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Capturing Camaraderie in a Minor League Baseball Team – New York Times (blog)

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Slide Show Capturing Camaraderie in a Minor League Baseball Team Credit Fred R. Conrad ‘ ); } In a bygone era, sports photographers didn’t have the benefit of Telephoto lenses, digital cameras or wireless transmission. But their technological limitations had under-appreciated benefits. “Photographers had to get really close to the ballplayers,” said Fred Conrad, a former staff photographer for The New York Times. “So there’s this wonderfully personal and intimate…

Yankees just learned an eternal baseball truth – New York Post

Thursday, August 03, 2017

By the end, there were maybe 3,000 people in the stands, which is the kind of crowd you might expect in the winter for the Battle of the Bronx, either at Fordham’s Rose Hill Gymnasium or Manhattan’s Draddy Gym. These were the diehards. These were the die-nevers. “FRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-ZZZZZZIER!” one loud, slurry voice exclaimed, serving as the play-by-play man for the last act of this interminable baseball Wednesday, Todd Frazier waving…

SCV pair, USA Baseball 12U National Team roll over competition in Taiwan – Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Thursday, August 03, 2017

As Kai Caranto’s double found grass down the left field line, Greg Pierantoni hurtled home. Santa Clarita resident Kai Caranto is 4-for-13 at the plate with 10 RBIs for the USA Baseball 12U National Team at the Baseball World Cup in Taiwan. Photo courtesy USA Baseball It was a Santa Clarita resident driving in a Valencia resident in a seven-run first inning that capped an…

With Legal Matters Escalating, Pete Rose Will Stay Away From a Phillies Event – New York Times

Thursday, August 03, 2017

As a special prosecutor for baseball, Dowd led the investigation into Rose’s gambling. Years later, during a 2015 radio interview, Dowd said that a memorabilia dealer, Michael Bertolini, had stated that Rose had girls as young as 12 brought to him during spring training. Bertolini denied telling Dowd this, and last year Rose sued for defamation. Although his baseball career is mostly remembered for the 22 years he spent with…

I got drunk at a baseball game, and my life will never be the same – New York Post

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Ken Pagan’s life changed forever with the extension of his elbow and the flick of his wrist. Pagan, an avid hockey and baseball fan, etched his name in MLB postseason lore last October — just for all the wrong reasons. Ken PaganFacebook; AP His name won’t immediately ring a bell like other infamous fans like Jeffrey Maier, the 12-year-old ballhawk who snatched a controversial home-run ball in Game 1 of…

Yankees and Dodgers Make Big Moves, Hoping to Be Juggernauts – New York Times

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

“We’ve been playing really good baseball, and to be honest, we were trying to balance making the team better without disrupting what we had,” Dodgers General Manager Farhan Zaidi said. “We were very specific in what we wanted to add. It’s definitely an emotional boost for the team, but it’s hard to say they need it, the way they’ve been playing.” Photo Hours before Monday’s nonwaiver trade deadline, the Los…

West Hartford Youth Baseball Team Advances To World Series – Hartford Courant

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Surrounded by plumes of infield dust kicked up by their cleats, 13 members of the West Hartford Youth Baseball League 10U team and their coaches huddled together Tuesday before their last practice game before heading to a championship tournament to face teams from around the country. “We play hard, we play smart, we play fast. We are bulldogs,” they chanted, gradually getting louder. On the last word, they thrust their…

Former Olympia High baseball star signs with Seattle Mariners organization – The Olympian

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

A week ago, Michael Fairchild got on an airplane and flew to Arizona, realizing he was about to start a journey he’s dreamed of since childhood. He’s been to the Peoria Sports Complex before, to watch the Seattle Mariners at spring training, and once to play in the Arizona Fall Classic as a high school senior. This time, he’s there as a professional baseball player. “I couldn’t believe it,” Fairchild…

New Cub Alex Avila understands business of baseball – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Alex Avila said he’s aware that people like to crack jokes over the fact that his father Al, the general manager of the Tigers, traded him Sunday night to the Cubs. But the younger Avila said Tuesday that his father kept him abreast of a potential trade for the last month, adding that his mother might be more affected by the trade. “I think she was more upset with probably…

Baseball Legend Pete Rose, Accused of Sex With Minor in 1970s, Faces Tainted Legacy, Again – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Nearly 30 years ago, Pete Rose’s colorful career as baseball’s all-time hit king ended in disgrace when he accepted a lifetime ban for betting on the sport — one he loved so much that he once said he would “walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play.” Now, an allegation of sex with a minor from during his time as a player could unravel an already compromised legacy that…

Baseball notes: Red Sox put Dustin Pedroia on 10-day DL – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with inflammation in his left knee. Boston made the move before Tuesday night’s home game against Cleveland. The team also added reliever Addison Reed to the roster, one day after obtaining him in a trade with the New York Mets for three minor league pitchers. Pedroia, who leads the Red Sox with a .307 batting average,…

Dodgers excited by prospects of ‘best team in baseball’ getting even better – OCRegister

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

ATLANTA – The in-flight entertainment for the Dodgers’ cross country trip to Atlanta on Monday afternoon required reliable WiFi aboard their charter flight. While the Dodgers were high above the western half of the United States, the final hours before Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline were ticking off the clock. “It was just an hour straight of guys staring at their phone, refreshing their (Twitter) feeds,” Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner…

Girls Who Play Baseball – New York Times

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Photo Jessica Mendoza when she was on the United States Olympic softball team in 2008. She is now ESPN’s first female baseball analyst. Credit Al Bello/Getty Images To the Editor: Re “Baseball Is for Girls,” by Doug Glanville (Sunday Review, July 30): I’m 74 years old; my Rawlings baseball glove with a hardball in its pocket sits on a shelf near my front door, and I use it several times…

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…