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Everything You Thought You Knew About Baseball Might Be Wrong – The Federalist

Friday, May 19, 2017

The game of baseball changes very little from year to year. There are occasional, minor shifts, like the introduction of the automatic intentional walk this year, or tweaks like the Utley rule that refine how baserunners can slide into a base, but the game itself hardly changes, and that continuity and imperturbability is a part of its charm. Baseball analysis, on the other hand, has undergone a massive realignment in…

DC baseball legend’s daughter is selling her home – Washington Post

Friday, May 19, 2017

Carolyn Johnson Thomas, Walter Johnson’s daughter, lived in the home for 60 years (Courtesy of Jane Shell). Anyone who dropped by to see Carolyn Johnson Thomas at her white clapboard house in the Chevy Chase neighborhood of Northwest Washington would find an homage to her father, Washington Senators pitcher Walter Johnson. Thomas, who at 94 is the last surviving child of Johnson’s six children, moved into the house with her…

Baseball: City playoff scores and updated pairings – LA Times – Los Angeles Times

Friday, May 19, 2017

BASEBALL CITY Division III Quarterfinals, Thursday •Rancho Dominguez 8, Vaughn 2 •Sherman Oaks CES 16, Hawkins 6 •Valley Arts/Sciences 13, Harbor Teacher 5 •Fulton 4, Legacy 3   Semifinals, Monday, 3 p.m. •#4 Sherman Oaks CES at #1 Rancho Dominguez •#10 Fulton at #3 Valley Arts/Sciences   Notes: Championship, May 26, 5 p.m. at USC.

In Baseball, Building a Winner Now Starts With Hitting – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Friday, May 19, 2017

When the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets squared off in the 2015 National League Championship Series, the matchup marked a showdown between competing baseball philosophies. Should a successful organization build around promising arms, or stockpile developing sluggers? That time, the Mets and their abundance of pitching carried the day, in accordance with conventional wisdom. But since then the other side has dominated the…

Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice for May 19 – FOXSports.com

Friday, May 19, 2017

Starting pitcher: Chris Sale ($13,000) is obviously a strong play versus the A’s, but do we need to pay for him in cash tonight? It’s doable, but remember that even if you go Sale/Wacha, your hitting choices won’t be great … Jacob deGrom ($11,100) always has big K upside, and faces an Angels’ lineup that isn’t very good, but doesn’t whiff too much (20.1 percent vs. RHP) … Jose Quintana…

Study shows youth baseball, softball participation on the rise – FOXSports.com

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Finally, baseball is getting good news about its effort to increase youth participation in the sport. Stunning news, really. Baseball and softball combined to rank as the most participated team sport in 2016, according to the annual report by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, a leader in sports participation research. Equally important from baseball’s perspective, the sport showed growth in both casual and core participation over one-, three- and…

The Best Teams Of Baseball’s 2015 Season Are Bums In 2017 – FiveThirtyEight

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Since the League Championship Series format began in 1969, it’s tough to find a “Final Four” of baseball that’s fallen on harder times two years later than 2015’s quartet of the Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and Toronto Blue Jays. Through 40 games of a season, this is the first time ever that all four LCS participants from two years prior were .500 or worse: Since League…

Meet ‘Alternative Fats,’ a Minnesota baseball team’s new pig mascot – Washington Post

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Saints Ponder Getting Rid of Swine, Instead Unveil “Alternative Fats” As New Ball Pig For 2017 https://t.co/cTez5I6spn pic.twitter.com/ClwuAi7Q8l — St. Paul Saints (@StPaulSaints) May 17, 2017 An independent professional baseball team in Minnesota revealed the name of its newest mascot Wednesday, but the Trump Administration might not like it. Meet “Alternative Fats,” the Saint Paul Saints latest live pig mascot. The team, which plays in the North Division of the…

The Best Teams Of Baseball’s 2015 Season Are Bums In 2017 – FiveThirtyEight

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Since the League Championship Series format began in 1969, it’s tough to find a “Final Four” of baseball that’s fallen on harder times two years later than 2015’s quartet of the Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs and Toronto Blue Jays. Through 40 games of a season, this is the first time ever that all four LCS participants from two years prior were .500 or worse: Since League…

Meet ‘Alternative Fats,’ a Minnesota baseball team’s new pig mascot – Washington Post

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Saints Ponder Getting Rid of Swine, Instead Unveil “Alternative Fats” As New Ball Pig For 2017 https://t.co/cTez5I6spn pic.twitter.com/ClwuAi7Q8l — St. Paul Saints (@StPaulSaints) May 17, 2017 An independent professional baseball team in Minnesota revealed the name of its newest mascot Wednesday, but the Trump Administration might not like it. Meet “Alternative Fats,” the Saint Paul Saints latest live pig mascot. The team, which plays in the North Division of the…

