Joe Morgan — All-Star, MVP, World Series champion and Hall of Famer — is getting called a few more colorful adjectives today after he issued a pointed letter requesting Hall of Fame voters. The two-page letter takes aim at Hall of Fame candidates who have admitted or tested positive for using performance-enhancing drugs.
Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred met the fans and media on Monday at the annual town hall chat before Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Miami.
Manfred discussed the sale of the Marlins, the World Baseball Classic, the designated hitter, expansion, pace of play, retiring Roberto Clemente’s No. 21 and expansion.
On the eve of July 4, Major League Baseball umpire Angel Hernandez launched some fireworks of his own on Major League Baseball, when he filed a lawsuit against the league, claiming he is the victim of “racial discrimination.”
In a story first reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer, the overarching claims of the suit state that Hernandez believes:
The New York Mets 55-year history has more than 100 years worth of memories. The people (owners, managers and players), the games and the legendary success (and failure) are enough to fill an enormous amount of space and time.
Recently, I walked through the gates of Citi Field for the first time. I intentionally wanted to experience what a fan experiences, not a member of the media, so I bought my tickets online and planned my visit ever so carefully.