major league – NY Renegades http://nyrenegades.com/ Fri, 18 Mar 2022 20:55:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nyrenegades.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/ny.png major league – NY Renegades http://nyrenegades.com/ 32 32 Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins: 2022 Grapefruit League opener – MMA Fighting https://nyrenegades.com/washington-nationals-vs-miami-marlins-2022-grapefruit-league-opener-mma-fighting/ Fri, 18 Mar 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/washington-nationals-vs-miami-marlins-2022-grapefruit-league-opener-mma-fighting/ Although there are a limited number of games to be played this spring and a rapid build-up to the start of the 2022 regular season following the 99-day lockdown before MLB and MLBPA agree to a new CBA , Washington Nationals manager Davey Martinez told reporters every week his team showed up ready to go […]]]>

Although there are a limited number of games to be played this spring and a rapid build-up to the start of the 2022 regular season following the 99-day lockdown before MLB and MLBPA agree to a new CBA , Washington Nationals manager Davey Martinez told reporters every week his team showed up ready to go with six days to prepare for its first Grapefruit League game.

He didn’t seem concerned about finding the batsmen his team will need to prepare for the 162-game grind of an upcoming season.

“The good thing is that the minor leagues have started playing games as well, so we can always drop the guys and have bats there if needed,” Martinez explained as he prepared for action. live tonight in West Palm Beach, FL.

“Days off will definitely work. We’ll definitely have some of our guys playing in some of these games, especially some of our pitchers who have to pitch, but we’ll be sending hitters out there to get some at bats, so we should be – you know, the way we’ve planned things out, our players should be around 35-40-50 at bats by the end, and I think that’s a good number. When you get to 60-70 at bat I don’t think you need that much, I think these guys are ready and ready to go.

With the free agent free-for-all following the agreement on a new CBA and rosters quickly forming around the league, Martinez hadn’t picked a roster for Game 1 on Thursday afternoon, but he said that the players who would take the field tonight came to camp ready for action and ready to go from the jump.

“I said that today,” Martinez told reporters, “we’ve been around the last two days just to see where everyone’s at – you’ll see our lineup tomorrow – the guys who are playing, these guys have looking forward to playing, and they’re ready, so that’s got me a little excited on Day 1, we had pretty good training to play the game.”

Who is in this composition? :

Nelson Cruz, who signed a one-year/$15 million free agent contract this week to serve as DC’s designated hitter now that the DH is universal in Major League Baseball, is not in the roster. tonight, but the Nats skipper said yesterday the 41-year-old slugger arrived in good form as usual and will be there soon enough.

Where does the manager plan to hit the DH veteran in the middle of the lineup when he’s ready to fight? He’s not sure, or at least not saying so, so far.

“We are going to sit down and see how this all goes. You talk about [Juan] Soto, you’re talking about Cruz, for me, the guy who for me is really going to benefit and help too is Josh Bell. I mean, all of a sudden you put Josh Bell with these two guys, I think he’s going to get better. I really [do]. As I have said, [Cruz] came into this spring training in such good shape and ready, and he looks great, so having these three guys in the middle of our lineup is going to be fun to watch.

It should be fun to at least listen to some baseball tonight. The game with the Marlins at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches is available on the radio via nationals.com, so it’s time to say baseball is back, even if it’s just Grapefruit League baseball. We will take it…

It’s at 6:05 p.m. ET from WPB tonight. Radio only through MLB or Nationals.com…enjoy.

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Yankees judge evades vaccine issue during NYC tenure | major league baseball https://nyrenegades.com/yankees-judge-evades-vaccine-issue-during-nyc-tenure-major-league-baseball/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 20:03:13 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/yankees-judge-evades-vaccine-issue-during-nyc-tenure-major-league-baseball/ TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees star Aaron Judge declined to directly answer a question about his vaccination status on Tuesday as New York required every private sector employee to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. “I’m still focused on getting to the first game of spring training,” Judge said from the team’s Florida practice complex. “So […]]]>

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Yankees star Aaron Judge declined to directly answer a question about his vaccination status on Tuesday as New York required every private sector employee to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

“I’m still focused on getting to the first game of spring training,” Judge said from the team’s Florida practice complex. “So I think we’ll cross that bridge when the time comes.” But right now, so much could change. So I’m not really too worried about that at the moment.

