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Just past noon on Election Day, after casting her vote where the NBA’s Wizards and NHL’s Capitals play, Mary Pittman exited through one of the arena’s glass doors. Perched on the 77-year-old retiree’s walker: a stars-and-stripes hat touting the basketball team, autographed on the brim in fresh black ink.
If you’re like me, the second question you had when you heard that the White Sox had hired 76-year-old Tony La Russa out of retirement to be their manager – right after, “They did what now?” – was: “I wonder if Lou would do that, too?”
Even with all the differences in the delayed and shortened 2020 MLB season due to the spread of COVID-19, when the Mariners made their final out in their final game Sept. 27 in Oakland, the next day would be the same for Kyle Seager as it had been for the previous nine seasons – no postseason.
Tony La Russa, the Hall of Famer who won a World Series championship with the Oakland Athletics and two more with the St. Louis Cardinals, is returning to manage the Chicago White Sox 34 years after they fired him.
The Seattle Mariners re-signed right-handed pitcher Kendall Graveman to a one-year contract Thursday.
With the World Series ending on Tuesday evening, Major League Baseball released the list of of players that officially became free agents under Rule XX B of the collective-bargaining agreement between MLB and its players’ union on Wednesday afternoon.
Well, at least the contact tracing should be easy.
ARLINGTON, Texas – No dogpile, no champagne and a mask on nearly every face — the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their first World Series title since 1988 in a manner no one could have imagined prior to the coronavirus pandemic.
ARLINGTON, Texas – Since Orel Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers have played 5,014 regular-season games and 113 more in the postseason in pursuit of their next title. They have spent $3.69 billion in player payroll over 32 seasons.
ARLINGTON, Texas – Clayton Kershaw’s glittering career lacked two of the most satisfying accomplishments: a win deep in the World Series and a championship ring.
ARLINGTON, Texas – For all the talk about pride in advancing runners and manufacturing runs, teams in the postseason have really dug the long ball.
Kittredge, a hard-throwing right-handed pitcher who prepped at Ferris, suffered a season-ending elbow injury in August and couldn't be with the Rays as they punched the organization's second ticket to the World Series.
Brett Phillips squatted on the field crying, and Randy Arozarena was on the ground slapping his hands on home plate.
The bushy beard, the pine tar stain on the back of his No. 10 Los Angeles Dodgers jersey and all of those postseason hits.
Walker Buehler was dominant for Los Angeles. Just like Orel Hershiser during the Dodgers' last title run.
When the Tampa Bay Rays clinched the American League pennant on Saturday, there was a wave of social-media posts from Mariner fans expressing how happy they were for Rays catcher Mike Zunino.
In the midst of a pandemic, one can’t be too picky.
SEATTLE – The expected kudos for Kyle Lewis and his outstanding rookie season for the Seattle Mariners have started to accumulate in the past week, but he’ll have to wait a few more weeks before he can receive the most coveted of these rookie postseason awards.