manager. Per Barron, the court denied a request that would’ve allowed Correa to subpoena documents from the...
  • Darryl Strawberry admits to having sex in clubhouse during games

    07/14/2016 12:17:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 28 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 7/14 | Mike Oz
    “Between innings. It worked out well just how crazy it was,” Strawberry added. “It kind of worked out that way. You point (a woman) out and tell the kid (to go get her).” By “the kid,” Strawberry means a clubhouse attendant. In his Sirius XM interview, Strawberry also talked about drinking in the clubhouse and smoking cigarettes in the dugout. Oh, to be a baseball player in the ’80s.
  • Major League Baseball must permanently retire ‘God Bless America,’ a song that offends everyone

    07/01/2016 10:10:07 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 88 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 ^ | April 21, 2016 |
    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 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 ^ | 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...