Much like Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving, unvaccinated Yankees and Mets players won’t be allowed to dress at home due to the city’s private employer mandate that went into effect Dec. 27. .

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The employer’s mandate is the same everywhere, whether it’s a sports team playing indoors or outdoors. A city hall official who was not authorized to speak officially noted that the start of the season is a month away, too far away to determine what will happen then as the city continues to monitor COVID-19 cases.

The Yankees said in a statement that team president Randy Levine is “working with city hall and all other appropriate officials on this matter.”

“We will have no further comment,” the team added.

The Yankees open their season at home against rival Boston Red Sox on April 7.

Judge is a three-time All-Star and a New York City clubhouse leader. He hit .287 with 39 homers last season and finished fourth in AL MVP voting. He is eligible to become a free agent after this season, although he has expressed a strong interest in signing a long-term contract with New York.

Even if New York’s mandate is lifted, unvaccinated Yankees players will have to sit out the nine games scheduled in Toronto against the Blue Jays. The Government of Canada requires a person to have received a second dose of vaccine – or a dose from Johnson & Johnson – at least 14 days prior to entry.

Major League Baseball and the players’ association agreed as part of their new contract last week that unvaccinated players will not be paid for games in Toronto they miss due to the mandate.

New York’s first visit to Toronto is a three-game series that begins May 2.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Sunday he was concerned about the impact on the roster of COVID-19 rules in Toronto.

“It will be interesting to say the least to see how this situation unfolds,” Boone said. “I think we still have at least a few guys who are unvaccinated, so we will be monitoring this situation closely and seeing how it goes. But yes, it is a concern.

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Associated Press writer Michelle Price contributed from New York.

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Major League Baseball: Rortvedt from Verona traded to Yankees | Sports https://nyrenegades.com/major-league-baseball-rortvedt-from-verona-traded-to-yankees-sports/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/major-league-baseball-rortvedt-from-verona-traded-to-yankees-sports/ Ben Rortvedt, a 24-year-old Verona Area High School alumnus in 2016, was traded to the New York Yankees from the Minnesota Twins on a five-man deal on Sunday, March 13. Rortvedt was part of a three-man group that included third baseman Josh Donaldson and shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa, the Twins traded to the Yankees for catcher […]]]>

Ben Rortvedt, a 24-year-old Verona Area High School alumnus in 2016, was traded to the New York Yankees from the Minnesota Twins on a five-man deal on Sunday, March 13.

Rortvedt was part of a three-man group that included third baseman Josh Donaldson and shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa, the Twins traded to the Yankees for catcher Gary Sanchez and third baseman Gio Urshela.

Rortvedt, a left-handed catcher, made his Major League Baseball debut last year with the Twins after former starting catcher Mitch Garver was injured.

In 39 games with Minnesota last year, Rortvedt hit .169 with three home runs, eight RBIs and eight runs scored. He had a .989 field percentage and kicked out 44% (7 of 16) of runners trying to steal.

Rortvedt, a 2016 Twins second-round pick, got his first start on April 30 against the Kansas City Royals and went 1-for-3 with an RBI brace and a run scored to help the Twins beat the Royals 9 – 1.

Rortvedt will compete for game time at catchewr with Kyle Higashioka.

In 325 minor league games over five seasons, Rortvedt has 21 home runs, 134 RBIs and a .241 batting average. It expelled 37% of riders trying to fly underage.

The Yankees have agreed to pay the remaining $50 million on Donaldson’s contract, which still has three years, according to an Associated Press report.

This is the second receiver traded by the Twins in two days. Minnesota traded Garver to the Texas Rangers for Kiner-Falefa on Saturday, March 12.

