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Inductee La Russa says let steroid era players in Hall

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Oakland Athletics(Reuters) – Tony La Russa, who will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, believes there is room in the Hall for tainted stars from the so-called Steroids Era. Pitcher Roger Clemens and sluggers Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire should be included in the shrine as stars of their generation, attached with an asterisk to note the questions that surround their achievements, former manager La Russa told ESPN. Those players deserve recognition as the best of their time despite being linked to performance enhancers, said La Russa, who will join five other new inductees at Cooperstown this weekend. “If you were a Hall of Famer during that period as far as your pitching and playing, I would create some kind of asterisk, where everybody understands that, ‘Look, we have some questions, but you were still the dominant pitchers and players of your time,'” said La Russa.


Posted on 25 July 2014 | 8:28 pm

Baseball-Highlights of Thursday’s MLB games

Highlights of Thursday’s Major League Baseball Games – - Royals 2, Indians 1 (14 innings) Nori Aoki singled home the winning run in the 14th inning as the Kansas City Royals topped the Cleveland Indians 2-1. The Royals (51-50) won their third consecutive game and moved a half-game above the Indians in the American League Central as Cleveland (51-51) lost for the fourth time in five games. Indians right-hander Corey Kluber limited the Royals to two hits and one unearned run over nine innings, striking out 10 and walking none. – - Yankees 4, Rangers 2 Brandon McCarthy pitched six innings and the New York Yankees held on for a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers.

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 5:59 am

Major League Baseball roundup

MLB: Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers(The Sports Xchange) – The Seattle Mariners acquired first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Stephen Pryor. He rejoins Seattle after a brief stint with the Twins. Morales, who signed as a free agent with Minnesota on June 8, appeared in 39 games and batted .234 with 11 doubles, one home run and 18 RBIs. He had a 12-game hitting streak snapped on Wednesday when he went 0-for-4 in the Twins' 3-1 win over Cleveland.


Posted on 25 July 2014 | 12:10 am

Lampard joins New York City on two-year contract

Chelsea's Frank Lampard acknowledges crowd at end of his team's Champion's League semi-final first leg soccer match against Atletico Madrid at Vicente Calderon stadium in MadridFormer Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has signed for new Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City FC on a two-year contract, the team said on Thursday. Lampard became New York's second major signing following the arrival of ex-Barcelona and Spain forward David Villa to the club which will join MLS next year. The 36-year-old Lampard left Chelsea in June after 13 years with the London club where he won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, the Europa League and the Champions League.


Posted on 24 July 2014 | 3:45 pm

Lampard joins New York City

England's Lampard fights for the ball with Costa Rica's Bolanos during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Mineirao stadium in Belo HorizonteNEW YORK (Reuters) – Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has signed for new Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City FC, the team said on Thursday. Lampard became New York's second major signing following the arrival of ex-Barcelona and Spain forward David Villa to the club which will join MLS next year. The 36-year-old Lampard left Chelsea in June after 13 years with the London club where he won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, the Europa League and the Champions League. …


Posted on 24 July 2014 | 2:56 pm

Soccer-Lampard joins New York City

NEW YORK, July 24 (Reuters) – Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has signed for new Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City FC, the team said on Thursday. Lampard became New York’s second major signing following the arrival of ex-Barcelona and Spain forward David Villa to the club which will join MLS next year. The 36-year-old Lampard left Chelsea in June after 13 years with the London club where he won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, the Europa League and the Champions League. …

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 2:42 pm

Maybin banned 25 games for doping violation

MLB: San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants(Reuters) – San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended for 25 games for violating Major League Baseball's joint drug prevention and treatment program, the league announced on Wednesday. Maybin, whose suspension is effective immediately, tested positive for an amphetamine, the commissioner of baseball's office said in a statement.


Posted on 24 July 2014 | 2:25 pm

Baseball-Highlights of Wednesday’s MLB Games

(Adds late games) July 23 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Wednesday’s Major League Baseball Games. – - – Rays 3, Cardinals 0 Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb tossed seven shutout innings and knocked in the only run the Rays needed as they swept a two-game interleague series from the St. Louis Cardinals with a 3-0 decision. Cobb (6-6) allowed five hits and struck out 10 with no walks as Tampa Bay (49-53) swept a two-city road trip for the first time in 17 seasons. It was also the eighth consecutive road victory for Tampa Bay, which moved within 4 1/2 games of the Seattle Mariners for the American League’s second wild-card spot.

Posted on 24 July 2014 | 6:03 am

Baseball-Maybin banned 25 games for doping violation

* Maybin tests positive for an amphetamine * Says needed medication to treat attention deficit disorder (Adds detail, Maybin statement) July 23 (Reuters) – San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended for 25 games for violating Major League Baseball’s joint drug prevention and treatment program, the league announced on Wednesday. The 27-year-old, who is the first player in the majors to be suspended this season for violating the drug program, said that his positive test came from a change in medication he had used to treat attention deficit disorder.

