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Monday, September 18, 2017

‘Friends,’ the Sitcom That’s Still a Hit in Major League Baseball

For at least one generation of Americans, “Friends” endures as a cultural touchstone, a glowing chunk of 1990s amber. But its runaway popularity stretched far beyond the United States, and for some Latino baseball players it is something more: a language guide, a Rosetta Stone disguised as six 20-somethings commingling in a Manhattan apartment.

NattyBoh Posted: September 18, 2017 at 09:59 AM | 485 comment(s)
  Beats: english, latino players, minors

Thursday, August 31, 2017

AP: Tebow plans to play in Mets’ system in ’18, callup uncertain

He’d better show up in Queens on Monday. Fans won’t take the 7 train to see Gavin Cecchini.

Tim Tebow plans to return to the New York Mets’ organization next season. But first, what will he do when the St. Lucie Mets’ minor league season ends Sunday? Is there any chance of more baseball in the Arizona Fall League or somewhere else for the rookie outfielder?

“It’s still something we’re figuring out, but for me it’ll be a lot of training,” he said Thursday. “For me it’ll be about working on training and building the muscle-memory where I can do it for two, five, seven days and continue to build a couple of weeks at a time.”

So, nothing definitive yet on whether the 30-year-old Tebow could get a September callup to the out-of-contention New York Mets. ...

St. Lucie benefited from swelling attendance. It set its home season record on Aug. 4, topping the 2011 mark of 105,379. At 124,712, St. Lucie ranks third in the FSL. Many fans wore Tebow’s famous No. 15.

Stormy JE wanted to milk the soft power dividend Posted: August 31, 2017 at 11:49 PM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, minors, tebow

Monday, August 28, 2017

OTP 28 August 2017: Minor league baseball team’s ‘Alternative Facts Night’ promises ‘bigly home runs’

For those who do show up on Friday, they’ll be in for an interesting experience. The first 1,000 attendees will get a 2016 Eastern League championship ring to celebrate what one can only assume was the alternative championship considering the SeaWolves won it with a purported 142-0 record. (In the actual Eastern League last season, the SeaWolves finished with a losing record of 69-72 and made it nowhere near the actual championship game.)

The team also plans to involve the other side of the political aisle in its Friday night promotion. The team’s printed out hundreds of “confidential Hillary [Clinton] emails” that it plans to break out at UPMC Park.


 

 

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