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Playoff Baseball Tonight! – The New Yorker

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Baseball tonight—the Houston Astros and the Yankees, up at the Stadium—and grab it if you can. This is the best part of the baseball year, the mid-series three games of the four-out-of-seven League Championships, when the batters will be facing the other guys’ mid-level starters and have already seen their bullpens. The Astros took the first two games by identical 2–1 scores, but these Yankees, as we know, persevere when…

Baseball’s Battle for Multi-Sport Athletes – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

The resurgence of the New York Yankees can be traced in part to a conversation between Aaron Judge and his high school football coach in late 2009. Judge had received full scholarship offers to play tight end at Stanford, Notre Dame and UCLA, among other top college football programs. Still, for sheer love of the game, he was inclined to take only a partial scholarship to play baseball at Fresno…

21 Years Later, Jeff Maier Gets to Relive His Big Moment – New York Times

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

The right fielder, Tony Tarasco, retreated to the wall and waited for the ball — but Maier’s black Mizuno glove beat him to it. There was no instant replay then, and the umpire, Rich Garcia, signaled home run. The Yankees went on to win the game, the series and the championship. Photo Jeff Maier was 12 when he grabbed a ball hit to right field by the Yankees’ Derek Jeter…

Japanese Playoff Baseball Game Turns Into A Mud Bowl – Deadspin

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

In the first round of the Nippon Professional Baseball playoffs in Japan, the Hanshin Tigers and Yokohama DeNA Baystars battled through absolutely absurd conditions to play an entire baseball game in the mud. The result was unlike any baseball game I’ve ever seen. To watch the highlights with the full swampy effect, here’s “Born On The Bayou.” But here is the absolute best one, which can only be serviced with…

Joe Maddon expects fine for tirade after overturned call in Game 1 of NLCS – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Joe Maddon will find out soon how much his rant from Saturday night will cost him. The Cubs manager expects to be fined by Major League Baseball for his tirade after an out at home plate was overturned in the seventh inning of Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. It was ruled that Cubs catcher Willson Contreras did not allow a path to home plate for Dodgers base…

‘Baseball is life:’ Haggin exhibit celebrates past, present, future of America’s pastime – Stockton Record

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Nicholas Filipas Record Staff Writer @nicholasfilipas STOCKTON — When the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series and ended their 108-year title drought, Peaches Ehrich couldn’t contain herself. Growing up just a block away from Wrigley Field, her love for baseball started at a young age after her parents separated. Baseball and the Cubs became a shared interest between her and her father to bond. For…

MLB playoffs: Joe Maddon ejected after overturned call, saw ‘a great baseball play’ – Sporting News

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Joe Maddon was ejected in the seventh inning of Saturday’s 5-2 loss against the Dodgers after a controversial call was overturned against the Cubs. Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner hit a single into left field. Shortstop Charlie Culberson raced around third base to force a play at home plate. He was initially ruled out having never actually touched the plate, but the play was reviewed and overturned because Cubs catcher…

‘Baseball is life:’ Haggin exhibit celebrates past, present, future of America’s pastime – Stockton Record

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Nicholas Filipas Record Staff Writer @nicholasfilipas STOCKTON — When the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series and ended their 108-year title drought, Peaches Ehrich couldn’t contain herself. Growing up just a block away from Wrigley Field, her love for baseball started at a young age after her parents separated. Baseball and the Cubs became a shared interest between her and her father to bond. For…

MLB playoffs: Joe Maddon ejected after overturned call, saw ‘a great baseball play’ – Sporting News

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Joe Maddon was ejected in the seventh inning of Saturday’s 5-2 loss against the Dodgers after a controversial call was overturned against the Cubs. Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner hit a single into left field. Shortstop Charlie Culberson raced around third base to force a play at home plate. He was initially ruled out having never actually touched the plate, but the play was reviewed and overturned because Cubs catcher…

MLB playoffs: Joe Maddon ejected after overturned call, saw ‘a great baseball play’ – Sporting News

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Joe Maddon was ejected in the seventh inning of Saturday’s 5-2 loss against the Dodgers after a controversial call was overturned against the Cubs. Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner hit a single into left field. Shortstop Charlie Culberson raced around third base to force a play at home plate. He was initially ruled out having never actually touched the plate, but the play was reviewed and overturned because Cubs catcher…

