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?
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ATLANTIC CITY — Surf Stadium could once again be home to a minor league baseball team.City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday evening on a resolution authorizing former Atlantic City Surf owner Frank Boulton to negotiate on behalf of the city and leverage his connections to find an ownership group willing to bring minor league baseball back to the city. The resolution provides Boulton a 90-day window to find a team.Boulton is a founding member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, the only independent league with a relationship with Major League Baseball. Former Atlantic City Surf baseball player making Magic in MMA ATLANTIC CITY — Magic Mears got his name from his father, Aulton, who envisioned his son pla… Council President Marty Small Sr. said the city has “everything to gain and nothing to lose” from reopening the shuttered Surf Stadium at Bader Field on Albany Avenue.“This has absolutely no downside,” Small said. … [Read more...] about Minor league baseball could return to Atlantic City
Kaylee Fagan, provided by Published 6:30 am, Sunday, April 15, 2018 Blizzard E-sports — which is to say, competitive, professional online video gaming — have exploded in popularity in recent years. In fact, experts have predicted that e-sports viewership is likely to surpass that of traditional sports leagues, including the NBA and MLB, by 2020. Indeed, esports revenue is likely to climb to more than $900 million this year as television channels like ESPN continue to incorporate e-sports into their daily lineups, and streaming services like Amazon's Twitch become more mainstream. In a world where competitive video games have the potential to be as lucrative an industry as professional sports, the title "pro gamer" has evolved massively since the '90s, where a relatively small group of die-hard gamers played in relatively unnoticed tournaments for community notoriety and occasional prize money. In the modern world of e-sports, pro gamers are salaried … [Read more...] about Competitive video games could be as big as Major League Baseball — here’s what it’s like to be an e-sports athlete at the highest level
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