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  • Bob Sheppard's Voice to Exit With Derek Jeter

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    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:23 am
    When Derek Jeter plays his final game at Yankee Stadium, Bob Sheppard will exit along with the New York Yankees captain.
  • Chafin looks to pick up first career win against Twins

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    Adam Lichtenstein
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Kyle Gibson will try to even the series against the D-backs at home on Tuesday night. Rookie Andrew Chafin will try to lock down his first big league win and take the series from the Twins at Target Field.
  • Wood looking to continue stellar second-half run

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    Joe Morgan
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    A meeting with a scuffling Atlanta team may just be what Pittsburgh needs as it tries to hold off San Francisco for the National League's top Wild Card spot. The Bucs and Braves will continue their series on Tuesday at Turner Field, with Gerrit Cole and Alex Wood squaring off.
  • Cardinals' challenge gives way to big inning

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    Daniel Kramer
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny successfully challenged a fifth-inning call Monday night that initially ruled Matt Carpenter out sliding into second base while tagging up on a flyout against the Cubs.
  • Solving bullpen puzzle Reds' offseason priority

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    Mark Sheldon
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    When Reds players disperse for the offseason after Sunday's season finale, the front office, coaches and manager Bryan Price will quickly begin to evaluate the things that went wrong and try to figure out how to get it right again. The bullpen most certainly will be one area near the top of the list. Trying to bridge the gap from the starting pitchers in the middle innings to closer Aroldis Chapman in the ninth proved to be one of Cincinnati's biggest weaknesses.
 
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  • Chafin looks to pick up first career win against Twins

    Adam Lichtenstein
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Kyle Gibson will try to even the series against the D-backs at home on Tuesday night. Rookie Andrew Chafin will try to lock down his first big league win and take the series from the Twins at Target Field.
  • Hill dislocates pinkie sliding into home plate

    Steve Gilbert
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:51 pm
    D-backs infielder Aaron Hill dislocated the tip of his right pinkie finger while sliding headfirst into home plate in Monday night's 6-2 win over the Twins.
  • Five-run frame backs impressive Collmenter

    Steve Gilbert
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Josh Collmenter continued his strong finish to the season with another impressive start. The D-backs right-hander allowed just one run over 7 1/3 innings as the D-backs beat the Twins, 6-2, on Monday night at Target Field.
  • LaRocque out of running for D-backs' GM vacancy

    Steve Gilbert
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:27 pm
    The D-backs' list of general manager candidates shrank by one Monday when Gary LaRocque elected to stay with the Cardinals organization where he is the farm director.
  • D-backs challenge, get call overturned against Twins

    Steve Gilbert
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:15 pm
    The D-backs won a manager's challenge in the fifth inning of Monday night's game with the Twins.
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  • Wood looking to continue stellar second-half run

    Joe Morgan
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    A meeting with a scuffling Atlanta team may just be what Pittsburgh needs as it tries to hold off San Francisco for the National League's top Wild Card spot. The Bucs and Braves will continue their series on Tuesday at Turner Field, with Gerrit Cole and Alex Wood squaring off.
  • Braves unable to back Harang's strong effort vs. Bucs

    Mark Bowman
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Aaron Harang made just one mistake over seven innings, but that was enough to sink the Braves in a 1-0 loss to the Pirates on Monday at Turner Field.
  • Cox gives Fredi vote of confidence as manager

    Mark Bowman
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:57 pm
    When they learned the Braves had dismissed general manager Frank Wren on Monday morning, manager Fredi Gonzalez's parents called him to see if he had been affected by any changes. In other words, they had the same question as many other fans when they learned this news.
  • Players have mixed reactions to Wren's dismissal

    Mark Bowman
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:24 pm
    As Freddie Freeman prepared for Monday night's game against the Pirates, he admitted that he did not know exactly how to feel about the news that Braves general manager Frank Wren had been relieved of his duties a few hours earlier.
  • Search for new general manager next on agenda

    Mark Bowman
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    When Braves team president John Schuerholz offered his close friend John Hart a chance to serve as a senior advisor last year, he jumped at the opportunity. But Schuerholz is going to have a hard time convincing Hart to assume anything more than the interim role that he gained when Frank Wren was dismissed from his duties as Atlanta's general manager on Monday morning.
 
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  • Cardinals' challenge gives way to big inning

    Daniel Kramer
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny successfully challenged a fifth-inning call Monday night that initially ruled Matt Carpenter out sliding into second base while tagging up on a flyout against the Cubs.
  • Wood loses steam in matchup with Cards ace

    Carrie Muskat
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Adam Wainwright gave up three hits over seven strong innings to lead the Cardinals to an 8-0 victory at Wrigley Field over left-hander Travis Wood and the Cubs. St. Louis moved another step closer to claiming the NL Central title for the second year in a row.
  • Hendricks looks to slow Cardinals at Wrigley

    Daniel Kramer
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    The Cardinals' magic number for their second straight NL Central title is down to four with five games left. "Not only that, we're trying to clinch home-field advantage," said Shelby Miller (10-9, 3.68 ERA), who will start Tuesday night opposite Cubs rookie Kyle Hendricks (7-2, 2.28 ERA).
  • Alcantara could grow into Cubs' leadoff role

    Carrie Muskat
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Arismendy Alcantara could be the Cubs' leadoff man of the future, manager Rick Renteria said Monday, adding that the switch-hitter needs to improve on his approach from the left side.
  • Renteria: Enforcing rules can speed pace of play

    Carrie Muskat
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Cubs manager Rick Renteria said baseball may be able to speed up the pace of the game if it enforced some of the rules already in the books, especially regarding how much time a pitcher has to throw and a batter has in the box.
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  • Solving bullpen puzzle Reds' offseason priority

    Mark Sheldon
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    When Reds players disperse for the offseason after Sunday's season finale, the front office, coaches and manager Bryan Price will quickly begin to evaluate the things that went wrong and try to figure out how to get it right again. The bullpen most certainly will be one area near the top of the list. Trying to bridge the gap from the starting pitchers in the middle innings to closer Aroldis Chapman in the ninth proved to be one of Cincinnati's biggest weaknesses.
  • Cueto looking to bounce back from rare rough start

    Stephen Petrella
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:06 pm
    After losing two of three games in a crucial series against the Pirates, the Brewers will turn their attention to the Reds on Tuesday. Mike Fiers and Johnny Cueto will be squaring off in the opener at Great American Ball Park.
  • Simon, homers help Reds leave St. Louis with win

    Mark Sheldon
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Jay Bruce hit two of the Reds' four homers in a 7-2 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday night at Busch Stadium. Reds starter Alfredo Simon worked his third straight quality start as he allowed two earned runs and seven hits over six innings, with two walks and three strikeouts for his 15th win.
  • Reds challenge, get call overturned at first base

    Mark Sheldon
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:07 pm
    The Reds were successful Sunday with a replay challenge vs. the Cardinals.
  • Reds say Latos won't make another 2014 start

    Mark Sheldon
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos began this season injured, and that's how he's going to end it as well. Latos, who has already missed two starts with a bone bruise in his right elbow, is not slated to get one final start this week before the season ends.
 