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Opening of Major League Baseball spring camps; Cleveland players wear Guardians kit https://nyrenegades.com/opening-of-major-league-baseball-spring-camps-cleveland-players-wear-guardians-kit/ Sat, 12 Mar 2022 04:03:40 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/opening-of-major-league-baseball-spring-camps-cleveland-players-wear-guardians-kit/ SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Diamondbacks wide receiver Carson Kelly and manager Torey Lovullo shared a hug, a smile and a few slaps on the back under the bright blue skies the Cactus League is known to provide. The bickering is over. Baseball is back. A day after owners and players reached an agreement to end […]]]>

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Diamondbacks wide receiver Carson Kelly and manager Torey Lovullo shared a hug, a smile and a few slaps on the back under the bright blue skies the Cactus League is known to provide.

The bickering is over. Baseball is back.

A day after owners and players reached an agreement to end a 99-day lockout, all 30 spring training camps opened in Arizona and Florida. Now the four-week sprint begins in earnest to prepare for an April 7 opening day.

“We’ve been waiting for this for a while,” D-backs infielder Josh Rojas said ahead of Friday’s practice. “It’s good that we did everything. I did my best to stay ready for that day, whenever it came. It happened quickly.

Cleveland ace Shane Bieber eased into the Guardians kit, Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. started taking balls, and new St. Louis Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol signed deals. autographs as spring training for the major leagues finally began.

At the Goodyear complex that Cleveland shares with the Cincinnati Reds, a few big names have escaped.

Bieber, the 2020 AL Cy Young Award winner, and All-Star third baseman José Ramírez were among the players wearing Guardians gear who underwent light workouts after check-in physicals. The team officially changed its name from Indians after last season.

Bo Bichette and José Berríos were among those who joined Guerrero to take care of the Blue Jays camp in Dunedin, Florida. Sunday is the mandatory reporting date for players, but many were eager to get to work early.

Rojas was part of a large contingent of Diamondbacks players who showed up for camp in Scottsdale. Like many players, he had been attending informal workouts in various areas of Arizona as job talks escalated. The union had even set up a makeshift base in Mesa, Ariz., at a multi-purpose sports facility, but that was starting to empty on Friday as players reported to their regular camps.

“We did a very good job staying ready,” Rojas said. “There were a lot of places where 15, 20, 30 guys met, running our own practices. Ground balls, live bullpen, live bats, infield strikes.

In Tampa, Fla., New York Yankees star DJ LeMahieu was part of a multi-team squad that last practiced at a high school less than a mile from the New York complex. Boston’s Rafael Devers and Philadelphia’s JT Realmuto, Didi Gregorius and Andrew McCutchen also participated over the past month.

LeMahieu hugged and shook hands with some of the other players after the session.

“Of course, officially the last unofficial practice,” he said.

St. Louis outfielders Harrison Bader and Tyler O’Neill were at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., where the Miami Cardinals and Marlins share the complex. Last week, Mets star Max Scherzer was also at the stadium, as part of the bargaining teams working on a new collective bargaining agreement.

“It’s good to be back, to be here, the fans, everything. Coming back is all you can ask for,” Marlins outfielder/first baseman Garrett Cooper said as he walked on. moved away.

“I’m glad everything went well and we’re going to complete 162 games. It was important for a lot of people to play a full season in front of everyone and to be back here with COVID and everything that is beyond us. Just having 162 normal matches is important for us,” he said.

On this day, with temperatures in the 80s under partly sunny skies on the east coast of Florida, almost everyone seemed ready to go from ABC to ERA and RBI.

“The fans have been through a lot lately,” Texas Rangers president Jon Daniels said.

Yankees slugger Luke Voit said, “I just didn’t want to lose any fans. They deserve that we are already there.

Ron Hoskins and his son Shawn had traveled from St. Louis to Jupiter two weeks ago when it emerged Major League Baseball and the union were close to reaching a deal. The settlement came too late for them to see a Grapefruit League game – they have to go home on Saturday and the exhibition season starts next Thursday.

“Unfortunately, I won’t be able to see a spring training game here this year,” Hoskins said.

The trip was not a total loss for Hoskins.

Donning his replica Yadier Molina white jersey, Hoskins took Shawn, who has Down syndrome, to the ballpark. They were among a group of about a dozen fans and autograph-seekers who waited outside the doors, hoping to catch a glimpse of something major league baseball.

Although they haven’t seen any big leaguers, Hoskins and his son were able to meet Marmol, who was promoted from bench coach to Cardinals manager after last season.