Fantasy baseball daily notes for May 18 – ESPN

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment It’s yet another abbreviated slate on Thursday, but it’s actually a pretty decent day in terms of streaming. Whether you’re in deep or shallow leagues, chances are there are at least a couple of names out there worth consideration. Pitching Pitchers to stream Trevor Cahill (R), 50 percent ownership in ESPN leagues, San Diego Padres vs Milwaukee Brewers: Cahill finds himself in…

Baseball: Wednesday’s Southern Section wild-card scores and updated pairings – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, May 18, 2017

BASEBALL SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION 1 First round, Thursday, 3:15 p.m. unless noted •Redondo at #1 Huntington Beach •Servite at Cypress •West Ranch at El Dorado •Dana Hills at Harvard-Westlake •Hart at Vista Murrieta •Orange Lutheran at Corona, 4 p.m. •Mission Viejo at Riverside North •Damien at #4 South Hills   •San Clemente at #3 Sherman Oaks Notre Dame •Redlands East Valley at Corona Santiago •Mater Dei at Millikan, 3 p.m….

Doc: No ties in baseball, OK? – Cincinnati.com (blog)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share The Cubs hit four home runs in a 9-5 victory over the Reds on Tuesday at Wrigley Field. The Enquirer/C. Trent Rosecrans THE BEST THING about last night’s Reds L was the clip FSO had of Kyle Schwarber’s tee shot at either the 9th or 18th hole at Shaker Run. (Haven’t played up there in awhile.) See it? He swung at it like a hanging…

Toronto’s Island Baseball Fields Are Now Home to Some Fish – Atlas Obscura

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Toronto Islands, just south of the city in Lake Ontario, are currently flooded. Open to the public in dryer times, they might be closed for another two months because water levels in the lake remain stubbornly high, city officials said. Still, an enterprising imgur user recently managed to gain access to the islands—presumably with a boat of some sort—and found that some carp were happily living on what used…

Real or not? Freddie Freeman is the best hitter in baseball – ESPN (blog)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

2:17 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment George Brett would later recall his 1980 season, when he hit .390 and chased .400 into late September, this way: “I was 27 and in the prime of my life.” Freddie Freeman is 27 years old and he’s hitting better than Brett did that magical summer when he produced a slash line of .390/.454/.664. After going 2-for-4 with his…

Puerto Rico’s spirit is alive on the baseball fields – ESPN

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May 15, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Flying into Puerto Rico, you have to have a window seat. On the left are the turquoise sea and blue skies. On the right are the beautiful green mountains. But for the baseball fan, the night show is even more impressive, with the lights of baseball fields shining everywhere you look. It’s an immense archipelago of lit fields; the…

Puerto Rico’s spirit is alive on the baseball fields – ESPN

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May 15, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Flying into Puerto Rico, you have to have a window seat. On the left are the turquoise sea and blue skies. On the right are the beautiful green mountains. But for the baseball fan, the night show is even more impressive, with the lights of baseball fields shining everywhere you look. It’s an immense archipelago of lit fields; the…

Baseball: City baseball results and updated pairings – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

BASEBALL CITY Division I Second round, Tuesday •Chatsworth 7, Narbonne 0 •Granada Hills Kennedy 8, Los Angeles Marshall 3 •El Camino Real 5, Palisades 3 •San Pedro 3, Los Angeles University 0 •Venice 3, Taft 2 •Cleveland 7, San Fernando 6 •Birmingham 7, Sun Valley Poly 1 •Wilmington Banning 3, Los Angeles Roosevelt 0   Quarterfinals, Friday, 3 p.m. •#8 Granada Hills Kennedy at #1 Chatsworth •#5 El Camino Real…

Toronto’s Island Baseball Fields Are Now Home to Some Fish – Atlas Obscura

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Toronto Islands, just south of the city in Lake Ontario, are currently flooded. Open to the public in dryer times, they might be closed for another two months because water levels in the lake remain stubbornly high, city officials said. Still, an enterprising imgur user recently managed to gain access to the islands—presumably with a boat of some sort—and found that some carp were happily living on what used…

Puerto Rico’s spirit is alive on the baseball fields – ESPN

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

8:00 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Flying into Puerto Rico, you have to have a window seat. On the left are the turquoise sea and blue skies. On the right are the beautiful green mountains. But for the baseball fan, the night show is even more impressive, with the lights of baseball fields shining everywhere you look. It’s an immense archipelago of lit fields; the…