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Thursday, January 06, 2022

NY Times to Buy The Athletic for $550 Million

The New York Times will buy The Athletic for $550 million after months of talks, according to a new report from the Information.

Representatives for the storied newspaper and the subscription sports news website did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the report, which pointed out that acquiring the smaller site will help the Times move toward its goal of 10 million subscribers by 2025. It currently has about 8.3 million and The Athletic has over 1.2 million.

The Athletic has been looking for a buyer for months. Initial talks with not only the Times, but Axios, fell through in 2020 and in September, the company hired LionTree investment bank as it looked for funding and explored a sale at a value that was estimated could ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 06, 2022 at 11:37 AM | 67 comment(s)
  Beats: media, the athletic

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Alex Rodriguez could get his own version of ‘The Manningcast’ as ESPN shakes up baseball coverage

If you ever watched “The Manningcast” and thought, “I would love a baseball version of this, but with a much less charismatic host,” ESPN has the show for you. The network is considering giving Alex Rodriguez his own Manningcast-style program in an attempt to freshen up its “Sunday Night Baseball” booth, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post.

If those changes are made, Rodriguez would leave “Sunday Night Baseball.” ESPN is reportedly looking at a booth consisting of Karl Ravech doing play-by-play and Eduardo Perez and former New York Yankees pitcher David Cone doing analysis.


Ravech and Perez are regular broadcasters at ESPN. The network reportedly tried to hire Cone in the past, and apparently still have interest in ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 05, 2022 at 09:41 PM | 49 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, espn, television

An Illustrated Guide of Missed Strike Calls

The Stab
A classic as old as our appreciation of framing. If you want to present a pitch as a strike, a still glove is key. This one was a strike, and it wasn’t a cross up; it was just Daulton Varsho making a mess out of a pitch he had to know was coming:

Did Jean Segura’s half-hearted bunt attempt throw him off his mechanics, or perhaps confuse the umpire’s sense of the bottom of the zone? Maybe! For a call like this to get missed, something has to go really wrong. That pitch was six inches above the bottom of the zone, squarely in not-even-close-to-a-ball territory. The worst part of this one is that it would have been easily avoided. J.B. Wendelken didn’t miss the target by much. If Varsho had kept his glove down the whole time ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 05, 2022 at 02:32 PM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: strike zone, umpires

Examining Barry Bonds’ slam-dunk Hall of Fame resume before he was linked to steroids

Simply for the purposes of entertainment, we’re imagining that Bonds was done playing after the 1998 season. Here’s the case we have:

In 13 seasons, he hit .290/.411/.556. That’s good for a 164 OPS+, which would be 14th all-time, ahead of players like Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, Stan Musial, Frank Thomas, Hank Aaron, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, Mel Ott, Frank Robinson and we can probably stop now. Sure, most players have a decline phase that takes them backward in these rate stats and at age 33, Bonds hadn’t done so, but it shows where he was.

In those 13 seasons, he led his league in runs once, home runs once, RBI once, walks five times, on-base percentage four times, slugging three times, OPS five times, OPS+ four times, total bases ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 05, 2022 at 01:10 PM | 90 comment(s)
  Beats: barry bonds, peds

Jim Corsi, former Red Sox pitcher, dead at 60

Former Red Sox pitcher Jim Corsi died early Tuesday at the age of 60 after a battle with cancer.

“Former Red Sox pitcher Jim Corsi passed away from cancer peacefully overnight with his family by his side. Way to finish strong Jim. Rest in peace my friend. We love you,” WBZ TV reporter Steve Burton tweeted on Tuesday morning.

Corsi’s passing came soon after he gave an emotional interview with the station in which he discussed his terminal cancer diagnosis.

“I’m at peace,” he told WBZ. “I know if I die, I’m going to a better place. That’s the No. 1 thing. I feel sorry for everybody that I’ll leave behind.”

Corsi, who was drafted by the Yankees, played for five different organizations, spending the most time with the ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 05, 2022 at 01:09 PM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: jim corsi, obituaries

Here are the best knuckleballers of all time

2) Hoyt Wilhelm (1952-72)
143-122; 228 SV; 2.52 ERA; 1,610 K; 2,254 1/3 IP

Wilhelm is another Hall of Fame knuckleballer. After serving in World War II and earning a Purple Heart, Wilhelm didn’t make his Major League debut until he was 29 years old. But he pitched until he was nearly 50, becoming one of baseball’s first great relievers. Wilhelm was the first player to pitch 1,000 games, and the first to reach 200 career saves. He was the all-time leader in both categories when he retired, and he’s still the all-time leader in wins by a reliever, with 124. Wilhelm was an eight-time All-Star, won two ERA titles, won the 1954 World Series with the Giants and pitched a no-hitter against the Yankees in 1958. He finished his career with 143 ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 05, 2022 at 01:04 PM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: knuckleballers

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin retires after 15 seasons

Veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin is retiring from MLB after 15 seasons, he announced on social media Monday.