Reaching the gate, Marmol crouched down and stuck his arm through the fence to sign Shawn, 37,’s shirt.

“I liked that,” Shawn said.

Cardinals CEO Bill DeWitt was disappointed to learn that Hoskins and his son will be out.

“Sorry it worked out like that. It’s a shame they can’t stay a few more days and see the training sessions and so on. It’s obviously disappointing that we didn’t start in time “said DeWitt.

At George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Yankees fans have been asking about spring training tickets, with games set to start next week. Inside the team store, new jerseys with “Grapefruit League 22” were in stock and new televisions were installed in the restaurants inside the park.

Many players also have work to do.

Freddie Freeman, Carlos Correa and Trevor Story were among more than 100 free agents without a contract when camps opened.

All-Star left-hander Carlos Rodón and the NL West champions San Francisco Giants have agreed to a two-year, $44 million deal, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been announced.

Rodón, 29, was 13-5 with a 2.37 ERA last season for champions AL Central.

Arizona Diamondbacks players run during the first day of spring training, Friday, March 11, 2022, in Scottsdale, Arizona. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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MLB Spring Training Camps Open: Feuds Over, Baseball Is Back https://nyrenegades.com/mlb-spring-training-camps-open-feuds-over-baseball-is-back/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 22:51:00 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/mlb-spring-training-camps-open-feuds-over-baseball-is-back/ SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Diamondbacks wide receiver Carson Kelly and manager Torey Lovullo shared a hug, a smile and a few slaps on the back under the bright blue skies the Cactus League is known to provide. The bickering is over. Baseball is back. A day after owners and players reached an agreement to end […]]]>

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Diamondbacks wide receiver Carson Kelly and manager Torey Lovullo shared a hug, a smile and a few slaps on the back under the bright blue skies the Cactus League is known to provide.

The bickering is over. Baseball is back.

A day after owners and players reached an agreement to end a 99-day lockout, all 30 spring training camps opened in Arizona and Florida. Now the four-week sprint begins in earnest to prepare for an April 7 opening day.

“We’ve been waiting for this for a while,” D-backs infielder Josh Rojas said ahead of Friday’s practice. “It’s good that we did everything. I did my best to stay ready for that day, whenever it came. It happened quickly.

Cleveland ace Shane Bieber eased into the Guardians kit, Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. started taking balls, and new St. Louis Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol signed deals. autographs as spring training for the major leagues finally began.

At the Goodyear complex that Cleveland shares with the Cincinnati Reds, a few big names have escaped.

Bieber, the 2020 AL Cy Young Award winner, and All-Star third baseman José Ramírez were among the players wearing Guardians gear who underwent light workouts after check-in physicals. The team officially changed its name after last season.

Bo Bichette and José Berríos were among those who joined Guerrero to take care of the Blue Jays camp in Dunedin, Florida. Sunday is the mandatory reporting date for players, but many were eager to get to work early.

Rojas was part of a large contingent of Diamondbacks players who showed up for camp in Scottsdale. Like many players, he had been attending informal workouts in various areas of Arizona as job talks escalated. The union had even set up a makeshift base in Mesa, Ariz., at a multi-purpose sports facility, but that was starting to empty on Friday as players reported to their regular camps.

“We did a very good job staying ready,” Rojas said. “There were a lot of places where 15, 20, 30 guys met, running our own practices. Ground balls, live bullpen, live bats, infield strikes.

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Josh Rojas swings a bat while awaiting the results of his COVID-19 test before being allowed into team facilities on the first day of spring baseball training, Friday, March 11, 2022, in Scottsdale, in Arizona. (AP Photo/Matt York)PA

In Tampa, Fla., New York Yankees star DJ LeMahieu was part of a multi-team squad that last practiced at a high school less than a mile from the New York complex. Boston’s Rafael Devers and Philadelphia’s JT Realmuto, Didi Gregorius and Andrew McCutchen also participated over the past month.

LeMahieu hugged and shook hands with some of the other players after the session.

“Of course, officially the last unofficial practice,” he said.

