Though talks between the Tampa Bay Rays and St. Petersburg (FL) officials on the stadium issue are again stalled — at least publicly — since the failed vote, new baseball commissioner Rob Manfred spoke encouragingly Friday about a new facility and the Tampa Bay market overall. Read more here.
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In addition to signing ace pitcher Max Scherzer for $210 million, fans of the Washington Nationals heard more good news this week, as the team has reportedly been told that Nationals Park will be awarded the 2018 MLB All-Star Game. Read more here.
A federal appeals court has preserved Major League Baseball’s roadblock to the Oakland A’s proposed move to San Jose on Thursday, setting the stage for the South Bay city’s against-the-odds appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to roll back the sport’s nearly century-old exemption from antitrust laws. Read more and view rendering here.
San Diego (CA) has been awarded Major League Baseball’s 2016 All-Star Game, Commissioner Bud Selig announced on Thursday. It will be the third time the San Diego Padres will host the Midsummer Classic and first at Petco Park. Read more and watch video here.
Several minor league baseball players have filed an antitrust class action against Major League Baseball, alleging that MLB and its teams operate as a cartel to impose restrictive contracts on minor league players. The suit, Miranda v. Selig, follows two other cases filed this year, including Aaron Senne v. MLB in February and Marti v. Office of the Commissioner of Baseball in July. Read more Continue reading
The Atlanta Braves have hired John Hart to serve as the team’s president of baseball operations — a newly created title. The 66-year-old Hart agreed to a three-year deal that will continue through the team’s first season at its new stadium in Cobb County. Hart, the former GM for the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians, joined the Braves last year as a senior adviser. Read more here.
Cleveland native James D. Major took top honors in a ballpark-themed “Chopped” competition titled “Big Hitters” that aired this week on the Food Network. Major. Major, currently executive chef at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, competed against chefs from the St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers. Read more here.