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  • De La Rosa looks to finish off solid season with rare road win

    Corey Brock
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:22 pm
    A pair of left-handers face each other in the penultimate game between two NL West Division foes as Robbie Erlin (4-4) of the Padres gets the start against Jorge De La Rosa (14-11) of the Rockies on Tuesday night at Petco Park.
  • Rockies' road woes live on despite Matzek's gem

    Thomas Harding
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:07 pm
    The Rockies slipped into their road ways on Monday night, wasting a strong starting pitching performance from lefty Tyler Matzek in a 1-0 loss to the Padres at Petco Park in front of 19,770.
  • Bergman, Butler headed to Arizona Fall League

    Thomas Harding
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Rockies rookie right-handers Christian Bergman and Eddie Butler will be among the four pitchers that will represent the organization in the Arizona Fall League, the club announced Monday.
  • Weiss disappointed with Rockies' home record

    Cody Ulm
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Overall, the Rockies have only reached the 50-win mark at home four times, two of which came during the team's most recent Wild Card seasons (2007 and 2009).
  • Rox finish final homestand with sweep of D-backs

    Cody Ulm
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    The Rockies topped the D-backs, 8-3, on Sunday to complete the four-game sweep of Arizona and extend their winning streak to six games.
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  • Oberholtzer aiming to help square set with Texas

    Adam Lichtenstein
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Nick Martinez and the Rangers will look to continue their winning ways when they try to secure a series victory against Brett Oberholtzer and the Astros on Tuesday night.
  • Tropeano gains experience in loss to Rangers

    Brian McTaggart
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Nick Tropeano gave up four runs in 6 2/3 innings, including a bases-clearing triple, as the Astros dropped a 4-3 decision to the Rangers in the series opener on Monday night.
  • Astros to make bullpen help priority for 2015

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Veteran reliever Jesse Crain was able to get on the mound and throw a simulated game on Monday to test his right shoulder. His recovery took longer than expected, while Matt Albers pitched in eight games this season before being shut down. Both free-agent signings were expected to bolster the Astros' bullpen.
  • Bogar says he hasn't discussed Astros' post

    Brian McTaggart
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Rangers interim manager Tim Bogar was on the Astros' list of potential candidates prior to Ron Washington's resignation, but Houston might not even get the chance to talk with him about its full-time skipper job.
  • Astros close home slate with impressive series win

    Richard Dean
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    The Astros rallied past the Mariners, 8-3, on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park in their final home game of the season. Much to the delight of the 31,466 in attendance, who gave Jose Altuve a brief standing ovation when he left the field with two outs in the top of the ninth inning with Houston comfortably ahead.
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  • Haren's solid start kicks in player option

    Michael Lananna
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:25 am
    By reaching the 180-inning plateau this season, Dan Haren triggered a $500,000 bonus in his contract and a vesting player option for 2015. He'd make $10 million with the Dodgers next season if he exercises that option.
  • Dodgers' magic number still three after 13-inning loss

    Michael Lananna
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:14 am
    While Tommy Lasorda celebrated his 87th birthday at Dodger Stadium on Monday, the Dodgers pushed back any celebration of their own to another day, falling to the rival Giants, 5-2, in 13 innings.
  • More Greinke dominance could put Dodgers on verge

    Ryan Hood
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:08 am
    With the Dodgers sending Zack Greinke to the mound Tuesday, they have the right guy going to the mound to set up a postgame celebration Wednesday. The Giants -- who are tied with the Pirates atop the NL's Wild Card standings -- just might be countering with the right guy, though, in ace Madison Bumgarner
  • Dodgers lose challenge on pickoff play vs. Giants

    Michael Lananna
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:08 pm
    With two outs in the seventh inning Monday, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly unsuccessfully challenged a safe call at first base vs. the Giants.The call came on a pickoff attempt by catcher A.J. Ellis with Juan Perez at first.
  • Kershaw honored as repeat Campanella Award winner

    Jake Kring-Schreifels
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Clayton Kershaw on Monday was named the winner of the ninth annual Roy Campanella Award, which is given to the Dodgers player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership of the late Hall of Fame catcher.
 
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  • Many theories, few answers for Brewers' slump

    Adam McCalvy
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:27 pm
    On their make-or-break road trip, the Brewers have surrendered only 12 runs -- but they have scored just eight times while losing four of six games to fall to the brink of elimination. Hitting coach Johnny Narron cited the playoff-caliber opponents in St. Louis and Pittsburgh, but Milwaukee's scoring slide has gone on much longer.
  • Playoff hopes fading, Brewers turn to Fiers in Cincy

    Stephen Petrella
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:06 pm
    After losing two of three games in a crucial series against the Pirates, the Brewers will turn their attention to the Reds on Tuesday. Mike Fiers and Johnny Cueto will be squaring off in the opener at Great American Ball Park.
  • Pitching staff doing part to keep Brewers in hunt

    Adam McCalvy
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Even with a subpar stretch of starting pitching -- during which the team lost 16 of 19 games in late August and early September -- the Brewers are on pace for their second-best staff ERA in more than two decades.
  • Gomez's baserunning mistake proves costly in ninth

    Adam McCalvy
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    The mistake, Carlos Gomez said after a loss that severely hampered the Brewers' bid for the postseason, was not leaving second base. It was stopping on the way to third.
  • Brewers' playoff hopes dealt blow in loss to Bucs

    Adam McCalvy
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Wily Peralta allowed just one run over seven strong innings, but the Brewers couldn't find any offense in a 1-0 loss to the Pirates on Sunday at PNC Park.
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  • Shark, six-run first inning pad A's Wild Card lead

    Jane Lee
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:08 am
    The A's walked all over Angels starter C.J. Wilson on Monday night, scoring six times in the first inning and cruising to an 8-4 win behind red-hot righty Jeff Samardzija at the O.co Coliseum.
  • A's have arms for an October run

    Lyle Spencer
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Here is an unexpected plot twist as a season full of surprises narrows to its final days. If the Athletics make it to the postseason in the mad scramble that is the American League Wild Card chase, they will be armed and dangerous. And Jeff Samardzija is a big reason.
  • Gray looks to move A's closer to clinching

    Aaron Leibowitz
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:23 pm
    With Sonny Gray on the mound and a one-game lead for the top AL Wild Card spot, the A's control their own destiny as they prepare for the middle game of three against the Angels at the O.co Coliseum on Tuesday.
  • Lowrie doesn't let sore foot keep him out of action

    Aaron Leibowitz
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Shortstop Jed Lowrie was in the A's lineup for Monday's series opener against the Angels despite leaving Sunday's game with a left foot contusion. Lowrie was hit by a pitch in the first inning and departed after the fourth, but he will push through some discomfort with his team battling for an American League Wild Card spot.
  • Hammel rejoins A's, set to start on Thursday

    Jane Lee
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:39 pm
    A's right-hander Jason Hammel, who spent the weekend with his family in Massachusetts for the birth of his second child, a girl named Colby Jane, returned to the team Monday and is scheduled to make his next start Thursday in Texas.
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  • Mets near extension with GM Alderson

    Anthony DiComo
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
    The Mets are close to announcing a three-year contract extension with general manager Sandy Alderson, according to a club source. The team has not confirmed the extension.
  • Mets farmhands take right mindset into 2015

    Anthony DiComo and Tim Healey
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    A few intriguing chips remain in the upper levels of the Mets' farm system, ready to contribute as soon as next season. Several of them made their way to Citi Field last week, taking time to discuss their personal situations heading into the offseason.
  • Mets complete sweep behind dominant deGrom

    Jon Cooper
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    In his previous start against Miami at Citi Field, Jacob deGrom tied a modern Major League record by striking out the first eight hitters he faced. On Sunday afternoon at Turner Field, deGrom only struck out the first four Braves hitters but fired four perfect innings, allowed two runs and three hits over six innings to lead the Mets to a 10-2 win and a sweep of the weekend series.
  • Colon aims to win Mets' fourth straight game

    Tim Healey
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    With sights set on home-field advantage, the Nats will send out Tanner Roark to square off against Bartolo Colon and the Mets for the series opener at Nationals Park on Tuesday night.
  • Collins sees value in time off for pitchers during season

    Jon Cooper
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    The impressive work from Jacob deGrom, who missed the entire 2011 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, following a break gave Collins food for thought: Why not give pitchers some time off during the course of the season?
 
