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  • Video: Man, wrongly imprisoned for 27 years, sings National Anthem before Rays game

    07/20/2012 9:32:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 19, 2012 | Dayn Perry
    So this is very cool. William Dillon was sent to prison for murder at the age of 21 and spent the next 27 years behind bars. The only problem is that Dillon didn't commit that murder, as was later proved, thanks in large part to the necessary work of the Innocence Project. Dillon, though, doesn't seem to be consumed by bitterness (which would be thoroughly understandable). Rather, he's making the most of his newfound freedom. For instance, he asked to sing the National Anthem before a Rays game, and on Wednesday night that wish was granted ...
  • Enthusiasm

    07/19/2012 1:47:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    When I think of the word enthusiasm, I am reminded of a scene out of the 1987 movie "The Untouchables" about gangster Al Capone. In the scene, Capone (played by Robert De Niro) is walking around a table that is surrounded by his men. As he walks, he talks. "Enthusiasms, enthusiasms ... What are mine?" he asks. "What draws my admiration? What is that which gives me joy? Baseball! A man stands alone at the plate. This is the time for what? For individual achievement. There he stands alone. But in the field, what? Part of a team. Teamwork ......
  • [Saint Paul, MN baseball] Saints to change name for a game on atheist night

    07/13/2012 10:44:21 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2012, 5:12 PM EDT | unattributed
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The St. Paul Saints plan to change their name for a game sponsored by atheist groups. The American Association minor league club will call itself the "Mr. Paul Aints" when they host the Amarillo Sox on Aug. 10. The Minnesota Atheists and American Atheists suggested the promotion to tie in with a regional atheist conference in town that weekend. The game's billing...
  • VIDEO: Home Run Derby – Mickey Mantle vs. Harmon Killebrew

    07/10/2012 7:02:02 AM PDT · by thurmant · 12 replies
    FixMLB.org ^ | 7/10/12 | FixMLB
    In honor of last night’s Home Run Derby, watch two of the all-time greats go at it in an old school Home Run Derby. For those who don’t know about this style Home Run Derby, the rules are simple. Every pitch that was swung at was either a home run, or an out (exactly the same of modern Home Run Derby rules). Any pitch that was in the strike zone that was not swung at was also an out. Once you made three outs, it was the opponent’s turn. When both players took a turn it was considered an “inning.”...
  • AP source: Yankees tell Reggie to steer clear

    07/09/2012 8:50:10 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, July 9, 2012 11:03 PM EDT | BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer
    <p>The New York Yankees have told Mr. October to stay away this summer.</p> <p>The Yankees want Reggie Jackson to steer clear of the clubhouse and team events following his pointed remarks about Alex Rodriguez and several former stars, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Monday.</p>
  • All-Time All-Stars: Part II (Thomas Sowell)

    07/06/2012 11:08:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 6, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    <p>Trying to choose the greatest pitcher of all time is at least as difficult as trying to choose the greatest hitter of all time. In both cases, the best we can do is narrow down the list.</p> <p>Outside a charmed circle of five batters, no one had both a higher lifetime batting average and a higher lifetime slugging average than any of those five. In alphabetical order, they are Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams. There are other batters whose lifetime records came close, including Barry Bonds, Jimmie Foxx and Hank Greenberg. But close cannot define the greatest.</p>
  • All-Time All-Stars (Thomas Sowell)

    07/06/2012 11:07:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 6, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    <p>Nothing is likely to get an argument started among sports fans faster than attempts to name the all-time greatest in any sport, or even the all-time greatest in a particular aspect of a sport. However, in baseball, we can at least narrow down the list of possibilities — considerably, in fact — when it comes to hitting.</p>
  • President Obama booed in Boston after trying to make a Kevin Youkilis joke

    06/26/2012 9:07:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | June 26, 2012 | Kevin Kaduk
    President Barack Obama still refuses to waffle when it comes to baseball loyalties. The commander-in-chief has consistently repped his hometown Chicago White Sox throughout his first term, wearing a White Sox jacket at the All-Star Game in St. Louis, rooting for the Pale Hose over Strasburg and Co. while in the District and being skeptical about the gift of a Brewers jersey in Wisconsin.
  • Police Go Undercover as Dodgers Fans at Giants Games

