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With Home Run No. 5694, Baseball Sets a Record With Time to Spare – New York Times

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The feats have come with startling regularity. On Sept. 12, the Minnesota Twins became the first team ever to homer in each of the first seven innings of a game. On June 24, three Oakland Athletics rookies — Franklin Barreto, Jaycob Brugman and Matt Olson — became the first trio of teammates in more than a century to each hit their first major league homers in the same game. And…

Akron Announces Plan To Restore Baseball Program … – Baseball America

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Akron on Tuesday announced a plan that, if approved next month by the board of trustees, would restore the school’s baseball program and add a women’s lacrosse team. The Zips eliminated their baseball program following the 2015 season. The move to eliminate baseball was a part of widespread budget cuts at the university, made by former president Scott Scarborough. He resigned a year later, and Akron named Matt Wilson as…

Baseball Team Cruelly Loses Game Eight Innings After Celebrating … – Deadspin

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

At least the Wichita Wingnuts got to savor the taste of victory, as they streamed out of the dugout onto the field to celebrate clinching the championship of the American Association, an independent baseball league, on a ninth-inning groundout. Unfortunately, they didn’t actually win the game. In fact, they had to play almost another entire game, until they finally lost to the Winnipeg Goldeyes deep in extra innings. As you…

Changing baseball: A thought experiment – Red Reporter

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Here’s an idea to change baseball that baseball would never ever in a million years consider. This change doesn’t fix any purported problems with baseball. It probably wouldn’t change the average length of the game, which is something that some idiots out there think is a problem. It doesn’t address the shift or hitters trying to get more lift in their swings. It doesn’t help you make up rain outs….

Baseball Team Cruelly Loses Game Eight Innings After Celebrating Championship – Deadspin

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

At least the Wichita Wingnuts got to savor the taste of victory, as they streamed out of the dugout onto the field to celebrate clinching the championship of the American Association, an independent baseball league, on a ninth-inning groundout. Unfortunately, they didn’t actually win the game. In fact, they had to play almost another entire game, until they finally lost to the Winnipeg Goldeyes deep in extra innings. As you…

Well-respected youth baseball coach Dave Hilton dies – AZCentral.com

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dave Hilton, the first overall pick of the 1971 amateur baseball draft by the San Diego Padres, made his impact in Phoenix area as a coach.(Photo: Photo submitted) Dave Hilton was one of the most liked, well-respected coaches who never won a high school varsity baseball game. The first overall pick of the 1971 amateur baseball draft by the San Diego Padres, made his impact more behind the scenes in youth…

Baseball’s booming home runs are getting younger, too – New York Post

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Before this season, there had only been 19 occasions in MLB history in which two teammates in their age 25-or-under season each had reached 30 homers. Through the weekend, it already had happened twice this year, and there was a decent chance it was going to happen a few more times before this round-tripper-soaked seasons is concluded. Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez already have become the 11th set of teammates…

‘Friends,’ the Sitcom That’s Still a Hit in Major League Baseball – The … – New York Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

What has the sitcom done for his English proficiency? “It’s near perfect,” said Flores’s teammate, Jerry Blevins, who is from Tennessee. “When he doesn’t know something, it’s surprising.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story Flores, Peralta and Galvis built a rudimentary command of English in school in Venezuela. “But I always got bad grades because I didn’t like that way of learning,” Galvis said. Gonzalez, who was surrounded by Spanish,…

Athletics at Tigers: Farewell to Interdivisional Baseball 2017 – Athletics Nation

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

This has been a long and trying season, more bad than good overall, but more good than bad of late. This week’s three game series against the Detroit Tigers marks the final time this season that the A’s will play a team outside of the division, with just about two weeks of regular season baseball remaining on the year. The A’s took their fair share of lumps while playing against…

BASEBALL BY THE NUMBERS: Framing an issue for Cubs catcher Contreras – Chicago Sun-Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pitch framing has been part of baseball for generations and will remain one until the day robo umps take over calling balls and strikes. And framing is not a particular strength of either the Cubs or White Sox. There’s no way of knowing for sure if it was a factor when umpire Jordan Baker blew the ball-strike call that led to the ejection of pitcher John Lackey and catcher Willson…

‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Maria heading for Dominica, Puerto Rico – CNN

