Major League Baseball
A lack of name recognition hasn’t stopped the Oakland A’s from claiming the last two American League West titles and, if their fans have anything to say about it, it won’t stop spectacle-sporting infielder Eric Sogard from becoming the face of Major League Baseball.
Major League Baseball plans to eliminate home plate collisions, such as the one that severely injured San Francisco Giants star catcher Buster Posey, possibly as soon as next season but no later than by 2015.
Major League Baseball revealed over the weekend that their commissioner sent a denial letter to the Oakland Athletics over the summer, to block their plans to move to San Jose.
Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig formally informed the Oakland A’s this summer that the team’s bid to move San Jose had been denied.
Former San Francisco Giant MVP Jeff Kent and fan favorite J.T. Snow are among 19 newcomers to be listed on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot, joining steroid-tainted holdovers Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.
Major League Baseball has suggested the Oakland A’s temporarily share AT&T Park with the San Francisco Giants for a couple of years as lease extension talks between the A’s and the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority have stalled.
A lawyer for San Jose said the city plans to request sworn statements from Major League Baseball’s Commissioner and owners of 30 teams after a federal judge on Friday allowed the city to proceed with a lawsuit claiming MLB disrupted a contract by the Oakland A’s to buy land to move to San Jose.
Anticipation is heightened for a do-or-die ALDS Game 5 at the Coliseum between the A’s and the Detroit Tigers.
Carlos Beltran’s three-run homer sparked a seven-run third inning and the St. Louis Cardinals got seven stingy innings from Adam Wainwright, delivering a reality jolt to the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 9-1 rout Thursday in their NL division series opener.
The shutdown of the federal government could slow San Jose’s ongoing efforts to bring the Oakland A’s downtown. The city’s lawsuit against Major League Baseball may be delayed due to court closures.