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The Indians were reminded that baseball is cruel and unusual for the 69th consecutive season – SB Nation

Thursday, October 12, 2017

To watch baseball is to hope up until the very last minute. In no other game can your team be losing by five, 10, thousands of points, and can you believe there is a chance, however slim, that they might still come back. You’re not up against a clock in baseball. You’re up against something far more cruel, grueling, and unpredictable: mental focus and physical stamina, both yours and your…

Phillies tried his handmade bats. Will others in Major League Baseball? – Philly.com

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Inside a two-car garage at his simple Chester County ranch home, Steve McCardell works a hand lathe hours each day, turning maple and ash billets into high-performing instruments — assuming their users make contact. His craft: baseball bats. McCardell, 29, is the founder…

GOPSUSPORTS.com Baseball Unveils 2018 Schedule; Includes … – GoPSUsports.com

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Oct. 11, 2017 Schedule (PDF) | Schedule UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A trip to the southwest, a return to PNC Park, regional matchups and the Big Ten slate are among the highlights of the 2018 Penn State baseball schedule unveiled Wednesday by head coach Rob Cooper. The 54-game schedule features 26 home games in Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, 24 road games and four neutral site games. Game day promotions…

Ex-Monee mayor accused of breaking ump’s jaw at kids baseball game will go to trial in January: judge – Chicago Tribune

Thursday, October 12, 2017

A former Monee mayor accused of punching a youth baseball umpire in the jaw last year is set for a bench trial in January, a Will County judge decided Wednesday. Jay Farquhar, who was ousted as mayor in the April election, is charged with two counts of aggravated battery. Each count carries a sentence of two to five years in prison if convicted. According to authorities, the 51-year-old Farquhar allegedly…

Yankees come all the way back, oust Indians – STLtoday.com

Thursday, October 12, 2017

CLEVELAND • These young Yankees were unshaken, resilient and as tough as the city they represent. The baby Bronx Bombers have grown up fast. Didi Gregorius, following in the October footprints left by Derek Jeter, homered twice off Corey Kluber as New York beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to complete its comeback from a 2-0 deficit in a Division Series…

Stephen Strasburg Beat the Cubs and a Horde of Fake Baseball Tough Guys – The Ringer (blog)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

When rain forced Game 4 of the NLDS to be moved back a day, it set off a faint but constant and piercing high-pitched whine that drove everyone involved to madness. The extra day off allowed the Nats, facing elimination, to bring back Game 1 starter Stephen Strasburg on normal rest. Strasburg, who posted a 10.5 K/9 ratio and a 176 ERA+ in 175.1 innings this year, kicked off the…

Welcome to the fascinating world of baseball – Olympics

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

facebook Share twitter Share In the nine years since baseball’s last appearance at the Olympic Games, it became clear that illustrating the sport’s global appeal was necessary for it to make a dramatic return to the roster on the biggest stage. World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Riccardo Fraccari explains how they did it – and looks forward to…

Baseball: Red Sox fire manager Farrell after five seasons – Reuters

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

(The Sports Xchange) – The Boston Red Sox fired manager John Farrell on Wednesday, two days after his team was eliminated from the playoffs. Farrell, who managed the Red Sox since 2013, will not return for the 2018 season, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski announcement. The team said a search for a new manager will begin immediately. Farrell, 55, was 432-378 (.533) in five seasons, leading the Red Sox…

While the Cubs Convey Success, the Nationals Still Flounder – New York Times

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

In any case, Strasburg, who has always relied on a strict routine and was shut down before the 2012 playoffs because of a predetermined innings limit after he underwent Tommy John surgery, will not be available for Game 4. “It’s fine,” Baker said. “We have full confidence in Tanner.” And the Cubs have reason to believe in their starter: Jake Arrieta, a former Cy Young Award winner who skipped his…

MLB rumors: Yankees to make Brian Cashman highest-paid GM in baseball? – NJ.com

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

When the Yankees postseason run comes to an end, big decisions must be made on key pieces to the franchise’s puzzle. From a potential opt-out with righty Masahiro Tanaka to Joe Girardi’s managerial future, there’s no shortage of decisions for the front office and ownership to make in the next few months. Of course, that’s assuming the general manager of the team will be the one to make those decisions. Brian Cashman,…

