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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Maybe he should take off his necklace in the future.
Working party officials, much like coaches work referees is acceptable. Sen. Cruz is doing exactly this.
But once a state votes and the results are in, the candidate who wins the most votes should be awarded the most delegates. Even more important, voters should be allowed to participate in every manner throughout the process.
A situation like Colorado, where party officials changed the rules to exclude voting is akin to a rainout that was never rescheduled or played. A game in which the ...
Talk about junk bonds…
Shares of stock in the Braves are expected to begin trading Monday, according to team owner Liberty Media.
Liberty said it completed a long-in-the-works transaction late Friday to exchange its existing stock for three new tracking stocks – one tied to the Braves (Liberty Braves stock), one tied to the company’s 61-percent stake in satellite radio provider SiriusXM (Liberty SiriusXM stock) and one tied to the company’s other holdings (new Liberty Media stock). ...
Posted: April 19, 2016 at 08:45 AM | 12 comment(s)
At the far end of the Mexican restaurant just off the highway in a Dallas suburb, he slides into a booth.
“I could still do it,” Rafael Palmeiro says. “If I had to play a full season, I could probably hit .270, with 25 home runs. It’s between the ears, man.”
The restaurant is half-full for lunch, and the pop music on the speakers drowns out any noise. A lanky, 30-something waiter comes by every five minutes, pauses and asks if he wants water, or if he’s OK. Each time the waiter ...
Toledo News-Bee, April 19, 1916:
HORRORS! PEANUT SUPPLY RUNS OUT
Along about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Swayne field (in Toledo) some of the fans who had been in line since about noon in order to get seats, began to grow hungry. Then came the demand on the peanut men. It was so great the supply ran out and crackerjack had to be substituted. Before the end of the game the crackerjack supply was pretty low.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Pittsburgh Gazette Times, April 18, 1916:
For the first time in 20 years and the second time in baseball history in the major leagues brother was scheduled to pitch against brother at League Park [in Cleveland yesterday].
Manager Lee Fohl of Cleveland announced that Stanley Coveleskie [sic], right hander, procured by Cleveland from Portland, would oppose his left-handed brother, Harry Coveleskie, picked by Manager Hugh Jennings to hurl for Detroit.
Harry Coveleskie refused to pitch against his ...
Now the Yankees just need to score more runs so their bullpen will have more leads to protect.
Betances has struck out eight straight batters and 14-of-15. Miller, who picked up his third save, has struck out seven in a row and 12 of the 17 guys he has faced this season. Neither has yielded an earned run.
“Those guys are ridiculous,” Brian McCann said. “They’re as uncomfortable an at-bat as you can have in baseball.”
Yet help is coming in the form of Aroldis Chapman after he serves ...
Posted: April 18, 2016 at 09:15 AM | 45 comment(s)
If you are a Felix owner, he has done you all a great favor by not allowing a homer, posting just a .200 BABIP, and stranding over 80% of runners. All that good fortune has masked his poor pitching so far and given you a window with which to shop him. Surely someone in your league will stop at the 1.00 ERA, think all is fine, and be willing to give up a pretty good hitter, or even a comparable pitcher. How about Corey Kluber?
This may all just be an early season blip, and for all we know, ...
Posted: April 18, 2016 at 08:48 AM | 24 comment(s)
The Communist newspaper The Daily Worker, which was published in New York City, began campaigning for integration in baseball shortly after Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Sportswriters for The Daily Worker, including sports editor Lester Rodney, compared the racism in Nazi Germany to the racism in the United States.
During the next decade, the newspaper published hundreds of columns and articles calling for the desegregation of baseball. Its ...Read More...
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Paying revenue sharing, bad. Getting $1 billion in government subsidies for new stadium, good.
While the Blue Jays watch Tulowitzki’s work ethic so that he gets rid of throws strongly, quickly and accurately however he reaches them, so too, on the other side the Red Sox have come to marvel at the throwing of Travis Shaw.
