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  • 'Jail's horrible': Johnny Damon speaks after being released following DUI arrest

    02/20/2021 1:08:02 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 56 replies
    WESH Television ^ | February 19, 2021 | Staff
    WINDERMERE, Fla. — Former Major League Baseball player Johnny Damon and his wife were both arrested early Friday in Windermere after a traffic stop. Damon was charged with driving under the influence and resisting an officer without violence, Orange County Jail records show. Damon’s wife, Michelle Mangan-Damon, was arrested as well and charged with resisting an officer with violence and battery of a law enforcement officer. Damon was pulled over around 1:30 a.m. by Windermere police near an entrance to the Isleworth community after an officer said he was seen swerving on Conroy Windermere Road, before striking a curb and...
  • Here’s Why This Immigrant Loves Singing The National Anthem At Games

    02/16/2021 10:56:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    the federalist ^ | February 16, 2021 | Helen Raleigh
    As a Chinese immigrant watching my first pro game, it was obvious to me that such pride and patriotism wasn't coerced by the state, but a genuine expression by free people.Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, recently decided the national anthem would not be played at Mavericks’ home games, citing his desire to listen to voices of “those who feel that the anthem doesn’t represent them.” But to me, a Chinese immigrant, Cuban’s decision did not feel inclusive, but ignorant of what the anthem does represent. I never went to a professional sports event when I was...
  • Bar owner found responsible for 2019 assault on former Astros player's son and godson

    02/14/2021 12:14:31 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 16 replies
    ABC TV 13 Houston ^ | February 6, 2021 | Staff
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston bar owner has been found responsible for a 2019 assault at his club, which had injured both the son and godson of former Astros player Roger Clemens. Daniel J. Wierck, the owner of Concrete Cowboy whose staff and bouncers led the attack, now owes Roger's son, Kacy Clemens, and Roger's godson, Conner Capel, $3.24 million. "Both young men feel both exonerated and appreciative of the jury's verdict," said Randy Sorrels, a partner in Sorrels Law who represented the two men in the trial. "These last two years of exposing the bar's cover up of...
  • Dear MLB.TV Subscriber, Dear MLB.TV Subscriber, MLB.TV is back for the 2021 season!

    02/13/2021 7:34:34 AM PST · by KevinB · 32 replies
    MLB ^ | 02/13/21 | MLB
    Dear MLB.TV Subscriber, MLB.TV is back for the 2021 season! With the first games of Spring Training just around the corner, we are pleased to notify you of the annual automatic renewal of your MLB.TV Yearly subscription for 2021. Your subscription is priced at the 2021 Yearly price of $129.99.
  • ESPN baseball reporter Pedro Gomez dies at 58

    02/07/2021 9:45:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    espn ^ | Febuary 8, 2021 | espn
    Pedro Gomez, an ESPN reporter since 2003 and one of the country's foremost baseball journalists, died unexpectedly Sunday. He was 58. Gomez, who was based in Phoenix, covered baseball for SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight and other ESPN studio shows, live events and radio. During his 35-year career, he covered more than 25 World Series and more than 20 All-Star Games. "We are shocked and saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Pedro Gomez has passed away," said Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, ESPN and Sports Content. "Pedro was an elite journalist at the highest level and his professional accomplishments are universally recognized....
  • LOVERRO: Don't dishonor Aaron by putting Bonds in Hall [he makes case against Curt Schilling too]

    01/26/2021 6:18:12 AM PST · by foreverfree · 17 replies
    Washington Times | 1/24/21 | Thom Loverro
    Loverro's comments on Schilling are near the end of the article, which is why I didn't auto excerpt or link the article. He referenced (and criticized) Schilling's tweets that it was Antifa that caused the Capitol ruckus.Use a search engine to search "Thom Loverro"+"Curt Schilling". I find Loverro's comments surprising given the WT's supposed conservative agenda.
  • Why I voted for Curt Schilling to be in Baseball Hall of Fame

    01/25/2021 10:09:59 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 25, 2021 | Ken Davidoff
    SNIP I wouldn’t enjoy a celebration day for Curt Schilling, whose support for the January 6 insurrection attempt at the Capitol building marked his latest display of hellbound behavior. None of those, it should be stressed, which also include calling for the murder of journalists or mocking trans people, qualify as “conservative.” They’re just hateful. Yet can the Plaque Gallery, which already houses all sorts of bigots, miscreants and rogues — long ago rendering the ballot’s “integrity, sportsmanship, character” wording irrelevant — fully tell the game’s story without including Schilling? It can’t, in my opinion. SNIP 8. Curt Schilling If...
  • MLB world mourns death of Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron

