Bloglikes - Baseball https://www.bloglikes.com/c/baseball en-US Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:52:40 +0000 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000 FeedWriter High school renamed to honor Hank Aaron instead of racist https://boingboing.net/2021/04/15/atlanta-school-renames-school-after-baseball-hall-of-famer.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=atlanta-school-renames-school-after-baseball-hall-of-famer

On Monday, the Atlanta Board of Education voted unanimously to change the name of a local high school currently bearing the name of Confederate general and KKK leader Nathan Forrest. The school, previously known as Forrest Hill Academy, will be known as the Hank Aaron New Beginnings Academy by the time the new school year starts in August this year. — Read the rest

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Lowrie, A’s Rally From 5-run Deficit, Beat Diamondbacks 7-5 https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/04/13/lowrie-as-rally-from-5-run-deficit-beat-diamondbacks-7-5/ PHOENIX (AP) – The Oakland Athletics were stagnant, the strikeouts piling up, the hits scattered.

Once the seventh inning rolled around, they snapped out of it it, turning what appeared to be heading toward a disappointing loss into a fourth straight win.

Jed Lowrie hit a tying, three-run homer in the seventh, Seth Brown had a solo shot in the next frame and the A’s rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5 on Tuesday.

“This is a dangerous team,” said Brown, who hit his first big league homer on Saturday.

The Diamondbacks appeared to be cruising to their third win in four games.

Carson Kelly hit a three-run homer in the second inning and Arizona scored two more in the third. Zac Gallen struck out eight in his season debut and gave up one run in four innings, on Stephen Piscotty’s solo homer.

Arizona’s bullpen was sharp before unraveling in the seventh inning.

Mark Canha made it 5-2 win an RBI single and Lowrie, who had three RBIs in Monday’s 9-5 win, followed with a three-run homer off Kevin Ginkel.

Brown led off the eighth with his homer off Anthony Swarzak (0-1) and Matt Chapman’s run-scoring triple off the wall in the ninth made it 7-5.

Yusmeiro Petit (3-0) got the final out in the seventh inning and Lou Trivino worked around a walk in the ninth for his first save since 2018.

Oakland has won five of six since starting the season 0-6.

“We had a couple hiccups late in the game out of the bullpen. That happens,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. “We’ve just got to grind through it, digest it, learn from it and keep moving on.”

Gallen was Arizona’s best pitcher last season, finishing with a 2.75 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 72 innings. The right-hander opened the 2021 season on the injured list after suffering a hairline right forearm fracture during batting practice in spring training.

Arizona optioned right-hander Matt Peacock to the alternate training site to make room for Gallen on the roster and Riley Smith was moved to the bullpen to clear a spot in the rotation.

Gallen escaped a first-and-third jam with one out in the first inning and worked through more traffic until Piscotty hit his first pitch of the fourth out to left. He allowed a run on three hits in four innings.

“Some of the stuff wasn’t as sharp as I wanted to be, the curveball, but I think that will come in time,” Gallen said. “That’s probably the most rusty since I haven’t thrown it in two weeks.”

LUZARDO’S DAY

Oakland starter Jesús Luzardo had a tough day on the mound and at the plate.

The right-hander allowed five runs on six hit in 2 2/3 innings and needed a bit refresher from manager Bob Melvin before hitting for the first time since he was 18.

“BoMel was just telling me what to do,” Luzardo said. “If the guy got on, I was going to have to bunt. Basically that was it — where to stand, I was asking him where to stand, where the on-deck circle was.”

Luzardo didn’t have to bunt and actually put the ball into play, hitting into a fielder’s choice in the second inning.

BEARDLESS ROMO

Oakland fans must have done a double take when Sergio Romo took the mound in the eighth inning.

The right-hander reliever known for his bushy beard was clean shaven for Tuesday’s game and the change seemed to have done him some good.

Romo worked a perfect inning, bridging the gap for Trivino to finish off the game.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Athletics: DH/1B Mitch Moreland (hamstring) missed his fourth consecutive game. … 1B Matt Olson was out of the lineup after being hit on the left thumb by a pitch in the seventh inning Monday night.

Diamondbacks: Lovullo said he will use a rotation of Asdrúbal Cabrera, Wyatt Mathisen and Pavin Smith at first base with Christian Walker (oblique) on the injured list. Mathisen started Tuesday’s game and went 0 for 3.

UP NEXT

Oakland: LHP Sean Manaea (0-1, 5.06 ERA) has an eight-game winning streak against AL Central teams leading into Thursday’s game against Detroit.

Arizona: RHP Merrill Kelly (0-2, 8.10) has allowed nine earned runs in 10 innings heading into his first career start against Washington on Thursday.

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Joey Votto, Jesse Winker Hit Homers As Reds Beat Giants 3-0 https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/04/12/reds-beat-giants-votto-winker/ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joey Votto splashed a home run into McCovey Cove beyond the right-field arcade, Jesse Winker hit a two-run homer, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 on Monday night.

Winker’s first home run of the year marked the first hit off Aaron Sanchez in the third and provided left-hander Wade Miley (2-0) with some early support.

Cincinnati bounced back after losing two straight — outscored 15-3 — at Arizona following a six-game winning streak.

Miley allowed two hits in five innings. Tejay Antone then struck out five over 3 2/3 hitless innings before Lucas Sims recorded the final out for his first career save in Cincinnati’s first shutout of the season. The Giants were shut out for the second time.

The Reds snapped San Francisco’s four-game winning streak and maintained a one-game lead in the NL Central over Milwaukee.

Sanchez (0-1) allowed two runs and three hits in five innings in his home debut, facing the Reds for the first time in his career. Sanchez showed his delight with a great lunging stop by shortstop Brandon Crawford on a sharp grounder by Winker for the first out of the game.

San Francisco starters have gone at least five innings and allowed three runs or fewer in all 10 games this season. It’s the Giants’ third-longest such streak to begin a season in the modern era.

QUIET CROWD

While the Giants have said they can accommodate approximately 8,900 fans at 22% of ballpark capacity, attendance was 3,662 on a cold spring evening. Giants third baseman Evan Longoria threw a ball into the bleachers before the top of the ninth.

STRONG CONNECTION

Reds manager David Bell spent one special season with San Francisco, in 2002 when the Giants lost to the wild-card Angels in seven games in the World Series.

“I’ve never shied away from saying how much this team and organization and city has been a big part in my life,” Bell said before the game. “I only played one year here but it felt like I played a lifetime here. I think it was because of the team we had, the city, the fans. It was just a good year.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Reds: INF Eugenio Suárez was hit on a hand by a pitch from Sanchez during the fourth inning but stayed in the game.

Giants: RF Mike Yastrzemski had a planned rest day, and manager Gabe Kapler said he will work to get the regulars days off after this initial homestand. “I think you’re going to see him regularly in the lineup going forward,” Kapler said. Yastrzemski entered as a pinch hitter in the eighth.

UP NEXT

Cincinnati ace Luis Castillo (1-1, 6.97 ERA) pitches the middle game of the series opposite Giants opening-day starter and former Reds right-hander Kevin Gausman (0-0, 1.32 ERA). Cincinnati will see another one of its former pitchers when Johnny Cueto takes the mound for the Giants in the series finale Wednesday afternoon.

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Tue, 13 Apr 2021 00:54:53 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Sports San Francisco Ap Arizona Mlb San Francisco Giants Baseball Giants Reds Cincinnati Reds Bell Cincinnati Sánchez Miley Johnny Cueto David Bell Aarón Sánchez Brandon Crawford Joey Votto Evan Longoria Wade Miley NL Central Kevin Gausman Eugenio Suarez Luis Castillo McCovey Cove Kapler Winker Jesse Winker Lucas Sims Gabe Kapler Mike Yastrzemski Yastrzemski Joey Votto Jesse Winker Hit Homers As Reds Beat Giants Tejay Antone Milwaukee Sanchez
Giants Pitchers Scatter 8 Hits, Beat Rockies For Sweep https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/04/11/giants-pitchers-scatter-8-hits-beat-rockies-for-sweep/ SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani and three relievers combined to scatter eight hits and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 4-0 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

DeSclafani (1-0) struck out eight and gave up six hits in six innings. The right-hander pitched with runners on base nearly every inning but repeatedly worked his way out of trouble and lowered his ERA to 0.82.

