This lawsuit is about to turn Major League Baseball upside down

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2021 will be known as the year that Major League Baseball inserted itself into the world of politics.

That’s tearing the game apart.

And this lawsuit is about to turn Major League Baseball upside down.

The Washington Nationals recently announced the intention to fire a number of coaches that still believe this is America and freedom exists.

Three coaches refused to get the coronavirus vaccine as mandated by the team and are now gone.

But they are not going quietly.

Pardo and Holman released a statement announcing their intention to sue the team because both applied for a religious exemption and were turned down.

The two coaches explained they refused to take the vaccine because it was developed from or tested with cells from aborted fetuses.

The Nationals instituted the vaccine mandate back in August, but now employer mandates are front and center after Joe Biden announced an authoritarian new rule requiring any business with more than 100 employees to force workers to get the vaccine.

Federal rules currently state that any business that imposes a workplace vaccine mandate must include a religious exemption.

The Nationals did not honor their employees’ sincerely held religious beliefs and now a lawsuit that could define the scope of employers’ ability to force their employees to get the vaccine could roil the world of baseball.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

This college football coach offered to buy you a beer if you come watch his team play

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After a long year of cancellations, postponements, and empty stadiums . . . COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS BACK.

And if you’re like many Americans, you dearly missed looking forward to Saturday afternoons, getting up early to tailgate at your alma mater with your college buddies, the roar of the crowd, the energy and harmony of the marching band, and of course cherishing in the sweet, sweet feeling of victory . . . well if you’re lucky, that is.

But things are off to a rough start for one program, which is why this college football coach offered to buy you a beer if you come watch his team play.

Unfortunately, for some college football programs, the beginning of the season has not gone according to plan, and after a year of waiting, fans are feeling a little disappointed.

One such school is Portland State, which suffered tough defeats on the road against Hawaii and Washington State to begin their season.

Admittedly, Portland State, and the city of Portland for that matter, do not exactly conjure thoughts of gridiron football.

To make matters worse, the average attendance is only 4,000. This is embarrassing when compared to rival Montana State’s average of 29,000.

So whether fans are getting too topsy-turvy at the tailgate, or just too busy burning their own city down and finding new and creative ways to oppress themselves . . . Portland State needs to turn the tide if they want to energize their men on the field.

Thankfully, Head Coach Bruce “Barney” Barnum has just the solution.

Free. Beer.

Yes, you read that right. Free. Beer.

Barnum has announced that any fan, who mentions Barney’s recent media appearance on 750 BFT AM, gets a free beer on him.

“I’ve got a deal for you,” Barnum told BFT, “anybody who heard me on your show . . . just say ‘I heard Barney on the BFT’ at the Barney Beer Garden and I’ll buy your beer.”

“I’m not buying your ticket, but I’ll buy your beer,” Barney added.

You read it right here folks.

Our Sports with Balls team of experts agreed, if our alma maters offered that deal, we would not think twice and neither should any other warm-blooded football fan.

So now, we shall see if this promise will bring in thirsty fans.

Hopefully this promise from Coach Barnum will be the spark that Portland State needs to bring some excitement back to their football program.

If free beer can’t do it, nothing will.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.

One NFL team thought they won. But then everyone noticed something strange.

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The 2021 season is underway, and teams are already on the ropes.

A primetime matchup turned into a classic.

And one NFL team thought they won. But then everyone noticed something strange.

On Thursday night, the New York Giants played the Washington Redskins in a game neither team could afford to lose.

Both teams entered the game 0-1 and a loss would likely end their playoff hopes before the season even gets going.

The game turned into a classic with three lead changes in the fourth quarter and just two punts in the second half.

The Redskins took a 27 to 26 lead with 4:33 left on a highlight reel touchdown catch by tight end Ricky Seal-Jones on a pass from quarterback Tyler Heinicke.

Redskins fans thought their lead was safe when the Skins got the ball back with 3:31 left needing just two first downs to run out the clock.

But Heinicke made his only mistake of the night, throwing a pick that New York Giants cornerback James Bradberry returned to the Washington 20.

Then, the Giants ran three conservative plays and Graham Gano kicked his 36th consecutive made field goal from 35 yards out with two minutes remaining.

Heinicke and the Redskins got the ball back and Heinicke completed a number of clutch passes to advance the ball down to the Giants 31 yard line to line up kicker Dustin Hopkins for a game-winning 48-yard field goal with just five seconds left.

Hopkins, who hit previous kicks from 49 and 37 yards booted this one wide right and the Giants celebrated a comeback that kept their playoff hopes alive.

Or so they thought.

Everyone noticed a flag on the field and the refs called Giants nose tackle Dexter Lawrence for jumping offsides.

Since games cannot end on defensive penalties, the Redskins received one more untimed down and Hopkins booted a game winning 43-yard field goal through the uprights to hand the Giants a soul-crushing loss and drop them to 0-2 for the eighth time in the last nine years.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

A cat nearly lost all nine lives and became the real MVP of this Miami Hurricanes game

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When sports teams suck at life, we can always look forward to a random animal to steal the show.

