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Opinion: MLB cruising to victory in culture war over All-Star Game move from Atlanta

As the corporate "mob" grows in voicing its disapproval, it becomes easier to understand how Manfred's decision was executed swiftly and unilaterally.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Atlanta, Mlb, Usa Today, Manfred

Whicker: MLB moving the All-Star Game is a typically empty gesture

The All-Star Game never knew it was so important. Except for sponsors and incentive clauses, it would have little reason to live. In 2002 the managers were so engaged that they ran out of pitchers. Take away Pedro Martinez’s magic night in Fenway Park, and Ichiro Suzuki’s inside-the-park home run in San Francisco, and what do you really remember? But now baseball has moved the game from Atlanta to Denver because of Georgia’s new election regulations, and the All-Star Game is suddenly bigger than...
Tags: Usa, Angels, Sports, Isaiah Thomas, NFL, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Beijing, Soccer, Arizona, Nba, Moscow

Baseball Report: Shohei Ohtani Impressive In Two-Way Start

(CBSLA) — It was an eventful opening weekend for Major League Baseball. All but two teams got in their first series, which, in the age of COVID, has to be considered a success. Some teams, like the Philadelphia Phillies have looked good. Other teams, like the Oakland A’s, have not. Ultimately, it’s still way too early in a 162-game season to draw any real conclusions. There’s a lot of baseball left to be played. This week’s Baseball Report looks at Shohei Ohtani’s first two-way start of the seas...
Tags: Colorado, Sports, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, Mlb, Republican, CBS Sports, Denver, Major League Baseball, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels, Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies

Dodgers’ Dave Roberts on MLB decision to move All-Star Game: ‘I support it’

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who will manage the National League All-Star team wherever the game is played this summer, said he supports MLB’s decision to pull that game out of Atlanta in response to the controversial Georgia state law changing election rules. “I support it,” Roberts said Friday of the decision announced by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. “Obviously, I’m not completely versed on everything but I do understand and my takeaway from the bill was essentially to suppress voting for pe...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Boston Red Sox, Usa Today, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Alexander, NL, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Bauer

California Gov. Gavin Newsom On MLB Pulling All-Star Game Out Of Georgia: ‘Give Us A Call’

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom was quick to comment on Major League Baseball’s Friday announcement that it will be relocating its All-Star Game and draft out of Georgia following the state’s controversial new election laws. Newsom shaded the law and urged the MLB to bring the game to California. “Hey MLB — feel free to give us a call,” Newsom tweeted. “In California we actually work to expand voter access – not prevent it.” Hey @MLB — feel free to give us a call. In Californ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Sports, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Georgia, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Gavin Newsom, Rob Manfred, Manfred, Petco Park, Dodger Stadium, Newsom, MLB All Star

MLB moving All-Star Game, draft out of Atlanta

By Ronald Blum | Associated Press NEW YORK — Major League Baseball announced Friday it was moving this summer’s All-Star Game from Atlanta’s Truist Park, a response to Georgia enacting a new law last month restricting voting rights. MLB had awarded the game to Atlanta in May 2019 and the game was scheduled for July 13 as part of baseball’s midsummer break that includes the Futures Game on July 11 and Home Run Derby the following night. Commissioner Rob Manfred made the decision to move the All...
Tags: New York, NFL, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Nba, Mlb, Ncaa, Philadelphia, Associated Press, Major League Baseball, All Star, Rob Manfred

Alexander: MLB reverts from sprint to marathon in 2021

The prognosis is better, even if society isn’t completely in the clear. People are getting vaccinated, infection rates are improving, and so are the chances that the small crowds allowed in ballparks on Opening Day will grow larger as Baseball 2021 proceeds. (Now, if we can only convince the maskless hordes in Florida for Spring Break, among others, that their actions really do affect others.) So, are we ready for this? Can we handle a full 162 games as fans and observers after last year’s mad 6...
Tags: Florida, Colorado, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Bronx, Cleveland, St Louis, Denver, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres

MLB to start on time after players reject proposal to delay 2021 season

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball will proceed with an on-time start to spring training and the season after players rejected a plan Monday night to delay reporting by more than a month. “In light of the MLBPA’s rejection of our proposal, and their refusal to counter our revised offer this afternoon, we are moving forward and instructing our clubs to report for an on-time start to spring training and the championship season, subject to reaching an agreement on health and safety protocols,” MLB sa...
Tags: New York, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, United States, Mlb, Associated Press, Meyer, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, San Diego Padres, National League, Rob Manfred, Manfred

MLB players reject proposal to delay 2021 season, vow to start on time

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball players rejected a proposal to delay the start of spring training and the season due to the coronavirus pandemic, vowing Monday night to report under the original schedule. MLB proposed to the players’ association on Friday that the start of spring training be pushed back from Feb. 17 to March 22, that Opening Day be delayed from April 1 to April 28 and that each team’s schedule be cut from 162 games to 154. MLB believes the virus situation would improve during t...
Tags: New York, Sports, Sport, Soccer, United States, Mlb, Club, Major League Baseball, The Associated Press, National League, Rob Manfred, Manfred, MLBPA, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE

