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Disney Nearing Deal to Own One-Third of MLB's $3.5 Billion Digital Business

The Walt Disney Company is nearing a deal that will net it a one-third stake in Major League Baseball Advanced Media, the streaming division of MLB whose business is valued at around $3.5 billion (via Bloomberg). According to those close...Show More Summary

2016 MLB All Star Rosters: B/R's 34-Man Roster Predictions

The votes are in, and now we wait for the official word on who's invited to the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Perhaps there will be some surprises. Unless, of course, all of our predictions come true. It's been a couple of weeks since our last set of predictions for the 34-man rosters for the American League and National League All-Stars. Show More Summary

Controversial Bill In House of Reps. Would Make Minor League Ballplayers Second-Class Citizens

With a legal case working its way through the courts that would allow players in Minor League Baseball to earn overtime pay, a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would work to exclude players in the minors from the Fair Labor Standards Act.

'The Phenom' Stars Ethan Hawke And Paul Giamatti Discuss Family Ties to Professional Baseball

Two of the three stars of the new baseball film, The Phenom,—Paul Giamatti and Ethan Hawke—actually have personal family ties to the professional sport. In The Phenom, Hawke portrays the abusive father of a rookie Major League pitcher, played by Johnny Simmons, who loses control, throwing five wild pitches in one [...]

Bat sensor aims to make baseball's future stars better hitters - CNET

Blast Motion is partnering with Major League Baseball on a bat sensor designed to improve hitters' swings through motion capturing and analysis.

MLB Issues Statement Regarding Wage Limits for Minor League Players

Major League Baseball issued a strong statement Thursday, condemning a proposal that would impose salary limits for minor league baseball. SB Nation's Grant Brisbee provided a look: It is a response to the Save America's Pastime Act being pushed in the U.S. Show More Summary

The Top 10 Social Media All-Stars of Major League Baseball

14 hours agoTechnology : The Goods

MLB players take to technology to engage the next generation of baseball fans.

Disney to buy stake in MLB's video unit for $3.5 billion: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has agreed to buy 33 percent stake in the video unit of Major League Baseball's digital arm MLB Advanced Media in a deal valued at about $3.5 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter. Show More Summary

Disney is in talks for a stake in MLB's sports streaming company

Walt Disney Co. is in talks to acquire a stake in Major League Baseball Advanced Media, which develops and manages the league’s digital products, including a popular streaming service, according to people with knowledge of the matter who were not authorized to comment publicly. Disney is expected...

Congresswoman Behind Evil Minor League Baseball Wage Depression Bill Changes Her Mind

21 hours agoSports : Deadspin

Cheri Bustos, one of the two members of the House of Representatives behind the “Save America’s Pastime Act”, has pivoted and withdrawn support from her own terrible bill. Read more...

Legislator renounces her co-sponsorship of bill to deny minimum wage to minor league ballplayers

In a flip-flop monumental even by Washington standards, a legislator who introduced a bill to restrict the wages of minor league baseball players has now renounced her support and declared that minor leaguers should be paid “a fair wage for the work they do.” On Wednesday, a press release from...

The 'Save America's Pastime Act' in Congress will do nothing of the sort

A new proposal aims to amend the Fair Labor Standard Act to exempt Major League Baseball.

Computers are going to start writing about minor league baseball

"Jayson Aquino tossed a three-hit shutout and Quincy Latimore had three hits and two RBI, as the Bowie Baysox topped the Akron RubberDucks 6-0 in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday." That's the kind of straight-ahead, no-nonsense,...Show More Summary

Major League Baseball must permanently retire ‘God Bless America'

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

This cloyingly sweet dirge is an affront to America, not a tribute to it.

In historic move, two female players signed by minor league baseball team

According to the Sonoma Stompers, there hasn’t been a co-ed professional baseball team since three women played in the 1950’s Negro Leagues. The northern California-based independent squad recently made note of this when announcing that it would become the first team since then to include female players in its lineup. When the Stompers take the field on […]

Evil Congressmen Want To Make Living Wage For Minor Leaguers Illegal

yesterdaySports : Deadspin

Minor league baseball players don’t make much money. Since 1976, MLB salaries have risen 2,500 percent while minor league salaries have only gone up 70 percent. Players in low-A ball start at $1,100 a month, while AAA players earn $2,150 per month. Show More Summary

The weather has been a huge pain for Major League Baseball this week

As we march toward the end of the regular season, umpires are feeling more pressure to keep games going -- no matter the conditions.

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