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  • 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...
  • Baseball! Royals leading in ALCS game 2. Cubs and Mets tonight THE Thread!

    10/17/2015 4:06:29 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 81 replies
    Me ^ | 10/17/2015 | Me
    No doubt the ratings will be big for the Cubs/Mets game. Go Cubs!
  • Cubs beat Cards, Royals beat Astros, Rangers beat Rangers, Mets and Dodgers game 5 lovefest tonight!

    10/15/2015 10:29:37 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 119 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10/15/15 | Me
    My Cardinals lost. I'm going to pull for the Cubs to go the whole way! I was glad to see the Royals win. My hometown of Springfield Missouri used to be a Royals stronghold before The Dark Years. My wife still has a bobblehead of George Brett on the entertainment cabinet. The Rangers...I don't know what to say. That 7th inning was the strangest and ugliest inning of baseball I've ever seen in my life. As for tonights game between the Mets and Dodgers, it certainly won't lack for enmity. Don't expect kissing and making up after it's over.
  • KINDER GENTLER BASEBALL

    10/13/2015 2:52:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 10.13.15 | Larry Thornberry
    Screenplay by Rachel Maddow.SNIP Under the circumstances, Utleys play was to try to break up the DP, and he did this within the rules of engagement as they exist (if you dont think so, watch the play again after reading baseballs Rule 5.09(a) 13). Tejadas play was to record the out at second and get out of the way in order the live to play another day. An off-line feed from Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy made the prospects of a DP on this play remote. Tejadas eccentric acrobatics in a hopeless effort ended his season and landed him in...
  • Mets Get Revenge, and Then Some

    10/12/2015 10:50:16 PM PDT · by NRx · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10-13-2015 | TIM ROHAN
    Yoenis Cespedes stood near the batters 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
    MLB.com ^ | 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. Thats why in the present day, its much more common to see a talented defensive catcher whos 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 levelthat is hitting for average, power, and good defense behind the plateits 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
    NESN.com ^ | 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 Sundays game. I guess theyre 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. Thats 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 · 66 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. Curts tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our companys 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>