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No more baseball games on the radio? What the A’s move to streaming could mean

The Oakland A’s have abandoned radio as one source for fans to hear their baseball games. In radio’s place will be streaming via TuneIn, and I assume satellite radio service SiriusXM. While the A’s are the first — and so far only — team to leave radio, will others follow suit? My guess? I’m going to say no. Radio is still far too easy to use compared with almost every other source, and leaving radio most certainly does take leave a huge chunk of your fans without a way to follow the team. Not ev...
Tags: La, Sport, Fox, Dave, Radio, Things To Do, Soccer, Rob, Baseball, Tunein, Segovia, Mozart, Santa Monica, Gary, Tom, Phil

2020 Bark in the Park Major League Baseball Games

Spring is just around the corner, and that means that the boys of summer will soon be back on the playing field! Many major league baseball teams host special dog-themed games during the season, so be sure to “pitch” the idea of attending a Bark in the Park game to your baseball-loving dog! Arizona: Arizona ... Read More about 2020 Bark in the Park Major League Baseball Games This post first appeared in Link to original post: 2020 Bark in the Park Major League Baseball Games
Tags: Travel, News, Pets, Baseball, Park Major League Baseball Games

Toyota Salutes Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial

In celebration of an iconic moment in American history, Toyota pays tribute to 100 years of Negro Leagues Baseball in the latest creative as part of the marketing campaign for the all-new 2020 Toyota Highlander. Filmed partly at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, the commercial, titled “Home Team,” was created and produced by Burrell Communications Group. “We are truly delighted that Toyota has chosen to honor the unsung heroes of the Negro Leagues this way,” says Bo...
Tags: America, History, Jazz, Toyota, Baseball, Ryan Smith, Joe Moses, Jim, Kansas City Missouri, Toyota Motor North America, All Sports Talk, Jim Robinson, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Negro Leagues Baseball, Negro Leagues, Bob Kendrick

Can Players’ Bosses Control Cheating in Baseball? ‘It’s Tough’

After the Astros scandal, managers and general managers know that a similar scheme could jeopardize their jobs. They explained how they try to reinforce baseball’s rules.
Tags: News, Cheating, Brian, Baseball, Major League Baseball, Houston Astros, Jeff, Manfred, Astros, Avila, Cashman, Luhnow, Coaches and Managers, Robert D, Mike (1968-, Shildt

Baseball, Courage, and History

When you hear the crack of a baseball bat at spring training, cheer on the children in your life in their games, or enjoy a baseball game at any level of play, take a moment to think abut Fred Flowers. You’ll not find his name in the Baseball Hall of Fame. You will find a statue of him, though, baseball bat in hand. on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee. In the statue, Flowers...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Image and History In Temple BarSurprise Yoursel...
Tags: Travel, Art, Florida, Sports, History, Encounters, Civil Rights, Statues, Baseball, Florida State University, Intégration, Black History Month, Us Travel, Kerry Projects, African-american, Tallahassee

Giants prospect Sean Hjelle shines, lights up radar gun in spring debut

With the Giants nursing a one-run lead in the eighth inning Sunday, manager Gabe Kapler called right-handed prospect Luis Madero into the game. As Madero faced the A's, Sean Hjelle started warming up in the bullpen. Kapler saw Hjelle getting loose and called down to make sure he knew he was getting the ninth, not part of the eighth.
Tags: News, Baseball, Giants, Kapler, Hjelle, Madero, Gabe Kapler, Luis Madero, Sean Hjelle

Reports: Padres sign Brian Dozier to minors deal

AJ Cassavell and Robert Murray report that second baseman Brian Dozier has signed with the Padres. The longtime Twin spent the latter half of 2018 with the Dodgers before signing with the Nationals last year and winning a championship. Dozier, who will be 33 this season, is a former All-Star and a Gold Glove winner.
Tags: News, Baseball, Dodgers, Padres, Dozier, Robert Murray, Brian Dozier, AJ Cassavell

He Let the Astros Players Slide. Now He’s Paying For It.

