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Giants Win 1st MLB Protest Since 1986

The San Francisco Giants became the first team since 1986 to have a protest upheld by MLB. Executive vice president of operations Joe Torre’s decision hinged on Rule 4.12(a)(3). For the uninitiated, Rule 4.12(a)(3) states that a game should be considered suspended should there be a “malfunction of a mechanical field device under control of the home club.” MLB reviewed the...
Via Geeks and Cleats
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants win protest from tarp-gate, game to resume Thursday

  The San Francisco Giants won their protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won. MLB says this is the first successful protest since 1986. MLB executive Joe Torre ruled Wednesday on a game at Wrigley Field played the previous night. That game was called after 4½ innings and the Cubs were declared...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Manfred, Torre take ice bucket challenge for ALS

NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball officials are not afraid of getting their feet wet for a good cause. Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred, Hall of Famer Joe Torre and more than 160 baseball employees poured ice water over their heads outside the league's Manhattan headquarters Wednesday to raise money for ALS. For every employee involved in the Ice Bucket Challenge, an altruistic...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

'Mist' message? Dodgers blow off Torre's edict on bubble machine

The Los Angeles Dodgers have their own special way of celebrating home runs: Bubbles. Up to this point, when a Dodgers player hits a homer, a machine that spits out bubbles is turned on in the dugout. Yasiel Puig received the bubble treatment earlier this season, as you might remember. Clayton Kershaw even bent the rules a bit, getting the bubble machine after his no-hitter. Now...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Torre Tells Dodgers To Stop Using Bubble Machine, Team Doesn’t Listen

The Los Angeles Dodgers have adopted their own special way to celebrate home runs this season: Bubbles. Up to this point, when a Dodgers player hit a homer, a machine would be turned on that would spit out bubbles in the dugout. Yasiel Puig got the bubble treatment earlier this season, as you may remember. Clayton Kershaw even bended the rules a bit, getting the bubble machine after...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Tells The Dodgers To Stop Having Fun With Their Bubble Machine

The Dodgers are no longer allowed to use their bubble machine to celebrate, because Joe Torre sucks. From the LA Times: When a Dodgers player hits a home run, the team celebrates with a bubble machine. Before Tuesday’s game against the Angels at Dodger Stadium, Joe Torre, Major League Baseball executive vice president, advised the Dodgers to stop using the machine.” If you...
Via Next Impulse Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB reportedly tells Dodgers to stop using bubble machine

With the threat of more players being suspended in the Biogenesis scandal, continuing misinterpretation of the home-plate collision rule, and MVPs being sidelined due to getting hit by pitches, MLB has several pressing issues to deal with currently. So it makes sense that the league office has decided to crack down on the Dodgers’ bubble machine. What? Yes, that’s correct....
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Torre: I 'feel terrible' for forgetting to thank Steinbrenner

Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre admitted he screwed up during his 28-minute Hall of Fame induction speech, because he failed to thank former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. “I missed thanking the most obvious guy in the world when you’re talking about the Yankees,” a visibly shaken Torre told the New York Daily News. “I mentioned George, but my plan was to thank...
Via Intrigue Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Is HOFer Joe Torre greatest manager/player combo in MLB history?

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Joe Torre tells the story often. "I remember I was on the StairMaster..." It was 1996 and the StairMaster was located at the Yankees' spring training complex, where the manager's fourth team in 16 MLB seasons was preparing for a season strapped with high expectations. Previously fired by three other organizations and holding a career losing...
Via Fox Sports South
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Torre open to being next Commish, not 'lobbying for it'

Nobody has asked Joe Torre to replace Bud Selig yet, but he’s willing to if they do. And while Torre said he’s open to taking the MLB Commissioner role that will be available when Selig retires in January, he’s not campaigning for it either. “If the owners feel I can help baseball, I’m willing to do whatever they want me to do,” Torre told the New York Daily News at the...
Via NESN.com
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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