Tag Archives: baseball

Trump To Dodge First Pitch Duties At All-Star Game

The Associated Press reports: During every previous All-Star Game in Washington, the president was part of the story. That might not be the case this year. Trump’s anticipated absence Tuesday night would allow Nationals Park to perform its usual role for elected officials and other political figures: as a bipartisan oasis where differences are set aside while everyone frets about ...

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Giuliani Booed At Yankee Stadium On His Birthday

The New York Daily News reports: Yankee fans gave Rudy Giuliani the Giancarlo Stanton treatment. The former New York City mayor was at The Stadium to celebrate his 74th birthday on Memorial Day, with the PA announcer sharing the news with the crowd and wishing him a happy birthday. The fans, however, greeted him with hearty boos. Giuliani, of course, ...

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MLB Team Makes Players Attend Anti-Porn Lecture

CBS Sports reports: All throughout spring training camps in Florida and Arizona, MLB teams bring in motivational speakers and guest instructors to help their players, especially their young players. As part of their spring routine, the Kansas City Royals have taken it upon themselves to teach their players about the harmful effects of … pornography? Yes, pornography. Royals GM Dayton ...

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MLB Teams To Wear Hats That Honor Parkland Victims

The Miami Herald reports: To honor the victims of last week’s school shooting, Major League Baseball teams intend to wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas caps on Friday for the start of spring training games in Florida and Arizona. The league’s official cap company, New Era, is making the special caps for players to wear when play begins in both the Grapefruit ...

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MLB Backs GLAAD’s Anti-Bullying #SpiritDay [VIDEO]

Posted today to Major League Baseball’s website: We still have the blue of the Dodgers and Cubs, the Yankees’ navy, and Houston’s navy and orange. Now you can add postseason purple as well. Today is Spirit Day, and Major League Baseball and all 30 clubs are again taking a united stand against bullying by joining GLAAD in “going purple” to ...

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Crowd Cheers Gay Proposal At MLB Game [VIDEO]

The Washington Blade reports: Nationals fans were able to witness a special moment between couple Ty Fleming and Tyler Garrison on Friday. The moment Fleming and Garrison became officially engaged was captured during the Washington Nationals versus Pittsburgh Pirates game. The crowd cheered for the happy couple, who even received a congratulations hug from Screech the mascot. The Nationals clinched ...

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Boston Red Sox Busted Cheating With Apple Watches

The New York Times reports: For decades, spying on another team has been as much a part of baseball’s gamesmanship as brushback pitches and hard slides. The Boston Red Sox have apparently added a modern — and illicit — twist: They used an Apple Watch to gain an advantage against the Yankees and other teams. Investigators for Major League Baseball ...

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REPORT: Fox Sports Fires Baseball Legend Pete Rose After Decades-Old Allegation Of Sex With Underage Girl

From the Hollywood Reporter: Pete Rose’s days at Fox Sports have come to an end. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leader will not continue at the cable network, where he was slated to return to the desk as part of its coverage of postseason games. Fox Sports declined comment. The news follows recent allegations ...

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Cubs Player Denies Flipping Off Trump In Oval Office

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: During the Cubs visit to the White House on Wednesday, Albert Almora Jr. was photographed next to the president in the Oval Office. At first glance, everything appears normal. But many people on social media, on closer examination, spotted the Cubs outfielder appearing to give President Donald Trump the middle finger. When asked about it later, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Congressional Baseball Game

ESPN reports: More than $1 million has been raised for charity ahead of Thursday night’s Congressional Baseball Game in Washington, according to the organization’s Facebook page. The Republican team was holding its last practice before for the game when five people were shot Wednesday morning at a suburban Virginia park, including Rep. Steve Scalise (R- LA), the third highest-ranking republican ...

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Congressional Baseball Game To Take Place As Planned

The Hill reports: A House Democrat scheduled to play in the Congressional Baseball Game said Wednesday the charity event will still happen despite this morning’s shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and several others. Rep. Eric. Swalwell (D-Calif.) tweeted that the game will continue as scheduled on Thursday evening. “The #congressionalbaseballgame is on,” Swallwell tweeted. “We will play for charity, ...

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New York Mets Tweet Photo Of Giant Dildo

SB Nation reports: The New York Mets are having a disastrous start to their season, but on Friday night, they came back to beat the Miami Marlins, 8-7. That called for a celebration picture on the team’s Twitter account! They chose to feature T.J. Rivera, who hit a game-tying double and a home run. But the picture showed a giant ...

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WASHINGTON: “Impeach Trump” Banner Unfurled At Baseball Game That Trump Refused First Pitch

Yahoo Sports reports: The Washington Nationals may have pulled off a dramatic, come-from-behind 4-2 victory Monday against the Miami Marlins, but not every fan was happy following the game. As crowds were leaving the ballpark, a group of protesters hung a sign that read “Impeach Trump #Resist” over a railing in the stadium. The Washington Nationals may have pulled off ...

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Joy Reid Ponders Trump’s “First Pitch” Refusal [VIDEO]

Crooks & Liars recaps: When Donald Trump decided to be the first president since Taft to refuse to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day in a Major League Baseball game, he created quite the media buzz. Why won’t he? Joy Reid has some thoughts and it’s hard to argue with her, as usual. “Could it be, that ...

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Trump Rejects Baseball Opening Pitch Invite [VIDEO]

Politico reports: President Donald Trump will not throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington Nationals opening day Monday, the team told reporters Tuesday. POLITICO Playbook reported Tuesday morning that Trump was in talks to throw the first pitch as the Nationals take on the Miami Marlins in Washington. But the White House said Trump has a “scheduling conflict” that ...

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White Sox First Baseman: I Ate My Fake Haitian Passport While Being Smuggled From Cuba To USA

The Chicago Tribune reports: When Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu finally boarded a plane to the U.S after being smuggled from Cuba to Haiti, he said he had one mission: Destroy the fake Haitian passport he was traveling on before his flight landed in Miami. He testified Wednesday that he went to the restroom as soon as possible ...

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Major League Baseball Drops Intentional Walk Rule

To make things less boring. The New York Post reports: As minute as it may feel, the MLB has made the pitcher’s life easier and the fan’s experience faster with one rule change. The league and the Players Association agreed Tuesday to eliminate the four-pitch intentional walk and implement a dugout signal in its place, according to ESPN. The shake-up ...

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Major League Baseball Bans Drag Hazing

Mic.com reports: Starting next season, there’ll be a new rule in baseball: No more dressing the new guys in drag. On Tuesday, Major League Baseball is set to ratify a new anti-hazing and anti-bullying policy meant to end a sexist and transphobic tradition in the sport, which bans veteran players from forcing new team members dress as women. The rules ...

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Chicago Cubs Pitcher Mocks Anti-Trump Celebrities: I’ll Help You Pack To Leave The United States, Beat It

Not so hot anymore, is he? The Chicago Tribune reports: Cubs President Theo Epstein hasn’t exactly hidden his political views from the public. Last month he gave a donation to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign at a fundraiser in Chicago right after signing a five-year, $50 million extension to stay with the Cubs. But Epstein prefers to separate his political views ...

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Chicago Cubs Win World Series [VIDEO]

From the Chicago Tribune: Finally. The most epic drought in sports history is over, and the Cubs are world champions. After 107 years of waiting, the Cubs won the 2016 World Series with an 8-7, 10-inning Game 7 victory over the Indians on Wednesday night at Progressive Field. The triumph completed their climb back from a 3-1 Series deficit to ...

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