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Astros’ AL West Title Serves as Reminder They Could Still Be Baseball’s Best Team – Sports Illustrated

Monday, September 18, 2017

The focus of the baseball world over the previous two months of the season has been on two teams: the Dodgers, first as the second coming of the 1927 Yankees and then as the reincarnation of the 2003 Tigers; and the Indians, who spent three weeks laying waste to the league around them amid their 22-game win streak. Lost in the shuffle was the team that first laid claim to…

Flashback: Pitch for Dallas baseball team was a swing and a miss in 1962 – Dallas News (blog)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Editor’s note: Take a look back into The Dallas Morning News archives. For almost 50 years, the Texas Rangers baseball team has called the D-FW area home. While many younger people  may take the team for granted, older Rangers fans remember how challenging it was to lure a franchise to the region. On Sept. 18, 1962, four Dallasites pled Dallas’ case to American League’s top brass, but president Joe Cronin and…

Odd Lots: The Baseball Card Bubble Can Tell You A Surprising Amount About How Markets Work – Bloomberg

Monday, September 18, 2017

Subscribe to the Bloomberg Odd Lots podcast (Pocket Casts)  Subscribe to the Bloomberg Odd Lots podcast (iTunes) Every week, hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Allowaytake you on a not-so-random walk through hot topics in markets, finance and economics. There’s a good chance that if you were a boy in the early 90s that you were a collector of baseball cards. For a few years, baseball cards went from being a niche collectible to a massive industry…

‘Friends,’ the Sitcom That’s Still a Hit in Major League Baseball – New York Times

Monday, September 18, 2017

What has the sitcom done for his English proficiency? “It’s near perfect,” said Flores’s teammate, Jerry Blevins, who is from Tennessee. “When he doesn’t know something, it’s surprising.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story Flores, Peralta and Galvis built a rudimentary command of English in school in Venezuela. “But I always got bad grades because I didn’t like that way of learning,” Galvis said. Gonzalez, who was surrounded by Spanish,…

Astros’ AL West Title Serves as Reminder They Could Still Be Baseball’s Best Team – Sports Illustrated

Monday, September 18, 2017

The focus of the baseball world over the previous two months of the season has been on two teams: the Dodgers, first as the second coming of the 1927 Yankees and then as the reincarnation of the 2003 Tigers; and the Indians, who spent three weeks laying waste to the league around them amid their 22-game win streak. Lost in the shuffle was the team that first laid claim to…

World Series champ catches up with baseball fans in SCV – Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Monday, September 18, 2017

Former Los Angeles Dodgers catcher, Steve Yeager, visited with some baseball fans on Sunday at the Congregation Beth Shalom in Canyon Country. Over 50 fans were welcome to a meet and greet with the world champion, taking photos and asking very specific baseball questions about the Dodger’s during Yeager’s time. “We asked if we could do something to help the kids in the neighborhood….

Baseball Capsules – Bradenton Herald

Monday, September 18, 2017

Justin Verlander struck out 10 over seven innings in his first home start for Houston, Derek Fisher and Marwin Gonzalez homered in a big fifth inning and the Astros clinched the American League West with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday for their first division title since 2001. George Springer and Carlos Correa also homered for the Astros, who won their first division title since 2001 and…

The Baseball Theory of Relativity – New York Times

Sunday, September 17, 2017

For Major League Baseball, 2017 has been a season of extremes. The Los Angeles Dodgers went on an extraordinary tear, winning 84 percent of the time during one 67-game stretch. Then they pulled a U-ie and lost all but one of their next 17 games. The Cleveland Indians entered the weekend Friday night having triumphed in 22 straight games, an American League record. Much of the baseball world’s attention, though,…

Despite another early exit for Padres, Andy Green could be baseball’s next ‘it’ manager – CBSSports.com

Sunday, September 17, 2017

With a loss on Friday night, the San Diego Padres were simultaneously eliminated from postseason contention and ensured a losing record. Neither development registers as surprising. The only people who picked the Padres to make the playoffs were those unaware most prognosticators regarded San Diego as the majors’ worst team entering the season. The Padres’ distance from that indignity (they’re tied for the eighth-worst record in baseball) is a credit…

