Monday, August 05, 2013
Judgment Day for Alex Rodriguez has arrived. Major League Baseball hit the Yankees slugger with a 211-game suspension that will keep him out the rest of this season and through 2014.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
By Brian Wise
For his walk-up music for his at-bats, Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder has the public-address system at Comerica Park play the Mozart Requiem.
Monday, October 01, 2012
Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira homered in a nine-run second inning, and the New York Yankees routed the Boston Red Sox 10-2 Monday night to open a one-game lead over Baltimore in the AL East with two games to play.
Monday, August 20, 2012
In a town with two football teams, local fans are divided. Turns out the same goes for the team owners and their politics.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox’s storied ballpark, celebrated it’s 100th birthday late last month. And in honor of the centennial, moments in Red Sox history were remembered and relived like the "Curse of the Bambino." But today, we’re talking about one element of Fenway’s history that is rarely spoken of: it’s troubled racial past.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Since joining the Atlanta Braves in 2009, organ player Matthew Kaminski has earned a reputation for the his highly personalized — and often playful — introductory music he gives players up to bat. Many of his best ideas come from Braves fans, who inundate him with their suggestions on Twitter.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
With a high-five to Mr. Met, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the New York Mets will host the 2013 All-Star game at Citi Field – the first time the Amazin’s will be home to the Midsummer Classic since 1964 when the game was played at Shea Stadium.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The baseball season is just warming up, but Miami Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen has wasted no time getting himself into hot water. Just five games into his career with the team, Guillen started a political row when he told Time Magazine that he loves and respects Cuba’s military dictator for staying in power as long as he has. The Sunshine State’s large Cuban community has been up in arms calling for the manager’s ouster.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
The baseball season began just over a week ago with the Mariners and the Athletics facing off at the Tokyo Dome. But there remains a long way to go before the season ends in October, and anything can happen before then. Offering their analyses and predictions of the season to come are Steven Goldman, editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus, and Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, Takeaway sports contributor.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
No one has ever paid the amount for a professional sports team that basketball legend Magic Johnson is proposing to pay for the Los Angeles Dodgers. We speak with a former MLB executive about the $2 billion deal. Mike Carlson is a former Vice President of MLB International, and now journalist and sports broadcaster.
Friday, October 07, 2011
The Detroit Tigers are heading to the ALCS after edging out the New York Yankees 3-2 on Thursday night in a decisive winner take all game 5. Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, The Takeaway's sports contributor, gives his analysis of the game.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
It was one of the most memorable nights in recent baseball history on Wednesday as the New York Yankees faced off against the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox played the Baltimore Orioles. "Within eight minutes the world changed," said Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. George Vecsey, sports reporter for The New York Times and author of "Stan Musial: An American Life," and Frank Shorr, director of the Sports Institute at Boston University and former executive producer at Channel 7, talk about those eight minutes.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
On Monday, the Boston Red Sox lost the Baltimore Orioles, dropping them into a tie with the Tampa Bay Rays for the America League’s final playoff spot. Frank Schorr, director of the Sports Institute at Boston University and the former executive producer at Channel 7, and Matt Sullivan, superfan and Red Sox blogger, give their analysis of the game.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Negotiators for the MLB players and the owners have come close to agreeing on a new playoff format, to potentially start in 2012. Two additional teams would join the eight teams that are already in the playoffs. The NBA also has long playoffs, advancing 16 teams to the playoffs, over 50 percent of the league. Does this hurt the NBA in terms of viewership and fans? Takeaway sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin discusses the lengthy NBA playoffs.