As his Major League Baseball career was ending, the New York Yankees seemed to wish for nothing more than for Alex Rodriguez to be swallowed by an infield sinkhole. And when Derek Jeter’s number was retired recently, A-Rod was nowhere to be seen. The Yankees, though, are in the minority because A-Rod has never been […]
Last week, Facebook and Major League Baseball announced a partnership that will result in 20 MLB games this season streamed live on the social media site. The deal, which began last Friday with a matchup between the Reds and Rockies,...Show More Summary
A look at what’s trending in Major League Baseball this week: THREE UP Chris Sale: The Boston left-hander sacrificed some velocity for efficiency last season, taking a little off his fastball in hopes of inducing earlier contact and pitching deeper into games, but the Big — make that Tall and...
Baseball and the distinction between prejudice and discrimination Racial and ethnic diversity among Major League Baseball (MLB) players has grown significantly since Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier on April 15, 1947. This past...Show More Summary
A recent death at Wrigley Field raises a continuing issue for major sporting facilities.
Friday night's visit by the Texas Rangers to the Toronto Blue Jays marks the last Friday-night livestreamed Major League Baseball game on Twitter before its package shifts to Tuesday nights, and the social network also announced a three-hour MLB program to be livestreamed on Wednesday nights. Twitter and MLB announced a livestreaming pact last July,...
Who are the best starters in Major League Baseball? Who would you trust to take the hill with great confidence every fifth day? Jason (...)
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As conditions in Venezuela continue to deteriorate amidst a violent clash between the Maduro government and the opposition, several Venezuelan Major League Baseball players have spoken out in support of the protesters. This week a video...Show More Summary
It’s way too soon to be concerned, but the Nationals’ shortstop hasn’t been the same player.
The expansion of in-market streaming of Major League Baseball games continues, with NESN announcing Tuesday that they’ll be streaming their broadcasts of Boston Red Sox games as well as much of their other programming (Boston Bruins’ games are not currently included, but everything else is) through the new NESNGo app and NESNgo.com. Show More Summary
This Sunday, a drone crash landed in the audience during a Major League baseball game. Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres played a game at Petco, when someone decided to fly a drone above the stadium. The aircraft hovered above the venue, and eventually ended up in the audience. Show More Summary
Nick Francona’s name is in the news because, he believes, his story is worth sharing if it saves the life of one military veteran. Remember that. Remember that, while Major League Baseball investigates the circumstances surrounding Francona losing his job in the Dodgers’ Player Development department. Remember that, while peeling back the layers of a […]
A look at what’s trending in Major League Baseball this week: THREE UP Sports Illustrated: It was three years ago, with the Houston Astros coming off three consecutive 100-loss seasons, that SI proclaimed them — on its cover — as “Your 2017 World Series Champs.” Hey, look now: the Astros have the...
The final show of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is Sunday. Las Vegan Jon Weiss spent 25 years working for the circus and is understandably sad to see it leave. "Imagine Major League Baseball going away,” he said. “Something that’s been...
Major League Baseball and Facebook have agreed on a deal that will see 20 games streamed live via the platform starting Friday, highlighting the increasing willingness of US sports to embrace social media.
For decades and decades, fans, media and franchises measured a baseball team’s popularity by ballpark attendance. And according to that criteria, the Cleveland Indians—currently 28th in Major League Baseball in average home attendance—don’t get a lot of love. Show More Summary
Facebook will be streaming 20 Major League Baseball (MLB) games during the 2017 season. The games, one every friday night for the next 20 weeks, will be streamed live on Facebook. Anyone who’s on Facebook and based in the United States can watch the games completely for free. Show More Summary
Alex Rodriguez had a rather interesting way of preparing for his debut as a color commentator for a Major League Baseball broadcast on FS1 on Thursday night. MLB on Fox tweeted out a photo of A-Rod in the booth at Kauffman Stadium before the New York Yankees-Kansas City Royals game, accompanied...
Sports media and sports business observers were abuzz over the latest news about Facebook’s new contract with Major League Baseball. It allows Facebook to stream one game a week without any local blackouts. This is on top of Twitter’s deal to stream one MLB a game, albeit with local blackouts. Show More Summary