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Oakland: Man killed in Uptown district with baseball bat – East Bay Times

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

OAKLAND — A man was beaten to death Sunday afternoon with a baseball bat in the Uptown district and an employee of the popular Flora restaurant in the area was arrested, authorities said Monday. Police would not say what the suspect, Juan Espino, 29, of Oakland, did at the restaurant. But according to Alameda County jail booking records, Espino said he was a bartender. He was booked on suspicion of murder…

Book excerpt: The 1919 World Series: The Fix Was On – LancasterOnline

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Baseball is hot! World Series opens in LA with high temps – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) The fastballs aren’t the only things hitting triple digits at the World Series. This Fall Classic is going to feel like summer. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros will meet on what’s expected to be a 100-degree Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, beginning possibly the warmest World Series ever. An October heat wave slugged Southern California on Monday, with the temperature reaching 104 degrees shortly after…

Late show: MLB postseason games stretch to record length – LancasterOnline

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Fight erupts at Cape Coral baseball game – NBC2 News

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A brawl broke out on a baseball field in Cape Coral, except it wasn’t kids squabbling. Grown men got into it and got the police involved. On Sunday around noon, Cape Coral police broke up a fight between two men’s league teams at a Sports Complex baseball field. It all started when one man hit a home run, then accused someone on the opposing team of spitting in his face. “It happens because people…

Bars, baseball, big screens: Where to watch the Astros – KTRK-TV

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

If you’ve been searching for a place to watch the Astros in the World Series, there are a lot of great options. MORE: World Series watch parties at Minute Maid Park Our partners at CultureMap did some digging and came up with a list of the best bars to watch the World Series. Lucky’s Pub is a top pick. The atmosphere is second to none at this Houston favorite. It’s…

Baseball: Dodgers, Astros brace for scorching start to World Series – Reuters

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Baseball’s ‘Fall Classic’ will begin in decidedly summer-like conditions on Tuesday in Los Angeles when temperatures are forecasted to set a new high for a World Series game. Temperatures are expected to reach as high as 101 F (33.3 C) during Game One of the series between the hometown Dodgers and Houston Astros as warm Santa Ana winds sweep into the area. The Dodgers’ Game One…

Restaurant employee jailed in fatal baseball bat beating in Oakland’s Uptown district – East Bay Times

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

OAKLAND — A man was beaten to death Sunday afternoon with a baseball bat in the Uptown district and an employee of the popular Flora restaurant in the area was arrested, authorities said Monday. Police would not say what the suspect, Juan Espino, 29, of Oakland, did at the restaurant. But according to Alameda County jail booking records, Espino said he was a bartender. He was booked on suspicion of murder…

The eternal question: Do baseball playoff games take too long? – USA TODAY

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Sports Pulse: USA TODAY Sports’ MLB experts tell us who they think will win the Fall Classic. USA TODAY Sports Yu Darvish is relieved by Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.(Photo: Dennis Wierzbicki, USA TODAY Sports) Old joke: Guy goes to the doctor. Doc tells him he has a short time to live. “No problem,” guy says. “I’ll go to a baseball game. They last forever.” Oh,…

Restaurant employee jailed in fatal baseball bat beating in Oakland’s Uptown district – East Bay Times

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

OAKLAND — A man was beaten to death Sunday afternoon with a baseball bat in the Uptown district and an employee of the popular Flora restaurant in the area was arrested, authorities said Monday. Police would not say what the suspect, Juan Espino, 29, of Oakland, did at the restaurant. But according to Alameda County jail booking records, Espino said he was a bartender. He was booked on suspicion of murder…

Monday Bird Droppings: Where there is no baseball today – Camden Chat

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Hello, friends. There are now 156 days remaining until Orioles Opening Day 2018. There will be no baseball to entertain us today, since the World Series doesn’t start until tomorrow. Unless you count the Arizona Fall League, anyway. Do you have any excitement for the World Series? I’m happy that the Yankees won’t be in it, but I find I don’t really have much of an opinion beyond that. If…

Time to talk baseball – The Hutchinson News

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

By Bob Layne This column was written Sept. 30 as the baseball season ended. The tragic events of Oct. 1, however, made it trivial. But perhaps by now, as the World Series begins, it might be pondered on this Oct. 24. The pain and sorrow of Las Vegas remain, but our life goes on.   The renowned poet Walt Whitman once said, “I see great things…

Baseball: Dodgers and Astros renew rivalry in World Series – Reuters

Monday, October 23, 2017

(Reuters) – The Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros took turns this season carrying the title as “baseball’s best team” and so it seems only fitting they will clash this week in Major League Baseball’s World Series. The Dodgers led the majors with 104 wins this season and are 7-1 so far this postseason while the Astros had 101 wins before going 7-4 in the playoffs to reach the Fall…

Alex Cora just got the best-worst job in baseball – ESPN (blog)

Monday, October 23, 2017

9:42 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment BOSTON — Alex Cora’s stress level is about to skyrocket. And it isn’t because he will coach the Houston Astros in the World Series. To no one’s surprise, Cora was hired Sunday to be the next manager of the Boston Red Sox. Good luck. As high-pressure gigs go, this ranks somewhere between air-traffic controller and White House chief of…

Behind Astros Victory, McCullers’s Killer Instinct and a Father’s Advice – New York Times

Monday, October 23, 2017

A 90 percent blockage in the axillary artery in his shoulder essentially ended his career. McCullers Sr. was 26 years old and had pitched 301 games for San Diego, the Yankees and Detroit. He would pitch just five more, all before his first son was born. He was out of the game by 1996, when the Yankees opened a spring training ballpark near the family’s home in Tampa, Fla. McCullers…

As NFL Wobbles, Is This Baseball’s Time? – Wall Street Journal

Monday, October 23, 2017

A World Series of insufferable coastal elites (like yours truly) will not happen, spoiled by the Houston Astros, who sent the New York Yankees stumbling home to their cats Saturday with a shutout in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series. Instead of Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers fans smugly celebrating the return of their baseball hey day, the Dodgers will face a Houston outfit that won 101 games…

Behind Astros Victory, McCullers’s Killer Instinct and a Father’s Advice – New York Times

Sunday, October 22, 2017

A 90 percent blockage in the axillary artery in his shoulder essentially ended his career. McCullers Sr. was 26 years old and had pitched 301 games for San Diego, the Yankees and Detroit. He would pitch just five more, all before his first son was born. He was out of the game by 1996, when the Yankees opened a spring training ballpark near the family’s home in Tampa, Fla. McCullers…

Baseball: Astros reach World Series after Game 7 win over Yankees – Reuters

Sunday, October 22, 2017

(Reuters) – The Houston Astros reached Major League Baseball’s World Series for the first time since 2005 after beating the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game Seven of the American League Championship Series on Saturday. The Astros, who rallied from a 3-2 deficit in the best-of-seven series, will face the Dodgers when the World Series begins on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Astros starting pitcher Charlie Morton threw five shutout innings,…

5 baseball movies to binge-watch during the MLB post-season – USA TODAY

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Happy October, baseball fans! (Photo: USA TODAY/20th Century Fox via AP) It’s time to play ball. Or, at least, press play on a good baseball movie.  The MLB post-season is underway, and soon two teams will be facing off in the 2017 World Series. If you’re like us and you’re living and breathing baseball this October, you can fill in the time between playoff games with these five baseball movies that are available…