The Detroit News Published 12:41 PM EST Nov 5, 2018 Go through the gallery to see Tony Paul's top 50 Major League Baseball free agents. Click here if you have trouble viewing the gallery. Last offseason, Major League Baseball's shopping season was mostly — and somewhat surprisingly — a big, old dud, thanks to a massive number of teams who fancied themselves in rebuilding mode. The World Series also had just reached a three-year run of winning teams having built themselves up through long and meticulous projects. And baseball, it is true, is a copycat business. Well, the latest World Series featured two of the game's bigger spenders, in the eventual champion Red Sox and the runner-up (again) Dodgers. So if the copycat line holds true, more owners will be willing to crack open their wallets this time around, with free agency underway. It also helps that this year's class has a Really Big Two, in shortstop/third baseman Manny Machado and … [Read more...] about Tony Paul’s top 50 Major League Baseball free agents
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The Associated Press Updated 12:37 pm CDT, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 11: A fan holds up a sign during the moment of silence in remembrance of the ten year anniversary of the attacks on 9-11 before the game between the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros at Nationals Park on September 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. less WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 11: A fan holds up a sign during the moment of silence in remembrance of the ten year anniversary of the attacks on 9-11 before the game between the Washington Nationals and the ... more Photo: Greg Fiume, Getty Photo: Greg Fiume, Getty Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 11: A fan holds up a sign during the moment of silence in remembrance of the ten year anniversary of the attacks on 9-11 before the game … [Read more...] about Major League Baseball remembers 9/11
One after another, the Texas Rangers made the long, sad march back to the dugout. Red Sox ace Chris Sale once again proved overpowering, mixing fastballs approaching 100 miles per hour with virtually unhittable sliders. Of the 21 outs Sale recorded in seven innings Wednesday, 12 came by strikeouts. What followed proved just as unrelenting, and in the end, Red Sox pitchers struck out 18 batters. Yet this rare display was barely distinguishable from the back-to-back games with 13 strikeouts in Kansas City over the weekend or the 11- and 10-strikeout games that immediately preceded them. Was the idea of an 18-strikeout performance in the Red Sox’ 4-2 win on Wednesday shocking? “No,” shrugged Sale. “Not given the guys we have on this staff.”Strikeouts in Major League Baseball now come in a blur. The Fenway Park siren that punctuates each strikeout echoes in the park so often that it seems like a constant soundtrack to the game. That stands in contrast to what … [Read more...] about What’s up with all the strikeouts in Major League Baseball?
Sony Ericsson has managed to get the Xperia PLAY named the official mobile handset of Major League Baseball Gaming. For those who didn't know about the league, the 8th MLG season begins in Dallas on April 1st and as the official mobile handset of the league, the device will make high profile appearances at 6 Pro Circuit events in the U.S. The league will offer more than $1 million in prizes and awards to players this season.The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY will be showcased at each of the 6 events through the use of demonstrations, challenges and giveaways. Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO of MLG, said, "At MLG, we aim to showcase the latest technology that will benefit our community of gamers. Xperia PLAY is an amazing smartphone and a stellar gaming device bringing the best mobile capabilities to our audience."Additionally, Sony Ericsson will sponsor MLG Pro Player Dave “Walshy” Walsh and MLG Coach Andy “JT Bravo” Dudynsky for the 2011 Season. Later in the year, the … [Read more...] about Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is named the official mobile handset of Major League Gaming
No visit to Kansas City, Mo., is complete without a stop at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, a terrific venue in the city’s 18th & Vine Historic District. With Major League Baseball’s All Star Game taking place in Kansas City this week, the museum is getting some much-deserved attention. And even if you’re nowhere near the City of Fountains this week, you can still pop in for a visit with the newly released Negro Leagues Baseball Museum app for the iPad. It would be going a little overboard to say that this iPad app is the next best thing to visiting the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in person; the app’s content is a little thin and really doesn’t exploit the iPad’s gift for showcasing multimedia. But the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum app is a solid effort that baseball fans with a love for the history of the game will appreciate. The app offers an overview of the Negro Leagues through several different features. A swipeable timeline spaning … [Read more...] about Negro Leagues Baseball Museum for iPad