Tagged: ‘Baseball’

Bryant against new IBB rule, warns of ‘slippery slope’ on changes
February 22nd, 2017 at 11:14 AM
***PHOTO1*** MESA, Ariz. - Memo to Major League Baseball: The National League's reigning MVP doesn't like your new high-school-like rule that no longer requires pitchers to throw the ball four times to intentionally walk a batter. Intentional walks can now be signaled from the dugout, sending the batter to first without a...

MLB players’ union agrees to pitchless intentional walks
February 22nd, 2017 at 10:14 AM
***PHOTO1*** NEW YORK (AP) รข?? The players' association has agreed to Major League Baseball's proposal to have intentional walks without pitches this year. While the union has resisted many of MLB's proposed innovations, players are willing to accept the intentional walk change. "As part of a broader discussion with other moving pieces,...

No apparent thaw for Cubs on Sosa after recent Sammy comments
February 21st, 2017 at 9:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** MESA, Ariz. - Just because Sammy Sosa said in a recent interview he'd like to return to the Cubs family and "regrets" the "mistake" he made walking out on the team during his final game as a Cub doesn't mean the relationship has thawed from the Cubs' side. If Sosa had...

Cubs among ‘number of clubs’ vying for 2020 All-Star game
February 21st, 2017 at 7:11 PM
***PHOTO1*** PHOENIX - An All-Star game for the Cubs in 2020, when Wrigley renovations are scheduled to be done? Not so fast, said commissioner Rob Manfred during his annual Arizona spring training media session. "I don't want to say anything that would suggest that I'm anywhere near making ... Read Original Post at...

Sammy Sosa always thought he walked on water; now we know why
February 21st, 2017 at 3:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** There are two things you never want to do. You never want to compare anyone to Hitler, unless the person happens to be a megalomaniac who has tried to wipe out an entire group of people. And you never want to compare yourself to Jesus, unless you happen to have been...