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  • Red Sox surge into All-Star break with another win

    07/15/2018 1:54:41 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 15 July 2018
    The Red Sox head into their All-Star break with what else: another win. Their 5-2 victory over the Blue Jays gives them a 68-30 record and a comfy cushion for them to enjoy a four-day lull before reuniting for the Tigers series that begins Friday in Detroit. Making the day even sweeter, the Yankees lost in Cleveland, meaning the Sox' lead in the AL East is at its largest margin (4.5 games) all season, including in late April, when the Red Sox held a 19-5 record.
  • Derek Jeter's Marlins cut ties with Papa John's

    07/12/2018 7:57:16 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 37 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 12, 2018 | Scott Chiusano
    Major League Baseball is doing its best to cut all ties with Papa John’s and its racist founder, with Derek Jeter and the Miami Marlins leading the charge. A recording of John Schnatter using the N-word was uncovered by Forbes on Wednesday, and the ex-CEO stepped down shortly after.
  • Kavanaugh incurred tens of thousands in credit card debt buying Washington Nationals tickets: report

    07/11/2018 4:28:07 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/11/18 | By Emily Birnbaum
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amassed tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt in part by purchasing baseball tickets to Washington Nationals games, according to a Washington Post review of Kavanaugh’s financial disclosures and information provided by the White House. Kavanaugh has reported having up to $200,000 in credit card debt during the past 10 years, according to the Post's report. In 2006 — the year he was confirmed as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit — he reported having between $60,000 to $200,000 in debt.
  • New York Yankees called out as only MLB team that hasn’t held or announced an LGBTQ Pride Night

    07/09/2018 2:41:21 PM PDT · by TBP · 79 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 9, 2018 | Dave Urbanski
    One might assume that hailing from New York City — the undisputed bastion of diversity and lifestyle acceptance — a world-famous sports franchise such as the Yankees long ago would’ve sponsored an LGBTQ Pride Night at its iconic stadium. But it hasn’t. And since Forbes reported that the Los Angeles Angels will hold a Pride Night next June, the Yankees are now the only Major League Baseball team that hasn’t sponsored such an event or announced its intention of doing so. According to Outsports, 24 of the 30 MLB teams have Pride events on this season’s calendars. The Chicago Cubs...
  • Yankees set to be only MLB team not to host LGBTQ Pride Night

    07/07/2018 6:04:24 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 5, 2018 | Kit Ramgopal
    When the New York Mets held their first LGBTQ Pride Night in August 2016, fans waved rainbow flags in the stadium, the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps Marching Band performed, Citi Field’s giant Coca-Cola sign was lit up in rainbow colors and the Kiss Cam caught several same-sex smooches throughout the game. In keeping with tradition, the team honored a veteran at the game, and for that first Pride Night, the Mets honored a gay Army vet. Nearly two years later, however, the Mets’ hometown rivals — the New York Yankees — have yet to host a Pride Night...
  • The Nationals are panicking (Baseball)

    07/06/2018 8:16:07 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 6, 2018 | Mollie Walker
    It’s not just the Mets who entered the NL East with high hopes and have fallen flat. It’s July 5, and Washington has a losing record. The 42-43 Nationals are scrambling to collect themselves. After getting swept for the third time since the start of June and dropping their season-high fifth straight game Wednesday, the Nationals held a players-only meeting after a 3-0 loss to the Red Sox. According to the Washington Post’s account, Max Scherzer was the leader of the meeting, which wasn’t officially called by one person, as veterans made sure the younger players stuck around.
  • Tigers fire pitching coach Chris Bosio over racially charged comments

    06/28/2018 5:27:24 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 44 replies
    NBC Sports Baseball ^ | June 27, 2018 | Craig Calcaterra
    The Detroit Tigers have just issued a press release saying that they have fired pitching coach Chris Bosio, citing “insensitive comments that violated Club policy and his Uniform Employee Contract.” The comments are not specified, but I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about them later. Jason Beck reports that the comments were made to a team employee.
  • Tim Tebow suddenly looking like a pro baseball player

