With Major League Baseball's All-Stars now officially announced in the form of an awkward studio TV show, it seems like a perfectly good time to ruin the buzz of this year's All Star Game and instead, focus on the negatives.
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Some people held their right hand over their heart. Many had taken off their ball caps. And standing there amid the crowd, I could hear the soft strains of folks singing the words to our national anthem.
The particular technique that we employ here attempts to profile an all-star player by identifying characteristics common to most players that make the team. For this study, we examined batting average, RBIs, etc., along with country of origin and the number of Twitter followers.
How can anyone who had a near MVP season like Mike Trout continue to perform at a level that ignites a team, energizes the fans, and awes the league? Well baseball fans, he's doing it again!
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Here are seven changes baseball should consider adopting. None of them are earth-shattering or of profound importance. They won't alter or improve the game. All they will do is give Major League baseball more credibility and make it more "likeable."
San Jose is already the largest city in Northern California. We provide a home to the world's most talented, diverse workforce, and to hundreds of great companies. Every American industry, that is, except Major League Baseball.
Despite originally being selected by the New York Mets as the 1262nd overall pick in the 2000 draft, Burke instead opted to attend Duke University. Yet, after graduating, no major league organization came knocking.
Expanding the size of the All-Star Game roster, using a designated hitter and tinkering with how the roster is selected are all ways Major League Baseball has tried to ensure that the All-Star Game remains interesting for fans. These innovations have not achieved that goal.
I know of some baseball employees who can relate to that kind of bargain basement salary, and they're in San Francisco, too. Their situation is yet another flagrant example of the vast and widening gap created by income inequality in America.
MLB is held hostage to their fear of another 1994 strike that cripples the game. Everything, then, is done to appease the Players' Association, and keep the peace.
It seems weird that Major League Baseball may be about to levy widespread suspensions to star players suspected of using performing enhancing drugs (PEDs). The problem is that in the eyes of many fans such action is way too late.
Does anyone in Major League Baseball really think that there is a set of rules, tests and punishments that would, if enacted create a totally PED-free sport?
Like me, Milken received a prostate cancer diagnosis in his forties. But as opposed to passively putting his life in order, he stepped up to the plate with funding and a commitment to kick off the Prostate Cancer Foundation. And their stats today are pretty impressive:
Something is changing in the relationship between players, coaches and managers on one hand and fans and writers on another. During the last 30 years, better research and technological advances have dramatically reduced the asymmetry of information between baseball insiders and outsiders.