For 66 years, Zimmer was a most popular presence at ballparks all over, a huge chaw often filling his cheek. Everyone in the game seemed to know him, and love him.
The commish has no doubt about the stability of the Mets’ franchise, even if others do. And the team has been playing well. Well, at least they were — until they got to Colorado.
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport will wait until after the season to study whether the rule preventing pitchers from using pine tar should be changed.
During the ceremony Braves chairman Terry McGuirk said Aaron “set the home-run record the old-fashioned way” and added “You will always be the home-run king of all time.”
Now that we know who will head to NY/NJ for a well-organized, productive Super Bowl week that could lead one, last, entertaining Sunday, we can explore another sport that has followed a different path.
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.
Each manager will be allowed to challenge at least one call per game. If he’s right, he gets another challenge. After the seventh inning, a crew chief can request a review on his own.
New baseball union head Tony Clark says players won’t agree to terminating contracts as part of discipline for drug violations.
Whatever synapse says “stop” never found its way to Rodriguez. Among the myriad malaprops and missteps, he never knew when to say when. And that is what killed what should have been a dream life.
Major League Baseball’s key witness in its case against Alex Rodriguez said he designed and administered an elaborate doping program for the 14-time All-Star starting in 2010.
Of all the holes the Yankees have filled and still need to address, third base is not one of them. Assuming his health cooperates, Rodriguez will be in pinstripes again. This year. Not next.
Most people regard the decision as a big win for Selig. It is the longest suspension ever under the drug agreement, which began in 2002.
The odds are against Alex Rodriguez in federal court as he tries to overturn his season-long drug suspension.
WFAN host Mike Francesa says he expects Alex Rodriguez and his legal team to continue fighting the 162-game and postseason suspension.
It seems we’ll have at least one more weekend to debate the Alex Rodriguez case. An arbitrator’s decision on A-Rod’s 211-game suspension “probably won’t be known until next week,” according to the New York Post.