Alex Rodriguez reportedly lands ABC News deal


A stronger case can be made for McKay as the first overall selection if he were solely a first baseman, but the result would be the same: His stats would likely get him into the first round, but would fail to separate him from the other perceived first-round bats such as Virginia’s Pavin Smith, Vanderbilt’s Jeren Kendall or Missouri State’s Jake Burger, meaning Minnesota would, with millions on the line, go in another direction with their pick. hat McKay is a combination of these two scenarios, a first-round pitcher and first-round hitter, has created an illusion that has launched him from solid first-rounder to possible top-pick in the draft.

Alex Rodriguez apparently is expanding his burgeoning media empire.

Already gainfully employed as a full-time analyst at Fox Sports, Rodriguez Cheap Baseball Jerseys China has now agreed to a major deal to work with ABC News as well, the New York Post reports.

That means the man with 696 career home runs could soon be appearing on Good Morning America, World News Tonight or Nightline to discuss a variety of topics.

A source close to Rodriguez told the Post, Alex is interested in doing lifestyle, family-oriented programing, such as a piece on how much your kids should be working out, or business and personal-finance reports, like how to overhaul your bills.

Rodriguez’s work with Fox Sports has generally drawn rave reviews, thanks to his extensive knowledge of the game and polished on-camera presence. The 41-year-old will bank on the latter trait as he branches out to non-sports issues.

Tom Seaver to today’s power pitchers: ’Learn how to pitch’


Let me tell you a story about velocity, Seaver told Madden. Late in my career, with the White Sox, I didn’t throw as hard as I did with the Mets, but I knew how to pitch and I was still winning games. I did win 300, you know (chuckles). So this one game, I come back to the dugout after the first inning and Dave Duncan, our pitching coach, comes up to me and says: ‘You ain’t got s— today.’ I said to him, ‘I know that’ and then I pointed to the other dugout, and added, ‘but they don’t know that!’

Seaver, who led the National League in strikeouts five times, was a 12-time All-Star and three-time Cy Young winner. He helped the Mets win the World Series in 1969 and said players of his day did lift weights, but his focus was not on his upper body.

I was a legs guy, said Seaver, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. That’s where I got my power from. The only weight lifting I ever did was these light hand weights which a college teammate of mine from USC, Jerry Merz, introduced me to. I did ‘em almost my whole career. Never increased the weight. They were good for my back muscles, forearms and balance.

Hunter Strickland isn’t the only Giants player who will miss time following Monday’s benches-clearing brawl.

San Francisco outfielder Michael Morse is headed to the seven-day disabled list with a concussion suffered when he collided with teammate Jeff Samardzija during the eighth-inning melee.

After Strickland plunked Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper Best Cheap Jerseys From China on the hip with a 98-mph fastball, Harper charged the mound. Harper and Strickland exchanged punches and, as players from both teams ran onto the field, Morse and Samardzija ran into each other Cheap Authentic NHL Jerseys head-on while coming to Strickland’s defense.

the Warriors and their 3-1 series lead in the NBA Finals are poised to alter history.


Irving hits a driving layup late in the shot clock. Tied again, 10.7 to go. Celtics will have the final shot. TNT Alert!

After Horford puts Boston up by 3, J.R. Smith ties it with a 3. We have 35 seconds to play (at least).

Smart makes two of three, Irving misses, and now the Celts can expand the lead in the final minute. Boston calls a timeout with 54.9 to go in regulation.

Of all times to miss a wide-open 3: Love clanks one, and now Boston will go to the line for three with a chance to take the lead.

On Monday, the Warriors and their 3-1 series lead in the NBA Finals are poised to alter history. And if they can, rest assured it will be a much greater lovefest than what happened with the last team that accomplished the feat, the 1974 Oakland A’s, a team defined not just by talent, but by dissension, strife and varying levels of embarrassment from top to bottom.

Suffice it to say, no matter the level of antipathy toward this year’s Golden State team, fueled mostly by the addition of superstar Kevin Durant to an already loaded roster, these Warriors can’t possibly match those roughhousing Athletics when it comes to antipathy. Heck, those A’s could not even stand themselves at times.

As The Sporting News’ Lowell Reidenbaugh commented after the A’s wrapped up Cheap Hockey Jerseys For Sale Game 5 vs. the Dodgers and their third straight World Series championship: “Peace Corps Cheap Hockey Jerseys candidates they are not.”

Indeed, on the day before that series began, two of the A’s biggest stars — Rollie Fingers, who would go on to be series MVP that year, and starting pitcher Blue Moon Odom — got into a scuffle over a comment Odom made about Fingers’ wife. Fingers came away with stitches in his head, and Odom sprained his ankle.

Melvin Mora’s sister-in-law shot to death in Brooklyn, suspect at large


Former Orioles star Melvin Mora and his family are mourning the death of the ex-player’s sister-in-law, Iveliss Alvarado-Genao, who was shot to death Friday night in Brooklyn.

