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  • Mets Get Revenge, and Then Some

    10/12/2015 10:50:16 PM PDT · by NRx · 21 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10-13-2015 | TIM ROHAN
    Yoenis Cespedes stood near the batter’s box for a moment, holding his bat, watching the fastball he had crushed into the second deck of the left-field stands. Cespedes took a few steps, flipped his bat high into the air and rounded the bases. The theme song from “The Natural” pumped through Citi Field, fireworks exploded and Mets fans hugged one another, screaming. The three-run homer essentially ended Game 3 of this National League division series in the fourth inning on Monday night. From there, the Mets cruised to a 13-7 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers to take a two-games-to-one...
  • Chase Utley Suspended 2 Games for Slide that Broke Ruben Tejada's Leg

    10/11/2015 7:22:13 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 204 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10/11/2015 | Mark Saxon, ESPN Staff Writer
    NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball has suspended Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Chase Utley for Games 3 and 4 of the National League Division Series for what the league deemed was an illegal slide into New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada.
  • Dean Chance, Angels' first Cy Young winner, dies at age 74

    10/11/2015 6:24:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | October 11, 2015 | Jeff Fletcher
    Dean Chance, the 1964 Cy Young winner and a recently inducted member of the Angels Hall of Fame, has died. He was 74 ... In 1964, Chance was 20-9 with a 1.65 ERA, winning the Cy Young Award at a time when there was only one winner, rather than one for each league. At the time, the 23-year-old Chance was the youngest pitcher ever to win the Cy Young, a distinction he held until Dwight Gooden won the award at age 20 in 1985 ...
  • Mets' Ruben Tejada fractures lower leg on Chase Utley's hard slide

    10/11/2015 5:02:28 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 59 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10/10/15 | Mark Saxon
    LOS ANGELES -- Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada suffered a fracture to the fibula of his lower right leg in a nasty collision at second base Saturday night in the seventh inning of a Game 2 loss to the Dodgers in the NL Divison Series. The Dodgers' Chase Utley slid late and hit Tejada hard just as Tejada was turning around to attempt a double play on a grounder hit by Howie Kendrick. Tejada flipped over Utley and landed hard on his left side. The Dodgers went on to score a total of four runs in the inning en route to...
  • Non-Official Thread For NL Wild Card, Cubs at the Pirates. 8:00 P.M. Eastern

    10/07/2015 2:18:09 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 74 replies
    Me ^ | 10/7/15 | Me
    I will try to post one of these for each series also, NOT EACH GAME, or something like that. Thanks to ken5050!
  • Rangers win AL West on final day; Angels' loss puts Astros in playoffs

    10/04/2015 3:40:26 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 10/4/15
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers finally clinched the AL West title on the last day of the regular season. Hamels pitched a three-hitter, Adrian Beltre hit a go-ahead homer and the Rangers beat the Angels 9-2 Sunday, eliminating Los Angeles from playoff contention. A year after their 95 losses were the most in the American League, two months after they were still eight games out of first place and three days after ensuring themselves a postseason spot, the Rangers wrapped up their sixth division title. Texas plays its first AL division series game since 2011 on...
  • Retiring Giants pitcher says players using steroids hurt his contracts and took food off his table

    10/01/2015 4:00:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 1, 2015 | Scott Davis
    With only four games remaining on the San Francisco Giants schedule and their playoff hopes already eliminated, pitcher Jeremy Affeldt is announcing he's retiring at the end of the season. In a story he wrote for The Cauldron on Sports Illustrated, Affeldt takes a different approach in his announcement.
  • Cubs clinch first playoff spot since '08 with Giants' elimination (Mets,Jays,Pirates in too!)

