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It’s official: The Yankees are the most-hated team in baseball — and … – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, July 22, 2017

America has spoken, and the New York Yankees are the country’s most-hated baseball team. It’s no surprise that one of the most successful sports franchises in the world with 18 division titles, 40 American League pennants and 27 World Series championships — all Major League Baseball records — continues to be disliked by baseball fans. FiveThirtyEight conducted a survey asking 989 self-described baseball fans from June 30 to July 8…

Baseball’s Best Teams Are Too Damn Good | FiveThirtyEight – FiveThirtyEight

Saturday, July 22, 2017

A week ago, I wrote about how both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros are in rare historical company this season. According to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo power ratings — which measure a team’s strength at any moment — each is playing roughly as well as the fabled 1927 Yankees played. But this season’s top-heaviness extends well beyond just the Astros and Dodgers. Each member of MLB’s ruling class this season…

For Seattle Sluggers, Beep baseball is serious stuff – The Seattle Times

Saturday, July 22, 2017

When Mike King approaches home plate for his turn to bat, a spotter will walk with him part of the way before the catcher finishes the job. Once King is in the batter’s box, he listens to the pitcher’s instructions for where he should stand. In Beep baseball, a league for blind, low-vision and legally blind players, the pitcher and batter work together. And King, who is legally blind, says…

Scott Ericson: Stamford baseball loved Sabia back – The Advocate

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Caption Close They say there is no crying in baseball. Sometimes, that’s all there is. Stamford Senior Legion coach Kevin Murray stood in the middle of a circle of his players and coaches after the team had just won a come-from-behind, extra-inning game in the state tournament and the sadness and grief became too overwhelming to contain any longer. As his team celebrated the win, Murray collapsed in foul territory,…

It’s official: The Yankees are the most-hated team in baseball — and the Dodgers aren’t far behind – Los Angeles Times

Friday, July 21, 2017

America has spoken, and the New York Yankees are the country’s most-hated baseball team. It’s no surprise that one of the most successful sports franchises in the world with 18 division titles, 40 American League pennants and 27 World Series championships — all Major League Baseball records — continues to be disliked by baseball fans. FiveThirtyEight conducted a survey asking 989 self-described baseball fans from June 30 to July 8…

Baseball’s Best Teams Are Too Damn Good | FiveThirtyEight – FiveThirtyEight

Friday, July 21, 2017

A week ago, I wrote about how both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros are in rare historical company this season. According to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo power ratings — which measure a team’s strength at any moment — each is playing roughly as well as the fabled 1927 Yankees played. But this season’s top-heaviness extends well beyond just the Astros and Dodgers. Each member of MLB’s ruling class this season…

For Seattle Sluggers, Beep baseball is serious stuff – Seattle Times

Friday, July 21, 2017

When Mike King approaches home plate for his turn to bat, a spotter will walk with him part of the way before the catcher finishes the job. Once King is in the batter’s box, he listens to the pitcher’s instructions for where he should stand. In Beep baseball, a league for blind, low-vision and legally blind players, the pitcher and batter work together. And King, who is legally blind, says…

Aaron Judge Has Become the Worst Player in Baseball – The Ringer (blog)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

For those of us who fear both large men and the concentrated power the judicial system gives to one person wielding a gavel, the All-Star break was a nightmare. Aaron Judge took every baseball story line, gathered them up like a bunch of twigs, and used them to launch baseball after baseball at the sound barrier. He was the consensus AL front-runner for Rookie of the Year because he was…

A Joyful Celebration of Baseball – Hardball Times

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Head of the Eddie Geadel Society, Tom Keefe, had his cowbell at the ready. (via Jesse Saucedo) Last Sunday, a standing-room-only crowd of over 200 gathered in the auditorium at the Pasadena Central Library. The occasion was the Baseball Reliquary’s 19th annual Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day. It’s an event that attracts all kinds of baseball fans, as well as “baseball royalty.” Audience members included Ty Cobb’s granddaughter, Cindy…

College of Charleston hires former Gamecocks baseball coach Chad Holbrook – Charleston Post Courier

