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Manfred Makes His Choice: Punish Gurriel, but Leave the World … – New York Times

Sunday, October 29, 2017

“Obviously,” Manfred said, “World Series games are different than regular-season games.” Among the other reasons Manfred cited for delaying the suspension, this stands out: “I felt it was unfair to punish the other 24 players on the Astros roster,” he said. “I wanted the burden of this discipline to fall primarily on the wrongdoer.” Denying Gurriel a chance to help his team in the World Series would have severely affected…

Jackie Robinson $591K Baseball Cap Breaks Babe Ruth Auction … – Forbes

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Photo by Lelands The custom cap Jackie Robinson wore to shield him from bean balls. Babe Ruth, the Sultan of Swat, seldom lost any baseball contests. But at 1:43 AM this morning his cap was no longer the most valuable in the sports memorabilia world. Jackie Robinson’s special cap to protect him from beanings sold for $590,994 in a Lelands auction. Robinson’s headgear eclipsed the previous record. In 2012 SCP…

Manfred Makes His Choice: Punish Gurriel, but Leave the World Series Alone – New York Times

Sunday, October 29, 2017

“Obviously,” Manfred said, “World Series games are different than regular-season games.” Among the other reasons Manfred cited for delaying the suspension, this stands out: “I felt it was unfair to punish the other 24 players on the Astros roster,” he said. “I wanted the burden of this discipline to fall primarily on the wrongdoer.” Denying Gurriel a chance to help his team in the World Series would have severely affected…

Jackie Robinson $591K Baseball Cap Breaks Babe Ruth Auction Record – Forbes

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Photo by Lelands The custom cap Jackie Robinson wore to shield him from bean balls. Babe Ruth, the Sultan of Swat, seldom lost any baseball contests. But at 1:43 AM this morning his cap was no longer the most valuable in the sports memorabilia world. Jackie Robinson’s special cap to protect him from beanings sold for $590,994 in a Lelands auction. Robinson’s headgear eclipsed the previous record. In 2012 SCP…

Baseball, Manfred strike out on Gurriel’s delayed suspension – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The racist gesture made by the Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel toward the Dodgers’ Yu Darvish on Friday night called for somebody in power to swing for the fences. Instead, baseball bunted. After a nation witnessed Gurriel tugging on the corners of his eyes while using an ethnic slur about Darvish, Commissioner Rob Manfred needed to make a powerful statement Saturday that included an immediate suspension. Instead, he offered words backed…

Astros’ Yuli Gurriel Escapes World Series Ban, but Will Miss 5 Games in 2018 – New York Times

Saturday, October 28, 2017

“I just feel bad,” Gurriel said through an interpreter late Friday night. “If anybody got offended over there, it was not my intention.” Yuli Gurriel under fire after gesture made in dugout after homering off Yu Darvish: https://t.co/CoY4gEYRDG pic.twitter.com/TmF1HJNUTo — Deadspin (@Deadspin) Oct. 28, 2017 A longtime fixture in Cuban baseball, Gurriel played in Japan in 2014, with the permission of the Cuban government. Two years later, he defected and…

A seven-year-old baseball fan with a 3D-printed hand is throwing out the first pitch of World Series Game 4 – TechCrunch

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Hailey Dawson is already a veteran of tossing the ceremonial first pitch at the ripe old age of seven. She’s got two Major League games under her belt and is about to add a third, with her biggest audience yet, as she kicks off Game 4 of the World Series in Houston. Dawson is in the midst of a 30-ballpark tour, throwing the first pitch for every MLB team, with…

Brad Peacock’s outing is old-school baseball – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Former Santa Monica High and UCLA standout Tim Leary pitched 13 years in the big leagues and had his best season for the 1988 World Series-champion Dodgers, going 17-11 with a 2.91 ERA in 35 games. The right-hander threw three scoreless innings in Game 1 of the 1988 series against Oakland and 32/3 one-run innings in Game 3. Now 58, Leary is serving as a guest analyst for the World…

Major League Baseball Should Suspend Yuli Gurriel, Force Others to Defend the Indefensible – The Big Lead

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Major League Baseballis looking into Yuli Gurriel’s actions during and after Game 3 of the World Series. It will judge if they merit a suspension for tonight’s Game 4. I’m not holding my breath waiting for a “yes” answer. And even if that is the answer, the appeal process means serving during the Fall Classic is extremely unlikely. But if MLB wants to back up its words with supporting actions,…

