Major League Baseball
NYT Says No Dissent From MLB Pride: ‘How Far Movement Still Has To Go'
Only certain athletes are brave when they take stands that displease their corporate masters. While it’s heroic for former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to give the league headaches by kneeling at the National Anthem to protest racism and police brutality, a refusal to go along with a corporate “Pride Night” is condemned, when done by Major League Baseball players. Tyler Kepner,…
Eye Roll: Nationals Pitcher Sean Doolittle Speaks at Socialist Webinar
Some people have the decency to hide the fact that they’re socialist, but Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle is not one of them.
Several Rays Pitchers Choose Not To Wear LGBT Insignia On Pride Night
Because we are in the midst of Pride Month, it's unfortunately normal to see professional sports teams hold their annual Pride Nights. On Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rays had theirs, in which they included LGBT people in pregame events and handed out pride flags to the 19,000+ fans in…
Gabe Kapler Plans On Protesting National Anthem
Protesting the national anthem seems to be a popular thing to do amongst famous San Francisco sports figures.
Yankees And Rays Latest Teams To Advocate For Gun Control
It’s not just the NBA that is hopping on the gun control bandwagon in lieu of the school shooting in Uvalde, TX. MLB is getting in on the virtue signaling as well.
Stephen A. Smith Won't Call Josh Donaldson Racist
It’s not often that Stephen A. Smith says something intelligent, so when he does, it’s worth writing about.
Baseball’s TV Fan Viewing Base: Going, Going, Gone!
Sports fans are voting with their remote control and playing hardball with Major League Baseball. It’s gotten so bad that a college women’s softball game between Virginia Tech and Tennessee on April 21 out-drew MLB broadcasts over a two-week period (excluding Sunday night baseball).
ESPN Thinks MLB Lacks Diversity
Jackie Robinson broke the MLB color barrier in 1946 and there has been no institutional impediment to African Americans playing in the big leagues ever since. But as always, there are still plenty of people that think there's more to be done in the name of "inclusivity."
Women’s History Stunt: Mayor Pushes For Women in MLB
The boys of summer are back. But what about the girls of summer? The Major League Baseball lockout had barely ended Thursday when New York City Mayor Eric Adams rained on its parade the following day. The mayor applauded the end of the labor dispute before making a public pitch for women to play in the majors. During Women’s History Month, no less.
Biden Enjoyed Stripping Atlanta of All Star Game; Beijing Not So Much
On Monday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki (a generous title due to her incompetency at her job) announced that the Biden administration would not send any diplomats to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing due to the well—documented human rights violations President Xi’s regime has committed.
Washington Post: ‘Field of Dreams’ So White!
Last Night, the New York Yankees played the Chicago White Sox in the twilit Iowa cornfield where the classic sentimental baseball movie* “Field of Dreams" was filmed. The game turned out great, a classic AL slugfest the White Sox won 9-8 with a walk-off homer. And it seems like a win for baseball. But the The Washington Post couldn’t leave it at that.
GOP Reps Expose MLB Hypocrisy, Demand Antitrust Documents
GOP members of Congress on Thursday confirmed fast-shrinking Republican approval of Major League Baseball. They sent MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred a letter demanding documents about its politically motivated decision to remove the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta and information about its antitrust exemption.
Major League Baseball’s Foul Ball
Washington -- Major League Baseball is following Black Lives Matter and taking a stand on the state of Georgia's recent election legislation. MLB, under the direction of someone by the name of Rob Manfred, is pulling the 2021 All-Star Game out of suburban Atlanta along with the MLB draft. The New York Times, in a front-page editorial (camouflaged as news), said the move by MLB was a "rebuke of…
Take Me Out of the Ballgame
When the NFL decided not to punish players who kneeled during the pre-game national anthem, some fans reacted by refusing to attend games, buy league merchandise, or watch games on TV. It took several years for the NFL to win fans back and some -- like me -- broke the habit and never returned, in person, or on TV.