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  • Former Dodgers slugger Wally Moon, whose 'Moon shots' helped team reach three World Series, dies ...

    02/11/2018 8:22:36 AM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 10, 2018 | Steve Marble
    Wally Moon, the wiry outfielder with the old-school crew cut who helped take the Dodgers to the World Series three times and became a crowd favorite for his towering “Moon shots,” has died. Moon, who became part of the Dodger’s lineup shortly after the team moved west from Brooklyn, died Friday in Bryan, Texas. He was 87.
  • Mother of Pirates Catcher Kidnapped in Venezuela

    02/08/2018 9:58:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2018 | Hannah Withiam
    Days before catcher Elias Diaz was to report to spring training with the other Pirates pitchers and catchers, the Venezuelan native learned his mother was kidnapped in their home country. The incident was first reported by a Venezuelan local news organization, which said Diaz’s mother went missing Thursday afternoon. MLB players who hail from Venezuela, and make up the third-most represented nationality in the league, have grappled with how to handle the danger facing their family members back home, as kidnappings of the relatives of athletes and celebrities have increased amid the political turmoil there. The Pirates said in a...
  • Cleveland Indians To Stop Using Chief Wahoo Logo on Uniforms in 2019

    01/30/2018 5:43:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    SI ^ | January 29, 2018 | Scooby Axson
    Major League Baseball says the Cleveland Indians will stop using the Chief Wahoo logo on their uniforms starting in the 2019 season. The league says the logo, which features a smiling Native American, is not appropriate for field use.
  • Cleveland Indians To Stop Using Chief Wahoo Logo in 2019

    01/29/2018 10:03:27 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | January 29, 2018 | Scooby Axson
    Major League Baseball says the Cleveland Indians will stop using the Chief Wahoo logo on their uniforms starting in the 2019 season. The league says the logo, which features a smiling Native American, is not appropriate for field use. It has had discussions with the Indians in hopes that the franchise move away from the logo, which had been used in some capacity for the franchise since the 1947 season and was still prevalent on the team's baseball caps and on its uniforms. "Major League Baseball is committed to building a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the game,” MLB...
  • Minor League Baseball Player Pays Off Parents’ Mortgage for Christmas

    12/26/2017 5:15:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    As a heartwarming Christmas gesture, a newly signed minor league baseball player used part of his draft bonus to pay off his parents’ mortgage. In a viral video shared on Twitter, Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Pavin Smith tweeted a video of his parents reacting to a letter he wrote detailing that he wants their home to be officially theirs:
  • Survival of the Shrillest

    12/22/2017 8:42:17 AM PST · by walford · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | December 20, 2017 | George F. Will
    <p>Eric Hoffer (1902–1983) meant that intellectuals in his day tended not to be temperate. In our day, this defect — moral overheating — has been democratized: Anyone can have it. Now, everybody can be happily furious, delirious with hysteria, and intoxicated with intimations of apocalypse, all day every day.</p>
  • Creator of Chief Wahoo passes away at age 88

    12/15/2017 4:53:54 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 28 replies
    MEDINA, Ohio-- The man who created the original Chief Wahoo character for the Cleveland Indians passed away on Wednesday at Medina County hospice after a short illness. Walter Goldbach was 88 years old. Goldbach, a longtime resident of Hinkley, leaves behind five children. He worked as a sign painter in Northeast Ohio for many years and served in the United States Army during the Korea War. He was just a teenager when Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck came to his family's graphics business and requested a character drawing to represent the team. The logo was the grandfather to today's Chief...
  • Jack Morris, Alan Trammell Voted Into Baseball Hall Of Fame

    12/10/2017 8:29:02 PM PST · by TBP · 38 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | December 10, 2017 | By Mark Polishuk
    Jack Morris and Alan Trammell were both elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame today, as announced on the MLB Network. The two longtime Tigers greats were voted in via the HOF’s Modern Baseball Era Committee, who weighed the cases of Morris, Trammell and eight others who weren’t originally selected in the traditional writers’ vote. (MLB.com’s Barry M. Bloom has the details on the Modern Era Committee’s composition and process.) Both Morris and Trammell went the full 15 years on the Baseball Writers’ Association Of America ballot without getting the necessary 75% of the vote necessary for election. Still, both...
  • MLB Hot Stove: Yankees and Marlins reportedly agree to Giancarlo Stanton trade

    12/09/2017 6:00:47 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 43 replies
    cBS Sports ^ | 9 December 2017 | Mike Axisa
    The Yankees and Marlins have reportedly agreed to a trade that will send Stanton to New York, according to Jon Heyman of Fanrag Sports. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and Joel Sherman of the New York Post have also confirmed the deal. Full details of the trade are unknown, though the Marlins are expected to receive Starlin Castro and prospects. Neither club has confirmed the deal.
  • Two-way Japanese Star Shohei Ohtani Agrees to Sign With Angels

    12/08/2017 12:51:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/8
    Japanese star Shohei Ohtani has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Angels, his agent said on Friday. In addition to the Angels, Ohtani had met with the Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners. "Shohei is humbled and flattered by all the time and effort that so many teams put into their presentations and sincerely thanks them for their professionalism," his agent, Nez Balelo, said in a statement. "In the end, he felt a strong connection with the Angels and believes they can best help him reach his goals in...
  • Yankees Choose Aaron Boone to Be Their Next Manager