St. Louis outfielders Harrison Bader and Tyler O’Neill were at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla., where the Miami Cardinals and Marlins share the complex. Last week, Mets star Max Scherzer was also at the stadium, as part of the bargaining teams working on a new collective bargaining agreement.

“It’s good to be back, to be here, the fans, everything. Coming back is all you can ask for,” Marlins outfielder/first baseman Garrett Cooper said as he walked on. moved away.

“I’m glad everything went well and we’re going to complete 162 games. It was important for a lot of people to play a full season in front of everyone and to be back here with COVID and everything that is beyond us. Just having 162 normal matches is important for us,” he said.

On this day, with temperatures in the 80s under partly sunny skies on the east coast of Florida, almost everyone seemed ready to go from ABC to ERA and RBI.

“The fans have been through a lot lately,” Texas Rangers president Jon Daniels said.

Yankees slugger Luke Voit said, “I just didn’t want to lose any fans. They deserve that we are already there.

Ron Hoskins and his son Shawn had traveled from St. Louis to Jupiter two weeks ago when it emerged Major League Baseball and the union were close to reaching a deal. The settlement came too late for them to see a Grapefruit League game – they have to go home on Saturday and the exhibition season starts next Thursday.

“Unfortunately, I won’t be able to see a spring training game here this year,” Hoskins said.

The trip was not a total loss for Hoskins.

Donning his replica Yadier Molina white jersey, Hoskins took Shawn, who has Down syndrome, to the ballpark. They were among a group of about a dozen fans and autograph-seekers who waited outside the doors, hoping to catch a glimpse of something major league baseball.

Although they haven’t seen any big leaguers, Hoskins and his son were able to meet Marmol, who was promoted from bench coach to Cardinals manager after last season.

Reaching the gate, Marmol crouched down and stuck his arm through the fence to sign Shawn, 37,’s shirt.

“I liked that,” Shawn said.

Cardinals CEO Bill DeWitt was disappointed to learn that Hoskins and his son will be out.

“Sorry it worked out like that. It’s a shame they can’t stay a few more days and see the training sessions and so on. It’s obviously disappointing that we didn’t start in time “said DeWitt.

At George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Yankees fans have been asking about spring training tickets, with games set to start next week. Inside the team store, new jerseys with “Grapefruit League 22” were in stock and new televisions were installed in the restaurants inside the park.

Many players also have work to do.

Freddie Freeman, Carlos Correa and Clayton Kershaw were among more than 100 uncontracted free agents when the camps opened.

– AP sportswriters Tom Withers and Stephen Hawkins and AP freelance writers Chuck King and Mark Diddler contributed to this report.

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MLB’s All-Time Team, Right Field: Nominations and Voting https://nyrenegades.com/mlbs-all-time-team-right-field-nominations-and-voting/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/mlbs-all-time-team-right-field-nominations-and-voting/ In the end, the talent in this position was so deep that I felt it was necessary to go for a final six-man ballot. It would have seemed “wrong” to exclude any of the following candidates from the ballot, for a variety of different reasons! Henry Aaron Ruth’s record of 714 career homers seemed untouchable. […]]]>

In the end, the talent in this position was so deep that I felt it was necessary to go for a final six-man ballot. It would have seemed “wrong” to exclude any of the following candidates from the ballot, for a variety of different reasons!

Henry Aaron

Ruth’s record of 714 career homers seemed untouchable. But Aaron proved otherwise, posting a superior tally of 41, passing the Babe on April 8, 1974, in the Braves’ home opener. But he still walked more often than he hit in his career. Hank’s consistency was epic: from 1956 to 1969 inclusive, he was worth over seven bWARs in a single season: Aaron was worth 6.8 bWARs that year. He holds the MLB all-time mark for RBI (2,297) and total bases (6,856). In his senior season of 1976, he was the last Negro League player on a major league roster, having played for three months with the Indianapolis Clowns at the age of eighteen.

Roberto Clement

MrRbi17: “Has there ever been a better defensive right fielder than Clemente? If there is, I’ll eat my D-Backs cap. Jim’s numbers seem to confirm this. His game was honed on the clay courts of Puerto Rico and his hitting style was far from “classic”. But he produced exactly 3000 hits and was an excellent bad ball hitter. I also consider his throwing arm the best in MLB history. Another thing about Clemente is that he was really the first to popularize the “sliding” latch of downline workouts, which are now universal. Before Roberto, outfielders learned the much riskier grip.

