Major League Baseball
Play Ball, But Cover Left-Wing Protests: The NYT’s Sports Priorities
April 16th, 2017 10:54 AM
Earlier this month, New York Times Public Editor Liz Spayd criticized her paper for covering novelty stories at the expense of bread-and-butter game coverage. After talking about the tactics employed by the paper while covering the NCAA basketball tournament March Madness that focused on off-the-court stuff for a “sophisticated global audience,” a focus on international sports like soccer, and…
MLB Partners with Fox for Female Baseball Pilot ‘Pitch’
March 31st, 2016 5:42 PM
Just weeks after MLB openly begged for a gay baseball player to reveal himself, to not be the only major American sports league without an openly gay player, it seems they will now try to one-up the NFL and NBA by playing host to the first female player in major American sports history.
ESPN Cries ‘Invasion’ After Cuba Broadcast Is Halted by Dissidents
March 24th, 2016 1:27 AM
Bob Ley, ESPN's longest-serving commentator, was in Cuba yesterday after the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the island nation's national team 4-1 in an exhibition baseball game. Shortly after the conclusion of that game, ESPN had Ley report from a rather nice-looking streetscape in Havana (not your typical avenue in the workers' paradise). As he did, a demonstrator interrupted him. ESPN, acting as if…
Andrea Mitchell: Jackie Robinson’s Integration ‘Connected to Havana’
March 22nd, 2016 5:27 PM
Baseball is a game of stretches. The 7th inning stretch, pitching from the stretch…you get the picture. Though in the whole long storied history of the game. There might not have been a bigger stretch than this.
ESPN Host: ‘ESPN Heads Toward Communism Like Another Cruise Port’
March 21st, 2016 11:30 PM
ESPN has had a hoot playing the role of sports Pravda during Barack Obama’s trip to Cuba.
USA Today: MLB Really, Really, Really, Wants a Gay Baseball Player
March 11th, 2016 4:47 PM
Major League Baseball does not have an openly gay baseball player. But Major League Baseball really, really, really wants to have an openly gay baseball player. At least, that’s the story as told by USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
Piers Morgan Whines on Twitter Overseas Teams Can’t Be in World Series
October 27th, 2015 10:43 PM
As only Piers Morgan could, the liberal former CNN host went on a Twitter rant Tuesday evening complaining that teams not from the United States are unable to compete in the World Series (plus the Toronto Blue Jays, but who’s counting). In a series of tweets starting just after 8:30 p.m. Eastern, Morgan whined that only Major League Baseball (MLB) teams can compete for the title in the Fall…
Colbert Throws Penalty Flag on Michael Sam's Gay Kiss for 'Holding!' a
May 13th, 2014 9:07 PM
Even though baseball season has finally arrived, the focus of last weekend's TV sports was the annual draft of college players to join teams in the National Football League. This year's selection was the first of its kind since Michael Sam, an open homosexual who “came out” in February, was among the hundreds of young men hoping to make the leap to professional sports. After the African-…