Maybin, 34, has played for 11 different teams in his career. He won a World Series with the Houston Astros in 2017 after being acquired off waivers one month before the postseason.

In Game 2 of the 2017 World Series, Maybin singled and stole second as a pinch hitter in the 11th inning before scoring on a go-ahead home run from George Springer that helped seal the win.

“Although my journey as a professional baseball player ends here with the announcement of my retirement, my work in this game is just getting started,” Maybin said in a statement. “I’m excited for what lies ahead, including my work with the Players Alliance in our ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 04, 2022 at 09:32 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: cameron maybin

Fanatics acquires Topps trading cards for $500 million

Michael Rubin’s e-commerce company Fanatics has acquired Topps trading cards, sources close to the deal confirmed to CNBC on Monday night.

Terms of the agreement were not available, but industry sources put the deal at roughly $500 million. It will include only Topps’ name and sports and entertainment division, not the company’s candy and gift cards line, one source said.

Fanatics and Topps declined to provide comment but an announcement is expected on Tuesday.

The agreement comes after Fanatics captured Major League Baseball’s trading card rights last August. MLB renewed its deal with Topps in 2018, and the existing deal ends in 2025. But with this agreement, Fanatics will obtain MLB’s trading card rights immediately.

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 04, 2022 at 12:24 AM | 57 comment(s)
  Beats: baseball cards, topps

Monday, January 03, 2022

“I Was So Lost”: How Tyler Matzek Conquered the Yips to Become a World Series Champion

### started slowly. It always does. A game of catch with teammate Chad Bettis, there at the Rockies spring training facility. Low pressure, no stakes, just the ball moving through the air into a glove, into a throwing hand, and back into the air again.

But then, he remembers, one throw spiked straight into the ground. Another sailed far over Bettis’s head. And then another. And another and another. Bettis told him it was fine; he didn’t mind chasing down wayward throws. Matzek nodded. He kept throwing. But he wondered.

“Do I have the yips?”

TheThe names pass through baseball history as whispers. Steve Blass, Chuck Knoblauch, Steve Sax, Mark Wohlers. Baseball players who reach the very top of their profession, and then, seemingly ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 03, 2022 at 06:39 PM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: tyler matzek, yips

Ken Rosenthal out at MLB Network due to previous criticism of Rob Manfred

MLB Network has cut ties with insider Ken Rosenthal that is believed to be the end result of acrimony that peaked in the summer of 2020 after Rosenthal criticized commissioner Rob Manfred, The Post has learned.

Rosenthal, a top news breaker, was first kept off the air for around three months, according to sources, after he wrote columns in 2020 — with the season in jeopardy due to the pandemic — analyzing Manfred’s handling of the situation for The Athletic.

There was no stated suspension at the time and it went publicly unnoticed.

Rosenthal was still paid, but was put in a months-long penalty box. He did return for the trade deadline, which was pushed to Aug. 31 that season due to COVID-19.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 03, 2022 at 06:23 PM | 32 comment(s)
  Beats: ken rosenthal, rob manfred

Former Cubs outfielder Larry Biittner has passed away

The Cubs announced the passing of outfielder Larry Biittner on their official Twitter account this afternoon. He was 75 years old.

The Cubs acquired Biittner from the Montreal Expos May 17, 1976, along with pitcher Steve Renko, for Andre Thornton. This wasn’t a good deal for the Cubs, as Thornton went on to a fine career, mostly with Cleveland.

But Biittner did have his moments in a Cubs uniform. In 1977, as the more-or-less regular left fielder (and backup to Bill Buckner at first base), he hit .298/.345/.432 (147-for-493) with 12 home runs in 138 games.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 03, 2022 at 12:01 PM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, obituaries

Saturday, January 01, 2022

Climate change will force major sports leagues to change. Is MLB ready?

What can make a huge dent is drastically limiting travel, like all the major sports leagues were forced to do in 2020 as a response to the pandemic.

In a study recently published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, Wynes calculated the drop in carbon emissions per game for MLB, the NBA, NFL and NHL based on their specific schedule alterations, which amounted to significantly less travel across sports.

Travel accounts for about a quarter of the leagues’ total emissions — extrapolated from data from the NHL, which is the most transparent. But Wynes argues it’s an important area of consideration because air travel is inherently difficult to make more environmentally friendly.

