» Road to The Show™: Rays’ slugging infielder Mead
2023/02/01 05:17 from Baseball News | MiLB.com
No. 33 overall prospect breaking the mold for Australian hitters (Feed generated with FetchRSS )

» Podcast: Hillsboro's Gajownik, Top 100 breakdown
2023/02/01 05:17 from Baseball News | MiLB.com
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» Gajownik: 'Women are getting experiences they need'
2023/02/01 05:17 from Baseball News | MiLB.com
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» New Hall of Famer Rolen credits Minors for work ethic
2023/02/01 05:17 from Baseball News | MiLB.com
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» Roving instructor: Service dog aids Giants' affiliates
2023/02/01 05:17 from Baseball News | MiLB.com
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» Frontier League Tryout Camp and Draft
2023/01/31 21:14 from Indy Ball Island
Today marks 100 days until Opening Day for the Frontier League. The annual Frontier League Tryout Camp and Draft has been announced for the season. The Frontier League of Professional Baseball has announced that their 30th annual Tryout Camp and Draft will be held on Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25 at GCS Credit Union … Continue reading Frontier League Tryout Camp and Draft →

» Zack Greinke and Baseball Lifers
2023/01/31 17:23 from JoeBlogs
The Kansas City Royals are announcing today that they’re bringing back Zack Greinke for the 2023 season, and I’m very happy. I don’t know how much longer Zack pitches, but he should end his career in Kansas. City. Whatever landmarks he might pass — 3,000 strikeouts, for example — he should pass in Kansas City.

» Reading staff remembers Rolen's time in 'Baseballtown'
2023/01/30 23:52 from Baseball News | MiLB.com
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» St. Pete selects Rays/Hines team for Tropicana Field redevelopment
2023/01/30 23:20 from Ballpark Digest
St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch announced the choice of a Tampa Bay Rays/Hines bid for Tropicana Field redevelopment, but the Rays warn that such a project will be a drawn-out process. The city had solicited bids for the redevelopment of the Historic Gas Plant District), a traditionally Black area of the city, and received pitches […] The post St. Pete selects Rays/Hines team for Tropicana Field redevelopment first appeared on Ballpark Digest .

» The 10 Longest Home Runs at Dodger Stadium — The Ballpark Guide
2023/01/30 19:33 from The Ballpark Guide Blog
When you think of big moments at Dodger Stadium, you might think of Kirk Gibson’s walk-off home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series or Fernando Valenzuela’s no-hitter in 1990. While nothing tops these moments, the stadium has served as the backdrop for many long and impressive home runs, too. In this list, […]

» A True National Treasure
2023/01/30 16:25 from Comments From Coach Mike
“Baseball is the only game you can see on the radio.” ~ Phil Hersh of the Chicago Tribune Newspaper. A happy belated 89th birthday to Mister Baseball, the inimitable Bob Uecker. He was born Robert George Uecker on January 26, 1934, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was an MLB catcher, sportscaster, comedian and actor. He appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, (who gave him his “Mr. Baseball” nickname) over 100 times (

» What The Hell Is A Dim Mak?
2023/01/30 16:12 from The Tainted Glove Network
In this inaugural episode its “The Muscles From Brussels” Jean Claude Van Damme vs. Steven Seagal. Nine of each superstars movies up against each other with deep dives on each. Who comes out on top? So make sure you grab a drink, find Richie, and make sure you don’t spill your popcorn while doing the … What The Hell Is A Dim Mak? Read More » The post What The Hell Is A Dim Mak? appeared first on The Tainted Glove Network .

» The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
2023/01/30 15:15 from JoeBlogs
Yesterday was NFL Championship Sunday, which means today we are left talking about the officiating. Well, the officiating and the injuries. This is simply how it goes in the modern NFL. The season is too long. The games are too chaotic. The 49ers ran out of quarterbacks. The Chiefs ran out of players to run pass patterns. Everybody, and I mean everybody, was limping. And the officials, unwillingly I suspect, helped decide who would go to the Super Bowl. It happens every year.