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  • Phils hold private workout for Cuban slugger Tomas

    Todd Zolecki
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:55 pm
    The Phillies got a much closer look Monday at Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas. A source confirmed reports the team privately worked out Tomas in the Dominican Republic.
  • Inbox: How will Phils' offseason play out?

    Todd Zolecki
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    In the latest Phillies Inbox, beat reporter Todd Zolecki answers fans' questions on what to expect this offseason, the status of the outfield and whether Jonathan Papelbon could be on the trade market.
  • Phils drop seesaw finale with A's in 10th

    Alex Espinoza
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Despite rallying for ties after falling behind three times in the series finale, the Phillies were saddled with an 8-6 walk-off loss in 10 innings to the AL Wild Card-leading A's on Sunday in Oakland.
  • Red-hot Hamels leads Phillies vs. rival Marlins

    Steven Petrella
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:44 pm
    The Phillies begin a three-game set against the Marlins on Tuesday. Cole Hamels will get the ball for Philadelphia, which trails Miami in the NL East. The Marlins will send Henderson Alvarez to the mound.
  • First career save a testament to Giles' progress

    Alex Espinoza
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Phillies rookie setup man Ken Giles recorded his first career save on Saturday, which also marked his 24th birthday. And to think, when he turned 23, Giles was getting prepared for the Arizona Fall League after a disappointing season at the Class A Advanced level.
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  • Haren's solid start kicks in player option

    Michael Lananna
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:25 am
    By reaching the 180-inning plateau this season, Dan Haren triggered a $500,000 bonus in his contract and a vesting player option for 2015. He'd make $10 million with the Dodgers next season if he exercises that option.
  • Dodgers' magic number still three after 13-inning loss

    Michael Lananna
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:14 am
    While Tommy Lasorda celebrated his 87th birthday at Dodger Stadium on Monday, the Dodgers pushed back any celebration of their own to another day, falling to the rival Giants, 5-2, in 13 innings.
  • Determined Giants keeping West hopes alive

    Mike Bauman
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:56 am
    Barring catastrophe, the Giants are still a postseason team. As such, they have plenty still at stake. So the Giants produced a truly determined effort Monday night against the archrival Dodgers.
  • Shark, six-run first inning pad A's Wild Card lead

    Jane Lee
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:08 am
    The A's walked all over Angels starter C.J. Wilson on Monday night, scoring six times in the first inning and cruising to an 8-4 win behind red-hot righty Jeff Samardzija at the O.co Coliseum.
  • A's have arms for an October run

    Lyle Spencer
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Here is an unexpected plot twist as a season full of surprises narrows to its final days. If the Athletics make it to the postseason in the mad scramble that is the American League Wild Card chase, they will be armed and dangerous. And Jeff Samardzija is a big reason.
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  • Cole trying to keep Bucs in first Wild Card spot

    Joe Morgan
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    A meeting with a scuffling Atlanta team may just be what Pittsburgh needs as it tries to hold off San Francisco for the National League's top Wild Card spot. The Bucs and Braves will continue their series on Tuesday at Turner Field, with Gerrit Cole and Alex Wood squaring off.
  • Liriano's gem puts Bucs on cusp of playoff berth

    Tom Singer
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Francisco Liriano struck out seven over six shutout frames and Andrew McCutchen went deep as the Bucs reduced their magic number to two with a 1-0 win over the Braves on Monday at Turner Field.
  • Bucs attend showcase of Cuban outfielder Tomas

    Tom Singer
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:16 pm
    The Pirates were among the teams to attend an all-comers showcase workout on Sunday in the Dominican Republic by outfielder Yasmany Tomas -- perhaps the next "big deal" from Cuba.
  • Hurdle: Pirates focused on task, not opponent

    Tom Singer
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:16 pm
    A late-season matchup between the Pirates and Braves that very recently loomed as a huge showdown for postseason rights lost its sizzle with Atlanta's sudden elimination.
  • Bucs closing in on playoff spot after blanking Crew

    Tom Singer
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Vance Worley went eight strong innings and Russell Martin drove in the game's only run as the Bucs reduced their magic number to three with a 1-0 win over the Brewers on Sunday at PNC Park.
 
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  • Dan Haren's 2015 Option Vests

    Jeff Todd
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Dodgers starter Dan Haren now holds a $10MM player option for next season after notching his 180th inning on the year. By reaching that mark, he also triggered a $500K bonus (on top of $1.5MM in innings-pitched and games-started bonuses already met). Haren, who just turned 34, joined the Dodgers on a one-year, $10MM deal that was filled with a variety of incentives. He has now achieved most of them, including the most valuable: the $10MM player option for next year. At one point, 180 innings seemed like a long shot, but Haren fought through a mid-season swoon and re-emerged as a much-needed…
  • AL Notes: Yankees, Joyce, Twins, Astros

    Jeff Todd
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:25 pm
    A 2015 postseason appearance for the Yankees will likely hinge on improvements from costly middle-of-the-order hitters like Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann, and Mark Teixeira, writes Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Barring a surprise, last year’s big spending leaves the club with few options to add significant run production to its lineup, explains Sherman. Here’s more from the American League: Rays outfielder Matt Joyce says that he believes he will be dealt in the offseason, as Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The 30-year-old is entering his final year of arbitration…
  • Alcides Escobar Joins The Legacy Agency

    Steve Adams
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Alcides Escobar, formerly represented by the Kinzer Management Group, has changed agencies and is now represented by the Legacy Agency, reports Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal. Escobar will be represented by Peter Greenberg. The 27-year-old Escobar has enjoyed a bounceback season after a woeful 2013 at the plate, improving his slash line from .234/.259/.300 to .281/.314/.376. Ultimate Zone Rating has pegged Escobar as an above-average throughout his career, and Fangraphs rates his baserunning ability among the best in the game. Over the past three seasons, only Mike Trout, Jacoby…
  • Diamondbacks To Announce New GM On Thursday

    Charlie Wilmoth
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Here’s the latest on the Diamondbacks’ search for a new GM following the recent removal of Kevin Towers from that role. SEPTEMBER 22: The Diamondbacks will announce their new GM on Thursday, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today (Twitter links). Dave Stewart is the heavy favorite for the job, although DeJon Watson is still under consideration. The team will also be promoting scouting director Ray Montgomery, according to Nightengale. In a third tweet, Nightengale says it wouldn’t be far-fetched to see Stewart named GM, Watson hired as an assistant GM, Montgomery promoted and…
  • Reactions To & Fallout From The Braves' GM Change

    Mark Polishuk
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    The Braves’ offseason has already begun with the firing of general manager Frank Wren earlier today.  Here’s some more about the Braves’ decision and what’s next for the team… Interim GM John Hart, team president John Schuerholz and long-time former manager Bobby Cox met with the media to discuss the move.  Schuerholz said he became concerned about the team’s dysfunction during the summer and felt a change was necessary before the end of the season (tweets from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale). Hart is happy in his interim GM role and he’ll stay…
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  • Bears Hold on to Beat Jets 27-19