When baseball’s commissioner decided not to punish the players involved in a sign-stealing scandal, he brought the wrath of rival teams and fans down on himself.
Tags: News, Cheating, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, Manfred, Astros, Robert D

Joey Bart, Mauricio Dubon hit homers in Giants' spring training opener

The Giants waited nearly three hours for the rain to clear Saturday so they could get their Cactus League opener in, and it was worth it when a couple of young hitters stepped to the plate against the Dodgers. Mauricio Dubon went deep to left with his first swing of the spring, and four innings later Joey Bart also smashed a homer to right with his first swing of 2020. Dubon showed surprising power as a rookie, hitting four homers in 104 at-bats after his promotion from Triple-A. He said he has ...
Tags: News, Baseball, Giants, Dodgers, Cactus League, Mauricio Dubon, Joey Bart, Joey Bart Mauricio Dubon, Dubon, Donnie Ecker

The Trials of Rob Manfred

When baseball’s commissioner decided not to punish the players involved in the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, he brought the wrath of rival teams and fans down on himself.
Tags: News, Cheating, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, Rob Manfred, Manfred, Astros, Robert D

Indians staff attends funeral of coach Brad Mills' grandson

Indians manager Terry Francona, his entire staff and members of Cleveland's front office left training camp Saturday to attend the funeral of the grandson of bench coach Brad Mills. Just 18 months old, Beau Mills died in an accident at the family's home in Texas on Monday night. He's the son of Beau Mills, who was a first-round draft pick of the Indians in 2007.
Tags: Texas, News, Baseball, Cleveland, Brad Mills, Terry Francona, Beau Mills

Heisler: Unexpectedly, the NBA finds itself in a golden age

Welcome to the NBA’s Golden Age. No, really. Unimaginable as it seemed during last fall’s standoff with China, the NBA is in the midst of its greatest boom with Forbes projecting it will set an all-time record of $9.5 billion in revenue this season … up from last season’s record $8.8 billion. Since its international incident, the league has gotten back to business … which has never been better, with prosperity more widespread than the 1990s, which were considered the NBA’s zenith with Michael Jo...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Michael Jordan, Nba, Mlb, Tokyo, Baseball, New York Giants, Lebron James, Houston, Silver, James

Five Giants position battles to watch as Cactus League season begins

The Giants have redesigned basic camp drills to make sure players are competing with each other, but the intensity can't fully ramp up until there's another team on the field. Today, the Giants face the Dodgers (weather permitting), kicking position battles into another gear. Here are five to watch over the next month: Backup catcher With Aramis Garcia out for six to eight months, Tyler Heineman and Rob Brantly have been working in the same group as Buster Posey.
Tags: News, Baseball, Giants, Dodgers, Cactus League, Rob Brantly, Aramis Garcia, Five Giants, Tyler Heineman

Luis Severino sidelined with forearm soreness

After making three regular season appearances and two postseason appearances, the expectation was that he'd get a full, regular offseason's worth of rest and come back for 2020 as the armed and fully-operational ace that he once was. Aaron Boone said Luis Severino has some forearm soreness that dates back to his last start of the ALCS. Brian Cashman said that, regardless of what the doctor finds, Severino will be shut down for at least a few days.
Tags: News, Baseball, Brian Cashman, Aaron Boone, Severino, Luis Severino

ESPN to have a two-person booth for Sunday Night Baseball

A couple of weeks ago we learned that Jessica Mendoza would no longer be on Sunday Night Baseball for ESPN. There had been some speculation that, perhaps, they'd change who those two people would be, but they announced today that it will be incumbent play-by-play guy Matt Vasgersian and incumbent analyst, Alex Rodiguez. Buster Olney will still do his sideline thing.
Tags: News, Baseball, Espn, Jessica Mendoza, Matt Vasgersian, Alex Rodiguez Buster Olney

