July 20, 2013 |
Former St. John Bosco infielder Dante Flores, who attends USC, has been named a starter for the Cape Cod League all-star game. The game will be played on Saturday. Also named to the team are former Chatsworth outfielder Aaron Brown of Pepperdine, former Crespi outfielder Scott Heineman of Oregon, former Chaminade pitcher Matt Troupe of Arizona and former Beckman pitcher James Kaprielian of UCLA. Eric.email@example.com
July 19, 2013 |
Dylan McCue-Masone, 18, may face some harsh penalties for running onto Citi Field during Tuesday's All-Star game. McCue-Masone could face up to a year in jail and $6,000 in fines after he was arraigned on charges of interrupting a professional sporting event. He pleaded not guilty Wednesday and is scheduled to be back in court Sept. 11. McCue-Masone apparently regrets the stunt, according to a tweet he wrote Friday morning. Biggest mistake I have ever made, I regret what happened to the fullest extent.
July 17, 2013 |
New York Yankee closer Mariano Rivera's last All-Star game appearance may have been bad news for the National League, but it did little to boost ratings for the midsummer classic. The 84th All-Star contest -- won by the American League -- drew an average audience of 10.9 million viewers for Fox, according to Nielsen. The audience numbers for the game at a hot and humid Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y., were virtually flat from last year's record low. Without Rivera, the numbers could have been lower.
July 15, 2013
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss which league, the American or National, has the better roster for the MLB All-Star game on Tuesday night. Please join the discussion by voting in the poll and leaving a comment of your own. Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune One of the most startling things about the All-Star rosters is the number of non-household names who will hang out around Mariano Rivera in the AL bullpen, in part because six pitchers had to be replaced after being named to the team.
July 14, 2013 |
SEATTLE - With a five-hour flight to New York on Sunday night, the All-Star game-related media session, workout day and home run derby Monday, the game in Citi Field on Tuesday night and another cross-country flight to Southern California on Thursday, there won't be much "break" in Mike Trout's All-Star break. But a lack of rest for the 21-year-old outfielder, who has been nursing a sore right hamstring, could be offset by the mental boost he receives from his first All-Star start and second All-Star appearance.
July 14, 2013 |
NEW YORK - As May turned to June, the Dodgers needed a center fielder. Matt Kemp's hamstring had given out on him. The Dodgers liked Skip Schumaker in center field for a day or two, but no way for a month. They did not like any of their center fielders at triple A. Joc Pederson, the Dodgers' highly regarded double-A center fielder, appeared to be next in line. "Everyone texts you, wondering what's happening," Pederson said. This is what happened: The Dodgers moved Andre Ethier to center field, for his first stint there in the major leagues.