Thursday, July 20, 2017

It was hardly the smoothest of transitions, but former South Carolina head coach Chad Holbrook ended up as College of Charleston’s baseball coach after all. After a couple of tumultuous days, College of Charleston and Holbrook came to an agreement Thursday morning to bring the former Gamecocks skipper to the Lowcountry. Holbrook, 46, will officially be introduced during a press conference Friday morning at Randolph Hall…

Baseball Really Sucks – Lookout Landing

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

[Ed. note: the following piece is another installment in our Hate Week series. Isabelle kicked us off, and then yesterday Mandy found some surprising sympathy for Bobby Ayala. This piece was originally slated to run yesterday, but felt like an unnecessary buzz-harsher after a thrilling late-innings victory. Luckily, the Astros—with an assist from HP umpire Dan Bellino—went right back to their dream-crushing selves yesterday. This is still pretty mad though,…

Sign here: Baseball autograph hounds make team hotels signature spot – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

fter the New York Yankees’ final team bus departed for Target Field on Monday, a disappointed middle-aged man holding a folded Aaron Judge jersey left his spot outside the Grand Hotel. He was too embarrassed to provide his name. He had waited for about 14 hours, since approximately 1:30 a.m., and left without a single Yankees player’s autograph. Approximately 20 people had clamored for Judge outside the downtown hotel as…

Viva Baseball: The Latino Pageantry of the MLB’s 2017 All-Star Game – The Nation.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Baseball Hall of Fame players throw the ceremonial first pitch before the MLB baseball All-Star Game in Miami on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (Wilfredo Lee / AP)   Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox every weekday. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now for as little as $2 a…

Youngest child to have double hand transplant fulfils his baseball dream – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

By six months, he could move the transplanted hand muscles, and soon after was able to use scissors and crayons, doctors found. And 12 months after undergoing surgery, the boy was able to fufil his dream of swinging a baseball bat, using both hands. The medical report of the case, published in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health journal, also details a series of setbacks. On eight occasions, the transplant…

Viva Baseball: The Latino Pageantry of the MLB’s 2017 All-Star Game – The Nation.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Baseball Hall of Fame players throw the ceremonial first pitch before the MLB baseball All-Star Game in Miami on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (Wilfredo Lee / AP)   Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox every weekday. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now for as little as $2 a…

Baseball was life to Rene Quinones – El Paso Times

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Get to know this year’s El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame inductees. Wochit Buy Photo 2017 El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Rene Quinones graduated from Eastwood High School. The pitcher then played at Hutchinson Junior College and the University of New Mexico. He later signed a free agent contract with the Cincinnati Reds and pitched in the pioneer league for Billings, Winston/Salem and…

Could Mike Trout and Bryce Harper become baseball’s all-time greatest superstar duo? – ESPN

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

7:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Mike Trout is back just in the nick of time. The Angels superstar, who missed six agonizing weeks with a torn ligament in his left thumb, returned to action Friday, getting five hits and a walk during L.A.’s weekend series against Tampa Bay. During Trout’s absence, his bizarrely marginalized place as baseball’s consensus best player was compromised further by…

Viva Baseball: The Latino Pageantry of the MLB’s 2017 All-Star Game – The Nation.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Baseball Hall of Fame players throw the ceremonial first pitch before the MLB baseball All-Star Game in Miami on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (Wilfredo Lee / AP)   Get The Nation Daily. Independent news is more important than ever. Get The Nation in your inbox every weekday. Thank you for signing up. For more from The Nation, check out our latest issue. Subscribe now for as little as $2 a…

Sometimes, there is crying in baseball – The Boston Globe

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Last week, after they cried for their fallen sister Miosotis Familia at her funeral in the Bronx, her NYPD colleagues from the Four-Six retired to a place in Yonkers called Rory Dolan’s. Familia was 48 years old, with 12 years on the job and three kids and an ailing 87-year-old mother at home, when a guy who hated cops walked up to the police vehicle she was sitting in and…

Wait, the Arizona Diamondbacks Have the Best Rotation in Baseball? – The Ringer (blog)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

“Do the Diamondbacks have the best rotation in baseball?” feels like a weird question to ask, not least because while there’s certainly a curvature to their movement, I’d call it more of a “slither” than a “rotation”… But seriously, folks. It’s a legitimate question now. For the first decade of their existence, the Diamondbacks were a team built on pitching. Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling, maybe the best one-two punch…