The Moment in the Script that Made an A-List Actor Say Yes to Making a Now Classic Movie

“Dad was a Yankee fan then, so I rooted for Brooklyn. In ’58, the Dodgers moved away, so we had to find other reasons to fight.” Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) Field of Dreams  If you never watched Field of Dreams (1989) then this blog is not a good starting point, because it’s about the end […]
Tags: Filmmaking, Brooklyn, Iowa, Baseball, Kevin Costner, Dodgers, Yankee, Screenwriting, Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella Kevin Costner, The Bill Simmons Podcast, W.P Kinsella

Adley Rutschman puts on a show at Orioles’ spring training batting practice

The Orioles' future has arrived… well, sort of. Top prospect Adley Rutschman received an invitation to major-league camp this spring but is unlikely to head north with the team once the regular season begins. Rutschman stepped up to the plate for batting practice and, after hitting a few grounders and foul balls, settled in just in time to launch two moonshots on his final two pitches of the session.
Tags: News, Baseball, Orioles, Adley Rutschman, Rutschman

What Cubs lineup could look like in 2020 if Kris Bryant leads off

Kris Bryant told reporters Wednesday he's offered to leadoff for the Cubs this season to manager David Ross. Bryant isn't a prototypical leadoff guy but it's not like we're discussing a cleanup man moving to the No. 1 spot in the lineup. Considering Bryant's plate discipline, opponents will either have to pitch to him or run the risk of walking him ahead of Anthony Rizzo, Javier Báez, Kyle Schwarber and Willson Contreras.
Tags: News, Baseball, Bryant, Cubs, Kris Bryant, David Ross Bryant, Anthony Rizzo Javier Báez Kyle Schwarber

Aaron Judge and LeBron James Join Chorus of Astros Condemnation

Echoing fellow stars like Cody Bellinger and Mike Trout, the Yankees’ cornerstone player didn’t hold back on the Astros’ cheating-stained title: “You didn’t earn it.”
Tags: News, Cheating, Awards, Baseball, Judge, Yankees, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, James, Manfred, Astros, Jose, LeBron, Mike Trout, Altuve, Bellinger

Cubs roster projection 1.0: Bullpen, second base competitions are wide open

"I think we have the best team in our division," Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said Monday. While things can change, here's an initial attempt at predicting which 26 players will make the cut for the Cubs' season opener in Milwaukee on March 26. Offensively, he slashed .266/.348/.447 and sported a 78.8 percent contact rate (No. 3 on Cubs, min. 250 plate appearances).
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Baseball, Cubs, Tom Ricketts

Aaron Judge (and LeBron James) Join Chorus of Astros Condemnation

Echoing fellow stars like Cody Bellinger and Mike Trout, the Yankees’ cornerstone player didn’t hold back on the Astros’ cheating-stained title: “You didn’t earn it.”
Tags: News, Cheating, Awards, Baseball, Judge, Yankees, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, James, Manfred, Astros, Jose, LeBron, Mike Trout, Altuve, Bellinger

Buster Posey reacts to Giants not inviting Aubrey Huff to 2010 reunion

For two members of the 2010 Giants championship team, the trip to this summer's reunion won't be far. Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey still are here, and they'll be greeting old teammates -- almost all of whom long ago retired -- as the Giants celebrate the group that finally brought a title to San Francisco. The Giants told their former first baseman that he will not be invited to the ceremony.
Tags: News, San Francisco, Baseball, Pablo Sandoval, Giants, Buster Posey, Aubrey Huff

Red Sox to sign Jonathan Lucroy

Chris Cotillo of reports that the Red Sox and Jonathan Lucroy are nearing a deal. Over the past three seasons he's hit a combined .248/.315/.350 batting line over 1,263 plate appearances. Right now he's not even well-positioned to stick with Boston as a backup, who currently have Christian Vázquez and Kevin Plawecki ahead of him on the depth chart.
Tags: News, Boston, Baseball, Red Sox, Jonathan Lucroy, MassLive, Kevin Plawecki, Christian Vazquez, Chris Cotillo