“And no one else is really going to do it ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 01, 2022 at 05:41 PM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: climate change

7 unexpected stadiums teams called home

3. The White Sox head north to Milwaukee (20 games, 1968-69)
Milwaukee County Stadium, Milwaukee

For a brief four-season period from 1966-69, after the Braves had departed for Atlanta yet before the Seattle Pilots were reborn as the Brewers, Milwaukee had no Major League Baseball. Local car dealer, enormous baseball fan, Braves minority owner and future Commissioner Bud Selig had attempted to keep the Braves in town, but when that failed, he turned his sights to ensuring baseball returned to Wisconsin.

Selig first organized a successful exhibition game between the White Sox and Twins on July 24, 1967. (How in the world he managed to convince the White Sox to stop in Milwaukee in between a doubleheader in Kansas City on July 23 and ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 01, 2022 at 05:35 PM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, expos, mets, white sox, yankees

Transaction Retrospection: The Pirates Take Roberto Clemente From The Dodgers In The Rule 5 Draft

In a 2019 piece for The Athletic, Stephen J. Nesbitt unraveled some of the mythology surrounding Clemente’s brief Dodgers tenure.  The popular version of the story is that Montreal tried to shield Clemente from rival scouts by limiting his playing time and benching him whenever he had a good game, or removing him from the lineup if he had a big hit early in a game.  However, SABR researcher Stew Thornley noted that the right-handed hitting Clemente was almost never deployed against right-handed pitching, so a strict platoon could have been more to blame for Clemente’s lack of playing time than any attempt from the Dodgers to try and “hide” him.

Besides, while Clemente hit only .257/.286/.372 in his 155 plate appearances with ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 01, 2022 at 05:21 PM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, roberto clemente

Thursday, December 30, 2021

I Investigated Bonds and Clemens. Yes, They Belong in Cooperstown.

In 2002, I helped start a series of investigations into the proliferation of P.E.D.s throughout professional sports. I dug through the trash of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative, known as BALCO. I worked with former Senator George Mitchell on the so-called Mitchell Report that chronicled M.L.B.’s steroids problem. ...

ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: December 30, 2021 at 10:50 PM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: hall of fame, steroids

Bill James Online:  2021 MLB Year-End Awards

The Hard-Hitter Award

Sports Info Solutions charts every batted ball as hard-, medium- or soft-hit, based on the ball’s location and velocity. The winner of the Hard-Hitter Award is the player who had the highest percentage of batted balls that were hard-hit among those batters with a minimum of 350 plate appearances.

For the second straight year, our winner is Fernando Tatis Jr., who recorded a hard-hit ball on 48% of his batted balls in 2021. He edged out Aaron Judge (47%) for the overall lead. Miguel Sano, Patrick Wisdom, Shohei Ohtani, and Joey Votto (all at 46%) rounded out the top six.

The Dodgers led the majors in team hard-hit rate for the third straight season with 35% of their batted balls classified to be hard-hit. They were ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 30, 2021 at 02:35 PM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: framing

Terry Francona, former Boston Red Sox manager, plans to return to manage Cleveland Guardians in 2022 despite health issues

Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona plans to return to managing the Cleveland Guardians in 2022, he told Dan Shaughnessy of The Boston Globe. Francona stepped away from the dugout in each of the last two seasons due to health issues.

Francona, who turns 63 in April, dealt with gastrointestinal issues in 2020 and a staph infection in his toe in 2021. He managed just 14 games in the pandemic-shortened season last year, then stepped away from the team on July 29 this season. According to Shaughnessy, Francona is now off crutches and feeling good enough to manage in 2022. That decision was made in conjunction with Cleveland’s president of baseball operations, Chris Antonetti.

“I told Chris in August, ‘Hey look, the minute you feel ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 30, 2021 at 12:10 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: guardians, terry francona

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Notable MLB free agents are signing in Japan and South Korea during lockout; will bigger names follow?

The holiday weekend alone saw third baseman Rio Ruiz, a veteran of parts of six big-league seasons, and Chris Gittens, who appeared in 16 games with the New York Yankees, sign with Asian league teams. They join a growing list of departees that includes Yasiel Puig, Freddy Galvis, Ivan Nova, and so on. Former Pirates top prospect Gregory Polanco was also reportedly close to a deal in Japan. It’s enough to make a casual observer wonder: is there an exodus underway, and could even bigger names flock overseas if MLB’s lockout endures into the spring?

