Saturday, July 4, 2015

Tuesdays with Brownie: It’s time to put safety first

<p><br /><p><a href="*http%3A//"><img src=""  width="2217" height="1247"  alt="Yahoo Sports' Tim Brown explains how the safety changes made on the diamond don't compare to the ones made off of it." align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>Major League Baseball needs to do what’s right and protect its fans in the stands.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>The problem with Clayton Kershaw might not be a big problem at all</b>:<br /><p><a href="*http%3A//"><img src=""  width="3000" height="2000"  alt="DENVER, CO - MAY 10:  Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts on the mound after a run scores during the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 10, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>Clayton Kershaw won't write off his early season struggles to bad luck, even if his numbers suggest as much.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Tuesdays with Brownie: The burden of managing</b>:<br /><p><a href="*http%3A//"><img src=""  width="3000" height="2165"  alt="NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Manager Dan Jennings #26 of the Miami Marlins talks with reporters before a game against the New York Mets on May 29, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>It's about the roster, not the manager. Well, until it's not.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Marlins change direction again with Dan Jennings</b>:<br /><p><a href="*http%3A//"><img src=""  width="5022" height="3054"  alt="Miami Marlins general manager Dan Jennings sits in a golf cart during spring training baseball practice Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>In a decision that would be described as interesting, out-of-the-box, and even bizarre, the Marlins on Monday presented their new manager, who last coached 30 years ago at a high school in Mobile, Ala.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Sad Hollywood ending for Juan Uribe as Dodgers-Braves trade nears finalization</b>:<br /><p><a href="*http%3A//"><img src=""  width="3000" height="2000"  alt="(Getty Images)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>Uribe tried to put on a brave front for the media despite an impending trade that will send him to Atlanta.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>Baseball's most surprising team is trying to erase years of futility</b>:<br /><p><a href="*http%3A//"><img src=""  width="3000" height="2158"  alt="SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 28:  Dallas Keuchel #60 of the Houston Astros pitches during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park April 29,  2015 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>Not too many fans outside of Houston have taken notice, but the Astros like the way they're playing, which is a lot better than in the past.</p><br clear="all" /><br><b>MLB Power Rankings: Are the Yankees for real?</b>:<br /><p><a href="*http%3A//"><img src=""  width="3145" height="2538"  alt="New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, center, celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run off Tampa Bay Rays starter Alex Colome during the first nning of a baseball game Monday, May 11, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)" align="left" border="0"></a></p><p>They aren't a young team and they have had some injuries issues, but the Yankees keep rolling.</p><br clear="all" /></p>