Mets’ Steven Cohen Shows a Lighter Side on Twitter

Steven Cohen crafted an image as a secretive, and ruthless, billionaire. On social media he’s showing an approachable side that couldn’t feel less like his predecessors with the team.

#baseball, #cohen-steven-a, #new-york-mets

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Robinson Cano Banned for 162 Games After Positive P.E.D. Test

The Mets’ second baseman will miss the entire 2021 season after a positive test for a synthetic steroid — his second doping violation.

#baseball, #cano-robinson, #doping-sports, #major-league-baseball, #new-york-mets

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Kim Ng, Baseball’s First Female General Manager, Has Been Ready for Years

The pioneering baseball executive proved herself — over and over — for three decades. Several of her peers say they can’t think of a more qualified first-time general manager.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #baseball, #jeter-derek, #major-league-baseball, #miami-marlins, #ng-kim, #torre-joe, #women-and-girls

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Mark Buehrle, Torii Hunter, Tim Hudson and Barry Zito Are Hall of Fame Finalists

Mark Buehrle, Torii Hunter, Tim Hudson and Barry Zito headline this year’s list of first-time finalists for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

#baseball, #baseball-hall-of-fame, #buehrle-mark, #cuddyer-michael, #halls-of-fame, #hudson-tim, #hunter-torii, #zito-barry

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Miami Marlins Hire Kim Ng as Baseball’s First Female G.M.

Ng has twice been an assistant general manager, but after 30 years in the game she will be the first woman to lead a front office.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #baseball, #miami-marlins, #ng-kim

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Sports Helped Shape Biden. But Expect a Quieter Fan in the White House.

Playing football in high school helped the president-elect overcome a stutter. And while he is known to be a sports fan, he has not displayed a taste for inserting politics in sports.

#baseball, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #delaware, #football, #green-draymond, #james-lebron, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #university-of-delaware, #washington-nationals

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Shane Bieber and Trevor Bauer Win Cy Young Awards

Bieber, a right-hander for Cleveland, led all major league pitchers in several statistical categories, and Bauer, a right-hander for Cincinnati, wasn’t far behind.

#baseball, #bauer-trevor, #bieber-shane-1995, #cincinnati-reds, #cleveland-indians, #cy-young-award, #major-league-baseball

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As Owner of the Mets, Steven Cohen Is ‘Doing It for the Fans’

While saying the team won’t spend like “drunken sailors,” Cohen spoke boldly of the team’s future. “I’m not in this to be mediocre.”

#alderson-sandy, #baseball, #cohen-steven-a, #major-league-baseball, #new-york-mets, #wilpon-jeff

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Jeff Luhnow Sues Astros for $22 Million

In a $22 million lawsuit, Houston’s former general manager claims that the actual culprit of the team’s cheating scandal is still employed by the club.

#baseball, #cheating, #houston-astros, #luhnow-jeff, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Steven Cohen, Justin Turner and Alex Cora Were All Shown Mercy on Friday

The era of outrage took a timeout as Steven Cohen took over the Mets, Alex Cora was rehired by the Red Sox and Justin Turner escaped punishment for a controversial on-field celebration.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #baseball, #boston-red-sox, #cheating, #cohen-steven-a, #cora-alex, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #los-angeles-dodgers, #major-league-baseball, #new-york-mets, #turner-justin-1984

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Alex Cora Is Coming Back to the Re

The popular manager led Boston to a World Series title in 2018, but he was suspended as part of the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal.

#baseball, #boston-red-sox, #cheating, #coaches-and-managers, #cora-alex

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Baseball Had a Successful Season. The Tricky Part Is Doing It Again.

A much longer season, pandemic uncertainty and an expiring collective bargaining agreement are just a few of the hurdles M.L.B. and its players’ union are facing in 2021.

#baseball, #clark-tony-1972, #collective-bargaining, #halem-daniel-r, #major-league-baseball-players-assn, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d

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What These Athletes Learned From Their Pandemic Pauses

The coronavirus disrupted lives around the world and sent the gymnast Sunisa Lee, the swimmer Rudy Garcia-Tolson, the Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Mariners’ Kyle Lewis on unexpected journeys.

