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Why the Wild Horse is wonderful for the Dodgers, baseball – New York Post

Monday, October 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES — You don’t know Puig. For all his bat-flipping, chest-thumping, tongue-wagging antics there is another side to Dodgers star outfielder Yasiel Puig, a player who has grown up under the watchful eye of manager Dave Roberts, who has not been afraid to discipline Puig when needed. Puig, who owns a .414/.533/1.250 slash line this postseason, is ready to take his show to the World Series — the biggest…

Alex Cora just got the best-worst job in baseball – ESPN (blog)

Monday, October 23, 2017

9:42 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment BOSTON — Alex Cora’s stress level is about to skyrocket. And it isn’t because he will coach the Houston Astros in the World Series. To no one’s surprise, Cora was hired Sunday to be the next manager of the Boston Red Sox. Good luck. As high-pressure gigs go, this ranks somewhere between air-traffic controller and White House chief of…

The Yankees Have a Consolation Prize: The 2018 Season – New York Times

Monday, October 23, 2017

On the player front, C. C. Sabathia’s contract is up, Masahiro Tanaka can opt out of his and, because of new rules governing the signing of international players, the chase for the Japanese two-way talent Shohei Otani — who could fill a spot in the rotation and a gaping hole at designated hitter — will not simply be a matter of emptying the treasure chest. While Cashman seems unlikely to…

Behind Astros Victory, McCullers’s Killer Instinct and a Father’s Advice – New York Times

Monday, October 23, 2017

A 90 percent blockage in the axillary artery in his shoulder essentially ended his career. McCullers Sr. was 26 years old and had pitched 301 games for San Diego, the Yankees and Detroit. He would pitch just five more, all before his first son was born. He was out of the game by 1996, when the Yankees opened a spring training ballpark near the family’s home in Tampa, Fla. McCullers…

Looking back at five great baseball moments at RFK Stadium – MLB.com

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sunday night was quiet around the baseball world in anticipation of the World Series, but it was also quietly the end of a small era connected to the sport’s history. Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, which was previously home to the Nationals and the second iteration of the Washington Senators, bid farewell to its last tenant, Major League Soccer’s D.C. United club. We’re not crying, you’re crying. #LastCallatRFK | #DCU pic.twitter.com/ttsnFxQ071…

Behind Astros Victory, McCullers’s Killer Instinct and a Father’s Advice – New York Times

Sunday, October 22, 2017

A 90 percent blockage in the axillary artery in his shoulder essentially ended his career. McCullers Sr. was 26 years old and had pitched 301 games for San Diego, the Yankees and Detroit. He would pitch just five more, all before his first son was born. He was out of the game by 1996, when the Yankees opened a spring training ballpark near the family’s home in Tampa, Fla. McCullers…

Baseball: Astros reach World Series after Game 7 win over Yankees – Reuters

Sunday, October 22, 2017

(Reuters) – The Houston Astros reached Major League Baseball’s World Series for the first time since 2005 after beating the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game Seven of the American League Championship Series on Saturday. The Astros, who rallied from a 3-2 deficit in the best-of-seven series, will face the Dodgers when the World Series begins on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Astros starting pitcher Charlie Morton threw five shutout innings,…

MLB Post-season: 5 baseball movies to binge-watch – USA Today – USA TODAY

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Happy October, baseball fans! (Photo: USA TODAY/20th Century Fox via AP) It’s time to play ball. Or, at least, press play on a good baseball movie.  The MLB post-season is underway, and soon two teams will be facing off in the 2017 World Series. If you’re like us and you’re living and breathing baseball this October, you can fill in the time between playoff games with these five baseball movies that are available…

Pat Valaika and other SCV baseball products take part in youth clinic – Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Sunday, October 22, 2017

As far as Southern California club baseball teams go, few can tout a laundry list of players currently affiliated with Major League Baseball organizations like the Playa Vista Orioles. That alumni base includes several Santa Clarita Valley products, who were out at College of the Canyons on Saturday to help put on a clinic for around 30 kids ages 11-14. Of the players on…

MLB notes: Cubs fire pitching coach Bosio – STLtoday.com

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Cubs fire pitching coach Bosio Chris Bosio is out as the Chicago Cubs’ pitching coach after six seasons. A person familiar with the situation said the team will not pick up his contract option for next season. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the move has not been announced. USA Today first reported the decision. Bosio’s dismissal comes after the Cubs were eliminated…