MLB proposes delaying start of season, playing 154 games, expanding playoffs

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has proposed a one-month delay in starting spring training due to the coronavirus pandemic and pushing back opening day to April 28, two people familiar with the plan told the Associated Press. Under the plan presented to the players’ union on Friday, the regular season would be cut from 162 games to 154. Also, the playoffs would be expanded from 10 teams to 14, the designated hitter would extend to the National League for the second straight season and MLB would...
Tags: New York, Sports, Sport, Soccer, United States, Mlb, Associated Press, Major League Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays, Rockies, ARLINGTON Texas, Cardinals, National League, Dodgers, Rob Manfred, Manfred

Dodgers Legend Tommy Lasorda Dies At 93: ‘One Of The Most Memorable Personalities In Baseball History’

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Tags: Mlb, Bronx, Oakland, Kansas City, Orange County, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Magic Johnson, Hall of Fame, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, St Louis Cardinals, New York Mets, Tampa Bay Rays, Jo, Laura

Alexander: 10 sports stories that mattered in 2020

They may not all have been the big stories, the ones that cracked all of the end-of-year lists of the year’s most momentous or memorable events. But 2020’s Ten Stories That Mattered remind us that sometimes paying attention to the little stuff points you toward the big stuff. In chronological order: QB OF THE FUTURE Remember the old days when they held a football game in Pasadena on New Year’s afternoon? On the first day of 2020, we didn’t realize it but we were watching the future of quarterb...
Tags: Utah, Oregon, Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Davis, New Orleans, Wisconsin, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant, Houston, TNT, Pasadena, Riverside County

Alexander: Scott Boras suggests a baseball CEO – what if MLB offered it to him?

The question is probably moot because Scott Boras is already one of baseball’s most influential people. But during the agent’s Zoom conversation with national and local baseball writers this week – a substitute for his annual press conference at the Winter Meetings – among his tidbits was a suggestion that the game should hire a CEO to deal with some of the business aspects of the game that the lawyers in Commissioner Rob Manfred’s office don’t handle so well. If you worked for MLB, wouldn’t thi...
Tags: Sports, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, Alexander, Dodgers, Boras, Scott Boras, Rob Manfred, Manfred, Braves

What Texas’ rejected lawsuit was all about

Of course there would be an uproar over it, but the final decision to leave the outcome in place was made. It stayed in the books despite clear and convincing evidence that the victory had been secured through cheating, a high-tech version of an old technique used as far back as the 1870s and in later decades observed in Philadelphia, Cleveland, and New York. However, Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred flatly refused to strip the 2017 World Series title from the Houston Astros. “Once you go down ...
Tags: New York, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Opinion, Washington, Court, West Virginia, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Ohio, Boston Red Sox, District Of Columbia

Hoornstra: Foul ball victims and their advocates have a message to spread

Within any good collection of inspirational quote posters, you’ll find a variation on this one: “When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.” Down at the bottom of the hill, Jordan Skopp is preparing to take a long walk. Skopp is the author of a forthcoming book focused on protecting fans from errant foul balls in professional parks. Depending on your point of view, now is either the best or worst time to take up this torch. After all, baseball did a prett...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Brooklyn, Mlb, Michigan, Tigers, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Mason, Dodgers, Linda

MLB won’t discipline Justin Turner, who issues apology

Major League Baseball concluded its investigation of Justin Turner’s behavior following his positive coronavirus test during the Dodgers’ World Series-clinching Game 6 victory and issued no discipline. Turner, who is a free agent, issued a statement during which he says he was “blindsided” by the news of his positive COVID-19 test late in the game. “I will not make excuses for my conduct, but I will describe my state of mind,” Turner wrote. “Winning the World Series was my lifelong dream and the...
Tags: La, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Los-angeles-dodgers, Turner, World Series, Justin, Dodgers, Rob Manfred, Manfred, Justin Turner, Stan Kasten, Mookie Betts

Justin Turner's COVID celebration was an abundance of recklessness

For most of Tuesday night, it seemed as if Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash's decision to remove dominant starting pitcher Blake Snell from Game 6 of the World Series while he was cruising with a 1-0 lead in the sixth inning would hold up as easily the dumbest and most controversial thing we would see and remember. Even if you look at the numbers and see that Snell tends to get hit a lot harder as games go on, there is a difference between the average game and the type of game Snell was throwing Tue...
Tags: United States, Mlb, Rays, Turner, Tampa Bay, DAVE ROBERTS, Dodgers, Rob Manfred, Manfred, Justin Turner, Snell, Andrew Friedman, Kevin Cash, Blake Snell, Covid Turner

Dodgers end World Series title drought with come-from-behind win in Game 6

ARLINGTON, Texas — In a year that has been so improbable – for all of us – the possible finally happened. Benefiting from a reverse Grady Little, the Dodgers rode a two-run burst in the sixth inning and an impeccable bullpen performance to a 3-1 victory in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night at Globe Life Field. The franchise that once made “Wait ’til next year” its unfortunate slogan for years has nothing more to wait for now. Tuesday’s win came on the 16th anniversary of the Boston Red...
Tags: Boston, Sports, Cash, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Will Smith, Boston Red Sox, Rays, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner, World Series, ARLINGTON Texas, Justin, DAVE ROBERTS