#baseball, #basketball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #garcia-tolson-rudy, #gymnastics, #lee-sunisa-2003, #lewis-kyle-1995, #major-league-baseball, #olympic-games-2020, #paralympic-games, #seattle-mariners, #seattle-storm, #stewart-breanna-1994, #swimming, #womens-national-basketball-assn

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An Open Letter to Justin Turner and M.L.B.

Turner could not have been unaware of the pandemic’s severity when he insisted on celebrating his World Series win in close quarters with his Dodgers teammates. And Rob Manfred, baseball’s commissioner, can’t just blame one player.

#baseball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #los-angeles-dodgers, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d, #turner-justin-1984, #world-series

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A.J. Hinch Hired by Tigers After Suspension for Astros Cheating

Thirty minutes after Hinch’s season-long punishment officially ended on Tuesday, Detroit contacted him. Three days later, he was officially introduced as manager.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #baseball, #cheating, #coaches-and-managers, #cora-alex, #detroit-tigers, #houston-astros, #luhnow-jeff

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Tony La Russa Returns at 76, Ready to Combine Old Wisdom and New Data

Baseball strategy has changed rapidly since La Russa last managed, in 2011. After being hired by the White Sox on Thursday, he said he would use both his own baseball experience and advanced analytics.

#baseball, #chicago-white-sox, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #la-russa-tony

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M.L.B. Says Justin Turner Refused to Stay Off Field After Dodgers’ Win

“Turner’s decision to leave isolation and enter the field was wrong and put everyone he came in contact with at risk,” the league said in a statement.

#baseball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #los-angeles-dodgers, #turner-justin-1984, #world-series

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After a Dampened Celebration, Enduring Glory Still Awaits the Dodgers

For years, Los Angeles’s players have borne the burden of a title drought. The unusual circumstances of their World Series win won’t dim the joy and relief that come with the long-awaited championship.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #baseball, #hershiser-orel, #jansen-kenley-1987, #kershaw-clayton, #los-angeles-dodgers, #roberts-dave-1972, #tampa-bay-rays, #turner-justin-1984, #urias-julio-1996, #world-series

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Blake Snell, Kevin Cash and a Decision That Will Haunt the Rays

Blake Snell was dominating the Dodgers in a must-win World Series game. Kevin Cash still pulled him, raising painful questions of what might have been.

#baseball, #cash-kevin-1977, #los-angeles-dodgers, #snell-blake-1992, #tampa-bay-rays, #world-series

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Looking Back on Baseball’s Silent Season

Empty stadiums, player protests and Covid-19 outbreaks shook up the sport. Maybe that’s a good thing.

#baseball, #chicago-white-sox, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #houston-astros, #los-angeles-dodgers, #major-league-baseball

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Justin Turner Was Pulled From Game 6 After Positive Virus Test

The positive test was announced on the broadcast after the end of the game, which the Dodgers won to clinch the World Series title.

#baseball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #los-angeles-dodgers, #major-league-baseball, #turner-justin-1984, #world-series

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Dodgers Win the World Series After Years of Frustration

Mookie Betts delivered two runs in a Game 6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays that sealed the franchise’s first title in 32 years and compensated for several postseason disappointments.

#baseball, #los-angeles-dodgers, #playoff-games, #tampa-bay-rays, #world-series

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With Title in Sight, the Dodgers Are Armed and Ready to Get Creative

Los Angeles has a wealth of pitching options for two more potential World Series games. If the club can get the combination right, it could mean the end of a long title drought.

#baseball, #buehler-walker-1994, #gonsolin-tony-1994, #kershaw-clayton, #los-angeles-dodgers, #major-league-baseball, #playoff-games, #roberts-dave-1972, #tampa-bay-rays, #urias-julio-1996, #world-series

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In a Must-Win Game 6, Rays Plan to Turn Up the Aggressiveness

Tampa Bay Manager Kevin Cash said he felt like his pitchers had been too conservative so far in the World Series. Fortunately for the Rays, it will be Blake Snell, their ace, on the mound on Tuesday.

#baseball, #cash-kevin-1977, #los-angeles-dodgers, #snell-blake-1992, #tampa-bay-rays, #world-series

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A Bid to Steal Home Offers a Taste of the 20th Century

No, it wasn’t 1955 in Yankee Stadium, but yes, Manuel Margot tried to match Jackie Robinson in the World Series.