    Joel Liberatore
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:46 pm
    The Bears defense forced three turnovers and Ryan Mundy scored on an interception return on the second play of the game as the Bears won their second straight road game 27-19 over the Jets.  Rookie CB Kyle Fuller had another interception, his third of the season. Offensively, Jay Cutler threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns to Martellus Bennett.
  • Blackhawks Fill United Center for Scrimmage

    Joel Liberatore
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:42 pm
  • DePaul students on alert after bizarre incidents involving phone numbers

    WGN Web Desk
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    DePaul University has issued a safety alert to students at their Lincoln Park campus. Around 1 a.m. on September 8, a female student was approached by a man who talked her into giving up her phone number.  Campus police say he then forced a hug from the girl and left. Last weekend, several more similar reports, but this time, the university claims several men were involved. Once the phone numbers were obtained did, DePaul claims the men posted them on a  member only website. Anyone with information is asked to call Public Safety at DePaul at 773-325-7777
  • Grandfather charged after video of boy repeatedly throwing puppy in street goes viral

    WGN Web Desk
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Flint, MI — A man is now charged after a disturbing video went viral. The video showed a 4-year-old boy repeatedly throwing a puppy into the street. Kevin Stange, the grandfather of the boy, faces animal abuse charges. While the dog is doing fine, mental health experts said the boy in the video may need professional help. The grandfather is in jail on animal abuse charges as well as a list of other felonies, but many are wondering what is next for the young boy. “I guess the question for all of us is what is going on in his mind,” said Nancy Rodda, director at Genesee Health…
  • Mother struck and killed by SUV after pushing daughter out of the way in St Louis

    WGN Web Desk
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:23 pm
    A mother was killed after pushing her own daughter out of the way of an oncoming car in a St Louis parking lot. Fox 2 in St Louis reports the mother and her 10-year-old daughter were walking out a Walgreens when an SUV drove up on to the sidewalk. The mother pushed her girl out of the way. She was struck by the SUV and was pronounced dead at the scene. The girl was unharmed. The driver of the SUV was a woman in her 30s. She was treated by paramedics. More on the story at Fox 2.
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  • Erlin fills in for Ross with 2015 rotation spot on his mind

    Corey Brock
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:22 pm
    A pair of left-handers face each other in the penultimate game between two NL West Division foes as Robbie Erlin (4-4) of the Padres gets the start against Jorge De La Rosa (14-11) of the Rockies on Tuesday night at Petco Park.
  • Stults, Rivera carry Padres past Rockies

    Corey Brock
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Eric Stults didn't allow a run over 6 1/3 innings and Rene Rivera knocked in the only run of the game Monday as the Padres edged the Rockies, 1-0, before a crowd of 19,770 at Petco Park.
  • Padres shut down Ross for season

    Corey Brock
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    The Padres officially put a finish to Tyson Ross' 2014 season on Monday, saying that he will not make another appearance during the team's final seven regular season games.
  • Cashner collects NL Player of Week Award

    Joey Nowak
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Padres starter Andrew Cashner was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Majors in innings and going 2-0 from Sept. 15-21.
  • Padres back Kennedy in sweeping Giants

    Corey Brock
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Ian Kennedy allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings Sunday and the Padres scored four runs in the sixth inning on their way to an 8-2 victory over the Giants at Petco Park. The Padres (74-81) swept the three-game series from the Giants (84-71).
 
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  • Waino delivering right stuff for October

    Phil Rogers
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:53 pm
    After Adam Wainwright picked up his 20th victory on Monday night, manager Mike Matheny said all you really need to know about why the Cardinals are as dangerous as any team in the National League. "He's right where we need him to be,'' Matheny said.
  • Cardinals' challenge gives way to big inning

    Daniel Kramer
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny successfully challenged a fifth-inning call Monday night that initially ruled Matt Carpenter out sliding into second base while tagging up on a flyout against the Cubs.
  • Wainwright carves up Cubs for win No. 20

    Jenifer Langosch
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Buoyed by an awakening offense against the Cubs, Adam Wainwright captured win No. 20 with seven dominant innings and the Cardinals cruised to an 8-0 victory, lowering their magic number to clinch the NL Central title to four.
  • Cards continue marching toward title at Wrigley

    Daniel Kramer
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    The Cardinals' magic number for their second straight NL Central title is down to four with five games left. "Not only that, we're trying to clinch home-field advantage," said Shelby Miller (10-9, 3.68 ERA), who will start Tuesday night opposite Cubs rookie Kyle Hendricks (7-2, 2.28 ERA).
  • Motte, Siegrist on bubble for postseason spots

    Jenifer Langosch
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:11 pm
    As the Cardinals prepare to build a roster for their first postseason matchup, they'll have to consider the readiness of a pair of relievers who have contributed to playoff runs before but are not currently at their best.
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  • Determined Giants keeping West hopes alive

    Mike Bauman
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:56 am
    Barring catastrophe, the Giants are still a postseason team. As such, they have plenty still at stake. So the Giants produced a truly determined effort Monday night against the archrival Dodgers.
  • Giants turn to Bumgarner in pursuit of Dodgers

    Ryan Hood
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:08 am
    With the Dodgers sending Zack Greinke to the mound Tuesday, they have the right guy going to the mound to set up a postgame celebration Wednesday. The Giants -- who are tied with the Pirates atop the NL's Wild Card standings -- just might be countering with the right guy, though, in ace Madison Bumgarner
  • Rally in 13th gets Giants closer to Dodgers

    Chris Haft
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Pinch-hitter Andrew Susac delivered a tie-breaking RBI single and Gregor Blanco added a two-run double in Monday's 13th inning to lift the Giants to a 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers as the traditional rivals opened a three-game series that has each of them playing for high stakes.
  • Dodgers lose challenge on pickoff play vs. Giants

    Michael Lananna
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:08 pm
    With two outs in the seventh inning Monday, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly unsuccessfully challenged a safe call at first base vs. the Giants.The call came on a pickoff attempt by catcher A.J. Ellis with Juan Perez at first.
  • Dominguez gets unique ball after first homer

    Chris Haft
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:49 pm
    Giants rookie Chris Dominguez made Sunday a day to remember for himself by starting his first Major League game and clobbering a two-run homer off Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy in the seventh inning. Consistent with big league custom, Dominguez received the ball as a souvenir. But it obviously had been gifted first.
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  • Harper opens up in conversation with MLB.com

    Bill Ladson
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:51 pm
    If the Nationals want to go far into the postseason, they need outfielder Bryce Harper to help carry them. Lately, his bat has been much improved. Since Aug. 1, the 21-year-old Harper is 48-for 172 (.279) with a .332 on-base percentage. MLB.com caught up with Harper recently to talk about the 2014 season.
  • Dominant Strasburg helps Nats sweep Fish

    Maria Torres
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:26 pm
    The postseason is just over a week away, and even though they've secured a spot in the postseason, the Nationals haven't let up on their opponents. Washington earned a 2-1 win over the Marlins on Sunday to sweep them in four games and end their 11-game road trip with a 9-2 mark.
  • Roark looks to keep Nats rolling against Mets

    Tim Healey
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    With sights set on home-field advantage, the Nats will send out Tanner Roark to square off against Bartolo Colon and the Mets for the series opener at Nationals Park on Tuesday night.
  • Gelling Nats cruise to 90-win mark

    Maria Torres
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    It's hard to pin the Nats' recent success on one thing. Between the pitching staff's Majors-leading 3.03 ERA and the offense's 269 second-half runs entering Sunday's finale vs. the Marlins, a lot has come together for the club to win 90 games for the second time since moving to Washington before the 2005 season.
  • Zimmerman returns from DL, continues to test hammy

    Maria Torres
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Given all the time he's missed, the likelihood that Ryan Zimmerman could come back from his Grade 3 hamstring strain in time to help out the Nationals as they try to secure home-field advantage in the postseason seemed pretty dim. But in a flurry of rehab activity over the last week, Zimmerman made a convincing case for Washington to activate him from the disabled list in time for Saturday's game at Marlins Park.
 
