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Chicago Cubs 5-13.
Recently, ESPN radio decided to drop the Baseball Today Podcast featuring Eric Carabell, Mark Simon and Keith Law. It was amusing, interesting, unlikely, SABR-slanted and more than anything, very funny. The self-proclaimed dilettantes hosting the show were intelligent and their chemistry excellent.
Although replaced by another baseball podcast, featuring the terrific Buster Olney of ESPN television lore, the Baseball Today Podcast is sorely missed.
Listeners so absorbed in baseball knowledge already know virtually all presented by the new one (after all, who but the most ardent fan listens to a baseball podcast in the first place?) and looked forward to Karabell's unabashed love for all things Philly (especially Delmon Young), Law's snarkiness ("How about THAT, huh?" or, "Anytime someone accuses us of bias--a kitten dies") and Mark Simon's Ridiculous Question of the Day (who but the likes of us create songs of his beautiful voice and submit them for broadcast?).
ESPN, PLEASE BRING BACK THE BASEBALL TODAY PODCAST! There's room on the web for both!
From 1969 until 1990, the San Diego Padres bore uniforms that were visually distinct from those on other clubs, always including an element of the color Brown that reflects San Diego's mission heritage.
Since 1991, the color brown has been replaced with the much more common (and I presume marketable) blue.
With new ownership, there is an opportunity to bring back the traditional and distinct livery of this baseball club.
Edwin is having a great year. So many homers, RBIs, and great defense.
He deserves to play in the allstar game.
It's bad enough we were sold out to the AL for a "discount" & lost several long time LOVED key players.
We do not want our name changed!
Changing uniforms and the name of the team will not produce a winner. Investing in the right players for the right money and, a supporting city - produce winners. Move the farm system along faster and give boys a chance to play instead of letting them grow old in the system.
Please stop destroying our beloved Astros!
This is a petition to Major League Baseball to elect a new, fabulous commissioner (aka, yours truly).
If elected, I promise a live and squawking chicken in every dugout, to be the first commissioner on Twitter- @Awesome Commissioner, if it isn’t already taken- and fundraising bake sales and car washes for those unfortunate teams who need new stadium. Among other things!
A little background on me: I am a hot chocolate and baseball obsessed teen girl named Emily. I blog over at Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend about the intricacies of changeups in 14th century baseball (okay, not really) and the part-poke-eyeballs-out-with-forks part roll-on-the-floor-laughing thing we call “General Manager Speak”.
I know, the GMs are glaring at me already and I’m not even commissioner.
Anyhow! If you want to help me on my quest to become commish, sign right here, my friends. And have some hot chocolate for dessert in honor of me, too.
That is, thank you.
If you're a Mets fan, you know why you need to sign this petition.
Jose Reyes must be re-signed.
Since 2008, UBC’s administration has been considering joining the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) as the main organizing body for the university’s varsity sports. Currently, UBC is a member of CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) in the Canada West Region.
Membership in the NCAA would help UBC attract academically qualified student athletes from across Canada and the US, who would otherwise choose NCAA affiliated schools. This allows the university to build a top-tier varsity athletics program, to match its top-tier academic reputation.
A decision is expected on this matter by April, 2011, in advance of the next NCAA Division II application deadline of June 1, 2011.
On the entire west side of Chicago, there is no place made available for baseball players to train or hone their skills. Every Chicago Park supervisor has closed the door on the idea of providing time and space in their facility because basketball is the primary focus of the athletic community.
We are seeking support from those who understand the discipline and life skills that are offered through the game of baseball.
When the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 1998 inductees, a collective groan of disappointment rumbled through the Deaf community. The 19th Century player chosen was shortstop/manager George Davis (1870-1940), who played for the New York Giants and the Chicago White Sox from 1890-1909, accumulating 2,660 hits and a .295 batting average (.300-plus during his 9 years with the Giants).