    09/26/2015 6:16:10 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 36 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/26/15
    The Chicago Cubs have clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2008. The Cubs were assured of at least an NL wild-card slot Friday night when San Francisco lost to Oakland 5-4, eliminating the Giants from playoff contention. The sign outside Wrigley Field lit up with "Cubs Clinch Postseason Berth'' after it became official late Friday night. Fans gathered around to take pictures and mark Chicago's return for the first time since 2008.
  • Yogi Berra passes away; HOF legend was 90

    09/22/2015 11:29:17 PM PDT · by musicman · 173 replies ^ | September 23, 2015 | Marty Noble
    <p>Just saw on MLB.TV that Yogi Berra has passed away at age 90.</p>
  • MLB: The 6 Greatest Catchers to Ever Play the Game

    09/20/2015 12:17:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 106 replies
    CheatSheet ^ | September 20, 2015 | Michael Laurila
    ... Great catchers are so difficult to find because it takes a very unique set of skills to succeed defensively and offensively. That’s why in the present day, it’s much more common to see a talented defensive catcher who’s average at the plate. That, or a power-hitting catcher that struggles to keep base runners at bay. Needless to say, when a catcher reaches a triple-threat level—that is hitting for average, power, and good defense behind the plate—it’s a rarity. Everyone on this list reached that status during their respective careers, making them the six greatest catchers ever ...
  • David Ortiz Further Cements Hall Of Fame Career With 500th Home Run

    09/12/2015 6:23:47 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 41 replies ^ | 12 Sep 15 | Nicholas Goss
    David Ortiz has provided Boston Red Sox fans with countless memories. He helped end the 86-year World Series drought in 2004, played a key role in raising another championship banner in 2007 and won MVP of the 2013 World Series in one of the most historic performances in postseason history. In addition to that playoff success, Big Papi has created many more special moments with walk-off hits, towering home runs and an engaging personality. Ortiz reached another milestone in his Hall of Fame-worthy career Saturday by hitting his 500th career home run in a win against the Tampa Bay Rays....
  • Federal leaders agree to skip Jays games

    09/06/2015 8:15:06 PM PDT · by xp38 · 5 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | Sept 6 2015 | MARYAM SHAH
    An agreement by federal party leaders to steer clear of Blue Jays games until Canadians vote on Oct. 19 drew giggles and guffaws from baseball fans after Sunday’s game. “I guess they’re bad luck,” Taylor Marr, 25, said with a laugh. The Grimsby man was surprised to hear the Jays had lost recently in games when Tom Mulcair, Stephen Harper, and Justin Trudeau were in the stands. “That’s crazy, they always win now; they never lose,” he said, shaking his head. But if keeping the Jays winning means Harper, Mulcair, and Trudeau have to avoid the stadium, so be it....
  • It is time for Major League Baseball umpires to stop calling balls and strikes

    09/06/2015 2:36:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 98 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 6, 2015 | Cork Gaines
    Having umpires call balls and strikes is one of the most fundamental aspects of both the game of baseball and the profession of Major League Baseball umpires. But as we get better at recognizing what is really a strike it is becoming painfully obvious that it is time for the umps to give up the responsibility.
  • Bartolo Colon breaks the internet with behind-the-back throw to first base

    09/05/2015 9:03:38 PM PDT · by ETL · 45 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Sept 5, 2015 | Mark Townsend
    There's a reason Bartolo Colon starts have become must-see events and social media happenings on the grandest scale. Every time he's on the field, there's a high probability of something strange, extremely unlikely or highly amusing happening, which essentially guarantees the viewing audience will be entertained. More often than not, Colon's batting provides the entertainment value. Whether he's getting a hit or just swinging and missing and losing his helmet, the internet rejoices all the same. ..." On Saturday, though, Colon changed things up and wowed us with his athleticism on defense. And in the process, he may have broken...
  • Twitter Reacts After NY Times Writer Calls Out Buster Posey for Not Signing His Son's Autograph