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  • Orioles clinch home field in ALDS despite loss

    Brittany Ghiroli
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Despite losing, 5-0, to the Yankees on Monday night, the Orioles clinched home-field advantage in their American League Division Series with the Tigers' loss to the White Sox.
  • Jimenez gets another start as O's line up ALDS rotation

    Jake Kring-Schreifels
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
    While the Yankees know they need a big finish -- and a bigger dose of luck -- to reach the postseason, the Orioles are trying to catch the Angels for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
  • Showalter will go with four-man rotation in ALDS

    Brittany Ghiroli
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Manager Buck Showalter is expected to reveal his full American League Division Series rotation in the next few days, but he did confirm on Monday night that he will go with four starters.
  • Markakis back in lineup; Pearce eyes Wednesday return

    Brittany Ghiroli
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:38 pm
    The Orioles' starting lineup looked a little more familiar on Monday night with Nick Markakis back for the first time since Tuesday while Adam Jones, who had two of the previous three games off, played center field.
  • O's late rally falls short in finale with Red Sox

    Brittany Ghiroli
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Orioles walked off the field on Sunday afternoon knowing this wouldn't be their last time at Camden Yards in 2014. And that was a really good feeling. While the O's regular-season home finale -- a 3-2 loss to last-place Boston -- was pretty forgettable, Baltimore has a chance to create some much more meaningful memories when the calendar flips to October.
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  • For Buchholz, everything begins with offseason

    Ian Browne
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The enthusiasm Clay Buchholz speaks with these days doesn't necessarily mesh with the numbers (8-9, 5.29 ERA), which, by any measure, aren't pretty and haven't been all season. But the fact that the right-hander can find positives in his current situation and his immediate future is a very good thing for the 2015 Red Sox.
  • Buchholz seeks more domination of Rays

    David Adler
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    The Rays and Red Sox entered 2014 with championship hopes, but both clubs enter the final week of the regular season already looking toward next year. Alex Cobb and Clay Buchholz will take the mound for Tuesday's series opener at Fenway Park.
  • Bogaerts dealing with neck stiffness

    Ian Browne
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Shortstop Xander Bogaerts left Sunday's 3-2 win in the second inning with stiffness in his neck. He is expected to return to the lineup when the Red Sox open their final homestand of the season on Tuesday night against the Rays.
  • Kelly stymies O's to give Red Sox rubber game

    Ian Browne
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Joe Kelly has already endeared himself to the Red Sox with his consistency and competitiveness. The right-hander, acquired in the John Lackey trade on July 31, fired seven strong innings on Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards to lead Boston to a 3-2 victory over the Orioles.
  • Call upheld in Red Sox-Orioles finale

    David Wilson
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    After Caleb Joseph hit a grounder in the seventh inning, the Red Sox thought the inning should have been over. Ryan Flaherty was called out at second, but Joseph was ruled safe at first. After a review of 3 minutes, 35 seconds for John Farrell's challenge, the call was upheld.
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  • Bassitt twirls gem, blanks Tigers for 7 2/3 in first win

    Scott Merkin
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:57 pm
    The friends and family members who made the short trip from Curtice, Ohio, to Detroit to support White Sox rookie Chris Bassitt quite possibly witnessed the best game of the right-hander's career in a 2-0 victory over the Tigers. A stellar shutout effort over 7 2/3 innings marked Bassitt's first career victory Monday night.
  • Carroll, White Sox out to spoil Tigers' Central plans

    Joe Morgan
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Leading the Royals by just one game in the American League Central race, the Tigers hope left-hander David Price can get back on track Tuesday night when he opposes rookie righty Scott Carroll and the White Sox at Comerica Park.
  • Avisail realizes V-Mart will be highly coveted as free agent

    Scott Merkin
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Victor Martinez, who is turning in a Most Valuable Player-caliber performance for the Tigers during the finale of a four-year, $50 million deal, would be a great free-agent fit with the White Sox in 2015 and beyond. The White Sox need a big left-handed bat to work with Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia, and the team had interest in Martinez before coming to an agreement with Adam Dunn four years ago.
  • White Sox announce dignitaries for Paul Konerko Day

    Scott Merkin
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
    The 2005 World Series champion White Sox will be well represented at U.S. Cellular Field this Saturday for the festivities encompassing Paul Konerko Day before the 6:10 p.m. CT first pitch with the Royals.
  • Johnson prepared to work for second-base job in camp

    Scott Merkin
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:04 pm
    There are many who believe Micah Johnson, the White Sox fourth-rated prospect per MLB.com, holds the edge for the starting second-base job in 2015 and beyond. The left-handed-hitting, fleet-footed 23-year-old would not count himself as part of that group.
 
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  • Tribe's playoff pursuit stalls in loss to Royals

    Jordan Bastian
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:23 pm
    On Monday night, while staring down a clear chance to gain ground in this year's Wild Card chase, the Tribe came up short as the bats went quiet in Royals lefty Danny Duffy's return to the mound, spoiling a solid start from Carlos Carrasco and sending Cleveland on its way to a deflating 2-0 loss at Progressive Field.
  • Salazar seeking to help Tribe gain ground in playoff race

    Jackson Alexander
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Royals starter Yordano Ventura makes the most important start of his young career on Tuesday versus the Indians, as the rookie seeks to keep Kansas City in the American League Central hunt, and improve its postseason positioning. Danny Salazar starts for Cleveland as it looks to keep fighting for a spot in October.
  • Tribe holds off Royals to complete suspended game

    Jordan Bastian
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:26 pm
    It took the Indians more than three weeks to record three critical outs against the Royals. On Monday, Cleveland completed a suspended game with Kansas City, picking up an important 4-3, 10-inning victory over its American League Central rivals before beginning a key late-season series at Progressive Field.
  • Indians to manage Kipnis' hamstring injury

    Jordan Bastian
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Jason Kipnis has felt improvement with his ailing right hamstring in recent days, but the Indians are not ready to send the second baseman back to the field.
  • Francona: I told you Kluber wasn't fatigued

    Jordan Bastian
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    At the start of September, right-hander Corey Kluber did not like answering questions about possibly fighting fatigue. Indians manager Terry Francona was not too thrilled with having to address that issue, either.
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  • Cleared by MLB medical panel, Avila feels fine in return

    Jason Beck
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:06 pm
    Alex Avila received clearance from a Major League Baseball medical panel to return to action early Monday evening, just in time to put him back in the Tigers' lineup for Monday night's game against the White Sox. In the 2-0 loss, Avila went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, but wouldn't blame his performance on not playing for a week.
  • Blanked by Sox, Tigers' Central lead down to one