Ichiro

Imstillhungry95: “The real king of all time.” The paramilitary wing of the Pete Rose Fan Club will be visiting ish95 after these words I guess. 🙂 But he is right. Ichiro didn’t even appear in the majors until he was 27, but still ranks 24th all-time in hits. By the time he arrived in MLB, he had already played nine seasons for the Orix BlueWave in Japan, where he had a .353 average, 1,278 hits and seven Golden Gloves. Few NPB players have transitioned to the majors more easily, with Ichiro batting .350 en route to MVP and RoTY honors. It was the first of seven times he led the league in hits, peaking at 262 in 2004. He would earn ten MLB Gold Gloves and three Silver Sluggers.

Oscar Johnson

Jack Sommers: “Probably the greatest right fielder in the Negro Leagues was Oscar “Heavy” Johnson. Listed at 5’7”, 200 pounds, some said he weighed as much as 250 pounds! I can see how he got his nickname. 😉 He had a relatively short career, only 1981 PA career in the black leagues, only really playing full time between 1922-1928. His peak was 1923 when he won the Triple Crown while hitting .406 for the 2nd year in a row. Below is a look at his 22-28 peak, plus an average of 162 games. He was a great hitter and it would have been interesting to see how he fared in MLB over those years.

frank robinson

Diamondhacks: “Arguably the most underrated ‘modern’ great player. He has all the stats, 107 WAR. MVP in both leagues. 586 HR in ‘right lane’ – 4th all-time when he has retired. But what I remember of Robinson are not the stats. I remember the way he played: hard and serious. Really, really hard. I remember how he broke the double games. Press down, cleats down. I remember when he was old, diving into the RF stands at Yankee Stadium to steal a home run. I remember how he was the captain of the Orioles, unofficial or not, as a black man in the 1960s. He just was. I remember how he argued with the referees and how they let him most of the time. Not because he was a “star” or difficult, but because he was the truth, a fiercely competitive truth, and he gave way to no one.

Baby Ruth

Three position players have produced seasons worth more than 12.5 bWAR. All are Babe Ruth. No position player has more than his 162.7 bWAR – and because he started out as a pitcher, Ruth didn’t become an everyday hitter until his fifth season in the majors. He revolutionized the way the game was played, considering that before Ruth, no batter in the American League had hit more than 16 HR in a season. He was 11 years old when he touched more than forty. How transcendent was the baby? In 1920, Ruth hit 54 home runs. No other TEAM in the AL this season has exceeded fifty HR, and no other player has even reached twenty. Ruth was responsible for 15% of all home runs hit in the American League that year.

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Why Major League Baseball must understand the disability experience to shape its future https://nyrenegades.com/why-major-league-baseball-must-understand-the-disability-experience-to-shape-its-future/ Fri, 11 Mar 2022 18:52:38 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/why-major-league-baseball-must-understand-the-disability-experience-to-shape-its-future/ The Major League Baseball (MLB) and Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) lockout … [+] December 2, 2021 can glean a lot from the disability narrative to shape the future of games (Photo by James Black/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Sportswire icon via Getty Images Major League Baseball has spent the past three months navigating […]]]>

Major League Baseball has spent the past three months navigating a lockout that has caused enormous friction between owners, players and fans. To many on the outside, it may have seemed like a lot of bickering between billionaires and millionaires over revenue sharing and collective bargaining. Rather, these discussions were indicative of something much larger, the role of the future of work and the ripple effect it has on all industries. In these negotiations, we see the patterns of changing dynamics within the employer-employee relationship unfold in real time, but more importantly, we can imagine what is needed to develop a solid foundation for shaping a more harmonious for the 21st century.

Over the past few months, it has become apparent that ownership and players have often been at an impasse suffering from a lack of imagination. You could hear the words echoed by management guru Peter Drucker who said that “the greatest danger in turbulent times is not the turbulence; it is to act with the logic of yesterday. If there’s a lesson to be learned from this lockdown, it’s that to move the game forward and envision the future of baseball, they must embrace a new way to engage their work culture in a way that encompasses the need for greater emotional intelligence and understands that expanding the game is about managing future challenges that ensure a better experience for players and fans.

