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World Baseball Classic needs serious commitment — or just get rid of it – ESPN (blog)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

11:57 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Adam Jones‘ robbery of Manny Machado‘s would-be home run and Machado’s respectful salute to his Baltimore Orioles teammate will be the highlight of the World Baseball Classic. But there have been other indelible moments. Such as Javier Baez‘s no-look tag, as he pointed at teammate Yadier Molina. Or Machado’s seemingly daily series of web gems. Or Nelson Cruz‘s home…

2017 World Baseball Classic final: The keys to a US win over Puerto Rico – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Download the CBS Sports App today and get the latest scores, news and alerts from Major League Baseball, plus get daily MLB picks from SportsLine! Wednesday night in Dodger Stadium, the United States and Puerto Rico will play one final game to determine the 2017 World Baseball Classic ( 9 p.m. ET: How to watch USA-Puerto Rico ). As was the case when these two teams met in second-round pool…

Budweiser to celebrate Major League Baseball with limited edition cans – STLtoday.com

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A St. Louisan who says he’s looking for work seems to have landed a pretty sweet assignment. Adam Koon was selected by Anheuser-Busch to design the special-edition Budweiser beer cans that will be released Monday in St. Louis to kick of the new Major League Baseball season.  For the new season, which begins April 2, limited-edition cans will be released in 15 selected cities. Each can…

UC baseball upsets No. 1-ranked Louisville – Cincinnati Enquirer – Cincinnati.com

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Coach Ty Neal and the Cincinnati Bearcats upset No. 1 Louisville on Tuesday night, for the biggest win in program history.(Photo: Enquirer file/Gary Landers) The University of Cincinnati baseball team upset No. 1-ranked Louisville 6-3 on Tuesday night at UC’s Marge Schott Stadium, before one of the biggest crowds in stadium history. Freshman Nathan Kroger (Loveland, Ohio/Milford) made his first career start for the Bearcats to pick up the win,…

World Baseball Classic: Previous champs, results, medal count, MVPs, All-WBC teams – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The World Baseball Classic was first played in 2006 and presently occurs every four years. The 16-team tournament includes 12 automatic berths based on a team’s finish in pool play during the prior WBC. The remaining four berths are determined by qualifying play.The first two rounds of the tournament are round-robin format, while the semifinals and finals are single-elimination.  Now here’s a quick look at the results from previous tournaments. …

US win over Japan sets up World Baseball Classic finale many wanted to see – USA TODAY

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share USA TODAY Sports’ Jorge L. Ortiz breaks down Team USA’s win over Japan and previews Wednesday’s championship game matchup between the U.S. and Puerto Rico at Dodger Stadium. USA TODAY Sports United States outfielder Adam Jones and teammate Brandon Crawford celebrate after defeating Japan in the semifinal of the World Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium.(Photo: PAUL BUCK, EPA) LOS ANGELES — They gathered together for…

Tennis balls, fabric gloves, whittled bats: Palestine starts a baseball federation – Washington Post

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Palestinian women take part in a baseball training session in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. (Mohammed Salem/Reuters) There are no baseballs. The bats aren’t regulation. They don’t even have a baseball diamond, but that hasn’t stopped a group of Palestinian athletes from launching the territory’s first federation of baseball and softball. “The federation seeks to make baseball well known to Palestinians, help male and female amateurs to become…

Tristan’s Twenty: High-value picks for fantasy baseball in 2017 – ESPN

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

3:35 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment What is value, anyway? Well, that’s simple: Value is the process of identifying player opinions of yours which are stronger than that of the general consensus. It’s fantasy baseball season! Renew an existing league, or sign up to play in a new one. Either way, it’s free.Sign up now! It’s the process of making your fantasy team yours: your…

Why the World Baseball Classic should be a March Madness-style knockout tournament – CBSSports.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Download the CBS Sports App today and get instant NCAA tournament news and alerts, plus get the latest picks and upsets from SportsLine! The World Baseball Classic is entertaining, somewhat flawed, and still new enough to have the whiff of novelty about it. When you encounter such a confluence, you are of course duty- and honor-bound to concoct a piece in which you declare how the event in question could be improved. This…

