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'Something So Simple' Earns Cheers for High School Athlete

After a heartbreaking loss, this Va. baseball catcher's handshake with ump went viral

(Newser) - Ask catcher Eric Fila and he'll shrug off his post-loss handshake with the umpire as no big deal. But a video of his gesture now has nearly a million views and is earning the high school baseball player from Virginia pats on the back for his sportsmanship in the...

He Was Holding a Toddler, Still Made 'Catch of the Year'
Mets Fan Makes Truly Wild
One-Handed Catch

Mets Fan Makes Truly Wild One-Handed Catch

Alan Alcantara had his toddler in his other hand

(Newser) - To catch a home-run ball barehanded is impressive enough, but try holding a small child at the same time. A New York Mets fan managed that feat, leading Fox Sports to dub it the "catch of the year, no question about it." Queens resident Alan Alcantara was in...

SF Giants Manager Takes a Stand After Uvalde

Gabe Kapler: I won't come out for national anthem till 'I feel ... better about the direction of our country'

(Newser) - In the wake of the Uvalde mass shooting , the sports world is weighing in. Now joining Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr , the Miami Heat , and the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays in speaking out is San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler, who says he's not going...

During MLB Matchup, a Most Unusual Twitter Stream

During Thursday's game between Yankees, Rays, teams live-tweeted stats on gun violence

(Newser) - MLB fans looking to keep up with the game Thursday night between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays got quite the surprise when they logged on to Twitter. Instead of stats and play-by-plays, the two teams instead used their accounts to tweet out facts on gun violence. In...

After Home Run, College Pitcher Attacks
After Viral On-Field
Confrontation, 2 Suspensions
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After Viral On-Field Confrontation, 2 Suspensions

Owen Woodward of Texas' Weatherford College tackled Josh Phillips after home run

(Newser) - Update: A college pitcher has been suspended four games for acting more like a football player than a baseball player during a game. Owen Woodward of Weatherford College in Texas tackled an opposing player on the base path after the player hit a home run off him, reports Yahoo Sports...

Pro Baseball Has Never Seen Another Like Alexis Hopkins

Team picks a female catcher in the Atlantic League draft

(Newser) - In what the Atlantic League is promoting as "the best story in sports," the Kentucky Wild Health Genomes made history Wednesday by drafting catcher Alexis "Scrappy" Hopkins with the eighth overall pick in the league's annual draft. CNN notes that the Atlantic is a partner league...

MLB Expands Playoffs, DH
MLB Deal
Playoffs, DH

MLB Deal Expands Playoffs, DH

More rule changes could be implemented next season under agreement

(Newser) - "I want to start by apologizing to our fans," Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said in announcing that owners and players have agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement , allowing the 2022 season to begin April 7. After 99 days, the owners canceled their lockout at 7pm Thursday; they'...

Baseball Will Have a Full Season After All

MLB owners, players' union reach tentative deal

(Newser) - Players have voted to accept Major League Baseball's latest offer for a new labor deal, paving the way to end a 99-day lockout and salvage a 162-game regular season. The union’s executive board approved the agreement in a 26-12 vote, pending ratification by all players, a person familiar...

MLB, Players Keep Talking as Owners' Deadline Hits
MLB Talks
Go On as

MLB Talks Go On as Deadline Arrives

Owners, players aren't close on economic issues

(Newser) - Major League Baseball hits its deadline Monday for reaching a deal with the players union in time to avoid canceling regular-season games—and kept right on negotiating. The owners and players remained far apart on the economic issues, CBS Sports reports. If no deal is reached Monday night, negotiations are...

MLB Says Only Days Remain to Salvage Full Season

'A deadline is a deadline. Missed games are missed games'

(Newser) - Major League Baseball said Wednesday that only five days remain to salvage March 31 openers and a full season, telling locked out players that games would be canceled if a labor contract is not agreed to by the end of Monday. After the third straight day of negotiations with little...