“I felt good with everything, for the most part,” DeSclafani said. “I was trying to mix it up as much as I can. It was a lot of fun. Just trying to stick to my game plan, knowing they were aggressive early in counts.”

Brandon Belt homered for the first time this season and Alex Dickerson also connected for the Giants. Evan Longoria had two hits and two RBIs.

Trevor Story and Raimel Tapia had two hits apiece for Colorado.

The sweep was the Giants’ first of the Rockies since 2017. San Francisco has won four straight overall.

DeSclafani struck out Sam Hilliard and Dom Nunez to strand a runner at third to end the fourth, then fanned Josh Fuentes and Hilliard with runners at second and third in the sixth.

“It looked like he was reaching back to kind of empty the tank,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “He was really dominant throughout periods. Just encouraging from start to finish.”

San Francisco starters have gone at least five innings and allowed three runs or fewer in all nine games this season. It’s the Giants’ third-longest such streak to begin a season in the modern era.

“They’ve been outstanding,” Belt said. “We know from back in the day when we were winning championships that pitching and defense wins you a lot of baseball games.”

Reliever Tyler Rogers pitched out of a jam in the seventh after walking Trevor Story with two outs to load the bases. Rogers then got cleanup hitter Charlie Blackmon to hit a comebacker.

Colorado scored four runs total in the three losses to San Francisco.

“That’s been sort of the case in this series,” manager Bud Black said. “All the games were tight low scoring and we just couldn’t get the big hit to break through and get some momentum.”

Jose Alvarez retired two batters and Rogers set down four. Wandy Peralta walked two with two outs in the ninth before Story grounded out to complete the Giants’ first shutout this season.

Belt homered off Colorado starter Germán Márquez in the sixth. Belt also walked, stole second and scored on Longoria’s two-out hit in the first.

Dickerson’s home run also came in the first and cleared the fence in Triples Alley.

Márquez (0-1) allowed three runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings. The Rockies ace struck out seven and walked three.

GIANTS, YANKEES DEAL

Before the game San Francisco acquired INF Thairo Estrada from the New York Yankees for cash. Estrada was optioned to the Giants’ alternate training site.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rockies: IF/OF Chris Owings underwent X-rays on his left thumb that were negative. Owings, who was placed on the injured list on Saturday, will have an additional MRI test when the team returns to Denver on April 15. … Black is pleased by the status of LHP Kyle Freeland (strained shoulder), who has progressed to playing catch after being out since spring training. “He’s great for our club, just his presence around,” Black said. “We’re all encouraged by the progress that he’s made over the last couple of weeks. Now to the point where he’s got a ball in his hand and he’s playing catch. It’s good to have him here.”

Giants: Buster Posey was given the day off to rest. … RHP Reyes Moronta (right flexor strain) was placed on the 10-day Injured List. … OF Jaylin Davis was recalled and placed on the 60-day IL with left knee patella tendinitis. … OF LaMonte Wade was recalled from the alternate training site.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Antonio Senzatela (1-1, 5.56 ERA) faces the Dodgers for the second time this season in the opener of a three-game series in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Senzatela was tagged for seven runs and nine hits in 3 1/3 innings by the Dodgers on April 2.

Giants: RHP Aaron Sanchez (0-0, 1.80) pitches against Cincinnati on Monday. Sanchez has never faced the Reds in his career.

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Giants’ Home Opener Welcomes Return Of Fans, Brings Life Back Into Oracle Park https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/04/09/giants-home-opener-welcomes-return-of-fans-brings-life-back-into-oracle-park/ SAN FRANCISCO (CBS13) – The home opener for the San Francisco Giants on Friday had fans back in the stands at Oracle Park for the first time in over a year.

It was a big deal for Jen Smith, a Giants fan who traveled all the way from Turlock to see the team take on the Colorado Rockies. San Francisco won the game 3-1.

The final out! And the Giants defeat the Rockies on opening day 3-1 @CBSSacramento pic.twitter.com/zUxmg4phRx

— Renee Santos (@RSantosTV) April 9, 2021

“August 2019 was my last game, so really, really excited to be back,” she said.

Jen not only reunited with baseball on Friday but also her best friend from college.

“The last time we went to a game was the last time we got to see each other before COVID,” said Gina Marie Jones.

It wouldn’t be a true Giants welcome home without a flyover, a little bit of sparkle and fans like Monique Guerrero.

“Oh my God, this is like such a relief, I feel so free, I’m so happy,” Guerrero said.

She was ready to show off her game-day swag.

“I actually got new shorts this year and I thought I got to get something really outrageous and wear something outrageous because that’s how I feel,” she said.

Fans are required to show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours.

The park is only allowed to operate at 22% capacity. Fans were split up into zones inside the ballpark. Food is ordered from your seats through your cellphone.

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Fri, 09 Apr 2021 20:12:07 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Sports Local Seen On Syndicated Local San Francisco Turlock Mlb San Francisco Giants Baseball Giants Rockies Jen Guerrero Jen Smith Oracle Park Renee Santos Colorado Rockies San Francisco Gina Marie Jones Monique Guerrero
Astros Remain Hot In Home Opener With 6-2 Win Over Athletics https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/04/08/astros-remain-hot-in-home-opener-with-6-2-win-over-athletics/ HOUSTON (AP/CBS13) — Carlos Correa, Yordan Alvarez and Jose Altuve homered as the Houston Astros kept up their hot start by treating the home crowd to a 6-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night in the first game with fans at Minute Maid Park since 2019.

Houston is 6-1 this season, tied for the best seven-game start in franchise history. Just eight games into the season, Houston has won five straight when playing the A’s. The Astros have outscored Oakland 41-11 this season.

They received a warm welcome from a boisterous crowd of 21,765 in the first game in Houston with fans since Game 7 of the 2019 World Series, which they lost to the Washington Nationals. Capacity was limited to 50% because of coronavirus restrictions.

It was a welcome respite from the reception they received on a six-game trip to start the season. The road crowds inundated the team with incessant boos and chants of “cheaters” in the first chance to berate the Astros since their sign-stealing scheme was revealed in January 2020.

Cristian Javier (1-0) scattered three hits with seven strikeouts over five scoreless innings for the win.

The Athletics fell to 1-7 a day after getting their first win in 10 innings against the Dodgers. Cole Irvin (0-2) yielded four runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings for the loss.

The Astros have shown impressive power to start the season. They’ve homered in each game and lead the American League with 15.

Correa got things going for the Astros with his solo shot, which barely cleared the short wall in right field, to make it 1-0 with no outs in the second inning.

Alvarez doubled with one out in the fourth before Correa came through again, sending a grounder down the left field line for a double to make it 2-0.

Alvarez’s homer came with one out in the sixth to extend the lead to 3-0. He sent the off-speed pitch from Irvin into the second deck in right field for his second home run this season in his return after missing all but two games last season following surgery on both knees. A two-run single by Myles Straw later in the inning left Houston up 5-0.

Altuve homered off the wall in left-center to pad the lead in the seventh.

Oakland got an RBI double by Stephen Piscotty and a run-scoring single by Jed Lowrie in the ninth.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Athletics: Placed LHP A.J. Puk on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Wednesday, with a strained left biceps and selected the contract of RHP Deolis Guerra from their alternate site. To make room for Guerra on the 40-man roster, they transferred RHP Trevor Rosenthal to the 60-day IL. Rosenthal, diagnosed with severe neurovascular compression, had surgery on Thursday in Dallas which involved the removal of a first rib, a pec minor release and a scalene release.

UP NEXT

Houston right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. (1-0, 1.80 ERA) will oppose Oakland left-hander Sean Manaea (0-1, 9.64) when the series continues Friday night.

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Thu, 08 Apr 2021 23:57:13 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Sports Ap Mlb Dallas Oakland Athletics Baseball Athletics Houston Oakland Houston Astros Irvin Alvarez Astros Correa Lance McCullers Jr Rosenthal Guerra Stephen Piscotty Minute Maid Park Jed Lowrie Jose Altuve Sean Manaea Trevor Rosenthal Myles Straw Cristian Javier Carlos Correa Yordan Alvarez Washington Nationals Capacity Dodgers Cole Irvin RHP Deolis Guerra
River Cats Looking To Fill Over 100 Positions https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/04/08/river-cats-jobs-employment-west-sacramento/ WEST SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The River Cats and Sutter Health Field are looking to hire over 100 people for the 2021 baseball season.