    09/03/2015 12:23:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Buster Posey fans weren't too happy when New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau criticized the Giants catcher for not signing his son's autographWhen New York Times Eric Lichtblau wrote an essay in this Sunday's Times about baseball, heroes and bonding with his sons, San Francisco Giants Buster Posey received a mention — but not in a good way. Lichtblau, who embarked on a five-day, eight baseball-game trip with his sons, wrote about his disappointment in Posey when the catcher waved his son off — twice — when asked for an autograph. The incident provided a "life lesson," Lichtblau wrote,...
  • Fan dies after falling from upper deck at Braves-Yankees game

    08/29/2015 9:06:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat August 29, 2015 | Steve Almasy and Mayra Cuevas,
    <p>The man tumbled out of the stands during the seventh inning of the game as the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez was walking to home plate.</p> <p>"The Atlanta Braves offer their deepest condolences to the family," the team said in a statement. "At this time, all inquiries will be directed to the Atlanta Police Department, as this is an ongoing investigation."</p>
  • Curt Schilling pulled from Little League World Series over Nazi tweet

    08/25/2015 1:14:08 PM PDT · by detective · 65 replies
    MSN ^ | August 25, 2015 | Justin McGuire
    ESPN has pulled former MLB All-Star Curt Schilling from its coverage of the Little League World Series following a controversial tweet comparing Muslim extremists to German Nazis. “Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective," ESPN said in a statement. "We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.”
  • Curt Schilling compares Muslim extremism to Nazis

    08/25/2015 10:31:15 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 25, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Curt Schilling took on the Internet – and the entire Muslim world – on Tuesday and lost. Badly. The two-time National League strikeout king took to Twitter to voice his concern over Islamic extremism. He posted a photo of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler with the words, “It's said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?” The 48-year-old also tweeted, “The math is staggering when you get to true (numbers).” Schilling, who won three World Series championships during his 20-year MLB career, deleted the post after 10 minutes. Currently working with...
  • Home teams win all 15 games for first time in Major League Baseball history

    08/12/2015 9:11:22 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 39 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 12, 2015 | AP
    <p>Home was the place to be in baseball Tuesday night.</p> <p>When the Seattle Mariners beat Baltimore 6-5 in 10 innings, it marked the first time all 15 home teams won on the same day.</p> <p>Viewing every game as a 50-50 proposition independent of all others, STATS figured the odds of a home sweep on a night with a full major league schedule was 1 in 32,768.</p>
  • MLB Trade Rumors: 2015 Deadline Day Live Blog

    07/31/2015 10:55:29 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 56 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 31, 2015
    Two hours to go until the non-waiver trade deadline Our Eye on Baseball staff (@CBSSportsMLB) will update this live blog with news, tweets, videos, GIFs and other fun stuff from the 2015 MLB trade deadline starting at approximately 10:30 a.m. ET. Keep up with all the news with our Trade Tracker and Jon Heyman's Trade Buzz. You can also follow Heyman on Twitter (@JonHeymanCBS) and Facebook.
  • ESPN Pulls Colin Cowherd Off Air For Good After Comments On Dominicans

    07/25/2015 3:54:12 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 36 replies ^ | July 24, 2015 | Erik Pedersen
    Colin Cowherd had been a lame duck at ESPN anyway, but today the sports giant said he’s done there for good. Eight days after the company said its popular radio host and sometimes TV guy was leaving its ranks, ESPN has yanked him off its airwaves over remarks he made questioning the intellect of Dominicans. On his radio show The Herd on Thursday, Cowherd was talking about how baseball is no more of a “thinking-man’s game” than other sports. “I’ve never bought into that whole ‘baseball is too complex,'” he said. “Really? A third of the sport is from the...
  • Question: Most runs in a single MLB game THIS season (2015)?

