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Topic: Baseball

Baseball Legend Vin Scully Pinch Hits on Twitter Hall of Famer taking over @Dodgers for tonight's game against Yankees

Long before the Internet and ESPN put every pitch and hit in your face and at your fingertips, Vin Scully's voice was the tenor of American baseball. For decades, beginning with…

June 19, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT

MLB 'Fan Cave' Nerds Out Like Never Before With Fancy New High-Tech Toys Breakfast unveils 'Mission Control'

Here's a fun toy for obsessive baseball geeks: the new "Mission Control" installation at MLB's "Fan Cave" space in downtown New York. There, each year, a selection of the sport's…

March 27, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT

Dick's Sporting Goods Makes a Baseball Ad for the Ages Inside Anomaly's masterful, single-take spot

IDEA: So much sports advertising is about glitz, glamour and superstars being superhuman. Dick's Sporting Goods wants no part of that. "You see Rory and Tiger out there hitting golf…

March 12, 2013, 7:59 AM EDT

No Hall of Famers Means No Text for Times' Sports Section NYT prints empty page in Thursday's paper

Every year, the members of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWA) vote to decide who among the sport’s top players deserves a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame.…

January 10, 2013, 7:11 PM EST

There Is Crying in Baseball, and Kleenex Has You Covered MLB tissues great for Yankee fans in particular

Just in time for Derek Jeter's broken ankle and the bitter tears of Yankee fans everywhere, Kleenex is offering customizable oval tissue boxes with postseason baseball themes. As a lifelong…

October 16, 2012, 11:35 AM EDT

ESPN Renews MLB Rights Deal Through 2021 Network’s investment in baseball doubles to $5.35 billion

As the Book of Revelations would have it, 666 is the number of the beast. Tack six zeroes on the end and it’s also the annual fee ESPN will pay…

August 28, 2012, 3:34 PM EDT

New Era's Chicago Rivalry Wraps With an Epic Staredown Offerman and Robinson suddenly speechless

The Brooklyn Brothers deliver another hit in their humorous "Chicago vs. Chicago" series for sports-cap maker New Era that stars NBC sitcom actors Nick Offerman, a Cubs fan, and Craig…

July 18, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

Play Ball: Tribune, DirecTV Sign New Carriage Deal Pact restores games access to more than 5 million viewers

Just in time for baseball season, Tribune Broadcasting and DirecTV signed a new carriage agreement covering Tribune's 23 TV stations in 19 markets and the national cable network WGN America. The…

April 5, 2012, 9:10 AM EDT

Krasinski and Baldwin Playing With Fire in Latest New Era Spot Red Sox-Yankees bickering heats up

The Red Sox and Yankees begin another series tonight, which means yet another installment—the fifth overall—in New Era's trash-talking ad series (via the Brooklyn Brothers) between Boston fan John Krasinski…

August 30, 2011, 7:02 AM EDT

Easton's Slugger Can Hit Damn Near Anything Brand follows viral hit with another feat of fakery

Earlier this month, Easton sports gear scored a viral hit with its "Ultimate Batting Practice" video, which was viewed more than 2 million times on YouTube. Well, if you liked…

August 24, 2011, 8:13 AM EDT

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