Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday that the Indians and Twins will travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico for a two-game series at hiram Bithorn Stadium April 17-18 next season. The games will be counted as Twins home games. The last time regular season MLB games were held in Puerto Rico was seven years ago when the Mets and Marlins played a three-game series in June 2010.
A few fellow ball writers and I have taken to celebrating draft day by recalling our favorite old scouting descriptors, some of which are real, some made up but close enough to sound sort of legit. Think of these being side-mouth mumbled by a well-tanned
The Cubs have been nominated for several ESPY awards, including Kris Bryant's nod in the best male athlete and best MLB player categories. The Cuds are up for best team and their World Series Game 7 classic against the Cleveland Indians is a candidate for best game. The Cubs championship as well as the 2016 National League MVP award boosted Bryant's international profile. It's Bryant first nomination in the best male category. Voting for the 25th ESPYs is underway, and fans can votes up to the live broadcast at 7 p.m. July 12 on ABC. Peyton Manning hosts ESPN's awards show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The Cubs aren't the only ones who will be representing the Chicago area and Illinois.