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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Jose Berrios’ Curveball and the Nastiest Pitches from the All-Star Game – Pitcher List

The pitching last night was incredible.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 10, 2019 at 09:11 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: all star game

AL beats NL for 7th straight All-Star win | MLB.com

And in a tear-jerking moment in the annual Stand Up To Cancer initiative, Indians starter Carlos Carrasco, who just revealed last week that he is battling leukemia, was joined by his manager, Terry Francona, and his teammates Bieber, Francisco Lindor, Carlos Santana and Brad Hand—all of whom held “I Stand Up For” placards bearing his nickname “Cookie.”

“I think it was extremely special for me, for him, for our teammates, for Terry, and the city of Cleveland as a whole,” Bieber said. “And for him to be doing what he’s doing and kind of turning it over on its head into a positive light and spending more time at the [Cleveland Clinic] Children’s Hospital and spending time with kids, it’s something only he would do.”

Jim Furtado Posted: July 10, 2019 at 06:08 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: all star game

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

What went wrong for Bryce Harper, other missing MLB All-Stars from 2018 | ESPN

As you roll into downtown Cleveland, there’s a pedestrian overpass across Ontario Street with a huge All-Star banner draped along the length of the bridge to promote the week’s festivities. It features the faces of several of baseball’s biggest stars.

One of those stars is Bryce Harper, the biggest name and most recognizable player in the sport.

The only problem, of course, is that Harper is not an All-Star. He’s not in Cleveland.


Monday, July 01, 2019

2019 All-Stars by league, position | MLB.com

The complete teams.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 01, 2019 at 06:43 AM | 57 comment(s)
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Monday, May 13, 2019

MLB rumors: Red Sox hoping for All-Star Game return to Fenway Park in this year

The 1999 MLB All-Star Game at Fenway Park was an iconic event.

Not only did Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez dazzle fans with an MVP performance, Major League Baseball honored its All-Century Team before the game, including a special moment featuring Boston legend Ted Williams.

Red Sox fans have been wanting another All-Star Game at Fenway Park for some time, and according to The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham, the club is hoping to get one by the end of the next decade.

“The Sox are hoping to host the game in 2029 to mark the 30th anniversary of the last time,” Abraham writes. “But they’re flexible on the year.”

It’s rare that an article this short can hit on seemingly every reason why the sports fans of a certain city are so heavily disliked, but this one manages to do so- without intending to….

 

QLE Posted: May 13, 2019 at 04:22 AM | 42 comment(s)
  Beats: all star game, fenway park, red sox

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sam Kennedy hints Red Sox could host MLB All-Star Game within 5 years

It’s been 20 years since the MLB All-Star Game came to Fenway Park. According to Sam Kennedy, that drought may not reach 25.

The Red Sox president and CEO said Saturday he hopes the Midsummer Classic will come back to Boston within the next half-decade.

“I would hope that Fenway would have the opportunity to host an All-Star game in the next 3-5 years,” Kennedy wrote in an email to MassLive.com’s Chris Cotillo.

Given how many teams there are, how often should it go to Boston?

QLE Posted: March 24, 2019 at 07:05 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: all star game, fenway park, red sox, sam kennedy

Friday, March 15, 2019

MLB announces new rules for trade deadline, All-Star voting, Home Run Derby

Some stuff on the list that wasn’t in the article I uploaded yesterday:

As per usual, fans will be allowed to vote for the All-Star game starters online. The top three vote-getters will then be involved in a one-day election to determine who ultimately gets the honor. It’s a recipe for fun.

MLB is hoping to bring more of its top talent into the annual Home Run Derby by raising the stakes. Starting in 2019, the prize for the content will be $1 million. While that’s not earth-shattering money for some players, it’s quite a bit for others, including people who could win it. Aaron Judge, for instance, will make $684,300 in 2019, so winning the derby is certainly in his best interest.

We’ve heard a lot about a proposed three-batter minimum for relief pitchers, but that won’t happen in 2019. It will in 2020, though, the league says. The MLBPA didn’t agree to the rule change, via reports, but the Commissioner’s Office can implement it anyway next year. The joint announcement only says the MLBPA “will not grieve or otherwise challenge” the rule change in 2020.

So, one that is a good idea but won’t be implemented (if it ever is) until next year, one clearly bad idea (given the history of poll manipulation), and one that comes across to me as bribery- yup, these are Rob Manfred ideas if I ever saw one….

 

 


 

 

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