Monday, September 18, 2017

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Could Congress repeal Obamacare in the next two weeks? – Washington Post

Monday, September 18, 2017

There’s a possibility that before this month is through, Congress could repeal most of Obamacare. But don’t confuse possible with likely. A proposal picking up steam right now among Republican senators has just as many — if not more — hurdles to get over as did all the other failed attempts to repeal Obamacare this year. Here’s what you need to know about the renewed attempt to repeal Obamacare and what must…

With a Picked Lock and a Threatened Indictment, Mueller’s Inquiry Sets a Tone – New York Times

Monday, September 18, 2017

A spokesman for Mr. Mueller declined to comment. Lawyers and a spokesman for Mr. Manafort also declined to comment. Few people can upend Washington like a federal prosecutor rooting around a presidential administration, and Mr. Mueller, a former F.B.I. director, is known to dislike meandering investigations that languish for years. At the same time, he appears to be taking a broad view of his mandate: examining not just the Russian…

The danger of forsaking America’s civil service – The Hill

Monday, September 18, 2017

President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDNC slams Trump’s National Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation as ‘hypocritical’ Security for ex-Sheriff David Clarke has topped 0K in 2017: report New Yorker reveals cover it would have run if Clinton won MORE and his administration are again engaging in brinksmanship with North Korea in the aftermath of Pyongyang’s most recent, and most powerful, nuclear test.   The administration’s preferred option appears to punishing economic sanctions…

Bank of Canada watching stronger C$, all meetings ‘live’: Lane – Reuters

Monday, September 18, 2017

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (Reuters) – The Bank of Canada will pay close attention to how the economy responds to both higher interest rates and a stronger Canadian dollar, and remains data-dependent as it looks ahead to further decisions on interest rates, a top official said on Monday. Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Timothy Lane reiterated the bank’s previous message that growth is becoming more broadly based and self-sustaining, while emphasizing that…

‘Friends,’ the Sitcom That’s Still a Hit in Major League Baseball – The … – New York Times

Monday, September 18, 2017

What has the sitcom done for his English proficiency? “It’s near perfect,” said Flores’s teammate, Jerry Blevins, who is from Tennessee. “When he doesn’t know something, it’s surprising.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story Flores, Peralta and Galvis built a rudimentary command of English in school in Venezuela. “But I always got bad grades because I didn’t like that way of learning,” Galvis said. Gonzalez, who was surrounded by Spanish,…

Camping World will sponsor Major League Baseball playoffs – Chicago Tribune

Monday, September 18, 2017

Putting postseason baseball on par with a midlevel college football bowl game, a stadium in Orlando, Fla., and NASCAR’s truck series, Major League Baseball said Monday it has signed Camping World to be presenting sponsor of the National League and American League championship series. Camping World also will be the presenting sponsor of MLB spring training in Florida and Arizona. The cost of this, part of a multiyear multiplatform marketing…

‘Friends,’ the Sitcom That’s Still a Hit in Major League Baseball – The … – New York Times

Monday, September 18, 2017

What has the sitcom done for his English proficiency? “It’s near perfect,” said Flores’s teammate, Jerry Blevins, who is from Tennessee. “When he doesn’t know something, it’s surprising.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story Flores, Peralta and Galvis built a rudimentary command of English in school in Venezuela. “But I always got bad grades because I didn’t like that way of learning,” Galvis said. Gonzalez, who was surrounded by Spanish,…

Astros’ AL West Title Serves as Reminder They Could Still Be Baseball’s Best Team – Sports Illustrated

Monday, September 18, 2017

The focus of the baseball world over the previous two months of the season has been on two teams: the Dodgers, first as the second coming of the 1927 Yankees and then as the reincarnation of the 2003 Tigers; and the Indians, who spent three weeks laying waste to the league around them amid their 22-game win streak. Lost in the shuffle was the team that first laid claim to…

Washington Nationals almost got burned by replay review – Federal Baseball

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Nationals couldn’t seem to get on third base during the early innings of Sunday’s ballgame. It was 1-0 Dodgers in the sixth inning when the Nationals put two runners on base. Jayson Werth stepped up to the plate and laced an 0-2 pitch down the line into left field. It was close and called foul by the third base umpire, Gary Cederstrom. If that ball is fair, and it…