    06/25/2012 6:41:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Jun 25, 2012 | Dan McMenamin
    The undercover San Francisco police officers "will ensure additional eyes and ears" in the ballpark in case any problems arise, Mayor Ed Lee said.Hecklers and hooligans, take note. San Francisco police are sending officers disguised as Los Angeles Dodger fans to AT&T Park for this week's series between the Dodgers and Giants in an attempt to minimize potential problems between fans of the two rival teams. Mayor Ed Lee and police Chief Greg Suhr announced the plans Monday in advance of the three-game series, which runs from Monday night through Wednesday. The undercover officers "will ensure additional eyes and ears"...
  • New Jersey woman hit with baseball sues Little League player

    06/23/2012 5:26:06 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-22-2012 | AP
    <p>MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. – A New Jersey woman who was struck in the face with a baseball at a Little League game is suing the young catcher who threw it.</p> <p>Elizabeth Lloyd is seeking more than $150,000 in damages to cover medical costs stemming from the incident at a Manchester Little League game two years ago. She's also seeking an undefined amount for pain and suffering.</p>
  • Little League Catcher Sued By Grownup Hit In Face With His Preteen Throw

    06/22/2012 1:40:05 PM PDT · by matt04 · 26 replies
    Perhaps Elizabeth Lloyd of Manchester, N.J., thinks Matthew Migliaccio is a major-league catcher, rather than a Little League catcher. Otherwise, otherwise how could she think she could get a possible $500,000 out of him over his throw that hit her in the face, and think that he meant to bean her? According to the Asbury Park Press, Lloyd has sued the 13-year-old Matthew over a 2010 incident in which, at the age of 11, he was warming up one of his pitchers in a fenced-in bullpen area by the third-base line, and overthrew that pitcher, sending the ball over the...
  • Woman hit by ball sues Little Leaguer

    06/22/2012 10:32:43 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 49 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | 6/22/12 | AP staff
    A New Jersey woman who was struck in the face with a baseball at a Little League game is suing the young catcher who threw it. Elizabeth Lloyd is seeking more than $150,000 in damages to cover medical costs from the Manchester Little League game two years ago. She's also seeking an undefined amount for pain and suffering. Lloyd was sitting at a picnic table near a fenced-in bullpen when she was hit with the ball. Catcher Matthew Migliaccio was 11 years old at the time and was warming up a pitcher. Anthony Pagano, a lawyer for the Migliaccio and...
  • Peralta is Learning that You Still Can’t Cheat

    06/22/2012 6:48:52 AM PDT · by thurmant · 8 replies
    FixMLB.org ^ | 6/22/12 | FixMLB
    There’s an old adage: “If you aren’t cheating, you aren’t trying.” Ever since organized baseball came into being people have been trying to cheat. Whether they were sharpening their cleats, scuffing a ball, or corking a bat, they were all trying to gain an unfair advantage over their opponents. Most of the people who have tried, have been caught and it has severely damaged their reputation and some never recovered.
  • Baseball's 10 worst ballparks. Ever!

    06/21/2012 10:31:55 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 78 replies
    espn ^ | 6-20-12 | jim caple
    The late Dan Quisenberry once said of the Metrodome, "I don't think there are any good uses for nuclear weapons, but then, this may be one." And he only pitched in 16 games there his entire career. Torii Hunter, on the other hand, played 10 full seasons in the Metrodome, so maybe he had a better read on it. This is what he told me about his former home just before the Twins moved out: "If they need any kind of help blowing it up, I will definitely be there. I will push the plunger. Boom. Boom. I will not...
  • Milwaukee man faked baseball career, tricked agents, complaint says

    06/20/2012 9:17:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 6-19-12 | Nicole Levy
    A 28-year-old Milwaukee man deceived two sports agents into believing he was a professional baseball player signed with the Toronto Blue Jays and illegally solicited nearly $6,000 worth of property from the agents, according to a complaint filed by the Milwaukee County district attorney's office. The agents said they never once met the fictitious professional baseball player, Montaous Walton, in person. A preliminary hearing for Walton is scheduled for Thursday. Walton set his hoax in motion in August 2011 when he emailed California-based sports agent Travis Bell, 48, claiming he was a roster invitee to the Blue Jays' 2012 spring...
  • College World Series Thread: Hello Omaha!

