Orioles’ Chris Davis hits home run vs. Red Sox

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Orioles first baseman Chris Davis finally ended his hitless streak over the weekend, hitting an RBI single on Saturday for his first base hit in 55 at bats. Today he did one better: he hit a homer. It was his first round-tripper since August 24 of last season.

It was a two-run homer in the eighth inning of this morning’s/afternoon’s Patriots Day game in Boston. It came after Davis went head of Sox pitcher Heath Hembree 3-0 and then took two strikes looking to bring the count full. He hit the sixth pitch he saw 408 feet into the right field seats, dropped the bat with what I imagine was relief and trotted around the bases. When he touched home the Orioles had a 6-1 lead.

As someone who is totally useless after 7pm but who gets a lot done in the morning, I can relate to Chris Davis’ struggles of late and to his Patriots Day home run. Congrats, Chris!

 

 

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.