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Masahiro Tanaka Hospitalized After Being Hit by Line Drive

Masahiro Tanaka, one of the Yankees’ key pitchers, was hit on the head on Saturday with a ball off the bat of his teammate, the slugger Giancarlo Stanton — a frightening incident that halted the team’s first official summer...

The Anthem Debate Is Back. But Now It’s Standing That’s Polarizing.

A strange thing happened while most professional sports were away, shuttered by the coronavirus.The stand-or-kneel debate, sparked by Colin Kaepernick’s posture during the national anthem in 2016 and smoldering since, has reignited — bigger than before, and this time...

Interpreting More Than Words for a Baseball Star

I’ve found some silver lining, which was getting a chance to reconnect with some of my friends from college and high school, spending time on Zoom calls and whatnot, as well as a bunch of binge-watching and other things...

Cleveland Indians Say They Will ‘Determine Best Path Forward’ on Name

After decades of resisting calls to change their team name, the Cleveland Indians announced on Friday that they were willing to engage in discussions about whether the name is appropriate in the wake of national calls for social justice...

Lonnie Wheeler, 68, Dies; Helped Ballplayers Tell Their Stories

Lonnie Wheeler, a sportswriter and columnist who collaborated with the Baseball Hall of Famers Hank Aaron, Bob Gibson and Mike Piazza on their autobiographies, died on June 9 in Cincinnati. He was 68.His wife, Martie (Kuhl) Wheeler, said the...

A Joyous Return to M.L.B.’s Ballparks, With a Dose of Wariness

The quaint old emblem is everywhere at Fenway Park, from the Green Monster to the roofs of the dugouts to the exit ramps in the grandstand: two stockings, one snugly overlapping the other, the symbol of the Boston Red...

When a Farewell Season Was Wiped Out, the Outfield Became a Diner

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — The long goodbye to McCoy Stadium began in August 2018, when the Class AAA Pawtucket Red Sox of the International League announced the franchise would be moving 50 minutes up Route 146 to Worcester, Mass., starting...

The Yankees’ 2 Goals: Avoid the Coronavirus, and Win the World Series

While praising the breadth of the protocols, Cashman and Boone acknowledged a level of unpredictability in the season.“If this year has taught you anything, it’s to understand that anything is possible with this,” Boone said, referring to the virus....

Minor League Baseball Season Is Canceled for the First Time

The announcement that 160 minor league baseball teams and tens of thousands of workers and players had long been expecting finally arrived Tuesday afternoon: the 2020 minor league baseball season will not happen.It is the first time in the...

Reflecting on Rod Carew, Minneapolis and Racism

The tumult of recent weeks has made my thoughts turn to Rod Carew, whose past life as a Minnesota Twin speaks to present days in Minneapolis, and the country.In a tweet the other day, the New York Times sportswriter...

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Nets’ Garrett Temple has ‘nervous anxiousness’ about making trip to Orlando...

Despite being committed to making the trip to Orlando with the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, Garrett Temple said he knows it will be uncomfortable...