Archive for the ‘MLB’ Category

MLB can appeal to a younger audience by embracing what’s behind the curtain

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

They're selling T-shirts that read “Savages in the Box,'' a slightly-sanitized version of Aaron Boone's now famous three-week-old tirade, in the Yankee Stadium souvenir shops. The players are wearing them in the clubhouse, too, and there is even a sportswriter version, reading “Savages in the Press Box,'' which goes for a mere $25. Meanwhile, Major League Baseball would like to pretend, at least publicly, that baseball players and managers don't really talk like that.

Yankees and Red Sox Bring Baseball to London. Will Brits Care?

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

When she visited me in the U.S. three years ago, I took her to see the San Francisco Giants play at home against the L.A. Dodgers. The bigger issue is the way that the organizers have approached this trip abroad, which will see the New York Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox on Saturday and Sunday at the London Stadium – the home of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Baseball signed by Hall of Famers gets $236,389 at auction

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

A baseball signed by 11 of Major League Baseball's original Hall of Fame inductees in 1939 fetched $236,389 at the Lelands Spring Classic Auction. Among the other highlights were: an original team photo of the 1914 Baltimore Orioles featuring Babe Ruth, which sold for a record $190,373; a Bobby Orr circa 1972 Boston Bruins game-worn jersey that went for $113,924; and a jersey worn by former Knicks star Walt Frazier in Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals, which netted $100,081. The sale of the Ruth photo shattered the previous record price for a sports photo sold at auction: $77,098 for an original image of Charles Conlon's iconic Ty Cobb sliding photo taken at Hilltop Park in New York in 1910.

Friday Sports in Brief

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) - Making another move to bolster their bullpen, the New York Mets agreed to a $10 million, two-year contract with left-hander Justin Wilson. The agreement was disclosed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement was subject to a successful physical. Wilson will get $5 million annually and also can earn performance bonuses.

This Week in U.S. Sports: NFL teams search for next McVay, MLB doesn’t want to give out money

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

But he came in and led Los Angeles to the playoffs in his first season and turned Jared Goff into one of the most productive quarterbacks in the league. The Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Cleveland Browns are all apparently trying to do the same thing now with their head coaches. Arizona hired Kliff Kingsbury, 39, to help mentor Josh Rosen, the Jets now employ Adam Gase – who the team hope will make Sam Darnold better – the Browns brought back Freddie Kitchens for a hope of continued success with Baker Mayfield and the Packers hired Matt LaFleur anticipating that he can get Green Bay back to the Super Bowl with Aaron Rodgers.

AT&T Park’s new ‘Giant’ scoreboard creates more opportunity for fans

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

AT&T Park's new 'Giant' scoreboard creates more opportunity for fans originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com While the Giants roster may not have been subject to a facelift in the offseason, the place they will be playing surely has. AT&T Park has been hosting construction on a new state-of-the-art scoreboard that Giants CEO Larry Baer compared to "the massive Jumbotron the Dallas Cowboys put up when they built a new stadium." Baer prefaces that he believes it will be the best scoreboard in baseball.

The Best And Worst Teams Of 2018 In (Almost) Any Sport

Friday, December 28th, 2018

A cross-sport ranking of the best teams of 2018 * Current season still in progress Teams qualified if their season either started or ended in 2018. Among teams in MLB, the NFL, the NBA, NCAA football and NCAA men’s basketball. Source: ESPN In terms of pure Elo rating, the most dominant pro team of 2018 was the Golden State Warriors, who finished their own championship season with a 1745 mark.

Here Are the 5 Highest-Rated TV Events of 2018 and What They Mean for TV’s Future

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Television is about capturing eyeballs: More people watching a show means more money can be charged for advertising. As we look back at the biggest television events of 2018, it becomes pretty clear that one event type dominates all others. And that explains why networks, and now some of the streaming upstarts, have been willing to push the competition for the rights to these events into high gear.

Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray set for MLB career

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Oklahoma’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray is likely to play professional baseball rather than pursue a career in the NFL, according to his agent. The Heisman Trophy, awarded to the top College Football player each season, was presented to Murray on Saturday.

This Week in U.S. Sports: The hot stove is starting to sizzle as two stars make their returns

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

The MLB offseason is really starting to get going as players are moving in trades and free agents are finding new homes. Here is what is happening this week in U.S. Sports. MLB's offseason has finally started to see movement as trades and free-agent signings started to go off this week, and these were notable moves, not just little ones.