By Carl Steward | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: March 25, 2019 at 5:00 am | UPDATED: March 25, 2019 at 6:56 am Major League Baseball has rightfully approached this season in a panic over its product – and that was before Kyler Murray’s I’m-Off-For-The-NFL scud dropped. That was a beaning Commissioner Rob Manfred and Co. didn’t need as they were frantically rifling through ideas about pitch clocks, mound heights, the shift epidemic, to DH or not to DH, and teams suddenly using a chorus line of pitchers every game, including starters for no more than an inning or two. The Grand Old Game is in trouble, despite what purists say, to the point that MLB’s powers-that-be are considering taking a wild whack at any quick-fix notion that’s thrown down the middle at them. Three-batter minimums for pitchers? Good lord. Maybe they should be bringing back Charlie Finley’s old orange baseball idea, too. And the mechanical … [Read more...] about Modern baseball: How to fix the game, and how MLB’s already spoiled it
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The 2018 World Series is upon us, with the Boston Red Sox facing off against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The games all air live on Fox, but that’s far from the only way to watch. Whether you’re a hardcore baseball fan or you’re just looking to occasionally check in and see who’s in the lead, there are plenty of ways to watch the series, whether online, with cable, or without it, and we’ve listed them all here for you. With an HD antenna If you don’t want to subscribe to either a pay TV service or a streaming TV service, you can use an antenna to watch the game, provided you live in an area where you can get Fox over the air. If you live anywhere near your local Fox affiliate, you should be able to get by with most indoor antennas, and we’ve got a list of some of the best ones you can buy. If you’re further away from your affiliate, you might need to pull out the big guns. The Mohu Striker, for example, has a range of up to 75 miles, but … [Read more...] about How to watch the World Series, with or without a cable subscription
source Maddie Meyer/Getty The Los Angeles Lakers built a puzzling and seemingly odd-fitting team around LeBron James this summer. Former Cleveland Cavaliers GM David Griffin argued on a podcast that the Lakers wouldn’t have the luxury of figuring out how to play together because the Western Conference is so good and they could miss the playoffs. Griffin also argued that while the Lakers roster could succeed in the regular season, he’s worried that the pieces around James won’t allow him to excel if they do make the playoffs. The Los Angeles Lakers baffled the NBA world this offseason by signing LeBron James, then building a team of seemingly ill-fitting pieces around him. In signing players like Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, and JaVale McGee, the Lakers said they wanted to add ball-handling, length, athleticism, and toughness. They also said James might spend more time in the post. In essence, they didn’t want to build the … [Read more...] about Former Cavs GM explains how there are 2 major factors working against the odd team the Lakers built around LeBron James
Each year, we hold our GamesBeat Summit event to gather the best thinking about where gaming is going. This week, at our fourth annual summit and 10th year of GamesBeat events, we heard dozens of intellectually stimulating talks from 82 speakers at our GamesBeat Summit 2018 event in Mill Valley. It was interesting to see so many different paths about gaming’s future recommended by the veterans of the industry. Robot Cache’s Brian Fargo believes that setting up alternative distribution to today’s app stores is possible with the disruptive technology of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Andrew House, former head of Sony’s game business, said in his first post-Sony interview that he believes the consoles could be disrupted by streaming set-top boxes. Kent Wakeford, cofounder of KSV Esports, noted that the amount of capital flowing into esports signals the dawn of something big. The variety showed that innovation and the chance for strategic differentiation is alive … [Read more...] about The DeanBeat: What we learned about the future of games this week
By Connor Letourneau Published 11:18 am, Saturday, April 7, 2018 Warriors vs. Pelicans Time: 5:30 p.m. Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland Coaches: Steve Kerr, 4th season with Warriors (264-61 with Warriors and overall); Alvin Gentry, 3rd season with Pelicans (108-134 with Pelicans and 443-504 overall) On air: TV on NBC Sports Bay Area; Radio on 95.7 The Game Records: Warriors (57-22); Pelicans (44-34) Projected starters: Warriors: PG Quinn Cook (9.0 ppg, 2.6 apg), SG Klay Thompson (19.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg), SF Kevin Durant (26.5 ppg, 6.9 rpg), PF Draymond Green (11.1 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 7.3 apg), C JaVale McGee (4.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg) Pelicans: PG Rajon Rondo (8.1 ppg, 8.0 apg), SG Jrue Holiday (18.9 ppg, 5.9 apg), SF E’Twaun Moore (12.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg), PF Nikola Mirotic (14.8 ppg, 6.9 rpg), C Anthony Davis (28.1 ppg, 11.1 rpg) Warriors injury report: SF Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) and SG Nick Young (flu-like symptoms) are probable. PG Shaun Livingston (right knee soreness) is … [Read more...] about Warriors game day: Is this a playoff preview vs. Pelicans?