Tag - mlb

 
 

MLB

Japan Times
BASEBALL
May 20, 2022
Pitching Ninja growing game one 'filthy' pitch at a time
Analyst Rob Friedman is helping to promote baseball by putting the spotlight on the pitchers.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
May 15, 2022
Baseball’s streaming push leaves fans scrambling to find games
Sports leagues and broadcasters are struggling to accommodate both streaming-savvy younger fans as well as older fans still tethered to traditional TV packages.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 22, 2022
Gosuke Katoh makes first MLB start in Blue Jays win
Batting eighth and playing second base, the 27-year-old Katoh, born in California to Japanese parents, began a big-league game for the first time since he was drafted in 2013.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 14, 2022
Cubs' Seiya Suzuki stays red hot with early-season hit streak
Suzuki has three home runs, nine RBIs, and is batting .400 in the first five games of the season.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 7, 2022
Minor league journeyman Gosuke Katoh makes Blue Jays' opening day roster
The 27-year-old versatile defender has appeared at every infield position this spring, where he had a strong showing both at the plate and in the field.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 7, 2022
Mariners and Twins ready to showcase offseason additions
Seattle's rookie outfielder Julio Rodriguez and Minnesota's new star shortstop Carlos Correa will look to spark their respective teams to a hot start in 2022.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 4, 2022
Shohei Ohtani homers as Shogo Akiyama misses Reds' Opening Day roster
Ohtani looks sharp in Angels' spring camp. Akiyama, meanwhile, has a decision to make ahead of his final season of a three-year deal with Cincinnati.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 4, 2022
Padres acquire LHP Sean Manaea from Athletics
Manaea, who joins a rotation that includes Yu Darvish, Blake Snell, Mike Clevinger and Joe Musgrove, posted an 11-10 record with a 3.91 ERA in 32 starts last season with Oakland.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 4, 2022
The best game that money could buy
In MLB, where players' salaries are public but owners' revenues are not, teams can spend as little as they want. They can also spend as much as they want.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Mar 29, 2022
Albert Pujols returning to the Cardinals in twilight of career
Several media outlets reported that Pujols and the Cardinals have settled on a one-year contract worth $2.5 million.
Japan Times
BASEBALL
Mar 14, 2022
Safety advocate continues to call for protective measures at baseball games
The issue of foul balls rocketing into the stands and causing injury is hardly a new one. A 14-year-old boy died after being struck by a foul ball while attending a game in 1970.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Mar 11, 2022
Play ball! MLB and players reach deal to end lockout
Spring training camps will open on March 13, and a full 162-game regular season is set to begin on April 7.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Mar 9, 2022
MLB unveils $1 million fund for workers affected by lockout
The fund will be administered by teams to individuals based on financial need and will be available to part-time and seasonal workers impacted by the ongoing labor dispute.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Mar 7, 2022
MLB says labor talks with players hit stalemate
Major League Baseball described negotiations with its locked-out players as "deadlocked" after a meeting on Sunday during which it said the union presented a proposal that "backtracked" on some issues.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Mar 2, 2022
Opening Day is off as MLB and players fail to reach terms by deadline
This is the ninth work stoppage in MLB history, and 2022 becomes the first MLB season since 1995 to lose games over a labor dispute.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Feb 27, 2022
MLB's Opening Day in jeopardy as labor negotiations falter again
Although time remains for a breakthrough in negotiations that would save the full 162-game season, all signs are pointing to a longer lockout.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Feb 24, 2022
MLB sets Monday deadline for season to start on time
'After Feb. 28 games will be canceled. Missed games are missed games and salary will not be paid for those games.'
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Feb 22, 2022
No substantial progress seen in latest MLB labor talks
The clock is ticking on a reconciliation that would allow the 2022 season to start as scheduled on March 31.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jan 26, 2022
David Ortiz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame on first ballot
Ortiz was a 10-time All-Star with the Boston Red Sox. He compiled 541 homers and 1,768 RBIs in 20 seasons with the Minnesota Twins (1997-2002) and Boston (2003-16).
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Jan 5, 2022
In $500 million trading card deal, Fanatics buys Topps
Michael Rubin, the CEO of Fanatics, called trading cards and collectibles 'a significant pillar” in the company's plans.

Longform

Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan