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The Dodgers Are Rich, Smart and Lucky. And Now They’re Ahead in the Series. – New York Times

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Dodgers want it all. That was the point of hiring Andrew Friedman to run their baseball operations three years ago, with Zaidi as his top lieutenant and a deep stable of analysts and former general managers behind them. Friedman had turned around the thrifty Tampa Bay Rays, and Zaidi had helped oversee winning teams on a tight budget in Oakland. They have continued to seek undervalued talent while also…

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

Wednesday, October 25, 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….

Clayton Kershaw Proves He’s Ready to Dominate on Baseball’s Biggest Stage – Bleacher Report

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Clayton Kershaw took the mound for his first World Series start amid every conceivable type of heat. He responded by barely breaking a sweat. This isn’t literally true, mind you. Pitching is hard work, even for three-time Cy Young winners like Kershaw, and the game-time temperature Tuesday at Dodger Stadium for Game 1 of the 2017 World Series between his Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros…

10 WAYS BASEBALL HAS BEEN DIMINISHED – HuffPost

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

6. The Wild Card. When you finish playing a 162-game season, you always know who the best team is. It’s the team that finishes on top. Unlike the NFL’s 16-game season, a 162-game grind takes into account everything—winning streaks, losing streaks, injuries, trades, slumps, veterans, rookies, you name it. The Wild Card is just another marketing device.

Chad Holbrook making baseball fun again at College of Charleston – Charleston Post Courier

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

It’s conditioning day and normally this would be an afternoon that College of Charleston pitcher Evan Sisk and second baseman Dupree Hart would dread. The season opener against Southeast Missouri State is still almost four months away,  and running through a series of conditioning drills isn’t the way that any college athlete wants to spend a cloudless fall afternoon in the Lowcountry. But with music playing…

Best baseball city in America? It’s not St. Louis, this survey says – Belleville News-Democrat

Wednesday, October 25, 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…

Clayton Kershaw Proves He’s Ready to Dominate on Baseball’s Biggest Stage – Bleacher Report

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Clayton Kershaw took the mound for his first World Series start amid every conceivable type of heat. He responded by barely breaking a sweat. This isn’t literally true, mind you. Pitching is hard work, even for three-time Cy Young winners like Kershaw, and the game-time temperature Tuesday at Dodger Stadium for Game 1 of the 2017 World Series between his Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros…

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

Wednesday, October 25, 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….

Best baseball city in America? It’s not St. Louis, this survey says – Belleville News-Democrat

Wednesday, October 25, 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…

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

Wednesday, October 25, 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….

Clayton Kershaw Proves He’s Ready to Dominate on Baseball’s Biggest Stage – Bleacher Report

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Clayton Kershaw took the mound for his first World Series start amid every conceivable type of heat. He responded by barely breaking a sweat. This isn’t literally true, mind you. Pitching is hard work, even for three-time Cy Young winners like Kershaw, and the game-time temperature Tuesday at Dodger Stadium for Game 1 of the 2017 World Series between his Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros…

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

Wednesday, October 25, 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….

To Measure Jose Altuve, Just Watch Him Soar – New York Times

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Altuve’s all-around skills have made him, in the words of Astros Manager A. J. Hinch, the game’s perfect player. This season, he led the majors in hitting at .346 while delivering 24 homers, 32 stolen bases and his usual stellar defense at second base. Teammates and opponents marvel at his uncanny ability to strike any pitch, anywhere, with the barrel of the bat. “He hit .500 for a whole month…

Victim of fatal baseball bat beating in Oakland identified – SFGate – SFGate

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Caption Close A man police suspect was beaten to death with a baseball bat near the Fox Theater in Oakland was identified Tuesday as a 42-year-old resident of the city. Cooky York was killed on Sunday afternoon in the 1900 block of Telegraph Avenue, police said. A witness said he saw the killer run out a nearby bar and club the victim in the head from behind with a baseball…

Houston jeweler ready to serve the city’s biggest baseball fans … – KTRK-TV

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

When you step into Klein’s Jewelry, you know right away that you’re not in a typical jewelry store. “We’re sports-oriented here at Klein’s. It’s been my background. I love baseball,” says jeweler Mark Klein. Klein has been taking calls in the past month for items like baseball-themed rings. “We do a lot of men’s wedding bands that actually look like baseballs,” he said. If you find a photo of it…

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

Tuesday, October 24, 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….

From sleet to heat, Astros and Dodgers share their craziest baseball weather stories – MLB.com

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Postseason baseball often conjures up images of players and fans layered in cold weather gear, as the October days go by and the temperatures across America begin to drop. The World Series presented by YouTube TV is known as the Fall Classic, after all, so it is appropriate that the these critical series of games are often played in cooler temperatures.  2017 is going to be a little bit different….

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

Tuesday, October 24, 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….

Baseball consultant to seek higher-level team for Wichita – Wichita Eagle

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Seeking to rekindle baseball fever in Wichita, the City Council voted Tuesday to hire a $50,000 consultant to try to bring Major League affiliated minor-league ball back to the city. Mayor Jeff Longwell has said he expects to announce a deal for an affiliated team around the beginning of next year. The council voted Tuesday to ink a $50,000 contract with Beacon Sports to open formal negotiations with minor-league teams,…

This is why baseball is so white – Vox

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

In 1949, the Brooklyn Dodger’s lineup for Game 1 of the World Series was pretty astounding for African Americans. At second base was, of course, Jackie Robinson — the first African American in Major League Baseball. At catcher was Roy Campanella, whose mother was black and father was Sicilian; he had joined the Dodgers a year after Robinson broke the color barrier. And starting the game at pitcher was Don…