#baseball, #kershaw-clayton, #los-angeles-dodgers, #margot-manuel-1994, #tampa-bay-rays, #world-series

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Clayton Kershaw Steadies Dodgers and Puts a World Series Within Reach

Los Angeles rebounded after a wild loss on Saturday to beat the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 and move to within one win of a championship.

#baseball, #kershaw-clayton, #los-angeles-dodgers, #roberts-dave-1972, #tampa-bay-rays, #world-series

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Brett Phillips Becomes the Rays’ Latest Unlikely Hero

Phillips may have been the last hitter the Rays wanted in a do-or-die situation in the World Series. But he delivered one of the most memorable hits in team history to win Game 4.

#arozarena-randy, #baseball, #brett-phillips, #cash-kevin-1977, #gossage-richard-goose-1951, #jansen-kenley-1987, #johnson-dan-1979, #los-angeles-dodgers, #tampa-bay-rays, #world-series

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Rays Stun the Dodgers With a Chaotic Walk-Off Win in Game 4

The Dodgers needed one more out to take a 3-1 lead in the Series, but they made two mistakes on a wild final play that gave the Rays a memorable Game 4 victory.

#arozarena-randy, #baseball, #kiermaier-kevin-1990, #los-angeles-dodgers, #tampa-bay-rays, #world-series

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Early Virus Scares Kept the M.L.B. Season on Track

With the season’s finish line in sight, M.L.B.’s medical director said the outbreaks among the Cardinals and the Marlins this summer were a “wake-up call” that ultimately helped the sport.

#baseball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #globe-life-field-arlington-tex, #major-league-baseball, #miami-marlins, #playoff-games, #st-louis-cardinals, #world-series

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Austin Barnes Give the Dodgers an Unlikely Lift at the Plate

Barnes, a backup catcher, has been a mainstay in the World Series for the Dodgers because of his defense, but he delivered a home run and a timely bunt in Game 3.

#austin-barnes, #baseball, #los-angeles-dodgers, #playoff-games, #roberts-dave-1972, #tampa-bay-rays, #world-series

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How a Journeyman Infielder Taught Dave Roberts to Slow the Game Down

When Roberts was an information-hungry 26-year-old in the minor leagues, he soaked up valuable advice from a veteran third baseman named Jeff Manto that still serves him.

#baseball, #boston-red-sox, #buffalo-bisons, #coaches-and-managers, #los-angeles-dodgers, #mentors, #minor-leagues, #roberts-dave-1972, #world-series

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Black Players Continued a Mentoring Tradition Amid a Pandemic

When this year’s minor league season was canceled, several veteran African-American M.L.B. players got on Instagram and set up Zoom calls to pay forward the guidance they received.

#baseball, #black-people, #detroit-tigers, #granderson-curtis, #major-league-baseball, #maybin-cameron, #mentors, #minor-leagues, #players-alliance, #sabathia-c-c

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World Series: Dodgers Top the Rays in Game 3 With a Stellar Pitching Performance

Walker Buehler delivered an outstanding performance on the mound, allowing one run and three hits while collecting 10 strikeouts.

#baseball, #buehler-walker-1994, #los-angeles-dodgers, #morton-charlie-1983, #tampa-bay-rays, #world-series

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Charles Giambelluca, Dedicated Youth Baseball Coach, Dies at 77

He owned a sporting goods store, but his passion was American Legion ball: He coached the same squad for 50 years. He died of Covid-19 complications.

#american-legion, #baseball, #coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #giambelluca-charles-1942-2020

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Rays Rely on a Bullpen With a Simple Aim: Throw It Over the Plate

A relatively unheralded group of relievers has been crucial to Tampa Bay’s success this year, bucking the trend among recent contenders.

#baseball, #cash-kevin-1977, #los-angeles-dodgers, #tampa-bay-rays, #world-series

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World Series: Rays Bounce Back With a Narrow Win Over the Dodgers

Brandon Lowe burst out of his slump with two home runs, and Blake Snell was dominant on the mound as Tampa Bay rebounded from a lopsided Game 1 loss.

#baseball, #los-angeles-dodgers, #snell-blake-1992, #tampa-bay-rays

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Mookie Betts Leads the Dodgers’ Stars With a Masterful Performance

The Dodgers overwhelmed the Rays in Game 1, with Betts showing off the consistent excellence that convinced Los Angeles to sign him to a 12-year contract.