“I’m actually not sure that is the case,” an Asian league scout told CBS Sports when asked if players seemed more willing to move to Japan or South Korea. “I’d like it to be, I thought it might ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 29, 2021 at 02:47 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: japanese baseball, kbo, korean league, npb

Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager retires after 11 seasons

Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager, who is coming off a career season in which he set highs for home runs and RBIs, is retiring after an 11-year career, according to a statement by him that was posted to Twitter by his wife.

“Today I’m announcing my retirement from Major League Baseball,” said his statement posted to social media by Julie Seager. “Thank you to all of my family, friends and fans for following me throughout my career. It’s been a wonderful ride but I am unbelievably excited for the next chapter of my life.”

Seager had 35 home runs and 101 RBIs last season for the Mariners, with whom he played for his entire MLB career. Overall, he had 242 homers, 807 RBIs and had a .251 batting average.

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 29, 2021 at 02:11 PM | 30 comment(s)
  Beats: kyle seager, mariners

Did a John Denver song get Billy Martin fired?

Martin’s affinity for Texas included country music. In early June, the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart was John Denver’s “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” perhaps because Martin began insisting that it be played at the ballpark – but not just between innings. He wanted to hear it in the middle of the seventh, in place of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” Martin and Corbett clashed over the songs, with the owner – it’s his team, after all – decreeing that the ballpark staple remain in its traditional slot.

One hot Texas Sunday – July 20, 1975 – Martin made one of his last moves as Rangers manager. Sometime during a doubleheader against the Red Sox, the skipper picked up the dugout phone, but not to call the ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 29, 2021 at 09:17 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: billy martin, rangers

Monday, December 27, 2021

Report: Blue Jays opt for extensive Rogers Centre renovation instead of new stadium

The organization is expected to finalize an overhaul of the Rogers Centre, which would include a renovation of the lower bowl, with the goal of modernizing the in-game experience, according to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi. The plan hasn’t been finalized, but the renovations are expected to cost $200-250 million, per Don Muret of Venues Now, who was first to report the news.

Details are expected to be finalized in January 2021, with a subsequent unveiling of the plan to follow, Davidi reports.

Davidi previously reported that the Blue Jays had explored plans to look into the viability of a new stadium, but there are some impediments in the way — primarily that the Rogers Centre is currently zoned on land owned by Canada Lands Company, with ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 27, 2021 at 05:51 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, rogers centre

Have Certain Free Agent Former MLB Stars Already Played Their Last Game?

Albert Pujols: 42 in January, Pujols mashed lefties and gave the Dodgers a veteran presence off the bench this year.  Back in October, he said, “I don’t think my time to retire has come. I don’t want to sit in my house next year, knowing that I can still keep playing.”  Pujols is 21 home runs shy of 700 for his career, and he’d be aided by the addition of the NL DH.

Ryan Zimmerman: Zimmerman, 37, had an October send-off at Nationals Park but hasn’t publicly made a decision about retirement.  At a press conference, he said, “Do I want to keep playing? I think I can keep playing. I think I had a really good year with the role that I was supposed to do, and now it’s a decision of whether I want to keep doing that, or do I ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 27, 2021 at 05:49 PM | 26 comment(s)
  Beats: albert pujols

What if Griffey had accepted that Mets trade?

This was how it was structured:

Mariners get: Octavio Dotel, Armando Benitez and Roger Cedeno

Mets get: Ken Griffey Jr.

The deal soon fell through, because Junior used his 10-and-5 rights to veto the trade.

Let’s hop in our time machine, though, and like the great explorers Bill and Ted, take a look at the six ways the baseball world would’ve changed if Griffey had said yes.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 27, 2021 at 05:48 PM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: ken griffey, jr., mets

Sunday, December 26, 2021

How the Padres nearly moved to D.C.

With what was, at the time, a record purchase price of $12 million—$2 million more than a group headed by George Steinbrenner had paid to buy the Yankees just a few months earlier—the deal was in place. And though Padres employees were instructed to keep the deal a secret at that May 27 meeting, the news was everywhere by that evening, meaning the final 53 home games on the season schedule (if the Padres even remained in San Diego that long) would be funereal affairs.

“I know it will kill interest and attendance here,” Smith told reporters.

Just like that, the Padres were baseball’s lame ducks. But the Danzansky deal was contingent upon the resolution of legal issues. The team was in the fifth season of a 20-year stadium lease with ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 26, 2021 at 12:30 PM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: padres

Baseball in the Bahamas: How Jazz Chisholm, other pros are helping grow the game on the islands

In the past decade-plus, the number of professional Bahamian players has skyrocketed, from just two pros in 2010 all the way to 22 this past season. The nation of just 385,000 people has embraced the game Bahamian-style, with open arms, with joy and with unrelenting passion.