    07/22/2015 8:25:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    7/22/15 | sff
    I leave this to the wisdom of FREEPers...I have scoured the internet (not too well, apparently) even looking over MLB's site, and cannot find the game played this season that has more runs scored than any other. Anyone know what it is? I am wondering...I know the season isn't over...I'm just asking "So far, what game has had more runs scored than any other?"
  • Lawsuit Asks Major League Baseball To Put Up Safety Nets All The Way To Foul Poles

    07/13/2015 3:35:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    consumerists ^ | July 13, 2015
    The complaint contends that MLB stadiums only have enough safety netting to protect “VIP” patrons in the most expensive seats immediately near the home plate area and leaves the rest of the lower level seats at risk for injury. The lawsuit is seeking class-action status to represent anyone who purchased a season ticket to a major or minor league baseball game and whose seats are located in any exposed area between home plate and the the right and left field foul poles. Rather than looking for a cash payout, the plaintiff is asking for the court to require that all...
  • Marlins Fernandez launches homer, downs Giants in return

    07/02/2015 12:19:09 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    sun sentinel ^ | 7-2-15 | Craig Davis
    It had been nearly 400 days since Jose Fernandez stepped onto the mound in a major league game. The long road to get back from Tommy John surgery was trying but ultimately inspiring. Appropriatedly, so his triumphant return to the Marlins in a rollicking matinee revival Thursday at Marlins Park. After a slow start, the charismatic Cuban not only resurrected the magic of his Rookie of the Year 2013 season, he contributed an uplifting home run that sent the Marlins on course for a 5-4 victory that concluded a three-game sweep of the defending World Series champions. Fernandez, now 13-0...
  • Dodgers hosting LGBT and Giants Friday night

    06/19/2015 10:34:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 31 replies
    mynewsla ^ | June 2015
    The Los Angeles Dodgers will conduct their third annual LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium at Friday night’s game against the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Lisa Vanderpump will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Country singer Ty Herndon will sing the national anthem. Recording artist Lance Bass will announce the Dodgers starting lineup. Major League Baseball’s Ambassador of Inclusion Billy Bean, who played 59 games for the Dodgers in 1989, will be present for pregame festivities. David Kopay, a former NFL running back who in 1975 became one of the first professional athletes...
  • First transgender singer to perform national anthem at A’s game

    06/17/2015 7:11:07 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 17, 2015 | Tony Bravo
    Singer Breanna Sinclairé becomes the first transgender person to sing the National Anthem at a Major League Baseball game tonight at the Oakland Coliseum. It will be only the second game Sinclairé has ever attended, but she’s already a fan.
  • St. Louis Cardinals Under FBI Investigation for Alleged Hack of Astros System

    06/16/2015 7:03:41 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 19 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 16 Jun 2015 | Tim Daniels
    Investigators have uncovered evidence that Cardinals officials broke into a network of the Houston Astros that housed special databases the team had built, according to law enforcement officials. Internal discussions about trades, proprietary statistics and scouting reports were compromised, the officials said.
  • Cardinals Face F.B.I. Inquiry in Hacking of Astros’ Network

    06/16/2015 9:27:27 AM PDT · by gwjack · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/16/2015 | Michael S. Schmidt
    WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. and Justice Department prosecutors are investigating whether front-office officials for the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most successful teams in baseball over the past two decades, hacked into internal networks of a rival team to steal closely guarded information about player personnel. Investigators have uncovered evidence that Cardinals officials broke into a network of the Houston Astros that housed special databases the team had built, according to law enforcement officials. Internal discussions about trades, proprietary statistics and scouting reports were compromised, the officials said.
  • Newspaper celebrates MLB's first amphibious pitcher [Not a joke]

    06/09/2015 11:26:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    sbnation ^ | 6/8/15 | Bill Hanstock
    Look, everyone is excited about Pat Venditte. But we can't be too busy to fact-check things like "the word for someone who can use both hands equally well."
  • Small-town newspaper claims switch pitcher Pat Venditte is 'amphibious'

    06/09/2015 11:03:08 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 41 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | June 9, 2015 | Extra Mustard
    Pat Venditte, the Oakland Athletics' switch-pitching sensation, has the ability to live on land and in water, according to the East Oregonian. The little paper published out of Pendleton, Oregon, ran a headline on a story about Venditte touting him as "amphibious" rather than ambidextrous.
  • A family of four skunks decided to make the visiting dugout at Dodger Stadium their home