According to a statement today from the team, seasonal and event staff positions are open, which include suite runners, EMTs, security, line cooks, prep cooks, and concessions attendants/runners.

The organization says 400 people have returned to work at the park, but there are still positions left to fill.

Anyone interested in applying for a position can do so at rivercats.com/employment. Those with questions and inquiries are asked to call (916) 376-4722.

All applicants must be at least 16 years old (with a valid work permit). For positions that serve alcohol, applicants must be at least 21.

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After closures and delays, fans are excited to see their favorite sports resume a (somewhat) regular schedule. Opening day for baseball was April 1, and the PGA Masters returns for its 85th tournament tomorrow, April 8. The tournament takes place at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia with 72 holes over 7,475 yards

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Wed, 07 Apr 2021 14:30:00 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Sports Georgia Golf Pga Tour Dustin Johnson Baseball Lifehacks The Masters Robert Augusta Georgia Turner Sports Michael Thompson Augusta National Golf Club Hudson Swafford FuboTV Masters Tournament The 2021 Masters Tournament Usa Network Sports The Pga Tour Wide World Of Sports The Masters Tournament
Astros Batter A’s 9-2 To Complete Four-Game Sweep https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/04/04/astros-batter-as-9-2-to-complete-four-game-sweep/ OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jason Castro homered in his first start back with Houston, and the Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 9-2 on Sunday for a four-game sweep.

Dusty Baker tied Bill McKechnie for 14th among managers with 1,896 wins.

Kyle Tucker and Chas McCormick also homered for the Astros, off to their best start since 2001. Yuli Gurriel had three hits and two RBIs.

Houston outscored the A’s 35-9 in the series with 47 hits, including eight home runs. The Astros became the fourth team in major league history to score eight or more runs in each of its first four games.

“We just had tons of momentum coming in from last year,” McCormick said. “The guys are really hungry. We just crushed them from the first pitch to the last pitch of the whole series. It was cool to watch, cool to be a part of.”

Sweeping the division rival A’s was especially pleasing to the Astros, who were taunted at the Coliseum throughout the series. Houston faces the fallout from the sign-stealing scandal in which Major League Baseball penalized the team ahead of the 2020 season, which was played in empty ballparks due to the pandemic.

Oakland won seven of the 10 games with Houston in 2020 on the way to its first AL West title since 2013.

“You can’t do much better than the start that we had,” Baker said. “You take a quick, fast start anytime. You have to enjoy it while it’s here, try to build off it and keep going from there. We’re leaving out of here mainly feeling good about ourselves with our bullpen strong.”

Mark Canha doubled, tripled and scored twice for the A’s, who are 0-4 for their first time since losing five straight at the start of 1987.

“Look, we don’t feel good about it,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “A little bit embarrassing. We played really poorly and they played great. We have to turn things around. It’s not just going to happen.”

Castro was back in the Astros lineup for the first time since leaving Houston as a free agent following the 2016 season. Third on the franchise’s list for games caught entering the year, the 33-year-old Castro is slated for a backup role this season and is likely to share time with Martín Maldonado.

Castro’s home run off Sean Manaea (0-1) in the second came after Myles Straw drew a two-out walk.

Tucker homered off Manaea in the first.

McCormick added a three-run drive off Yusmeiro Petit in the sixth, his first in the majors.

“It was unreal,” McCormick said. “It was an 0-2 count. Rounding the bases I couldn’t stop smiling.”

Brandon Bielak (1-0) pitched 4 2/3 hitless innings of relief with four strikeouts and no walks.

Astros starter José Urquidy struck out five in 4 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and four hit.

Manaea (0-1) gave up five runs, six hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings.

Oakland was held to four hits.

ROOKIE MAKES MOUND DEBUT

Oakland rookie Ka’ai Tom pitched a scoreless ninth inning — after starting the game in left field. Tom retired Jose Altuve and Tucker on infield pop-ups before Alex Bregman reached on an infield single. Yordan Alvarez then grounded out. “It was because our bullpen was beat up over the course of these four games,” Melvin said. “I just didn’t want to have to use another pitcher.”

TRAINERS ROOM

Astros: OF Michael Brantley showed improvement a day after getting hit in the right wrist by a 90 mph fastball, and Baker is cautiously optimistic. “When he’s coming back just depends on his body and how he heals,” Baker said. “We dodged a major bullet by him having no fractures or a broken wrist or anything like that.”

Athletics: RF Chad Pinder is scheduled for an MRI on his left knee Monday after he was taken out not long after making a leaping catch and crashing hard into the fence on Altuve’s deep fly leading off the game. Pinder also made a pair of spectacular catches on opening night. … Sean Murphy (wrist bruise) felt discomfort hitting in the cage before the game and remains out. … Ramon Laureano (sore wrist) is feeling better but was held out.

UP NEXT

Astros: RHP Luis Garcia (0-1, 2.92 ERA in 2020) makes his second career start in the first of a two-game series at Anaheim on Monday.

Athletics: Frankie Montas (3-5, 5.60 ERA in 2020) makes his season debut at home against the Dodgers on Monday. Montas hasn’t pitched since coming out of his final spring training start because of a cuticle tear on his right middle finger.

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A’s Remain Winless As Yordan Álvarez Hits 3-Run Homer In Astros 9-1 Win https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/04/03/as-remain-winless-as-yordan-alvarez-hits-3-run-homer-in-astros-9-1-win/ OAKLAND, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — It’s been a rough start to the season for the Oakland A’s.

Yordan Álvarez hit a three-run homer and Houston kept thriving through all the boos, slugging its way to a third straight win in a 9-1 victory over the Athletics on Saturday.

Houston has outscored Oakland 26-7 in three games against the defending AL West champion A’s, who were eliminated by the Astros in a four-game AL Divsion Series last fall.

Lance McCullers Jr. (1-0) did his part, too. The Houston right-hander struck out seven and walked three in five innings, allowing two hits and one run.

Kyle Tucker hit an RBI single in the first to stake Houston to a quick lead. The A’s evened it on Mitch Moreland’s sharp single up the middle in the bottom half.

José Altuve hit a go-ahead single in the top of the second to help back McCullers.

McCullers’ pitch count rose fast and he threw 95 pitches after going to 3-0 counts with three of his first four batters faced. Brooks Raley earned a five-out save.

The A’s missed a big chance when Chad Pinder flied out to the warning track with the bases loaded to end the eighth.

Lefty Cole Irvin (0-1) allowed four runs on seven hits in 4 1/3 inning in his A’s debut after pitching the past two seasons for the Phillies.

New A’s shortstop Elvis Andrus came up pumping his right fist in delight after making a nifty diving stop of Martin Maldonado’s sharp grounder in the fourth inning.

SUPPORTIVE SKIPPER

Dusty Baker hit up a nearby favorite Mexican restaurant in East Oakland a day after burritos were delivered to the clubhouse. This time, the thoughtful Astros manager secured some traditional Mexican stew called pozole for Sunday starter José Urquidy, a native of Mazatlan, Mexico.

“So he’ll be strong tomorrow,” Baker said.

CLEVER INTROS

The A’s played Carrie Underwood’s song “Before He Cheats” during the Astros pregame introductions — a play on Houston’s sign-stealing scandal brought to light by Oakland right-hander Mike Fiers in November 2019. This is the Astros’ first visit to the Coliseum with fans in attendance since then.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Astros: LF Michael Brantley was hit by a pitch in the top of the first and left the game shortly after. … 3B Alex Bregman had a planned day off after hitting home runs in each of his first two games with five RBIs.

Athletics: CF Ramón Laureano was out of the lineup a day after suffering a jammed left wrist diving into first. X-rays showed no structural problems. “He’s OK. Typically it’s a little bit sore the next day,” manager Bob Melvin said. “He tends to heal pretty quickly but I’d guess he’ll be down for a couple of days.” … C Sean Murphy, a late scratch Friday because of a bruised right hand, felt better but Melvin won’t push him back too soon at this early stage, saying, “We want these things to completely heal before these guys come back.” … RHP Mike Fiers, on the 10-day injured list retroactive to last Monday with a lower back strain, is slated to pitch three innings Monday for the club’s Stockton alternate site group against the Giants’ Sacramento affiliate.

