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Monday, June 17, 2019

For love and the game: How his brave son, baseball family inspire Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo

But there is one photo Montoyo keeps hidden from view, a framed 4-by-6-inch image inside of his armoire. He takes the picture out when others aren’t around, he says, as a reminder to himself.

The photograph shows Alex, just before his fifth birthday, lying in a hospital bed in the intensive care unit, a stream of tubes and IVs protruding from his body and his head. He is sedated, mouth open, eyes closed, a peaceful expression on his face.

“I keep this picture here to remind me how lucky I am,” Montoyo says.

The photo also brings perspective: of what he has lost throughout his journey in baseball—namely, time with his family—but also of what he has gained in an extended family that stretches far beyond the field.


Wednesday, March 06, 2019

KBO to Distribute Dust Masks to Protect Fans

Free surgical masks for the first 75,000 fans, brought to you by Fine Dust.

South Korea’s professional baseball league announced Wednesday that it will hand out masks to fans to protect them against dust that continues to blanket the nation.

The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) said it will distribute 75,000 masks to each of the league’s 10 clubs. A KBO official said the league will try to have the masks ready at the earliest possible date, though they may not be available on the first day of the new regular season on March 23.

In January, the KBO instituted a new rule to allow games to be canceled when air quality advisories are in place.

KBO’s game operations officials assigned to each stadium will have the option of calling off games when warnings related to fine dust concentrations have been issued. Such decisions will be made an hour before first pitch.

 

Greg Franklin Posted: March 06, 2019 at 08:22 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: environment, health, international, kbo, korea, south korea

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Peter Angelo’s failing health prompts MLB to demand ownership answers from Orioles

Major League Baseball has reached out to the Baltimore Orioles ownership requesting a formal answer on who the current leadership consists of by June, according to multiple sources and first reported by The Baltimore Sun.

Though long-time owner Peter Angelo’s two sons Louis and John have become more involved in team activities while their father continues to deal with health issues, Major League Baseball and all club owners must pass a formal approval of whoever the Orioles deem to be the new person in control.

The next club owners meeting takes place in June, which is when the league would like an answer, according to multiple unnamed sources. This gives Baltimore around three months to come up with an response to the MLB.

*Sends in application to become owner of the Orioles*

QLE Posted: February 23, 2019 at 05:37 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: health, orioles, ownership, peter angelos

Thursday, February 21, 2019

At 33, Braves’ Donaldson trying to prove he can stay healthy

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Finding a job was pretty easy for Josh Donaldson. Proving he can keep it will be the tough part.

The former AL MVP didn’t have to wait long for a new opportunity, signing a one-year, $23 million contract with the Atlanta Braves less than a month after the World Series ended.

“I didn’t expect it to go that quickly,” Donaldson said Wednesday, the day before his first organized workout with the NL East champions. “It was my first time in free agency so I had something of an idea, but you don’t really know. I was very happy with the timing of it. They gave me the ease of the entire offseason to know which team I was going to be with.”

Pondering this matter- is it relevant that he’s only played four full seasons in MLB, or less so given that he’s only played in eight overall?

 

QLE Posted: February 21, 2019 at 04:36 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: braves, health, josh donaldson

 

 

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