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Pirates, Cubs to meet in 2019 Little League Classic in Williamsport

The Pirates and Cubs will meet in the third MLB Little League Classic on Aug. 18, 2019.<p>MLB, the MLBPA and Little League International announced the …

Baseball

Yankees Excited About Players Weekend, Nicknames Revealed

Players Weekend is approaching again, and the Yankees nicknames have been revealed.So which of the Yankees dressed in the colorful uniforms will have …

Bizarre tire accident causes Cedar Point's Steel Vengeance to shut down

SANDUSKY, OH - A bizarre accident forced Cedar Point's newest roller coaster to shut down for the day and possibly longer.<p>A tire is to blame for the …

Trains

D-backs' Torey Lovullo finds no DH in NL more strategic, interesting

PHOENIX — Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark discussed various league-wide topics with the media during the …

National League (MLB)

Support Is Growing For A Universal Designated Hitter In Major League Baseball

Support for the Designated Hitter (DH) becoming the universal standard in Major League Baseball (MLB) is growing, and may finally be at the tipping …

Baseball

Manny Machado, Tony Clark, Rob Manfred y Carlos Guillen

Rob Manfred

The Latest: Bregman named All-Star Game MVP for go-ahead HR

Jul. 18, 2018 12:16 AM EDT<p>Carolyn Kaster, ASSOCIATED PRESS<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on baseball's All-Star Game (all times local):<p>12:08 a.m.<p>Alex Bregman has been named the All-Star Game MVP for his go-ahead homer in the 10th inning that sent the American League to an 8-6 victory.<p>Bregman's homer …

Baseball

The Latest: MLB union head hints work stoppage possible

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on baseball's All-Star Game (all times local):<p>12:10 p.m.<p>Players consider teams' reluctance to sign free agents last offseason "a direct attack" on their rights, according to union head Tony Clark. He hinted that the sport's quarter-century of labor peace could end if …

Baseball

Tony Clark: Universal DH ‘gaining momentum’ among players

Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark met the press late this morning and covered a wide array of topics.<p>One of …

Major League Baseball

MLBPA's Tony Clark: Universal DH Idea Gaining Momentum, Players Discussing

While speaking to members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday, MLB Players Association chief Tony Clark said that the …

Major League Baseball

MLBPA's Tony Clark: Universal DH 'Gaining Momentum' Among Players

The idea of bringing the designated hitter to the National League is "gaining momentum," Tony Clark said Tuesday, per MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.<p>The executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association added players are discussing the prospect of a universal DH across both leagues "more …

Baseball

This Major Rule Change Is “Gaining Momentum” In MLB

The baseball equivalent of pigs flying might just actually happen. It sounds like the DH could be coming to the National League.<p>The American League …

Baseball

Union chief Tony Clark says players are becoming more supportive of universal DH

The DH could be coming to the NL sooner than later<p>With the All-Star Game taking place Tuesday night, this is a good occasion to revisit one of the …

Baseball

MLB union chief Tony Clark wishes he showed more passion - and urges today's stars to bat flip

WASHINGTON - Tony Clark has very strong opinions on bat flips. In short: He sees the need for many more of them - pronto.<p>Clark, the executive director of the Major League Baseball Players' Association, said Tuesday that the emotion that has been starched out of the game for myriad reasons - from …

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Commissioner Rob Manfred wants A’s ballpark plan ‘sooner rather than later’

WASHINGTON — Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday he remains committed to Oakland as a major-league market despite the A’s continued failed attempts to secure a ballpark site.<p>The A’s were rejected in December in their latest bid to find a new home, this one near Laney College, and said they’ll …

Rob Manfred

As MLB mulls rule changes, union hints at work stoppage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Major League Baseball wants a broad discussion with players about rule changes to combat decreased offense and longer games, an …

Baseball

MLBPA's Tony Clark: Universal DH idea gaining momentum

Baseball

Talk of National League adding the DH ‘gaining momentum’

MLB has been considering multiple rule changes to make the game more fan-friendly, and one such change could be adding the DH to the National …

Baseball

Still strain between MLB, union after cold free agent market as MLBPA head Tony Clark hints at possible work stoppage

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In back-to-back meetings with the media Tuesday, it’s clearer than ever that last winter’s cold free agent market has put a strain …

Baseball

MLB union chief says discussion needed on legalized gambling

The head of the baseball players' union says conversations will take place with the commissioner's office over whether prohibitions against legalized …

New Jersey

MLB: Osuna can return with domestic violence charge pending

WASHINGTON — Baseball does not have a problem with Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna returning from a domestic violence suspension while a legal …

Baseball

Tony Clark: among players, the universal DH “is gaining momentum”

Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark met the press late this morning and covered a wide array of topics.<p>One of …

Major League Baseball

After slow offseason last year, MLB union head hints work stoppage possible

Players consider teams’ reluctance to sign free agents last offseason “a direct attack” on their rights, according to union head Tony Clark. He …

Chicago White Sox

Tony Clark thinks front offices have too much of an impact on baseball

Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post spoke to MLBPA executive director Tony Clark, who said he feels that front offices have too much of an impact on …

Major League Baseball

DH in both leagues 'gaining momentum' among players, says MLBPA boss Tony Clark

MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark said Tuesday that the idea of a universal DH is “gaining momentum” among players.<p>"Players are talking about it more than they have in the past," Clark told the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in Washington, D.C., according to …

Baseball

The Latest: Cubs fans gripe that Harper ‘cheated’ in Derby

WASHINGTON — The Latest on baseball’s All-Star Game (all times local):<p>7:20 p.m.<p>Some Cubs fans — and gamblers — are claiming on social media that Bryce Harper “cheated” during the Home Run Derby to beat Chicago’s Kyle Schwarber.<p>Harper hit 19 homers in the final round of Monday night’s competition at …

Los Angeles

MLB all-star 2018 - The Washington Post

After surrendering a three-run homer in the eighth inning, Milwaukee pitcher apologizes, adds there is ‘no excuse for what was said.’<p>Teams’ combined 10 home runs smash record set in 1971 Midsummer Classic.<p>The Orioles are planning to trade the all-star shortstop for a package of prospects.<p>The …

Washington Nationals

Players want Tony Clark out as head of MLBPA?

MLBPA head Tony Clark might have to start fighting a little harder. Per Ken Rosenthal, players are unhappy with Clark’s leadership.<p>“The next few …

Major League Baseball

The players are deciding whether they want to keep Tony Clark as union leader

Ken Rosenthal writes today that the players are taking a hard look at their union leader, Tony Clark. Clark just finished his annual tour of all 30 …

Major League Baseball

Atlanta Braves News: Opening Day is almost here

<b>Braves</b> <b>News</b><p>There may be mutual interest between the Atlanta Braves and top prospect Ronald Acuna in regards to a long term extension but it doesn’t …

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