Davey Martinez provides some clarity on the Nationals’ infield plans

When Davey Martinez fills in his lineup card on Opening Day, there are going to be many different ways he will be able to pencil in his infielders. The Nationals manager provided some insight Monday on how he'll be narrowing down those decisions. In his daily press conference with reporters, Martinez said he wants offseason addition Starlin Castro to focus on second base at least for the first few weeks of spring training.
Tags: News, Baseball, Martinez, Starlin Castro, Davey Martinez

The thing about All Star games

Kyle Hines threw an idea in the air on Sunday and Emmet Ryan decided to bite. What if Euroleague or Europe as a whole decided to have an All Star Weekend? What would it look like? Who would it serve? And what would be the point of it? It’s time for a deep dive Team LeBron took the W over Team Giannis in the NBA All Star Game on Sunday night with the adjusted format getting mostly positive reviews. There were two lopsided quarters, one going for each side, the third was a tie, and the Elam endin...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Sport, Features, Nba, Baseball, Anthony Davis, NHL, Istanbul, FIBA, Bologna, NBA All Star, Elam, Kaunas

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher sues Houston Astros over sign scandal

Relief pitcher Bolsinger, “who pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays, is now suing the Astros claiming their sign-stealing scheme is the reason his career was cut short after an August 2017 game in which he gave up four runs against the Astros.” [Amir Vera and Jill Martin, CNN, earlier on Astros scandal] Tags: baseball, Houston
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Cnn, Baseball, Houston, Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Astros, Jill Martin, Bolsinger, Amir Vera

Manfred Says Astros’ Shame Is Penalty Enough. Opponents Might Disagree.

Commissioner Rob Manfred defended M.L.B.’s handling of the Astros’ cheating scandal. But many fans and players don’t think it went far enough, leaving the door open for more ugliness.
Tags: News, Cheating, Sale, Baseball, Major League Baseball, Baker, Houston Astros, Chris, Yu, Darvish, Rob Manfred, Manfred, Astros, Dusty, Major League Baseball Players Assn, Robert D

Former MLB Star Tony Fernández, Shortstop Who Made 5 All-Star Teams, Dies at 57

(TORONTO) — Tony Fernández, a stylish shortstop who made five All-Star teams during his 17 seasons in the major leagues and helped the Toronto Blue Jays win the 1993 World Series, died Sunday after complications from a kidney disease. He was 57. Fernández was taken off a life support system in the afternoon with his family present at a hospital in Weston, Florida, said Imrad Hallim, the director and co-founder of the Tony Fernández Foundation. Fernández had been in a medically ind...
Tags: Japan, News, Milwaukee, Uncategorized, Toronto, Blue Jays, San Diego, Philadelphia, Baseball, Marlins, Cleveland, Yankees, Baltimore, Hall of Fame, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees

It’s an Investment, Yes. But for One Day, It’s a Time Machine.

On opening day of baseball-card season, before the speculators and brokers take over, collectors get to feel like kids again.
Tags: News, Baseball, Retailer, Ny, Time Machine, Trading Cards, Memorabilia and Souvenirs, Alex's MVP Cards and Comics (Manhattan

Claunch Homers Again In Oregon State’s Loss To Gonzaga

SURPRISE, Ariz. Troy Claunch hit his second home run of the season but Oregon State dropped a 10-4 decision to Gonzaga Saturday afternoon at Surprise Stadium. Claunch's home run, a three-run blast in the fifth inning, pulled the Beavers to within three, 7-4.
Tags: News, Oregon, Baseball, Oregon State, Gonzaga, Beavers, Claunch, Ariz Troy Claunch