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Baseball’s customs keep Aaron Judge and Bryce Harper from being bigger stars – Washington Post

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

MIAMI — With the 88th All-Star Game over and done, a 2-1, 10-inning victory for the American League, baseball still has issues, and they’re inescapable. Want four seats, all in a row, for Tuesday night’s showcase at Marlins Park? They were available that afternoon, because the game did not sell out until late, a jaw-dropping revelation that could seem damning both to Miami as a baseball market and baseball as…

2017 MLB All-Star Game: FanFest promotes baseball at the most basic level – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

MIAMI — One of the highlights of every All-Star Game is FanFest, the fan-centric exposition that trots out ballplayers present and past, new merchandise and interactive exhibits. This year’s edition took place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, and as usual you could find a steady stream of former ballplayers’ autographing and glad-handing and the full complement of swag tied to this year’s Midsummer Classic (including 2017 All-Star Game fidget…

Baseball’s customs keep Aaron Judge and Bryce Harper from being bigger stars – Washington Post

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

MIAMI — On the afternoon of the 88th All-Star Game, there are issues with baseball, and they’re inescapable. Want four seats, all in a row, for Tuesday night’s showcase at Marlins Park? They’re available, because the game is not yet sold out, a jaw-dropping revelation that could seem damning both to Miami as a baseball market and baseball as a marketer of itself. But here, too, is a 6-foot-7, 282-pound…

Why Baseball Has More Money Power than Football – Sports Illustrated

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

We spent a day with first-year Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay as the youngest coach in the NFL attempts to make his mark on his team at a recent minicamp. Welcome to Baseball Week. As training camp approaches and baseball takes a break for its mid-summer classic, The MMQB presents a week of stories on the crossover between hardball and football. I recently wrote about the…

Olney: Baseball’s lost All-Star opportunity – ESPN (blog)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

10:49 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Bud Selig absorbed a lot of flak over the years for attaching home-field advantage in the World Series to the outcome of the All-Star Game. Columnists (like me) didn’t like it, players didn’t like it, executives didn’t like it and when the latest round of labor talks played out, the union asked for the elimination of the feature —…

Baseball has many young stars. It needs to let them shine. – Washington Post

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

MIAMI — On the afternoon of the 88th All-Star Game, there are issues with baseball, and they’re inescapable. Want four seats, all in a row, for Tuesday night’s showcase at Marlins Park? They’re available, because the game is not yet sold out, a jaw-dropping revelation that could seem damning both to Miami as a baseball market and baseball as a marketer of itself. But here, too, is a 6-foot-7, 282-pound…

The Home Run Derby is pure, uncut baseball candy – SB Nation

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Here is a conversation between Charlotte Wilder and Grant Brisbee as they sat at the Home Run Derby and marveled at the dingers. Both of them came to the same realization that this event is truly marvelous at the same time, and rather than write two articles, figured they’d work through their excitement and thoughts together. Grant Brisbee: HELL YEAH, DINGERS! Charlotte Wilder: I am beyond excited for the dingers,…

Stars aplenty, but does ‘The Face of Baseball’ exist right now? – USA TODAY

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE While becoming an All-Star is a great honor, what a player does in the game could leave a lasting impact on his legacy. USA TODAY Sports Aaron Judge leads the majors with 30 home runs at the All-Star break.(Photo: Steve Mitchell, USA TODAY Sports) MIAMI — In time, the gathering of young talent at this 88th All-Star Game might be remembered as one of the finest…

Stars aplenty, but does ‘The Face of Baseball’ exist right now? – USA TODAY

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE While becoming an All-Star is a great honor, what a player does in the game could leave a lasting impact on his legacy. USA TODAY Sports Aaron Judge leads the majors with 30 home runs at the All-Star break.(Photo: Steve Mitchell, USA TODAY Sports) MIAMI — In time, the gathering of young talent at this 88th All-Star Game might be remembered as one of the finest…

Aaron Judge’s Home Run Derby showcase proves baseball has a new face – Sports Illustrated

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Baseball has a new face, and it has a gap in its teeth. Aaron Judge’s mesmerizing performance in the 2017 Home Run Derby will live as one of the standout performances in the competition’s history, the kind that makes devoted followers out of casual fans and believers out of a population increasingly bored by the once-national pastime. On a night designed to celebrate the host team’s home run king—defending champion…

