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Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:42 pm

PJMIII wrote:Dodgers' Chase Utley, citing family, says he'll retire at end of 2018

Chase Utley will retire from baseball at the end of this season, capping a 16-year career that included a World Series championship with Philadelphia Phillies and an elder-statesman role with the Dodgers.

The six-time All-Star said he's leaving to spend more time with his wife and two young sons.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2408 ... end-season
Family will understand when his next job is in on-the-field management. (I hope)
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:55 am

Cardinals fire manager Mike Matheny; bench coach Mike Shildt to serve in interim

The St. Louis Cardinals fired seventh-year manager Mike Matheny on Saturday night, a move that came shortly after an 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds dropped them to 47-46 on the season.

The team named bench coach Mike Shildt interim manager. The Cardinals also relieved hitting coach John Mabry and assistant hitting coach Bill Mueller of their duties.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2410 ... ls-manager
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:00 pm

stark wrote:
PJMIII wrote:Dodgers' Chase Utley, citing family, says he'll retire at end of 2018

Chase Utley will retire from baseball at the end of this season, capping a 16-year career that included a World Series championship with Philadelphia Phillies and an elder-statesman role with the Dodgers.

The six-time All-Star said he's leaving to spend more time with his wife and two young sons.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2408 ... end-season
Family will understand when his next job is in on-the-field management. (I hope)
Cooperstown?
https://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2018/7/14/ ... s?feed=575
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:36 am

PJMIII wrote:Cardinals fire manager Mike Matheny; bench coach Mike Shildt to serve in interim

The St. Louis Cardinals fired seventh-year manager Mike Matheny on Saturday night, a move that came shortly after an 8-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds dropped them to 47-46 on the season.

The team named bench coach Mike Shildt interim manager. The Cardinals also relieved hitting coach John Mabry and assistant hitting coach Bill Mueller of their duties.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2410 ... ls-manager

Fired Cardinals manager Mike Matheny holds no ill will

Acknowledging that his job had been on the line since last season, fired St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny still expressed thanks to his now-former team.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2411 ... o-ill-will
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:34 pm

stark wrote:
stark wrote:
PJMIII wrote:Dodgers' Chase Utley, citing family, says he'll retire at end of 2018

Chase Utley will retire from baseball at the end of this season, capping a 16-year career that included a World Series championship with Philadelphia Phillies and an elder-statesman role with the Dodgers.

The six-time All-Star said he's leaving to spend more time with his wife and two young sons.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2408 ... end-season
Family will understand when his next job is in on-the-field management. (I hope)
Cooperstown?
https://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2018/7/14/ ... s?feed=575
When Chase Utley was a high school senior, I handed him his yearbook at the Senior Picnic. I watched he and Milton Bradley--a class a head of Utley-- play quite a bit when they were in HS. When handing him his yearbook, I said, "You're quite a ballplayer Young Man." He thanked me in his stoic manner. That was around the time he was drafted in the 2nd Round by the Dodgers. His fielding was questionable, although he was an very good HS shortstop, his special ability was clearly as a hitter and he needed to learn to field so he smartly took a scholarship from UCLA and three year's later was drafted in the 1st round by the Phillies. Given my obvious effect on his life, I will be quite disappointed if he doesn't mention me in his HOF Induction speech. ;)
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Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:05 am

Baseball lightens up, goes deep at the Midsummer Classic

As Major League Baseball transitions to a new era marked by home runs, strikeouts and fewer balls than ever making contract with grass and dirt, the game's decision-makers are plunging ahead with a new mandate: package the home runs, strikeouts and 98 mph fastballs with technological innovation, and sell it in a way that will make for must-see viewing during "jewel" events.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2412 ... er-classic
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Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:39 pm

Manny Machado blockbuster makes Dodgers the NL's team to beat

The All-Star Game featured a record 10 home runs, but the Manny Machado trade rumors that had hovered over two days of festivities turned into the biggest news of the night when reports during the game made an impending trade between the Orioles and Dodgers all but certain.

And the deal is actually happening: Machado, a fixture in Baltimore since 2012, when he reached the big leagues 34 days after turning 20 years old, is on his way to L.A. to become a member of the Dodgers, for whom he'll play out the rest of the 2018 season before taking his talents into free agency.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2412 ... -team-beat
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:37 am

Binghamton outfielder Tim Tebow placed on DL with hand injury

Binghamton outfielder Tim Tebow was put on the disabled list Saturday with a right hand injury and is scheduled to see a specialist in New York on Monday, the team said.

Tebow was injured in Friday night's game against Eastern League opponent Trenton. Binghamton is the New York Mets' Double-A affiliate.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2416 ... and-injury
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Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:52 pm

Watching the playoff games on TV, in Houston the older balder guy that always sits in row 1 seat 1 doesn't seem to be enjoying the game nearly as much as Front Row Amy does in Milwaukee.

But then again, he was involved in the all time greatest brawl on the mound!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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