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Uncle’s love inspires Montgomery Central’s baseball star – Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bill Hamilton displays the inside of his baseball cap that is a tribute to his late uncle Gary. Hamilton’s uncle died three years ago and Bill has dedicated his high school career to his the man who taught him to love the sport.(Photo: George Robinson / USA TODAY NETWORK-Tennessee) Bill Hamilton’s focus and approach at the plate remains steady. He’s had the same routine for three years. He steps into…

Ranking the 25 Best Baseball Players of All Time – Bleacher Report

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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After 141 Years, Baseball Finally Chooses an Official Hot Dog – Bloomberg

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Even vegetarians know that hot dogs are the official food of baseball. And yet, while Major League Baseball has a pizza sponsorship and a taco deal, it has never had an official hot dog. Until now. MLB announced today that Nathan’s Famous Inc., the fast-food chain that started as a Coney Island stand in 1916, will be the league’s official hot dog, putting the wiener alongside other sponsorship categories including…

As Baseball Considers Change, It Should Look to Its Past – New York Times

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Wayne State Baseball Team drafts Jess Gibson of Wayne – joins Wildcat roster – KTIC

Monday, March 27, 2017

In a special ceremony held in Rice Auditorium Monday afternoon, the Wayne State College baseball team held a draft day signing party and announced Jess Gibson of Wayne has signed a baseball draft day letter to become a Wildcat. “We are extremely excited to have Jess be a part of our program,” said Wildcat head baseball coach Alex Koch (pronounced cook). “There is nothing Jess loves more than to be…

The 2017 All-MLB.TV Team – The Ringer (blog)

Monday, March 27, 2017

It’s easy to forget this, but baseball is an entertainment venture as well as a competition. Sometimes great competitors are also great entertainers, but not always. The WAR leaderboard doesn’t quite match up with the guys you set alerts for on your MLB.TV Game Changer. So allow us to introduce the 2017 version of the All-MLB.TV Team — the two players at each position that we enjoy watching the most. Catcher First…

Why baseball doesn’t have a Gregg Popovich, and 9 more stray spring training thoughts – USA TODAY

Monday, March 27, 2017

The 2016-17 NBA season has doubled as a woke-a-thon of sorts, with coaches like Gregg Popovich and superstars like LeBron James, among plenty others, seizing the platforms their sport provides them to speak out on political and social issues. Major League Baseball clubhouses tend to be a bit more buttoned-up. One could find plenty of individual examples of ballplayers discussing certain specific issues, and, for that matter, hundreds of examples…

2017 Fantasy Baseball draft strategy: Targets to win each Rotisserie category – CBSSports.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

Some people love Rotisserie scoring for Fantasy baseball, and some folks can’t stand it. It’s a grind, for sure, and you miss the head-to-head aspect that can make other formats even more fun. However, Roto rewards diligence and planning, eschewing the randomness of H2H results that can leave a juggernaut stunned in the first round of the playoffs thanks to a single bad week. If you put together the best…

Fantasy baseball: Player rankings by position – USA TODAY

Monday, March 27, 2017

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MLB’s New Ad Campaign ‘This Season On Baseball’ Features Its Mega Stars – Forbes

Monday, March 27, 2017

Major League Baseball “The boys from Queens are back together…and hungry.” The Mets’ vaunted pitching rotation of Steven Matz, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Matt Harvey break bread as part of the new MLB ad campaign “This Season On Baseball”. Fresh off the success of the World Baseball Classic, Major League Baseball is—to quote Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost—keeping the line moving, by getting fans hyped up for the…

Jose Canseco is getting back in baseball as a television analyst covering the A’s – CBSSports.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

Jose Canseco is back in baseball. According to Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area, Canseco is joining NBC Sports California as an on-air analyst for their pre- and postgame coverage of the Oakland Athletics, one of his former teams. From Stiglich: “I’ve got quite a bit of experience. I’ve pretty much been there, done all of that whether it’s on or off the field,” Canseco said. “I think the fans…

Bleacher Report’s Full 2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide – Bleacher Report

Monday, March 27, 2017

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College baseball: Clemson jumps into top five in newest D1Baseball.com ranking – NCAA.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

Oregon State remained No. 1 in the D1Baseball Top 25 rankings after sweeping a big Pac-12 showdown series against then-No. 9 Arizona. The Beavers improved to 20-1 overall and extended their winning streak to 15 straight games. D1Baseball.com Ranking Louisville, Texas Tech and TCU held steady in the next three spots after winning their weekend series. Clemson moved up two spots to No. 5 after sweeping…

HS baseball: EN Area rankings, top players, March 27 – mySanAntonio.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

Caption Close Area rankings Rewind Player of the week Aaron Walters, Center Point: senior, catcher — Did not make an out in nine combined plate appearances in District 29-2A wins at Eldorado and Menard, slugging three home runs and driving in seven runs in each game. Texas A&M signee has 10 homers and 27 RBIs for the season and is batting .676. Game balls Clark’s Jakub Rayfield finished a combined…

Washington baseball salvages finale of series in Oregon – The Seattle Times

Monday, March 27, 2017

Sophomore third baseman Willie MacIver hit a grand slam in the first inning Sunday as No. 22 Washington salvaged the finale of a three-game baseball series at Oregon with a 12-3 Pac-12 win. “He threw me a low-and-in changeup and I just went for it,” MacIver said. “I put the barrel on it and it just went out.” MacIver was 3 for 4 and also had a double to go…

Jaramillo turns page from baseball to business – Journal Times

Monday, March 27, 2017

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With bulk of pitching back, Northwestern baseball optimistic – Springfield News Sun

Sunday, March 26, 2017

When Todd Houseman became Northwestern baseball coach in 2014, he wanted to build up the program after several middling seasons. But he knew that wouldn’t happen without the players making a stronger commitment to the sport. He began preaching the importance of travel baseball, which lasts through the summer and beyond but is a surefire way to improve. “At the time, we were still Division II. We…

Baseball Is Practically a Water Sport to the Mets’ Granderson – New York Times

Sunday, March 26, 2017

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How Latino Players Are Helping Major League Baseball Learn Spanish – NPR

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, left, talks with first base coach Harold Baines in the dugout during a game in 2011. Nam Y. Huh/AP hide caption toggle caption Nam Y. Huh/AP Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, left, talks with first base coach Harold Baines in the dugout during a game in 2011. Nam Y. Huh/AP With the start of baseball season in sight, millions of Latino fans in…

Gamecocks take series vs. Alabama in Schmidt’s return to mound – The State

Sunday, March 26, 2017

South Carolina’s struggling offense turned to small ball Sunday afternoon against Alabama as the Gamecocks manufactured a pair of runs late in a 4-2 series-clinching win. With the score tied at 2 in the seventh inning Danny Blair led off the frame with a bloop double and Madison Stokes followed with a sac bunt. Alabama pitcher Garrett Suchey tried to get Blair out at third on and threw the ball…