Major League Baseball boss says Charlotte ‘a possibility’ for expansion one day – Charlotte Observer

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Could Charlotte one day land a Major League Baseball team? Speaking at an All-Star Game town hall meeting in Miami Monday night, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said the league is holding off on adding expansion teams until after the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays get new ballparks. But he named Charlotte as a possible expansion city. “The mayor of Montreal has been very vocal about bringing baseball back to…

Why Baseball Has More Money Power than Football – Monday Morning Quarterback

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

We spent a day with first-year Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay as the youngest coach in the NFL attempts to make his mark on his team at a recent minicamp. Welcome to Baseball Week. As training camp approaches and baseball takes a break for its mid-summer classic, The MMQB presents a week of stories on the crossover between hardball and football. I recently wrote about the…

Predictions of lavish free-agent spending in baseball could be at odds with cable TV’s fragile state – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

If the 2018 season represents a rainbow, there are many, many pots of gold waiting at the end of it. So goes the conventional wisdom that has settled over the major leagues, and here at the All-Star game. The greatest free-agent class in major league history is coming, and with it the greatest wave of spending. Bryce Harper is the star of the class, and $400 million is considered an…

Aaron Judge Is What Happens When You Let Paul Bunyan Play Baseball – The Ringer (blog)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Aaron Judge is 7 feet, 4 inches tall and 372 pounds. He was born to a lighthouse keeper and a fisherman and grew up carrying small boulders up hills to build character and find additional sources of fiber. It was he who, while on vacation, noticed a leak in a Dutch dam and kept his finger in it until the villagers could come repair the hole. Everyone he has ever…

Stars aplenty, but does ‘The Face of Baseball’ exist right now? – USA TODAY

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE While becoming an All-Star is a great honor, what a player does in the game could leave a lasting impact on his legacy. USA TODAY Sports Aaron Judge leads the majors with 30 home runs at the All-Star break.(Photo: Steve Mitchell, USA TODAY Sports) MIAMI — In time, the gathering of young talent at this 88th All-Star Game might be remembered as one of the finest…

Predictions of lavish free-agent spending in baseball could be at odds with cable TV’s fragile state – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

If the 2018 season represents a rainbow, there are many, many pots of gold waiting at the end of it. So goes the conventional wisdom that has settled over the major leagues, and here at the All-Star game. The greatest free-agent class in major league history is coming, and with it the greatest wave of spending. Bryce Harper is the star of the class, and $400 million is considered an…

Baseball’s star rookies specialize in the art of the home run – PBS NewsHour

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

JUDY WOODRUFF: Professional baseball has reached the midpoint of its season, and it’s turning out to be a most compelling year. Many of the game’s best players are in Miami for the next couple of nights for the midsummer classic, the All-Star Game. Things kick off tonight with the Home Run Derby. Jeffrey Brown takes it from there. JEFFREY BROWN: Another at bat, another home run. Balls are flying out…

Baseball’s Upward Trend Is Leaving Some Players Grounded – New York Times

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Reyes, by many measures, is having an awful year. Of the 164 players who qualify for the batting title, only two have a lower batting average on balls hit in play than Reyes does. And the Cubs briefly demoted one of those two players, Kyle Schwarber, to the minor leagues to work on his hitting. So why has Reyes been so bad when he makes contact? Examining the angle at…

At baseball’s All-Star Game, home runs dominate the conversation – Washington Post

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

MIAMI — The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers appear unbeatable. The Chicago Cubs appear lost in a post-World Series fog. The Washington Nationals need a closer, the New York Yankees a first baseman, the New York Mets a wrecking ball. Bryce Harper is great again. Aaron Judge is a phenomenon. Mike Trout is hurt (but on his way back). Max Scherzer may be the best pitcher in baseball at…

Baseball’s Upward Trend Is Leaving Some Players Grounded – New York Times

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Reyes, by many measures, is having an awful year. Of the 164 players who qualify for the batting title, only two have a lower batting average on balls hit in play than Reyes does. And the Cubs briefly demoted one of those two players, Kyle Schwarber, to the minor leagues to work on his hitting. So why has Reyes been so bad when he makes contact? Examining the angle at…