Baseball stars selling pricey and posh Arizona mansions – AZCentral.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share Take an inside tour of former major league baseball player Randy Johnson’s $25 million Paradise Valley home. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier just listed his Gilbert home for $5 million.(Photo: Launch Real Estate) Story Highlights Randy Johnson’s Paradise Valley estate is now priced at $19.995 million Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier just listed his Gilbert home for $5 million Luis Gonzalez’s former Scottsdale…

Emotion Makes Baseball Classic – Sports On Earth

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

On Monday night, after Puerto Rico’s Carlos Correa drilled a hanging curveball about four million feet to tie the semifinal of the World Baseball Classic, his teammates, in a scene we have become accustomed to in this thrilling, almost hypnotic World Baseball Classic, ran onto the field and began celebrating. Javy Baez started jumping up and down and pretending like he was ripping off his jersey; Francisco Lindor smiled and…

The World Baseball Classic is like free education for Team USA – FOXSports.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES — The first night they were together, earlier this month in Ft. Myers, Fl., a group of Team USA hitters went out to dinner. Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich, 25, and Astros infielder Alex Bregman, 22, were the youngest of the six players who attended. “I got more out of that than I’ve gotten from anything in a long time,” Bregman told Yelich. Yelich replied, “Yeah, it’s like getting…

‘DWTS’ recap: Show’s first baseball player is big hit in the ballroom – Fox News

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It took “Dancing with the Stars” 24 seasons to finally feature a baseball player on the hit ABC reality show. And retired two-time World Series champion catcher David Ross shocked many by knocking it out of the ballroom on the premiere episode Monday night. Ross scored 28 out of 40 for a lively baseball-themed quickstep to the song “Go Cubs Go” with his partner Lindsay Arnold. He wore…

Defensive Display Lifts Puerto Rico to World Baseball Classic Final – New York Times

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Baseball: Westminster gunning for a second straight county championship – Carroll County Times

Monday, March 20, 2017

It doesn’t take Westminster baseball coach Mark Winebrunner long to go through a roll call of returning players to his starting lineup. It’s as easy as one, two, three. That’s the total number of Owls who return from last year’s 16-4 team that lost to Damascus in the third round of the playoffs. All three seniors — center fielder Jordan Price, first baseman Ryan Mills, and designated hitter Dylan Lane…

Vote: Who will win the World Baseball Classic semifinal matchups? – ESPN

Monday, March 20, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment The World Baseball Classic semifinals will begin on Monday night and conclude on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Monday’s matchup is between Team Netherlands and Team Puerto Rico, while Tuesday’s matchup pits Team USA against Team Japan. Both games start at 9 p.m. ET. Japan has the most WBC titles of any nation with two. The United States has never taken home the…

For Gaza Women, Baseball Is a Hit – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Monday, March 20, 2017

GAZA CITY—Like many a teenager, Mariam Sadi has lied to her parents. Her fib was about playing baseball. Ms. Sadi, a 19-year-old student of media studies, initially told her family she was taking photos of a new women’s baseball team in the Gaza Strip. She feared that they would disapprove of a woman taking part in sports in this conservative…

What you need to know before baseball season begins – ESPN

Monday, March 20, 2017

8:20 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Three is a magic number. Welcome to the third annual edition of my “Facts to Know” column, which, considering my proclivity for singing on our Fantasy Focus Baseball podcast, seemed fitting to kick off with a musical reference. 2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit Get our updated rankings, projections, cheat sheets, closer chart, strategies and more, all in one place….

Netherlands vs. Puerto Rico kicks off World Baseball Classic semifinals Monday – SB Nation

Monday, March 20, 2017

Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all kinds of stories, rumors, game coverage, and Vines of dudes getting hit in the beans every day. Trying to find all of it while on your way to work or sitting at your desk just isn’t easy. It’s OK, though. We’re going to do the heavy lifting for you each…

Mizzou baseball sweeps Tide, pushes win streak to 19 – STLtoday.com

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Missouri baseball team completed a three-game sweep at Alabama with a 9-5 win over the Crimson Tide on Sunday for its 19th consecutive victory. Leadoff hitter Connor Brumfield wrapped up his strong series with three hits, two runs and two RBIs in MU’s 12-hit attack. Brumfield put the Tigers (19-1, 3-0 SEC) in front for good with a two-run single in the fifth inning and…