    06/28/2018 5:43:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies ^ | Zach Braziller
    The jokes have slowed considerably. The playful jabs have begun to subside. Tim Tebow is proving he belongs, and lately he’s doing more than that. He has been performing at a high level this month. Just ask opposing Double-A managers who raved about the strides the former Heisman Trophy winner has made this year with the Mets’ affiliate in Binghamton. They have cited his improved plate discipline, pitch recognition and opposite-field power. “He looks like a different guy than last year,” Double-A Hartford manager Warren Schaeffer told The Post in a phone interview. After quitting football following failed stints with...
  • Police: Body found inside walk-in beer cooler at SunTrust Park

    06/27/2018 4:48:05 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 21 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | June 26, 2018 | Jaclyn Schultz
    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Police in Cobb County are working to determine how a person died and their body ended up in a beer cooler. A co-worker made the grisly discovery hours before the first pitch at the Braves home game Tuesday afternoon at SunTrust Park. Cobb County Police said the worker was employed by a third-party contractor. The worker’s body was found in one of the vendor areas. Police said they responded to the stadium around 3:30 p.m. to investigate after receiving a 911. Investigators are working to determine the nature of the person's death. Detectives would not release...
  • Edwin Jackson is set to start for the A's, his MLB-record-tying 13th team

    06/26/2018 2:46:01 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 18 replies ^ | 6/25/18 | Chris Landers
    Back on June 6, the A's announced that they had signed Edwin Jackson to a Minor League contract. Not a particularly noteworthy move on its face, sure, but longtime readers of Cut4 realized that it put some MLB history within reach: Oakland marked Jackson's 13th organization over 15 big league seasons -- leaving the veteran righty just a phone call away from tying Octavio Dotel's all-time record. Just a few short weeks later, we're pleased to report that the day has finally come: The A's have called Jackson up, and he's now set to take the hill for Oakland's game...
  • Mike Trout

    06/19/2018 10:42:48 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies
    On 9 Jun Mike Trout went 0-5 against Minnesota and was batting .299. Eight days and eight games later he’s batting .335. This is unbelievable. If he keeps this hitting up we might see the first .400 hitter since Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941.
  • 23 Major League Baseball teams to host pro-homosexual ‘Pride’ nights

    06/18/2018 5:21:52 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 96 replies ^ | May 9, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    Twenty-three of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams are slated to host LGBT “pride nights” in 2018, leaving just two teams that have never officially celebrated homosexuality. Most of the events are slated to occur in June, reported, to coincide with LGBT Pride Month. Among the teams joining the trend are the Chicago Cubs, who are also doing a second event in August; Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, and Kansas City Royals. The Brewers, Baltimore Orioles, and Cincinnati Reds are among the teams officially joining the trend for the first time...
  • Woman Catches Foul Ball in Beer at Padres Game, Proceeds to Chug the Beer With the Ball In It

    06/06/2018 4:44:23 PM PDT · by Category Four · 56 replies
    CBS News ^ | 06/05/2018 | Caitlin O'Kane
    When the San Diego Padres played the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, the game was far from exciting to some people. Padres fans watched the Braves completely pummel the home team, winning 14-1. But if things were seeming predictable, that changed when a foul ball flew into the stands. The Braves' Ender Inciarte hit the foul high into the stands, where a woman named Gabby DiMarco sat, casually sipping her beer, CBS Sports reports. She was shocked when the ball flew her way, and she caught it right in her beer cup. But that amazing feat wasn't the end of it....
  • CC Sabathia won’t visit the White House if the Yankees win the World Series (Flashback)

