After Child Was Struck By Foul Ball, Rob Manfred Says MLB to ‘Redouble’ Netting Efforts

After a young girl was struck by a line drive during Wednesday’s Yankees-Twins game, commissioner Rob Manfred said the league will redouble efforts to increase netting in MLB stadiums. “The events at yesterday’s game involving a young girl were extremely upsetting for everyone in our game,” Manfred told ESPN’s Bob Ley. “Over the past few […]

Jorge Posada and Wife Laura Launch Fundraising Campaign for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

Former Yankees great Jorge Posada and his wife, Laura, are spearheading a fundraising campaign to aid hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.  The fundraising page on YouCaring has raised over $68,000 of its $100,000 goal from 408 donors in less than 24 hours.  Puerto Rico was struck Wednesday by Hurricane Maria, the second powerful storm to […]

Report: Former All-Star Raul Mondesi Sentenced To Eight Years in Prison for Corruption

Former All-Star Raul Mondesi was sentenced to eight years in prison and fined 60 million pesos for corruption that happened while he served as the mayor of his hometown in the Dominican Republic, Hector Gomez of Deportizo Z 101 reports. Mondesi spent 13 years in the MLB before becoming the mayor of San Cristobal in […]

MLB Must Mandate Expanded Protective Netting Before It’s Too Late

When Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier swings the bat, the ball will likely leave his bat at around 88 MPH if he makes contact. He’s hit balls as hard as 110 MPH this season (twice), but ranks 198th among active hitters in average exit velocity. That means, on average, 197 hitters (technically) hit the ball […]

Pat Neshek Calls Zack Greinke a "Turd" for Not Signing an Autograph for Him

Athletes: They’re just like us! That’s the case with Rockies reliever Pat Neshek, an avowed and admitted autograph junkie who loves to collect signatures, cards and other baseball memorabilia from around the league. But there’s one player whose John Hancock he hasn’t been able to get: Zack Greinke. And the attempt to get Greinke to […]

Alex Gordon Was the Perfectly Odd Player To Break MLB’s Single-Season Home Run Record

The last game of the final day of the 2000 MLB season isn’t remembered much, and understandably so. That Oct. 1 matchup of two sub-.500 teams—the Brewers and the Astros—didn’t offer much to the casual fan, and neither team was likely to look back on the year with any real affection. But that Sunday night […]

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