Baseball

8:41am

Fri August 23, 2013
Sports

Outfielder Ryan Braun Issues An Apology But Skimps On Details

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 11:40 am

Ryan Braun, the former league MVP who has been suspended for the remainder of the 2013 season, issued an apology for his actions Thursday.
Jeff Curry Getty Images

One month after he accepted a 65-game suspension that ended his season, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has issued a statement in which he apologizes for his actions. But the note, posted online by the Brewers, falls far short of the full disclosure many fans and analysts say they expect from the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player.

You can read Braun's full statement here.

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9:06am

Mon August 19, 2013
Sports

VIDEO: A-Rod Gets Plunked, Then Gets Revenge

Originally published on Mon August 19, 2013 12:00 pm

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is hit by a pitch (you can see the ball just above his belt on the left side of his body) in the second inning of Sunday's game against the Boston Red Sox. He came back four innings later to hit a decisive home run.
Dominick Reuter Reuters/Landov

There was high drama Sunday night at Boston's Fenway Park. In the second inning, Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster threw four straight pitches that sure seemed to be designed to hit New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.

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2:58pm

Sat August 17, 2013
Sports

K.C. Royals' Miguel Tejada Suspended 105 Games For Drug Use

Originally published on Sat August 17, 2013 6:47 pm

Royals infielder Miguel Tejada celebrates an RBI single against the Boston Red Sox last week at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Ed Zurga Getty Images

Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada has been suspended by order of the commissioner of baseball after he was found to be in violation of Major League Baseball's drug program.

Marc Garber of member station WNYC says Tejada, 39, will get a 105-game suspension — one of the longest in major league history — after he reportedly tested positive on multiple occasions for Adderall, an amphetamine used to treat attention-deficit disorder.

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9:29am

Wed August 14, 2013
Sports

The Knuckleball Can Devastate, So Why Don't All Pitchers Throw It?

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 4:17 pm

The knuckleball grip used by Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright. Good fingernails are important.
Marvin Fong The Plain Dealer /Landov

11:55pm

Tue August 13, 2013
Sweetness And Light

Pete Rose Should Enter The Hall Of Fame With Ichiro Suzuki

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 7:16 am

Former baseball player Pete Rose at a boxing event in Oakland, Calif., on Sept. 8, 2012.
Jeff Chiu AP

In Japan, a noren is a short curtain that hangs to the entrance of a little teahouse or restaurant. It is not solid, but made of strips, and so when you go through it, your hand goes first, then your arm, and the rest of you, but quickly the strips fall back into place, and it is as if a wisp, a ghost, a sprite has passed through.

I always visualized Ichiro Suzuki that way, slipping from Japanese baseball to our major leagues so effortlessly, barely stirring the air.

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