If it’s a random squirrel running for its life or a bird getting creamed by a ball, animals just always seem to steal the show when the games are boring.

Well, recently, a cat nearly lost all nine lives and became the real MVP of this Miami Hurricanes game.

Sometimes you are at a Jets or a Dallas Cowboys game and you are just praying for something positive to happen as your team gets demolished before your very eyes.

Then, out of nowhere, a squirrel minding its own business and its nuts just shoots across the field dodging cleats like Biden dodges questions.

And while other fans watch a baseball game that seems like it will never end then, poof, there goes a pigeon exploding by a pitch.

Well thank the Lord an animal saved the fans in Miami from focusing on just how bad their college football team really is.

During the Hurricanes’ game against Appalachian State, random excitement hit the fans as a cat started dangling from the grandstands.

Fans weren’t this enthralled at a Miami game all season and they watched in both horror and amazement as the cat appeared to fall to its death.

But as you can see in the video above, out of nowhere Old Glory saved the day again as a fan used the American flag as a net to stifle the cat’s fall.

And the cat decided to pay respects to those who saved his life by shredding their hands to pieces.

There wasn’t a single sorority girl with dry eyes in the place after this heroic fall and catch.

And nothing beats a game souvenir like stitches and a rabies shot.

*Sports With Balls Official Polling*

One NFL team got slapped with some bad news that team officials were dreading

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The biggest controversy of the 2021 NFL season is already tearing the league apart.

It’s going to eventually affect every franchise.

And one NFL team got slapped with some bad news that team officials were dreading.

The Buffalo Bills announced a vaccine mandate for entry will go into effect on October 1.

Fans and Erie County officials are furious over the Bills imposing a medical apartheid system to segregate and discriminate against the unvaccinated.

But at least one elected official is fighting back and hitting the Bills where it hurts.

Erie County legislator Frank Todaro promised to veto any public funding for a proposed new stadium for the Bills as long as the vaccine mandate is in place.

Todaro wrote:

Today the team joins the County Executive and announces that non-vaccinated fans can no longer attend games. I don’t represent vaccinated and non-vaccinated persons, I was elected to represent people. All people. I personally am vaccinated. It was the right decision for me. It is not the right decision for everyone and I respect that. I do not like the path we are heading down as a society, and as a legislator, I cannot support it. I will not support tax dollars to build a new stadium if rules remain in place that only certain people can use it. If everyone is paying for it, everyone should be able to use it. The rule wasn’t in place on Sunday, and Highmark Stadium was packed. Obviously, people made a choice about whether or not they thought it was safe and I believe they should have that freedom. If they don’t think it is safe, they should stay home. In conclusion, if the Bills want to make these kinds of rules on their own, they can, but they should then stop asking for significant taxpayer support. I was elected to serve, not rule. That standard seems lost on County Executive Poloncarz.

Todaro – and other critics – find it outrageous that the Bills would look to collect taxpayer money for a new stadium from the unvaccinated while banning the unvaccinated from entering the premises.

The election for the Erie County legislature – which consists of 11 members – is one month after the Bill vaccine mandate goes into effect.

So this race could serve as the first test case for putting vaccine passports on the ballot.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

You won’t believe who an umpire just ejected from a Major League Baseball game

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Fans thought they had seen it all.

They were wrong.

And you won’t believe who an umpire just ejected from a Major League Baseball game.

On Wednesday night, the New York Yankees were playing the Baltimore Orioles in a game that meant everything to New York and nothing to Baltimore.

The Yankees were fighting to remain in a three-way tie for the two American League Wild Card spots.

Baltimore – on the other hand – is in the middle of tanking in historic fashion to make sure they end up with the number one overall pick in the 2022 draft.

The 45-99 Orioles thought they reached a low point in drawing crowds of fewer than 5,000 for home games at Camden Yards.

But rock bottom came in the ninth inning of Wednesday night’s game with the Orioles leading the Yankees 3 to 2.

Umpire crew chief Tim Timmons suddenly stopped the game with two men on base and Yankees Brett Gardner at the plate to eject the 20 members of the Orioles grounds crew that were hunched behind a tarp in case approaching inclement weather forced a stoppage of play.

ESPN reported:

Ready to roll out the tarp from beyond first base, nearly 20 members of the grounds crew were standing in foul territory in front of the first row of seats, waiting for a signal. What they saw was acting umpire crew chief Tim Timmons cutting across the diamond from his spot at third base, emphatically waving several times for them to completely clear the field.

Quickly, the crew scrambled down the right-field line, into the corner and out of sight.

Timmons later said he just didn’t want the crew in position to interfere with a potential play on a foul ball.

But that became academic when Gardner knocked in two runs to put the Yankees ahead 4 to 3, the margin by which New York was allowed to remain tied with the Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox for the Wild Card position.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

A major football coach just got fired and now all hell is breaking loose

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The 2021 football season just started.

