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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...

MLB Owners Lock Out Players in First Stoppage Since 1995

Agreement expired at midnight Wednesday

(Newser) - Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport’s collective bargaining agreement expired Wednesday night and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day. The strategy, management’s equivalent of a strike under federal labor law,...

On Last Day Before Lockout, MLB Teams Drop $1B

Free agents sign before baseball operations are frozen

(Newser) - On the last day before Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement with players expires, teams spent money like never before. The contract expires at 11:59pm EST Wednesday, CNBC reports. Talks broke off in the afternoon, per ESPN , and nobody involved was saying a deal was imminent. Unless the...

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...

Braves Pitcher's Injured Move 'Blows My Mind'

Charlie Morton kept pitching on broken leg in Game 1 of the World Series

(Newser) - Charlie Morton spun a curveball past Jose Altuve for a called third strike, his 16th pitch after taking a 102mph comebacker off his right leg. Morton stumbled and started to fall. Turns out the leg was broken. Morton's right fibula was fractured by Yuli Gurriel's one-hop screamer leading...

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....

Top Pitcher Punches Wall, Will Miss Playoffs

Devin Williams apologizes to his Milwaukee Brewers teammates and fans

(Newser) - The Milwaukee Brewers have lost a top pitcher on the eve of the playoffs to injury—but the twist is that it's a self-inflicted one. Reliever Devin Williams said he had a "few drinks" after the team's playoff-clinching win on Sunday, then punched a wall with his...

Cleveland Wins Last Home Game Before Name Change

Indians will be Guardians next season

(Newser) - As they've done in countless ninth innings over decades, fans in Progressive Field stood to cheer during the final three outs. It was different Monday. They chanted "Let's Go Indians!" One last time. The Indians won their final home game before becoming the Guardians, beating the...

Conor McGregor's New Title: 'Worst First Pitch' Thrower

MMA fighter's pitch hit barrier some 20 feet right of home plate

(Newser) - The world's highest-paid athlete can throw a punch with accuracy, but apparently not a baseball. Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor joined the long list of celebrities who've bungled a ceremonial first pitch at an MLB game after he took to the mound Tuesday at Wrigley Field ahead...

Washington Nationals VP Quits Over Vaccine Mandate

Bob Boone says he is 'unfortunately' parting ways with team

(Newser) - The Washington Nationals has become the first Major League Baseball team to part ways with employees over a COVID vaccine mandate. Team sources have confirmed to ESPN that vice president Bob Boone has told the Nationals he will resign instead of complying. Sources tell the Athletic that eight scouts have...

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...

Only 27 Players in History Did This Before Him
With This Swing, He
Joins Exclusive Club

With This Swing, He Joins Exclusive Club

Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers hits his 500th home run

(Newser) - Somewhere around 20,000 players have appeared in a Major League Baseball game, and only 27 of them had hit 500 home runs before this weekend. On Sunday, Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers became No. 28 with a 400-foot blast in the sixth inning against Toronto, reports CNN . Watch...

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...

First MLB Start Ever Produces No-Hitter

Tyler Gilbert spent last summer working as an electrician

(Newser) - Move over, Bobo Holloman. On Saturday night in Phoenix, Tyler Gilbert of the Diamondbacks threw a no-hitter in the first major league start of his career, beating the Padres 7-0. Gilbert would have been a bad bet to accomplish such a feat, NBC reports, because:
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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...

He Slid Into Home, Launched Musical Memes
It May Be 'Smoothest
Slide of All Time'

It May Be 'Smoothest Slide of All Time'

People keep setting Trea Turner's move into music

(Newser) - Major League Baseball is calling it the "smoothest slide of all time." The Los Angeles Times concurs that "few have ever looked so smooth while sliding home to score," and likens Trea Turner's technique to a "choreographed dance move." You can watch...

Ball Girl Takes Down Rogue Fan at Dodger Stadium

Man had managed to evade security during run across field

(Newser) - "Reminder: Don’t mess with our ball girls!" So tweeted Dodgers Nation after a rogue fan was stopped in his tracks Sunday. After the fan invaded the field at Dodger Stadium during the sixth inning of Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Angels, he evaded security and...

Indians Are Now Guardians, and Twitter Is in a Mood

Some love the name and some have no idea what it means

(Newser) - Does anything really happen until it’s roasted on Twitter? The baseball team formerly known as the Cleveland Indians is now the Cleveland Guardians . Sure, there’s a contingency of people who saw no need for a change. And there are plenty of people who are puzzled because they don’...

Shootout Injures 3, Terrifies Fans at Nationals Stadium

DC police say gunfire was exchanged between two cars during Nats-Padres game

(Newser) - A shooting near Nationals Stadium left fans terrified and players fleeing the field during a Nats-Padres game on Saturday. Per WTTG , three people were reported injured after police say gunfire was exchanged between two cars outside the Washington, DC stadium around 9:30pm. In addition to two people allegedly involved...

Tuesday's MLB Game Will Be a Historic One

Game on Tuesday between Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays will be called entirely by women

(Newser) - Melanie Newman is already a pioneer in MLB broadcasting, serving as the play-by-play radio announcer for the Baltimore Orioles since last year, and making history last month as the second woman ever to do the same for a nationally broadcast MLB game (Suzyn Waldman famously did so in the mid-'...

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