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MLB in Montréal a huge step closer

After MLB sold the Montréal Expos to a group of owners that moved the team to Washington, the city of Montréal has been out of Major League Baseball. But all signs point into the direction that an MLB team could return to the French-Canadian city. In the past years, baseball lovers have investigated how to… Continue reading MLB in Montréal a huge step closer

International Baseball · Major League Baseball · World Baseball Classic

The World Baseball Classic seems to be a keeper

With the attendance reaching more than a million and the USA winning it for the first time, the World Baseball Classic has made a serious point to stay alive. Last year there were some strong rumors about the event. It should make some serious money, otherwise, the 2017 edition would be the last. A few… Continue reading The World Baseball Classic seems to be a keeper

Major League Baseball · World Baseball Classic

Future of the World Baseball Classic not so gloomy after all?

In November last year, you could read that the future of the WBC was in doubt.  But with the attendance figures of the first round released recently, the outlook of this top event in the baseball world may not be as gloomy as reported earlier. In November 2016, Cristian Moreno of ESPN tweeted that the… Continue reading Future of the World Baseball Classic not so gloomy after all?

Major League Baseball · NPB · Uncategorized

Ads on MLB jerseys, a matter of time?

With the NBA allowing teams to place advertisements on their jerseys it may be a matter of time before MLB will open the doors for it. Especially now commissioner Rob Manfred does not rule out ads on jerseys. In April 2016, the NBA announced that it will allow teams to sell 2.5-inch-by-2.5-inch space to companies. For… Continue reading Ads on MLB jerseys, a matter of time?

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Busy days for Rob Manfred

The commissioner of Baseball, Rob Manfred had some busy days in the past week. Not only did he discuss the situation of a possible new ballpark for the Tampa Bay Rays, he also went to Cleveland to announce that the Indians will host the 2019 All Star Game and above all he discussed the use… Continue reading Busy days for Rob Manfred

Major League Baseball · Minor League Baseball · Uncategorized

Possible expansion in MLB will influence MiLB as well

The other day Rob Manfred, Commissioner of Major League Baseball, held a press conference. Main issue was a possible expansion of Major League Baeball. Another issue was the stadium situation in Oakland and St. Petersburg. Manfred said that in the long term MLB will expand. He even hinted about a city as he said: “If we… Continue reading Possible expansion in MLB will influence MiLB as well

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Rose not reinstated. No HOF in near future

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced today that he has decided not to reinstate Pete Rose. This means that the ban that was implemented in 1989 after it was discovered that Rose betted on baseball games (even of his own team), will not be lifted. Pete Rose requested a lift of the ban in February of… Continue reading Rose not reinstated. No HOF in near future