MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Japanese outfielder Seiya Suzuki available for MLB teams
Japanese outfielder Seiya Suzuki will be posted on Monday by his Japanese club and will be available for bidding by the 30 Major League Baseball teams. MLB told its teams on Sunday that the posting will start Monday morning and run through 5 p.m. EST on Dec. 22. The 27-year-old, Japan's 2019 Home Run Derby champion, has spent nine seasons with the Central League's Hiroshima Toyo Carp.news.yahoo.com
Trump statement makes waves in Virginia governor's race
After supporters of former President Trump interrupted President Biden's appearance at a rally for Terry McAuliffe, the Democrat running for governor of Virginia, Mr. Trump released a statement saying, "see you soon!" Washington Post political reporter Laura Vozzella spoke with Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers on CBSN about the impact on Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin's campaign, and Youngkin's political ad featuring a mother who wanted a book banned from schools.news.yahoo.com
Manfred remains optimistic on labor; pitch clock encouraging
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred exchanged a handshake with players’ union head Tony Clark on the field before the World Series opener and expressed optimism about reaching an agreement before the current deal expires Dec. 1 but did not detail any progress in talks that appear headed to a lockout.
They weren’t considered a World Series team: How the Houston Astros proved so many wrong
Three weeks ago, eleven Major League Baseball <a href="https://www.mlb.com/news/2021-mlb-playoff-expert-predictions" target="_blank">pundits made predictions</a> for the postseason. Five said the Astros would fall in the American League Division Series. Five others said the team’s last stop would be in the AL Championship Series. Only one predicted the Astros would make it to the World Series.
Spring Native Glenn Otto Makes Impressive Debut In Major League Baseball Against His Hometown Team
Spring, Texas – A Spring native turned Major League Baseball pitcher made headlines in the final stretch of the MLB season and in doing so put some Houston Astros fans in a tough rooting position. 25-year-old Glenn Otto made his professional debut on August 27 with the Texas Rangers and had a storybook first game against his hometown team, the Astros. Later at the nearby Rice University, Otto studied sports management and was selected for the 2016 Collegiate National Baseball Team which gave him the opportunity to travel and play in Japan, Taiwan, and Cuba. He was assigned to the Rangers’ affiliate team, Round Rock Express, until the day he made his debut when the Rangers selected his contract and activated him. Do you root for the hometown team, or do you root for the hometown kid?springhappenings.com
Astros dismiss sign-stealing implications by Chisox pitcher
The Houston Astros have found themselves in familiar territory, brushing aside comments by Chicago White Sox reliever Ryan Tepera after he implied they stole signs while winning the first two games of the AL Division Series in their ballpark.
Betts leads MLB in jersey sales, 4 Dodgers in top 10
Mookie Betts and the reigning World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers had four of the top 10 selling jerseys in Major League Baseball this season. Betts' No. 50 uniform claimed the top spot for the second straight year after he was acquired prior to the 2020 season from the Boston Red Sox. Kershaw and Seager are set to become free agents.news.yahoo.com
Today in History for September 29th
Highlights of this day in history: Germany annexes Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland region; America returns to manned spaceflight for the first time since the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster; Pope John Paul the First is found dead in his Vatican apartment. (Sept. 29)news.yahoo.com
Shelter in northern Mexico overwhelmed by arrivals of migrants
"This is the tip of the iceberg," says the spokesperson of a shelter in Monterrey, northern Mexico, as increasing numbers of migrants -- mainly Haitians -- arrive in the area after the dismantling of camps near the border with the United States.news.yahoo.com
Chicago's Wright banned 3 games, hit Ohtani with pitch
Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Wright was suspended for three games and manager Tony La Russa for one on Saturday by Major League Baseball, which concluded Wright intentionally threw at the Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani. Wright appealed the suspension issued by Michael Hill, the former Marlins general manager who is MLB’s senior vice president for on-field operations.news.yahoo.com