Cuban baseball defectors teach youth amid warming with US

HAVANA (AP) — More than 100 Cuban boys wearing the uniforms of local baseball teams stood in rows, smiling nervously Wednesday as they got tips and training from some of their major league idols — men who were born on the island and were once disdained ...

25 Dec 2015 04:43

Three Cuban baseball stars make tearful return to Havana years after defecting to the U.S. to make millions in the major leagues

Three Cuban baseball stars who were outlawed after defecting to the United States to earn millions of dollars in the major leagues have made a triumphant return to the island. Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Brayan Pena of the St Louis Cardinals ...

25 Dec 2015 04:43

Baseball Has a New Policy on Netting, but There’s a Catch

Joe Nocera is the new sports business columnist for The New York Times. You can read more of his columns here. Last week, during the Major League Baseball owners’ meeting, the commissioner’s office issued a news release outlining its new netting policy.

25 Dec 2015 04:43

Double-A Baseball Team to Hold 'Runner Up Night' in Wake of Miss Universe Gaffe

One night after comedian and host Steve Harvey accidentally crowned the wrong contestant as Miss Universe 2015 on Sunday, a minor league baseball team has decided to have fun with the gaffe. The Frisco RoughRiders, a Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers ...

25 Dec 2015 04:43

Tom Verducci, Harold Reynolds taken off of Fox's baseball broadcast - Sports Illustrated

Sports IllustratedTom Verducci, Harold Reynolds taken off of Fox's baseball broadcastSports IllustratedFox confirmed on Tuesday that Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci (who is a senior baseball writer for Sports Illustrated) will no longer serve as the lead analysts on its baseball broadcast package, which includes the All-Star Game MLB postseason and ...John Smoltz Named Lead Baseball Analyst for Fox New York TimesFOX ditches three-man booth, taps John Smoltz as baseball analyst Washington PostJohn Smoltz to replace Tom Verducci and Harold Reynolds during Fox's baseball ... Los Angeles Times MyAJC  - New York Daily News  - NewsOK.comall 149 news articles »

25 Dec 2015 04:43

Meet Lazaro Armenteros, the next Cuban baseball star

Lazaro Armenteros, born and raised in Havana, Cuba, wasn't around last week when Major League Baseball's goodwill mission hit the island. He texts and talks all of the time to fellow Cuban Yasiel Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder, but couldn't see ...

25 Dec 2015 04:43

MLB wants 'baseball diplomacy' with Cuba

Major League Baseball is asking the U.S. government for special permission to sign players in Cuba, handing the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama the opportunity to try some baseball diplomacy while dealing a setback to human traffickers.

25 Dec 2015 04:43

How Free Agency Changed the Course of Baseball’s Labor History

As every fan of Major League Baseball knows, we’ve officially entered “hot stove season.” The hot stove is the time between the end of the World Series and the beginning of the next year’s spring training. For devout baseball fans like me, it is an ...

25 Dec 2015 04:43

Topps' new baseball releases keeps fans excited for the holiday season

Right on time for the holidays, with visions of spring training around the corner, Topps has released two products that will help baseball fans and collectors ease the longing for the upcoming season. The arrival of the 2015 Bowman Draft Baseball and 2015 ...

25 Dec 2015 04:43

Baseball brings Vavra family to sunny Australia for the holidays

The basepaths are still 90 feet in length. The baseball still weighs 5.25 ounces. It’s still three strikes and you’re out. Baseball is baseball, no matter where it is played. But Joe Vavra and his sons Tanner and Treysen can admit, it sure is nice ...

25 Dec 2015 04:43

Battle Of The Greats: A Thomas vs Larson Draft And Series Of Baseball's Best

Team Larson takes the man widely regarded as the best hitter of all time. The first real power hitter in baseball, Babe Ruth, with 714 home runs to his name, goes 1st overall in this special All-Time MLB Draft. Team Thomas: Walter Johnson Team Thomas goes ...

25 Dec 2015 04:43

Baseball brings Vavra family to sunny Australia for the holidays - Chippewa Herald

Chippewa HeraldBaseball brings Vavra family to sunny Australia for the holidaysChippewa HeraldBut summer baseball weather is abundant in Australia, and that's where Joe, a Chippewa Falls native, is spending the winter months as manager of the Melbourne Aces of the Australian Baseball League. The Australian season is just over halfway completed ...

