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Baseball’s Richest Just Got Much Richer – FiveThirtyEight

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The Dodgers and Yankees punctuated a quiet deadline with a pair of last-minute trades, acquiring starting pitchers Yu Darvish and Sonny Gray, respectively. Both players strengthen already formidable rotations, readying their teams for long runs into October, and the trades cap a frenetic cycle of trade activity for the Dodgers and Yankees. Two of the richest teams in baseball are now even better. Going back to 2009, the Yankees and…

Fan confronted by Chris Christie at baseball game gives his side of the story – AOL

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Chris Christie made headlines again on Sunday after accosting a fan at a Cubs game, getting into the fan’s face while holding a tray of nachos. In the video that surfaced of the incident, Christie can be heard telling the fan, “You’re a big shot,” before heading back down to his seat. Now, the fan that reportedly was approached by Christie, Brad Joseph, has come forward and explained his side…

10 North Iowa area players named to INA all-state baseball teams … – Mason City Globe Gazette

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

St. Ansgar’s Jared Mayer chases down a hit vs. Newman.

Baseball’s Richest Just Got Much Richer – FiveThirtyEight

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The Dodgers and Yankees punctuated a quiet deadline with a pair of last-minute trades, acquiring starting pitchers Yu Darvish and Sonny Gray, respectively. Both players strengthen already formidable rotations, readying their teams for long runs into October, and the trades cap a frenetic cycle of trade activity for the Dodgers and Yankees. Two of the richest teams in baseball are now even better. Going back to 2009, the Yankees and…

Saugus baseball alum wins European baseball championship – Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Andrius Polikaitis had the itch. You know, the one athletes get when they’ve been away from their field of choice for too long. The one competitors feel when they haven’t, well, competed in a while. Polikaitis believed his baseball career was over two years ago when he returned from the B-Level European Championship in Vienna, Austria. He had parlayed a productive, if not eye-popping, career…

Baseball notes: Yankees get pitcher Sonny Gray for three prospects – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Pitcher Sonny Gray was traded to the Yankees from the Oakland Athletics for three prospects on Monday, boosting New York’s starting rotation for an unexpected playoff run. Oakland received Jorge Mateo, a top shortstop-outfielder prospect at Double-A; former UCLA right-hander James Kaprielian, the 16th overall pick in the 2015 amateur draft who is recovering from Tommy John surgery on April 18; and Dustin Fowler, an outfielder who ruptured the patellar…

Baseball’s Richest Just Got Much Richer – FiveThirtyEight

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The Dodgers and Yankees punctuated a quiet deadline with a pair of last-minute trades, acquiring starting pitchers Yu Darvish and Sonny Gray, respectively. Both players strengthen already formidable rotations, readying their teams for long runs into October, and the trades cap a frenetic cycle of trade activity for the Dodgers and Yankees. Two of the richest teams in baseball are now even better. Going back to 2009, the Yankees and…

Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony an emotional time for inductees – The Philadelphia Tribune

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — “Pudge” Rodriguez stared out at his father, wiping away tears as he spoke. “I love you with all of my heart,” Rodriguez said. “If I’m a Hall of Famer, you’re a Hall of Famer — double.” Those words punctuated Rodriguez’s speech as he was inducted Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines, along with former commissioner Bud Selig…

MID-ATLANTIC CHAMPS: Phillies RBI baseball, softball teams headed to World Series – The Philadelphia Tribune

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

It’s been a been an exciting summer for the Phillies RBI teams. They are two of the 24 baseball and softball Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) teams from cities around the nation, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Dominican Republic that have made it to the 25th annual RBI World Series, which is the international tournament of the RBI program. RBI is the Major…

Baseball For All: Largest all-female baseball tournament in U.S. … – CBS News

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

At Beyer Stadium, in Rockford, Illinois, sports history is being made. Two hundred girls, aged 7 to 17, have come here for the largest girls-only baseball tournament in U.S. history, reports CBS News’ Jericka Duncan. Seventeen teams from the U.S. and Canada traveled to Rockford to play on a field that holds a special place in the history of women’s baseball: the home of the Rockford Peaches, the all-female professional…

The Dodgers were already baseball’s superteam — and then they traded for Yu Darvish – Washington Post