UP NEXT

Urquidy makes his 13th career start and 15th appearance overall when he pitches the series finale. The A’s will counter with lefty Sean Manaea, who went 4-3 with a 4.50 ERA in 11 starts last year.

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Atlanta Mayor says the MLB moving All-Star Game from Georgia 'is likely the first of many dominoes to fall' in pushback against new voting law http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/typepad/alleyinsider/silicon_alley_insider/~3/BL6KtcaACe8/atlanta-mayor-bottoms-mlb-all-star-game-georgia-voting-law-2021-4 Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.

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  • Mayor Bottoms said that the MLB's decision to pull the All-Star Game from Atlanta would hit the area hard.
  • "Just as elections have consequences, so do the actions of those who are elected," she wrote.
  • GOP Gov. Brian Kemp has lashed out at critics of the controversial new voting bill.
  • See more stories on Insider's business page.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Friday said that Major League Baseball's decision to move the All-Star Game out of Georgia over its controversial new voting law is "likely" the start of more actions taken against the state.

While speaking out against the law on Twitter, Bottoms emphasized the economic harm that such a backlash will cause throughout Georgia.

"Just as elections have consequences, so do the actions of those who are elected," she wrote. "Unfortunately, the removal of the MLB All Star game from GA is likely the 1st of many dominoes to fall, until the unnecessary barriers put in place to restrict access to the ballot box are removed."

She added: "Boycotts in GA will hit the metro Atlanta hardest and have a ripple effect across the state. Small businesses, corporations that support our communities, and everyday working people will suffer. It is not too late to right this sinking ship.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed on Friday that the decision to move the All-Star Game and MLB Draft was "the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport."

"Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box," he said in a statement. "Fair access to voting continues to have our game's unwavering support."

Since the law's passage on March 25, major corporations, including Delta Airlines and Coca-Cola under pressure from politicians and activists, have more forcefully come out against its restrictive measures.

The conservative-backed law tightens election rules in the state by limiting drop boxes, strengthening voter identification requirements, blocking the usage of mobile voting vans, and even banning water and food from being distributed to voters waiting in line, among other measures.

GOP Gov. Brian Kemp, who signed the bill into law, flatly rejects claims that it reinforces voter suppression and said that the law makes it "easy to vote and hard to cheat."

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On Friday, the governor lashed out at MLB's decision on Fox News, accusing the organization of adhering to "cancel culture."

Kemp continued to express his displeasure with the situation on Twitter, lashing out at prominent Democrats.

"This attack on our state is the direct result of repeated lies from [President] Joe Biden and [former Georgia state House Minority Leader] Stacey Abrams about a bill that expands access to the ballot box and ensures the integrity of our elections," he wrote. "I will not back down. Georgians will not be bullied. We will continue to stand up for secure, accessible, fair elections."

Abrams, who was narrowly defeated by Kemp in the state's 2018 gubernatorial race and could potentially run against the incumbent governor in 2022, said on Friday that she was "disappointed" by the move but was "proud" of the MLB's support of voting rights.

"Like many Georgians, I am disappointed that the MLB is relocating the All-Star game; however, I commend the players, owners and League commissioner for speaking out," she said in a statement. "As I have stated, I respect boycotts, although I don't want to see Georgia families hurt by lost events and jobs. Georgians targeted by voter suppression will be hurt as opportunities go to other states. We should not abandon the victims of GOP malice and lies - we must stand together."

Former President Barack Obama on Saturday praised the decision, making a nod to the late baseball icon Hank Aaron, who faced racial threats throughout his professional baseball career.

"Congratulations to MLB for taking a stand on behalf of voting rights for all citizens," he wrote. "There's no better way for America's pastime to honor the great Hank Aaron, who always led by example."

As of Saturday, MLB has not revealed the new host city for the 2021 All-Star Game.

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[Author: insider@insider.com (John L. Dorman)]

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Trump and Carlson lead backlash as MLB pulls All-Star Game from Georgia https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/03/donald-trump-tucker-carlson-mlb-all-star-game-georgia-voting-rights-law Former president says ‘boycott baseball’ after commissioner cites voting rights restrictions

Donald Trump and Tucker Carlson led rightwing backlash on Friday after Major League Baseball said it would not play its All-Star game in Georgia because of a new law that restricts voting rights in the state.

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Trump is calling for a MLB boycott after the league said it would move its All-Star game out of Georgia. Conservative lawmakers discussed removing the league's antitrust exemption. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/typepad/alleyinsider/silicon_alley_insider/~3/8yjTAnK6b7E/trump-calls-for-mlb-boycott-moves-all-star-game-atlanta-2021-4 Former President Donald Trump and former first lady Melania Trump.

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  • Former President Donald Trump on Friday called for a boycott of Major League Baseball.
  • MLB officials said the league would no longer host its All-Star Game in Atlanta.
  • The move came in the wake of a restrictive voting law enacted in Georgia last week.
  • See more stories on Insider's business page.

Former President Donald Trump on Friday called for a boycott of Major League Baseball, following the league's decision to move its All-Star game out of Georgia.

The league said on Friday that it would no longer host its 2021 All-Star Game in Atlanta after Georgia passed a restrictive voting law.

In a statement, Trump said: "Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans, and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do not want voter I.D., which is desperately needed, to have anything to do with our elections."

He added: "Boycott baseball and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections. Are you listening Coke, Delta, and all!"

Coca-Cola and Delta, which both have operations in Georgia, had spoken out against the state's law.

Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey said the company was "disappointed." Delta CEO Ed Bastian said the Georgia law was "unacceptable and does not match Delta's Values."

In asking fans to boycott baseball, Trump joined other conservative lawmakers and commentators calling for punitive measures against the league.

Sun Trust Park Major League Baseball Atlanta Georgia Sun Trust Park in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Rep. Jeff Duncan on Friday said he'd instructed his staff to draft legislation to remove a federal antitrust exemption for the league. He said MLB officials had sought to "undermine election integrity laws."

"Why does @MLB still have antitrust immunity?" Senator Mike Lee said on Twitter. "It's time for the federal government to stop granting special privileges to specific, favored corporations - especially those that punish their political opponents."

Senator Ted Cruz shared Lee's statement, adding: "EXACTLY right."

President Joe Biden earlier in the week had voiced support for moving the game, which was scheduled for July 13. Biden called the new voting law "Jim Crow on steroids."

"Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box," said Rob Manfred, MLB commissioner, in a statement.

The Atlanta Braves in a statement said it was "deeply disappointed" by the league's decision to relocate.

"Unfortunately, businesses, employees, and fans in Georgia are the victims of this decision," the team's statement said.

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[Author: kshalvey@businessinsider.com (Kevin Shalvey)]

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Sat, 03 Apr 2021 05:07:06 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Politics News Washington Post Trends Atlanta Georgia Joe Biden Ted Cruz Delta Mlb Baseball Biden Donald Trump Coca Cola Major League Baseball Mike Lee Jim Crow Atlanta Braves Trump Lee Atlanta Georgia All Star Rob Manfred Major League Baseball MLB Jeff Duncan Ed Bastian All-star Game Coke Delta James Quincey Getty Images Former Sun Trust Park Kevin Shalvey Weekend BI UK Melania Trump Bill O Leary Georgia Conservative
Donald Trump is calling for an MLB boycott after the league said it would move its All-Star game out of Georgia. Conservative lawmakers discussed removing the league's antitrust exemption. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/typepad/alleyinsider/silicon_alley_insider/~3/8yjTAnK6b7E/trump-calls-for-mlb-boycott-moves-all-star-game-atlanta-2021-4 Former President Donald Trump and former first lady Melania Trump.

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  • Former President Donald Trump on Friday called for a boycott of Major League Baseball.
  • MLB officials said the league would no longer host its All-Star Game in Atlanta.
  • The move came in the wake of a restrictive voting law enacted in Georgia last week.
  • See more stories on Insider's business page.

Former President Donald Trump on Friday called for a boycott of Major League Baseball, following the league's decision to move its All-Star game out of Georgia.

The league said on Friday that it would no longer host its 2021 All-Star Game in Atlanta after Georgia passed a restrictive voting law.

