Baseball Is Returning to the Olympics, With or Without the U.S.

Despite being ranked No. 2 in the world, Team U.S.A. has to fight its way to Tokyo in qualifiers that begin this week.

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Mickey Callaway Placed on Baseball’s Ineligible List

After an investigation into sexual harassment claims, Mickey Callaway was found to have violated M.L.B.’s policies. He can apply for reinstatement after the 2022 season.

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Roberto Alomar Is Placed on Baseball’s Ineligible List

Following a sexual misconduct investigation, Alomar has been placed on baseball’s ineligible list, but will keep his plaque in the Hall of Fame.

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The Masters Is Business as Usual as Georgia Faces a Political Onslaught

Major League Baseball pulled its All-Star Game from the Atlanta area, but Georgia’s most cherished sporting event remains firmly rooted in the state.

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M.L.B. Applauded for All-Star Game Move by Former Players

M.L.B. is not known for activism, but former stars say pulling the All-Star Game from Georgia honors the legacies of Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente and others.

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Coors Field Chosen as Replacement Host for 2021 All-Star Game

The home of the Colorado Rockies replaces the Braves’ suburban Atlanta stadium after M.L.B. pulled the game out of Georgia in response to a voting law.

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Baseball Joins Other Sports in Flexing Its Activist Muscles

Pulled by public opinion and sometimes their own players, leagues and teams are wading in to issues around race and social activism as never before.

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Baseball Works to Confront Its Treatment of Women

Recent incidents have served as a “wake-up call” for the sport, leading to an update to its harassment and discrimination policy.

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Players Unlikely to Accept MLB’s 154-Game Season Propsal

The players’ union has expressed concern that a proposal for a delayed, compressed schedule would be hard to complete amid outbreaks and that an expanded playoff field would water down competition.

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Players Unlikely to Accept MLB’s 154-Game Season Proposal

The players’ union has expressed concern that a proposal for a delayed, compressed schedule would be hard to complete amid outbreaks and that an expanded playoff field would water down competition.

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M.L.B. Will Add Negro Leagues to Official Records

More than 3,400 players from seven leagues that operated from 1920 to 1948 will now be considered major leaguers in a move that will shake up the record books.

#kendrick-bob, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d, #negro-league, #statistics

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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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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.

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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.

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Sure? No. But Rob Manfred Is Still Optimistic About This Season.

“We can continue to do this in a way that’s safe,” M.L.B.’s commissioner said of completing the campaign, despite two outbreaks so far.

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‘Everyone Can Do Better’: Baseball Searches for Blame Amid Outbreaks

Major League Baseball’s commissioner put the onus on players to behave more responsibly, but some players and health experts see weaknesses in the league’s safety protocols.

#baseball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d

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How Rob Manfred Navigated a Summer of Peril for Baseball

“We cannot be the one sport that doesn’t figure out how to play,” M.L.B.’s commissioner repeatedly told himself during months of contentious negotiations.

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The Battle for a Baseball Season

A conversation with the commissioner of Major League Baseball about the path to this season’s start.

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Baseball Avoided a Lost Season. But Bigger Threats May Lie Ahead.

The contentious negotiations between M.L.B. and the players’ union that nearly killed the 2020 season only deepened a schism that could soon swallow up the sport.

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Baseball’s Plan: A 60-Game Sprint With Fingers Crossed

Nothing about the season Major League Baseball has sketched out will feel normal. But at least every team has a shot.

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Players Reject 60-Game Plan, Leaving Manfred to Determine M.L.B. Season

The rejection of the owners’ latest proposal left few options for a 2020 season and set up a potentially lengthy legal battle between management and the players’ union.

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As Baseball Teeters, Rob Manfred’s Words Ring Hollow

“It’s just a disaster for our game,” the commissioner said of the lack of trust between M.L.B. and its union. But much of the blame lies with him.

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After More Proposals, Players Tell M.L.B.: ‘Tell Us When and Where’

A baseball season of roughly 50 games appears to be increasingly inevitable after another round of pointed statements between the league and the players’ union.

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Red Sox’ Alex Cora Suspended Through 2020 in Sign-Stealing Scandal

Cora, already fired by the team, was punished for his role in the Houston Astros’ case. Separately, a Red Sox replay operator also was punished and Boston will lose a second-round draft pick for its sign stealing.

#baseball, #boston-red-sox, #cheating, #cora-alex, #houston-astros, #major-league-baseball, #manfred-robert-d

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