    Jason Beck
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:55 pm
    With a 2-0 loss to the White Sox on Monday night and the Royals' win over the Indians, the Tigers' American League Central lead is down to just one game over the Royals with six games remaining.
  • Holding slim Central lead, Tigers counting on Price

    Joe Morgan
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Leading the Royals by just one game in the American League Central race, the Tigers hope left-hander David Price can get back on track Tuesday night when he opposes rookie righty Scott Carroll and the White Sox at Comerica Park.
  • Torii's recent play erases any doubts in Ausmus' mind

    Jason Beck
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Torii Hunter went to bat against Kelvin Herrera Sunday at Kansas City and turned on a 99-mph fastball, lining a double into the left-field corner. On Monday, Hunter's manager went to bat for him. Hunter, Brad Ausmus admitted, has proven him wrong.
  • Returning from DL today, Anibal to pitch in relief

    Jason Beck
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Anibal Sanchez will return from the disabled list Tuesday. He will not be returning to the Tigers' rotation. With the right-hander feeling OK following his 45-pitch simulated game Sunday, the Tigers are going ahead with plans to add him to their bullpen for the stretch run and postseason. He will not make a start this week.
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  • Yost not afraid to use rookie Finnegan in key spot

    Dick Kaegel
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Royals starter Danny Duffy, just back from an injury, was finished after six shutout innings. There was a 2-0 lead over the Indians on Monday night, and the seventh inning usually belongs to reliever Kelvin Herrera, who had been worked hard of late. So what's a manager to do? Why, call in rookie left-hander Brandon Finnegan, with all of 4 1/3 innings on his Major League resume.
  • Royals get 'split' with Tribe, close on Tigers in Central

    Dick Kaegel
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings in his return to the Kansas City rotation and the Royals added a 2-0 victory over Cleveland to their postseason push on Monday night.
  • Ventura can help pitch KC into tie atop AL Central

    Jackson Alexander
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Royals starter Yordano Ventura makes the most important start of his young career on Tuesday versus the Indians, as the rookie seeks to keep Kansas City in the American League Central hunt, and improve its postseason positioning. Danny Salazar starts for Cleveland as it looks to keep fighting for a spot in October.
  • Royals rally but fall short in suspended game vs. Tribe

    Dick Kaegel
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Now it's finally over. Cleveland won the suspended game of Aug. 31 when the last half-inning was completed on Monday night. The score was 4-3, with the Royals scoring one run in the 10th inning. Technically, the game was resumed after a 58-minute rain delay.
  • Royals announce 2015 FanFest dates, location

    Dick Kaegel
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    The 2015 Royals FanFest will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, and Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Kansas City Convention Center's Bartle Hall. This will be the second straight year that the FanFest will be held at the downtown location.
 
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  • Wilson gets hook in first as Angels fall to A's

    Alden Gonzalez
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:09 am
    The Angels lost to the A's, 8-4, on Monday night in Oakland, but game outcomes aren't necessarily important this week. Most prevalent in the American League West champions' minds is likely how badly C.J. Wilson struggled.
  • LeBlanc gets another start as Angels eye top seed

    Aaron Leibowitz
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:23 pm
    With Sonny Gray on the mound and a one-game lead for the top AL Wild Card spot, the A's control their own destiny as they prepare for the middle game of three against the Angels at the O.co Coliseum on Tuesday.
  • Morris 'flattered' by interview for D-backs' GM opening

    Alden Gonzalez
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Longtime Reds first baseman Hal Morris, like most retired hitters, still feels most comfortable on the field, "around the batting cage." But he's transitioned into a front-office role, currently finishing his third season as the Angels' director of pro scouting and recently being a candidate to be the D-backs' new general manager.
  • Hamilton, Shoemaker remain iffy for ALDS

    Alden Gonzalez
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:09 pm
    The Angels still aren't sure when Josh Hamilton and Matt Shoemaker will return to full baseball activities, how much action they'll get before the start of the postseason or if they'll even be healthy enough to play when the American League Division Series starts on Oct. 2.
  • Late homer by Rangers sinks Angels in home finale

    Matthew DeFranks
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Ryan Rua's ninth-inning solo home run off Huston Street lifted the Rangers to a 2-1 win on Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium.
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  • Pirela gets two hits, RBI in big league debut

    Bryan Hoch
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Jose Pirela set a Yankees franchise record just by stepping into the batter's box on Monday, and he then made his Major League debut in style by ripping a run-scoring triple in his first at-bat.
  • McCarthy looks to stay hot against Orioles

    Jake Kring-Schreifels
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
    While the Yankees know they need a big finish -- and a bigger dose of luck -- to reach the postseason, the Orioles are trying to catch the Angels for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
  • Jeter turns back clock with three-RBI night

    Bryan Hoch
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Derek Jeter enjoyed his first three-RBI game since 2012 and Michael Pineda turned in his most dominant start in pinstripes, teaming with three relievers to hold the Orioles to just one hit in a 5-0 victory on Monday at Yankee Stadium, marking the Yankees' fifth win in their last six contests.
  • Teixeira gets cortisone injection in right wrist

    Bryan Hoch
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Mark Teixeira received a cortisone injection in his troublesome right wrist on Monday, the third one he has required this season, and he is hopeful it will allow him to return to the lineup and finish the year healthy.
  • CC expects to throw off mound within three weeks

    Bryan Hoch
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:47 pm
    As far as the Yankees are concerned, CC Sabathia made his first official rehab tosses on Monday, making 20 throws at a distance of 60 feet. But that does not count the spirals the injured left-hander has been secretly uncorking over the past few weeks.
 
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  • Needing to come up aces, Mariners turn to King Felix

    Jamie Ross
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Felix Hernandez starts for the desperate, Wild Card-chasing Mariners on Tuesday night in Toronto, with R.A. Dickey looking to continue his late-season surge for the Blue Jays.
  • Mariners accosted north of the border

    Greg Johns
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:32 pm
    With an opportunity to gain ground in the Wild Card race, the Mariners fell flat in Toronto, as James Paxton allowed eight earned runs inside of three innings in a crushing 14-4 loss to the Blue Jays on Monday night, leaving Seattle two games back of a Wild Card spot with only six left to play.
  • Blue Jays handily beat Mariners in game, edge them in reviews, 2-1

    Jamie Ross
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:27 pm
    There were three video reviews during Monday's Toronto-Seattle game at Rogers Centre, with the first and third results favoring the Blue Jays, the second one favoring the Mariners.
  • After MRI, Elias shut down for the season

    Greg Johns
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Mariners rookie left-hander Roenis Elias has a strained left elbow and will not throw for 4-6 weeks, thereby ending his season.
  • Mariners move Young out of rotation

    Greg Johns
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:21 pm
    After giving up four home runs in his last start, Mariners veteran Chris Young will not be in the rotation for his next scheduled outing on Thursday, manager Lloyd McClendon said Monday.
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  • Humbled Guerrieri prepared to fulfill potential

    Bill Chastain
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Right-hander Taylor Guerrieri, the Rays' No. 3 prospect and the club's first-round selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, is ready to bounce back from Tommy John surgery.
  • Cobb leads Rays into Fenway battle with Red Sox

    David Adler
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    The Rays and Red Sox entered 2014 with championship hopes, but both clubs enter the final week of the regular season already looking toward next year. Alex Cobb and Clay Buchholz will take the mound for Tuesday's series opener at Fenway Park.
  • Rays stymied by Danks in home finale