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Yu Darvish might not be switching shades of blue, yet he could be smiling when he joins the 74-31 Dodgers after the 50-54 Rangers traded him on Monday. (Evan Habeeb/USA Today Sports) The Los Angeles Dodgers are 43 games above .500, 14 games ahead of their closest pursuer in the loaded National League West and on pace for a staggering 114 wins. They could go 26-31 from here and still…

Baseball’s Richest Just Got Much Richer – FiveThirtyEight

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The Dodgers and Yankees punctuated a quiet deadline with a pair of last-minute trades, acquiring starting pitchers Yu Darvish and Sonny Gray, respectively. Both players strengthen already formidable rotations, readying their teams for long runs into October, and the trades cap a frenetic cycle of trade activity for the Dodgers and Yankees. Two of the richest teams in baseball are now even better. Going back to 2009, the Yankees and…

Baseball For All: Largest all-female baseball tournament in US history – CBS News

Monday, July 31, 2017

At Beyer Stadium, in Rockford, Illinois, sports history is being made. Two hundred girls, aged 7 to 17, have come here for the largest girls-only baseball tournament in U.S. history, reports CBS News’ Jericka Duncan. Seventeen teams from the U.S. and Canada traveled to Rockford to play on a field that holds a special place in the history of women’s baseball: the home of the Rockford Peaches, the all-female professional…

Montreal’s lingering passion for baseball dominated Cooperstown – ESPN

Monday, July 31, 2017

8:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — It took Tim Raines 10 years to finally win election to the Baseball Hall of Fame. For Bud Selig, who retired as MLB’s ninth commissioner just two-and-a-half years ago, the wait was much shorter. It felt fitting that they were both inducted on the same day. What makes Raines a Hall of Famer? Tim Raines was…

Baseball Hall of Fame 2018: Predicting Cooperstown’s next class – Sporting News

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Baseball Hall of Fame welcomed five new inductees on Sunday, with three players, a commissioner and a celebrated executive continuing a trend in recent years of large classes. This isn’t likely to change in 2018. FAGAN: 2017 HOF weekend was a celebration of Tim Raines Hall of Fame voting will commence again this fall, with the Baseball Writers’ Association of America and the Modern Baseball Committee each scheduled to…

Think Baseball Is Boring? Have You Never Watched Football? – Houston Press

Monday, July 31, 2017

Several weeks ago, I engaged in a discussion with a friend about how boring baseball is. At least that’s what he said. Especially when compared to football. That’s an easy (and lazy) argument for a sports fan to make. Baseball does require fans to pay attention to what’s happening between pitches, which is kind of different from football because practically every lull in the action is filled with a commercial…

Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez, Speeches Highlight Baseball Hall of Fame Ceremony – Bleacher Report

Monday, July 31, 2017

Mike Stobe/Getty Images The Baseball Hall of Fame welcomed the class of 2017—former players Jeff Bagwell, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez and Tim Raines, along with former MLB commissioner Bud Selig and executive John Schuerholz—to Cooperstown on Sunday. All five received their plaques to be enshrined in the Hall and delivered speeches, starting with former Atlanta Braves and Kansas City Royals general manager Schuerholz, who won a World Series title with each organization. He…

Montreal’s lingering passion for baseball dominated Cooperstown – ESPN

Monday, July 31, 2017

8:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — It took Tim Raines 10 years to finally win election to the Baseball Hall of Fame. For Bud Selig, who retired as MLB’s ninth commissioner just two-and-a-half years ago, the wait was much shorter. It felt fitting that they were both inducted on the same day. What makes Raines a Hall of Famer? Tim Raines was…

Chris Christie Confronts Baseball Fan Who Wouldn’t Let Him Eat Nachos in Peace – Newsweek

Monday, July 31, 2017

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie berated a Chicago Cubs fan Sunday while holding a bowl of nachos after the fan shouted that Christie “sucked” and called him a “hypocrite.” The end of the confrontation with Brad Joseph at the Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs game at Miller Park was caught on camera. Christie called Joseph a “big shot” before storming off. The confrontation was filmed by Joseph’s relative, local ABC News outlet WISN…

Montreal’s lingering passion for baseball dominated Cooperstown – ESPN

Monday, July 31, 2017

8:00 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — It took Tim Raines 10 years to finally win election to the Baseball Hall of Fame. For Bud Selig, who retired as MLB’s ninth commissioner just two-and-a-half years ago, the wait was much shorter. It felt fitting that they were both inducted on the same day. What makes Raines a Hall of Famer? Tim Raines was…