#The National League

Why DH coming to NL increases Contreras’ value to Cubs

It seems all but assured the designated hitter will be coming to the National League in 2022. Which raises the question: How much will that improve the Cubs catching?. As far as Willson Contreras goes, it could at least be an avenue for the Cubs to help him stay fresh while keeping his productive bat in the heart of the lineup.
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Source: Rockies add to coaching staff moves

DENVER -- The Rockies continued their coaching staff changes with the departures of assistant hitting coach Jeff Salazar and Major League coach Tim Doherty, according to a Major League source. Also, longtime pitching coach Steve Foster has accepted the director of pitching operations job to replace Mark Wiley, who is...
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Game Thread: World Series Game 1, Braves at Astros

The 2021 World Series has arrived! Unfortunately the Oakland A’s aren’t in it. Even worse, the Houston Astros are in it, for the third time in the past five years, though I argue that’s better than if the Boston Red Sox had made it instead. The National League sends the Atlanta Braves for the first time since 1999, looking for their first title since 1995.
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World Series 2021: Odds and Prop Bets Info for Braves vs. Astros Game 1

The 2021 World Series begins with a pitching matchup between a player who helped the Houston Astros win the Fall Classic in 2017 and the American League champion's new postseason ace. Atlanta will send Charlie Morton to the hill to oppose Framber Valdez in Game 1 on Tuesday night at...

What is the Astros mascot?

What exactly is the Houston Astros mascot? Why does Houston have a large, furry green alien running around Minute Maid Park?. Around the time that the Houston Astros decided to make the move from the National League over to the American League, they also made another equally important choice: to revive an old mascot.

Soccer-Wrexham's Hollywood star co-owners Reynolds, McElhenney watch defeat

(Reuters) - Welsh soccer club Wrexham’s Hollywood star co-owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds turned up to watch their new team for the first time at Maidenhead United on Tuesday but there was no happy ending as the Red Devils lost 3-2. Reynolds, the star of superhero comedy movie “Deadpool,” and McElhenney, the creator of TV series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” bought the club in February from the supporters who had owned the English National League (fifth-tier) outfit.

Simon Rusk: Stockport County sack manager after nine months

Stockport County have sacked manager Simon Rusk after nine months in charge. The 39-year-old took over from Jim Gannon in January and guided the Hatters to the play-offs last season. However, they lost to Hartlepool in the semi-finals and Tuesday's defeat by Barnet left them 10th in the National League...

Ryan Reynolds spotted watching first Wrexham match at Maidenhead

Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds braced the English autumn weather to watch his football team Wrexham play. The Deadpool actor is a co-owner of the north Wales side, and was spotted at York Road on Tuesday evening for their away match against Maidenhead in the National League. Reynolds and his fellow...

Hollywood co-owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds attend Wrexham defeat

Wrexham’s Hollywood-star co-owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds were in attendance at York Road this evening to watch their side play Maidenhead in the National League.McElhenney and Reynolds made headlines after taking 100 per cent ownership of the Red Dragons in February this year.They took over from the Wrexham Supporters’ Trust and made a £2million investment under the terms of the deal.Tuesday’s game was the first Wrexham fixture the duo have attended since taking over as owners of the club.Wrexham fans right now 👋📸 @GTPhotography_1 🟢⚪️ #WxmAFC— Wrexham AFC (@Wrexham_AFC) October 26, 2021Wrexham fan Andy Gilpin said he...