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MLB Attendance Rose 8% With Pitch Clock

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"Really, the power the pitcher has now, I can totally dictate pace. The rule change of the hitter having only one timeout changes the complete dynamic of the hitter-and-pitcher dynamic. I love it." -Max Scherzer

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Vote for Louisville-area high school athlete of the week before polls close Thursday

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The 2023 Kentucky high school football finals are set to kick off this Friday and Saturday at Kroger Field in Lexington. Heading into the KHSAA championship games, which Louisville-area player put on the most impressive performance for the week of Nov. 20-25? Cast your vote for one of the nominees in the poll at the bottom of this page.

The 2022-23 MLB Lockout: A Painful History

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MLB Daily Dish will be shutting down effective immediately https://t.co/gfVDonA1dT

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Braves' Kyle Wright to Miss 2024 Season Due to Shoulder Surgery

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In a devastating turn of events, the Atlanta Braves have placed right-handed pitcher Kyle Wright on the 60-day injured list, effectively ruling him out for the postseason and, regrettably, the entire 2024 season. Manager Brian Snitker confirmed this unfortunate development during a press briefing, as reported by The Athletic's David O'Brien. Wright's ongoing shoulder troubles, which originated during Spring Training, have necessitated corrective surgery.

Wright's shoulder woes began with an early-season stint on the 15-day injured list. He managed to make five starts before another injury forced him into an extended four-month layoff. September saw his return to the Braves' rotation, where he participated in four games – two as a starter and two as a reliever. As the playoffs loomed, the Braves were planning to utilize Wright in a bullpen role during the postseason, a role he embraced to aid the team's championship aspirations. However, a recent MRI unveiled further shoulder damage, leaving surgery as the only viable option to address the issue once and for all. RFD TV Channel

Dodgers Eyeing Game-Changer: Corbin Burnes Trade Proposal for Stronger 2024 Pitching Lineup

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are gearing up for the 2024 offseason with a crystal-clear objective: bolstering their starting pitching lineup. In the NLDS losses, Dodgers' starting pitchers only managed 4.2 innings collectively, highlighting a significant gap that needs filling. Complicating matters, key players like Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin are sidelined, leaving uncertainties for the 2024 season. Although Walker Buehler is set to return, his recovery from a second Tommy John surgery remains uncertain. Additionally, Clayton Kershaw's rocky performance in 2023 and the looming question of his retirement emphasize the urgent need for a top-tier starting pitcher. Joel Reuter from Bleacher Report proposes an intriguing solution. Cowboy Channel Plus App

Dusty Baker Announces Retirement: The End of a Hall of Fame Managerial Career

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In a conversation with Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Dusty Baker, the veteran manager, confirmed his retirement. The 74-year-old shared his decision with Houston Astros owner Jim Crane during a meeting held the previous day. The Astros have arranged a press conference for the following afternoon to make an official announcement. Expressing his gratitude, Baker said, "I'm very grateful and thankful to Jim Crane and the Houston Astros for giving me this opportunity, and to win a championship. I felt like they've been good for me, and I've been good for them. What I really appreciate is that Jim has been totally honest and transparent with me on all things." This announcement did not come as a surprise, as Chandler Rome and Britt Ghiroli of the Athletic had reported shortly after the Astros' exit from the ALCS that Baker had been sharing his intention to step away with those close to him. Baker himself confirmed to Nightengale that he had made this decision some time ago, citing a desire to move away from the daily demands of managerial work. However, he expressed hope in securing an advisory role within an organization to stay connected to the game in some capacity. cowboy channel plus

The Red Sox are set to appoint Craig Breslow as their Chief Baseball Officer

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Craig Breslow has officially accepted the Red Sox's offer to assume the role of head of baseball operations, according to reports by Alex Speier and Michael Silverman of the Boston Globe (X link). It is anticipated that he will be designated as the team's chief baseball officer, as per Chris Cotillo's report on MassLive (on X). The team is expected to make the formal announcement of his hiring on Wednesday. At 43 years old, Breslow, a Yale graduate, brings a wealth of experience to the role, having spent 12 seasons as a reliever in the major leagues. Although he had stints with seven different organizations, he is most renowned for his time with the Red Sox. Hailing from New Haven, Breslow pitched a total of 211 innings over five seasons with Boston, notably achieving a remarkable 1.81 ERA during the 2013 World Series championship-winning campaign.

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The Cardinals are showing interest in both Aaron Nola and Sonny Gray

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Cardinals president of baseball operations, John Mozeliak, has made it clear that a top priority this offseason is to acquire up to three starting pitchers. It's no surprise that the team is already strategizing their pursuit of prominent free agents. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, while the Cardinals are exploring various options in the free agent pitching market, they have singled out Aaron Nola and Sonny Gray as two pitchers who they believe would be excellent additions and intend to approach to gauge their interest.

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Uncle Ted on the Love of the Game

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"Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer." - Ted Williams

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Pitch Clockohaulic

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"I don't want to prejudge the process as far as handicapping it. I will say this: We've experimented extensively with the pitch clock in the minor leagues. It does help in terms of the pace of the game. It does help also in terms of the way the game is played, meaning more action, so it is something that remains high on the priority list of ownership." -Rob Manfred

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