The general reaction of Deaf people (and a number of hearing people, too) was “George who???” Once again, “Dummy” Hoy had been bypassed by the Hall of Fame Committee on Baseball Veterans (the “Veterans Committee”).
Our main goal is to get William ‘Dummy’ Hoy inducted in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Our first step would be establish a petition to increase the numbers of supporters nationwide to establish strong fan-based credibility. With the information accumulate within this website, you will find Hoy statistically successful.
On Tuesday, July 27, Marlins manager Edwin Rodiguez complained about the footwear of Giants closing pitcher Brian Wilson, calling the shoes "a little too bright, a little too flashy." The next day, Wilson was fined $1000 without warning and forced to alter his excellent apparel with sharpie, despite the fact that no Major League Baseball rule specifically addresses cleat appearance.
We the people of San Francisco and its surrounding counties protest the decision of Major League Baseball to fine Brian Wilson for his sweet kicks. In a game where players are essentially permitted to present themselves in whatever dumb fashion they choose (see Manny Ramirez for reference), we think it is absurd that our delightful closing pitcher would be fined without warning for a "violation" that is not even specifically addressed in the MLB rule book. Furthermore, we find the fine to be unpatriotic, as it contrasts the spirit of American individualism that should be permitted -- to the extent that it does not interfere with the game -- in America's national pastime.
On June 2, 2010, Armando Galarraga pitched what should have been a perfect game, but a 9th inning ball was called a hit instead of an out. The umpire admits he blew the call, the hitter admits he was out, and the world knows he was out. Only Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig doesn't get it.
Selig has the power to overrule the ump, but he has refused. This petition is to get Selig to change the ump's mistaken call and give Armando Galarraga the perfect game he earned.
On June 2, 2010 MLB pitcher Armando Galarraga got robbed of his perfect game by umpire Jim Joyce. The Tiger's were leading the game against the Cleveland Indians, 3-0 with two outs in the ninth inning. Jason Donald hit a ground ball to first base. Galarraga ran over to cover first base and got the throw from Miguel Cabrera. He touched the base and was at least what looked to be a stride ahead. Jim Joyce signaled safe.
Upon replay it proved that Galarraga definitely beat Jason Donald to the bag and it was an out.
Koufax had a stellar 165-87 record with a 2.76 ERA and 2,396 strikeouts in his career. He was a 7x All Star Selection, 4x World Champion, 3x Cy Young winner, 2x World Series MVP, 1963 NL MVP, 4x NL TSN Player of the Year, he was on the All Century Team, was inducted into the HOF in 1972 on his first ballot. First unanimous Cy Young winner.
He threw four no hitters, including a perfect game and has the most no hitters of all perfect game pitchers.
This a great thing to add baseball to Imhotep Charter high school's list of sports.
This sport can teach alot of players how to move in how to get in shape.
It is a hard working sport to play.
This is a petition is keep Coach Lafevers as our Coleman Baseball/Basketball Coach. We as his players would like to keep our coach!
There was this song and video for $0.25 fountain drinks for Mobile on the Run when the Cardinals scored six or more runs. The tune was great and catchy. A new year came for the St. Louis Cardinals, and of course, they changed. Simply put, this petition is to bring the old version back (the "Six- It's the fingers on your hand plus your thumba" version).
It was much better. And by changing back to the better version, one can say that it would be more effective.
Trying to organize over 600 of our kids, Bluffton Youth Sports (BYS) has been in charge of the youth baseball/softball program in Bluffton, SC for three seasons.
Due to the fact that they try to run this organization in their "spare time", the job they have done has been ineffective at best. In addition to their inability to effectively run the youth baseball/softball program, they also take it upon theirselves to make judgements and decisions which are not based on facts but instead serve the purpose of their own adgendas and biases. When asked about their decisions, they either dodge questions or tell the opposite of the truth.
After being called out on these issues, one of the board members recently physically threatened a coach that had the integrity and the right to speak up. Their concerns are for their own good and not for the good of our children. This is supposed to be about what's best for our children. Any organization who puts themselves in front of the people they lead, denies the truth to the public and physically threatens those that have the right to speak up does not deserve to stand. Enough is enough.