    06/06/2015 12:10:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies ^ | 6/5/15 | Chris Landers
    It started innocently enough, when there was a curious sighting after the Dodgers lost to the Cardinals on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium -- a skunk, roaming around on the warning track, just minding his own business.... When the Cardinals took the field for pregame warmup, they were greeted with not one, not two, but a family of four skunks, all stuck under one of the photography wells in the visiting dugout.
  • How Ty Cobb Was Framed as a Racist

    05/31/2015 2:27:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/31 | Kyle Smith
    The two things everyone knows about Ty Cobb are that he was a phenomenal baseball player and that he was the worst racist ever to play the game. But one of these things is mostly wrong. Cobb, the first player voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the holder of more than 90 records upon his retirement and still the pace-setter with a .366 lifetime batting average, could be rude, but not nearly as nasty as you think. And far from being the most notorious racist in baseball history, he was an early and vocal supporter of integrating the big...
  • Montreal has passed first test toward return of baseball to city, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says

    05/29/2015 6:31:33 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    National Post ^ | May 28, 2015 | Canadian Press
    NEW YORK — Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is open to Montreal hosting three or four regular-season games in 2016, the city’s mayor said Thursday after a 45-minute meeting he described as “extremely positive.” The goal of the encounter was to show Manfred that Montreal is “serious about baseball,” said Denis Coderre, who explained the city’s strategy toward acquiring a team either through expansion or the relocation of an existing franchise. Coderre wouldn’t give details about that strategy but said demonstrating to the league that Montreal can fill the Olympic Stadium for games in June or July is the...
  • Cardinals Mascot Called "Racist" for Holding "Police Lives Matter" Sign

    05/25/2015 11:00:25 AM PDT · by rightistight · 34 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/25/15 | Aurelius
    On Sunday, May 17, the mascot of the St. Louis Cardinals held a sign that read "Police Lives Matter." The person in the mascot outfit said he did not know what was on the sign. For this action, Fredbird has been labelled a "racist." Again, this is a baseball mascot holding a sign saying that police lives matter. The website Deadspin learned of the picture below and ran a story titled, "Your Racist Uncle Will Love This Picture Of The Cardinals' Mascot:" The author of the article, Tom Ley, then rambles for several paragraphs in an expletive-filled tirade. ...The image...
  • Rays minor-league team cancels A-Rod juice box promo after Yankees complain

    05/23/2015 8:56:59 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/24/15 | Mike Oz
    Here's something you don't see every day: the New York Yankees are defending Alex Rodriguez. After a Tampa Bay Rays minor-league team planned a promo night poking fun at their infamous slugger, the Yankees objected that it was in poor taste. And now, the A-Rod "juice box night" that the Single-A Charlotte Stone Crabs had planned for Friday has been cancelled. The team was going to give juice boxes to the first 500 fans through the gates. They were to read: "100% Juiced. Side Affects [sic] include: tainted records, inflated ego, omission from the Hall of Fame, and more!" The...
  • Ex-major league and Snohomish star Earl Averill Jr. dies

    05/15/2015 2:30:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 14, 2015 | Adam Jude
    Earl Averill Jr., a Snohomish High School graduate and a seven-year major league veteran, died Wednesday in Tacoma. He was 83. The Mariners scheduled a moment of silence in Averill’s honor just before the start of Thursday’s game against the Red Sox. Averill is the son of Baseball Hall of Famer Earl Averill.
  • Yankees legend Yogi Berra celebrates 90th birthday

    05/13/2015 8:43:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 05/13/2015 | BY ERIC BARROW
    Yogi Berra may not be uttering his famous “Yogi-isms” anymore, but the Yankee icon summed up this day best years ago when he said, “I want to thank you for making this day necessary.” Lawrence Peter Berra, best known as Yogi — or Yog by his close friends — celebrated his 90th birthday on Tuesday at the New Jersey museum that bears his name, surrounded by close family and such New York baseball luminaries as Joe Torre, Ralph Branca, Willie Randolph and Mickey Rivers, to name a few. And he even received a call from former mayor Rudy Giuliani wishing...
  • Yogi Berra at 90: Quips and quotes from a Yankees icon