    Bill Chastain
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:48 pm
    The Rays ended their 2014 home slate with a dud on Sunday, dropping a 10-5 decision to the White Sox at Tropicana Field. Rookie right-hander Nate Karns allowed six runs, including three home runs, over five-plus innings.
  • Rays add run after out at first overturned

    Bill Chastain
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Originally ruled out on a close play at first, Tampa Bay's Wil Myers was credited with an infield RBI single in the sixth inning of Sunday's game against the White Sox.
  • Maddon, Rays searching for new offensive edge

    Bill Chastain
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    The Rays were one of the first clubs to utilize defensive shifts and strategies to thwart the opposition, and now they want to do the same offensively.
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  • Rodriguez shares infield with his former pupils

    Dave Sessions
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Guilder Rodriguez, the 31-year-old career Minor Leaguer who has served as a mentor to young Rangers infielders, had the pleasure of starting on Monday and sharing the infield with two of his pupils -- 20-year-old Rougned Odor and 25-year-old Luis Sardinas.
  • Rodriguez is Major player in Rangers' victory

    Dave Sessions
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Derek Holland logged seven strong innings, while Guilder Rodriguez collected his first two MLB hits, including a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh in the Rangers' 4-3 win over the Astros on Monday night.
  • Martinez looks to impress in rematch with Astros

    Adam Lichtenstein
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Nick Martinez and the Rangers will look to continue their winning ways when they try to secure a series victory against Brett Oberholtzer and the Astros on Tuesday night.
  • Rookie Bonilla impresses to earn start vs. Astros

    Dave Sessions
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:40 pm
    The Rangers want one more look at rookie starter Lisalverto Bonilla, who will make his third Major League start on Wednesday night against the Astros, interim manager Tim Bogar said before Monday's series opener.
  • Rua lifts Rangers with first career home run

    T.R. Sullivan
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Ryan Rua's first Major League home run was a big one. Rua hit a one-out home run in the top of the ninth inning to give the Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Angels on Sunday afternoon.
 
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  • Dickey looks to continue late-season push, foil Mariners

    Jamie Ross
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Felix Hernandez starts for the desperate, Wild Card-chasing Mariners on Tuesday night in Toronto, with R.A. Dickey looking to continue his late-season surge for the Blue Jays.
  • Blue Jays handily beat Mariners in game, edge them in reviews, 2-1

    Jamie Ross
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:27 pm
    There were three video reviews during Monday's Toronto-Seattle game at Rogers Centre, with the first and third results favoring the Blue Jays, the second one favoring the Mariners.
  • On life support, Blue Jays come alive

    Jamie Ross
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:16 pm
    The Blue Jays' playoff hopes are all but over, but they kept the lights flickering for at least one more night, scoring nine runs in the first three innings en route to a 14-4 pasting of the playoff-chasing Mariners on Monday night at Rogers Centre.
  • With Stroman out, Gibbons says Thursday will be a bullpen day

    Jamie Ross
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:53 pm
    John Gibbons didn't say who will be Thursday's starter in place of the suspended Marcus Stroman, but it likely will be a bullpen day for the Blue Jays against the Mariners.
  • Blue Jays stifled by Tanaka, fall to Yankees

    Jamal Collier
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The Blue Jays were not sure how the Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka would respond in his first start since being diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow in early July. They did not know if they should expect the pitcher who was dominant in the first half, including a 2-0 record with 18 strikeouts and a 2.08 ERA against the Blue Jays, or a lesser version. But Tanaka was solid in his return and Toronto turned in another lackluster offensive performance during Sunday's 5-2 defeat at Yankee Stadium.
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  • Daily Red Sox Links: David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Will Middlebrooks

    Nick Bond
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:07 am
    Today's links look at how to find the next Papi, why the Sox need to keep Pedroia and why they will be holding on to Will Middlebrooks. Is Dustin Pedroia a cornerstone or a trade chip? (Rob Bradford; WEEI) What can the Red Sox learn from the Orioles? (Tim Britton; Providence Journal) Where could we even find another David Ortiz? (Scott Lauber; Boston Herald) How do old Cuban stars feel about defectors? (Stan Grossfeld; Boston Globe) Why aren't the Red Sox giving up on Will Middlebrooks? (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe) Would you like to see what Red Sox rookies look like in Halloween costumes?
  • Red Sox' Werner, Gordon named to MLB Pace of Game committee

    Ben Buchanan
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    Because if there's one thing that the entire baseball world seems to be really focused in on, it's that there should be altogether less baseball. Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner and partner Michael Gordon have been named to a seven-man committee assigned to study one of baseball's great issues: the pace of the game. Details on new committee formed to study pace of game: pic.twitter.com/iTlCzftt3G — MLB Public Relations (@MLB_PR) September 22, 2014 Whether or not that issue is as significant a problem as it's been made out to be will depend on who you ask. Some fans consider it more of a good…
  • 2015 MLB Draft: It's time to root for the Red Sox to lose

    Marc Normandin
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    The season is almost at its end, so you can cast aside any guilt you had about rooting for Boston to lose in order to bolster their draft position. The 2014 Red Sox are going nowhere and have been headed there for months now. There was a time where it was perfectly acceptable to still hope they would finish out the season strong, though, providing optimism for 2015 when the kids are a year older, Allen Craig's foot is maybe healthier, and the offseason brings in the necessary reinforcements to put them over the top. Now, though, the Red Sox are down to their final six games of the season, and…
  • Daily Red Sox Links: Joe Kelly, Eduardo Rodriguez, Jackie Bradley

    Matt_Collins
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today's links look at the struggles of the rookie pitchers, a coach enjoying his September call-up, and David Ortiz's thoughts on pitcher MVPs. Did the Red Sox unexpectedly get their elusive "future ace" at the trade deadline? (Alex Speier; WEEI.com) Boston's young pitchers who have been given a chance to take some starts this year have struggled in a startling manner. (Jason Mastrodonato; Masslive.com) The winner of yesterday's game, Joe Kelly, continues on his trek to solidify a spot in next year's rotation. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston) Here is a comp for Jackie Bradley I've never seen…
  • Red Sox 3, Orioles 2: Sox squeak by on solo shots

    Ben Buchanan
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    It was a close thing, but the Red Sox got ahead with homers and managed to hold off the Orioles late to secure a series victory over Baltimore. The Red Sox eked out a 3-2 win over the Orioles Sunday afternoon, getting out in front on solo homers, and holding onto their slim lead late to earn a series win over the division champions. It was Mookie Betts who got the Sox off to another hot start, wasting no time in getting them up on the board with an early run. Miguel Gonzalez came inside against Boston's impressive young rookie with a 1-2 fastball that cut hard in towards Betts' knees, but…
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  • Junk Wax Battle: 1988 Donruss

    Ben Henry
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    We like to break new ground here at The Baseball Card Blog. From the exhaustive Best Set of the 1980s Countdown, to publishing reader-submitted card designs, to an all-cardboard rendition of Casey at the Bat—not to mention showcasing the talents of Mike Kenny and Travis Peterson—we're always pushing new and unexpected ways for collectors to enjoy our hobby. Well, add another to the list. We're excited to announce that Junk Wax Battle: 1988 Donruss (formerly one of Ben's pipe dreams) is going to happen. It's a game, played with cards, where the goal is to be the first to…
  • Ball So Hard

    mkenny59
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Tom Brookens, 1989 Donruss NOTE: Don't ask me about the stain because I don't know TOM BROOKENSWATCH THE THRONE"BALL SO HARD ****** ******* WANNA FINE ME"LET'S CHECK THE HIGHLIGHTS Y'ALLIdled during '84 pennant stretch for Tigers due to pulled hamstring...= HIGHLIGHT"BALL SO HARD OOPS THERE GO MY HAMSTRINGBUT I AIN'T HAMSTRUNGGONNA CHEER 'COP THAT RING'ON THE BENCH CHECKIN' MY SAMSUNG"Missed a month of '81 season with ankle and hamstring injuries...= HIGHLIGHTStarted triple play and went 5-for-5 in same game 8/20/80 vs. Brewers...MORE LIKE LOWLIGHT AMIRIGHTTHIS IS PLAYED OUT, IMMA HOLLA…
  • The Wrong Kind of Star: Quirks in 2014 Topps Heritage

