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Thursday, December 06, 2018

MLB players concerned about retooling teams, attendance drop

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players are concerned the Seattle Mariners have become yet another rebuilding team and may be joined by others following a season of steep attendance drops among clubs that faded early and never contended for the playoffs.

Union head Tony Clark and new collective bargaining director Bruce Meyer said Wednesday their members also are concerned about rapid change in the way games are played, such as the increased use of relief pitchers, and are willing to speak with management this offseason about whether counteracting changes are needed.

Altering the amateur draft to include an NBA-style lottery for the top picks, the 10-day disabled list and the 10-day minimum for the recall of players optioned to the minors are among the topics the union is prepared to talk about as part of a wider discussion. So are possible rules to counter offense-suffocating defensive shifts.

A reminder that a lot of players are as alarmed by tanking as those of us who watch it from the stands….

 

QLE Posted: December 06, 2018 at 08:04 AM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: attendance, bad ideas, bruce meyer, lottery, mlbpa, tanking, tony clark

Friday, November 09, 2018

Red Sox fan wins $100,000 grand prize after playing jersey numbers in lottery

TEMPLETON, Mass. —After winning the 2018 World Series, the Boston Red Sox have now helped a Massachusetts man win the lottery.

Jim Aylward Jr., of Templeton, won a $100,000 grand prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s Mass Cash game by playing the jersey numbers worn by five key members of the Red Sox championship team.

Aylward’s winning combination of 11-16-19-22-25 represents the jersey numbers of third baseman Rafael Devers, left fielder Andrew Benintendi, ALCS MVP Jackie Bradley Jr., starting pitcher Rick Porcello and World Series MVP Steve Pearce. The numbers were a perfect match for those selected in the Monday Mass Cash drawing.

Is this what the folk who talk about fandom being ultimately rewarding have in mind?

QLE Posted: November 09, 2018 at 07:55 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: fans, jersey numbers, lottery

 

 

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