    06/05/2018 11:50:57 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    Yahoo Sports/NBC Sports ^ | September 24, 2017 | Craig Calcaterra
    Over the past couple of days the subject of athlete activism, always present to some degree in American sports, but recently revived by Colin Kaepernick and a few other football players in the form of silent protests during the National Anthem, exploded into a headline dominating news story. Lighting the fuse: President Trump directly inserting himself into the controversy. He did so during a speech on Friday night and during a series of tweets Saturday and continuing into this morning in which he urged NFL owners to “fire” or suspend players who do not stand for the national anthem. He...
  • 11 Major League Baseball teams have rainbow hats for LGBT Pride games

    06/02/2018 5:53:49 AM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 76 replies
    SBNATION ^ | June 1, 2018 | Jim Buzinski
    Hats are the most popular giveaways for the teams. Rainbow-colored hats are the giveaway of choice for 11 Major League Baseball teams that have LGBT Pride games this season. The Blue Jays, Braves, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Orioles, Padres, Pirates, Rays, Reds,Marlins and Twins are all giving Pride hats to people who buy a ticket to their game. This is the first year the Reds are having a Pride night. The Brewers, Cardinals and Dodgers have shirts with a rainbow theme, the Athletics and Mariners have wearable Pride flags and the Giants have a backpack. The other seven teams with Pride nights...
  • Shane Bieber takes the mound for the Wahoos !

    05/31/2018 5:44:35 PM PDT · by ADemocratNoMore · 10 replies
    Major League Baseball | 5/31/2018 | Me
    The Cleveland Indians starting pitcher tonight is up from the Minors just for today's game. It's his 23rd birthday. His name is Shane. Shane Bieber !
  • Tim Tebow is having a great month at Double A and could be on the rise

    05/19/2018 4:48:47 PM PDT · by Conserv · 17 replies
    The Mets are plagued with injuries once again. Tebow’s next move might not be to the majors, but he could be headed to the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s. If the Mets promote Matt den Dekker to the majors, Tebow could fill the open spot on the 51s.
  • Robinson Cano Suspended For 80 Games

    05/15/2018 3:35:06 PM PDT · by TBP · 35 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | May 15, 2018 | Jeff Todd
    Mariners star Robinson Cano has received an eighty-game suspension for testing positive for substances banned by the MLB-MLBPA Joint Drug Agreement, as first reported by Hector Gomez of Deportivo Z 101 (via Twitter) and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (Twitter link). Since the ban begins immediately, Cano will be eligible to return in the middle of August. Cano was suspended for a diuretic known as furosemide that is prohibited by the JDA among other diuretics and masking agents, as Jon Heyman of Fan Rag tweeted and the league has since announced. Cano has issued a statement through the MLBPA (Twitter...
  • All-Girl Cub Scout Den To Lead Flag Ceremony At Nats Game Saturday

    04/30/2018 3:16:56 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 169 replies
    WMAL ^ | April 26, 2018 | Heather Curtis
    WASHINGTON (WMAL) – Boy Scout history will be made this weekend at Nationals Park. Saturday for the first time ever an all-girl Cub Scout den will lead the flag ceremony at the start of a Major League Baseball game. Since Saturday will be a first in the history of baseball, all media coverage will go to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The Nationals take on the Diamondbacks Saturday at 4:05 p.m.
  • When Rick Monday Saved The American Flag From Being Burned At Dodger Stadium

    04/25/2018 9:30:28 AM PDT · by DFG · 24 replies
    Vice Sports ^ | 04/25/2016 | David Davis
    Forty years ago, a man and a child tried to burn a flag on the field at Dodger Stadium, and were thwarted by an ex-Marine outfielder. It's not as simple as it looks. On April 25, 1976, on a hazy Sunday afternoon, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs were playing the final game of a meaningless early-season series at Dodger Stadium when, quite suddenly, one person and then another ran onto the field. It was the bottom of the fourth inning, and Ted Sizemore was at bat. Cubs centerfielder Rick Monday had experience dealing with streakers, drunks, and other...