#baseball, #bellinger-cody-1995, #betts-mookie-1992, #boston-red-sox, #kershaw-clayton, #los-angeles-dodgers, #playoff-games, #tampa-bay-rays, #world-series

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Should a Neutral-Site World Series Become Baseball’s New Normal?

Scott Boras, the sport’s most powerful agent, thinks M.L.B.’s marquee event deserves more pageantry, which isn’t easy to produce quickly in a two-city Series.

#arlington-tex, #baseball, #boras-scott, #globe-life-field-arlington-tex, #los-angeles-dodgers, #playoff-games, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-rays, #world-series

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What to Expect From the Dodgers and Rays in World Series Game 1

The battle for the 2020 World Series title starts tonight at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

#baseball, #los-angeles-dodgers, #playoff-games, #tampa-bay-rays, #world-series

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World Series Preview: A Clash of Coasts and Contrasts

Los Angeles vs. Tampa Bay. Big spenders vs. penny-pinchers. Stars vs. relative unknowns. The Dodgers and the Rays both dominated to get to this point, but did so in different ways.

#arozarena-randy, #baseball, #bellinger-cody-1995, #betts-mookie-1992, #cash-kevin-1977, #friedman-andrew-1976, #kiermaier-kevin-1990, #los-angeles-dodgers, #morton-charlie-1983, #playoff-games, #tampa-bay-rays, #world-series

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How Women in Major League Baseball Found Support in a Group Text

In 2019, Jen Wolf felt a lack of support for women like her trying to find work in professional baseball. The group chat she started has become a rare place for mentoring and understanding.

#balkovec-rachel, #baseball, #coaches-and-managers, #hiring-and-promotion, #major-league-baseball, #minor-leagues, #nakken-alyssa-1990, #wolf-jennifer, #women-and-girls

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Dodgers Rally to Win N.L.C.S. and Reach 3rd World Series in 4 Years

Los Angeles, once down by three games to one in the series, fell behind in Game 7 but came back to earn a return trip to the World Series.

#atlanta-braves, #baseball, #los-angeles-dodgers, #world-series

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Rays Thwart Astros’ Comeback and Reach Their Second World Series

With a victory over Houston in Game 7 of the A.L.C.S., Tampa Bay avoided becoming the second team to lose a seven-game series after taking a 3-0 lead.

#baseball, #houston-astros, #playoff-games, #tampa-bay-rays, #world-series

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‘How Weird Is All of This?’ Fans Return to a Warped Ballpark Experience

The National League Championship Series gave fans their first chance to watch M.L.B. action in person, but it wasn’t a typical stadium outing.

#arlington-tex, #atlanta-braves, #baseball, #globe-life-field-arlington-tex, #los-angeles-dodgers, #playoff-games, #texas-rangers

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Will Smith Homers Off Will Smith, and the Dodgers Top the Braves

Yes, you read that correctly.

#atlanta-braves, #baseball, #los-angeles-dodgers, #smith-will

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Astros Battle Back to Force a Game 7 Against the Rays

Tampa Bay will start Charlie Morton, a former Astro, in a do-or-die game Saturday night, hoping to avoid joining the 2004 Yankees as the only teams to lose a series after taking a 3-0 lead.

#baseball, #houston-astros, #mccullers-lance-jr-1993, #morton-charlie-1983, #playoff-games, #tampa-bay-rays

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Astros Strike Early and Late to Stay Alive

Houston became the first team to hit leadoff and walk-off homers in the same postseason game.

#baseball, #correa-carlos-1994, #houston-astros, #playoff-games

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Randy Arozarena, the Rays’ Cuban Star, Was Honed in Mexico

“I’m Cuban, but it’d be an honor for me to represent Mexico,” said Randy Arozarena, the rookie who has taken the postseason by storm.

#arozarena-randy, #baseball, #cuba, #mexico, #tampa-bay-rays

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Astros Heckler Torments Team With Megaphone

A White Sox fan had a balcony overlooking the stadium where the Astros were playing. He couldn’t pass up the opportunity to shame them for their cheating scandal.

#altuve-jose, #baseball, #cheating, #houston-astros, #playoff-games, #springer-george-1989, #tampa-bay-rays

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Dodgers Bury the Braves and Rewrite the Record Books

Five home runs, 13 hits, and 15 runs scored — and that was all in just the first three innings.

#atlanta-braves, #baseball, #los-angeles-dodgers, #playoff-games, #records-and-achievements

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