    12/01/2017 8:40:44 PM PST · by Impy · 18 replies
    NY Slmies ^ | 12-1-2017 | y TYLER KEPNER and DAVID WALDSTEIN
    Aaron Boone secured his place in Yankees lore with one of the most indelible home runs in franchise history. Now, at 44, he can build on that legacy as a rookie manager for the team. The Yankees chose Boone as their manager on Friday over five other candidates, according to a person with direct knowledge of the decision. The person was not authorized to discuss the move because the Yankees have not announced it. General Manager Brian Cashman, who traded for Boone down the stretch in 2003, recommended him as the manager to Hal Steinbrenner, the Yankees’ managing general partner....
  • Muchas Gracias, Béisbol

    11/13/2017 6:52:42 PM PST · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    The Players Tribune ^ | 11/13/2017 | Carlos Beltran
    Some of the best advice I have ever received in my life did not come from a ballplayer. It came from a golfer, if you can believe it. It was Chi Chi Rodríguez. I have been in many conversations with Chi Chi. He is a legend in Puerto Rico, and he is a very wise man. I remember in 1999 — when I was named Rookie of the Year — he approached me. “Carlos,” he said, “what do you want to accomplish in life?” I said, “I want to be successful, Chi Chi … successful at the game of baseball.”...
  • Teen Girl Posed For 8 Years As Married Man To Write About Baseball And Harass Women

    11/10/2017 9:29:31 AM PST · by jjotto · 58 replies
    Deadspin ^ | November 10, 2017 | Lindsey Adler
    For the last eight years, baseball fan-turned-writer Becca Schultz has presented herself online as Ryan Schultz, a false identity she assumed when she was 13 years old, duping and harassing women on Twitter along the way. On Wednesday night, a woman named Erin tweeted a series of screenshots announcing that Schultz is not actually Ryan, a married father of two studying to become a pharmacist. Instead, Schultz is a 21-year-old college student in the Midwest, whose entire career as an aspiring baseball writer has been under a fraudulent byline. Schultz began contributing to Baseball Prospectus’s local White Sox blog at...
  • Grand jury indicts A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell

    11/08/2017 6:30:30 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | November 8, 2017 | Jon Becker
    Bruce Maxwell has been indicted by an Arizona grand jury, meaning the felony case against the A’s catcher stemming from his Oct. 28 arrest will proceed, NBC Sports Bay Area reported Wednesday. Maxwell, who had been arrested for allegedly pulling a gun on a female food delivery worker at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct.
  • ROY HALLADAY PLANE CRASH VIDEO: Witnesses Say He Was Showboating

    11/08/2017 11:38:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 77 replies
    TMZ ^ | November 8, 2017 | Staff
    Roy Halladay appeared to be hot doggin' it in his plane in the moments before his crash -- making extreme and unusual changes in altitude ... this according to multiple witnesses. TMZ Sports has obtained footage shot by boaters who say the ex-MLB star's plane was going from 100 feet in the air down to 5 feet and then back up again ... repeatedly.
  • Roy Halladay dies in plane crash

    11/07/2017 5:16:04 PM PST · by xp38 · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 7 2017 | Joe Tacopino
    <p>Former all-star MLB pitcher and flight enthusiast Roy Halladay died tragically on Tuesday when his light-sport aircraft crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, authorities said.The Cy Young award-winner, 40, was in an ICON aircraft that crash-landed into the Gulf about 10 miles west of St. Petersburg at about 1 p.m., according to local news reportsHalladay retired in 2013 after playing with the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies. His sterling career included 8 all-star appearances and more than 2,000 strikeouts. In 2010, Halladay pitched a perfect game against the Florida Marlins. Later that year, he threw the second post-season no-hitter in MLB history. The former all-star posted images of his aircraft on social media in the past — and spoke about his love of flight in a magazine article. “I’ve been dreaming about flying since I was a boy but was only able to become a pilot once I retired from baseball,” Halladay said in the article published in October.</p>
  • Plane registered to Roy Halladay crashed into Gulf of Mexico: report

    11/07/2017 1:07:15 PM PST · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 48 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 7, 2017 | NT Daily News
    A plane registered to two-time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay crashed into the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday, according to a report from WTSP in Tampa. One person was killed in the crash, but it is not immediately known if Halladay was piloting - or aboard - the plane, per the report.
  • Repeat feat? Astros among contenders in '18

    11/03/2017 7:52:57 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    MLB.com ^ | November 3, 2017 | Doug Miller
    As soon as the Astros closed out a stirring seven-game World Series by bringing home the first title in franchise history, the questions began. Can they do it again next year and become the first repeat World Series winner since the Yankees did it in 1999 and 2000? And what about those Yanks, by the way? Will they be good enough next season to beat this Astros team, which eliminated them in the American League Championship Series? And what about those oh-so-close Dodgers? Will they get it done in 2018?
  • Champion Astros hold off talk on possible White House visit

    11/03/2017 5:19:36 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 49 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 3, 2017 | Associated Press
    HOUSTON -- The World Series champion Houston Astros have not made the decision yet on whether they will visit the White House to meet with President Donald Trump if an invitation is extended. "We just won the first world championship in Houston Astros history," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said shortly before the team left for a celebratory parade through downtown Houston on Friday. "We're also in one of the most divided countries, polarizing countries in politics. I don't know that this is the best stage for everybody to declare one way or the other and try to comment on the...
  • Carlos Correa Proposes to Girlfriend After World Series Win

    11/01/2017 10:26:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 2, 2017
    SNIP After the All-star shortstop helped lead the Astros to their first World Series in franchise history Wednesday night, he popped the question to his girlfriend Daniella Rodriguez, a former Miss Texas. SNIP