» The beautiful uncut hair of LaGrave
2023/01/29 21:54 from The Hardball Voyager
Business brought me to Fort Worth this past week, though a tight schedule prevented me from planning any baseball detours as part of the trip. Too bad since I’m currently working on the SABR Games story that took place in Fort Worth in 1952 and would have benefited greatly from even a few extra hours … Continue reading "The beautiful uncut hair of LaGrave"

» Visits to two Holy Houses of college athletics
2023/01/29 21:49 from The Ball Caps Blog
There’s no more storied venue in the history of college basketball than the Palestra in Philadelphia, and I was privileged to make my first visit there Saturday. My friend Jerry and I drove to the University of Pennsylvania campus to watch a men’s game in which the home Quakers dominated the Harvard Crimson for an […]

» Is Novak Better Than Ever?
2023/01/29 19:36 from JoeBlogs
At least once a match these days, but often two or three or four times, Novak Djokovic does something that I can only describe as a magic trick. What happens is this: Djokovic will hit a poor shot — a short lob, a sitting duck, something that seems to set up an easy putaway for his opponent.

» Billy Packer
2023/01/28 14:21 from JoeBlogs
Forgive me for this being so personal, but I’m not sure how else to tell it. We were doing the PosCast the other day — Mike Schur, Tom Haberstroh, and I opened a bunch of random packs of old basketball cards. And as the names came up — Wayman Tisdale, Armen Gilliam, Pervis Ellison, Glenn Robinson, Xavier McDaniel, Mark Alarie, Bill Wennington — I instantly thought: Oklahoma, UNLV, Louisville, Purdue, Wichita State, Duke, St. John’s. There was a pack of

» Football 101: No. 5, Peyton Manning
2023/01/27 16:26 from JoeBlogs
Happy Friday! The Football 101 makes a triumphant return this week. Now that I’ve finished a certain book we have two essays this week! Here’s the complete archive. Thanks for reading, and thanks for subscribing! After this week we’ll continue with a new Football 101 essay every week to finish out the Top 5. And if you want to track the countdown, Brilliant Reader Ed B put together

» Road to The Show™: Brewers outfielder Chourio
2023/01/26 21:08 from Baseball News | MiLB.com
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» Everett brings splash of color to new alternate uniforms
2023/01/26 21:08 from Baseball News | MiLB.com
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» Baseball Related Songs: “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder
2023/01/26 20:12 from Dutch Baseball Hangout
It has been a while, but in today’s episode of “Baseball Related Songs,” we pay attention to Superstition performed by Stevie Wonder. A great song from the early seventies with a clear link to baseball, even though there is no baseball in the song itself. Superstition was released on October 24, 1972. It was the … Continue reading "Baseball Related Songs: “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder"

» Football 101: No. 6, Lawrence Taylor
2023/01/26 19:01 from JoeBlogs
The Football 101 makes a triumphant return this week. Now that I’ve finished a certain book we will have two essays this week! Here’s the complete archive. Thanks for reading, and thanks for subscribing! After this week we’ll continue with a new Football 101 essay every week to finish out the Top 5. And if you want to track the countdown, Brilliant Reader Ed B put together

» Solid sign of spring: annual Whitecaps fan food submission drive begins
2023/01/26 17:03 from Ballpark Digest
They’ve been doing this for 14 seasons now and correctly predicted some hot food trends, so the results are worth watching, as the annual West Michigan Whitecaps (High-A; Midwest League) Fan Food Submission contest is now open. The team is asking fans to submit their ideas for what new food item they would like to […] The post Solid sign of spring: annual Whitecaps fan food submission drive begins first appeared on Ballpark Digest .

