A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit accusing Major League Baseball's 30 teams of conspiring not to poach each other's scouts and refusing to pay them overtime. Citing baseball's longstanding antitrust exemption, U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe in Manhattan dismissed class action claims by Jordan Wyckoff and Darwin Cox, former scouts for the Kansas City Royals and Colorado Rockies, respectively. According to the complaint, the teams colluded to reduce competition by agreeing not to cold-call or otherwise recruit each other's scouts without their employers' permission, and misclassifying scouts as exempt from federal wage-and-hour laws.
Sept. 29, 2016 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- With the minor league season of 2016 now complete, Tennessee Baseball witnessed 19 former players make appearances in professional baseball this year. Last week, VFL Christin Stewart was named the Detroit Tigers' Minor League Player of the Year. Stewart, a first-round selection by Detroit in 2015, combined for 30 home runs and 87 RBI over the two stops with Class A-Advanced Lakeland and Double A Erie. On the Major League circuit, VFL Zack Godley has pitched 8.2 innings over his last four appearances with Arizona while allowing two runs. During that span, Godley has struck out 11 batters while walking only two. R.A. Dickey -- SP, Toronto Blue Jays Season: 10-15,
Last night, the Kansas City Royals were officially eliminated from the postseason race. After back to back appearances in the postseason for the first time since 1985, the defending World Series Champions found themselves missing out in October this fall. As I watched the game from my dorm in Minnesota, I realized how special the last two years were. I originally wrote this a couple days after the Royals won the World Series last fall, and thought now is as good as time as any to bring it to public. "1998. I was born on February 10th, 1998 in Olathe, Kansas though I lived in Gardner throughout my childhood. Growing up, baseball was always in my blood. I played tee ball as early as I could, and