Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key decisions will be made in a studio far away.
“At this point, I don’t know who would argue to keep it, or what their argument would be,” one team official said. “There is no reasoned argument to keep it (in the game).”
The trip started at Bryant Park on 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue, on about 80,000 square feet of red carpet, and continued past Grand Central Terminal.
Although fresh faces are taking over, that doesn’t mean all the old guys are out. Rivera, Hunter and Beltran are back at the All-Star Game, bringing decades of experience and wisdom.
The first and last pitch of the All-Star Game could well be “New York, New York.”
Amazin’! Mets ace Matt Harvey will be getting the ball for the National League in Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Citi Field.
Under baseball’s labor contract, pitchers who start on the Sunday before the All-Star game may opt not to participate.
“He should (start),” Kershaw told FOXSports.com. “There’s no reason, especially if it’s in New York, that he shouldn’t start. That’s what the fans will want. I’ve got no problem with that.”
Puig can hit, hit with power, run, field and has a howitzer for an arm. There’s nothing he can’t do on a baseball field.
Harvey has “absolutely” thought about making this year’s NL All-Star team. Getting the starting nod would be even better.
Current Mets manager Terry Collins and former skipper Davey Johnson have been selected as coaches for next month’s All-Star Game at Citi Field.
WFAN co-host Evan Roberts provides his weekly Major League Baseball Power Rankings.
Neil Keefe has the second installment of “Thursday Thoughts” with the Yankees playing .500 baseball and the Rangers needing to win the biggest game of the season on Saturday night.
Through his massive black beard, Giants closer Brian Wilson whispered a few sweet somethings Tuesday to Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran — on national television.
After winning their first two World Series games at home, the San Francisco Giants had to deal with some surprising news.