Free Republic 4th Qtr 2022 Fundraising Target: $80,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $60,226
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 75%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: mlb

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Oakland Athletics will 'most likely' move to Las Vegas, says MLB commissioner: Troubled Bay Area team is ranked dead last in ballpark attendance while lease on Coliseum is up in 2024 and plans for new stadium have come and gone

    10/31/2022 4:18:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 31, 2022 | James Gordon
    It's a safe bet that the Oakland Athletics baseball team will leave the city for Las Vegas, according to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. Manfred said in an interview Friday with Sirius XM that he is no longer optimistic that the A's will stay in Oakland. 'It just doesn't look like it's going to happen,' Manfred said.
  • If the Philadelphia Phillies win the World Series, prepare for an economic crisis (Hugh & Series)

    10/27/2022 3:27:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 30 replies
    Fox Business ^ | October 27, 2022 | William Power
    The Philadelphia Phillies are in the World Series. Hold on to your wallets. When Philadelphia baseball teams do well, in a pattern that has held for a century, financial markets tend to strike out. It started with the old Philadelphia Athletics (before they left town). Their 1929 championship preceded the stock crash and Great Depression. In 1980, the Phillies won their first World Series, and a recession raged right through 1983, when the team again got to the final round and lost. The Phils won the World Series a second time in 2008, and boom: a home-run financial crisis. Now,...
  • There Are No US-born Black players on expected World Series rosters: First Time Since Jackie Robinson

    10/26/2022 9:32:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/26/2022 | Ben Walker
    Looking around Memorial Stadium before Game 1 of the 1983 World Series, Philadelphia Phillies star Gary Matthews saw a lot of Black talent. Joe Morgan. Eddie Murray. Garry Maddox. Ken Singleton. Al Bumbry. Disco Dan Ford. And plenty more that night in Baltimore. “There were quite a few of us,” Matthews recalled. When fans watch the Houston Astros and Phillies line up this week to begin the Fall Classic, it will be a much different picture. To be sure, Houston’s Jose Altuve and Philadelphia’s Jean Segura are among scores of Latin players helping keep big league rosters diverse. But for...
  • Minutes from opening pitch in Yankees Stadium.

    10/23/2022 5:45:06 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/23/22 | Ted Cruz
    Minutes from opening pitch in Yankees Stadium. #GoStros— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 24, 2022
  • Pedro Martinez Calls Cleveland Team 'Indians' Repeatedly on Playoff Pregame Broadcast

    10/17/2022 5:14:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 92 replies
    TBS Broadcast | 11/17
    My friend was telling me he was watching the pregame show for the MLB playoff game between the New York Yankees and the now Cleveland Guardians. [The game is currently rained out] The announcers are Ernie Johnson and Hall-of-Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez. Martinez started calling them the Indians, and Johnson tried to current him, but Martinez just keeps calling them the Indians. Johnson was visibly annoyed and kept saying, "You mean Guardians." Even after the commercial break, he came back and said Indians. And Johnson was saying Guardians as many times as he could, and it became passive aggressive
  • Ex-Los Angeles Angels employee sentenced to 22 years in overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs

    10/11/2022 3:45:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2022
    A former Los Angeles Angels employee was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison Tuesday for providing Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs the drugs that led to his 2019 overdose death in Texas. Eric Kay, a former media relations director for the Angels, dressed in an orange jumpsuit with handcuffs and leg shackles, didn't react when U.S. District Judge Terry R. Means read his sentence. Kay faced at least 20 years in prison on one of the two counts. There was no reaction from Skaggs' widow and mother or members of Kay's family, including one of his sons who testified on...
  • Baseball Strengthens Woke Credentials With CRT Nut At Fenway Park

    10/05/2022 4:33:28 PM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/05/2022 | Jay Maxson
    Put another notch in Major League Baseball’s woke belt. Particularly the Boston Red Sox, who turned a ceremonial first pitch into an indoctrination of critical race theory (CRT). On Monday night, the Bosox invited Ibram X. Kendi to throw out the first pitch – usually an innocuous event. But he’s been throwing deceitful pitches at public education for some time now. Honoring him at a game is as good as promoting what he's specifically known for. Kendi is a radical Boston University professor, a peddler of critical race theory, a contributor to a book followup to the farcical 1619 Project...
  • Fan jumps from stands in desperate attempt to catch Aaron Judge’s 62nd home run