But if the Bahamas is a baseball rocket ship, who built it? How exactly did the tiny island nation become one of the most exciting baseball pipelines in the world?

The first Nassau native to reach MLB was Andre Rodgers, an infielder who debuted with the New York Giants in 1957. His claim to fame was becoming the Cubs’ starting shortstop in 1962, when Hall of Famer Ernie Banks moved to first base. Rodgers enjoyed an 11-year career as the inaugural Bahamian major ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 26, 2021 at 12:26 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: bahamas, jazz chisholm

Friday, December 24, 2021

Sources: Mets Intend To Make Jeff McNeil Available On Trading Block After Lockout

Over the course of his first three seasons in the big-leagues (2018-2020), Mets second baseman/utility man Jeff McNeil produced an impressive career slash line of .319/.383/.501/.884.

However, in 2021, a number of Mets’ hitters struggled immensely, including McNeil, who slashed just .251/.319/.360 with a .679 OPS across 120 games.

Now, once the lockout ends, the Mets intend on making McNeil available on the trading block with their sights set on acquiring pitching help in return, as multiple sources told Inside the Mets on Thursday.

Although McNeil’s underwhelming performance last season was an outlier based off his overall track record, the Mets have made a significant effort to improve the culture of the team, which is why they ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 24, 2021 at 11:39 AM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: jeff mcneil, mets

Thursday, December 23, 2021

The Worst Free-Agent Signing in MLB History at Each Position

One of the most feared sluggers in baseball during the 1990s, Mo Vaughn hit .315/.405/.569 for a 148 OPS+ while averaging 36 home runs and 110 RBI during his six seasons as an everyday player for the Boston Red Sox.

That impressive run with the team concluded following the 1998 season when he reached free agency for the first time in his career. His foray into the open market came at the perfect time, as he hit .337/.402/.591 with 40 home runs and 115 RBI to finish fourth in AL MVP balloting during the ‘98 season.

In search of a big bat to join the homegrown trio of Jim Edmonds, Tim Salmon and Garret Anderson in the middle of the batting order, the Anaheim Angels gave him a massive six-year, $80 million deal.

After productive seasons in ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 23, 2021 at 10:23 AM | 52 comment(s)
  Beats: free agency

Where are the splash hits for every MLB ballpark?

But unfortunately, there are only a few MLB parks where a true splash hit is realistic. Oracle Park in San Francisco is, of course, the standard, the shining example of a tater taking a dip. There have also been a handful of kerplops from PNC Park in Pittsburgh into the Allegheny River beyond the bleachers in right field. And yes, Chase Field in Arizona has a pool, Tropicana Field in Tampa has a sting ray tank, and Kauffman in Kansas City has fountains, but those are man-made, tacky, forced.

We’re here today to ask the true, brave question: What is the closest splash hit for all 30 MLB parks? How far does a slugger need to drive one out of Fenway to hit water? What distance does a baseball need to travel beyond the friendly confines of ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 23, 2021 at 10:22 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: ballparks, mccovey cove

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Report: MLB payrolls drop 4% to 2015 levels

Major League Baseball payrolls dropped 4% in 2021 compared to the league’s last full season, and the $4.05 billion total was the lowest in a fully completed year since 2015.

Falling payrolls have sparked the labor unrest that led to the sport’s first work stoppage in more than a quarter-century this month, when the collective bargaining agreement expired and owners locked out the players Dec. 2.

Payrolls are down 4.6% from their record high of just under $4.25 billion in 2017, the first year of the just-expired CBA, according to information sent to clubs by the commissioner’s office and obtained by The Associated Press on Monday. Spending on big league players has not been this low since a $3.9 billion total in 2015.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 22, 2021 at 11:45 PM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: labor issues

How DiMaggio wound up in an A’s uniform

DiMaggio was born, raised and resided in the Bay Area. He had a home on Beach Street in San Francisco, a mere 18 miles from where the A’s would play their home games at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Just as importantly (knowing what we know about DiMaggio), the move made financial sense, too. DiMaggio had retired when he was just two years away from qualifying for Major League Baseball’s maximum pension allowance. This was a way to reach that threshold.

No doubt, Finley, a former insurance salesman, made a pitch every bit as effective as the ones DiMaggio had made for Buitoni and would eventually make for Mr. Coffee. DiMaggio signed a two-year contract to be the A’s executive vice president and consultant.

Just five weeks into ...

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RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 22, 2021 at 10:58 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, joe dimaggio

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