In a statement, Trump said: "Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans, and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do not want voter I.D., which is desperately needed, to have anything to do with our elections."

He added: "Boycott baseball and all of the woke companies that are interfering with Free and Fair Elections. Are you listening Coke, Delta, and all!"

Coca-Cola and Delta, which both have operations in Georgia, had spoken out against the state's law.

Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey said the company was "disappointed." Delta CEO Ed Bastian said the Georgia law was "unacceptable and does not match Delta's Values."

In asking fans to boycott baseball, Trump joined other conservative lawmakers and commentators calling for punitive measures against the league.

Sun Trust Park Major League Baseball Atlanta Georgia Sun Trust Park in Atlanta, Georgia.

John Amis/AP Photo

Rep. Jeff Duncan on Friday said he'd instructed his staff to draft legislation to remove a federal antitrust exemption for the league. He said MLB officials had sought to "undermine election integrity laws."

"Why does @MLB still have antitrust immunity?" Senator Mike Lee said on Twitter. "It's time for the federal government to stop granting special privileges to specific, favored corporations - especially those that punish their political opponents."

Senator Ted Cruz shared Lee's statement, adding: "EXACTLY right."

President Joe Biden earlier in the week had voiced support for moving the game, which was scheduled for July 13. Biden called the new voting law "Jim Crow on steroids."

"Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box," said Rob Manfred, MLB commissioner, in a statement.

The Atlanta Braves in a statement said it was "deeply disappointed" by the league's decision to relocate.

"Unfortunately, businesses, employees, and fans in Georgia are the victims of this decision," the team's statement said.

Read the original article on Business Insider

[Author: kshalvey@businessinsider.com (Kevin Shalvey)]

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Sat, 03 Apr 2021 05:07:06 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Politics News Washington Post Trends Atlanta Georgia Joe Biden Ted Cruz Delta Mlb Baseball Biden Donald Trump Coca Cola Major League Baseball Mike Lee Jim Crow Atlanta Braves Trump Lee Atlanta Georgia All Star Rob Manfred Major League Baseball MLB Jeff Duncan Ed Bastian All-star Game Coke Delta James Quincey Getty Images Former Sun Trust Park Kevin Shalvey Weekend BI UK Melania Trump Bill O Leary Georgia Conservative
Astros Beat A’s Again As Bregman Homers For 2nd Straight Day https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/04/02/astros-beat-as-again-as-bregman-homers-for-2nd-straight-day/ OAKLAND, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Alex Bregman hit a three-run homer for his second longball in two games, and the Houston Astros again slugged past the Oakland Athletics 9-5 on Friday night.

Yuli Gurriel also connected and Michael Brantley added a run-scoring double as Houston jumped out to a big lead again — a night after the Astros won the opener 8-1 behind Zack Greinke’s six shutout innings.

Kyle Tucker hit a sacrifice fly in the seventh as Houston added an insurance run — and it was an important one, as Chad Pinder connected for a two-run homer in the bottom half.

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At the Coliseum#RiseAndGrind pic.twitter.com/OmJmrOcNy2

— Oakland A's (@Athletics) April 3, 2021

Houston’s José Altuve reached base in all five of his plate appearances, with three hits and two walks.

“Well Altuve’s obviously hot. The guy behind him is even hotter,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said of Brantley, who had three hits for the second straight game.

The Astros have scored 17 runs in their first two games.

“I feel really good. The only thing I’m trying to do right now is get on base,” Altuve said. “Obviously I have great hitters behind me … I feel I need to get on base and let them do the rest.”

Left-hander Jesús Luzardo (0-1) struck out eight with one walk over five innings, surrendering the two homers among his eight hits and five runs.

Astros righty Cristian Javier, a five-game winner last year in his first big league season, didn’t allow a hit until Mark Cahna’s infield single before Ramón Laureano followed with an RBI triple to put Oakland on the board.

Laureano later suffered a jammed left wrist diving into first. X-rays showed no structural problems. Catcher Sean Murphy was a late scratch because of a bruised right hand.

Bryan Abreu (1-0) pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief for the win.

Not a bad first couple of games for Houston.

“These young guys are stepping up. This is what you want to see,” manager Dusty Baker said.

Mitch Moreland added a sacrifice fly for his first RBI since joining the A’s on a $2.25 million, one-year contract.

MELVIN FUTURE

Melvin has a contract option for 2022 and, no surprise, insists he wants to stay put.

“I have no desire to go anywhere else,” Melvin said. “I’m perfectly happy here and my bosses have taken good care of me here. So that’s where I stand on it. It’s not my job to pick up an option, it’s the people above me, but I’m really happy here.”

This week, general manager David Forst said: “His option at this point is more a function of what he wants to do rather than what we want.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Astros: C Jason Castro will earn a start behind the plate Sunday as Martin Maldonado gets a rest day. “Maldy needs a break before we go to Anaheim,” said Baker, who noted Maldonado has ample experience with Saturday starter Lance McCullers Jr.

Athletics: RHP Frankie Montas is on track to start Monday against the World Series champion Dodgers after leaving his final spring training start March 25 with a ripped cuticle on his right middle finger. He was scheduled to throw one more bullpen session Friday. “Everything’s looking as a go,” Melvin said. “… I looked at the nail, I’m not a doctor, but it looks good to me so I think we’re a full go on him.” … RHP Mike Fiers, on the 10-day injured list retroactive to Monday with a lower back strain, is likely to do his next throwing session soon at the team’s Stockton alternate site.

UP NEXT

RHP McCullers pitches for the Astros on Saturday opposite LHP Cole Irvin making his A’s debut after pitching the past two seasons for the Phillies.

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Posey, Longoria Go Deep Again As Giants Top Mariners 6-3 https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/04/02/posey-longoria-go-deep-again-as-giants-top-mariners-6-3/ SEATTLE (AP) — Buster Posey and Evan Longoria both homered for the second straight game, and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of the Seattle Mariners’ bullpen issues for a 6-3 win Friday night.

Posey went deep leading off the third inning and Longoria added a two-run shot off starter Yusei Kikuchi in the sixth to tie it at 3.

That's a W!#SFGiants | #ResilientSF @BlueShieldCA pic.twitter.com/lLDZUw54Sx

— SFGiants (@SFGiants) April 3, 2021

Posey pulled his homer down the left-field line on opening night and drove his second of the season out to deep right-center. It was the first time Posey — who opted out of the shortened 2020 season — homered in consecutive games since May 2017.

“No matter the year it’s always nice to to get one early,” Posey said. “Particularly the way I turned on that pitch, I don’t think I have done that in a while. And even the one tonight I felt like I really stayed through it well, so it was nice to see.”

A night after San Francisco’s bullpen struggled late, it was Seattle’s turn to have problems with one of its relievers.

The Giants scored three times in the seventh off Drew Steckenrider (0-1). Donovan Solano had the big blow with a two-out, two-run double, but a pair of walks earlier in the inning created the problems for Steckenrider. Longoria also had an RBI single.

“Just the one inning got us with our bullpen,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “We’ll figure it out. It’s gonna happen once in a while.”

Wandy Peralta (1-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief of starter Johnny Cueto to get the victory. Cueto tossed 5 1/3 innings and allowed three runs on 105 pitches. Jake McGee pitched the ninth for his first save.

Kikuchi was outstanding, getting ahead in counts and putting away batters. The left-hander threw 67 strikes in his 89 pitches, and his 10 strikeouts matched his career-best total from a 2019 game against Cleveland. Kikuchi walked only one and reached 97 mph with his fastball.

“All spring I was told from everyone … to be aggressive in the zone and attack the zone and I think that was something I was able to do,” Kikuchi said through an interpreter.

The problem for Kikuchi was the long ball. Posey ripped the first pitch from Kikuchi, and Longoria stayed with a misplaced fastball and drove it out to right. Longoria last homered in back-to-back games in July 2019.

Luis Torrens had an RBI double and Evan White added a two-run single as Seattle jumped to a 3-1 lead. The Mariners managed just four baserunners — three walks and a single — over the final six innings.