25 Dec 2015 04:43

The White House Wants To Stop Human Trafficking By Getting Baseball Players ... - ThinkProgress

ThinkProgressThe White House Wants To Stop Human Trafficking By Getting Baseball Players ...ThinkProgressAs relations between Cuba and the United States warm up, Major League Baseball is hoping to avoid human trafficking of potential players by dealing directly with the communist government. MLB has asked the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets ...Major League Baseball Asks Permission to Sign Cuban Players KCRGMax y Marly: In Cuba for MLB's baseball revolution ESPN (blog)Triumphant return for Cuban baseball defectors Puig, Abreu New Pittsburgh Courier Investis  - US Department of State  - YouTube  - American Airlinesall 170 news articles »

25 Dec 2015 04:43

Warmth brings baseball to Christmas Eve - BurlingtonFreePress.com

BurlingtonFreePress.comWarmth brings baseball to Christmas EveBurlingtonFreePress.comBy 9:30 a.m. on the day before Christmas, children began to arrive in Burlington's Callahan Park toting bats and gloves that had been stowed away and forgotten for the winter. Parents raked the batter's boxes on the dormant ballfield and cleaned home ...

25 Dec 2015 04:43

Steve Cishek Will Host Baseball Fundraiser - CapeNews.net

Steve Cishek Will Host Baseball FundraiserCapeNews.netMajor league baseball player and Falmouth native Steven R. Cishek will host a new Wiffle ball tournament and fundraiser for the Falmouth High School Baseball Booster's club's scholarship fund and Falmouth Youth Baseball on Sunday, December 27.

25 Dec 2015 04:43

PSHS coaching changes for baseball, football - Pagosa Springs Sun

PSHS coaching changes for baseball, footballPagosa Springs SunThis spring, the Pagosa Springs High School (PSHS) baseball team will be joined by a new coach. Robert Henderson was recently announced as the new addition to the team by Athletic Director Marcie Ham. According to Henderson, he is excited about the ...

25 Dec 2015 04:43

Duke Baseball Recruit Spotlight: Cameron Kovachik - GoDuke.com

GoDuke.comDuke Baseball Recruit Spotlight: Cameron KovachikGoDuke.comDURHAM, N.C. – Head coach Chris Pollard and the Duke baseball program are excited to announce the signing of 6-6 right-hander Cameron Kovachik to a National Letter of Intent. Kovachik is currently a senior at Masuk High School in Monroe, Conn., and is ...and more »

25 Dec 2015 04:43

KSU-Stark professor is noted historian on baseball - Canton Repository

Canton RepositoryKSU-Stark professor is noted historian on baseballCanton RepositoryBefore she became one of the country's foremost scholars on both the Negro Leagues and the history of women in baseball, Dr. Leslie Heaphy was just the baseball-crazed daughter of a baseball-crazed dad growing up in New York's Catskills. She would sit ...and more »

25 Dec 2015 04:43

Reports: Daniel Murphy agrees to three-year deal with the Nationals - CBSSports.com

WiscNewsReports: Daniel Murphy agrees to three-year deal with the NationalsCBSSports.comMurphy should be an upgrade offensively for the Nationals, a team that saw its second basemen hit a combined .251/.330/.388 in 2015, per Baseball Reference. He'll also give the team flexibility in the infield, as he's made 171 career starts at first ...AP source: Murphy agrees to 3-year deal with Nationals WiscNewsWashington Nationals Rumors: Nats talking to Daniel Murphy, Howie Kendrick Federal BaseballMajor League Baseball roundup Eurosport.co.uk Toronto Sun  - New York Times  - New York Daily Newsall 124 news articles »

25 Dec 2015 04:43

Richmond Baseball's Cuba Trip Recap - RIchmond Spiders Athletic

Richmond Baseball's Cuba Trip RecapRIchmond Spiders AthleticAs the Holiday season is upon us, we recap the Richmond baseball trip to Cuba in mid-December. The Spiders made several cultural excursions into Havana, to learn about the history of baseball in Cuba and the importance of sport in the country to its ...

25 Dec 2015 04:43