The Minnesota Twins have company now in their campaign against people actually playing the game of baseball against them.
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The coach of the Old Rochester High School Bulldogs, in Mattapoisett, Mass., appears to have done everything right once he realized the mismatch his team had on its hands the other day in high school baseball. Read more →
It’s not too late to stop the madness, MLB. Stop the carts now! Read more →
Twins players criticized for complaint about bunting against ‘the shift’
The Minnesota Twins are finding themselves at the center of an ongoing debate in sports: Are baseball’s unwritten rules insanely stupid or just mildly dumb? Read more →
Jim Abbott proved some years ago that you could make it to Major League Baseball as a pitcher without one hand. He even pitched a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians in 1993.
But can you be a catcher with just one arm? Read more →
With kids dying, Anthony Rizzo will not stick to baseball
Professional baseball players tend to be conservatives who know how to keep quiet about things that might divide their fans.
Anthony Rizzo, star of the Chicago Cubs, doesn’t care about any of that. Read more →
Most of the players in minor league baseball, especially on teams in independent leagues such as the Saint Paul Saints, aren’t going anywhere.
But that’s not the way most of the public sees them, which is why there won’t be much notice today when/if Congress puts the screws to them by denying them minimum wage protections.
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Despite vandalism, Field of Dreams will remind us of all that is good again
We can’t have nice things, even in heaven. Read more →
Poll: Survey shows football is still the national pastime
Despite increasing knowledge of how the game is scrambling the brains of its players and the political fallout from protests for racial equity, football appears to be surviving just fine.
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Bill Murray fills a baseball ‘hole in the heart’
Given the November weather and the general state of affairs, the nation has never more needed an online series of Bill Murray visits to minor league baseball stadiums. We’re in luck. Read more →
Don’t throw the ball back!
There are really only two ways to enjoy the World Series. One is to actually buy a ticket and be at the game. The other is to to work the third shift somewhere and watch it on TV.
Once again last night — or was it this morning? — the game ended with late action in a 13-to-12 Houston victory over the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the World Series for the first time in 29 years and, apparently, a lot of their fans and players are still living in the ’80s, when ‘she probably throws like a girl’ was a thing. Read more →
A New York Mets fan, ‘thumbs down guy’ couldn’t possibly have known he’d be famous thanks to his expressed displeasure about a New York Yankee homerun hit in his team’s stadium — Citi Field — in September. Read more →
The Twins’ biggest off-season move might be hiring a scout
John Manuel, who has been editor-in-chief and writing scouting reports and report cards for Baseball America for two decades , announced today that he’s been hired by the Minnesota Twins. Read more →
Hey Twins, win one for Jerry
Here’s your moment of bittersweetness, courtesy of Jerry Gale, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., who, like a lot of people, marks the passage of time via the game of baseball. Read more →