Max Kellerman Yesterday on Max Kellerman’s ESPN Radio show, a discussion of Mike Mussina and his twenty-win season on a subpar 2008 Yankees team morphed into a discussion of whether a baseball player should be penalized for being on a bad team when it comes to things like the annual awards voting. Kellerman argued that one shouldn’t be, since a baseball player can’t carry a team at all times the way a basketball player can. And boy did he feel strongly about it. He called out what he described as “retarded monkey sportswriters” whose arguing against him constitutes “the definition of mental retardation.” (We checked, just to be sure, and the DSM IV disagrees with his definition.) Our favorite part was that, immediately after this, Kellerman explained that while most of the world operates on a C+ level, he aims to bring A+ analysis to his show. (Again, we’d like to point out he used the phrase “retarded monkey … [Read more...] about Is It Really This Hard to Select Award Winners in Baseball?
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She's a self-described 'mom above all,' as referenced in her Instagram bio. And on Thursday, Jamie Lynn Spears added two to her brood temporarily as she was seen taking her nephews, Britney Spears' sons Jayden and Sean, along with her daughter Maddie to a Braves game at Atlanta's SunTrust Park. The 28-year-old actress held up a smartphone in the photo she used to video conference with her husband Jamie Watson, 37. Fun in the sun! On Thursday, Jamie Lynn Spears added two to her brood temporarily as she was seen taking her nephews, Britney Spears' sons Jayden and Sean, along with her daughter Maddie to a Braves game at Atlanta's SunTrust Park 'Everyone had a good time at the @braves game, even JPW,' she wrote in the caption, referring to her husband's experience watching the game via FaceTime. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Britney Spears is asking the court to 'keep her medical... Britney Spears' sister Jamie Lynn Spears 'in talks to... Share this … [Read more...] about Jamie Lynn Spears enjoys a baseball game with daughter Maddie and her sister Britney Spears’ sons Jayden and Sean
Nearly one-quarter of the members of the U.S. House of Representatives asked Major League Baseball to reconsider its proposal for a restructuring of the minor leagues after the 2020 season that would lead to 42 teams being dropped from their current circuits. Representatives Lori Trahan, D-Massachusetts, and David McKinley, R-West Virginia, took the lead in the letter sent Tuesday to baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and signed by 106 members of the House. 'The abandonment of minor league clubs by Major League Baseball would devastate our communities, their bond purchasers, and other stakeholders affected by the potential loss of these clubs,' the letter said. 'We want you to fully understand the impact this could have not only on the communities we represent, but also on the long-term support that Congress has always afforded our national pastime on a wide variety of legislative initiatives.' The Professional Baseball Agreement between Major League Baseball and the National … [Read more...] about More than 100 members of Congress ask Major League Baseball to reconsider plan to ELIMINATE 42 minor league teams because ‘it would devastate communities’
Pat Williams, co-founder of the Orlando Magic, announced on Wednesday his plan to bring baseball to the city of Orlando. He will gauge fan interest which will help him determine how much effort, if any, he will put into the venture. Williams already has a team name picked out, the “Dreamers,” as The Athletic’s Josh Tolentino and Josh Robbins report. Williams convinced the NBA to add four new expansion teams for the 1987 season as the Magic joined the Minnesota Timberwolves. He has experience with this kind of thing. This new wrinkle has a very real impact on the Rays, perhaps giving them leverage to escape Tropicana Field and St. Petersburg. You may recall that earlier this year, the club was exploring becoming a two-city team, bringing baseball back to Montréal. Reading between the lines, it was part of an ongoing effort to get a new stadium. The Rays have eight years remaining on their Tropicana Field lease, but as Tolentino and Robbins note, owner Stuart … [Read more...] about Pat Williams wants to bring baseball to Orlando
The Yasmani Grandal is notable less for him than for what he means for White Sox pitchers and the timeline of some of their top prospects. by Scott White @CBSScottWhite Nov 21, 2019 at 4:04 pm ET • 3 min read Yasmani Grandal is a member of the White Sox now, agreeing to a four-year deal for about the same average annual value as the one-year deal he just completed with the Brewers. The impact on his own value as a top-five Fantasy catcher is minimal. He goes from one great hitter's park to another. The venue change was more significant last year, when he went from Dodger Stadium to Miller Park, and it's not like he reached another level of production then.The signing is, however, the clearest indication yet that the White Sox intend to contend, that the rebuild is over and winning is now the top priority. Yasmani Grandal C MIL Milwaukee • #10 • Age: 31 2019 season BA .246 HR 28 OPS .848 … [Read more...] about Fantasy Baseball: Yasmani Grandal signing suggests big things for other White Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers' Chris Taylor, right, tags home plate after hitting a solo home run as Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers, left, watches during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 22, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang) Los Angeles Dodgers' Chris Taylor, right, tags home plate after hitting a solo home run as Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers, left, watches during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 22, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Taylor drove in three runs with a home run and a triple, and Corey Seager and Chase Utley hit solo home runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a two-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. Ending the two-game hiccup which saw the Dodgers outscored 18-6, Los Angeles has won 32 of 38, and 19 of 22 at Dodger Stadium, for the best record in baseball. The Dodgers’ 67-31 mark is their best through 98 games since … [Read more...] about Seager, Utley and Taylor homer and Dodgers beat Braves 4-2