Category: baseball

Griffey, M’s Hurtle Toward Nightmare End 0

Griffey, M’s Hurtle Toward Nightmare End

It turns out one of the reservations the Seattle Mariners had in welcoming Ken Griffey Jr. back in 2009 was 2010. The 2010 season, to be exact. What would happen, Mariners insiders mused, if Griffey had just a good enough year in 2009 to want…
Why Are fans Killing Philadelphia Phillies Baseball? 0

Why Are fans Killing Philadelphia Phillies Baseball?

Before this story even begins I feel the need to start with this disclaimer. I enjoy some tailgating, the smell of freshly barbecued food, a nice ice-cold beer and the company of fans and friends alike. Nothing starts off an event like some fun gam…
Pelfrey out to beat Phillies’ Halladay 0

Pelfrey out to beat Phillies’ Halladay

Mike Pelfrey and the Mets could have adhered to baseball tradition and claimed that this weekend’s opponent – the Phillies, if you haven’t heard – is no different from any other. They opted for honesty, instead. Just as Jerry Manuel has said tha…
Fewer Black Players but More Diversity in MLB 0

Fewer Black Players but More Diversity in MLB

A new report shows Major League Baseball equaled its best grades for racial and gender diversity hiring, even as the percentage of black players dropped again last year. MLB received an A for race and a B for gender hiring on Wednesday in the an…
DH to be used every year in all-star game 0

DH to be used every year in all-star game

There will be two extra all-stars this summer. Rosters have been expanded again by commissioner Bud Selig’s special committee for on-field matters, with each team bringing 34 players to the July 13 game in Anaheim, Calif. A pitcher who starts on…
Nats Official Says Bryce Harper Concerns ‘Overblown’ 0

Nats Official Says Bryce Harper Concerns ‘Overblown’

Hailed by Sports Illustrated as “Baseball’s LeBron,” 17-year-old catching phenom Bryce Harper has been the presumptive No. 1 pick in this year’s draft almost since the moment his parents took him out of high school and he got his GED so he could en…
Rays beat A’s for 12th win in 14 games 0

Rays beat A’s for 12th win in 14 games

Pat Burrell and Reid Brignac homered Tuesday night, helping the Tampa Bay Rays match a club record for wins in April with an 8-6 victory over the Oakland Athletics. The AL East leaders improved baseball’s best record to 15-5. The victory total e…
Josh Johnson leads Marlins past Padres 10-1 0

Josh Johnson leads Marlins past Padres 10-1

Josh Johnson pitched a three-hitter, had a career-high 12 strikeouts and drove in three runs to help the Florida Marlins beat the San Diego Padres 10-1 Monday night. Dan Uggla homered and drove in three runs for Florida. Hanley Ramirez also home…
Program for kids good, elite program not so good 0

Program for kids good, elite program not so good

There’s plenty to like in the Royal Canadian Golf Association’s rebranding itself as Golf Canada. There’s also cause for concern. I like the plan to introduce more Canadian kids to golf. It’s a crucial part of Golf Canada’s program. …