    10/04/2022 7:02:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 4, 2022 | Justin Terranova
    One fan went all out for Aaron Judge’s 62nd home run ball — and still appeared to come up empty. Video of Judge’s 62nd home run at Globe Life Park show a fan jumping over the railing in an attempt to retrieve it. However, the ball ended up well wide of the desperate spectator. A different fan was able to catch the ball fairly easily with his glove. The ball could be worth millions depending on how the fan decides to handle the precious commodity. SNIP That ball ended up in the bullpen and out of any fans’ grasp and...

    10/02/2022 5:20:07 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 90 replies
    Outkick ^ | 10/1/22 | Ian Miller
    The Cleveland Guardians have ridden a dominant pitching staff to a division title, their first since the 2018 season. They’re also an exciting team to watch, with the youngest roster in Major League Baseball that averages just over 26 years old. They’ve had an outstanding second half as well, going 42-24, which puts them just behind the Houston Astros for best record in the American League. None of that has helped attract more fans Guardians home games. This has been a season long issue in Cleveland, extending past attendance into struggles with local television ratings. At the time, some defended...
  • New York Yankees star Aaron Judge hits 61st home run of season, tying Roger Maris' mark

    09/28/2022 7:26:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/28 | Marly Rivera
    New York Yankees star Aaron Judge hit his 61st home run of the season Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, tying Roger Maris' American League record. It took Maris until Oct. 1, the final game of the 1961 season, to hit his 61st, which broke Babe Ruth's single-season mark of 60 home runs set in 1927. Judge did it Sept. 28, in Game No. 155 for New York. A day after the Yankees clinched the American League East title, Judge, batting leadoff as the designated hitter, took Toronto's Tim Mayza deep in the seventh inning with a runner on...
  • White House says it wants Atlanta Braves name change… on same day Biden hosts team

    09/26/2022 2:53:49 PM PDT · by DFG · 131 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/26/2022 | Steven Nelson
    White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre encouraged the Atlanta Braves to have a “conversation” about picking a new name Monday — hours after President Biden hosted the team to celebrate their 2021 World Series championship. Jennifer Jacobs of Bloomberg News asked Jean-Pierre at her regular briefing for Biden’s position on the Braves’ nickname as well as the controversial “tomahawk chop” cheer. “We believe that it’s important to have this conversation, you know, and Native American and indigenous voices, they should be at the center of this conversation,” Jean-Pierre responded. “That is something that the president believes, that is something this...
  • Unvaccinated Coach Has Worked Remotely All Year for SF Giants

    09/21/2022 3:02:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sep. 21, 2022 | John Trupin
    The 2021 San Francisco Giants were the surprise success story of MLB, and that surprise largely came from developing unheralded pitchers. Under director of pitching Brian Bannister, a scrappy staff became one of the best in baseball. Longtime underachiever Kevin Gausman became an All-Star, and Logan Webb became one of the top young starters in the league, which Webb has largely credited to Bannister's coaching. The staff has been without Bannister this year, though. In fact, they haven't worked with him in person since the start of the 2021 playoffs, as The Athletic reported Wednesday. That's because he's refused to...
  • Tampa Bay Rays Reliever Brooks Raley, Unvaccinated Against COVID-19, to Miss Series at Toronto

    09/15/2022 3:32:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    ESPN ^ | Sep 11, 2022
    Tampa Bay reliever Brooks Raley will miss the Rays' five-game, four-day series at Toronto because players must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter Canada. Rays manager Kevin Cash said Sunday that Raley will be the only player not making the trip. Raley, 34, will lose $93,407 of his $4.25 million salary during the series, which runs from Monday to Thursday. He forfeited the same amount when he missed the Rays' first series at Toronto this year, from June 30 to July 3, bringing his total loss to $186,814. A left-hander, Raley is 1-1 with a 2.03 ERA and six saves...
  • MLB to Implement Pitch Clock and Shift Ban in 2023 to Reinvigorate Baseball

