Tag: Major League Baseball

Manfred Says Astros’ Shame Is Penalty Enough. Opponents Might Disagree.

NORTH PORT, Fla. — Late Sunday afternoon, just as M.L.B. Commissioner Rob Manfred began his annual spring training news conference in Florida, the Chicago Cubs’ Yu Darvish sent a tweet from Arizona. Earlier in the day, Darvish had wondered aloud why the Houston Astros got to keep their 2017 World Series title despite having cheated […]

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Pete Rose Has Done His Time

Baseball’s mild punishments for cheaters who tainted the World Series highlights the great unfairness of Pete Rose’s lifelong expulsion from baseball. Rose has been banished from the game for almost 31 years and from the Hall of Fame for nearly as long. It is time for that to end for a player whose record 4,256 […]

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Enjoy ‘The Irishman’? Baseball Offers Much of the Same, 162 Times a Year

“The Irishman” has been lauded as one of celebrated director Martin Scorsese’s greatest achievements, earning 10 Academy Award nominations. But for all the praise the movie has received, perhaps its most polarizing aspect has been its length. At 3 hours 29 minutes, it is 1 hour 40 minutes longer than one of its fellow best […]

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Steve Cohen’s Deal to Buy the Mets Unlikely, M.L.B. Commissioner Says

The potential sale of the Mets to the hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is all but dead, Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, said on Thursday. “My belief is there’s not going to be a transaction,” Manfred told reporters at the owners meeting in Orlando, Fla. Cohen had been negotiating with the Wilpon […]

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Former Nationals skipper Dusty Baker replaces AJ Hinch as Houston Astros manager

Former Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker. (AP Photo/John Amis) HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Baker has been hired to replace AJ Hinch as the manager of the Houston Astros. The team announced the hiring on Wednesday and said Baker will be introduced in Houston on Thursday. The 70-year-old became the oldest manager in the big leagues. […]

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The Rise and Sudden Fall of the Houston Astros

The Houston Astros took four years to mutate from baseball’s worst team to its best. But even at their lowest point, as they stumbled to a franchise-record 111 losses in 2013, they constantly emphasized their brand of ambition. Everywhere they went that season, the Astros took an upright, game show-style spinning wheel for their clubhouse. […]

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