“It’s a good reminder that you’re going to have some bullpen blow-ups from time to time and it’s important to turn the page and get those guys right back out there,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Giants: LHP Alex Wood (back) threw a simulated game Thursday at the Giants’ alternate site location in Sacramento. Kapler declined to give specifics about Wood’s outing. “We texted about it and sounds like he came out feeling really good. We’ll just continue to build him up,” Kapler said.

Mariners: Seattle expects CF Kyle Lewis (knee) to begin hitting in the batting cage early next week, Servais said. Lewis is on the 10-day injured list with a bone bruise in his right knee. “The final hurdle obviously will be out on the field running around and seeing how it happens there chasing some balls in centerfield, things like that, and he’s a ways away from that,” Servais said.

UP NEXT

Giants: RHP Logan Webb makes his 2021 debut. Webb was 3-4 with a 5.47 ERA in 11 starts last season for the Giants but had a sharp spring training.

Mariners: RHP Chris Flexen will start in the majors for the first time since Aug. 24, 2019. Flexen spent last season pitching in the Korean Baseball Organization for the Doosan Bears and went 8-4 with a 3.01 ERA.

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Biden backs moving MLB All-Star game out of Georgia over new voting law, which he called 'Jim Crow on steroids' http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/typepad/alleyinsider/silicon_alley_insider/~3/DCsp2H8Ylp8/biden-move-mlb-all-star-game-georgia-new-voting-law-2021-4 Then-Vice President Joe Biden looks on during Game Three of the 2009 MLB World Series at Citizens Bank Park on October 31, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (

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  • President Joe Biden endorses moving the MLB All-Star game out of Georgia.
  • Biden cited the state's new voting law, which he told ESPN is "Jim Crow on steroids."
  • The law includes a provision banning volunteers from delivering food or drinks to voters in line.
  • See more stories on Insider's business page.

President Joe Biden on Wednesday said he would "strongly support" moving the MLB All-Star game out of Georgia, citing the state's controversial new voting law that includes a provision banning volunteers from delivering food or drinks to voters in line.

"I think today's professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly," Biden said to ESPN's Sage Steele during an interview. "I would strongly support them doing that. People look to them. They're leaders."

The All-Star Game is set to occur on July 13 at the Atlanta Braves' Truist Park.

Biden was critical of the divisive Georgia voting law, which was signed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in late March, during the interview with ESPN.

"Look at what's happened across the board. The very people who are victimized the most are the people who are the leaders in these various sports, and it's just not right," Biden said. "This is Jim Crow on steroids, what they're doing in Georgia and 40 other states."

The Election Integrity Act of 2021, the first major election-related legislation passed in Georgia since the 2020 election, has faced a wave of criticism from Democrats, civil rights groups, and activists. Major companies based in Georgia, like Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines, have also spoken out against the law.

MLB players would prefer to discuss moving the event out of Georgia in the wake of the recent laws, but no conversations with the league have occurred yet, according to MLB Player's Association executive director Tony Clark.

"Players are very much aware," Clark told The Boston Globe via ESPN. "As it relates to the All-Star Game, we have not had a conversation with the league on that issue. If there is an opportunity to, we would look forward to having that conversation."

Additionally, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who is set to manage the NL All-Star team, has gone so far as to suggest he would not participate in the event if it is played in Georgia.

"I will certainly consider it," Roberts said. "I don't know enough about it right now. But when you're restricting - trying to restrict - American votes, American citizens, that's alarming to me to hear it. As we get to that point and we know more, I will make a better decision. But I do think that if it gets to that point, it will certainly be a decision I have to make personally."

The new law expands early voting, but also requires voters to present identification to vote absentee, places limitations on the use of ballot drop boxes, and condenses the period of time between general elections and runoffs, among other provisions that critics say are restrictive.

Kemp has pushed back against the president's criticism of the law, stating there is "nothing 'Jim Crow'" about it.

"It is obvious that neither President Biden nor his handlers have actually read SB 202," Kemp said. "As Governor, I won't back down from keep Georgia elections secure, accessible, and fair."

Grace Panetta contributed reporting.

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Score One For Re-Opening; Sacramento River Cats Baseball Season Returns https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/03/23/river-cats-sacramento-reopen-baseball/ SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Play ball! Sacramento River Cats games will begin again this year — and fans will be allowed in the stands.

Opening day comes after the pandemic canceled the entire season last year. Today’s announcement came after Yolo County moved into the “orange tier”, allowing live sports with limited seating.

“I’m ready to go; I was not happy about it being shut down,” River Cats fan Julia Portillo said. “I’m gonna do what I have to to get tickets. I always do.”

River Cats General Manager Chip Maxson is still learning exactly what a fan experience will feel like.

Only 20 percent of Sutter Health Park’s seats will be available for games. Season ticket holders will get the first pick.

“There will be River Cats baseball,” Maxson said. “The emails and the phones have been lighting up for us.”

“We have not released pricing for the season,” he added,

State guidelines will require anyone who watches a game to live within a 120-mile radius of the outdoor sports venue they visit.

At Sutter Health Park, seating will be in two and four-person pods. That will require reservations. Ballpark food will only be offered through mobile orders and delivered to your seat.

“I think that’s to really limit the spread, and really kind of control how people are interacting in such a large venue like that,” Yolo County spokesperson Jenny Tan said.

In Sacramento County, the Republic announced it will also allow limited seating at their Papa Murphy’s Park, despite the county’s current “red tier” status.

The River Cat’s first regular-season home game is set for May.

They are also planning on ramping up on employees again and have about 400 part-time jobs they will need to fill.

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Paraclete’s Hunter Edwards is playing quarterback one moment, pitching the next https://www.dailynews.com/2021/03/23/paracletes-hunter-edwards-is-playing-quarterback-one-moment-pitching-the-next/

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SHERMAN OAKS – The Paraclete baseball team was huddled outside Notre Dame High on Monday afternoon on Huston Street awaiting entry to the campus before their game.

Among a couple dozen masked teenagers laughing and cracking jokes stood one tall, thin young man, senior Hunter Edwards. Nowadays, even the most familiar face can be unrecognizable with a facial mask. But Edwards’ 6-foot-7 frame is not hard to pick out.

He was preparing to start at pitcher after playing quarterback for Paraclete on Friday night, less than 72 hours prior. In a wacky year that has almost every high school sport playing at the same time, Edwards was embarking on an unprecedented back-to-back effort.

“It’s exciting. I’m thrilled,” Edwards said of the weekend turnaround. “To find out you’ll be the quarterback on Friday night, then be told you’ll start (at pitcher) Monday against Notre Dame is even more exciting.”

Because football and baseball are traditionally played in the fall and spring, respectively, the need to share an athlete for the two sports isn’t much of a discussion, except for maybe in the summer. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the two sports have been lumped together this spring. Chaminade’s Ian Duarte is playing wide receiver and outfield. Moorpark’s Troy Anderson is playing baseball and basketball.

But Edwards might be the only one starting at quarterback and pitching.

“It’s definitely not what I was expecting,” said Edwards. “I didn’t even think we’d have a football season. I was confident we’d have baseball. But now they’re both here.”

Paraclete senior Hunter Edwards played quarterback for the football team Friday night, and pitched on Monday, March 22, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Paracelete High)

Paraclete’s expected starter, CJ Montes, opted out of the spring season, and VJ Greenwale tore his ACL against Oaks Christian two weeks ago. Coach Dean Herrington looked to Edwards, who has never played quarterback before, just wide receiver.

“In just a couple days of practice, to do what he did is very impressive,” Herrington said. “He started making throws, protecting the ball. He looked comfortable.”

Edwards threw for 175 yards and a touchdown in Paraclete’s 24-13 win at Aquinas.

“I surprised myself, a lot,” Edwards said laughing. “I didn’t have nerves in practice, but I felt them in the game, especially when the defense started running after me. But I completed a big pass down field that helped build my confidence.”

Herrington was also surprised.

“I looked down at the stat sheet after the game and saw he threw the ball 25 times,” he said.

Baseball coach Greg Burnias understands that sharing athletes at a small school like Paraclete, located in Lancaster, is very important, maybe more important now than ever before.

“It required some flexibility to make it happen,” Burnias said, referring to scheduling and logistics. “But Hunter is who deserves the credit. He’ll get to practice early to put the work in if he needs to leave baseball early to go to football practice.”

