Canseco, the former MLB All-Star who blew the whistle on the steroids scandal in the sport, told the San Francisco Chronicle’s “A’s Plus Podcast” on Tuesday that he doesn’t believe in Commissioner Rob Manfred’s plan to start games. … [Read more...] about Jose Canseco blasts MLB for starting season, says Rob Manfred is ‘fool’
MLB also tried to have every team play its first game on the same day in 2018, but two games were postponed due to poor weather. … [Read more...] about MLB releases 2021 schedule; all 30 teams to open on April 1
Canseco has stayed busy since he wasn’t asked to return to his pre- and postgame studio duties with the A’s following some sexist tweets; for the past five years, he has been developing a teaching tool for power hitters. He now has a protoype for his PX40/40 device, which Canseco — baseball’s first 40-homer, 40-steal player in 1988 — says will help baseball and softball players and golfers hit the ball farther. … [Read more...] about A’s Gone By: Jose Canseco not a fan of MLB’s attempt to start the season
The league released the full schedule Thursday, two weeks before it plans to begin a 2020 season that’s been delayed and shortened by the coronavirus pandemic. MLB intended to start this season on March 26, its earliest opening date ever except for international games. … [Read more...] about MLB Releases 2021 Schedule; all 30 Teams to Open on April 1
We’d supply an update on exactly how many players have tested positive across the 30 teams, or how many have decided not to play, but the list would be hopelessly dated within days. It’s disheartening, not to mention a waste of time, to read the customary preseason forecasts — who will win the divisions, who’s got the toughest schedule, etc. — because there’s absolutely no point. If Mike Trout decides to sit out the season (he’s giving it serious thought), do you think that might alter the Angels’ chances just a little? What if four New York Yankees suddenly turn up positive? … [Read more...] about As Buster Posey’s decision ripples across baseball, will more stars opt out?