Bad Child Spared Demonization By Replay Call – Deadspin

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Image via Tim Burke/GMG Reasonable people may disagree about whether spectators should be bringing baseball gloves to professional baseball games. Is it lame? Probably not, so long as you are a child. But even if you are a child, there is one thing you for sure should not be doing at a professional baseball game: you should not be reaching anywhere near the wall to snag a live ball. This…

No billy goat or ‘Bambino’ but Washingtonians wonder if baseball team is jinxed – Baltimore Sun

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

In the early hours of Friday the 13th in the 13th season of the Nationals in Washington, you could hardly blame even the team’s most sensible fans for wondering if something had gone cosmically awry with a club that has mastered the art of merely getting close. Unlike some other cities, Washington has no cute anecdotes about baseball jinxes – no “Curse of the Bambino,” no billy goats said to…

Former Clemson baseball player Blake Holliday in critical condition after accident – Greenville News

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Blake Holliday.(Photo: Clemson Baseball) A former Clemson baseball player is in critical condition following a four-wheeler accident Thursday afternoon, a Greenville Memorial Hospital spokesperson confirmed Saturday. Blake Holliday, a pitcher on the Clemson baseball team in 2017, was airlifted to the hospital following an accident on Major and Rube Ashely roads in Belton, according to Dudley Brown, spokesperson for the hospital, and Anderson County dispatch.  The call came in Thursday around 2:51 p.m., dispatchers said. Holliday…

Spectators’ injury lawsuits against ballclubs face legal hurdles such as the Baseball Rule – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Juanita DeJesus never saw the ball coming. DeJesus was sitting along the first base line at a 2009 minor-league baseball game in Gary, Ind., when an infield fly struck her in the face just as she looked up to spot the ball. The impact broke several bones in her face and resulted in permanent blindness in her left eye. Her injuries were strikingly similar to those recently suffered by John…

MLB playoffs: Clayton Kershaw doesn’t believe baseball teams can take advantage of fatigue – Sporting News

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Clayton Kershaw has had some time to rest ahead of Saturday’s Game 1 NLCS matchup against the Cubs. The Dodgers quickly swept the Diamondbacks in the NLDS, while Chicago just finished off a thrilling Game 5 win over the Nationals on Thursday. Despite the extra rest, Kershaw doesn’t believe the Dodgers enter the series with any sort of advantage. “I don’t know how you do that in baseball,” Kershaw said…

Western baseball player picks up pieces in Puerto Rico – News-Press Now

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Erick Bracero played first base on the Griffon baseball team at Missouri Western State University for four years and graduated in 1995 with a business degree. He currently lives in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, with his wife and three children, where they’re still recovering from the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria. “Personally, it’s been the worst experience in my life,” he said. “I have three kids that…

MLB playoffs: Clayton Kershaw doesn’t believe baseball teams can take advantage of fatigue – Sporting News

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Clayton Kershaw has had some time to rest ahead of Saturday’s Game 1 NLCS matchup against the Cubs. The Dodgers quickly swept the Diamondbacks in the NLDS, while Chicago just finished off a thrilling Game 5 win over the Nationals on Thursday. Despite the extra rest, Kershaw doesn’t believe the Dodgers enter the series with any sort of advantage. “I don’t know how you do that in baseball,” Kershaw said…

No billy goat or ‘Bambino’ but Washingtonians wonder if baseball team is jinxed – Baltimore Sun

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

In the early hours of Friday the 13th in the 13th season of the Nationals in Washington, you could hardly blame even the team’s most sensible fans for wondering if something had gone cosmically awry with a club that has mastered the art of merely getting close. Unlike some other cities, Washington has no cute anecdotes about baseball jinxes – no “Curse of the Bambino,” no billy goats said to…

Out at Home: Baseball Breaks Fans’ Hearts Once Again – RealClearPolitics

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Today is Friday the 13th, a date long associated with bad luck, which was certainly the case in the wee hours this morning for the Washington Nationals and their fans. Bad umpiring, too, which hardly salves the wound. “Baseball has the largest library of law and lore and custom and ritual,” former Major League Baseball commissioner and classics scholar A. Bartlett Giamatti once noted. For that reason, he added, “in…

Still a Workhorse but Now an Astro, Justin Verlander Gets Set for Yankees – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Conserving his best fastballs for later in games was not Verlander’s plan, at first. Summoned to the majors in 2005, just a year after the Tigers chose him from Old Dominion with the second overall pick in the draft, he learned that major leaguers would wear him out quickly if they saw the same speed all the time. “I was having a lot of trouble with foul balls, and I…