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Baseball teams have always stolen signs. Here’s what makes the Red Sox accusations different – PBS NewsHour

Thursday, September 07, 2017

HARI SREENIVASAN: Baseball has a history of teams trying to gain advantage against a pitcher by occasionally stealing signs from the team it’s playing. The idea is to relay information to the hitter about what kind of pitch he will face. There are ways to do it that are acceptable. But the Boston Red Sox are accused of going too far with it last month against their rivals, the New…

Baseball teams have always stolen signs. Here’s what makes the Red Sox accusations different – PBS NewsHour

Thursday, September 07, 2017

HARI SREENIVASAN: Baseball has a history of teams trying to gain advantage against a pitcher by occasionally stealing signs from the team it’s playing. The idea is to relay information to the hitter about what kind of pitch he will face. There are ways to do it that are acceptable. But the Boston Red Sox are accused of going too far with it last month against their rivals, the New…

Memo To Dodgers Fans: Panicking Is A Perfectly Acceptable Reaction To Especially Bad Baseball – Forbes

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The last thing panicking Dodger fans need to hear is that they’re wrong to feel that way. Fernando Rodney. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) The least helpful thing you can tell a long-suffering Dodgers fan, especially after a particularly painful loss like last night’s, is that they are some sort of sub-human fan for panicking, for expressing their fear either on social media, or for 30 seconds of booing while paying to…

Memo To Dodgers Fans: Panicking Is A Perfectly Acceptable Reaction To Especially Bad Baseball – Forbes

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The last thing panicking Dodger fans need to hear is that they’re wrong to feel that way. Fernando Rodney. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) The least helpful thing you can tell a long-suffering Dodgers fan, especially after a particularly painful loss like last night’s, is that they are some sort of sub-human fan for panicking, for expressing their fear either on social media, or for 30 seconds of booing while paying to…

Stealing signs? Savvy baseball. Using high tech to do it? The Red Sox cheated! – Washington Post

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, I was having a conversation with a baseball scout who had been watching the Los Angeles Dodgers quite a bit recently. This was before the Dodgers dropped 10 of 11, back when they were on pace to win 115 games. The scout was blown away. The Dodgers, he said, do so many things right each and every night to win games, and he started ticking…

The Ancient Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry Gets a High-Tech Boost – New York Times

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Forget vacating victories, which is N.C.A.A. stuff. Every baseball game has a winner and a loser, in real time, period. If an electronic delivery system helped the Red Sox win a few more games because their hitters knew what pitches were coming, we can’t pretend it didn’t happen. It did, and they got away with it. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Naturally, the Yankees are upset about this, and…

Stealing signs? Savvy baseball. Using high tech to do it? The Red Sox cheated! – Washington Post

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, I was having a conversation with a baseball scout who had been watching the Los Angeles Dodgers quite a bit recently. This was before the Dodgers dropped 10 of 11, back when they were on pace to win 115 games. The scout was blown away. The Dodgers, he said, do so many things right each and every night to win games, and he started ticking…

The Ancient Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry Gets a High-Tech Boost – New York Times

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Forget vacating victories, which is N.C.A.A. stuff. Every baseball game has a winner and a loser, in real time, period. If an electronic delivery system helped the Red Sox win a few more games because their hitters knew what pitches were coming, we can’t pretend it didn’t happen. It did, and they got away with it. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Naturally, the Yankees are upset about this, and…

What Does it Mean to Steal Signs in Baseball? – Sports Illustrated

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly been accused of using an Apple Watch to steal signs from the New York Yankees, according to a complaint filed to the commissioner’s office by Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. MLB investigators are looking into claims that the Red Sox used the watches to steal hand signals from opponents’ catchers. The watches would tell them what type of pitch was being thrown, information which…

Episode 15: Baseball For Good – Hardball Times

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Podcast (tht-audio): Download (Duration: 39:53 — 9.1MB) Jen, Sarah, and Mary discuss articles from the week of Aug. 28. Other topics include baseball’s response to Hurricane Harvey and the Justin Verlander trade. Twitter questions are also answered. Subscribe to THT Audio on iTunes here.