Alvarado-Genao’s cousin, Richard Nunez, was at the gathering and heard gunfire on the street. He told the New York Daily News he looked out the window and saw Genao on the sidewalk with a gun in his hand.

He didn’t look scared, Nunez said. He just looked like someone (who) was determined to kill.

According to the Daily News, Genao has been arrested 14 times since 2005 and served two years in prison following an assault conviction in 2007. He remained on the run as of mid-day Monday and authorities are urging anyone with information about his whereabouts to call 1-800-577-TIPS.

For the first time in his big league career, Mike Trout will Best Place For Cheap Jerseys miss extended time due to an injury.

The two-time AL MVP has elected to undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair a ulnar collateral ligament tear in his left thumb. He is expected to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks, the Angels announced Monday, after an MRI revealed the tear.

Trout left Sunday’s loss to the Marlins after jamming his left thumb while Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys completing a steal of second base. He tried to grasp the base to ensure he didn’t slide past it, but his left thumb became lodged against the bag.

Carlos Correa is a defensive wizard and this catch proves it


For one thing, you probably haven’t heard of many (any?) of the players who will be selected in the televised portion of the draft on MLB Network. And positions really aren’t very important because the players drafted aren’t likely to reach the major leagues anytime soon. The MLB Draft is much more of a long play, more than the NFL or the NBA, where teams are looking for immediate upgrades to next year’s roster at specific positions.

The MLB Draft is almost exclusively a best-player-available situation, with allowances for organizational preferences (college vs. prep players or pitchers vs. position players, etc.). But this is the thing to remember: The MLB Draft is every bit as important to your favorite team’s long-term success as any of the other sports, and it’s even more important now that there’s a hard cap on international spending.

You’re a wizard, Carlos.

There’s not much of a doubt that Carlos Correa is one of the better defensive shortstops in the game — let alone best all-around shortstops — but this play is a different level of ridiculous.

Going back on a blooper as an infielder is difficult, but Correa proved, eh, maybe not so much.

The way he contorts his body to get to the ball is impressive. And the ground he covered to make the catch makes it even more so.

Correa has been making all sorts of plays this season, heading back to his amazing glove work in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, where he played games at third base as opposed to his traditional home at shortstop.

Third, short, doesn’t matter to Correa. He’s just here Cheap Barcelona Jerseys to make Best Place To Buy Cheap Jerseys plays. (And be a wizard).

May 26, 1959: When the Pirates’ Harvey Haddix was perfect for 12 innings, then lost


When discussing impressive baseball things that will never happen again, Harvey Haddix’s pitching performance on May 26, 1959, isn’t usually among the first things that come to mind. But it should be.

Fifty-eight years ago today, the Pirates’ lefty was perfect for 12 innings against the Braves, the defending National League champs, whose lineup included Hall of Famers Eddie Mathews and Hank Aaron. Think about that. A perfect game for 12 innings. Thirty-six up, thirty six down.

Equally noteworthy: The reason Haddix was still pitching in the 12th inning is because the Braves’ Lew Burdette had held the Pirates scoreless for 12 innings. A pitchers’ duel in the truest sense.

The Braves’ first base runner came in the top of the 13th, when Felix Mantilla reached on a error by Pirates third baseman Dan Hoak. Mathews then sacrificed Mantilla to second. Haddix then intentionally walked Aaron to set up a double play. A good strategy, of course, but baseball is often cruel. And cruel it was.

A Chicago fixture, Harrelson served as the White Sox general manager during the 1986 season before returning to broadcasting.

Known for his open on-air rooting for the White Sox, Harrelson’s signature call is reserved for home runs: You can put it on the board … yes!

Harrelson had some power during his playing days, hitting 35 homers for the Red Sox in 1968 — no small feat in the Year of the Pitcher — on the way to a third-place finish Basketball Jerseys For Sale in MVP voting. In all, he spent parts of nine seasons in the majors before retiring Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys in 1971 at age 29.

Ryan Braun makes quick return to disabled list


Ryan Braun’s return to the Brewers’ lineup did not last long.

The star outfielder returned from the 10-day disabled list May 21 against the Cubs, and found himself back on the shelf Friday afternoon.

The take: There are a few things to unpack here. Colorado has been riding a trio of very young pitchers — Kyle Freeland, 24, and Antonio Senzatela and German Marquez, both 22. Potential internal reinforcements are possible: Jon Gray (stress fracture in left foot) is expected back by mid-June and at some point so too might be a determined Chad Bettis (cancer treatment), the team’s winningest starter in 2016. The Rockies are entering a critical month. Despite getting off to the best start in Basketball Jerseys Custom franchise history, the Rockies (33-22, a half-game back of the Dodgers in the NL West entering play Thursday) have a history of putting the swoon in June.