    06/15/2012 2:28:10 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 18 replies
    Pharmboy ^ | 6-15-12 | Me
    All I can say is thank God for cable, so we can watch some great college baseball. Right now it's vs. The good folk of Omaha have once again adopted the underdog, the SUNY Stony Brook (Long Island, NY) Seawolves.Both UCLA and Stony Brook had 7 taken in the draft this year.
  • Banzai Babe Ruth: Baseball, Espionage, & Assassination During the 1934 Tour of Japan”

    06/12/2012 12:22:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 8 | T. Rees Shapiro
    From their foxholes on Cape Gloucester in the South Pacific, U.S. Marines fighting Japanese forces in 1944 heard an unusual war cry from their enemies: “To hell with Babe Ruth!” Almost 10 years had passed since 500,000 Japanese crowded the streets of Tokyo to welcome the Sultan of Swat and 14 other all-star American baseball players taking part in a barnstorming tour of the country. Part diplomatic mission and part vacation for the players, the 1934 tour was organized as a way to bring the two baseball-loving countries closer together during a particularly rough period. As baseball historian Robert K....
  • Adam Dunn’s Remarkable Comeback Season

    06/12/2012 7:30:30 AM PDT · by thurmant · 4 replies
    FixMLB ^ | 6/12/12 | FixMLB
    Adam Dunn is no stranger to performing well. He was one of the few bright spots for a struggling Cincinnati team early in his career, and a solid foundation for a budding franchise with the Nationals. However, he didn’t do as well in his first year on the White Sox. In fact, he did horribly. One of the worst offensive seasons for an everyday player in quite some time, if not ever. The fact, that he has been able to do as well as he is doing this year is nothing short of remarkable.
  • Teaching Your Child Poor Sportsmanship: Anthony Sanchez and Baseball(Video)

    06/07/2012 4:11:00 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 6 replies
    Vidvir ^ | 6/7/2012 | Vidvir
    Video Linky Here
  • Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey has straightened out his life and crooked-out his pitches

    06/07/2012 1:48:10 AM PDT · by Saije · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/6/2012 | Dave Sheinin
    R.A. Dickey exits the New York Mets’ Pentagon City hotel, jaywalks across South Hayes Street and makes his way underground to the Metro platform. “This thing,” he grumbles, stepping gingerly down the broken escalator, “is never working.” He’s not in a bad mood, per se — just a serious one. It is Tuesday afternoon, and Dickey, 37, is headed to a therapy session — relationship therapy. Dickey and his knuckleball, they are making great progress these days, their understanding of each other growing deeper and richer. But the work must never stop, lest they drift apart again. Later that afternoon,...
  • Baseball’s Forgotten Man: 1954

    06/05/2012 6:03:05 AM PDT · by thurmant · 6 replies
    FixMLB ^ | 06/05/12 | FixMLB
    This is a cool article about baseball coaches that appeared in the June 19, 1954 edition of the "Saturday Evening Post"
  • Former Reds reliever Borbon dies at 65

    06/04/2012 7:42:27 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 17 replies
    MLB ^ | June 4, 2012 | Mark Sheldon
    CINCINNATI -- Former reliever Pedro Borbon, the Reds' all-time leader in appearances and a member of two World Series championship teams, died on Monday. Borbon was 65 years old. Borbon was a key figure in the Reds' bullpen from 1970-79 -- when he appeared in more games than any pitcher in the NL. He broke into the Majors in 1969 with the Angels and spent the final two seasons of his career with the Giants and Cardinals. Over his 10 seasons in Cincinnati, the right-handed Borbon was 62-33 with a 3.32 ERA and 76 saves in a club-record 531 games....
  • On Johan Santana's no-hitter, comedian Bill Maher, newly-minted NY Mets minority shareholder (WTF?)