He Sold His Team, Then Left 'Unforgettable Goodbye Gift'
He Sold His Team, Then Left
'Unforgettable Goodbye Gift'
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He Sold His Team, Then Left 'Unforgettable Goodbye Gift'

23 workers with Triple-A Iowa Cubs were given $2K for each year of service

(Newser) - Nearly two dozen employees of a minor league baseball team received an unexpected holiday bonus this year. The recent sale of the Iowa Cubs, the Triple-A affiliate for the Chicago Cubs, meant that Michael Gartner's final day as owner of the team was last Tuesday. That's the day...

MLB Lockout Triggers Twitter Rebellion Among Players

Because league can't use their likenesses during lockout, they're having some fun online

(Newser) - Head to and you'll spot a holiday gift guide, a story on the best baseball road trips in all 50 states, and a letter to fans from Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. on how "disappointed" he is that the league was "forced to commence a...

Atlanta Braves Win First World Series Since 1995

Beating the Houston Astros in Game 6

(Newser) - Most of the season, it just seemed this wasn’t their year. They dropped their first four games, and soon injuries piled up. They lost their most dynamic player before the All-Star break. They were stuck below .500 in August. Yet out of nowhere, suddenly, these Atlanta Braves transformed themselves...

Umpires Aren't Robots—Yet
Blown Call Makes
Case for Robot

Blown Call Makes Case for Robot Umpires

Technology has stepped in after human error before, David Von Drehle writes

(Newser) - After the Dodgers-Giants playoff game Thursday night, Gabe Morales was able to watch replays of his call that ended San Francisco's season. The umpire had ruled that the Giants' Wilmer Flores had gone around while trying to check his swing. That was the third strike, the last out of...

MLB Announcer Apologizes for Apparent Slavery Reference

Jim Kaat made '40-acre field' remark about White Sox's Yoan Moncada during Friday playoff game

(Newser) - In the first inning during a playoff game Friday between the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros, Jim Kaat made an on-air remark about one of Chicago's players that he says was meant to be praise. By the fifth inning, the MLB Network announcer was offering up his apologies....

This Is the Largest Cuban Athlete Defection in Years

9 baseball players defect during tournament in Mexico

(Newser) - While playing in a tournament in Mexico this weekend, nine members of a Cuban baseball team defected. While Cuban athletes have a history of defecting while competing in other countries, this was the largest athlete defection in years, the BBC reports. The Cuban government confirmed the defections Sunday, calling them...

Mother, Toddler Son Fall to Deaths at Baseball Park

The two were pronounced dead shortly before the Padres-Braves game Saturday

(Newser) - A woman and her toddler son fell to their deaths at the Padres stadium in San Diego Saturday. Horrified onlookers saw the 2-year-old boy fall first and his mother fall while trying to catch him. The two fell from a third-level concourse at a concessions area, about six stories above...

Mets Player Has a Funny Way of Celebrating 444-Foot Homer

Javier Baez wants fans to know their booing hurts his feelings

(Newser) - The Mets decided to teach their fans a lesson. Apparently it’s a lesson about teamwork, but the logic is a little confusing. Mets fans aren’t thrilled with how their team did this season. They’re not the worst team ever—they won the National League pennant just six...

Announcer Suspended for Shohei Ohtani Comment

Jack Morris mocked player's accent

(Newser) - Once again, someone is in hot water over racism directed at Major League Baseball's biggest star . Baseball analyst and former MLB pitcher Jack Morris has been suspended after what he said regarding Shohei Ohtani, NBC News reports. As the 27-year-old Los Angeles Angel came up to bat Tuesday night...

White Sox Win 'Breathtaking' Field of Dreams Game

Kevin Costner says setting for MLB's first Iowa game was 'perfect'

(Newser) - Tim Anderson recently admitted he has never watched Field of Dreams. Well, he just submitted a pretty good script for a sequel. Anderson hit a two-run homer with one out in the ninth inning into the cornfield to end the Field of Dreams game in cinematic fashion, as the Chicago...

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