A veteran addition could steady them all in a pennant race, but there won’t be a pennant race if Colorado plays to past form this month. If the Rockies are still hanging around by mid-July, then they definitely have the prospects to make a significant deal (Baseball America ranked their farm system the 10th in the majors entering the 2017 season). The last thing: This is a franchise that is much more used to being sellers than buyers at the deadline. On balance, third-year GM Jeff Bridich has pushed the right buttons (see: Bud Black, Greg Holland). He may need to push one more big one to get the Rockies into the Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys postseason for only the fourth time in Coors Field’s 25 seasons.

Ortiz’s name was revealed in a 2009 New York Times report that cited 104 players for failed drug tests in 2003.


There was no love lost in a particularly tense interleague affair between the Blue Jays and Braves on Wednesday that included a Jose Bautista bat flip, one of two incidents that cleared the benches in an 8-4 Atlanta win.

Ortiz’s name was revealed in a 2009 New York Times report that cited 104 players for failed drug tests in 2003. Only a select number were named, and Ortiz was one.

During a Friday interview with Boston radio station WEEI, the retired Red Sox slugger revealed he believes Boston’s longtime AL East rival is at least partially to blame.

What was the reason for them to come out with something like that? Ortiz said about his name becoming public. The only thing that I can think of, to be honest with you, a lot of big guys from the Yankees were being caught. And no one from Boston. So, who was the big guy in Boston? It was me.

He later specified he believes it was suspicious a newspaper Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys out of New York would cite a Boston player.

O’Flaherty, of course, was alluding to Bautista’s brush-up Basketball Jerseys Cheap with the Rangers’ Rougned Odor, which celebrated its one-year anniversary Monday. That ordeal was the byproduct of Bautista’s most infamous bat flip, during the 2015 ALDS between Texas and Toronto.

Bautista, for his part, chalked the latest incident up to competitive juices that came out in the wrong moment and seemed to agree that his celebration was done in poor taste.

It was definitely not something that was fitting for the moment, he said.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi gets ejected, covers home plate in dirt


Joe Girardi pulled a Billy Martin on Saturday.

No, not by getting fired and immediately rehired. But an ejection led to a classic blow up from the Yankees’ skipper.

After some jawing back and forth with the home plate umpire on balls and strikes in the fifth inning of Sunday’s Rays-Yankees matchup, Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild got ejected.

Girardi followed soon after, and got his money’s worth.

It’s funny. When Harper hit the cover of Sports Illustrated at 16, stardom seemed inevitable. Few prep ballplayers have attracted as much hype, from David Clyde to Ken Griffey Jr. to Alex Rodriguez. But Harper’s career has been mixed. Aside from his 2015 MVP season, he’s dealt with injuries and provided solid but unspectacular play. He could be the next Reggie Jackson. Or he could be the next Fred Lynn. It’s still too soon to tell.

Meanwhile, Trout has rarely operated at less than peak Basketball Jerseys form, averaging 9.4 WAR per 650 plate appearances for his career. Baseball-Reference.com rates 8 WAR as an MVP-caliber season. Not surprisingly, Trout has finished first or second in MVP voting every season but 2011. He’ll turn 26 in August and is already better sabermetrically than several Hall of Famers. Barring catastrophe, his enshrinement is only a matter of time.

Diamondbacks offering ridiculously cheap tickets with two-month package


Two dollars won’t get you excellent seats, of course, but fans use the Ballpark app to upgrade from the upper deck to a better location.

Under a similar package offered recently by the A’s, a month’s worth of home games was available for $19.99.

The Diamondbacks are different, the Arizona Republic writes. They have a winning team and one of the best home records in Major League Baseball. And yet their stadium vibe is closer to morgue than Mardi Gras.

Before Sunday’s action, the Diamondbacks were in second place in the NL West with a record of 26-18 (18-8 at home), yet are averaging just 23,177 fans, third-worst in the National League.

I think we’re all cautiously optimistic about what’s happening on the field, Hall said. You’re always an injury or a losing streak away from going backwards. But I think we’re seeing the beginning of something special. And without question, the more energy and fans that we can bring to this ballpark will only help that momentum.

There have been reports of the Red Sox looking at White Sox lefthander Jose Quintana as well, but we doubt the Red Sox would give up another package of top prospects for him.

The take: Pablo Sandoval has been on the DL with a knee problem Basketball Cheap Jerseys for more than a month. Sandoval’s (.213/.269/.377, 3 HRs and 10 RBIs) and Frazier’s slow-starting numbers are a wash. But Frazier’s pull-swing power is perfect for Fenway Park, he hit 40 homers as recently as last season and his contract is up after 2017, clearing the way for Devers, a top prospect, in 2018. Still, the White Sox’s 20-22 start pegs them as what many are calling motivated sellers, while Boston needs more Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China production from a corner-infield spot. Don’t expect Boston to give up a lot if the deal is done.