    01/22/2021 12:09:23 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 62 replies
    Yardbarker ^ | 1/22/2021 | Matt Johnson, Sportsnaut
    Still no stimulus check? Biden executive order aims to speed up payments for… Democrats may have regained the Senate, but McConnell is blocking… Sportsnaut logoMLB world mourns death of Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron Hank Aaron, the Hall of Famer slugger who starred with the Atlanta Braves, has passed away at the age of 86. Just days after the MLB world mourned the loss of pitching icon Don Sutton, the game’s one-time home run king died on Friday morning in Atlanta. The heartbreaking news, first reported by CBS 46, has since been confirmed by a close family member and a...
  • Don Sutton, Hall of Fame pitcher for the Dodgers, dies at 75

    01/19/2021 4:38:30 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Jan. 19, 2021 | BILL MADDEN
    Don Sutton, the curly-haired, wise-cracking Hall of Fame right-hander whose remarkable durability enabled him to amass 324 wins, 3,574 strikeouts and 58 shutouts over 23 major league seasons without the benefit of a blazing fastball, died Monday night according to his son. He had been battling kidney cancer. He was 75. Sutton first contracted advanced kidney cancer in 2008 and had been a national spokesman for the Kidney Cancer Association and the Bayer and Onyx Companies , producers of the drug Nexavar which helped prolong his life for another 13 years.
  • Reports: MLB to begin 2021 on time, allow limited number of fans

    01/17/2021 11:51:52 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 39 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | JAN 12, 2021 | MATT WEYRICH
    Major League Baseball reportedly informed teams Monday that they should expect to start spring training on time and prepare for a full 162-game campaign. The league also outlined guidelines for letting fans into games, not requiring vaccination checks or negative test results but enforcing social-distancing guidelines and other spread-prevention measures.M USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale reported Monday that the Major League Baseball Players Association “vigorously” fought against playing anything less than a full season. The two sides bickered back and forth for weeks last spring trying to negotiate the framework for the 2020 season in a spat that spilled into the...
  • Dodgers Legend Tommy Lasorda Dies At 93

    01/08/2021 8:56:28 AM PST · by Borges · 35 replies
    CBSLA ^ | 1/8/21
    Dodgers Hall of Fame great Tommy Lasorda has died, the team announced. He was 93. The Dodgers in a statement confirmed that Lasorda passed away Thursday night. Lasorda had been hospitalized in Orange County in November with an undisclosed ailment. He was in the hospital for six weeks before returning home in early January. The 93-year-old was known for his enthusiasm for baseball and especially the Dodgers. Lasorda found his calling as a manager after an unsuccessful 14-year stint in the minors as a pitcher. In three major league stints, Lasorda went 0-4 in nearly a 6.5 ERA with Kansas...
  • Dodgers legend Lasorda dies at 93

    01/08/2021 10:34:32 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 37 replies
    MLB.com ^ | 8 January 2021 | Ken Gurnick
    LOS ANGELES -- Tommy Lasorda, the son of Italian immigrants and a professional pitcher who became a legendary Dodgers manager, global baseball ambassador and national treasure, died on Thursday. He was 93.Commissioner Rob Manfred issued the following statement:“Tommy Lasorda was one of the finest managers our game has ever known. He loved life as a Dodger. His career began as a pitcher in 1949 but he is, of course, best known as the manager of two World Series champions and four pennant-winning clubs. His passion, success, charisma and sense of humor turned him into an international celebrity, a stature that...
  • Sandra Scully, wife of beloved Dodgers Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully, dies at 76

    01/05/2021 12:09:55 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 21 replies
    KTLA NEWS ^ | 1/4/2021 | Sareen Habesian
    Sandra Scully, the beloved wife of Dodgers’ Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully, died Sunday evening, the Scully family announced. She was 76. Sandra had been battling with Lou Gehrig’s disease for several years and received care at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where she ultimately succumbed to complications from ALS. She was born on Dec. 27, 1944, in Cascade, Virginia, and married Vin in November of 1973. Scully leaves behind 93-year-old Vin, her husband of 48 years, and children Catherine, Kelly, Erin, Todd, Kevin and Michael, as well as 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The couple had one...
  • Phil Niekro, baseball Hall of Fame knuckleballer, dies at 81