    06/04/2012 9:53:18 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 6 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, June 3, 2012 | Michael O'keeffe AND Justin Tasch
    Funny really is money. Bill Maher, the host of HBO's "Real Time," announced on Sunday at Citi Field that he had purchased a minority stake in the Mets earlier this year — and the sometimes controversial, always funny comedian wasn't kidding. Maher, a lifelong Mets fan, says he thinks he made a "great investment" by purchasing a share in the team. "I think people sometimes forget there's only one National League franchise in New York City, and they're not making anymore," he said. "I just thought it would be a great place, especially after I've seen some of the ways...
  • Johan Santana just pitched the first no-hitter in New York Mets history!!!!

    06/01/2012 6:49:43 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 42 replies
    8-0 over Cardinals...LETS GO METS!!!
  • Uni Watch: Baseball's throwback bonanza!

    06/01/2012 9:16:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | May 31, 2012 | Paul Lukas
    On Friday, the Houston Astros will take the field wearing a throwback version of their (in)famous 1970s "tequila sunrise" uniform. This will be the third different retro design the Astros have worn so far this season. They previously wore Colt .45s and shooting star throwbacks, with more to come, all as part of the team's 50th-anniversary celebration. The Astros aren't the only club that's been bitten by the throwback bug this season. All across MLB, teams are turning back the clock, making this the throwbackiest, retro-est, back to basics-est year in memory -- and the season is only one-third over....
  • MLB Draft Hits and Misses

    06/01/2012 6:47:14 AM PDT · by thurmant · 20 replies
    FixMLB.org ^ | 06/01/12 | FixMLB
    With the Major League Draft just days away (June 4-6), I thought it would be fun to look back at some of the draft booms, busts, and never-were’s.
  • Reds' Chapman sued for $18M over Cuban conviction

    05/22/2012 2:08:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    CBSSports.com ^ | May 22, 2012
    MIAMI -- A major league pitcher who defected from Cuba is being sued for $18 million by a Cuban-American man imprisoned on the communist island. The lawsuit was filed recently in Miami federal court against Aroldis Chapman, a left-handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. The lawsuit claims Chapman falsely accused Danilo Curbelo Garcia of involvement in human trafficking, leading to his 2008 arrest and conviction in Cuba. Curbelo Garcia is serving a 10-year sentence. Chapman defected in 2009 in the Netherlands and was signed a year later by the Reds to a six-year, $30.25 million contract. The lawsuit claims Chapman...
  • Lefty Gomez's 16-mm Video of His Trip to Japan

    05/21/2012 12:45:03 PM PDT · by thurmant · 7 replies
    FixMLB ^ | 5/21/12 | Henry
    In 1934, Lefty Gomez, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and other American League and National League stars barnstormed in Japan. Gomez captured many images of the trip with his 16-mm camera. An excerpt from the forthcoming book Lefty: American Odyssey is featured in this week’s Sports Illustrated. Some of the intriguing video footage can be viewed, courtesy of Random House.
  • Barack Obama Target Of Attack Ads Put Together By Chicago Cubs' Financier

    05/18/2012 2:36:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    SB Nation Chicago ^ | 5/18/12 | Bradley Woodrum
    The Chicago Cubs leadership has come under scrutiny after it became known that Joe Ricketts, father of Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts, is funding attack ads against President Barack Obama.
  • First Time in 49 Years Mets to Host All-Star Game in 2013

    05/15/2012 1:01:24 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2012 | KEN DAVIDOFF
    Major League Baseball will finally announce Wednesday, at a City Hall news conference, that the Mets will play host to the 2013 All-Star Game, The Post has learned. Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/baseballinsider/mets_citi_field_game_be_named_site_IHdeIicXYtcAgdtTl23eNI#ixzz1uyE3PQms
  • Awful Ideas: Expanding the Balk Rule