Just like many organizations going through these changing working arrangements, there are a few areas that need to be amplified. One is simply relationship building. In this case, in the future, the League and the Union must find strategies to develop more effective communication. Using empathy as an essential tool for growth can be an essential ingredient in this process. Second, just like many organizations, there is a sea change where a younger generation is coming to the fore and their views on how they engage with their work are different than years past. Being able to meet them where they are and listen to them is essential, it is essential for long-term organizational growth.

As we continue to engage in the future of work, it’s also important to think about the product and how the fan experience in the case of Major League Baseball can be better served by developing a more efficient to have a healthier work culture. One way to do this is for Major League Baseball to take a break and reset to explore how the disability experience can provide a value proposition that can offer a meaningful impact on their workplace culture as well as positive engagement. with their fans.

The lived experience of disability has always emphasized the culture of relationships. From the medical community to navigating the everyday life environment, it is essential to develop skills that enable better interpersonal relationships to expand to increased patience, resilience and adaptation. For the League and the Union, these skills are fundamental elements in restoring a fragile relationship and creating a healthier model for moving forward.

Another key area the disability narrative offers Major League Baseball is a window into the future of the fan experience. As the consumption of how people get their entertainment evolves and technology has become a driving force in finding new business opportunities, it is important to look at the disabled consumer and the value of universal design to be as inclusive as possible for all consumers. It’s no longer just about being ADA compliant in stadiums, it’s about expanding the game through access to the product itself. The disability community offers new insight into the relationship with technology, giving Major League Baseball a new way to think about additional avenues to grow the game in a more inclusive way.

As Major League Baseball strives to move beyond the lockdown, perhaps it is time for the league to carefully consider adopting core disability narrative concepts into its business model by establishing a pathway to transform behaviors and develop new modalities that will benefit everyone. areas of the game of the relationship between the league, the property and its players while creating a better experience for the fans in general.

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Fix the baseball so spring training in Port St. Lucie has a future https://nyrenegades.com/fix-the-baseball-so-spring-training-in-port-st-lucie-has-a-future/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 11:09:52 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/fix-the-baseball-so-spring-training-in-port-st-lucie-has-a-future/ At some point in the past two weeks, I stopped worrying about whether there would be spring training games in Port St. Lucie this year. Now I wonder if professional baseball will survive, period. Oh, I’m sure this labor dispute between major league baseballTeam owners and players will eventually be resolved. The two sides will […]]]>

At some point in the past two weeks, I stopped worrying about whether there would be spring training games in Port St. Lucie this year.

Now I wonder if professional baseball will survive, period.

Oh, I’m sure this labor dispute between major league baseballTeam owners and players will eventually be resolved. The two sides will agree to team payroll limits, player eligibility for free agency and other areas of dispute.

There will be a regular season and a post-season, although the World Series won’t be played until after Halloween.

Spring training games may be held at Port St. Lucie’s clover park and other stadiums around Florida and Arizona, even though they are played in weather that feels more like summer than spring.

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The New York Mets began spring training on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie without the usual fan base watching as COVID-19 precautions kept fans out. in the facility.  Match attendance was reduced by 80% with only 1,400 fans allowed to attend.

But I’m looking at the long term picture here. MLB attendance hit a 37-year low in 2021, with the average attendance per game down for the fifth consecutive season (not counting the 2020 season without fans). Baseball attendance was going in the wrong direction before COVID arrived.

A recent survey conducted by Seton Hall University found that 44% of baseball fans (and 30% of all fans) said they would be less interested in baseball because of the labor dispute.

