The coolest baseball poster you’ll see today

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Back in January I did a post on an extremely cool baseball poster. It’s the Baseball Diamond Dictionary, hitting edition, by Jeremy Reiss. It’s made up of cool, stylized hitting terms. Now the pitching edition is out. I got it the other day — also a gift, because I get great gifts — and it’s hanging on my wall. It looks like this:

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Like the hitting one, it’s 12″ by 12″. They fit pretty well in an album cover frame too. You can order the pitching one here and the hitting one here. I am over the moon with this thing. Here they are on my wall:

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Just can’t get over how neat these things are.

MLBPA agrees to extend deadline for new posting agreement between MLB, NPB

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Update (7:00 PM ET): The MLBPA announces that the deadline has been extended 24 hours while MLB and NPB continue to negotiate a new agreement for the posting system. The new deadline is 8 PM ET on Tuesday.

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Last Thursday, we learned that the MLBPA was challenging the Nippon Professional Baseball posting system, delaying Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani’s move to Major League Baseball. The latest collective bargaining agreement removed a lot of the incentive for players to come to the U.S. by capping pay. Ohtani, for example, can only receive a signing bonus between $300,000 and $3.53 million while his team — the Nippon Ham Fighters — would receive $20 million for posting him.

Jon Morosi reports that the deadline for this issue to be resolved is 8 PM ET on Monday evening. He notes that key NPB officials have worked through the night in Japan to try to reach a resolution. It is possible that even if no agreement is reached, the deadline could be pushed further back.

Ohtani, 23, has become a heralded hitter and pitcher in Japan. At the plate over his five-year career, he has compiled a .286/.358/.500 triple-slash line with 48 home runs and 166 RBI in 1,170 plate appearances. On the mound, he has a 2.52 ERA with a 624/200 K/BB ratio across 543 innings.