Already coaches are losing their jobs.

And this major football coach just got fired and now all hell is breaking loose.

On Monday, the University of Southern California fired head football coach Clay Helton after six full seasons running the Trojans program and compiling a 46-24 record.

Athletic Director Mike Bohn announced the change on social media following USC’s 42 to 28 loss at home to the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday night.

USC is one of the “blue blood” programs in college football, and while Helton put a respectable product on the field, the Trojans never achieved the consistent greatness fans expected.

Schools are making coaching changes earlier and earlier these days.

With early signing periods in recruiting, the longer a school delays in reaching out to potential coaches and getting a new staff in place, the harder it becomes to line up a recruiting class.

And now that schools are firing coaches two years into their contracts, a new coach can’t afford to fall behind one season in recruiting.

Now USC finds itself trying to find the coach that will return the school to the glory days of the ‘60s and ‘70s when it was known as “Tailback U” thanks to the exploits of OJ Simpson, Sam Cunningham, Mike Garrett, Ricky Bell, and Marcus Allen and won three AP National Titles.

Outside of Pete Carroll’s run from 2001 to 2009, USC hovered in mediocrity, only occasionally contending for a national title.

Now the school has the entire season to try and find the man to lead USC back to its glory days.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

The NBA caved in to LeBron James with one surprising announcement

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LeBron James is still considered the top player in the NBA.

That makes LeBron James the most powerful player in the NBA.

And the NBA caved in to LeBron James with one surprising announcement.

One of the most underreported stories of the NBA offseason was LeBron James’ refusal to say if he’s vaccinated or not.

Other than sitting in silence on matters regarding the Communist Chinese and their evil government’s human rights abuses, James is all too happy to offer his personal opinion on every topic under the sun.

Given how political the vaccine became as Joe Biden and the corporate-controlled media falsely claimed only white, rural Trump supporters refused to get the shot, James’ silence stood out.

And that led to speculation that the reason James would not reveal his vaccination status was because he was not vaccinated.

Those rumors only heated up when the NBA announced that it would not require players to be vaccinated despite the fact that the league required referees and most staff to “get the jab.”

LeBron James is likely the only player in the NBA with the power and influence to lead the league to not force the vaccine on anyone else.

But NBA players not being forced to get the vaccine also highlights one of the other defining truths of this pandemic: the rules, mandates, and lockdowns never applied to elites and celebrities.

Only regular people are forced to close businesses, wear masks, and show proof of vaccination.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

The Washington Redskins were so crappy this past weekend that their fans were literally covered in poop

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The Washington Redskins are known for being a hot mess every year in the National Football League.

But with all the bad things that Washington fans have had to endure, this has to be the worst yet.

In fact, the Washington Redskins were so crappy this past weekend that their fans were literally covered in poop.

When you think of the worst franchises in NFL history, The Washington Redskins has to be near the top of your list.

They have had some successful years.

They did win the Super Bowl in 1982, 1987, and 1991.

And players like Joe Theismann and John Riggins made them a force to be reckoned with for a handful of years.

But let’s face it.

A team that would willingly give up their nickname of “Redskins” for “Football Team” is destined to be a crappy team (EDITOR’S NOTE: Sports with Balls will continue to refer to them as the “Redskins” because that’s what true Washington fans know them as).

And unfortunately for fans, their experience at a Washington game was more crappy than usual.

While watching the Redskins get their butt kicked by the Chargers in a 20-16 loss over the weekend, some fans got more excitement than they could handle.

Out of nowhere, a sewage pipe burst and it started raining turds on the fans.

So not only will the fans have to suffer through a losing season for Washington, but now they will have to do it while covered in crap.

At least Washington will have ample time to take care of their plumbing issues by Christmas.

*Sports With Balls Official Polling*

A former special forces soldier won their MMA debut and nobody’s happy about it

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History was made in MMA on Saturday night.

It was for all the wrong reasons.

And a former special forces soldier won their MMA debut and nobody’s happy about it.

Biological male Alana McLaughlin became the first transgender to compete in an American MMA fight since 2014.

McLaughlin tapped out Celine Provost in 3:32 of the second round using a rear choke.

Polls show the majority of Americans support banning biological males from competing in women’s sports.

There is a good reason for that.

Basic biology teaches that men are bigger, faster, and stronger than women on average.

Allowing biological males to compete against women gives them an unfair advantage.

Soldiers must complete rigorous physical tests to qualify for the special forces.

Anyone who achieves that distinction is an elite athlete and would automatically have a physical advantage over female competitors.

McLaughlin easily defeating Provost confirmed that allowing biological males to compete in women’s sports is unfair and absurd.

States around the country are passing bills banning biological males from competing in high school and college women’s sporting events.

As more Americans begin to identify as transgender, this will become a major issue in the sporting world.

If the McLaughlin-Provost fight is any indicator, this will not be a welcome development for female athletes.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.