» The Jeff Kent Backlash
2023/01/26 14:50 from JoeBlogs
OK, let’s pop on our socials and see how people are responding to Jeff Kent falling off the Hall of Fame ballot after 10 years of not-so-near misses! Hmm. “Greatest power-hitting second baseman ever” from my pal Jon Morosi. What else we got? Wow, now he’s simply the greatest offensive second baseman of all time (or at least in the top three). OK.

» Albuquerque, team address Isotopes Park upgrades
2023/01/26 00:18 from Ballpark Digest
It sounds like the city of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Isotopes (Triple-A; Pacific Coast League) have mandatory Isotopes Park upgrades under control in the wake of new MLB facilities requirements for MiLB ballparks. It doesn’t sound we’ll see any major renovations as a result of the mandatory upgrades: the ballpark has been maintained pretty well […] The post Albuquerque, team address Isotopes Park upgrades first appeared on Ballpark Digest .

» Studers donate $500K to Rock County literacy program
2023/01/26 00:06 from Ballpark Digest
This is a charitable donation worth noting: Beloit Sky Carp (High-A; Midwest League) owners Quint and Rishy Studer have donated $500,000 to a Rock County literacy program to promote early childhood brain development. The Stateline Community Foundation’s Literacy for Life Initiative is the recipient of the gift. It’s billed as a boost in the charity’s […] The post Studers donate $500K to Rock County literacy program first appeared on Ballpark Digest .

» San Diego Padres set to cut off season-ticket sales
2023/01/25 21:42 from Ballpark Digest
For the first time ever the San Diego Padres will likely cut off season-ticket sales at Petco Park, creating a waitlist once the total number reaches around 24,000. “The fan excitement surrounding this Padres team and our upcoming 2023 season is extraordinary,” said Padres CEO Erik Greupner via press release. “It is important for us […] The post San Diego Padres set to cut off season-ticket sales first appeared on Ballpark Digest .

» Personal Stories About Ballcaps: Ogden Raptors
2023/01/25 20:29 from Dutch Baseball Hangout
This series is inspired by the must read book “All Caps, Stories That Justify an Outrageous Hat Collection” by Craig Colby. Craig wrote this book about the many caps he has and the stories behind it. Anyhow, this series will be about the caps I own and the stories behind them. In this episode of “Personal … Continue reading "Personal Stories About Ballcaps: Ogden Raptors"

» Old Dominion maps plan for Bud Metheny Ballpark renovations
2023/01/25 18:26 from Ballpark Digest
Old Dominion University is close to raising $20 million toward Bud Metheny Ballpark renovations, leading to improvements both on the player side and the fan side. The improvements will be overseen by Populous and Moseley, a Virginia Beach architectural firm. The plan is for Bud Metheny Ballpark renovations to be completed by the 2025 baseball […] The post Old Dominion maps plan for Bud Metheny Ballpark renovations first appeared on Ballpark Digest .

» The Mailman Delivers on Sunday Episode: The Gents Welcome Mailman Jack
2023/01/25 18:02 from The Tainted Glove Network
The Gents welcome White Sox Twitter's Mailman Jack to talk baseball, music, travel, food and much more. Plus a special little game and plenty of shenanigans. Make sure you give us a follow, a like and a high five! The post The Mailman Delivers on Sunday Episode: The Gents Welcome Mailman Jack appeared first on The Tainted Glove Network .

» MLB preps for Sinclair bankruptcy restructuring
2023/01/25 16:22 from Ballpark Digest
We could see a drastic overhaul of MLB’s broadcast revenues with a potential Sinclair bankruptcy filing, as the firm looks at a $8.6 billion debt restructuring that could interrupt and decrease team payments. The sports-broadcasting giant is looking at a Chapter 11 filing, allowing it to restructure some $8.6 billion in debt. It also allows […] The post MLB preps for Sinclair bankruptcy restructuring first appeared on Ballpark Digest .

