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Cheating is in baseball’s DNA, Red Sox are latest example | Lucas – NJ.com

Friday, September 15, 2017

Follow @JJournalsports With the revelation that the Boston Red Sox were caught cheating by using electronic devices to relay stolen signs from the Yankees, some fans were shocked that such a thing could occur in baseball. Actually, cheating has been around since the game first began. In 1846, when the Knickerbockers played the New York Nine at Elysian Fields in Hoboken (widely regarded as the origin of organized baseball) the Nine,…

The New York Times Magazine – New York Times

Friday, September 15, 2017

Along with his father’s baseball intelligence, Justin Jirschele has inherited the deep perfectionism that runs through his family. They are particular people. In his winters, Mike Jirschele, World Series champion, still works in the basement of the Clintonville furniture store where he has worked for more than three decades, repairing broken night stands and touching up nicks in bed frames with wax and paint. He has become expert at using…

Fans removed from Fenway Park after lowering ‘Racism is as American as baseball’ sign – ESPN

Friday, September 15, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment BOSTON — Four fans seated above the Green Monster at Fenway Park dropped down a sign that read “Racism is as American as baseball” during the fourth inning of the Red Sox‘s game against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. The sign was draped over the top middle section of the Green Monster and had a black background with white letters. The…

Can Baseball Turn a 27-Year-Old Into the Perfect Manager? – New York Times

Friday, September 15, 2017

Along with his father’s baseball intelligence, Justin Jirschele has inherited the deep perfectionism that runs through his family. They are particular people. In his winters, Mike Jirschele, World Series champion, still works in the basement of the Clintonville furniture store where he has worked for more than three decades, repairing broken night stands and touching up nicks in bed frames with wax and paint. He has become expert at using…

Fans removed from Fenway Park after lowering ‘Racism is as American as baseball’ sign – ESPN

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment BOSTON — Four fans seated above the Green Monster at Fenway Park dropped down a sign that read “Racism is as American as baseball” during the fourth inning of the Red Sox‘s game against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. The sign was draped over the top middle section of the Green Monster and had a black background with white letters. The…

Fans removed from Fenway Park after lowering ‘Racism is as American as baseball’ sign – ESPN

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment BOSTON — Four fans seated above the Green Monster at Fenway Park dropped down a sign that read “Racism is as American as baseball” during the fourth inning of the Red Sox‘s game against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. The sign was draped over the top middle section of the Green Monster and had a black background with white letters. The…

How Tim Tebow became the greatest value in minor league baseball – ESPN

Thursday, September 14, 2017

7:19 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Tim Tebow contributed to the greatest rise in minor league baseball attendance in 23 years. That number is quite appropriate because only one man, Michael Jordan, has done more for minor league baseball crowds than Tebow did this year. And Jordan had the benefit of playing Double-A with bigger ballparks to fill. Thanks to Jordan, the Birmingham Barons’ 1994…

Cleveland Indians are making baseball history – Washington Post

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Cleveland Indians fan shows his support for the team before Wednesday’s game against the Detroit Tigers in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians won the game and tied the American League record for 20 wins in a row. (Jason Miller/Getty Images) For more than 100 years, American League teams have gone on winning streaks of varying lengths — short ones, long ones, double-digit ones. Nothing, though, like the one the Cleveland…

College baseball: Panel approves regular-season bat testing – NCAA.com

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Baseball bat testing in the regular season will soon begin. The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved making bat testing a regular-season rule starting with the 2020 season in Division I and the 2021 season in Divisions II and III. The delay is intended to give schools time to purchase the equipment to conduct the test, which currently costs around $1,500. Under the new…

Hurricane Irma might lead to some baseball magic in Miami – Washington Examiner

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Over the weekend, Hurricane Irma pelted the state of Florida. One of the hardest-hit cities was Miami, where the rain turned streets into rivers and the wind snapped cranes like twigs. As with Houston, stories abound of everyday citizens putting themselves at risk to help their fellow man during this dangerous time. While these stories certainly show the best of humanity and deserve to be highlighted, another amazing story in…

Fans removed from Fenway Park after lowering ‘Racism is as American as baseball’ sign – ESPN