Paraclete senior Hunter Edwards played quarterback for the football team Friday night, and pitched on Monday, March 22, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Paraclete High)

It wasn’t Edwards’ best outing Monday. He threw five innings and had just one strikeout in the Spirits’ 8-1 loss to Notre Dame. But if there’s anything a senior in high school should be focused on, it’s not wins and losses, but experiences.

Edwards, who Burnias calls a fierce competitor, is getting an experience any athlete would relish in each week, that’s for sure.

The football season ends April 17. Until then, Edwards anticipates playing quarterback for Herrington. Paraclete will travel to Monrovia on Friday night.

As for baseball, Edwards is committed to pitch at Pacific University in Oregon.

“He’s really developed into the pitcher he’s become because of his work ethic,” said Burnias.

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"By 1979, he was managing the lots, a job that came with the keys to an inconspicuous entry and an empty concession stand in left field..." http://althouse.blogspot.com/2021/03/by-1979-he-was-managing-lots-job-that.html "Mr. Garvey estimated that the space, whose ceiling sloped down with the 300-level seats above it, was about 60 feet long and 30 feet wide. He created a hallway of cardboard boxes to disguise the apartment from the door. 'I open the door and it looks like a storeroom,' said Mr. Bradley, the former Eagle. 'But if you walk down between the boxes, it opened up into one of the neatest apartments I think I’d ever seen.' There was AstroTurf carpet, a bed, some seating, a coffee table and lamps. Devices included a toaster oven, coffee maker, space heaters and a stereo.... Mr. Garvey called it 'cozy,' with 'everything a guy would want.' Bathrooms were across the hall, employee showers downstairs.... In his book, Mr. Garvey describes 'an off-the-wall South Philly version of "The Phantom of the Opera,"' including encounters with the Eagles coach Dick Vermeil, the Sixers legend Julius Erving and the Phillies pitcher Tug McGraw.... 'It was euphoric.... It was like a form of meditation for me. It just — it helped me a lot.' He hid in plain sight: Everyone knew him, he said, and his job gave him a reason to be around at any hour, every day of the week. 'It was right in front of their eyes, they just couldn’t believe it... I wouldn’t believe it myself. The disbelief is the key to how I got away with it.'"

From (NYT).

Here's Garvey's memoir, "The Secret Apartment: Vet Stadium, a surreal memoir."

ADDED: Here's The Philadelphia Inquirer article on the subject. It has some additional details:

At night when he was by himself, Garvey would sometimes roller skate around the concourse. “To roller skate around what would be the equivalent of a 10-story building and to look out and see the city was like meditation after a while,” he said.

Once, Garvey went to sleep during a Phillies doubleheader in 1980. A rain delay caused the last game to stretch well into the early-morning hours. When Garvey awoke in the middle of the night, he went out to watch it in flip flops and a bathrobe with a warm cup of coffee.

“There were less than 200 people scattered around,” he said. “They didn’t want to know why I was there in a bathrobe and flip flops, they just wanted to know where I got a hot cup of coffee because the concession stands closed hours ago.”

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Robot umpires are "designed to increase action on the basepaths, create more balls in play, improve the pace and length of games, and reduce player injuries." http://althouse.blogspot.com/2021/03/robot-umpires-are-designed-to-increase.html According to Major League Baseball, quoted in "Minor League Baseball To Experiment With Robotic Umpires" (NPR). 

"The game on the field is constantly evolving, and MLB must be thoughtful and intentional about progressing toward the very best version of baseball – a version that is true to its essence and has enough consistent action and athleticism on display to entertain fans of all ages," Theo Epstein, consultant to MLB, said.... "These rules experiments will provide valuable insight into various ways to create a playing environment that encourages the most entertaining version of the game"....

Do you want robot umpires? 

The main loss is that the role of the catcher is changed. He can't be a trickster, "framing" the pitch to create the impression that the ball is more nearly or more squarely in the strike zone.  Is that something that made watching the game more fun? It made it more human. If the whole game were played by robots, it would not even be worth watching. Or do you think it would, because there could be much more action? And you'd have no injuries at all... or is that part of what we like about action, the risk of real pain and damage?

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Cactus League baseball: Soaking up the sun while hope steps to the plate https://www.dailynews.com/2021/03/13/cactus-league-baseball-soaking-up-the-sun-while-hope-steps-to-the-plate/  

Bridget Binsbacher, executive director of the spring training Cactus League. (Photo courtesy of Bridget Binsbacher)

 

“Spring training is a sign of hope and optimism, and that’s true this year more than ever.” – Bridget Binsbacher, executive director of the spring training Cactus League in Arizona.

I’m good to go. I’ve had my Moderna vaccine shots, got my tickets, a place to stay, and a car to get me there. For the first time in a year, I’m heading out of town, and going to a place where hope and optimism springs eternal.

There isn’t a better vaccine for the mind than sitting in the sun at the ballpark watching a spring training game, feeling like a kid playing hooky again.

There was no hope and optimism last year after the games ended abruptly halfway through the season. Health officials were worried about something they called the coronavirus. What the heck was that? We’d find out soon enough.

“It just didn’t seem real that something would hit that would require us to shut down completely,” says Bridget Binsbacher, executive director of the Cactus League, the spring training home to 15 major league clubs, including the Dodgers.

The league began in 1947 with only two major league teams, and has been an all-volunteer organization, with many volunteers coming from out of state to sell the tickets, man the gates, and clean up the mess we leave behind.

They and the locals arrived this year, Bridget says, “like kids looking forward to summer camp.”

The Cactus League is big business in Arizona – “a key driver in the state’s economy,” she says. In 2018, spring training generated $644 million in revenue for the state and created 6,000 jobs. In 2020, it reached a little over half of that before Covid-19 shut the gates and sent everyone home.

“We’ve focused on health and safety this year,” she says. It’s priority number one. There are seating pods for families and small groups spaced apart from others, social distancing throughout the ballparks, and face covering is required, even when eating.

Nah, I just threw that last part in to see if you were paying attention. Each of the 10 ballparks has significantly cut back on how many fans can attend the games, which has driven up ticket prices in the secondary market, but the demand still far exceeds the supply.

“The energy is high, and people are happy to be out and about in the fresh air watching a ballgame,” Bridget says. “I’d give anything to be sitting up in the stands watching a game with my grandfather right now.”

She’s not talking as an executive director now, she talking as a fan, and the granddaughter of a wise man we could all learn something from.

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Angel Flores was a Mexican immigrant who came to this country legally, learned to speak the language, and became a citizen. He didn’t have a lot of money, but he always found enough for a few tickets in the grandstands for his grandchildren to take turns with him watching the Padres play in their hometown, San Diego.

“He was a proud man, a patriot,” Bridget says. “I learned my work ethic from him. He pushed his grandchildren constantly to speak and read, and if you do people will not pay attention to your gender or nationality. They will look at what you have to contribute, and they will respond to that.”

Angel was prepping his grandchildren for real life in his new country. He wanted them strong and ready to take on any challenges from people who look at a person’s gender and nationality, but never seem to see the contributions they make.

His granddaughter would spend 20 years in the banking industry before realizing her heart was in the non-profit sector. She joined the Cactus League as a volunteer, becoming the first female to serve on its executive board. When it came time to choose a leader for these challenging times, the board looked at all the contributions she had made, and chose Angel Flores’s granddaughter for the job.

And now, it’s another spring training filled with all the hope and optimism the coronavirus robbed us of last season, and the new boss wants to play hooky – sit in the sun watching a baseball game with her grandfather one more time.

For that, she’d give anything.

Dennis McCarthy’s column runs on Sunday. He can be reached at dmccarthynews@gmail.com.

 

 

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Minor League Baseball Reportedly Experimenting with Robot Umpires https://gizmodo.com/minor-league-baseball-reportedly-experimenting-with-rob-1846467879

The seeds of the robot apocalypse are apparently being sewn in Minor League Baseball. Or rather, the minor leagues appear to be one more sector of society where automation is being used to “augment” and then potentially replace human labor.

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Rosenthal reaches $11M deal with A’s, who add Moreland https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/02/18/rosenthal-reaches-11m-deal-with-as-who-add-moreland/ OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Experienced closer Trevor Rosenthal reached  agreement on an $11 million, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal was subject to a successful physical.

“What’s up Oakland?!” the right-hander posted on his Twitter account.

