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Accused Dodgers Pitcher Is Out for Season

With prosecutors undecided on sexual assault charges, Trevor Bauer will remain on leave

(Newser) - Trevor Bauer, the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher facing a sexual assault investigation , won't play again this season. The decision to keep him on administrative leave through the end of baseball's playoffs was made after it became clear that Bauer wouldn't be in shape physically to play this...

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...

Hit by Ball in the Face, Pitcher to Need Surgery

Chris Bassitt fell to the ground but remained conscious

(Newser) - Oakland A's pitcher Chris Bassitt will need surgery to repair a cheek fracture after being struck in the face by a line drive Tuesday night. In the second inning in Chicago, Brian Goodwin of the White Sox hit a pitch from Bassitt right back up the middle, measured at...

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...

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’...

Yankees Report 2nd Outbreak Among Vaccinated Players

Thursday game against Red Sox was called off

(Newser) - The New York Yankees' Thursday night game against the Red Sox was canceled after another coronavirus outbreak among fully vaccinated players. The team says pitchers Jonathan Loaisiga, Nestor Cortes Jr., and Wandy Peralta have confirmed positive tests, CNN reports. Two of them received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and the...

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-'...

She Says It Was Assault. MLB Star Says It Was 'Rough' Sex

LA Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer claims encounters were 'wholly consensual'

(Newser) - Last year, Trevor Bauer was named the winner of MLB's Cy Young Award for the National League. Now, the starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers has been hit with an assault claim by a woman who has since taken out an order of protection against Bauer, her lawyer,...

Collision Results in Angry Words, Plus a Double Play

Padres' Tommy Pham and Ha-Seong Kim collided going after pop fly

(Newser) - The 2021 baseball season is producing some strange plays , and the most recent involves a scary collision, a language barrier, a loud crowd, an altercation between members of the same team, and a double play, all in one. It all began in Chicago, when the Cubs' PJ Higgins hit a...

Cubs Score on Strangest Baseball Play in a Long Time

Javier Baez, the 'magician,' earns his nickname with some nifty base-running

(Newser) - It was a routine ground ball, and yet the Thursday hit resulted in headlines calling it "one of MLB's most memorable gaffes" ( Washington Post ) and "the dumbest baseball play of the season" ( Yahoo Sports ), and even one wondering whether it was "the...

Hall of Famer Alomar Reacts to Getting the Boot From MLB

Ex-Blue Jays player 'disappointed' on firing after probe into 2014 sexual misconduct allegation

(Newser) - MLB has cut ties with Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar, ending his contract as a league consultant in Puerto Rico and as an ambassador for the Toronto Blue Jays after an investigation into a 2014 sexual misconduct allegation. That puts the 53-year-old Alomar on the league's permanently ineligible list,...

What Pandemic? This Is Texas
What Pandemic? This Is Texas

What Pandemic? This Is Texas

38K fill Globe Life Field in Arlington for Rangers' home opener

(Newser) - Almost 40,000 people packed into a stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Monday in "the largest publicly documented attendance at an event during the COVID-19 pandemic," per the Dallas Morning News . Health protocols "proved difficult to enforce" as 38,238 people streamed into Globe Life Field, which...

Rubio Issues Challenge to MLB Commissioner

He says he should give up his membership of Georgia golf club after moving All-Star Game

(Newser) - Republicans are hopping mad about Major League Baseball's decision to move the All-Star Game out of Georgia—and they're using the word "woke" a lot. In a letter to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Monday, Sen. Marco Rubio slammed the "woke corporate virtue signaling" of moving the...

Mike Huckabee Slammed for 'Hateful' Easter Weekend Tweet

Ex-governor's attempt to note displeasure with MLB: 'I've decided to 'identify' as Chinese'

(Newser) - Mike Huckabee apparently disagrees with Major League Baseball's decision to move its All-Star Game out of Atlanta, a decision prompted by a new restrictive voting law in Georgia. But the way in which the former Arkansas governor decided to show his displeasure has drawn accusations of racism and insensitivity...

Rookie Likes His First Pitch
Rookie Likes
His First Pitch

Rookie Likes His First Pitch

Axil Baddoo homers in debut, touching off a parental celebration

(Newser) - "Let your family know you're getting your first start on Sunday," Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch told Axil Baddoo, the Free Press reports. That was a good call. Baddoo did play Sunday, smashing the first major league pitch he'd ever seen for a home run. It...

Trump, Ga. Governor Blast MLB for Moving All-Star Game

Some call for league boycott after it yanked game from Ga. due to new law restricting voting rights

(Newser) - Baseball season officially kicked off this week, but there's already a push to boycott the MLB . A big part of what's helping to drive that: Donald Trump. The former president on Friday called for a snub of the league after it announced earlier that day it was pulling...

Voting Law Costs Georgia an All-Star Game

Biden had supported moving the MLB event

(Newser) - Major League Baseball moved the All-Star Game from Atlanta's Truist Park on Friday, a response to Georgia enacting a new law restricting voting rights. MLB had awarded the game to Atlanta in 2019, and it was scheduled for July 13 as part of baseball's midsummer break. But Commissioner...

Baseball to Test Bigger Bases, Computer Umpires

Minor league rule changes are intended to increase action, speed up the pace of play

(Newser) - Major League Baseball will experiment with several rule changes in the minor leagues this season, including an automated strike zone, restrictions on defensive positioning, and larger bases. The league said in a statement that the "changes being tested are designed to increase action on the basepaths, create more balls...

Kevin Mather Resigns After Controversial Comments

Seattle Mariners' former CEO, team president disparaged players, revealed sensitive info

(Newser) - Kevin Mather resigned as the CEO and team president of Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners following controversial comments he made during a speech for an online meeting of the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club. Video from the Feb. 5 event was posted on YouTube over the weekend, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer...

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