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Major League Baseball sent a memo to teams and umpires clarifying this year’s experimental rule intended to limit collisions at home plate, saying runners should not be called safe if the ball clearly beats them.
Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
Fans have been going to Major League Baseball games for over 140 years and certain things about going to the ballpark have remained consistent throughout. Stadium snacks have been around as long as the game itself and just like the game, ballpark food has evolved to meet the needs of every fan that comes through the turnstiles.
Now that another MLB All-Star Game has come and gone, the time to reflect on what went down is upon us. The 2014 version of the Midsummer Classic provided fans with another memorable moment when New York Yankees star Derek Jeter showed his thanks to players and fans after being removed from his final All-Star Game.
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.
With both the NBA and NHL now in their respective offseasons the attention shifts to looking at all the players who could be changing addresses in the coming months. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best sports cities in the United States, both from a location standpoint as well as its fans.
Hard-hitting Jose Abreu, a recent Cuban defector, becomes the new White Sox first baseman.
Major League Baseball dropped the hammer on Alex Rodriguez and 12 other players for their use of performance-enhancing drugs Monday by handing out lengthy suspensions. But long suspensions are nothing new in baseball where everything from a few games to a lifetime suspension have been handed down at one point.
The suspension of Alex Rodriguez is expected Monday, but a source close to the decision said he will likely be able to play while he works on his appeal.
If New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is awaiting his suspension and could be banned for life. But lifetime bans are nothing new for Major League Baseball which has a lengthy history of throwing people out of the game.