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How each club compares since 1998 – The Athletic https://nyrenegades.com/how-each-club-compares-since-1998-the-athletic/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 12:03:41 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/how-each-club-compares-since-1998-the-athletic/ It’s been almost 27 years since spring day in Palm Beach, Fla., when owners of Major League Baseball, mired in the longest labor dispute in league history, voted unanimously to extend to 30 teams. It was March 9, 1995. The Diamondbacks and Devil Rays debuted in 1998. Since then, 22 clubs have appeared in at […]]]>

It’s been almost 27 years since spring day in Palm Beach, Fla., when owners of Major League Baseball, mired in the longest labor dispute in league history, voted unanimously to extend to 30 teams. It was March 9, 1995. The Diamondbacks and Devil Rays debuted in 1998. Since then, 22 clubs have appeared in at least one World Series, with 15 different winners over 24 seasons.

Winning a World Series is tough. Constantly fighting for one is a mission embraced by nearly every MLB ownership group and accomplished by only a few. But, in the long run, it’s the best way to measure franchise success: not in a season’s results or farm system rankings, but in playoff experience and in the rings. So, let’s see how the 30 clubs compare.

Borrowing a concept and objective point system from The Athletic NFL writer Bob Sturm, who created it two decades ago and updates the rankings after each Super Bowl, this is our first attempt to ranking the best and worst franchises in MLB since the league expanded to its current level. size in 1998. Here is a breakdown of how the year-to-year results were calculated:

Win the World Series (WS): 11 points Lose in the World Series (WSL): 5 points Lose in the Championship Series (CS): 3 points Make the playoffs: 1 point

Simple enough. Single point for any playoff appearance and increasing thresholds to advance to the Championship Series and World Series. (Yes, we awarded extra playoff teams a full point in the shortened and expanded 2020 playoff season.) And one final rule: no double deductions. A World Series winner only gets credit for that threshold, not all of them.

Level 1: Heavyweights

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Dodgers: Los Angeles fans react to proposed 14-team playoff format https://nyrenegades.com/dodgers-los-angeles-fans-react-to-proposed-14-team-playoff-format/ Sun, 06 Mar 2022 16:00:38 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/dodgers-los-angeles-fans-react-to-proposed-14-team-playoff-format/ A big point of contention between MLB and the MLBPA has been the expansion of the playoffs. The players’ association prefers a 12-team playoff format, while the owners want a 14-team format. Yesterday, ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that the MLBPA is open to revisiting the discussion of the 14-team playoff format to restart CBA negotiations. […]]]>

A big point of contention between MLB and the MLBPA has been the expansion of the playoffs. The players’ association prefers a 12-team playoff format, while the owners want a 14-team format. Yesterday, ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that the MLBPA is open to revisiting the discussion of the 14-team playoff format to restart CBA negotiations.

Dodgers fans have shared their thoughts on the prospect of a 14-team playoff format.

@DodgersNation i hate it i hate it i hate it i hate it i hate it i hate it i hate it i hate it i hate it i hate it i hate it i hate it i hate it i hate it i hate it i hate it i I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it

A fan used it as an opportunity to take a shot at the arch-rival San Francisco Giants.

AGAINST – it devalues ​​the regular season. We no longer need 88 winning teams stealing the World Series because they get hot at the right time.

—Tom (@la4052101) March 4, 2022

Primarily, baseball fans aren’t thrilled about the prospect of letting slightly above-average clubs make the playoffs.

@DodgersNation 100% against. My concern is not the income of the owner, it is the product in the field. The current format has the best teams in the playoffs. I don’t need to see the second tier rewarded with a playoff birth. Division winners and wild cards suffice. Don’t add mediocrity

@DodgersNation Vs. This waters down the playoffs and only benefits mediocre teams. Unless they get ultra creative and make sure a crap team isn’t upset by a team that’s performed better for an entire season.

@DodgersNation Against 👎🏻. Almost half the league. No thanks. Why play 162? Shorten the season and get straight to the point. It’s a joke. That’s all. 👎🏻🙏🏻🤡⚾

The ever-positive Gail Johnson is ready for anything that will end MLB’s lockdown.

@DodgersNation I’m all for anything that gets major league baseball players back to work.

One fan simply accepted the inevitable that a 14-team playoff would come to fruition.

@DodgersNation Vs. However, I can tell you from experience as a former professional sports league employee that television rights deals are vital. I don’t want more games from a product standpoint, however, the revenue generated from extended playoffs is too much for ownership to pass up.

Let us know what you think of the idea of ​​MLB implementing a 14-team playoff format below!

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