    05/15/2012 6:28:34 AM PDT · by thurmant · 13 replies
    FixMLB ^ | 5/14/12 | Todd Thurman
    Yahoo! Sports reported last week that Major League Baseball (MLB) was considering expanding the balk rule to include the infamous fake to third-throw to first move. MLB and the playing rules committee have agreed to make this play a balk, but the Player’s Union vetoed it for further review, but this rule can come into play as early as next season.
  • Arizona high school forfeits championship game rather than face girl opponent

    05/10/2012 1:11:45 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 249 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-10-2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A state championship high school baseball game is over before tonight's first pitch, after one Arizona team forfeited rather than play an opponent with a girl in the lineup. Our Lady of Sorrows refused to play Mesa Preparatory Academy in Thursday’s scheduled Arizona Charter Athletic Association state championship game, because that team has Paige Sultzbach at second base. The 15-year-old agreed to sit out a pair of regular season victories over Our Lady of Sorrows, which is run by the Society of St. Pius X, an traditionalist church that broke away from Roman Catholic Church over Vatican reforms in 1970....
  • Ozzie Guillen heckled by fans dressed as Fidel Castro, too much?

    05/10/2012 7:16:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 10, 2012 | Shannon J. Owens
    A group of Houston Astros fans were kicked out of Minute Maid Park Tuesday for dressing up as Fidel Castro to heckle Ozzie Guillen, who was in town with his Miami Marlins earlier this week according to yardbarker.com.
  • Public address announcer Carl Beane killed in car crash in Sturbridge, Mass.

    05/09/2012 1:27:41 PM PDT · by matt04 · 17 replies
    It’s breaking news from the world of sports. He was the man behind the microphone at Fenway Park. Carl Beane was killed in a single car crash on Holland Road in Sturbridge, Mass. earlier Wednesday. He was 59 years old. He began his career as the public address announcer at Fenway in 2003. In his second year, he announced the first two games of the World Series and went on to see the Sox become champions for the first time in 86 years. Beane again had the honor of announcing games during the 2007 World Series. According to his website,...
  • Hamels' suspension 'too light,' says Leyland

    05/09/2012 9:53:05 AM PDT · by TBP · 85 replies
    CSN Philly ^ | May 8, 2012, 12:00 pm | Staff
    If there's anyone who should be familiar with the kind of throwback, old-school baseball Cole Hamels discussed after intentionally hitting Nationals rookie Bryce Harper with a pitch Sunday night, it's Tigers manager Jim Leyland. Leyland, a baseball lifer, has managed in 3,203 games since 1986 -- when Hamels was just 3. But even Leyland's joining the chorus of critics displeased by Hamels' actions. During his regular pregame radio show Monday night, he characterized Hamels' five-game suspension as being "way too light," and, according to MLB.com, suggested 15 games would have been more appropriate.
  • Hamilton makes history with four home runs

    05/08/2012 9:56:39 PM PDT · by TBP · 15 replies
    MLB.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | T.R. Sullivan
    Josh Hamilton tied a Major League record when he hit four home runs against the Orioles on Tuesday night, and Netali Feliz allowed one run over six innings as the Rangers won their second straight with a 10-3 victory at Camden Yards. Hamilton is the 16th Major League player to hit four in one game and the first since Carlos Delgado did it on Sept. 25, 2003, for the Toronto Blue Jays. He also set an American League record with 18 total bases. He had a double in his other at-bat to tie a Major League record for extra-base hits....
  • Josh Hamilton Rips Four 2-run HRs

    05/08/2012 7:54:37 PM PDT · by TexasNative2000 · 28 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | 5/8/2012 | Richard Durrett |
    Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton's torrid 2012 season now includes his first career four-home-run game, all of them two-run shots in a 10-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Hamilton homered off Jake Arrieta in the first and third innings, added another off Zach Phillips in the seventh and topped it off with a one-for-the-books shot against Darren O'Day in the eighth. During the last at-bat, Hamilton took a mighty hack and missed, lined a foul into right-field seats and then sent an 0-2 pitch over the center-field wall. It marked the 16th four-home-run game in major league history. Hamilton is...
  • For D.C. Baseball Team, Deluge of Phillies Fans Is National Disgrace