The Perry Bullpen is seeking support in attempting to re-name our High School Baseball Field in the name of Head Coach Frank Gamble. Coach Gamble has coached in Ohio for 37 years and 20 years at Perry. He is in the Top 10 in the state in total wins as a coach (537), belongs to 4 Ohio High School baseball Halls of Fame, has a .614 winning percentage while at Perry, has the Top 12 most winning seasons in Perry History and 15 of the top 20 seasons.
Additionally Coach Gamble has led the charge in raising of $500,000 in financial support for our baseball program. This includes (New lights, New dugouts, Fencing, Batting Cages, Score Board, Grass Seed, Replacement dirt, Brick Dust, New Concession Stand and much more) We would like to petition the Perry School Board for approval in renaming our field in Coach Gambles honor.
Coach Mike Sidwell Has been the coach of the Santa Fe Baseball team for 7 months.
His Catholic faith, the love of the school and of the players will make this a team the Parents, School and Players will be proud of.
It's time. Major League Baseball is no longer America's favorite past time. Football and basketball consistently outrank baseball in terms of television ratings, attendance, merchandise sales, etc. The only way baseball can return to a place prominence is to create a fair system where all teams truly have an equal opportunity to win.
Baseball needs a salary cap (and salary minimum). The NFL, NBA, and NHL all have implemented a salary cap and achieved more parity, success, and popularity. It's time for baseball to catch up with the times and level the playing field for all teams.
Upon creating a salary cap and salary minimum, the players will actually earn more money than they do now because, although some teams will have to reduce their payroll drastically, most teams will be required to raise their payroll to reach the salary minimum.
Other ideas (rookie salary slotting, international player draft, and revenue sharing) are all important for equality, but the salary cap is the single best way to achieve equality in MLB. Once this happens, all teams will have an equal chance to sign free agents, draft players, and most importantly - WIN.
The next owner of the Texas Rangers will be either Dennis Gilbert or Chuck Greenberg.
The Cleveland Indians MLB team is looking for a new manager. The team should have never let Omar go via free agency several years ago, as he continued to play well after signing with SF and then Texas (and Peralta should have been moved to 3rd years ago).
The tragic mistake of letting Omar go can be remedied by having him return to manage. The Tribe has a rich history of having player-managers. Omar can continue that tradition.
Omar will put fans back in the stands. His disposition is perfect for following the "grind" of Wedge. Plus he can teach the kids to field and bunt!
We want Omarball! We want OMARball!
We have one of the best owners in the NFL. He has lots of money and is (and has always been) a BIG Browns Fan!
David Glass, for far too long, has sat far too idle and done nothing about the lack of quality product he allows to trot out onto the field every year. His hands-off approach has proven to be unsuccessful and there are no signs he is changing.
When half of the board of directors consist of David Glass' family members there is a problem. It is clear they bend to his will when making executive decisions that affect the product that is placed on the field we Royals fans must endure.
The only solution is to address the source, David Glass, and market this team to an owner who will care about the everyday operations of this team.
The survey conducted by Major League Baseball in 2003 was to see how widespread the use of preforming enhancing drugs was in the game.
All the players who agreed to the partake in the tests were told that the results were going to completely anonymous. In addition the tests were supposed to be used to aide in making the use of these substances illegal.
No such laws about this subject were implemented in baseball at the time of this survey. In essence MLB turned their heads for years regarding the issue and something had to be done immediately in the future.
No one is disagreeing on that fact but to lie to players to have their names released or leaked to the media years later is unjust and completely unfair. The 104 players on this list should remain anonymous as promised as the conductors of the survey are ruining the sport of baseball as a whole which is undeserved.
The message is that people lie to each other to make a buck on the mistakes others have made which is so disgraceful and that is cheating in the worst form.
RAY-TOWN WANTS BASEBALL!
