Tag Archives: MLB

Study: MLB’s balls are not juiced but aerodynamically different by Jeff Passan

It wasn’t a juiced ball. It was a drag show. A group of scientists tasked with finding the reason home runs flew at a record rate in Major League Baseball last season believe the ball’s aerodynamic properties – and particularly … Continue reading

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Inside the mask: An umpire crew chief on mound visits, mad managers and having your call overturned Jesse Rogers

Ted Barrett has been a major league umpire since 1994 and a crew chief since 2013. He has worked nine postseason division series, eight championship series and three World Series. He’s well-respected among his peers, players and managers. After a … Continue reading

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Insider Magazine: A baseball hero’s heroes by Jill Painter

(A version of this story originally appeared in the ninth edition of the 2017 Dodger Insider Magazine.)   Every home game during the middle of the second inning, the Dodgers recognize a member of the armed forces near the Dodgers … Continue reading

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My Field of Memories: I See the New Dodgers and Summon the Old By GEORGE VECSEY

Ticketless fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers tried to sneak a peek during a World Series game at Ebbets Field in 1953. Credit Arthur Brower/The New York Times The home uniforms remind me of my tormented youth — blue and red … Continue reading

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How Baseballs Are Made

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Review of Urban Shocker

In his book, Urban Shocker: Silent Hero of Baseball’s Golden Age, Steve Steinburg tells the story of one of the greatest pitchers in history, although few fans have heard of him. Shocker came to the New York Yankees in the … Continue reading

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If You Are a Baseball Fan You Have to See This…Babe Ruth In Color

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