    05/06/2012 8:48:44 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 42 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 2, 2012 | BRAD REAGAN
    One of Andrew Feffer's jobs is getting Washington Nationals fans to come to the ballpark. But this year, the team's chief operating officer has another goal: keeping Philadelphia Phillies fans out. Since the baseball franchise left Montreal for Washington, D.C., in 2005, the Nationals pastime has been losing games. They haven't yet had a winning season. Meanwhile, their rivals 125 miles up I-95 have been one of the best teams in the game. With seats in Philly's Citizens Bank Park hard to come by, Phillies fans have taken to descending on Nationals Park whenever their team pays a visit. Two...
  • Softball Question (vanity)

    05/02/2012 4:35:14 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 39 replies
    Hi, with all those I chatted with about sports in the last few days or others I have a question, and as the mom of the girl involved I don't want to go off half crazy. My daughter was put in to play second base, starting. She's in jr high and plays at the JV level. She's normally a Pitcher but was obviously not Pitching. That's no excuse but here's what happened : (note: they ended up winning the game so that was good.). The score was 2-1 and the coach yelled out to check the runner back and go...
  • When did the umps start NOT to require the 2nd baseman to touch the bag on a double play?

    04/30/2012 5:41:51 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 169 replies
    Pharmboy ^ | 4-30-12 | Me
    I have noticed this for a LONG time, but I have never asked about it, nor have I ever seen it discussed. I am watching my Mets against Houston, and the Astros have a man on first. Sharp grounder to third, and Wright backhands it and throws to Murphy at second, and Murphy is AT LEAST 1.5 feet off the bag when he catches it, wheels and throws to first; BUT the ump calls the Astro OUT at second.When did this start??
  • Bill ‘Moose’ Skowron, hero of the Yankees’ 1958 World Series team, dead at 81

    04/27/2012 11:07:27 AM PDT · by Doogle · 32 replies
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | 04/27/12 | Bill Madden
    Skowron, a four-time All-Star, was the Yankees’ regular first baseman from 1955-62, averaging 21 homers and 75 RBI and finished his career with a .282 average, 211 homers and 888 RBI. He was especially lethal in the World Series in which he compiled a .293 average, eight homers and 29 RBI in 39 games over eight Fall Classics. In the 1956 World Series for the Yankees, Skowron had been held hitless by the Dodgers until the seventh game when he came to bat with the bases loaded in the seventh inning and hit a grand slam homer into the left...
  • Tigers outfielder Delmon Young arrested for hate crime assault

    04/27/2012 8:11:46 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 62 replies
    SeeBS ^ | 4-27-12 | Matt Snyder
    Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arrested for hate crime assault in New York City early Friday morning. The Associated Press reports that Young attacked a group of men while yelling anti-Semitic epithets. From the AP: Police say Young was standing outside of the Hilton New York, not far from Times Square. A group of about four Chicago tourists staying there were approached by a panhandler wearing a yarmulke. As the group walked up to the hotel doors, Young started yelling anti-Semitic epithets. Police say it's not clear who he was yelling at, but he got into a tussle with one...
  • Reports: Delmon Young arrested in drunken, anti-Semitic clash in NYC

    04/27/2012 8:06:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | April 27, 2012 | Paul Walsh
    News reports out of New York and Detroit are saying that former Minnesota Twin outfielder Delmon Young was arrested in a drunken incident early Friday in Manhattan. The Detroit Free Press quoted New York City police detective Joseph Cavitolo as saying "there was an incident at the hotel [and] some anti-Semitic remarks" during a physical clash between Young and a 32-year-old man at about 2:30 a.m
  • Radio deal could send Yankees to FM