Oakland also reached a $2.25 million, one-year contract with first baseman and designated hitter Mitch Moreland pending a physical, a person with direct knowledge of those negotiations said Thursday. That person also spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract hadn’t been finalized.

The 30-year-old Rosenthal is another new addition to a rebuilt A’s bullpen that general manager David Forst made a priority after Oakland closer Liam Hendriks left as a free agent to sign a $54 million, four-year contract with the Chicago White Sox.

Rosenthal went 1-0 with a 1.90 ERA with 11 saves over 23 2/3 innings for the Kansas City Royals and San Diego Padres last season.

He made $1,510,887 last year, including a $740,741 prorated share of a $2 million base and $770,146 in earned performance bonuses. He also received a $1 million buyout as part of the 2020 mutual option in his previous contract with Washington, which released him in July 2019.

With slugger Khris Davis having departed to Texas in a trade earlier this month, Moreland will have ample opportunities to contribute and get at-bars on an Oakland team that has made the playoffs each of the past three years.

The veteran utilityman, 35, batted .265 with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs in 42 games between Boston and San Diego last season.

He could be a strong candidate to give first baseman Matt Olson a break.

Moreland earned $925,926 in prorated pay last year from a $2.5 million salary.

Oakland also said right-hander Sergio Romo finalized a $2.25 million, one-year deal. The contract includes an additional $750,000 in possible performance bonuses.

He earned $1,759,259 in prorated pay from a $4.75 million salary last year, when he was 1-2 with five saves and a 4.05 ERA in 24 relief appearances for Minnesota. He struck out 23 and walked seven n 20 innings, holding batters to a .211 average. He is 41-34 with 134 saves and a 2.95 ERA, winning World Series titles with San Francisco in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

Reliever Yusmeiro Petit has agreed to a $2.55 million, one-year contract to stay with the A’s, pending a successful physical, his agent said.

Petit was 2-1 with a 1.66 ERA in 26 relief appearances last year, striking out 17 and walking five in 21 2/3 innings. He earned $2,037,037 in prorated pay from a $5.5 million salary.

The A’s also announced Thursday that infielder Nate Orf retired. He was 0 for 7 last season. and hit .071 in 21 big league games in his career.

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MLB chooses surveillance over vaccinations https://boingboing.net/2021/02/10/mlb-chooses-surveillance-over-vaccinations.html

Rather than require vaccination, Major League Baseball is demanding all players and associated staff wear electronic tracking devices from Spring Training to the World Series.

KCCI:

"Every covered Individual must wear a Kinexon contact tracing device at all times while in club facilities and during club directed travel and while engaged in team activities, including group workouts and practices," the manual says.

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How To Wear A Baseball Cap Without Looking Like A Millennial https://www.thefashionablehousewife.com/how-to-wear-a-baseball-cap/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-wear-a-baseball-cap

If you see yourself as a fashion-forward person, then you know that baseball caps are the easiest type of hat to wear. However, the problem with these caps is that there are so many different varieties and colors to choose from. As such, picking out the right hat that suits not only your style but also complements your outfit, can sometimes be difficult, especially if you don’t want to look like a sports fan. This is why we decided to discuss the best ways to pick out the right baseball cap and how to wear it without looking like a millennial.

We’re confident that by the end of this article, you will have the confidence that you need to purchase some wholesale snapback hats and spice up your summer wardrobe without looking your age!

How To Wear Baseball Hats

Now, if you didn’t know already, the baseball cap was first introduced in the mid-1800s by the amateur baseball team, Brooklyn Excelsiors. Fast forward almost two centuries later and this timeless clothing item has become a fashion staple in most people’s wardrobes. It doesn’t matter if its for work or leisure, almost every average citizen enjoys wearing these hats with both casual and formal wear. It has even led to many luxury designer brands to complement their models outfits with custom baseball hat on the runway. This is why you do not want to be left out in the cold by failing to update your own wardrobe with one of these accessories today.

In this regard, when it comes to picking out the right color of hat, many people are often lost in confusion. However, it is always advised that you to stick to solid tones such as black, white, blue, brown, grey, etc. This is because these colors tend to blend quite easily with both casual and workwear. Moreover, you can very easily pair one of these solid-colored hats with some casual chinos, a denim jacket and a plain T-shirt for the perfect casual summer look. You can also opt to be more daring and mix some semi-formal wear like a sporty blazer with a baseball hat. It can often be a tricky combination to pull off but with some confidence, and creativity, it can turn out to be quite a stylish outfit. In such cases, rocking a grey or black baseball cap can do very well to complement this style combo.

Additionally, there is another alternative variation of the baseball cap that you can try out which is the dad hat. And for those who may think that they are the same, then you are mistaken. This is because dad hats, unlike baseball caps are unpadded, tend to come in one color, and are usually unstructured. This makes it the more laidback and less stiff variation of the baseball cap. But the benefit is that it pairs very well with almost any type of outfit as a result. We suggest pairing it with some basic black denim jeans, some classic trainers, and a nice staple jacket.

Trucker Hat

You can also opt to try out another baseball hat variation, which is the trucker hat. These are a fashion staple, especially in America. And are best described as the in-between of the baseball cap and snapback hat. They are usually distinguishable due to the mesh paneling that they come with at the back. This often makes them a good staple choice if you looking for something super casual but can also keep the heat off your head. Most of these hats tend to also come with simple frontal branding. However, you can also choose to buy some trucker hat wholesale and get your own custom variations instead. Additionally, when it comes to material, most baseball caps are manufactured using cotton. However, there are also other trendy variations in fabric, such as corduroy and denim. Either way, whether you want to wear a vintage dad hat or a classic retro baseball cap, you should choose outfits that make you feel confident. 

Bucket Hats

In this respect, some people may still feel that baseball caps are not for them. In which case, there are also some other alternative hats that you can choose to wear. For instance, you can try out the bucket hat which is a classic retro staple that has been around since the ’90s. It also tends to come in an array of colors and patterns making it an extremely versatile choice of hat. Moreover, these hats have risen in trendiness over the past few years. Thus making them the perfect fun summer hat that you can wear to replace the baseball cap.

Another fantastic and more sophisticated alternative is the newsboy cap. These hats were a fashion staple in the early 1900s but have recently made a huge comeback due to the popular British TV series, Peaky Blinders. These rounded caps come made up of a small stiff brim and offer a classy and chivalrous look for any modern man. Moreover, they are very versatile and often come made up of thicker fabrics like wool or cashmere. This makes them an excellent choice that can be worn in the winter and summer, with both formal and semi-casual wear.

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"Like baseball, everyday reality is an adventure that begins and ends at home base, where we are safe." http://althouse.blogspot.com/2021/01/like-baseball-everyday-reality-is.html Abrams v. United States is a touchstone. 'The ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas,' he wrote. 'The best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market.' The corrupt information that dominates the private square does not rise to the top of a free and fair competition of ideas. It wins in a rigged game. No democracy can survive this game."
A very small sample from "The Coup We Are Not Talking About We can have democracy, or we can have a surveillance society, but we cannot have both" by Shoshana Zuboff, an emeritus professor at Harvard Business School (NYT).
The "coup we are not talking about" is the way internet companies have engineered "surveillance empires" with "unaccountable power" —"a fundamentally anti-democratic epistemic coup." 

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Overstocked. https://booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com/2021/01/overstocked.html Brookings, South Dakota has something like twenty or twenty-two softball fields. It's tricky keeping track of them all and I kept losing count. Just at a rough guess, that's enough to let something like ten percent of the town's population play softball all at once.
Three baseball diamonds, too. (In general, you can tell them apart because baseball diamonds tend to have grass in the infield.) Bob Shelden Field, home field for Brookings High, is pretty grand. Nicer than the college diamond across town and nicer than some some smaller minor league fields I've seen.
They obviously take their ball games seriously there.
Baseball diamonds and softball fields, like golf courses, are immediately identifiable from the air. Football fields and soccer/rugby pitches less so, in that you have to zoom in to a resolution that shows goalposts and lines to tell a large rectangular field from one used for sport. They're most easily spotted if they're part of a school's athletic complex and surrounded by the distinctive oval of a track. I'm at a loss to tell a cricket field from a random lawn with a rectangular patch in it.
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