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment BOSTON — Four fans seated above the Green Monster at Fenway Park dropped down a sign that read “Racism is as American as baseball” during the fourth inning of the Red Sox‘s game against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. The sign was draped over the top, middle section of the Green Monster and had a black background with white letters. The…

Fans removed from Fenway Park after lowering ‘Racism is as American as baseball’ sign – ESPN

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment BOSTON — Four fans seated above the Green Monster at Fenway Park dropped down a sign that read “Racism is as American as baseball” during the fourth inning of the Red Sox‘s game against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. The sign was draped over the top, middle section of the Green Monster and had a black background with white letters. The…

How The Chicago Dogs Are Transforming The Minor League Baseball Model – Forbes

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Chicago Dogs The Chicago Dogs’ logo features the colors and six-pointed stars of the city’s flag and was inspired by baseball, hot dog and the city itself. The Chicago Dogs, the nation’s newest minor league baseball team, are betting big that their customer-first-and-last business model will be a home run with fans and a grand slam when it comes to generating revenue. For decades, minor league baseball teams were seen as a money pit….

‘Racism is as American as baseball’ banner dropped over Red Sox’s Green Monster – CBSSports.com

Thursday, September 14, 2017

There’s been a lot of talk about race this season in and around Fenway Park. Early in the season, a fan yelled a slur at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones. More recently, the Boston Red Sox have talked about changing the name of Yawkey Way. On Wednesday night, the issue came to the forefront again. This time, the catalyst was a couple fans who unfurled a banner reading “Racism is…

Olympics: Baseball and softball target Paris 2024 and LA 2028 – Reuters

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

LIMA (Reuters) – Baseball and softball’s chances of continuing as Olympic sports increased considerably on Wednesday after the city of Los Angeles was awarded the 2028 Olympic Games. The two sports, which were thrown out of the Olympics after 2008, will make a one-off comeback at the 2020 Games in Tokyo — in a country where they are hugely popular — after organisers requested their inclusion under new International Olympic…

Japan’s biggest baseball superstar wants to bring his unique skill set to MLB in 2018, and it could lead to a fierce … – Business Insider

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Masterpress/Getty Major League Baseball has been around for a long time, but it’s never seen a player quite like Shohei Otani. The Japanese phenom, currently playing for the Nippon Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional Baseball, is the definition of a two-way player. In five professional seasons, he’s posted a .286/.359/.505 slash line and a 2.77 ERA in just under 500 innings, earning three All-Star appearances and the 2016 Pacific League MVP award…

One Man’s Rant: Should baseball be a ‘dry’ sport? – Prescott Valley Tribune

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

As I mentioned in a recent column, my wife and I are closely following the Arizona Diamondbacks this season. I think we’re typical fans. While we like the homeruns, great defensive plays and wins, we don’t necessarily like the spitting. I may be the only person in the country who can say this, but I actually have a theory about baseball spitting. Wil’s Official Theory About Baseball Spitting is…

AP Was There: NY Giants set baseball win streak mark in 1916 – Washington Post

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The New York Giants in 1916 were an extremely streaky team. They offset a 2-13 start with 17 consecutive wins on the road, then later set a major league record with 26 straight wins during a 31-game homestand at the Polo Grounds. The record includes a quirk: a 1-1 tie against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a game that was rained out after nine innings. The teams made up that game…

One Man’s Rant: Should baseball be a ‘dry’ sport? – Prescott Valley Tribune

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

As I mentioned in a recent column, my wife and I are closely following the Arizona Diamondbacks this season. I think we’re typical fans. While we like the homeruns, great defensive plays and wins, we don’t necessarily like the spitting. I may be the only person in the country who can say this, but I actually have a theory about baseball spitting. Wil’s Official Theory About Baseball Spitting is…

One Man’s Rant: Should baseball be a ‘dry’ sport? – Prescott Valley Tribune

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

As I mentioned in a recent column, my wife and I are closely following the Arizona Diamondbacks this season. I think we’re typical fans. While we like the homeruns, great defensive plays and wins, we don’t necessarily like the spitting. I may be the only person in the country who can say this, but I actually have a theory about baseball spitting. Wil’s Official Theory About Baseball Spitting is…