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MLB: Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals(The Sports Xchange) – Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that experimental speed-up rules will be tested during games at the 2014 Arizona Fall League. Commissioner Bud Selig established a committee on Sept. 22 to improve the pace of play. A series of initiatives will be tried when the Arizona Fall League opens Oct. 7 and runs until Nov. 15. – - Right-hander Michael Wacha was left out of the St. Louis Cardinals' starting rotation and teammates A.J. Pierzynski and Jason Motte were not on the roster for the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. …


Posted on 1 October 2014 | 11:46 pm

MLB seeks to pick up pace of play

Major League Baseball will test rules designed to speed up games during the 2014 Arizona Fall LeagueNew York (AFP) – Major League Baseball will test rules designed to speed up games during the 2014 Arizona Fall League.


Posted on 1 October 2014 | 6:53 pm

Royals rally to stun A’s and advance

The Kansas City Royals celebrate after they defeated the Oakland Athletics 9 to 8 in the 12th inning of their American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, MissouriLos Angeles (AFP) – The Kansas City Royals advanced to the American League Division Series with a 9-8 12th inning marathon victory over the Oakland Athletics.


Posted on 1 October 2014 | 7:06 am

Defiant Royals outfox A’s in Wild Card game

MLB: AL Wild Card-Oakland Athletics at Kansas City RoyalsKANSAS CITY (Reuters) – The Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 9-8 in a thrilling, 12-inning do-or-die Wild Card playoff on Tuesday to eke out a victory in their first postseason game for 29 years. Salvador Perez, who had twice failed to drive in runners on third base earlier in the game, pulled a two-out base hit past diving third baseman Josh Donaldson to score Christian Colon and end a nearly five-hour battle. …


Posted on 1 October 2014 | 6:31 am

Baseball-Defiant Royals outfox A’s in Wild Card game

* Royals tie game in bottom of the ninth * Overcome one-run deficit in 12th * Moss bashes two home runs for Oakland (Adds details, quotes) KANSAS CITY, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 9-8 in a thrilling, 12-inning do-or-die Wild Card playoff on Tuesday to eke out a victory in their first postseason game for 29 years. Salvador Perez, who had twice failed to drive in runners on third base earlier in the game, pulled a two-out base hit past diving third baseman Josh Donaldson to score Christian Colon and end a nearly five-hour battle. …

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 6:28 am

Morneau added to Major League Baseball tour team

Justin Morneau (R) of the Colorado Rockies is congratulated by teammate Rafael Ynoa after hitting a two-run home run in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 26, 2014New York (AFP) – Colorado slugger Justin Morneau has been added to the Major League Baseball team which will play a five-game series against a squad of Japanese all-stars in November.


Posted on 1 October 2014 | 1:03 am

Games-Baseball switch a boon for South Korean cricket

By Peter Rutherford INCHEON, South Korea, Sept 30 (Reuters) – South Korea’s Asian Games cricket experiment ended in defeat to Sri Lanka on Tuesday, but after their collection of baseball players and weekend enthusiasts took eight wickets off the Twenty20 world champions, coach Julian Fountain believes the sport could truly flourish here. Cricket has a miniscule following in South Korea, with only foreign workers from South Asia showing any real interest in it, and Incheon organisers were initially reluctant to have the sport on the programme for the Sept. 19 to Oct. 4 Games. …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 2:59 pm

Royals’ Yost not fazed by long odds

Manager Ned Yost of the Kansas City Royals walks off the field after their game against the Oakland Athletics, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 11, 2014Los Angeles (AFP) – Ned Yost says he is not too concerned by the long odds faced by the wild card entrants as the Kansas City Royals return to the playoffs for the first time in 29 years.


Posted on 30 September 2014 | 2:18 am

Astros name Hinch as new manager of struggling club

Arizona Diamondbacks manager AJ Hinch argues with home plate umpire Mike Everitt in the third inning during a MLB baseball game in Phoenix(Reuters) – The Houston Astros have appointed A.J. Hinch as manager in place of Bo Porter, who was fired earlier this month, the Major League Baseball team said on Monday. Hinch, 40, managed the Arizona Diamondbacks from May 2009 until July 2010, compiling an 89-123 record, and was then vice-president of professional scouting for the San Diego Padres for the next four years. "I couldn't be more excited to be the manager of the Houston Astros," Hinch said in a statement. "We have a lot of work to do to bring winning back to the city of Houston and Astros fans everywhere. …


Posted on 29 September 2014 | 11:53 pm

MLB Wild Card and Division Series playoff schedule

(Reuters) – Schedule of Wild Card and Division Series games in the 2014 Major League Baseball playoffs. Wild Card Sept. 30 – (American League) Oakland at Kansas City Oct. 1 – (National League) San Francisco at Pittsburgh – - American League Division Series Los Angeles Angels vs. AL Wild Card winner Oct. 2 – at Los Angeles Oct. 3 – at Los Angeles Oct. 5 – at AL Wild Card winner Oct. 6 * at AL Wild Card winner Oct. 8 * at Los Angeles – - Baltimore vs. Detroit Oct. 2 – at Baltimore Oct. 3 – at Baltimore Oct. 5 – at Detroit Oct. 6 * at Detroit Oct. …

