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Here’s just what baseball desperately needs: More postseason awards – Los Angeles Times

Friday, November 07, 2014

I’m so dizzy, somebody lead me to my walker. I just can’t keep up. It’s a never-ending avalanche of baseball awards. As any of my beloved analytic followers would tell you, I long for the old days. So much simpler then. Baseball offered its Big Four — the most valuable player, Cy Young Award, manager- and rookie-of-the-year awards — and the Gold Gloves. It was all so nice and neat….

Former baseball pitcher Halsey’s fatal fall apparently an accident – Yahoo News

Friday, November 07, 2014

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – The death of former Major League Baseball pitcher Brad Halsey, who fell off a cliff near his central Texas home last week, appears to have been an accident, police said on Thursday. Halsey, 33, who played with the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics during his three-year major league career, died last Friday in the fall off the 100-foot cliff near New Braunfels, Texas….

This Week in (Dumb) Baseball News: A-Rod marks territory – CBSSports.com

Friday, November 07, 2014

Henceforth, A-Rod shall be known as The Urinator. (USATSI) We’re just a week into the MLB offseason and it hasn’t taken long for dumb to overtake the Internet. So let’s unveil a new feature that won’t necessarily run every single week, but I will fire it up when applicable. The name is an obvious homage to a certain show many of us associate with childhood. Onward into the dumb. 1….

Former baseball pitcher Halsey’s fatal fall apparently an accident – Yahoo News

Friday, November 07, 2014

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – The death of former Major League Baseball pitcher Brad Halsey, who fell off a cliff near his central Texas home last week, appears to have been an accident, police said on Thursday. Halsey, 33, who played with the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics during his three-year major league career, died last Friday in the fall off the 100-foot cliff near New Braunfels, Texas….

Former baseball pitcher Halsey’s fatal fall apparently an accident – Yahoo News

Friday, November 07, 2014

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – The death of former Major League Baseball pitcher Brad Halsey, who fell off a cliff near his central Texas home last week, appears to have been an accident, police said on Thursday. Halsey, 33, who played with the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics during his three-year major league career, died last Friday in the fall off the 100-foot cliff near New Braunfels, Texas….

Should we let baseball just mosey along? – FOXSports.com

Friday, November 07, 2014

Levy, Freer and Lazarus, each of whom work with MLB, all lauded incoming Commissioner Rob Manfred and said they expect him to be open-minded in working with the sport’s TV partners, particularly with regard to pace-of-play issues. “I want to give Bud the due he deserves,” Levy said. “He’s done a great job leading the sport for a long time, and he’s given Rob a tremendous foundation from which to…

High school collects baseball equipment for kids in Mexico – KSDK

Thursday, November 06, 2014

ST. LOUIS – With three older brothers who played college baseball, it’s not surprising that Tori Bertucci also loves the game. Adam Wainwright is her favorite Cardinal, and she hopes to play softball next year at Washington University. When she heard about some kids so poor they had to share baseball gloves in order to play, she swung into action and hit a home run. “It just turned into a…

Baseball notebook: Rodriguez admits to steroid use, lawyer says – STLtoday.com

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Lawyer: A-Rod admits to steroid use A lawyer for the University of Miami’s former pitching coach said Wednesday that Alex Rodriguez admitted to federal investigators he used steroids supplied by the owner of a now-closed South Florida clinic. Attorney Frank Quintero Jr., who represents Lazaro “Laser” Collazo in his defense against charges of conspiracy to distribute performance-enhancing drugs, told The Associated Press that the New York Yankees third baseman confessed…

VIDEO: Game 7 World Series conclusion in RBI Baseball form – CBSSports.com

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Recreating the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 7 of the Giants–Royals 2014 World Series on the all-time great video game RBI Baseball? Yes, please. Sure, it’s not perfect. There’s only so much you could do on RBI Baseball. I did get quite a laugh at seeing “Alex Gordon” stand on second base for a second while the left fielder came all the way over to get the ball…

Red Sox must adapt to baseball’s changing ways – Boston Herald

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Red Sox Way has served the team well over the last decade. But it’s not the only way. And it may no longer even be the right way. The Sox constructed their 2004 and 2007 World Series winners around a relentless lineup of 1-through-9 on-base machines, a rotation fronted by at least two aces, and a deep bullpen clearing a path to an indomitable closer (even if it took…

Nootbar uses baseball ability to give back – Daily Trojan Online

Thursday, November 06, 2014

For fourth generation Trojan  and star baseball player Nigel Nootbaar, expressing his gratitude to his roots is not difficult. Helping hand · Nigel Nootbaar, a former USC baseball player, has been helping out at the Beach City Baseball Academy in El Segundo. – Photo courtesy of Nigel Nootbaar   The recently signed Baltimore Oriole spends his weekends at Beach City Baseball Academy in his hometown of El Segundo, California, sharing…

Finally! A-Rod Admits to Using Steroids – Boston.com

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The Drug Enforcement Administration has done something that Major League Baseball and public pressure could not: Get Alex Rodriguez to admit to steroid use. New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. After years of public denials, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday that the Yankees slugger admitted to using steroids in January. According to the Herald, Rodriguez met with DEA officials in a Weston, Fla., conference and told them everything. “Yes,…

Five Ways to Tweak Baseball, Before the Next ‘Worst World Series Ever’ – TIME

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. Jamie Squire—Getty Images After the lowest-rated seven-game Series in history, and season-long cries to make the game move faster, we have a few modest proposals For the first…

Must-Click Link: We’re probably thinking about baseball wrong – NBCSports.com

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

I’ve known Ken Arneson, in that way you “know” certain people on the Internet, for years. He’s an incredibly smart guy who thinks about baseball in ways that form a bit of a tangent from your typical analytically-minded person. He’s certainly well-versed in sabermetrics and the like, but he’s also maintained a good bit of healthy skepticism and distance from it all. Which allows him to drop utter bombs like…

Alfonso Soriano says he is retiring – ESPN

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

A-Rod’s Admission: He Used A-Rod admits to DEA he used PEDs. Story » Exploring The Relief Market Sizing up the market for relief pitchers. Law: Buyer’s Guide Bargains To Consider There are free-agent bargains out there worth exploring. Buster Olney MLB Home

Must-Click Link: We’re probably thinking about baseball wrong – NBCSports.com

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

I’ve known Ken Arneson, in that way you “know” certain people on the Internet, for years. He’s an incredibly smart guy who thinks about baseball in ways that form a bit of a tangent from your typical analytically-minded person. He’s certainly well-versed in sabermetrics and the like, but he’s also maintained a good bit of healthy skepticism and distance from it all. Which allows him to drop utter bombs like…

Watch the end of World Series Game 7 recreated using ‘RBI Baseball’ – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

It’s a time-honored tradition — making a video-game version of famous baseball moments. We’ve seen Kirk Gibson’s World Series homer recreated using “R.B.I. Baseball,” same with Bill Buckner in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. The end of Game 7 of this year’s World Series doesn’t rank as high historically at those moments (not in the immediate aftermath, at least). But you can’t blame a San Francisco Giants fan for…

Watch the end of World Series Game 7 recreated using ‘RBI Baseball’ – Yahoo Sports (blog)

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

It’s a time-honored tradition — making a video-game version of famous baseball moments. We’ve seen Kirk Gibson’s World Series homer recreated using “R.B.I. Baseball,” same with Bill Buckner in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. The end of Game 7 of this year’s World Series doesn’t rank as high historically at those moments (not in the immediate aftermath, at least). But you can’t blame a San Francisco Giants fan for…