Tag: Major League Baseball

The Dying Art of the Manager Meltdown

Yankees Manager Aaron Boone’s theatrical run-ins with umpires this summer might have surprised more than a few observers, given his otherwise mild-mannered demeanor. Still, the second-year manager’s mastery of the jabbing index finger, the in-your-face stance and a willingness to get ejected has earned roars of approval from Yankee Stadium crowds. But as charged up […]

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Another Baseball Mystery: Why Do Players Seem to Live Longer?

Major League Baseball has its problems. Attendance has slipped, fans complain the pace of play has slowed, players are convinced the baseballs are juiced and even the people running it admit its fusty rules could use an upgrade. Yet its players might take comfort in one promising bit of news: they appear to have longer […]

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Senators Call on M.L.B. for More Transparency on Foul Ball Injuries

Two United States senators raised questions on Tuesday about whether M.L.B. is doing enough to protect its fans from foul balls, writing a letter to Commissioner Rob Manfred urging him to release data that teams may be collecting on which seats are most vulnerable at their ballparks. The senators, Richard Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, both […]

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Latest Casualty of M.L.B.’s Changing Ball: Masahiro Tanaka’s Splitter

It was the split-finger fastball that helped Masahiro Tanaka become a star in his native Japan and then jump to the United States and a $155 million contract with the Yankees in 2014. At its best, the pitch darts sharply inward and down against right-handed batters. Its drastic late movement has left batters whiffing a […]

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Making Good on Its Promise to Make Change, Gucci Announces a Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion—and It’s a Woman of Color

Photo: Franco Origlia (Getty Images) Representation matters. It matters at the ballot box, at the box office, and most importantly, in the boardroom. And as Gucci and any number of fashion brands have discovered, it matters when it comes to the bottom line. After weathering a media firestorm and celebrity-proposed boycott when a sweater eerily […]

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‘Just Come Out and Say It’: Players Want Answers on the Changing Ball

CLEVELAND — Justin Verlander threw the first pitch of the All-Star Game here on Tuesday night, missing on a fastball before eventually retiring Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich on a liner to first. To Verlander, the ace of the Houston Astros, the baseball used in the majors now seems to be filled with plutonium, part of a […]

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Tony Clark’s Second Chance

When Tony Clark turned 30 years old, he was coming off an All-Star season and earning $5 million, the highest salary of his 15-year major league career. Two years later, in 2004, he was a part-time player for the Yankees whose salary had been cut by 85 percent. Clark considered his ordeal as he stood […]

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‘Hot Dogs! Cold Beer!’ M.L.B. Will Bring the Familiar to London Stadium

LONDON — Imagine stirring renditions of “Sweet Caroline” and “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” belted out by fans munching on Cracker Jack sold by roving vendors. If that sounds like a typical regular-season game between the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, that is the goal in England this weekend. But it will […]

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The Child Struck By A Foul Ball Attending A Cubs Game Is ‘Alert And Awake’

Getty Image A scary moment occurred during the fourth inning of the Cubs 2-1 win over the Astros on Wednesday night when Albert Amora Jr. yanked a line drive foul down the third base line. Unfortunately, his ball apparently struck a child that was sitting in the stands. Amora immediately went to his knees while […]

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