Archive for the ‘Sports/Baseball’ Category

New women’s league Athletes Unlimited is striving to change pro sports as we know it

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Athletes Unlimited is a collection of women’s sports leagues striving to put players first. There are no team owners; there aren’t even any teams. Instead, the athletes are the “owners.” The professional sports organization could be the biggest industry disruptor since the advent of player free agency.

MLB players propose 114-game season: report

Sunday, May 31st, 2020

A report from the Associated Press says that MLB players are proposing a much longer season than the 82 games offer by management.

Double-A minor league baseball stadium listed on Airbnb for overnight rental

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
Pensacola Blue Stadium

The owner of the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos has listed his stadium on Airbnb for travelers to stay a night in a professional baseball stadium.

MLB outlines plan to return to play with social distancing measures: report

Saturday, May 16th, 2020

The MLB's 67-page plan to return to play has been submitted for review, requiring that players follow strict rules and that thousands of those involved undergo regular testing for the coronavirus, reports the Athletic.

The last surviving member of the Rockford Peaches, pitcher Mary Pratt dies

Saturday, May 9th, 2020
Mary Pratt

Mary Pratt, who played for the Rockford Peaches and Kenosha Comets in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, has died. She was 101.

A lot is riding on baseball in South Korea

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
South Korea Baseball Season Starts

Everyone is rooting for Korean baseball to succeed right now because, if it fails, we're left with a pretty dark thought: If they can't pull this off, what hope do we have?

Little League World Series cancelled for 1st time due to COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Vowing to return next summer, this year's Little League World Series was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. All seven World Series tournaments and their respective regional qualifying events are off this summer.

Union exec Marvin Miller elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Sunday, December 8th, 2019
YE  Sports Deaths 2012

Marvin Miller, the union leader who revolutionized baseball by empowering players to negotiate multimillion-dollar contracts and to play for teams of their own choosing, was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday along with former St. Louis Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons.

Baseball is back in the Olympics — here’s how Canada can qualify

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

It may only be a one-time deal, but baseball will return to the Olympics next year in Tokyo. Qualifying is tougher than it was back in 2008. Here's the path Canada faces.

Former Blue Jays all-star Saunders puts retirement on hold for Olympic qualifier

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Michael Saunders, who'll turn 33 this month, is among the 28 players representing Canada at Premier 12 in South Korea, an international event and Olympic qualifier featuring the top dozen-ranked baseball nations in the world.