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  • 2018 World Series: Red Sox v. Dodgers, Live Thread

    10/23/2018 6:28:23 PM PDT · by Impy · 38 replies
    10-23-18
    World Series All games on FOX. All times Eastern Tue., Oct. 23 8:09 p.m. @Boston Kershaw v. Sale Wed., Oct. 24 8:09 p.m. @Boston Ryu v. Price Fri., Oct. 26 8:09 p.m. @Los Angeles TPD v. Buehler Sat., Oct. 27 8:09 p.m. @Los Angeles TPD v. Hill Sun., Oct. 28* 8:15 p.m. @Los Angeles Tue., Oct. 30* 8:09 p.m. @ Boston Wed., Oct. 31* 8:09 p.m. @Boston *- if necessary
  • ALCS Game 5: Red Sox headed to World Series thanks to unlikely hero David Price

    10/18/2018 8:58:18 PM PDT · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 44 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | October 18, 2018 | Jeff Passan
    HOUSTON – David Price picked the perfect time to book his first career playoff win as a starting pitcher. It sent the Boston Red Sox to the World Series. Arguably the worst postseason starter in baseball history, Price shut out a flat Houston Astros team for six innings Thursday night en route to a 4-1 victory in a pennant-clinching Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. The Red Sox, who won a franchise-record 108 games during the regular season, will host the winner of the Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee Brewers National League Championship Series in Game 1 of the World...
  • Bradley's slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

    10/17/2018 6:47:20 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 17, 2018 | ESPN
    HOUSTON -- Jackie Bradley Jr. didn't let his demeanor change this season, even as fans begged Boston to trade him during a miserable first-half slump. Stayed steady after the biggest swing of his career, too.
  • NLCS tied: Bellinger lifts Dodgers over Brewers 2-1 in 13

    10/17/2018 6:43:40 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 17, 2018 | ESPN
    LOS ANGELES -- By the time Manny Machado rounded third base, the Los Angeles Dodgers had already started streaming out of the dugout. After more than five hours of tension-filled baseball, they were certainly eager to celebrate.
  • The awful umpiring of Ángel Hernández and why his lawsuit against his MLB bosses falls flat

    10/09/2018 1:58:13 PM PDT · by DFG · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/09/2018 | Jeff Passan
    In the case of Hernández v. the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, longtime umpire Ángel Hernández alleges Major League Baseball discriminated against him because he is of Latino descent by declining to name him a crew chief and preventing him from working World Series games. Given the plum assignment of first base in Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Monday night, Hernandez proved one thing beyond a reasonable doubt: MLB is guilty of discriminating against getting calls right when it allows Ángel Hernández to umpire a playoff game. If MLB on Tuesday morning filed an exhibit...
  • Apologizes for Using ‘Chink in the Armor’ to Describe Yankees Japanese Pitcher

    10/08/2018 12:10:26 PM PDT · by nycteacher · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dylan Gwinn
    Mets legend Ron Darling is under fire for using the term “chink in the armor,” in reference to Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka...
  • After another colossal playoff failure, what’s next for David Price?

    10/07/2018 6:01:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 7, 2018 | Dan Shaughnessy
    LeBron James will cry to the officials. The first penalty in any hockey game in Montreal will be called against the visitors. And David Price will spit the bit in the playoffs. Of this, you can be sure. Price was hoping to get back in your good graces against the Yankees in Game 2 of the AL Division Series Saturday night. He was going to make you forget all about his $217 million contract and the ambush of Dennis Eckersley and Fortnite and the rest of the nonsense. He was going to win a playoff game. Against the Yankees. He...
  • Georgia Baseball Player Adam Sasser Dismissed After Racist Comment About Justin Fields

    10/03/2018 5:55:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | October 03, 2018 | By Emily Caron
    Georiga has dismissed senior first baseman Adam Sasser from the baseball team after accusations surfaced that Sasser used a racial slur during Georiga's football game against Tennessee. The school announced the release on Wednesday in a press release. Sassers' racially derogatory comment was directed at Bulldogs freshman quarterback Justin Fields.
  • Orioles’ Chris Davis Posted Worst Hitting Season In Modern MLB History

    10/03/2018 11:02:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | October 3, 2018 | Ryan Mayer
    The Baltimore Orioles set a franchise record for most losses this season with 115, and first baseman Chris Davis set a record-low of his own in the process, posting a .168 batting average over the course of 128 games and 522 plate appearances. That batting average is the worst for any qualified hitter in Major League Baseball history since the league adopted the current 162-game schedule.
  • Braves pick Foltynewicz for NLDS opener

    10/02/2018 7:00:30 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    MLB.com ^ | October 2, 2018 | Mark Bowman
    ATLANTA -- Mike Foltynewicz stood as the great unknown, who occasionally displayed limitless potential, as the Braves spent the past three seasons going through a massive rebuild. But everything changed this year for him and this team that confidently enters the postseason with what appears to be a possible ace. Atlanta manager Brian Snitker did not surprise anyone when he announced Foltynewicz will start Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Dodgers on Thursday. Los Angeles will counter with Hyun-Jin Ryu.
  • MLB Final Day Thread

    09/30/2018 1:30:47 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 130 replies
    September 30, 2018 | me
    The games that matter so far: Braves 1 Phillies 2 - End 4 Dodgers 12 Giants 0 - Bottom 4th Tigers 0 Brewers 3 - Top 5th Cardinals 2 Cubs 3 - Bottom 3rd
  • Yankees Star Ejected 2 Innings Before $500K Bonus

