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When Astros Needed to Improvise, Charlie Morton Was Ready – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

“I’m way better than the way I’m pitching right now,” Giles said after Game 2 at Dodger Stadium, when he blew a lead in the 10th inning of an eventual 7-6 victory. “I’m not pitching to my expectations and I’m beating myself up about it.” The cracks had started showing in the American League Championship Series, at Yankee Stadium, when Giles — who had 34 saves in 38 chances in…

Red Sox hire La Russa to support baseball operations – FOXSports.com

Thursday, November 02, 2017

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox have hired Tony La Russa to serve as a vice president and special assistant on its baseball operations staff. The Red Sox announced the hiring Thursday. In his new role, he’ll work under Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski in all areas of baseball operations, including player development and consultation with the major and minor league staffs. La Russa served the past…

Baseball Announces 2018 Schedule – Seminoles.com

Thursday, November 02, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State announced its 2018 baseball schedule Wednesday, a slate that includes 37 home games at Dick Howser Stadium and 21 games against teams that participated in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. “This will be an exciting year against another tough slate of opponents,” head coach Mike Martin said. “We think our fans will enjoy the teams coming to Tallahassee, but our road schedule is a challenge as well….

They’re Going To Demolish This Gorgeous Baseball Stadium – Deadspin

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo: Matt Rourke/Associated Press Christine Whitman was governor of New Jersey, and she knew just what could fix the ailing city of Camden: A baseball stadium. It was December 14, 1999. The Delaware River Port Authority would vote the next day on whether to authorize the construction of a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium would be just to the south of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Directly to…

Cuban baseball player smugglers face sentencing in Miami – ABC News

Thursday, November 02, 2017

A sports agent and a baseball trainer are facing prison time at a sentencing hearing in Miami after their convictions for illegally smuggling Cuban players into the U.S. Court documents show prosecutors will ask a judge Thursday to exceed the nine-year maximum sentences recommended by federal guidelines for agent Bartolo Hernandez and trainer Julio Estrada. Attorneys for both men are seeking more lenient prison terms. Hernandez and Estrada were convicted…

Another Game 7 Provides a Perfect Ending for the Astros – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Astros’ hopes for a Game 7 blowout stalled when the Dodgers quickly lifted starter Yu Darvish, who faced just 10 batters and allowed half of them to score. After that, the pitchers on both sides took over, making for a tense finale, if not a classic, in the first World Series Game 7 ever held at Dodger Stadium, the third-oldest venue in the majors. The Astros had never even…

They’re Going To Demolish This Gorgeous Baseball Stadium – Deadspin

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo: Matt Rourke/Associated Press Christine Whitman was governor of New Jersey, and she knew just what could fix the ailing city of Camden: A baseball stadium. It was December 14, 1999. The Delaware River Port Authority would vote the next day on whether to authorize the construction of a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium would be just to the south of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Directly to…

Sports Poll asks questions of Goodell, brain injuries and baseball – The Setonian

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Posted By Staff Writer on Nov 1, 2017 In the back corner, on the fifth floor of Jubilee Hall sits Seton Hall’s Sports Poll, a calling center dedicated to covering issues and controversies in sports. According to the poll’s website, it is the first and only active cold-calling service about sports. “The feeling was that there was no national sports poll [or no] scientific sports poll that measured people’s feeling…

They’re Going To Demolish This Gorgeous Baseball Stadium – Deadspin

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Photo: Matt Rourke/Associated Press Christine Whitman was governor of New Jersey, and she knew just what could fix the ailing city of Camden: A baseball stadium. It was December 14, 1999. The Delaware River Port Authority would vote the next day on whether to authorize the construction of a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium would be just to the south of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Directly to…

Dodgers and Astros Arrive at a Newly Popular Destination: Game 7 – New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2017

For historical resonance, nothing could have topped last year, when the Chicago Cubs won their first championship since 1908 against a Cleveland Indians team that had the second-longest title drought, dating to 1948. That series went seven games, with the Cubs blowing a late lead but prevailing, after a rain delay, in the 10th inning. Now, another Series between two desperate teams has gone all the way. The Dodgers are…

They’re Going To Demolish This Gorgeous Baseball Stadium – Deadspin

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Photo: Matt Rourke/Associated Press Christine Whitman was governor of New Jersey, and she knew just what could fix the ailing city of Camden: A baseball stadium. It was December 14, 1999. The Delaware River Port Authority would vote the next day on whether to authorize the construction of a baseball stadium on the waterfront. The new stadium would be just to the south of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Directly to…

A history of truly absurd (and possibly true) baseball conspiracy theories – GolfDigest.com

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

If Twitter’s number-crunching coalition of baseball apologists are to be believed, the 2017 World Series has been not only one of the best in recent memory, but the best ever. Full stop. When things go “right” in post-PED baseball, however, the question is always “what’s the catch?”, and in the case of this year’s moonshot-pocked Fall Classic, the answer is the same no matter who you ask: Juiced baseballs. Baseballs…

Baseball, Hot Dogs and Apple Pie. Washed Down With Champagne. – New York Times

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

As Major League Baseball’s postseason is nearing the biggest celebration of all — the Houston Astros need one more victory to win the World Series, the Dodgers need two — it seems appropriate to ask: Where does this ritual come from? “Great question, but I have no idea,” said Cubs reliever Pedro Strop, who celebrated a lot last year when his team snapped a 108-year drought and finally won the…

Game 5, a World Series night for the ages, rekindled the magic of baseball – New York Daily News

Monday, October 30, 2017

HOUSTON — In the end, after more than 400 pitches and more than five hours, after the Astros had somehow managed to make one Dodger lead after another disappear before the Astros made a three-run lead of their own disappear in the 9th inning, what you felt at Minute Maid Park was not just the power and magic of the World Series. You felt the amazing, timeless power of…

Altuve, Correa cement status as baseball’s greatest duo – New York Post

Monday, October 30, 2017

HOUSTON — Ruth and Gehrig. Mantle and Maris. Ramirez and Ortiz. Altuve and Correa? Maybe it’s just the fatigue kicking in after a crazy-long and just plain crazy night at Minute Maid Park. But is there any other middle-of-the-lineup combination in baseball you’d rather have right now — and in whose future you’d invest — than the Astros’ Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa? Especially when you consider their defensive value?…

St. Charles woman charged with trying to kill sleeping husband with baseball bat – Chicago Tribune

Monday, October 30, 2017

A St. Charles woman accused of attacking her sleeping husband with a baseball bat has been charged with attempted murder. St. Charles police said a review of their records showed no previous domestic-related calls at the residence on the 400 block of Valley View Drive, where Donna J. Black, 58, is charged with trying to kill her 57-year-old husband. Police aren’t sure what the motive may have been, said Deputy…

Altuve, Correa cement status as baseball’s greatest duo – New York Post

Monday, October 30, 2017

HOUSTON — Ruth and Gehrig. Mantle and Maris. Ramirez and Ortiz. Altuve and Correa? Maybe it’s just the fatigue kicking in after a crazy-long and just plain crazy night at Minute Maid Park. But is there any other middle-of-the-lineup combination in baseball you’d rather have right now — and in whose future you’d invest — than the Astros’ Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa? Especially when you consider their defensive value?…

Former Cosby baseball player found dead in NC – WWBT NBC12 News

Monday, October 30, 2017

Virginia Tech beat Duke 24-3 Saturday night at a sloppy Lane Stadium.