Let’s take a look at five events in sports over the last year more surprising than Beck’s shocking GRAMMYs Album of the Year win.
Johnny Damon says if the boo birds in the Bronx want what’s best for the Yankees, they’ll keep their traps shut. Better yet, they’ll actually cheer Alex Rodriguez.
Pitch clocks — though they would bother me as a baseball purist — make sense. But eliminating defensive shifts is just plain brainless. You’re going to take strategy out of the game to produce more runs?
Former Mets general manager Omar Minaya is leaving his job as senior vice president of the Padres to become a senior advisor to MLBPA head Tony Clark.
Mejia and the Mets reached agreement Wednesday on a one-year contract worth $2,595,000. He asked for $3 million this season and the team offered $2.1 million.
The Yankees are thinking about not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home runs and ties Willie Mays at 660 for fourth place on the career list.
A pitch clock must be considered and decreased offense scrutinized. Tighter balls? Shorter fences? A lower mound? Banning defensive shifts? Perhaps they can be talked about in the future.
Think it was nasty before? Buckle up. The Yankees “are preparing for a battle” to void milestone bonuses for Alex Rodriguez, according to the Daily News.
“The second set of changes that I would look at is related, and that relates to injecting additional offense in the game,” Manfred told ESPN. “For example, things like eliminating shifts. I would be open to those sorts of ideas.”
Former Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud.
“I’m the one that made the mistake. But if I’m ever given that second chance, I will appreciate that and I won’t need a third chance.”
The Mets say their new LED scoreboard — at a whopping 54 feet tall and 105 feet wide — will be one of the 10 largest in MLB.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman announced last month that Chase Headley would be New York’s everyday third baseman in 2015. Apparently A-Rod didn’t get that memo.
The on-again, off-again speculation surrounding the Mets and a potential trade for Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is, well, off. Again.
Major League Baseball will use a pitch clock this season in Class Triple-A and Double-A games. Commissioner Bud Selig made the announcement at the conclusion of baseball’s owners meetings.