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 8:44 pm

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Leadership lessons from baseball – Washington Post (blog)


Leadership lessons from baseball
Washington Post (blog)
The principles of managing a baseball team can apply to leaders in all sorts of fields. That's the conclusion, at least, drawn by Howard C. Fero, the co-author of “Lead Me Out to the Ballgame: Stories and Strategies to Develop Major League Leadership

Posted on 2 October 2014 | 12:28 am

West Chester Township renews baseball partnership – Cincinnati.com


Cincinnati.com

West Chester Township renews baseball partnership
Cincinnati.com
But the township will contribute more resources to the Beckett Park complex off Union Centre Boulevard, following approval of a five-year contract between the township and the West Chester Baseball Partnership. The contract is an extension of the

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 11:33 pm

Major League Baseball Announced It Will Begin Testing These Six New Rules … – TheBlaze.com


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Major League Baseball Announced It Will Begin Testing These Six New Rules
TheBlaze.com
Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that they will begin testing six new rules during the Arizona Fall League. Major League Baseball Announced It Will Begin Testing These Six New Rules Next Year — and. A detailed view of an MLB logo stitched …
Baseball to Test Pace of Play Initiatives at Arizona Fall LeagueWall Street Journal
MLB to test new 'pace of game' rules in Arizona Fall LeagueCBSSports.com
Baseball to experiment with pace of play ideasThe San Luis Obispo Tribune

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Posted on 1 October 2014 | 10:39 pm

Baseball fans starting to engulf the North Shore – Pittsburgh Post Gazette


Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Baseball fans starting to engulf the North Shore
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Tom Svoboda, corporate trainer for Atria's Restaurant and Tavern, mixes some refreshments near PNC Park this morning. The Pirates face the San Francisco Giants in the National League wild card game tonight at 8:07. 20140930lrbucsrally03-2 Dennis …
Hurdle's Pirates to face Bochy's Giants in baseball playoffsFlorida Today
NL Wild Card GameThread: San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh PiratesFederal Baseball
Volquez looks to continue revival against GiantsKilleen Daily Herald
The State -Sports Network -Lexington Herald Leader
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Posted on 1 October 2014 | 8:02 pm

Baseball Will Test Out Six New Rules To Speed Up The Game – Deadspin


Deadspin

Baseball Will Test Out Six New Rules To Speed Up The Game
Deadspin
If every baseball game were as exciting as last night's, no one would mind if they lasted forever. But most definitely aren't and even the most loyal fan ought to agree that there's a lot of downtime that could be eliminated. To that end, MLB's pace-of
MLB Looking To Speed Up BaseballFOX News Radio

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Posted on 1 October 2014 | 7:32 pm

Kansas City Royals Baseball: 29 Years of Frustration Came Out in One Magical … – The Big Lead


The Big Lead

Kansas City Royals Baseball: 29 Years of Frustration Came Out in One Magical
The Big Lead
So I know it is hard to explain to those who have not spent their whole adult lives watching bad baseball–those who complain when they have one or two down years–but last night was the culmination of a 29-year wait. I know it's not true (officially
Baseball's AL Wild-Card Game Was Indeed WildNPR (blog)
Royals make a dramatic return to baseball playoffsBoston Globe
Family rekindles baseball fever at Wild Card winKMBC Kansas City
Kansas City Star -Kansas.com (blog) -SFGate
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Posted on 1 October 2014 | 7:00 pm

Royals, A’s and the maddening nature of baseball – SB Nation


SB Nation

Royals, A's and the maddening nature of baseball
SB Nation
Baseball is catharsis and revelation, triumph and torture, a game filled with slow, meditative appreciations and short bursts of delirium that you store in your delirium hump for months, years, decades just in case. Royals fans were the delirium camels

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 4:30 pm

KC’s Baseball Writing Royalty – Sports On Earth


KC's Baseball Writing Royalty
Sports On Earth
One of the many, many joys of the explosion of Internet baseball analysis and commentary over the last decade-plus has been the exposure to not only different voices, but different teams in a way one never could have before. Before the Internet came

Posted on 1 October 2014 | 6:16 am

George Shuba, 89, Dies; Handshake Heralded Racial Tolerance in Baseball – New York Times


New York Times

George Shuba, 89, Dies; Handshake Heralded Racial Tolerance in Baseball
New York Times
George Shuba, the Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder who played in three World Series during the 1950s but who was best remembered for his welcoming gesture to Jackie Robinson at home plate on the day Robinson, as a minor leaguer, broke baseball's color …
George Shuba: Baseball player who won a World Series but was better known The Independent

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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 11:42 pm

Why are baseball games getting so much longer? – USA TODAY


Why are baseball games getting so much longer?
USA TODAY
While an increase in run scoring pushed the average MLB game over three hours for the first time in the year 2000, the current trend comes at a time when offense has declined across the league. Games averaged 3.13 hours — or three hours and eight …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 2:39 pm