Greetings, all you Wisconsin baseball enthusaists! Welcome to Friends of Racine Baseball (FORB), the official online grassroots movement to bring professional or NCAA-sanctioned summer-collegiate baseball to the city of Racine, Wisconsin. Now why should Racine get a team, you may ask (other than because it's the site founder's hometown)? Just read the below paragraph and you'll see.
Though Racine has never had an affiliated, independent, or NCAA-summer collegiate baseball team, the Belle City has a strong heritage in our national pastime thanks to the Racine Belles of the All-American Girls League from 1943 to 1950 (won the championship in 1943 and 1946, and were documented in the movie A League Of Their Own). In addition, Racine has supported its local amateur teams in the nonprofit Racine Baseball Cooperative (Kiwanis, Redbirds, Mudcats, Raptors, Bombers, Vipers, & Cobras) for almost 20 years. Finally, our local football team, the Racine Raiders (under various names) have been a successful part of Racine's landscape for 55 years and counting, winning numerous championships and attracting seemingly unreal numbers for a minor-league NAFL team.
In addition to a proven history and tradition, bringing minor-league baseball to Racine will boost the city's struggling economy, attract tourism and its accompanying revenue to our local landmarks and businesses, create several new jobs to relieve our unemployment rate, and improve the atmosphere and quality of life in the city of Racine.
Now that you know the reasoning behind the movement, you're probably wondering how we'd get a team and which league they would play in. Well, currently, the most viable options for a Racine team are the independent Frontier League (ranging from O'Fallon, Missouri to Washington, Pennsylvania and from Traverse City, Michigan to Marion, Illinois-nearby rivals would include the Windy City Thunderbolts, Rockford Riverhawks, Kalamazoo Kings, Traverse City Beach Bums, Southern Illinois (Marion) Miners, Gateway (Sauget, IL) Grizzlies, and River City (O'Fallon, MO) Rascals), the fellow independent Northern League (ranging from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to Kansas City, Kansas and from Fargo, North Dakota to Gary, Indiana-nearby rivals would be the Chicagoland trio of the Schaumburg Flyers, Joliet Jackhammers, Gary-Southshore RailCats, and Lake County Fielders), and the NCAA-sanctioned summer collegiate Northwoods League (nearby rivals would be the Madison Mallards, Green Bay Bullfrogs, La Crosse Loggers, Eau Claire Express, Wisconsin (Wausau) Woodchucks-wow, five teams in Wisconsin!) Our hope is to find an ownership group that would either purchase an expansion franchise for Racine or purchase an existing one and relocate it to Racine.
Where would such a team play, you may ask? At least the first three will require that a new ballpark be built sooner or later; as the FL and NrL would require a new ballpark be built before a team could begin play, the NwL option could accomidate historic Horlick Field (former home to the Belles and current home to the RBC teams) being the team's home for the first season with additional bleachers being added, while the new ballpark would be under construction and completed for Year Two.
Whereas Boston Red Sox pitching prospect Clay Buchholz has a major-league no-hitter to his credit and has shown remarkable development over the past two years, including the establishment of a pristine record in Spring camp and continuing as the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate in Pawtucket, it is demonstrable that he deserves promotion to the Boston rotation forthwith; especially in light of the intensity of this season's pennant drive and the dubiousness of two members of the current rotation, one being Daisuke Matsuzaka, who allows baserunners like fleas on a dog, and Brad Penny, who is out of shape and whose best years are behind him.
The New York City Parks & Recreations Department is leading the way in discussing new initiatives and enacting new lesgislation that protects the health and safety of our communities by limiting the amount of hazardous materials used in construction of playgrounds, recreation areas, sports fields and landscaping.
Synthetic turf surfaces that use crumb rubber infill will no longer be installed, and current installations are under pressure to replace or remove their infill materials.
Finding a suitable alternative infill to maintain the quality, safety and performance of these fields has become an important issue for New York City residents including city officials, architects, engineers, coaches, parents and athletes.