» Scott Rolen and the New Hall of Fame
2023/01/25 16:14 from JoeBlogs
Well, awesome surprise, Scott Rolen DID get elected to the Hall of Fame on Tuesday night. I’ve got some thoughts about it, some of which may surprise you, but first, let’s go through the entire Hall of Fame ballot very quickly. Scott Rolen, 76.3% — Elected by five votes.

» Gabagool Or GFY
2023/01/25 13:00 from The Tainted Glove Network
Brian SThis week has a bunch of Gabagool and Moxy. Magnificent Stan is joined by the and only Beefloaf From The 108 Pod, Yumper and Svo from the Yumper and Svo at The Show Podcast, and Hot Dog King and Legend King Nom to draft from the widely acclaimed series, The Sopranos. Hear the gents go … Gabagool Or GFY Read More » The post Gabagool Or GFY appeared first on The Tainted Glove Network .

» Baseball Hall of Fame 2023 Ballot Recap
2023/01/25 03:37 from Comments From Coach Mike
“First of all, I don't understand why I always have to be the last. I keep saying that for the last 20 years. Last 17 years of my career, I always say, 'Why do I have to be the last one?' I guess being the last one is special." ~ Mariano Rivera, Hall of Fame Closer

» A Hall of Fame Thread
2023/01/24 23:07 from JoeBlogs
Hi everybody. So they’re about to announce this year’s Hall of Fame class. Fingers crossed we get a Hall of Famer this year! At 7 p.m. Eastern, …

» Angel Stadium future uncertain after Moreno decides to keep Angels
2023/01/24 19:35 from Ballpark Digest
With Arte Moreno and the Moreno family deciding to hang on to the Los Angeles Angels and an exploration of a potential sale is over, the future of Angel Stadium and any potential redevelopment is once again up in the air. Moreno and Angels officials, along with Galatioto Sports Partners, had been meeting with potential […] The post Angel Stadium future uncertain after Moreno decides to keep Angels first appeared on Ballpark Digest .

» Hall of Fame Ballot through Salaries, Superlatives, and Similarity Scores
2023/01/24 19:27 from Off The Bench
Most every baseball fan has their own personal take on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. They have their own standards, their own numbers to look at, their own feelings about the Hall of Fame candidacy of the eligible players. Some go more by specific statistics than by feel. There are “Big Hall” and “Small […] The post <strong>Hall of Fame Ballot through Salaries, Superlatives, and Similarity Scores</strong> appeared first on Off The Bench .

» It's Hall of Fame Day!
2023/01/24 18:21 from JoeBlogs
OK, my book is in, my slate is relatively clear, our PosCast ALS Fundraiser is going smashingly, I just got some new unopened baseball and basketball card wax packs for the next two PosCasts, and it’s Baseball Hall of Fame Day. What could possibly be better?

» 2023 Hall of Fame Ballot
2023/01/23 19:42 from The Winning Run
The 2023 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot is filled with talented players who spent at least a decade playing on a Major League diamond. The election results will be announced tomorrow, January 24th. As is tradition, The Winning Run has filled out its own officially unofficial ballot. We have been writing about baseball for more […]

» Personnel news from Boston, Billings, Bowling Green and Northwest Arkansas
2023/01/23 18:41 from Ballpark Digest
We have personnel news this morning from the Boston Red Sox, Billings Mustangs (Pioneer League), Bowling Green Hot Rods (High-A; Sally League) and Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Double-A; Texas League). Our old friend Shawn Smith has been named by the Boston Red Sox as General Manager, Florida Operations and JetBlue Park at Fenway South. In this […] The post Personnel news from Boston, Billings, Bowling Green and Northwest Arkansas first appeared on Ballpark Digest .

» I Finished Why We Love Baseball!
2023/01/23 17:33 from JoeBlogs
OK, I just sent a final draft of WHY WE LOVE BASEBALL to the publisher. I can breathe again. Obviously, there will be plenty of things to do from here but the real work should be done now. Yesterday, the final day, I added something to the introduction that I want to share with you. See, I’m absolutely in love with this book. I’ve loved every one of my books for various reasons, but there’s a joy with this one that, I have to say, is just a little bit different from all the others.