Alexander: Dodgers are favorites, but it’ll be harder than it looks

You want further proof that baseball’s Wild Card round is, well, just too darned wild? Ask the manager that benefited from it the most. Milwaukee was the last team into MLB’s postseason tournament, and the 29-31 Brewers will be prohibitive underdogs beginning Wednesday night against the 43-17 Dodgers, who led baseball in runs scored (349), run differential (plus-136), home runs (118), team ERA (3.02) … shall we go on? Asked during an off-day Zoom conference Monday how he felt about this year’s e...
Tags: Milwaukee, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, St Louis, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Alexander, Brett Anderson, Brewers, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers, Padres

Mookie Betts: Best players have responsibility to play, not be brand ambassadors for MLB

ANAHEIM — The sport’s two best players — and two of the most well-paid in its history — will be on the field together in Anaheim this weekend. But Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts are playing in relative anonymity when it comes to national profiles, big-brand endorsements and Q ratings. Seemingly any NFL quarterback and half of the starting players in the NBA have bigger “brands” and certainly a greater social media presence than either Trout or Betts. MLB doesn’t...
Tags: Boston, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Mlb, Nashville, Will Smith, Smith, Los Angeles Dodgers, Compton, Mike, Anaheim, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts

Sure? No. But Rob Manfred Is Still Optimistic About This Season.

“We can continue to do this in a way that’s safe,” M.L.B.’s commissioner said of completing the campaign, despite two outbreaks so far.
Tags: News, Baseball, Major League Baseball, St Louis Cardinals, Miami Marlins, Rob Manfred, Manfred, Playoff Games, Robert D, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

New Leaf Vote for September • Over the Hills and Far Away: Journeys

It's time to select the book that the New Leaf Book Club will read and discuss in September, 2020. The theme is Over the Hills and Far Away: Journeys We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but in the interest of a vibrant conversation, we'd like to request that you please not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello here or in the Welcome thread. This ...
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‘Everyone Can Do Better’: Baseball Searches for Blame Amid Outbreaks

Major League Baseball’s commissioner put the onus on players to behave more responsibly, but some players and health experts see weaknesses in the league’s safety protocols.
Tags: News, Baseball, Major League Baseball, Manfred, Robert D, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings

MLB commissioner warns of Covid-19 shutdown, ESPN reports

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred warned union leader Tony Clark in a Friday call that if the league and players don't do a better job of following Covid-19 protocols and managing the virus, Manfred could shut down the shortened season, ESPN reported.
Tags: News, Stories, Mlb, Espn, Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred, Manfred, Tony Clark, COVID

Baseball commissioner warns he might end season if coronavirus isn't managed better, ESPN reports

ESPN is reporting that Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred warned players union leader Tony Clark in a Friday call that if the league and players don't do a better job of managing the virus, Manfred could shut down the shortened season.
Tags: Cnn, Espn, Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred, Manfred, Tony Clark

6 teams idle: Manfred, union talk as MLB grapples with virus

With six teams idled Friday by the COVID-19 pandemic, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the sport's coronavirus protocols.
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BUSTED: Social Media goes wild again after Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly gets eight-game suspension

MLB comes down heavy on Joe Kelly. 8 game suspension for his actions last night. #Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gets a one-game suspension. #Astros mgr Dusty Baker gets a fine. Bob Geren will manage LAD tonight. Kelly will appeal suspension so is eligible to pitch tonight — Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) July 29, 2020 According to Dodgers beat reporter Bill Plunkett, pitcher Joe Kelly was given an eight-game suspension by Major League Baseball after his “wild pitches” against the Houston As...
Tags: Russia, Sports, Social Media, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Houston, Major League Baseball, Baker, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Blake Harris, Joe Kelly, Joe Scarborough, Kelly, DAVE ROBERTS

As Marlins deal with coronavirus outbreak, MLB proceeds with caution

Thursday, a couple hours before the official start of the new season, Major League Baseball owners ratified a 16-team playoff structure. It was no more radical, perhaps, than the idea of a 60-game regular season. No plan is too large for last-minute tinkering this year – not in this, the shortest and strangest of seasons. MLB will have to adjust on the fly again after postponing two games Monday. A total of 11 Miami Marlins players reportedly tested positive for coronavirus in Philadelphia. Four...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Miami, Philadelphia, Marlins, Houston, Giants, Baltimore, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, New York Yankees, Washington Nationals, Derek Jeter

How Rob Manfred Navigated a Summer of Peril for Baseball

“We cannot be the one sport that doesn’t figure out how to play,” M.L.B.’s commissioner repeatedly told himself during months of contentious negotiations.
Tags: News, Bud, Baseball, Major League Baseball, World Series, Clark, Manfred, Selig, Organized Labor, Major League Baseball Players Assn, Robert D, Tony (1972-, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Rob Manfred Navigated

The Battle for a Baseball Season

A conversation with the commissioner of Major League Baseball about the path to this season’s start.
Tags: News, Baseball, Major League Baseball, Manfred, Robert D