    05/12/2015 3:03:32 PM PDT · by TBP · 34 replies
    USA Today | May 12, 2015 | Josh Peter
    Happy 90th birthday to the great Yogi Berra, Hall of Famer player, coach, and manager, wit and occasional philosopher. Unfortunately, since USA Today is Gannett, link only. Doesn't mean I can't comment.
  • The Bigoted, Jew-Ranting Oriole Whom the Media Ignores

    05/11/2015 11:55:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 9, 2015 | Phil Mushnick
    For sustaining evidence of a world gone nuts with the media’s steady, selective and frightened compliance, there’s Delmon Young — now with the Orioles, who spent the week here playing the Mets, then Yankees. But first the lasting legacy of John Rocker — the big, white, not too bright Braves pitcher quoted in Sports Illustrated making bigoted, ethnic and racist remarks about NYC’s inhabitants. Though he broke no laws or jaws, Rocker, at 24, became a national symbol of hate, a pariah, too. On TV, radio and in print — “Saturday Night Live” to “The CBS Evening News with Dan...
  • Is It Time For MLB To Go Tobacco-Free?

    05/10/2015 2:39:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | May 9, 2015 | Becki Schildhouse
    One California city is trying to make it happenOn the day “Mr. Padre” Tony Gwynn should be celebrating his 55th birthday, I was thinking of the best way to pay tribute to the greatest sports figure our city has called our own. While it won’t happen today, I think the best thing we can do in his memory is make sure his death teaches us a lesson and ban tobacco in Major League Baseball. Gwynn passed away June 16, 2014 from salivary gland cancer he believes was the result of being a longtime tobacco chewer. Gwynn began his cancer battle...
  • Bryan Stow Attacker Pleads For Mercy In Separate Firearms Case

    05/07/2015 7:10:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 7, 2015
    A man who smirked as he was sentenced in the savage beating of a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium wants a federal judge to spare him from another lengthy prison sentence for an unrelated gun crime. Louie Sanchez’s handwritten letter prays for mercy in the crime discovered as police investigated the 2011 attack on baseball’s opening day that left Bryan Stow with permanent brain damage. “The outcome of the situation I don’t wish upon nobody,” Sanchez wrote in his letter to Judge Fernando Olguin. “Unfortunately, Mr. Stow got hurt and I send my deepest sympathy to Mr. Stow...
  • Orioles notebook: Birds honor late NYPD officer, O's fan Brian Moore

    05/05/2015 11:43:05 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 10 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 05-05-2015 | Eduardo A. Encina
    When manager Buck Showalter found out that slain New York police officer Brian Moore was an Orioles fan, he immediately wanted to do something for Moore's family.. The Mets already had planned to hold a moment of silence before Tuesday's interleague game against the Orioles at Citi Field to honor Moore, a 25-year-old officer who was shot in the head Saturday in Queens, N.Y., and died Monday. A man has been arrested and charged with his murder.
  • Why the ‘5 Best Baseball Movies’ Are Actually Terrible

    05/02/2015 4:38:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 135 replies ^ | April 20, 2015 | James Jay Carafano
    $212.46. That is what the average family of four spent at a major league ballgame last year. For the budget-conscious, that price tag makes it mighty tempting to stay home and enjoy the boys of summer on TV—either a live game or a classic baseball movie. But watching some of the most fondly remembered films about the national passtime suggest that maybe both the game’s time and what made America great are passing. Here are five films that make the case.5. Moneyball (2011) Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill take the Oakland Athletics from a mediocre, going-broke franchise to a cash-cow...
  • Alex Rodriguez hits a pinch-hit home run to tie Willie Mays at 660 home runs

