If you’re not convinced that Americans have been sold a distorted view of COVID-19 risk, consider Major League Baseball.
Most of the league’s players are among the 46 million Americans between ages 25 and 34. A total of 992 people in this age group have died with COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s a mortality rate of 2 per 100,000. Read More
If anyone was hoping that the return of the long-awaited Major League season would lift our spirits and bring us together, they had to be disappointed to learn that we are more divided than ever over the National Anthem kneeling debate. And although President Trump has not chosen to join the burgeoning #BoycottMLB movement on Twitter, the president has joined a growing number of disheartened baseball fans who are unhappy that their favorite teams are taking the knee. Even before the start of the season, President Trump tweeted that he was “looking forward to live sports, but any time I witness a player kneeling during the National Anthem, a sign of great disrespect for our Country and our Flag, the game is over for me!” Read More
With news that Gov. Mike DeWine’s minor league baseball team cashed in on the Paycheck Protection Program, one may ask how Ohio’s top executive came to own a team in North Carolina or why he needed a taxpayer handout.
DeWine has a 32 percent stake in the Asheville Tourists minor league team, The Ohio Star reported this week. Read More
They’ve been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. Those days could be over.
Amid new pressure sparked by a national movement to correct racial wrongdoings, the Indians said Friday night they will review their long-debated nickname which has been in place for 105 years. Read More
Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer.
The game scheduled for July 14 was canceled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Dodger Stadium was awarded the 2022 Midsummer Classic. The 2021 game is set for Atlanta’s Truist Park, home to the Braves since 2017. Read More
The St. Paul Saints announced Friday that the team will be participating in a 60-game season beginning July 3, but all games will be played in Sioux Falls, South Dakota until “capacity restrictions for outdoor events have relaxed.”
The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball said the shortened season will run from July 3 to September 10, concluding with a championship series between the top two teams. The league will consist of six teams based in three separate hubs. Read More
Officials within Major League Baseball (MLB) – along with the players – are working on a plan to return for a 2020 season as early as May, according to ESPN Monday. Read More
A bill introduced in the Ohio House chamber this week would require major and minor league baseball teams to install protective netting in their stadiums. Read More
by Evie Fordham Sixty members of Congress will take the field for the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity on Thursday night in Washington, D.C. Click here to find the complete roster. Twenty-four Democrats and 36 Republicans will face each other at Nationals Park. Notable politicians playing include Republicans Sen. Rand Paul… Read More
Former major league pitcher Roy Halladay died Tuesday after his ICON A5 plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico, 10 miles west of St. Petersburg, Florida, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a press conference. He was 40 years old. The man often called “Doc” retired in 2013 after… Read More
The City of Houston will honor the World Series champion Astros with a parade through downtown on Friday. The World Series title was 56 years in the making since the club began life as the Colt .45s. It also marks the first championship claimed by a Houston team in any… Read More
Two unlikely heroes, a pitcher who lost his only prior playoff start and a batter in an 0-for-13 slump, rescued the World Series title hopes of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. Alex Wood baffled Houston batters for 5 2/3 no-hit innings and Cody Bellinger snapped his drought with two… Read More
Lots of country stars have been putting their spin on the national anthem lately, but Brad Paisley’s may be the most electric performance yet … literally. The Grammy-winner took to the field at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles to perform “The Star Spangled Banner” before game two of… Read More
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts vowed resiliency after an emotional defeat while the Houston Astros try to carry over World Series momentum as baseball’s championship showdown shifts to Texas. The Astros rallied from a three-run deficit for an 11-inning 7-6 road victory to level Major League Baseball’s best-of-seven final… Read More
The Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 4-0 on Saturday to book a Major League Baseball World Series showdown with the Los Angeles Dodgers. After fending off elimination in game six on Friday, the Astros won the best-of-seven American League Championship Series four-games-to-three to reach the World Series for… Read More
Major League Baseball announced Wednesday its owners unanimously approved the sale of the Miami Marlins to the group led by venture capitalist Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter. The vote was conducted via conference call on Wednesday. Sherman and Jeter — the former New York Yankees shortstop will be the CEO… Read More
Tim Tebow has been working hard to help those in his home state of Florida after the destruction wrought by Hurricane Irma. On Monday, the professional baseball player — — spent time at a shelter for those in Florida affected by the storm. The athlete met a World War II… Read More
President Trump met with the World Champion Chicago Cubs Wednesday. The White House released this short highlight reel to commemorate the visit. Read More
Kanas City Royals right-handed pitcher Yordano Ventura was killed in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic on Sunday. He was 25. “It is with a heavy and broken heart that we confirm the passing of Yordano Ventura,” Royals vice president of communications and broadcasting Mike Swanson wrote on… Read More