Phillies star Trea Turner chases throws – and responses – during worst slump of career

PHILADELPHIA — The fight went 10 throws, and at the end there were different methods to analyze it. Trea Turner was eliminated on Sunday afternoon. From the dugout, Phillies manager Rob Thomson approved. “I saw a really good batting,” Thomson said. Kevin Long, the club’s veteran hitting coach, didn’t disagree. He thought Turner could be … Read more

Oakland A TV broadcaster Glen Kuiper fired after saying racial slurs on air

NBC Sports California fired Oakland A television broadcaster Glen Kuiper on Monday. Kuiper has not worked for the network since saying a racial slur on air before the May 5 game between the A’s and the Royals. “Following an internal review, the decision has been made for NBC Sports California to terminate its relationship with … Read more

Rick Hummel, St. Louis icon and Hall of Fame baseball writer, dies at 77

Hall of Fame baseball writer and St. Louis icon Rick Hummel, who covered the Cardinals for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for 51 years, died Saturday morning. He was 77 years old. Hummel, nicknamed “The Commish,” captivated Cardinals fans for five decades with his vivid game summaries and in-depth reporting, spanning three World Series championships and … Read more