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MLB's pace of play initiatives felt in TV production too

When Phil Orlins produced ''Sunday Night Baseball,'' a clock started ticking down in his head the moment the last out ended an inning. Now, a real timer counts down in the ballpark during commercial breaks. The networks televising Major League Baseball games always had to weigh whether they could squeeze in one more replay or anecdote before the next pitch. Starting this season,...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays’ L.B. Dantzler Developing Well at First Base

Addressing the first base position was an area the Toronto Blue Jays wanted to focus on during the 2013 draft. They did just that when they selected L.B. Dantzler, who at the time was a little known prospect that gained a lot of exposure during his first two seasons of professional baseball. Picked in the 14th round; after a senior season at the University of South Carolina that...
Via Baseball Essential
29 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Retires Paper All-Star Ballots

The advancement of modern technology and communication transformed our culture over the past generation by removing previous barriers in society. Once a vast array of multifaceted personalities separated with geographic constraints, our world compressed and messages became instant. Gratification, reward, and fulfillment would arrive without thought and the economy flourished as...
Via Baseball Essential
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Brady Aiken Will Re-Enter 2015 MLB Draft

LHP Brady Aiken, last year’s number one overall pick, has enrolled at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The talented lefty is now eligible to enter the MLB draft for a second consecutive time in 2015. IMG Academy Director, Dan Simmons, released a statement regarding Aiken joining the training facility. IMG announcement: “We’re excited for Brady [Aiken] to join us at IMG...
Via Baseball Essential
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Pawtucket Red Sox sale complete, eying move to Providence

Per Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, the sale of the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox has been completed, and includes minority ownership by the Boston Red Sox. The sale is expected to be officially announced sometime today. Sale of Triple A Pawtucket complete; Red Sox will be minority partners in new PawSox ownership group http://t.co/hJOVgK6FHd via @BostonGlobe — Alex Speier (@alexspeier...
Via Baseball Essential
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Herald's Buckley Nails Olympic/Fenway Nexus

Steve Buckley of The Boston Herald is one of the few courageous sports journalists left in the city. Unjustly tagged with chasing Nomar Garciaparra out of town, Buckley has been a consistently clear thinker on a range of topics over the years. His column in today's paper is just the latest example. First, Buckley rightly opposes Boston's incredibly dumb 2024 Summer Olympic bid. If...
Via FenwayNation
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 TOC top ten: shortstops

For years, the shortstop position was focused on defense. Then, the focus shifted to offense after the rise of Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Nomar Garciaparra (among others) in the late-90s. Now, defense appears to be back in vogue, but there are a few defenders in the league that aren’t just a glove – they have ridiculous bats too. Thus, our top shortstop heading int the...
Via Bloguin Best
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 TOC top ten: shortstops

For years, the shortstop position was focused on defense. Then, the focus shifted to offense after the rise of Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Nomar Garciaparra (among others) in the late-90s. Now, defense appears to be back in vogue, but there are a few defenders in the league that aren’t just a glove – they have ridiculous bats too. Thus, our top shortstop heading int the...
Via The Outside Corner
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Red Sox Players Still Alive On HOF Ballot

Two of today's inductees into MLB's National Baseball Hall of Fame wore Red Sox caps—obviously Pedro Martinez, but also John Smoltz for a brief moment in time. Further down the ballot, some other former Carmine Hosers attracted votes. Specifically, they were: Curt Schilling (39.2%); Roger Clemens (37.5%); Lee Smith (30.2%) and Nomar Garciaparra (5.5%). Schilling is the most likely...
Via FenwayNation
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Appreciating this year’s likely one and done players

We’re just hours away from the announcement of the 2015 Hall of Fame class. While there are plenty of worthy candidates on the ballot this year, some have no shot at getting elected. Sure, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez are going to coast in this year, and John Smoltz and Craig Biggio look like they’ll roll in this year, but there are plenty of players that aren’t going to...
Via Bloguin Best
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Appreciating this year’s likely one and done players

We’re just hours away from the announcement of the 2015 Hall of Fame class. While there are plenty of worthy candidates on the ballot this year, some have no shot at getting elected. Sure, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez are going to coast in this year, and John Smoltz and Craig Biggio look like they’ll roll in this year, but there are plenty of players that aren’t going to...
Via The Outside Corner
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Dominating righty Pedro Martinez waits for call from Hall of Fame

  As a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, Nomar Garciaparra watched Clayton Kershaw become the dominant pitcher in the National League, winning three of the last four NL Cy Young Awards — the last one unanimously. But when fans ask if he's ever witnessed anyone as good as the LA left-hander, Garciaparra stops them cold. ''Hang on,'' he says, ''I got to play with Pedro Martinez....
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez waits for call from Hall of Fame

BOSTON (AP) As a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, Nomar Garciaparra watched Clayton Kershaw become the dominant pitcher in the National League, winning three of the last four NL Cy Young Awards - the last one unanimously. But when fans ask if he's ever witnessed anyone as good as the L.A. left-hander, Garciaparra stops them cold. ''Hang on,'' he says, ''I got to play with Pedro...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nomar Garciaparra, What Could Have Been?