Paris baseball field gets working scoreboard – Hannibal.net

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The often-broken, sometimes partially working and aggravating scoreboard on the baseball field at the Paris Fairgrounds finally gave up the ghost during the 2017 high school baseball season. Forrest Gossett Salt River Journal Editor The often-broken, sometimes partially working and aggravating scoreboard on the baseball field at the Paris Fairgrounds finally gave up the ghost during the 2017 high school baseball season. Wade Billington,…

5 baseball movies to binge-watch during the MLB post-season – USA TODAY

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Happy October, baseball fans! (Photo: USA TODAY/20th Century Fox via AP) It’s time to play ball. Or, at least, press play on a good baseball movie.  The MLB post-season is underway, and soon two teams will be facing off in the 2017 World Series. If you’re like us and you’re living and breathing baseball this October, you can fill in the time between playoff games with these five baseball movies that are available…

Why I Watch Old Baseball Games, Not Just the Ones I Missed Over … – Tablet Magazine

Saturday, October 21, 2017

This past Saturday night, like many observant Jews across the country, I watched the Yankees vanquish the Cleveland Indians in Game Five of the American League Division series. This would be unremarkable except for the fact that the game had been played three days earlier. Thanks to the Jewish holiday of Sukkot and then Shabbat—during which religious Jews eschew electronics—I had completely missed the entire exciting affair. I’d heard the Yankees had…

Oakland A’s give 9-year-old wildfire victim new baseball memorabilia – USA TODAY

Saturday, October 21, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE The Oakland A’s came to the rescue of a 9-year-old boy who lost his entire memorabilia collection when a California wild fire destroyed his family’s home. USA TODAY Sports A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell, right, visits 9-year-old A’s fan Loren Jade Smith to present him with new gear after his A’’s memorabilia was destroyed in the California wildfires.(Photo: USA TODAY Sports Images) Nine-year-old Loren Jade Smith…

After years of disappointment, Dodger Nation drinks in the end of one baseball drought – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, October 21, 2017

They came from all over dressed in Dodger blue. From Boyle Heights and Long Island, N.Y. From Oklahoma, Iowa and San Pedro, all convinced that their date with destiny would come right here in the Windy City. It had been more than a quarter of a century since the Dodgers made it to the World Series — when a Kirk Gibson home run made grown men and women weep like…

Astros win to force Game 7 – STLtoday.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017

HOUSTON • Justin Verlander stayed perfect with the Houston Astros when they couldn’t afford anything else. The ace right-hander pitched seven shutout innings and Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs during a 7-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night that extended the AL Championship Series to a decisive Game 7. Acquired in an Aug. 31 trade, Verlander has won all nine…

After 29 years of disappointment, Dodger Nation drinks in the end of one baseball drought – Los Angeles Times

Saturday, October 21, 2017

They came from all over dressed in Dodger blue. From Boyle Heights and Long Island, N.Y. From Oklahoma, Iowa and San Pedro, all convinced that their date with destiny would come right here in the Windy City. It had been more than a quarter of a century since the Dodgers made it to the World Series — when a Kirk Gibson home run made grown men and women weep like…

Like many journalists, I’m often on the road, whether for reporting or speaking or both. Unlike many journalists, on … – Tablet Magazine

Saturday, October 21, 2017

This past Saturday night, like many observant Jews across the country, I watched the Yankees vanquish the Cleveland Indians in Game Five of the American League Division series. This would be unremarkable except for the fact that the game had been played three days earlier. Thanks to the Jewish holiday of Sukkot and then Shabbat—during which religious Jews eschew electronics—I had completely missed the entire exciting affair. I’d heard the Yankees had…

Arkansas mailbag: New football coach possibilities and hoops/baseball predictions – SECcountry.com

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Welcome to SEC Country’s weekly Arkansas sports mailbag with reporter Eric W. Bolin. In this edition, we discuss potential next Arkansas football coaches, the very real chances Arkansas still goes bowling and both Razorbacks basketball and baseball projections. Feels like the end Where does the football team go from here? – WayneHawg Let’s see what happens Saturday. Arkansas could hang around. Heck, Arkansas could beat Auburn. To some that’s the…