    05/01/2015 7:05:52 PM PDT · by fhayek · 48 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 5/1/2015 | Bill Baer
    Alex Rodriguez, not in Friday’s starting lineup against the Red Sox, still managed to make history. He pinch-hit for DH Garrett Jones in the eighth inning, facing reliever Junichi Tazawa. He got ahead in the count 3-0, then slugged a 94 MPH fastball out to left field for career home run number 660, putting the Yankees up 3-2.
  • An Empty Stadium in Baltimore (no fans for Orioles game)

    04/28/2015 10:30:46 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 38 replies
    the atlantic ^ | 4-28-15
    RUSSELL BERMAN APR 28, 2015 When the Baltimore Orioles host the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards on Wednesday, it won't really feel like a baseball game. There will be no cheering, and no booing. Nor will there be heckling, hot dogs, or beer. There will be no fans in the stadium at all, in fact. After riots in the city forced the postponement of games for two straight days, Major League Baseball announced that the Orioles will play on Wednesday, but the game will be closed to the public. RELATED STORY Two States of Emergency in Baltimore For a...
  • Wednesday’s White Sox-Orioles Game Moved To Afternoon, Will Be Closed To Public

    04/28/2015 12:12:03 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 43 replies
    Amid civil unrest in Baltimore, Wednesday’s game between the White Sox and Orioles at Camden Yards has been moved to a 1:05 p.m. CT/2:05 p.m. ET start and will be closed to the public, the Orioles announced Tuesday. The game had been scheduled for Wednesday night. The change comes after Monday and Tuesday’s games between the teams were postponed due to safety concerns after rioting broke out near the stadium. The latest round of demonstrations follow the recent death of Freddie Gray, 25, an African-American suspect who had been taken into police custody.
  • The Orioles and White Sox will play in front of an empty stadium

    04/28/2015 1:21:43 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 65 replies
    SB Nation ^ | April 28k 2015 | Grant Brisbee
    n Monday and Tuesday, games between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards were cancelled due to safety concerns related to protests and civil unrest in Baltimore. Because of a lack of common off days among teams in the typical Major League Baseball schedule, additional cancellations would have been nearly impossible to make up, but the solution is still stunning: Wednesday's game will be played in front of an empty stadium. From an Orioles press release: After consultation with Major League Baseball and city and local officials, tomorrow's game between the Orioles and the Chicago White Sox...
  • Game between Orioles, White Sox postponed due safety concerns

    04/27/2015 3:37:54 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    7online ^ | April 27, 2015
    Monday night's game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox at Oriole Park has been postponed because of safety concerns, the Orioles announced. The decision was made after hundreds of youths outside a mall in northwest Baltimore clashed violently with police in riot gear, throwing rocks, bricks and bottles at the officers.
  • Orioles postpone game against White Sox amid violent protests in Baltimore

    DC Sports Bog Orioles postpone game against White Sox amid violent protests in Baltimore By Kelyn Soong April 27 at 6:13 PM Baltimore Police officers in riot gear block a street Monday afternoon on Reisterstown Road near Mowdamin Mall in Baltimore. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Updated at 6:20 p.m. EDT: Baltimore Orioles announce game has been postponed Amid the violent protests that erupted Monday afternoon in Baltimore, the Orioles announced that Monday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed. The decision, made after consultation with the Baltimore City Police Department, came less than an hour before the game...
  • Marlins' Jose Fernandez officially sworn in as a U.S. citizen

    04/24/2015 9:07:43 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 6 replies
    fox sports ^ | 4-24-15 | Christina De Nicola
    "It means a lot," Fernandez said afterward. "It means respect, it means love, it means freedom and it means one of the reasons I came to this country -- for freedom. Honestly, being an American citizen is amazing. That's a lot of respect. A lot of people have died to defend this country to have it the way it is. It's an honor that I can be a citizen." When the National Anthem played, Fernandez smiled and mouthed "I hear this every day." But Friday marked no ordinary day at the ballpark. "It obviously did take a little special meaning,"...