    09/28/2018 1:49:03 PM PDT · by Kozy · 14 replies
    The Wild Card ^ | 09/28/2018 | Kovaleski
    One pitch cost New York Yankee hurler C.C. Sabathia a lot of money Thursday. Sabathia was tossed from Thursday’s game after hitting Tampa Bays Rays catcher Jesus Sucre in the bottom of the sixth inning. Umpire Vic Carapazza determined that it was in retaliation for a pitch thrown by Rays reliever Andrew Kittredge at Austin Romine in the top of the sixth. Sabathia didn’t deny that it was thrown in response to Kittredge throwing at Romine. But it did cost him some money. He has an incentive clause in his contract that said if he pitched 155 innings this year,...
  • Comerica Park pizza shop employee fired, arrested for spitting into food

    09/24/2018 3:06:35 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-24-2018 | Michael Bartiromo
    A food service employee at Detroit’s Comerica Park was fired this week after footage of him spitting into a pizza went viral on Instagram. The employee, identified as Jaylon Kerley by WXYZ, was also arrested, according to officials who spoke with the outlet. Footage of Kerley spitting into the pizza was first shared to Instagram by a fellow employee, who said in subsequent comments that he, too, was terminated for posting the video. He added that the employee spat in the video "[because] the supervisor kept yelling at him" that day. “The customers don’t deserve this!! This is disgusting! And...
  • Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese Baseball’s Iron Man, Is Dead at 71

    09/18/2018 10:51:24 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 26, 2018 | Richard Sandomir
    Sachio Kinugasa, the Japanese slugger who in 1987 broke Lou Gehrig’s record for consecutive games played, only to see his testament to durability exceeded nine years later by Cal Ripken Jr., died on Monday. He was 71. The cause was colon cancer, according to reports in the Japanese news media, which did not specify where he died. In Japan, Kinugasa embodied consistency and effort by playing in game after game for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp over 17 years despite broken bones, slumps and age. Even after a pitch fractured his left shoulder blade in 1979 — about halfway through his...
  • New York Mets To Move to 880 WCBS in 2019

    09/17/2018 7:53:41 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 9/17/18 | Lance Venta
    After being rumored for nearly a year, the New York Mets announced today that Entercom News 880 WCBS New York will become their flagship radio station for the 2019 MLB season. The new contact will run through 2025 and brings the franchise back to the former CBS Radio cluster where they had been heard on WFAN from its launch in 1987 until the end of the 2012 season. The team’s broadcasts are currently heard on iHeartMedia Talk 710 WOR. Entercom will also take over the Spanish-language broadcast rights which are currently heard on ESPN’s “ESPN Deportes 1050” WEPN with no...
  • How Chinese Baseball Came to North Texas

    09/12/2018 10:27:15 PM PDT · by thecodont · 2 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | Date Aug 30, 2018 | By Eric Benson
    No one knows the Texas AirHogs quite like Larry Green. Over the team’s eleven seasons playing baseball, the 61-year-old Green has missed only five home games in Grand Prairie... [...] The Texas AirHogs are members of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, a federation of twelve, mostly Midwestern, teams unaffiliated with Major League Baseball. Inning breaks are punctuated with water-balloon-toss competitions and mascot races. The level of play is good, but with more overthrows and rundowns than you’d find on an average night at a big-league ballpark. Admission starts at $8 for adults, the parking is free and convenient,...
  • I know most people aren't going to care but the Boston Red Sox won their 100th game tonight

    09/12/2018 7:02:18 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 93 replies
    I actually don't care so much myself as I can't remember the last time I actually watched a ballgame. I've been to a few ballgames over the past few years as my company has luxury boxes at multiple stadiums in which we entertain important clients. But all we do at those games is drink heavily, eat lots of food and talk to each other without paying all that much attention to the game on the field. I used to be a fan. Back in the 1970s, as a boy, I used to go to Fenway Park all the time. I...
  • Watch the Trailer for SI TV’s '14 Back' Documentary on the 1978 Yankees-Red Sox Pennant Race

    09/11/2018 12:44:51 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    SI ^ | September 11, 2018 | Staff
    The newest SI TV film, 14 Back, tells the story of the historic 1978 pennant race between the Yankees and Red Sox. It will be released on SI TV on Sept. 20. The 90-minute documentary was produced by 11-time Emmy winner Jonathan Hock and celebrates the 40th anniversary of a touchstone season in arguably the most bitter rivalry in baseball.
  • Indians remove Chief Wahoo from sleeve for series in Toronto

    09/06/2018 7:01:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 6, 2018
    TORONTO — The Cleveland Indians have removed the Chief Wahoo logo from the sleeve of their uniforms for a four-game series in Toronto. The decision to nix the logo was partially driven by a failed legal challenge against the team when it played in Toronto during the 2016 AL Championship Series. While Cleveland played the Blue Jays, a lawsuit was filed to have the logo and team name banned from Canadian TV. A judge dismissed the case.
  • Asian Games: South Korea may seek change in controversial military exemption for athletes

    09/03/2018 11:42:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | September 3, 2018 | Reuters
    South Korea may seek to revise its military exemption programme for athletes amid calls for stricter rules after the country’s soccer and baseball teams earned the reward with gold medals at the Asian Games over the weekend. Military service is a highly contentious issue in South Korea, where all able-bodied men must complete about 21 months of service as part of efforts to maintain a deterrent against the North. Exemptions are offered to athletes who win titles at the Asian Games or medals of any colour at the Olympics, however, and Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min along with his teammates...