How home runs change Major League Baseball – The Daily Campus

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Baseball analytics have taken over the game at the professional level ever since the Oakland Athletics rattled off 20 wins in a row in 2002 under manager Billie Bean. Bean, made famous for his character played by Brad Pitt in the movie “Moneyball,” prioritized non-glamour stats like walks. But no metrics or advanced statistics are needed to reveal how much the increase in the amounts of home runs made is…

TV Takes You There: The Joys Of Postseason Baseball – MediaPost Communications

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

by Adam Buckman , Featured Columnist, 2 hours ago The extreme length of playoff baseball games is often a subject of complaint at this time of year, but there is a benefit too. After watching the first four games of the Yankees-Indians series on Fox Sports 1 over the last few days (Game 4 photo above), it occurred to me that a long baseball game is not only entertaining for…

Clean Power Plan, California, Major League Baseball: Your Tuesday Briefing – New York Times

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

“This is my neighborhood, in flames,” one resident said. If you’ve been affected, The Times would like to hear from you. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Is the recent spate of natural disasters normal? In a video, our climate reporter explains. • A murder scene’s uncertain future. From Columbine to Sandy Hook to the Pulse nightclub, people have had to grapple with what to do with sites of mass…

Technology has completely ruined baseball for me – GolfDigest.com

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

There’s just one superlative this week. It is “Worst Baseball Fan,” and it is me. In 2009, living in Brooklyn, I attended roughly 15 Yankee games, including one in the divisional series (THIS ONE!!) and one in the ALCS. My tactic was to take the 4-train north from my office in midtown, stand on the subway platform at 161st st. in the Bronx, wait for a new train and all…

Roberson baseball receives championship rings – Asheville Citizen-Times

Monday, October 09, 2017

Buy Photo Roberson baseball won the NCHSAA 4-A championship June 1-2 in Raleigh. (Photo: Angela Wilhelm, /awilhelm@citizen-times.com) More than four months after the Roberson baseball team became the NCHSAA Class 4A state champion with a two-game sweep of New Hanover, the team was presented its championship rings Friday during halftime of a home football game. The entire team was present at the ceremony, including four players – Garrett Blaylock, Collin Watt, Bryce…

University of Maryland student attacked with baseball bat – Fox News

Monday, October 09, 2017

COLLEGE PARK, Md. –  A University of Maryland student was attacked on campus by a man with a baseball bat. University police say the attack occurred just before 11 p.m. Friday outside the Stamp Student Union. Police say two students got into a verbal altercation with a passing car. At one point, a passenger in the car got out of the car and followed the students. Police…

2018 UK baseball schedule loaded with tourney foes, including Louisville twice – Lexington Herald Leader

Monday, October 09, 2017

The Kentucky baseball team will square off twice next season against in-state rival Louisville, the team that knocked it out of last season’s NCAA super regional, as part of a 2018 schedule that includes 11 opponents who made the 2017 NCAA Tournament field. Two of the Wildcats’ 2018 opponents made the College World Series, three others advanced to the super regionals and five hosted a regional, again setting up what…

The Eagles broke out an awesome baseball celebration right in front of Mike Trout – FOXSports.com

Sunday, October 08, 2017

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The Eagles Pulled Off A Ridiculously Elaborate Baseball-Themed TD Celebration – Deadspin

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Famous South Jersey native and baseball player Mike Trout is at the Eagles game today, so the team’s offense performed an impressively elaborate baseball celebration to honor him (and possibly recruit him for the Phillies, who knows). The Eagles are rolling today: Carson Wentz threw for 121 yards and three touchdowns in the first quarter as the Eagles built a 21-0 lead against the Cardinals. Wentz should be docked points…

Joe Girardi, Upon Review, Offers a Rare Mea Culpa: ‘I Screwed Up’ – New York Times

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Given a night of restless sleep — and after perhaps letting an excoriation from the news media (including from commentators on the YES Network, which is partly owned by the Yankees) sink in — Girardi ventured to the Bronx on Saturday, disassembled his standard defensive armor and offered up something unusual: a mea culpa. “I screwed up,” he said. “In hindsight, yeah,” he added. “I wish I would have challenged…