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Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:26:01 PDTMuch like the Hollywood awards season, baseball has its own awards season. With the World Series already at Game 3 and the end of baseball staring everyone in the face, that means awards time is upon us. The Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, given for defensive excellence, got an early jump on things, announcing the three finalists for every American League and National League position on Thursday afternoon.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:33:33 PDTThe Cleveland Indians had won their only World Series appearance in 1920 when they returned in 1948. The Indians made it 2 for 2 when the defeated the Boston Braves to win the 1948 championship in six games. The Indians defeated the Braves 4-3 in Game 6 on Oct. 11, 1948.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:04:00 PDTDave Shovein previews the Fall Classic, including matchup breakdowns, analysis, and predictions in Tuesday's Daily Dose.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:57:24 PDTThe stage is set! It took 162 regular season games, and an intense postseason, but the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians are going to meet in the World Series. Sure, the Indians and Cubs have proved themselves to be baseball’s best teams this season, but both franchises have a long history of losing. The franchise last hoisted the World Series trophy back in 1948.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:10:00 PDTThe Indians are going to their first World Series since 1997. Matthew Pouliot recaps in Thursday's Daily Dose.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:46:25 PDTSorry, Boston Red Sox, your World Series trophy is in another castle, one that’s furnished with David Ortiz’s retirement gifts.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:10:45 PDTOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Former Arizona Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale is returning to the Oakland Athletics organization as third base coach on manager Bob Melvin's staff.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:27:55 PDTOn Monday night, the Cleveland Indians managed their third straight win in the American League Championship Series. They beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2, and they did it using their bullpen almost exclusively — starter Trevor Bauer left the game after getting just two outs when his stitched-up pinky began to gush blood like a geyser. It was an insane, unlikely win, and it means that it’s reality check time for the Blue Jays. Cleveland has the momentum, too, and on Tuesday they’re sending their ace, Corey Kluber, out to the mound.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:07:32 PDTBy Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian judge dismissed a late attempt to bar Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians from using their controversial logo and team nickname during Monday's playoff game versus the host Toronto Blue Jays. The legal challenge by prominent Canadian architect and indigenous activist Douglas Cardinal was heard in a Toronto court hours before the Blue Jays host the Indians in Game Three of their American League Championship series. Lawyers for Cardinal argued in an Ontario Superior Court of Justice that the Indians nickname and "Chief Wahoo" logo - a smiling cartoon man with red skin and a feather in his headband - are derogatory.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:28:18 PDTBy Steve Keating TORONTO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - A Canadian judge dismissed a late attempt to bar Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians from using their controversial logo and team nickname during Monday's playoff game versus the host Toronto Blue Jays. The legal challenge by prominent Canadian architect and indigenous activist Douglas Cardinal was heard in a Toronto court hours before the Blue Jays host the Indians in Game Three of their American League Championship series. Lawyers for Cardinal argued in an Ontario Superior Court of Justice that the Indians nickname and "Chief Wahoo" logo - a smiling cartoon man with red skin and a feather in his headband - are derogatory.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:09:04 PDTClayton Kershaw entered Dodgers lore Thursday night, right alongside the last ace to lead the franchise to a World Series title. In 1988, Orel Hershiser came out of the bullpen for the final out of Game 4 of the NL Championship Series against the New York Mets. Hershiser, who had thrown seven innings the day before, retired Kevin McReynolds on a flyball with the bases loaded in the 12th inning, enabling Los Angeles to win the game 5-4 and even the series.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:36:28 PDTSorry, Texas Rangers, your World Series trophy is in another castle, one that doesn’t care one iota about run differential.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:36:24 PDTATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta Braves closer Jim Johnson is guaranteed $10 million under his new two-year contract.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:57:37 PDTSorry, Seattle Mariners, your World Series trophy is in another castle. And if Bowser is in that castle, it would be the most on-brand one of these we’ve done.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:25:42 PDTSorry, Houston Astros, your World Series trophy is in another castle. Well, that, or maybe Colby Rasmus got there first and is off somewhere throwing an epic celebration party without you.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:22:39 PDTBrian Snitker, who replaced fired Fredi Gonzalez on May 17, will remain manager of the Atlanta Braves for 2017. Snitker went 59-65 as interim manager of the Braves in 2016, but sheds that label as Atlanta moves into SunTrust Park in 2017. The Braves hold an option on his contract for 2018.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:52:58 PDTBrian Snitker finally was given his most-cherished prize for four decades of service to the Atlanta Braves. Snitker was hired by the Braves as their full-time manager on Tuesday, rewarded for helping reverse the team's direction in his interim role this season. The Braves finished last in the NL East but won 20 of their final 30 games under Snitker, who became interim manager on May 17 after Fredi Gonzalez was fired.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:22:52 PDTDon’t expect Toronto Blue Jays play-by-play voice Jerry Howarth to mention the Indians at all when the two teams meet in the American League Championship Series. Howarth, the Blue Jays radio voice since 1981, won’t utter the name of Cleveland’s baseball team because he knows it’s offensive to some Native Americans. It’s a stance we’ve seen announcers take in the NFL, where some broadcasters have refused to call Washington’s team the Redskins.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:19:31 PDTThe Braves are reportedly close to naming Brian Snitker as their manager. Turns out the Atlanta Braves had the guy they wanted all along. The Braves, after doing their due diligence, are reportedly close to removing the interim tag from Brian Snitker and naming him their full-time manager.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 18:03:00 PDTSorry, Kansas City Royals, your World Series trophy is in another castle. Probably the same one you left it in last year before losing the key.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 09:56:10 PDTSorry, New York Yankees, your World Series trophy is in another castle. A castle likely owned by Derek Jeter.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 21:10:00 PDTNate Grimm discusses Kyle Hendricks, Travis Wood and the Cubs' Game 2 win over the Giants, and a potential Julio Urias start in Sunday's Daily Dose.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 16:30:00 PDTSorry, Baltimore Orioles, your World Series trophy is in another castle. Maybe call the bullpen to see if your lonely closer has seen it.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:28:14 PDTSorry, Chicago Cubs, you're not the only team in this year's baseball playoffs that gets to play the misery card.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 08:32:39 PDTThe Atlanta Braves have dismissed pitching coach Roger McDowell. The team announced Friday it had declined the 2017 option on McDowell's contract, ending his stay with the organization after 11 seasons. The Braves have not made a decision on who will manage the team next season or the status of the remaining coaches on staff.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 19:57:07 PDTSorry, New York Mets, your World Series trophy is in another castle. In fact, rumor has it that it’s receiving treatment in the trainer’s room.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:02:52 PDTBALTIMORE (AP) -- Dave Wallace is retiring as the Baltimore Orioles pitching coach.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:24:51 PDTFervent fans and last at-bats haven't done the home teams much good in the first eight wild-card games.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 22:59:44 PDTOffense is expected when the Orioles and Blue Jays play the AL wild-card game in Toronto. The pitching matchup favors the O's. Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman was 1-2 with a 7.04 ERA in four starts against Baltimore this season, while Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman was 1-0 with a 3.63 ERA in four starts against Toronto.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 19:09:25 PDTMark McGwire is getting another swing at the Hall of Fame. The former slugger who admitted using steroids joins Bud Selig, George Steinbrenner and seven others on the Today's Game Era ballot to be considered for election to Cooperstown in December. The announcement was made Monday by the Baseball Hall of Fame.