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He Was Holding a Toddler, Still Made &#39;Catch of the Year&#39;
Mets Fan Makes Truly Wild
One-Handed Catch

Mets Fan Makes Truly Wild One-Handed Catch

Alan Alcantara had his toddler in his other hand

(Newser) - To catch a home-run ball barehanded is impressive enough, but try holding a small child at the same time. A New York Mets fan managed that feat, leading Fox Sports to dub it the "catch of the year, no question about it." Queens resident Alan Alcantara was in...

MLB Suspends Player for Slap Over Fantasy Football

Tommy Pham struck Joc Pederson before their game began

(Newser) - Tommy Pham's handling of a disagreement over the rules for fantasy football, and tension over the money riding on it, has cost the ballplayer more than $100,000. The Reds outfielder slapped Joc Pederson of the San Francisco Giants during batting practice Friday, before their game in Cincinnati, the...

SF Giants Manager Takes a Stand After Uvalde

Gabe Kapler: I won't come out for national anthem till 'I feel ... better about the direction of our country'

(Newser) - In the wake of the Uvalde mass shooting , the sports world is weighing in. Now joining Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr , the Miami Heat , and the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays in speaking out is San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler, who says he's not going...

During MLB Matchup, a Most Unusual Twitter Stream

During Thursday's game between Yankees, Rays, teams live-tweeted stats on gun violence

(Newser) - MLB fans looking to keep up with the game Thursday night between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays got quite the surprise when they logged on to Twitter. Instead of stats and play-by-plays, the two teams instead used their accounts to tweet out facts on gun violence. In...

Reporter Hit by '95MPH Line Drive' Is Recovering

Kelsey Wingert was hit in the head while covering Colorado Rockies game

(Newser) - Colorado Rockies TV reporter Kelsey Wingert says she is recovering after a foul ball hit her in the head during Monday's game in Denver. "I took a 95 MPH line drive to my head," she tweeted Wednesday night, sharing a photo of her stitches. The 29-year-old, who...

Padres Are First MLB Team to Reach a Uniform Ad Deal

They'll be wearing Motorola patches next season

(Newser) - There will be a new pitch on Major League Baseball fields next season. The San Diego Padres became the first team to announce a deal for ads on their uniforms, saying Tuesday that patches with a Motorola logo will be worn on the right sleeves of their jerseys. The March...

MLB Expands Playoffs, DH
MLB Deal
Playoffs, DH

MLB Deal Expands Playoffs, DH

More rule changes could be implemented next season under agreement

(Newser) - "I want to start by apologizing to our fans," Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said in announcing that owners and players have agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement , allowing the 2022 season to begin April 7. After 99 days, the owners canceled their lockout at 7pm Thursday; they'...

Baseball Will Have a Full Season After All

MLB owners, players' union reach tentative deal

(Newser) - Players have voted to accept Major League Baseball's latest offer for a new labor deal, paving the way to end a 99-day lockout and salvage a 162-game regular season. The union’s executive board approved the agreement in a 26-12 vote, pending ratification by all players, a person familiar...

MLB Opening Day Is Officially Canceled

Players rejected league's 'best and final offer'

(Newser) - Major League Baseball has canceled opening day, with Commissioner Rob Manfred announcing Tuesday the sport will lose regular-season games over a labor dispute for the first time in 27 years after acrimonious lockout talks collapsed in the hours before management’s deadline. Manfred said he is canceling the first two...

MLB, Players Keep Talking as Owners&#39; Deadline Hits
MLB Talks
Go On as

MLB Talks Go On as Deadline Arrives

Owners, players aren't close on economic issues

(Newser) - Major League Baseball hits its deadline Monday for reaching a deal with the players union in time to avoid canceling regular-season games—and kept right on negotiating. The owners and players remained far apart on the economic issues, CBS Sports reports. If no deal is reached Monday night, negotiations are...

In Surprise, Jeter Quits as Baseball CEO

He was MLB's only Black CEO

(Newser) - Derek Jeter surprised the baseball world Monday by resigning as CEO of the Miami Marlins. The Hall of Fame player also gave up his 4% stake as a shareholder in the team, reports the Miami Herald . The reasons aren't crystal clear, but in a statement Jeter said the "...

MLB Says Only Days Remain to Salvage Full Season

'A deadline is a deadline. Missed games are missed games'

(Newser) - Major League Baseball said Wednesday that only five days remain to salvage March 31 openers and a full season, telling locked out players that games would be canceled if a labor contract is not agreed to by the end of Monday. After the third straight day of negotiations with little...

Lockout Affects First Games
Lockout Affects First Games

Lockout Affects First Games

MLB postpones spring training games until March 5

(Newser) - Baseball has canceled its first games because of the lockout. MLB announced Friday that spring training games won't be played until at least March 5, ESPN reports. Spring training had been scheduled to begin this week, with the first games taking place Feb. 26. Owners locked out the players...

Team Worker Watched Pitcher Snort Drugs on Night He Died: Testimony

Angels' Tyler Skaggs died in his hotel room in 2019

(Newser) - Update: A former Los Angeles Angels employee accused of providing the opioids that contributed to Tyler Skaggs' overdose death told a colleague he watched the Angels pitcher do drugs the night before he was found dead in a suburban Dallas hotel room, according to testimony Monday in his trial. Eric...

He Was Part of One of MLB's 'Most Memorable Moments'

Jeremy Giambi dead at 47

(Newser) - Jeremy Giambi, a former major league outfielder and first baseman, died Wednesday at his parents' home in Southern California, police said. He was 47. Officers responding around 11:30am to reports of a medical emergency found Giambi dead at the residence in Claremont, east of Los Angeles, said police Lt....

As Spring Training Nears, Baseball Asks for Mediation
Players Reject
Federal Mediation 

Players Reject Federal Mediation

Hope dims for MLB starting spring training on schedule

(Newser) - Update: The Players Association on Friday rejected Major League Baseball's proposal to invite federal mediators into their negotiations. "Two months after implementing their lockout, and just two days after committing to Players that a counterproposal would be made, the owners refused to make a counter, and instead requested...

MLB Hiring Humans to Run Robot Umpires
Robot Umpires
Reach Triple A

Robot Umpires Reach Triple A

MLB is hiring humans to help run the technology

(Newser) - Robo-umps are making the jump to Triple A, a phone call away from the majors, and baseball needs somebody to assist them. MLB has posted an ad on its site looking for ABS techs, Axios reports. The employee will "physically support the plate umpire including his device, its functionality,...

MLB Lockout Triggers Twitter Rebellion Among Players

Because league can't use their likenesses during lockout, they're having some fun online

(Newser) - Head to and you'll spot a holiday gift guide, a story on the best baseball road trips in all 50 states, and a letter to fans from Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. on how "disappointed" he is that the league was "forced to commence a...

MLB Owners Lock Out Players in First Stoppage Since 1995

Agreement expired at midnight Wednesday

(Newser) - Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport’s collective bargaining agreement expired Wednesday night and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day. The strategy, management’s equivalent of a strike under federal labor law,...

On Last Day Before Lockout, MLB Teams Drop $1B

Free agents sign before baseball operations are frozen

(Newser) - On the last day before Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement with players expires, teams spent money like never before. The contract expires at 11:59pm EST Wednesday, CNBC reports. Talks broke off in the afternoon, per ESPN , and nobody involved was saying a deal was imminent. Unless the...

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