MLB Players Have Unique Relationships With Gloves

LOS ANGELES — When Seattle Mariners third baseman Eugenio Suárez misses a ground ball, he shoves his face into his glove and has a few choice words for his leather companion. “I’ll say, ‘Come on, come on,’” he recalled recently in Spanish. “‘If I don’t eat, you don’t eat.’” Yes, Suárez talks to his glove. … Read more

Can Juan Soto Lead the Padres Past the Dodgers?

SAN DIEGO — Juan Soto had barely landed, Josh Bell had just sat down and Josh Hader was starting to learn his new teammates’ names when Peter Seidler, the Padres’ owner, declared that “the art of the possible is here.” But just as quickly as the Padres had reset all expectations for their season — … Read more

Mets Overtake Yankees as New York’s Top Team

With talk earlier this year about this possibly being the best New York baseball season ever, it had seemed clear that there was at least a small divide between the city’s major league teams. The Yankees were still the big dogs, and while the Mets were having a great season, they seemed less threatening. After … Read more

Pete Rose Dismisses Questions About Sexual Misconduct

Pete Rose was dismissive Sunday when asked about an accusation that he had sex with a girl under 16 in the 1970s. Rose, who was attending a celebration in Philadelphia for the 1980 World-Series-winning Phillies team, told a female reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer: “No, I’m not here to talk about that. Sorry about that. … Read more

MLB’s PitchCom System Draws Mixed Reactions

Baseball and technology have always made for wary partners. For a five-year span in the 1930s, as radio became more popular, all three New York teams — the Yankees, Giants and Dodgers — banned live play-by-play of their games because they feared the new medium would reduce attendance. When the Chicago Cubs added lights to … Read more