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Added March 1st, 2015 by Ian
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Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia weighs in at 305 lbs in training camp

Starting pitcher CC Sabathia of the New York Yankees showed up to the Major League Baseball club’s spring training facility in Tampa, Florida this year weighing 305 lbs. This comes after two consecutive years of shedding excess weight before the ball season. The odd thing about the huge weight gain is that the pitcher claimed he actually gained the extra pounds on purpose for health reasons.

Also, Sabathia said baseball scouts felt he should be heavier to be a more effective pitcher even though he was concerned about his weight because of a family member who had health problems. Sabathia was relatively slim and trim last year, at least for him, but he struggled all season long. He suffered from a degenerative knee problem and only managed to start in eight games and didn’t do very well at all.

 
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Added February 23rd, 2015 by Ian
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Major League Baseball makes official changes to speed up games

If you’ve ever watched a Major League Baseball (MLB) game you realize it can sometimes take about five minutes for some batter’s plate appearances due to stepping in and out of the box etc. We also have pitches who take their sweet time between pitches and this can often drag games into the three-hour zone. MLB has been trying to come up with ways to speed things up and they announced some new rules on Feb. 20 in hopes of doing so.

One of the rules states that a batter must keep one of his feet in batter’s box at all times between pitches. There is an exception to this though, such as a wild pitch or foul ball, or if the umpire has granted the batter time. Another new rule states that managers who want to challenge a call via an instant-replay they have to make the challenge from the dugout. Last season, managers who challenged calls walked out onto the ball diamond. But the biggest change of all is the introduction of a timer for the half-inning breaks.

 
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Added February 9th, 2015 by Ian
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Major League Soccer players threaten to strike

Major League Soccer (MLS) has always wanted to be considered as one of North America’s top sport leagues along with the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, and National Hockey League. So why not do what all those leagues have done in the past; walk out on strike? MLS has threatened to strike over issues such as free agency and wage increases. The league and the players are set to sign a new collective bargaining agreement and they need to get it done or at least agree on it before the season kicks off on March 6th.

 
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Added January 19th, 2015 by Ian
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Milwaukee Brewers introduce $1,000 timeless ticket

The Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB) have introduced a rather unique marketing ploy be selling fans something called a timeless ticket for the price of $1,000 per ducat. In theory, the ticket, which is actually a small brass statue, can be bought from the club and be used at any future game the buyer chooses. For example, this means it could be used next week or 50 years down the road. The ticket is good for any home game at Miller Park, including the playoffs and opening day.

The team is also giving out a nine-game ticket voucher with the purchase of a timeless ticket. However, these nine tickets are good for regular season contests only and opening day is excluded. Those fans who have bought a timeless ticket just need to get hold of the organization’s ticket office when they’d like to redeem it. The customer needs to show photo ID and let the ticket office know which game they’d like to attend.

 
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Added January 19th, 2015 by Ian
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MLB to introduce 20-second pitch clock in the Minors

 
Added January 11th, 2015 by Ian
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2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees announced

 
Added December 29th, 2014 by Ian
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50 game suspension for Mets prospect L.J. Mazzilli

 
Added December 16th, 2014 by Ian

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