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Nationals Pitcher on White House Visit: 'I Just Can't Do It'

Sean Doolittle won't attend Monday to celebrate World Series win, citing aversion to Trump's actions

(Newser) - The Nationals finally have their World Series rings , and with that honor came an expected invite to the White House, a Monday event that was announced on Friday , per Fox News . One person who won't be celebrating there: relief pitcher Sean Doolittle, who talked extensively about his decision with... More »

MLB All-Star Accused of Ugly Incident With Daughter

'I hope you go in front of the f------ judge,' Josh Hamilton allegedly told her

(Newser) - A former five-time MLB All-Star with the Texas Rangers has turned himself in to police on a charge of injuring his eldest child. According to an arrest warrant, Josh Hamilton threw a full water bottle at the chest of his daughter, described as younger than 14, after she'd made... More »

Nationals Win Their First World Series

Washington, DC, team overcame 2-run deficit in Game 7

(Newser) - Almost out of contention in May, champs in October. Howie Kendrick, Anthony Rendon, and the Washington Nationals completed their amazing comeback journey—fittingly with one last late rally on the road. In Game 7 of the World Series, no less. Kendrick and Rendon homered in the seventh inning as the... More »

He Nabbed Ball While Holding 2 Beers, Gets Rewarded

Bud Light is sending the Washington Nationals fan back to the World Series

(Newser) - Jeff Adams made headlines when, at Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday, he managed to nab a home run ball while also holding a can of beer in each hand. He was walking back to his seat at Washington DC's Nationals Park after procuring the beer when... More »

Nationals Won't Be Sweeping the World Series

Houston Astros win one against DC's home team, giving Nationals 2-1 lead in Fall Classic

(Newser) - The World Series finally showed up back in Washington, 86 years later—and, sparked by Jose Altuve, the Houston Astros finally showed up in this World Series. Altuve doubled twice and scored both times, Zack Greinke repeatedly worked out of trouble, and the Astros made sure they wouldn't go... More »

MLB Ump Warns of 'CIVAL WAR' in Pro-Trump Tweet

League looking into deleted post by Rob Drake

(Newser) - Rob Drake's 20 years as an MLB umpire may now be in jeopardy after a tweet about the possible impeachment of President Trump. As in, he's clearly upset by the impeachment inquiry, evidenced by a post seen by ESPN that he put up late Tuesday (and has since... More »

Mess for the Astros After Exec Yells Lines at Female Journos

The Astros come to Brandon Taubman's defense, to much derision

(Newser) - The Houston Astros take on the Washington Nationals in Game One of the World Series Tuesday night, but all eyes are on a different story regarding the team: One published Monday by Sports Illustrated that accuses a team exec of having an "offensive" locker room outburst directed at three... More »

DC Had a TV Dilemma Tuesday Night

A critical Washington Nationals playoff game or the Democratic debates?

(Newser) - Residents of Washington, DC, live and breathe politics, so a presidential debate has the cachet of a sports playoff. Except on Tuesday night, there was an actual sports playoff, in the form of the hometown Washington Nationals playing the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series—meaning locals... More »

Cops: Drunk Pitcher Enters Doggy Door, Gets Tased

Not Jacob Nix's finest day

(Newser) - A San Diego Padres pitcher tried to crawl through a doggy door into the bedroom of an Arizona couple, who responded with a Taser when they couldn't grab their gun, police say. A woman called police around 3:30am Sunday, saying her husband had discovered a man crawling through... More »

Minnesota Sets Record for Baseball Futility

They've lost 16 straight playoff games, are eliminated again

(Newser) - For Minnesota Twins fans, it's a sad, familiar story: The team got eliminated from the playoffs Monday night by the New York Yankees. But the 5-1 loss for Minnesota has an added sting—the Twins have now lost a remarkable 16 straight playoff games, which is a Major League... More »

Vázquez Admits Sexual Contact With 13-Year-old: Police

Pitcher says he met girl in the bullpen

(Newser) - Felipe Vázquez has told police he tried to have sex with a 13-year-old girl in 2017, a criminal complaint says. The Pittsburgh Pirates closer, who was arrested and jailed Tuesday, faces a series of charges in Pennsylvania and Florida concerning his contact with the girl, who is now 16.... More »

Pirates' Pitcher Held on Sexual Assault of a Minor

Court denies bail, and MLB puts Felipe Vázquez on leave

(Newser) - Felipe Vázquez, a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, was arrested Tuesday on a series of charges, including the sexual assault of a child. He faces felony counts in Pennsylvania and Florida, ESPN reports. Vázquez was denied bail at arraignment in Pittsburgh. Felony charges include soliciting a child for... More »

Iowa Will Host Its First MLB Game, in the Most Perfect Spot

8K-seat stadium will be built before next August at the site where 'Field of Dreams' was shot

(Newser) - There won't be Angels in the outfield, but there will be Yankees. The Chicago White Sox will play a game against the New York Yankees next August at the site in Iowa where the movie Field of Dreams was filmed, reports the AP . Major League Baseball announced Thursday that... More »

Fan Who Topped 90 in Stadium Booth Wins MLB Contract

23-year-old signs with Oakland A's

(Newser) - Nathan Patterson played baseball in high school, but, he says, "I didn't really have a good arm then." He didn't play in college. Then, while attending a minor league game last summer, Patterson stepped into a pitching booth and hit 96mph on the radar gun; the... More »

Suicide, Foul Play Not Suspected in Pitcher's Death

Los Angeles Angels player Tyler Skaggs, who died at age 27, is remembered by teammates, fans

(Newser) - The baseball world is still reeling from the sudden death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs in Texas on Monday, and now the tributes and condolences for the 27-year-old's family—especially his wife, Carli, whom he just married on New Year's Eve—are pouring in from fellow... More »

Angels Pitcher Tyler Skaggs Dead at 27

Los Angeles team says player died Monday in Texas

(Newser) - Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died Monday at the age of 27, stunning Major League Baseball and leading to the postponement of the team's game against the Texas Rangers. Skaggs was with the team in Texas when he was found unresponsive in his hotel room, police said. He... More »

A Yankees Home Run Breaks MLB Record

They homered in 28th straight game

(Newser) - The New York Yankees have homered for the 28th straight game, breaking a major league record. And they wasted no time setting the mark Tuesday night. DJ LeMahieu hit a leadoff shot into the second deck down the left field line against Toronto lefty Clayton Richard, giving the Bronx Bombers... More »

Let's Cut Bill Buckner Some Slack

Mike Downey says athlete was 'great' on and off the field

(Newser) - It was "a routine ground ball … the kind he might ordinarily have gloved blindfolded." Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner instead watched horrified as the ball rolled through his legs, allowing the New York Mets to snag what would've been the Red Sox's first... More »

In a First, Young Pitcher Said to Choose Japan Over MLB

Carter Stewart made the lucrative choice, columnists say

(Newser) - As a Florida high school student, Carter Stewart was chosen by the Atlanta Braves with the eighth pick in the 2018 MLB draft. He never signed, due to issues regarding an alleged injury, but the now-19-year-old pitched this season at the junior-college level for Eastern Florida State College and was... More »

Former Red Sox Star: I Wouldn't Go to WH, Either

"It's like you are going to shake hands with the enemy," David Ortiz says

(Newser) - Thursday is the day when the 2018 World Series champs are headed to the White House for a visit with President Trump. But a good number of the Boston Red Sox don't plan on attending, and a former player is offering solidarity. The Washington Post reports that manager Alex... More »

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