Baseball is struggling to hook kids — and risks losing fans to other sports
Rob Albericci saw the curve coming. He saw his son Austin's Little League baseball team struggle to recruit enough kids to fill a roster. He saw the rising demands of Austin's football team, the growing pressure for kids to focus on a single sport, to ...
April 5, 2015
Paul White: For baseball lifer, game goes on
A year later, there was Baseball Weekly, another winter's focus because the guys who ran our company were appalled that The Sporting News no longer would be printing box scores and said, “We can put together our own publication … can't you?” And ...
May 22, 2015
In flawed AL East, inconsistency is the only constant
David DeJesus misses the intimidating Yankee Stadium. "I don't feel it's the same, to be honest with you," says the Tampa Bay Rays outfielder, who's known excellence in the Bronx and baseball in the American League East for most of his life. Brooklyn ...
May 5, 2015
Say hey, baseball: The Red Sox are screwed
Trying to find all of it while on your way to work or sitting at your desk just isn't easy. It's okay Going into the season, many expected the team to contend for the American League East title this year after the team finished in last place in the ...
June 15, 2015
Tanaka tagged for 3 homers in Yankees' 12-4 loss to Tigers
Yankees reliever Sergio Santos is going to have Tommy John surgery after making just two appearances for the team. Santos had 30 saves for the White Sox in 2011 but has been plagued by injuries since then. He was moved to the 60-day DL after the game ...
June 21, 2015
Athletics lose another close one, 4-2 to Red Sox
The teams played a day after a fan at Fenway Park was struck in the head by a broken bat and suffered life-threatening injuries. Boston Police said Saturday The Red Sox played a highlight of the Belmont Stakes on the center-field scoreboard during ...
June 6, 2015
Marijuana decriminalization bill sent to Rauner's desk
Napolitano warned that the death of African-American suspects at the hands of police that has triggered demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri; Baltimore, and New York City has police officers across the nation running scared. . As an attorney ...
May 22, 2015
He saw his son Austin’s Little League baseball team struggle to recruit enough kids to fill a roster. He saw the rising demands of Austin’s football team, the growing pressure for kids to focus on a single sport, to specialize even before they hit puberty. The father tried to steer his son toward sticking with baseball — because the injury risk is lower than in football, because baseball is “a thinking man’s game,” and because baseball is how father and son first bonded over sports. “I threw with him,” the father says, and he looks at his muscular son with a softness reserved for the littlest of boys. Austin recognizes that “hitting a 90-mile-an-hour ball is the hardest thing to do in sports. ” He still admires baseball: “There’s nothing better than a sick double play on the Top 10” on ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” he says. But with Derek Jeter having retired, there’s not a single active baseball player on his list of sports favorites. Austin had had it with the imbalance in baseball between anticipation and action. “Baseball players are thinking ahead all the time, always thinking of the possibilities — ‘If I can’t get it to second, do I throw to first. ’ Baseball is a bunch of thinking, and I live a different lifestyle than baseball. Rob Manfred hears Austin’s words read to him, and the new commissioner of Major League Baseball lets out a bit of a sigh.
In flawed AL East, inconsistency is the only constant David DeJesus misses the intimidating Yankee Stadium. "I don't feel it's the same, to be honest with you," says the Tampa Bay Rays outfielder, who's known excellence in the Bronx and baseball in the American Check out this story on USATODAY. "I don't feel it's the same, to be honest with you," says the Tampa Bay Rays outfielder, who's known excellence in the Bronx and baseball in the American League East for most of his life. It might not feel the same now, as Yankees fans gradually warm up to a team that's missed the playoffs the past two seasons and entered this year - the first in the post-Derek Jeter era - with tempered expectations. There was no clear favorite coming into the season, only a collection of good teams that each could tick off an "If this happens …" wish list of reasons for plausible optimism. But it's the Yankees who have jumped to the top of an AL East in which, since April 19, every team has at least been tied for the lead. That was the only day on top for defending champion Baltimore, which was in last place four days later and now has jumped back up to second. Through an early season in which the five teams have spent most of their time in an intradivision round-robin, it's only the Yankees who are more than two games either side of. 500 after a 13-4 run that includes to a 7-3 stretch since pitching ace...
Ben Cherington and Red Sox ownership invested $184 million dollars into their team this year. Going into the season, many expected the team to contend for the American League East title this year after the team finished in last place in the division last year. While the team needed everything to go right to expect to contend for a World Championship (offense gels, bullpen remains consistent, someone in the rotation emerges as the anchor), it wasn't ludicrous to expect the team to have a decent chance at... The Red Sox season is already lost and there's next to no chance that the team can make a run at the postseason at this juncture. While the team could certainly let go of Farrell at the end of the season, doing so at this point would not accomplish much. no manager can turn around the team at this point. Cherington is stuck with a couple of big contracts in Sandoval, Ramirez and Rick Porcello , who signed a major extension during spring training, and blowing up the team is less plausible than it has been in the past because the team currently has...
Commissioner Rob Manfred sees expansion in MLB's future
Manfred, appearing at a Baseball Writers Association of America luncheon at the All-Star Game ... which featured eight players going head-to-head as a clock ticked down on the outfield scoreboard. Cincinnati's Todd Frazier beat the Dodgers' Joc Pederson ...
July 20, 2015
The ScoreBox® Helps Sports Producers Keep Score Like the Pros
Standard support is provided for baseball ... team stats. The new self-contained OCR feature is an alternate to the system’s standard scoreboard interface. Instead of a direct cable connection, a camera is used to “read” scores and time clock ...
July 14, 2015
The ScoreBox(r) Helps Sports Producers Keep Score Like the Pros
Now, the company is enabling users to literally "cut the cord" as the latest version of The ScoreBox includes a self-contained optical character recognition (OCR) that allows it to read scores and time clock ... sports. Standard support is provided for ...
July 14, 2015
Move it: MLB's innings clocks put spring in steps
Major League Baseball's new ... the exhibition season as scoreboard operators are being asked to note any violations that occur. Batters must be in the box with five seconds left and the first pitch must be thrown before the clock hits zero.
March 3, 2015