» Personal Stories About Ballcaps: Sofia Blues
2023/01/22 22:05 from Dutch Baseball Hangout
This series is inspired by the must read book “All Caps, Stories That Justify an Outrageous Hat Collection”by Craig Colby. Craig wrote this book about the many caps he has and the stories behind it. Anyhow, this series will be about the caps I own and the stories behind them. In this episode of “Personal Stories … Continue reading "Personal Stories About Ballcaps: Sofia Blues"

» Remembering Sal Bando and the shortest interview in sportswriting history
2023/01/22 00:00 from The Ball Caps Blog
I was saddened to learn today that Sal Bando, one of the mainstays in the great success of the Oakland A’s in the 1970s, died Friday. I watched Bando a lot on television during those great A’s years, and I also got to see him play late in his career when he came over to […]

» German Baseball Federation Explores Change of Format For 1. Bundesliga
2023/01/20 22:25 from Dutch Baseball Hangout
A rumor has been floating around for a while. According to this rumor, the DBV (German Baseball Federation) is looking to change the format of the highest German Baseball League, the 1. Bundesliga. In need of information, yours truly posted a question about the matter in a German Baseball Facebook group. And according to one … Continue reading "German Baseball Federation Explores Change of Format For 1. Bundesliga"

» The 10 Longest Home Runs at Oracle Park — The Ballpark Guide
2023/01/20 16:57 from The Ballpark Guide Blog
San Francisco’s Oracle Park is widely considered one of the finest facilities in all of baseball, thanks to its stylish design, its location adjacent to San Francisco bay and its garlic fries. Talk to any serious baseball traveler, and there’s a good chance that this park is among their favorites. In this list, we’re counting […]

» The Bad Guys Won
2023/01/19 20:53 from The Winning Run
Baseball books come in many different forms. There are biographies, historical retellings, analytical analysis, and then there is The Bad Guys Won. It reads like the combination of a police blotter and championship highlight reel. Based on the talent accumulated on the 1986 New York Mets it came as no surprise that they became World […]

» Northern Kentucky’s Mound Ace, Pat Scott
2023/01/19 15:21 from The Hardball Voyager
The Greater Cincinnati region has been home to many outstanding baseball players – men and women – for decades. Any baseball fan’s visit to the area is likely to include stops at the Crosley Field marker, Great American Ball Park, and the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. Across the Ohio River, however, fans … Continue reading "Northern Kentucky’s Mound Ace, Pat Scott"

» I Got a Cory Snyder Rookie Card!
2023/01/19 14:57 from JoeBlogs
Yes, I know what you’re saying to yourself. You’re saying: Hey, Joe is writing about Cory Snyder or something … he must be done with this book he keeps talking about. Yeah, you would think so. But, no, I’m not done with it. I’m still at least a good two days’ work away from finishing. I absolutely should be working on the book right now.

» The 10 Longest Home Runs at LoanDepot Park — The Ballpark Guide
2023/01/18 20:45 from The Ballpark Guide Blog
The major league ballpark in Miami has gone by Marlins Park and LoanDepot Park during its relatively short life, but it might be more appropriate to call it “The House That Stanton Built.” In this list, we’re counting down the 10 longest home runs at LoanDepot Park through the 2022 season. It’s important to note […]

» Lake County Captains acquired by COLLiDE Sport
2023/01/18 19:13 from Ballpark Digest
The Lake County Captains (High-A; Midwest League) have been acquired by COLLiDE Sport, best known as the owners and operators of the Portland Pickles (summer collegiate; West Coast League). Entrepreneurs Alan Miller and Super Bowl XLVIII Champion Jon Ryan, both owners of COLLiDE Sport and the Pickles, will join as majority owners. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. The Captains […] The post Lake County Captains acquired by COLLiDE Sport first appeared on Ballpark Digest .

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