    04/25/2012 10:10:20 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/25/12 | Phil Mushnick
    Time to change the dial. The Yankees appear bound for FM radio. Local sports radio is on the precipice of radical change as ESPN, according to a strong wind blowing from the radio industry, is nearing the completion of a long-sought deal with an FM channel to give it a clear, full and far-reaching nighttime signal — something 1050 ESPN could not provide. The deal, upon completion — and that could be by the end of this week — would give ESPN long-term programming rights on the FM station, allowing the sports network to chase — and hard — Yankees...
  • Ted Williams memorabilia to be auctioned in Boston [Fenway Park]

    04/25/2012 7:10:00 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 16 replies
    AP via The Boston Herald ^ | , April 25, 2012 | staff reporter
    <p>Fans can see hundreds of items once owned by Red Sox [team stats] slugger Ted Williams at a preview of the first major auction of his sports, military and personal memorabilia.</p> <p>The preview takes place Wednesday through Friday at Fenway Park [map] and is open to the public. The auction will be Saturday and some of the proceeds will benefit The Jimmy Fund, the official Red Sox charity.</p>
  • Phillip Humber Throws Perfect Game for Chicago White Sox

    04/21/2012 5:45:57 PM PDT · by usconservative · 27 replies
    MLB.Com ^ | 4/21/12 | Josh Liebeskind
    SEATTLE -- There are good games, and there are great games. Then there are the perfect ones that stick with you for the rest of your life. Philip Humber will never forget what he accomplished Saturday afternoon. What started with a harmless ground-ball out turned into another out, which turned into another, and another, and another. Twenty-seven outs later, Humber had the 4-0 win over the Mariners. More importantly, he had a perfect game, and his place in the record books.
  • Fenway Park celebrates 100 years as America's oldest working Major League ballpark

    04/20/2012 1:34:53 PM PDT · by matt04 · 17 replies
    is 100 years old Friday, the park is hosting a Centennial Celebration. What better way to kick off the next century of competition between two teams that make up one of the greatest rivalries in sports than with a rematch? The Red Sox play the New York Yankees, the same team they played on April 20, 1912, when the opponent was called the New York Highlanders. Both teams will wear throwback uniforms, and fans will man the stands as they've done for generations -- staring out across the hallowed ground where the greats of the game, like Babe Ruth and...
  • Beloved At One Hundred

    04/20/2012 3:48:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | April 20, 2012 | annem040359
    Today the Major League Team in baseball, the Boston Red Sox home stadium, Fenway Park turns 100 years old. Fenway Park, considered not only by Red Soxs Nation to be its most beloved home, but in the MLB, it is also as well. Today I took a few minutes to sing “Happy Birthday” to honor Fenway Park. Even though during the pre game ceremony there was a special toast using grape juice, I toasted using ginger ale. While it does not have the added features that many of the newer MLB stadiums in other parts of the country. But what...
  • Moyer Becomes Oldest Pitcher To Win Game In Majors

    04/17/2012 9:40:19 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | 17 April 2012 | Thomas Hendrick
    DENVER -- Jamie Moyer turned in a vintage performance in becoming the oldest pitcher to ever win a major league game. The 49-year-old Moyer threw seven masterful innings and Dexter Fowler hit a two-run homer, helping the Colorado Rockies hold on for a 5-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. Moyer (1-2) was sharp all evening as he picked up his 268th career win, tying him with Hall of Famer Jim Palmer for 34th on the career list. Relying on a consistent cutter and mixing in a 78-mph fastball, the cunning lefty gave up just six hits...
  • Red Sox tickets anyone?

    04/11/2012 9:14:04 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 35 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/11/12 | Brian McGrory
    There’s a guy I know named Bill who happens to be in possession of large amounts of free time. Bill got lucky in life, defying every expectation ever set for him. Now he wanders from one day to the next, a ship across the placid skin of the Pacific, never spying obligation on the horizon. So when I found myself with a pair of tickets to the Red Sox Friday home opener but with a conflict that keeps me from being there, Bill was my first logical call. He has absolutely nothing else going on. “Do you want seats to...