    12/28/2020 9:59:22 AM PST · by mac_truck · 28 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 12/28/20 | Paul Newberry
    ATLANTA — Phil Niekro threw a pitch that baffled hitters and catchers. Heck, he didn’t even know where it was going most of the time. But the knuckleball carried Niekro to more than 300 wins, earned him a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame and left him with a nickname that stuck for the rest of his life...Knucksie. The longtime stalwart of the Atlanta Braves rotation died after a long fight with cancer, the team announced Sunday, becoming the seventh member of the Hall of Fame to pass away in 2020. He was 81. Niekro won 318 games over...
  • Hall of Fame knuckleball pitcher, Phil Niekro has died, age 81.

    12/28/2020 1:39:06 AM PST · by PallMal · 24 replies
    Major League Baseball ^ | December 27, 2020 | Mark Bowman
    ATLANTA -- Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro has died at the age of 81.Niekro passed away in his sleep on Saturday night. The suburban Atlanta resident had a longtime battle with cancer.
  • 'Long overdue': Negro Leagues now part of Major League Baseball, stats counted in MLB records [barf alert]

    12/17/2020 6:40:12 PM PST · by foreverfree · 73 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/16/20 | David K. Li
    Major League Baseball on Wednesday announced that records of Negro Leagues players will be included in the game's official statistics, in a "long overdue recognition."...The records and stats of 3,400 players who competed in seven leagues for Black players between 1920 and 1948, will be included in MLB records, officials said.
  • BLM Leader Honored As Hero By The Boston Red Sox Arrested For Punching 80 Year Old Female

    12/16/2020 12:28:46 AM PST · by grundle · 50 replies
    lawofficer.com ^ | December 15, 2020
    During the annual “Hat’s off to Heroes” Ceremony with the Boston Red Sox, the team typically honors members of the military but it’s 2020 and this year team the decided to honor 32-year-old Black Lives Matter leader Ernst Jean-Jacques Jr. On Saturday, Jean-Jacques Jr. was arrested in Swampscott, Massachusetts for punching an 80-year-old female who was attending a support rally for President Trump. OutKick reported that Jacques Jr., was released on $550 bail. According to ItemLive, he was charged with assault and battery on a person 60 years or older. According to his Facebook page, Jacques Jr. was approached by...
  • Erasing The Cleveland Indians Erases American History

    12/15/2020 12:08:55 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 81 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 14 Dec 2020 | David Marcus
    In the latest episode of corporate wokeness fixing a problem that doesn’t actually exist, the Major League Baseball team the Cleveland Indians is changing its name after having used the moniker for 105 years. This follows the decision by the Washington Redskins of the National Football League to change their name this season. Whatever you think of that decision by what is now the Washington Football Team, it is plainly obvious that these two cases are nothing alike. Not to put too fine a point on it, but the term “Indian” to indicate a Native American is not even remotely...
  • Cleveland Indians Fans Outraged By Team’s Name Change

    12/14/2020 10:14:36 AM PST · by MJacks4 · 79 replies
    The Mix ^ | 12/14/2020 | Erin Perri
    The Cleveland Indians shocked their fans by announcing the historic team will be changing its name. Fans of the 105-year-old team have been loyal through times of heartache when losing seasons were all that were on the horizon. Fans Outrage Over Cleveland Indians Name Change That loyalty was crushed as fans took to social media to express their outrage. Some fans called the move a betrayal while others stated they will never attend games after a name change.
  • The Cleveland Baseball Team? Indians will be dropping their iconic nickname over social justice idiocy

    12/13/2020 7:14:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 12/13/2020 | Blaine Traber
    The Cleveland Indians will be bowing to pressure from mostly Caucasian social justice warriors over their “racist” nickname. An announcement is expected as early as this week.The NY Times reported the long-time Major League Baseball franchise will be following the Washington Football Team, formerly known as the Redskins, in pandering to demands by those who are easily offended by traditions. That means Chief Wahoo, the iconic mascot for the team, will no longer be employed. According to The Times:Following years of protests from fans and Native American groups, the Cleveland Indians have decided to change their team name, moving away...