    09/08/2022 6:22:26 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 54 replies
    WSJ ^ | 08-SEP-2022 | Tim Brown
    Major League Baseball will implement a pitch clock and ban defensive shifts beginning in the 2023 season, people familiar with the matter said, an attempt to quicken pace of play and reinvigorate offenses as a means of combating the sport’s faded appeal with fans. An 11-person joint committee that includes four active players recommended the changes. Former Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox executive Theo Epstein served as an adviser to the committee. The league also will increase the size of bases by three inches, a measure it believes will reduce collisions and injuries.
  • Report: 20 MLB Teams ‘Promote or Fund’ Groups that Perform Child Sex Change Operations

    08/31/2022 11:42:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/31/2022 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    An analysis by National Review shows an unseemly trend among 20 Major League Baseball teams supporting organizations that perform sex change operations on children. The magazine reviewed the causes and organizations to which these teams are handing out millions of dollars in donations and found that many support sex-change surgery, hormone treatments, and other dangerous procedures for “transitioning” teens and pre-teens.
  • WATCH: Fauci Booed Before Throwing First Pitch at Mariners Game

    08/11/2022 8:39:26 PM PDT · by montag813 · 20 replies
    24News ^ | 08-11-2022 | Joshua Ford
    by Joshua Ford | 24News Serial liar and disastrous pandemic fiend Dr. Tony Fauci was booed loudly at the Mariners vs Yankees game on Tuesday where he was asked to throw out the first pitch.You can hear fans scream, “Loser!” as Fauci approaches the pitching mound. More video…
  • Broadcast legend Vin Scully dies at 94

    08/02/2022 9:03:55 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 5 replies ^ | 8/2/2022
    Vin Scully, the Hall of Fame voice of the Dodgers for 67 years, died, the club announced. He was 94. “We have lost an icon,” said Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten. “The Dodgers Vin Scully was one of the greatest voices in all of sports. He was a giant of a man, not only as a broadcaster, but as a humanitarian. He loved people. He loved life. He loved baseball and the Dodgers. And he loved his family. His voice will always be heard and etched in all of our minds forever. I know he was looking forward to...
  • MLB struggling to get attendance back to pre-pandemic levels

    07/23/2022 11:11:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 103 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 22, 2022 | Steve Megargee
    Blame it on lingering effects of the pandemic, resentment over the lockout or economic fears. Major League Baseball is struggling to fill the stands at pre-COVID levels as the sport heads into the last 2½ months of its first season since 2019 without capacity restrictions. MLB reached the All-Star break with an average attendance of 26,409. That represents a drop of 5.4% from the All-Star break of 2019 — which was 10 days earlier than this year. League officials remain encouraged and point to the recovery. […] … Victor Matheson, a Holy Cross economics professor who specializes in sports economics...
  • 10 Unvaccinated Kansas City Royals Can't Play in Series vs. Toronto Blue Jays Due to Canadian COVID Rules

    07/14/2022 3:44:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | JULY 14, 2022
    The Kansas City Royals will be without 10 of the 26 players on their active roster for their four-game series in Toronto due to Canadian restrictions on travelers who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19. The series begins Thursday. "Many teams have been affected by the restrictions, though the Royals have a far bigger contingent of unvaccinated players than any other team we've seen to this point," writes's Matt Snyder. "Pretty much every team thus far that has visited the Jays in Toronto has had a set of players who haven't gotten the vaccine and were then placed on the restricted...
  • Kershaw, Gonsolin join starters Betts, T. Turner as All-Stars

    07/12/2022 4:35:48 PM PDT · by Bullish · 5 replies ^ | 7-10-22 | Juan Toribio
    LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he hoped his team would have seven All-Stars named to the Midsummer Classic. That didn’t turn out to be the case, at least for now, as Freddie Freeman, Julio Urías and Will Smith were left off the team. After Mookie Betts and Trea Turner were named National League starters at their respective positions, pitchers Clayton Kershaw and Tony Gonsolin were announced Sunday as All-Stars to round out the roster. Roberts broke the news to his two pitchers before Sunday’s 11-9 win over the Cubs. “I think that for me, one of the...