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Bad Child Spared Demonization By Replay Call – Deadspin

Sunday, October 15, 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…

Former Clemson baseball player in critical condition – Greenville News

Sunday, October 15, 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…

Astros Elude the Yankees’ Grasp Again, Winning Game 2 in the 9th – New York Times

Sunday, October 15, 2017

In the two games here, both 2-1 defeats, they managed just one run in 16 innings against the Astros’ starting pitchers: Dallas Keuchel and Verlander. Though Verlander had been cuffed around in two trips to the World Series with Detroit, he has an extensive record of dominating performances in big October moments — including Game 5 shutouts of the Oakland A’s that decided two division series. And he has been…

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

Sunday, October 15, 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…

Spectators’ injury lawsuits against ballclubs face legal hurdles such … – Chicago Tribune

Sunday, October 15, 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…

Stink In Sports – Deadspin

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Photo: Orlando/Three Lions/Getty Images Good news for the crowd that wants to stick to sports. Gizmodo Media Group illustrator Sam Woolley joined me for an episode all about the messes that plague the sporting person. The topic provided an excuse to mine the Ask a Clean Person files to find out which activity generates the most queries. I wasn’t at all surprised—although you might be—to learn that hockey has inspired…

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

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…

Weekend Hot Clicks: Syracuse Shocks Clemson; Soccer Players Kneel in Germany; Sarah Scotford – Sports Illustrated

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Foe the first time in college football history, two-top-10 teams lost on the same Friday night. Plus, we say hello to the lovely Sarah Scotford.  College Football Chaos For the first time in college football history, two top-10 teams lost on the same Friday night. Syracuse shocked Clemson, and for the second time in three weeks, #Pac12AfterDark took another top-10 victim, during which Cal QB Ross Bowers nearly completed a…

Butch Jones on firing line after living up to ‘Botch’ nickname in South Carolina loss – CBSSports.com

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Tennessee, it’s time. It’s time to embrace your future, forget about the past and move on from coach Butch Jones. If getting shellacked 41-0 by Georgia two weeks ago at Neyland Stadium wasn’t enough to force Jones out during the bye week, Saturday’s 15-9 loss to South Carolina should do the trick.  Jones is now 0-4 against Will Muschamp during his Tennessee career, including last season’s upset when the Vols…

Friday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Saturday, October 14, 2017

COLLEGE SPORTS North Carolina can move forward, closing one of the most embarrassing chapters in the school’s history now that the long-running NCAA academic case has ended with UNC facing no penalty. Still, even with what had to be the best possible outcome – a weight being lifted that has loomed over the Chapel Hill campus for years – school officials greeted the news more with cautious relief than exuberance….

Dodgers remove Corey Seager from NLCS roster vs. Cubs with back injury – CBSSports.com

Saturday, October 14, 2017

When the 2017 NLCS begins Saturday night, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will not be part of the action. The club announced their NLCS roster Saturday afternoon and it did not include Seager, who is dealing with a back injury. Charlie Culberson replaced Seager on the roster for the series against the Cubs. By leaving Seager off the NLCS roster, the Dodgers will be able to reactivate him for the World Series, should they…

A Blueprint for Women’s Sports Success. But Can It Be Copied? – New York Times

Saturday, October 14, 2017

“Look, Portland’s a great soccer market, there’s no question about it,” said Merritt Paulson, the owner of the Thorns and their affiliated Major League Soccer club, the Portland Timbers, who have sold out 122 consecutive home games and counting. “But there are other great soccer markets in this country. The N.W.S.L. can succeed, and succeed well, in a lot of markets. We don’t have fairy dust that’s unique to Portland.”…

Wiebe: Charting the next steps for US Soccer after World Cup disaster – MLSsoccer.com

Saturday, October 14, 2017

On Friday morning, in a conference call that followed Bruce Arena’s inevitable resignation, Sunil Gulati took responsibility for the United States national team’s World Cup qualifying failure. US Soccer’s long-time president did not, however, resign from his post or rule out a fourth and final run in next spring’s presidential election. You can find Gulati’s comments plastered all over this website and everywhere else the beautiful game is covered in the…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

A History Of Activism In Baseball – NPR

Saturday, October 14, 2017

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Let’s check in on the politics of a sport that has steered clear of politics. We’ve heard a lot about football players protesting racial discrimination. Major League Baseball players have mostly stayed off to the side. Rhiannon Walker is following baseball’s quieter course. She is associate editor for ESPN’s The Undefeated, which examines sports, race and culture, and she’s a good person to ask, how has baseball…

A Blueprint for Women’s Sports Success. But Can It Be Copied? – New York Times

Saturday, October 14, 2017

“Look, Portland’s a great soccer market, there’s no question about it,” said Merritt Paulson, the owner of the Thorns and their affiliated Major League Soccer club, the Portland Timbers, who have sold out 122 consecutive home games and counting. “But there are other great soccer markets in this country. The N.W.S.L. can succeed, and succeed well, in a lot of markets. We don’t have fairy dust that’s unique to Portland.”…

Friday’s Sports in Brief – FOXSports.com

Saturday, October 14, 2017

COLLEGE SPORTS North Carolina can move forward, closing one of the most embarrassing chapters in the school’s history now that the long-running NCAA academic case has ended with UNC facing no penalty. Still, even with what had to be the best possible outcome – a weight being lifted that has loomed over the Chapel Hill campus for years – school officials greeted the news more with cautious relief than exuberance….

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on the crucial management lesson he learned from sports – CNBC

Saturday, October 14, 2017

<!– –> VISIT CNBC.COM Home Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials PRIMETIME Careers Careers 23 Hours AgoCNBC.com Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has spent the past 25 years of his career working at the software giant. But he says he learned a critical lesson about leadership not during his time as an executive in the tech industry, but from his experience playing high school sports in India. As a junior at Hyderabad…