Let’s play some word association.  What is the first thing you think of when you hear the name Nomar Garciaparra?  For me, it would have to be his unique batting nuances; the obsessive adjusting of the batting gloves, the toe tapping in the batter’s box, and the rotation of the bat as he does his toe tapping.  Those are his trademarks, his calling cards, and his version of...
Via Baseball Essential
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez, Nomar Garciaparra Among New Baseball HOF Candidates

Boston Red Sox legends Pedro Martinez and Nomar Garciaparra are among the new Baseball Hall of Fame candidates eligible for 2015 enshrinement. The Baseball Writers Association of America announced the 2015 Hall of Fame candidates on Monday, featuring 34 players — 17 return candidates and 17 newcomers. Martinez seems to be a slam dunk for enshrinement...
Via NESN.com
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Nomar And Russell Martin Did Tequila Shots?

As we have said many times over the years, almost any story in baseball has some Red Sox connection. So it is with Toronto's recent free-agent signing of catcher Russell Martin. The Canadian native recounted a story of his first call-up with the Dodgers back in 2006—where one of his new teammates was none other than Nomar Garciaparra. The 'Big Blue Machine' was in the midst of...
Via FenwayNation
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Our All-Time Red Sox Position Player Team

Since we have about 100 days until the start of Spring Training, we thought we'd occupy our feeble minds with the construction of an All-Time Red Sox Position Player Team (exclusive of pitchers and DH). Here goes:First Base: Jimmy Foxx (runner-up: Mo Vaughn)Second Base: Dustin Pedroia (runner-up: Bobby Doerr)Third Base: Wade Boggs (runner-up: Frank Malzone)Shortstop: Nomar Garciaparra...
Via FenwayNation
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox 99 – Final Games

One of the most dramatic performances in postseason history enabled the Red Sox to defeat Cleveland in the fifth and deciding game of the ALDS. Pedro Martinez, who had been sidelined with back pain since game 1, came out of the bullpen to hurl 6 hitless innings as the Sox prevailed, 12-8. Starter Bret Saberhagen had been ineffective, touched for 5 runs in 1-plus frames.The Tribe...
Via Fenway West
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Sky Is The Limit For New Los Angeles MLS Club

Sky Is The Limit For New Los Angeles MLS Club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com It was always going to be flashy: A blank slate MLS franchise in Los Angeles looking for investors was a guarantee to draw a lot of big names, and a lot of big money. Sure enough, as MLS rolled out the new club in LA that will start play in 2017 on Thursday, we got an ownership all-star team...
Via Soccerlens
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Major League Soccer announces new team

On Thursday, Major League Soccer announced a new team that will begin play in a brand new, soccer-specific stadium located in Los Angeles. The team being referred to as the Los Angeles Football Club or LAFC will begin play in 2017. MLS Commissioner Don Garber awarded the team to an ownership group led by Peter Guber, Henry Nguyen and Tom Penn. Along with these men, there are a number...
Via Total Sports Live
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

New club in Los Angeles to make MLS debut in 2017

LOS ANGELES -- The end of Chivas USA will lead to the rise of Los Angeles Football Club. MLS has sold the rights to a second Los Angeles franchise to a group of 21 investors led by executive chairman Henry Nguyen, managing partner Peter Guber and president Tom Penn. Nguyen, Guber and Penn have assembled a broad coalition to back the club including Magic Johnson, Nomar Garciaparra...
Via Fox Sports
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Major League Soccer awards new team to LA, will join MLS in 2017

LOS ANGELES -- The end of Chivas USA will lead to the rise of Los Angeles Football Club. MLS has sold the rights to a second Los Angeles franchise to a group of 21 investors led by executive chairman Henry Nguyen, managing partner Peter Guber and president Tom Penn. Nguyen, Guber and Penn have assembled a broad coalition to back the club including Magic Johnson, Nomar Garciaparra...
Via Fox Sports West
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Blogger Roundtable: Speeding Up the Game

MLB has been testing out ways to speed up play during the Arizona Fall League. In this week’s Blogger Roundtable our team weighs in on what they think of the pitch clock and other means MLB is using in efforts to shorten game-lengths.   Steven Silverman –  The best way to speed up the game is already in the rule book. “Rule 6.02(b) Comment: The batter leaves the batter...
Via Batting Leadoff
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox 99 – Division Series 2

The Red Sox’ potent bats, so quiet in two losses in Cleveland, exploded at Fenway to tie the series 2-2. The team got another jolt before game 3 when it was announced that Nomar Garciaparra would sit with a sore wrist. But the Sox, behind Ramon Martinez and Derek Lowe, stayed close and put it away with 6 in the seventh for a 9-3 win.  John Valentin, hitless in his first 10 at...
Via Fenway West
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Chili Davis Already Part Of Big Moment In Red Sox History (Video)

Chili Davis, who reportedly has been hired as the Red Sox’s new hitting coach, will look to turn around an offense that struggled for much of 2014. Regardless of whether or not he succeeds, Davis already has a place in Boston history. Pedro Martinez famously struck out 17 in a one-hit gem against the Yankees on Sept. 10, 1999 at Yankee Stadium. Davis produced New York’s only...
Via NESN.com
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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