Now, for a guy who was moved to first base for awhile, Shaw’s athleticism has surprised the coaches and the front office. “I know I am very impressive with his defense,” says Dave Dombrowski. “Travis gets rid of the ball very quickly,” says Brian ...
Posted: April 17, 2016 at 12:46 PM | 8 comment(s)
“This isn’t just an African-American celebration. This is about the opening of doors for everybody,” Hurdle said, according to the Beaver County Times. “I still believe firmly there is going to be a day where there is a female player in the big leagues. I got that. Where it goes, I don’t know. I don’t believe I’ll be in the dugout to see it.”
Hurdle, 58, may not be too far off. After all, it wasn’t too long ago when Mo’Ne Davis dominated the Little League World Series, though her dream lies ...
Costner, who starred in two of the most famous baseball movies ever, “Bull Durham” and “Field of Dreams,” told King he is hoping to make another.
“I’ve got one more in me,” Costner said.
When King pressed him to elaborate, the actor replied, “It has to do with the Cubs.”
Costner said he wasn’t sure if he’d follow through on the project, but said “I’ve got to get it written.”
Posted: April 17, 2016 at 11:34 AM | 56 comment(s)
All you Twitter people are on notice!
“I don’t care what all those Twitter people out there calling for my retirement and all that, and I don’t know how many times I have to tell people to relax, because you pitch a few games like this you don’t deserve to tell them to relax,” Wainwright said.
“What I will and can say is I will come out of this, and I will be a very, very good pitcher. I’m just not there right now.”
Posted: April 17, 2016 at 08:37 AM | 11 comment(s)
Saturday, April 16, 2016
The time is late August, 1980, when an agreeable 18-year-old named Jake (Blake Jenner) arrives at Texas Southern University, where he’ll be pitching on the baseball team. His “dorm” is a ramshackle house for fellow baseball players, and the atmosphere in those few days before classes and games begin is loose. The looseness is deceptive, though, because even as these athletes devote most of their waking hours to chasing women (with one practice session), they’re taking one another’s ...
Scully alternately tells a wonderful story about Madison Bumgarner and his wife, Allie, and calls a Howie Kendrick plate appearance.
The 42 does not fret. The 42 holds out its arms. It insists Jackie Robinson Day is not a day at all, but a reminder of who we need to be on all of the days. The children? All of these wonderful children?
It says, “We just have to reach one. Start there.”
Posted: April 16, 2016 at 08:04 AM | 0 comment(s)
“There’s no doubt. This is where the fun is. The speculation — the preseason — is one thing,” Trumbo said. “But to go and actually see it with your own eyes, in season, this was a really, really fun game for us.”
Posted: April 16, 2016 at 07:09 AM | 12 comment(s)
Right-hander Mike Pelfrey started for Wichita State. The following year, he would be the Mets’ first-round pick, and ninth overall selection.
“That was one of the first places you could see the (velocity readings) on the scoreboard. Pelfrey was throwing 96-97,” Murphy said.
“Pedroia was a junior. Sure enough, Pelfrey warmed up before the game with some high numbers. One of the first pitches of the game, Pedroia hits a line drive off the center-field fence, just a bolt. He gets to second base, ...
Posted: April 16, 2016 at 06:40 AM | 4 comment(s)
Friday, April 15, 2016
The Texas Rangers and Adrian Beltre have agreed to a two-year contract extension worth $18 million per year, according to MLB.com.
Beltre, 37, was set to become a free agent at the end of this season, when the six-year contract he signed in January 2011 expires.
Beltre has long been a priority for Texas.
“We would like Adrian to finish his career as a Ranger,” general manager Jon Daniels said last year.
For the Phillies, Stumpf’s suspension will actually make it easier to keep him on the roster. Rule 5 players cannot be sent to the minors during their Rule 5 selection season. But they also must remain on the active roster for at least 90 days before they are free and clear of Rule 5 eligibility requirements. Because of Stumpf’s suspension, the Phillies don’t have to worry about carrying him on the active roster for the rest of the first half of the season. Now 32 of those 90 days on the ...
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