You can’t trust Indians’ historic streak for fantasy baseball help – New York Post

Sunday, September 17, 2017

If you peaked inside the Indians’ locker room during the Indians’ incredible 22-game winning streak, there is no doubt you would have seen Terry Francona peeling away portions of clothing from a cardboard cutout of owner Larry Dolan in the clubhouse to motivate the team in a “Major League” style move. Move magic was really the only way to describe what happened in the Rock and Roll Capital of the…

Despite another early exit for Padres, Andy Green could be baseball’s next ‘it’ manager – CBSSports.com

Sunday, September 17, 2017

With a loss on Friday night, the San Diego Padres were simultaneously eliminated from postseason contention and ensured a losing record. Neither development registers as surprising. The only people who picked the Padres to make the playoffs were those unaware most prognosticators regarded San Diego as the majors’ worst team entering the season. The Padres’ distance from that indignity (they’re tied for the eighth-worst record in baseball) is a credit…

You can’t trust Indians’ historic streak for fantasy baseball help – New York Post

Sunday, September 17, 2017

If you peaked inside the Indians’ locker room during the Indians’ incredible 22-game winning streak, there is no doubt you would have seen Terry Francona peeling away portions of clothing from a cardboard cutout of owner Larry Dolan in the clubhouse to motivate the team in a “Major League” style move. Move magic was really the only way to describe what happened in the Rock and Roll Capital of the…

The Red Sox got a slap on the wrist, and the baseball world is not pleased – SB Nation

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Major League Baseball meted out punishment for the scandal involving the Red Sox’s use of Apple Watches to steal signs from the Yankees, among other teams. If you were expecting baseball to lay the hammer down on Boston, then you were probably disappointed by the news that came out yesterday. The Red Sox were reportedly fined an undisclosed amount, and the Yankees were also fined when it turned out that…

The Dodgers: From Blazing Hot to Bitterly Cold. And Now What? – New York Times

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Kershaw had the Dodgers’ only victory in their miserable run. In the 16 losses, the starters had a 7.11 earned run average and averaged about four and a third innings per game. The Dodgers lost all 10 games they played against the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Colorado Rockies, who are on track to meet in the National League wild-card playoff game on Oct. 4. If the standings hold, the Dodgers…

Leyland: Indians’ streak ‘great for baseball’ – FOXSports.com

Saturday, September 16, 2017

DETROIT (AP) The record-setting Cleveland Indians have earned the admiration of an old rival – former Detroit manager Jim Leyland. ”Not at the Tigers’ expense, obviously, but I’m enjoying that Cleveland run,” Leyland said Friday. ”I think it’s exciting. It’s great for the city of Cleveland. It’s great for baseball. I wish it was the Tigers and not the Indians, but hey, it’s great what’s going on.” Cleveland had its…

Fantasy Baseball Forecaster for Week 24: Sept. 18-24 – ESPN

Friday, September 15, 2017

3:58 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Quickly jump to any page for specific intel Projected starting pitchers Starting pitcher rankings Hitting matchup ratings On tap: The penultimate week of the fantasy baseball season begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Monday, with that day’s schedule highlighted by a preview of the currently projected American League wild-card game, Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees. Ervin Santana, the…

Thursday’s win was the most rare event in baseball history – Bucyrus Telegraph Forum

Friday, September 15, 2017

Cleveland Indians’ Jay Bruce, right, celebrates with Edwin Encarnacion and Francisco Lindor celebrate after Bruce hit a double off Kansas City Royals pitcher Brandon Maurer during the 10th inning of a baseball game, driving in the winning run, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in Cleveland. The Indians won 3-2. (AP Photo/David Dermer)(Photo: David Dermer, AP) Jose Ramirez rounded third base Thursday and trotted his way across home plate and into history….

Phillies-Athletics thoughts: No longer the worst team in baseball – Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Friday, September 15, 2017

Reggie Christiansen remembers well his first trip to Philadelphia. How could he forget it? It was the summer of 1998. He had just graduated from Menlo College in California. What better way to mark the occasion than by jumping in a Volkswagen bus with four buddies and making a tour of ballparks around the country? “We saw almost every minor-league and major-league park,” Christiansen said. “Fifty days. Five guys. Twenty-three…