USC baseball gets commitment from son of tennis greats Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Tennis legends Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf have steered their children away from the game that made them famous, but that didn’t stop their eldest, 15-year-old son Jaden, from becoming a terrific athlete. He just chose to use his hand-eye coordination to strike a different ball. Instead of a racket, Jaden wields a baseball bat and strives for a different kind of grand slam than his parents once did. Jaden…

Ex-Phillies prospect Matt Imhof lost an eye to baseball and learned to live without it – Philly.com

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

I. Catch He could close his eyes and hit his throwing partner in the chest. That still came natural. The accident had not stripped that. Then Matt Imhof opened his left eye — his only working eye — and tried to catch the…

WATCH: U of Louisville baseball team pulls off impressive Labor Day trick shot – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Labor Day of course occasions high-level leisure time for those not tasked with, you know, laboring. Speaking of which, the University of Louisville baseball team on Monday took to the pool to pull off a profoundly impressive basketball shot. Please regard:  Teamwork? People, it makes the dream work.  Yes, this is the internet — electric hootenanny of lies — and as such it’s possible this footage has been altered in…

Baseball is seeing a record number of homers, but scoring is down … – Chicago Sun-Times

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Major leaguers continue to pound home runs at a record pace and along the way they’ve reached milestones on both sides of town. Through Sunday’s games and with less than a month left in the season, there have been 5,189 home runs, or 1.27 per team per game. The record is 5,693 in 2000, or 1.17 per team per game. At that pace, the 2017 total will be a record…

New baseball equipment? How about food instead. – The Mercury News

Monday, September 04, 2017

By Daniel Cancel and Noris Soto | Bloomberg News Baseball is a religion in Venezuela. The country cheers Felix Hernandez, Miguel Cabrera and other local boys who’ve made it in the Major Leagues up north, then turns its attention to its very own winter league that runs from September through the end of the year. They’re raucous games featuring drumming, cheerleaders and copious amounts of beer. Alongside hot dogs, vendors…

‘Time stopped’: Lobbyist shot at congressional baseball practice describes the harrowing scene – ABC News

Monday, September 04, 2017

Matt Mika, the lobbyist who was shot multiple times on June 14 when a gunman opened fire at lawmakers practicing for a charity congressional baseball game, spoke out, recounting the harrowing scene. “Time stopped. It just stopped,” he said. “I could see his eyes and the gun, but that was it,” Mika, 38, said of the moment he saw the gunman, in an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America.” “After…

Tim Tebow’s minor-league baseball season ends quietly – USA TODAY

Monday, September 04, 2017

After the Detroit Tigers traded two of their top players, USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale explains how these big moves could change the complexion of the MLB playoffs. USA TODAY Sports

‘Time stopped:’ Lobbyist shot at congressional baseball practice describes the harrowing scene – ABC News

Monday, September 04, 2017

The lobbyist who was shot multiple times earlier this year when a gunman opened fire at lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game spoke out, recounting the harrowing scene of the shooting when, he says, “Time stopped, it just stopped.” “I could see his eyes and the gun, but that was it,” Matt Mika, 38, said in an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America,” of the moment he saw the…

How the wild card game broke baseball – The Week Magazine

Monday, September 04, 2017

I recently watched the Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics play a listless afternoon of baseball, as what should have been a mildly interesting contest between a playoff contender and an also-ran devolved into a languid slugfest. Both teams trotted out middling starting pitchers with earned run averages over 5.00, and the only real excitement came from learning the players’ nicknames during Players Weekend (note to A’s shortstop Jed Lowrie: “Jed”…

Kids reveal oddities of baseball – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Monday, September 04, 2017

See more of the story The stars had to align just right — they always have to, it seems, with any outing with kids — but owing to a combination of a weekday off of work, perfect weather, a day game and the general cooperation of two little ones, last Thursday provided the occasion to bring my 9-month-old daughter to her first Twins game. It’s a milestone, to be sure,…