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 9:43 pm

Baseball-Highlights of Tuesday’s Major League Baseball games

(Adds late games) July 22 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Tuesday’s Major League baseball games. – - – Rays 7, Cardinals 2 The Tampa Bay Rays knocked out St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright after just 4 2/3 innings, as the Rays extended their season-high winning streak to six games. In his first start since the All-Star break and looking for his Major League-best 13th win, Wainwright (12-5) gave up six hits and six runs. He walked four, including three in the fifth, struck out four and hit a man in his second-shortest outing of the year. …

Posted on 23 July 2014 | 6:53 am

Baseball – Google News

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In first year, Foutch’s Strike Zone 16-under baseball team reaches Mickey … – The Flint Journal


In first year, Foutch's Strike Zone 16-under baseball team reaches Mickey
The Flint Journal
Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller speaks to members of Foutch's Strike Zone 16-under travel baseball team on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Strike Zone baseball complex in Flint. Miller says the township plans to honor the team at its next board of

Posted on 26 July 2014 | 12:08 am

WIAA summer baseball WIAA State Summer Baseball Tournament Brookfield … – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


WIAA summer baseball WIAA State Summer Baseball Tournament Brookfield
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Mequon — Brookfield Central had an answer for its struggling pitcher and made sure Homestead didn't for its starter Friday, as the Lancers won the WIAA summer baseball state championship with a 9-2 victory at Kapco Park. Central's Matt Ausloos took

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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 10:21 pm

Tight Dodgers-Giants race is good for baseball – MLB.com


Bleacher Report

Tight Dodgers-Giants race is good for baseball
MLB.com
If you ask a dozen baseball people, there's a decent chance that all of them will tell you the Dodgers have more talent, while in almost the same breath, they'll pick the Giants to win the division. What gives? Before we get to that part of the story
Giants-Dodgers Preview: Q&A with ESPN Baseball Tonight's Aaron BooneBleacher Report
Baseball notes: Giants call up Dan Uggla, start him at second baseLos Angeles Times

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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 7:29 pm

The Phillies’ High-A affiliate is possibly not good at baseball – CBSSports.com


The Phillies' High-A affiliate is possibly not good at baseball
CBSSports.com
I prefer not to deal in certainties, but I am hereby certain that getting out-scored by one's opposition by a margin of 188 runs in 101 games is a sign that good baseball is not being played, at least by you (wherein "you" are the 2014 Clearwater

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 6:03 pm

Atlantic League Making Big Changes In Attempt To Speed Up Baseball Games – NESN.com


NESN.com

Atlantic League Making Big Changes In Attempt To Speed Up Baseball Games
NESN.com
Baseball is a slow-moving sport by nature, but it has been reduced to a snail's pace in the last decade or so. One independent league is trying to reverse that potentially damaging trend. ESPN's Buster Olney has the story of the independent Atlantic
Independent Baseball League Adopts New Rules To Speed Up GamesDeadspin

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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 3:39 pm

Minor league baseball GM gets prostate exam live during game – Fox News


Fox News

Minor league baseball GM gets prostate exam live during game
Fox News
A minor league baseball manager in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has done his part to spread prostate cancer awareness – he had a prostate cancer exam before a field packed with baseball fans. Myrtle Beach Pelicans' general manager Andy Milovich …

Posted on 25 July 2014 | 3:32 pm

Former Auburn football player Frank Thomas going into Baseball Hall of Fame – The Birmingham News – al.com


Former Auburn football player Frank Thomas going into Baseball Hall of Fame
The Birmingham News – al.com
Thomas will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. He could just as well have joined Dye and Jackson in the College Football Hall of Fame had he taken a different course, Dye said. "If he had stuck with football, he'd be going

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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 2:51 pm

Dallas Keuchel tosses heckler a baseball that says ‘Thanks for paying my salary’ – Yahoo Sports (blog)


Yahoo Sports (blog)

Dallas Keuchel tosses heckler a baseball that says 'Thanks for paying my salary'
Yahoo Sports (blog)
The trouble with these types of keepsakes, though, is when the owner shows it off, he has to admit that he was being a butthead toward a baseball player. Kuechel, in case you're wondering, is making $508,000 this season, a smidge above the MLB minimum.
Astros Pitcher Dallas Keuchel Thanks Heckler with Message on BaseballBleacher Report
Astros Keuchel sends message to heckler with baseballFOXSports.com
Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel shuts up a hater with a baseball inscribed with Washington Post (blog)
FanSided
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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 1:44 pm

‘No Easy Answer’: Ex-Baseball Manager La Russa On Legacy, Steroids – NPR


NPR

'No Easy Answer': Ex-Baseball Manager La Russa On Legacy, Steroids
NPR
Tony La Russa's tenure as manager of the Chicago White Sox, Oakland A's and St. Louis Cardinals is legendary. La Russa, who on Sunday will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, won a total of 2,728 games — more than any Major League Baseball …
Don't blame La Russa – all of baseball ignored steroidsSFGate
La Russa: Asterisk for tainted starsESPN
Baseball HOF calls La Russa home this weekendKSDK
Alexandria Town Talk
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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 11:09 am

In Cooperstown, a Baseball Author Is Also the Manager – New York Times


New York Times

In Cooperstown, a Baseball Author Is Also the Manager
New York Times
Katz writes books about baseball, a serendipitous talent for the top elected official of a village renowned for the 75-year-old Hall and the bogus tale that the sport was invented there. “It's an origin story that's a myth,” Katz said in a telephone
Baseball Hall of Fame: The Splendid Six Are a Class for the AgesRollingStone.com
6 Newest Members Of The National Baseball Hall Of FameCBS Local
On eve of Hall of Fame induction, Braves ponder legacyUSA TODAY
Rochester Business Journal -Salt Lake Tribune -Latin Post
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Posted on 25 July 2014 | 12:50 am