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Phillies Outfielder Andrew McCutchen Takes Dig at MLB Owners with Father-Son Video (Watch)

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*Phillies outfielder Andrew McCutchen, the father of two young sons, likened MLB’s treatment of players unto a parent withholding juice from a potty-training toddler. Desperate to broker a deal with summer approaching, MLB’s owners presented a “new” proposal Friday, offering players a 72-game season at 70 percent of their prorated 2020 salaries. While the owners […]

MLB’s New Front Office Diversity Initiative: The ‘MLB Diversity Fellowship Program’

*Next week Major League Baseball will kickoff the MLB Diversity Fellowship Program, which is the most prominent action taken by MLB’s Diversity and Inclusion department to support its Front Office & Field Diversity initiative. The program is open exclusively to recent graduates (no more than two years removed) who are people of color and/or women. The […]

Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Win Auction for Miami Marlins at $1.3 Billion

*Derek Jeter has just inched closer to his ultimate post-retirement dream of owning a Major League Baseball team. The former New York Yankees star and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush lead a group who just won an auction for the Miami Marlins, currently owned by Jeffrey Loria, Bloomberg reported Tuesday afternoon. The agreement in principle […]

MLB’s Steve Clevenger Apologizes for Black Lives Matter Tweets That Got Him Suspended

*Former Seattle Mariners player Steve Clevenger is just now apologizing for racist tweets about Black Lives Matter protesters from September 2016, that went viral and subsequently got him suspended for the season. As the protests that followed a number of police shootings of unarmed black men led to conflicts between law enforcement and demonstrators on […]

Snoop Dogg’s First Pitch Almost As Embarrassing As 50 Cent’s (Watch)

*50 Cent still holds the record for most embarrassing first pitch by a celebrity…or by anyone. But Snoop Dogg gave him a serious run for his money before Wednesday’s Braves-Padres game in San Diego. Where 50’s toss went left (as left as left can be, out of the camera shot), Snoop’s ceremonial first pitch went hella wide right, […]

107-Year-Old Trades Dance Partner Pres. Obama for Dusty Baker (Watch)

*Virginia McLaurin is doing the most in her second century on earth. A month before her 107th birthday in March, she cut a rug in the White House with America’s first black president, and on Thursday she followed that up by attending her very first Major League Baseball game, where she also danced her little heart […]

MLB Investigating Reds Pitcher Aroldis Chapman for Domestic Abuse

*Major League Baseball is looking into allegations of domestic violence involving Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman. According to police reports obtained by ESPN, Chapman’s girlfriend told police that the 27-year-old pitcher “pushed” and “choked” her during a verbal altercation Oct. 30 at their shared home in Davie, Florida. The accuser, 22, said the couple was […]

2015 World Series 1st Ever With Never-Segregated Teams

*This year’s World Series featuring the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals will mark the first time in Major League Baseball’s 112-year history in which the two teams have never fielded all-white, segregated rosters, The Nation points out. Both teams entered the league after Jackie Robinson broke the game’s color line in 1947: the Mets […]

Yankees Pitcher C.C. Sabathia Enters Rehab as Team Enters Playoffs

*New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia checked himself into an alcohol rehabilitation center on Monday. The news comes just after his team reached the playoffs for the first time since 2012 –  an American League wildcard berth against the Houston Astros to be played Tuesday,  Oct. 6 in New York. Sabathia issued the following statement: “Today I am […]

MLB Vet Darryl Hamilton Killed in Apparent Murder-Suicide

*Former major leaguer Darryl Hamilton has been killed in a murder-suicide at a suburban Houston home, reports He was 50. Hamilton was found Sunday after he was fatally shot in a house in Pearland, police said Monday. He had been working as an analyst for the MLB Network since 2013. An initial investigation determined […]

50 Cent’s Appalling First Pitch Now a Baseball Card

50 Cent’s Appalling First Pitch Now a Baseball Card

*50 Cent’s attempt at a first pitch for a Mets game last year will not just live on in your memory. It’s now a baseball card. Plus, @toppscards will commemorate @50cent‘s memorable 1st pitch with this special #FirstPitch card! #Mets — New York Mets (@Mets) February 4, 2015 The rapper’s throw at Citi Field […]