Brad Peacock’s outing is old-school baseball – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Former Santa Monica High and UCLA standout Tim Leary pitched 13 years in the big leagues and had his best season for the 1988 World Series-champion Dodgers, going 17-11 with a 2.91 ERA in 35 games. The right-hander threw three scoreless innings in Game 1 of the 1988 series against Oakland and 32/3 one-run innings in Game 3. Now 58, Leary is serving as a guest analyst for the World…

Brad Peacock’s outing is old-school baseball – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Former Santa Monica High and UCLA standout Tim Leary pitched 13 years in the big leagues and had his best season for the 1988 World Series-champion Dodgers, going 17-11 with a 2.91 ERA in 35 games. The right-hander threw three scoreless innings in Game 1 of the 1988 series against Oakland and 32/3 one-run innings in Game 3. Now 58, Leary is serving as a guest analyst for the World…

Altuve making a case for ‘face of baseball’ – Yahoo Finance – Yahoo Finance

Saturday, October 28, 2017

It’s a parlor game popular with sports fans and sports media alike: anointing one athlete in each pro sport the “face” of their league. In the NFL, popular consensus is that the face of the league is likely one of its two star quarterbacks: Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers. Some might point to JJ Watt, who has earned plaudits for his community service in Houston, but there arguably isn’t an…

Who is the face of baseball? José Altuve making a case in World Series – Yahoo Finance

Friday, October 27, 2017

It’s a parlor game popular with sports fans and sports media alike: anointing one athlete in each pro sport the “face” of their league. In the NFL, popular consensus is that the face of the league is likely one of its two star quarterbacks: Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers. Some might point to JJ Watt, who has earned plaudits for his community service in Houston, but there arguably isn’t an…

Baseball didn’t always love home runs. Here’s how they took over the game. – Washington Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

The home run is the greatest play in American sports — not only the most efficient way to put numbers on the board but also the most beautiful. The slugger swinging from his heels, driving the ball as a hammer drives the nail deep into the wood. Boom. Just like that, it’s a white dot in the sky, a God-ball that ascends to heaven, breaking a million hearts as it…

Baseball didn’t always love home runs. Here’s how they took over the game. – Washington Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

The home run is the greatest play in American sports — not only the most efficient way to put numbers on the board but also the most beautiful. The slugger swinging from his heels, driving the ball as a hammer drives the nail deep into the wood. Boom. Just like that, it’s a white dot in the sky, a God-ball that ascends to heaven, breaking a million hearts as it…

Baseball is staying out of politics this year. Like it does every year. – Washington Post

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A flag covers the field at Dodger Stadium during the national anthem before Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night. (Mike Nelson/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock). In the waning days of baseball’s regular season, Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell made a decision that would set him apart from his sport. It was a choice that so many in the NFL have made, following the lead of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin…

You just met the real Mickey Callaway, a baseball lifer living his 2nd dream – New York Post

Thursday, October 26, 2017

It wasn’t an act. It wasn’t a show. It wasn’t for the television cameras or for the large media gathering. Mickey Callaway’s introductory press conference at Citi Field — when he accentuated treating players like people, couldn’t hide his big smile or goofy laugh and made sure to shake everyone’s hand and learn their first and last names — was the new Mets manager in a nutshell. That was Callaway…

Best pro baseball players throw right, hit left – Reuters

Thursday, October 26, 2017

(Reuters Health) – For baseball players, throwing right-handed and batting left-handed may be the best combination for success in the major leagues, according a new analysis of player data from 1871 through 2016. The findings, published in a letter to The New England Journal of Medicine, show that such players – among them, Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams – were far more likely to be .300 hitters and were…

Seven Life Lessons From The World’s Greatest Baseball Fan, John J. Adams – Forbes

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Courtesy: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images A legend is defined as a person who has become famous as the result of a unique characteristic or skill. John J. Adams of Cleveland, Ohio, has become a legend in the realm of major league baseball and is arguably the most dedicated fan ever. Starting in 1973, at the age of 21, John began consistently attending home games for the major league Cleveland Indians baseball team….

Survey names New York better baseball city for fans than St. Louis … – Belleville News-Democrat

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Wallethub may have struck out with its latest “Best Baseball Cities” report. It declared St. Louis the No. 2 baseball city in the country for fan-friendliness. It named New York City – what the what? – the most fan friendly baseball city. Factors other than professional baseball clearly were influential; St. Louis was ranked first for Major League Baseball friendliness, but 159th out of 363 cities for minor league baseball…