The oldest league you never knew about

The oldest league you never knew about And for all that time, baseball, George Donnelly’s Sunset League Baseball—an homage to former player and famed Newport sportswriter George Donnelly—has been played inside. As Newport, and the world, has shifted and changed with newer sports, activities and pastimes, the country’s second-oldest continuously-run amateur league in perhaps America’s…

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Pete Hamill Assuredly Giving Walter O’Malley an Earful in Afterlife

Pete Hamill Assuredly Giving Walter O’Malley an Earful in Afterlife I was at the New York Daily News in 2007, and when it was announced that Walter O’Malley had been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, we knew we had to get Pete Hamill to weigh in. Source: https://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/newsstand/discussion/pete_hamill_assuredly_giving_walter_omalley_an_earful_in_afterlife

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The Lost Career of Luke Easter

The Lost Career of Luke Easter He’s much like the fictional superstar Roy Hobbs in the American Arthurian legend of a baseball book and movie The Natural — a left-handed hitter with incredible power, known for hitting towering home runs whose entry into the majors was delayed until his mid-30s. He’s a bit like Kevin…

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Osuna Set for Season-Ending Surgery?

Osuna Set for Season-Ending Surgery? It didn’t look good when Roberto Osuna threw a pitch, pointed to the dugout and gestured for the trainer to come to the mound during Saturday’s game against the Angels. On Tuesday, Astros manager Dusty Baker said the same thing about Osuna’s MRI. The Astros closer reportedly was recommended to…

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Twins vs. Pirates game delayed by unauthorized drone flying over Target Field in Minneapolis

Twins vs. Pirates game delayed by unauthorized drone flying over Target Field in Minneapolis The 2020 MLB season—2020 in general—has been anything but typical. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced the season to be shortened to 60 games and there are rule changes abound. Universal DH, expanded postseason, seven-inning doubleheaders, you name it. It’s a weird…

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