    Ben Henry
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    2014 Topps Heritage Mini - Zack GreinkeIf you're collecting Topps Heritage this year, here's something you may not have realized. Just like in the sport it depicts, there are varying degrees of star popularity within the set. Here's what I mean. There are 13 different non-relic/non-autograph cards of superstar Mike Trout in the set. There are nine cards of Zack Greinke. By comparison, there are seven different cards of Alfonso Soriano. And just one card of guys like Mark Teixeira, Tim Lincecum, and Alex Rodriguez. And others, too. Paul Konerko has only one card. Matt Holliday and Shin-Soo…
  • Let's Talk About 2014 Topps Heritage High Numbers

    Ben Henry
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
    We're a few months away, but I've started thinking about the 2014 Topps Heritage High Numbers set. Will it be an online-only factory set, or released in packs? Who will be included? Who will be overlooked? If we use the 2013 installment as a template, it's probable that each team will be represented, with somewhere between one and five cards apiece. Much like the "traded" sets from back in the day, the high-numbers set is mostly a showcase of young players and XRCs—although with so many draft, prospects, and minor league sets these days, there are virtually zero players who could have…
  • The World Needs a Retro Donruss Studio Set

    Ben Henry
    12 Jul 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Topps can conjure nostalgia for a wave of collectors just by opening a random file cabinet in its overstuffed HQ and producing a legacy design series like Archives or Heritage. And yet, the 13-year-old in me still thinks that nothing beats 1991's "sophisticated," "artistic," and high-cheese-quotient Studio. So tell us, Donruss: What's stopping you from jumping into the retro deep end with both feet?Here's what I'm looking for:1. Tasteful black and white photography of men with mullets. I understand that standard baseball hair fashion these days consists of goatees, mountain-man beards, and…
 
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    RotoFeed

  • Fantasy Freestyle: Backing Off Backstop Prospects by Ben Carsley

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    A look at the perils of falling in love with promising catchers down on the farm.
  • Roto Riteup — Presented By DraftKings: September 23, 2014

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    Yesterday marked the 15th anniversary of “The West Wing” debuting on NBC. How I overlooked that is a terrible mistake and I ask your forgiveness. On today’s agenda: 1. Tyson Ross is done for the season 2. Gregor Blanco‘s quiet production 3. A strong start from Tyler Matzek 4. The daily five Want to win $10,000 playing Opening Day fantasy baseball?  All first time depositors get a free entry into this contest by clicking the link Tyson Ross is done for the season The San Diego Padres have made the decision to end Ross’ season following a slight flexor strain in…
  • NFL Week 4 Waiver Wire: Quarterbacks and Running Backs

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Ray offers some players to rarget on your league waiver wire this week, including Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, LeGarrette Blount and others. In Week 3, the injuries were the story behind many waiver wire selections. In Week 4, we have some players who have earned themselves a starting role, like Jaguars QB Blake Bortles, or a player who put up a solid performance in Week 3 like LeGarrette Blount. Week 4 of the NFL season brings us the first of many bye weeks, and here is a list of teams who will have a week off this week: Cincinnati Cleveland Denver St. Louis Atizona Seattle Let's take a…
  • Early 2015 Fantasy Value Of Matt Harvey

    23 Sep 2014 | 3:50 am
    Last week, I went over what fantasy baseball owners should expect from two injured aces, Cliff Lee and Yu Darvish, for the 2015 season. Today I’m going to address another injured ace, Matt Harvey. Harvey absolutely exploded onto the scene in 2013, recording a 2.27 ERA (backed by a 2.00 FIP) to go with a 0.93 […] Early 2015 Fantasy Value Of Matt Harvey - Fantasy Baseball Crackerjacks - Fantasy Baseball Crackerjacks - Practical and useful fantasy baseball advice and analysis.
  • Fantasy Baseball Podcast – September 22, 2014

    23 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    Chris and the Fantasy Doctor are joined by Zach Mongillo  from The Dynasty Sports Empire. During the “Who’d You Rather?” segment, they look at the following players: Billy Hamilton, Austin Jackson or Anthony Rizzo Chris Young, Oswaldo Arcia or Alexei Ramirez Gregory Polanco, Russell Martin or Avisail Garcia Kennys Vargas or Adam Lind Carlos Gonzalez or Marcell Ozuna Players on a hot streak are: A.J. Pollock (ARI), Chris Young (NYY) and Wilmer Flores (NYM). Players on a cold streak are: Billy Butler (KC) and Jackie Bradley, Jr. (BOS) The guys try to…
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  • Who will the Twins purge from the 40-man roster this offseason?

    aarongleeman
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
    At the beginning of each offseason every team goes through the ritual housecleaning of shedding players from the 40-man roster to prepare for a winter of adding new players and protecting new prospects. As one of baseball's worst teams for a fourth straight year the Twins have no shortage of dead weight on the 40-man roster, plus plenty of marginal talents clinging to spots, so here's my breakdown of the players most likely to be shed and where they stand (in alphabetical order): A.J. Achter: Added to the 40-man roster in September after a nice season between Double-A and Triple-A, the former…
  • Link-O-Rama

    aarongleeman
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    • Delmon Young is on a playoff team for the sixth straight season and he has a postseason motto: "Keep your booty loose." • Stoned Oven Gourmet Pizzas is a solid enough name, but given the product being offered I'd have probably gone with something simple like The Pizza Joint. • If you only read one article this week about having sex in prison, make it this one. • Only twice in the history of baseball has a manager not lost his job following four consecutive 90-loss seasons, so why should Ron Gardenhire be the third to keep his job? • On this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode we…
  • Should the Twins fire Ron Gardenhire?

    aarongleeman
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
    I started writing about the Twins during Ron Gardenhire's rookie season as manager, 2002, and for that entire time some fans have called for him to be fired. Such is life as an MLB manager, but now that winning division titles on a regular basis has given way to losing 95 games per season on a regular basis the fringe of Twins fandom has become the people thinking Gardenhire should be allowed to stick around rather than the people calling for Gardenhire to be fired. I've never called for Gardenhire to be fired and I probably never will. That's just not my style and it has nothing to do with…
  • Gleeman and The Geek #162: Beers With A Reporter, Starring Phil Miller

    aarongleeman
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
    On this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode we were joined by Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune and topics included Ron Gardenhire handling the losing, Trevor May's turnaround, Danny Santana's rookie season, whether the timetable for contention has been pushed back, Tommy Milone being damaged goods, the value of stealing bases beyond the numbers, Doug Mientkiewicz as a managerial candidate, the value of a pitching coach, and why it's hard for a baseball fan to be a beat reporter. Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 162 In addition to the direct download link above you can also subscribe…
  • Link-O-Rama

    aarongleeman
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
    • Every night at the Arby's in Uptown at least one doofus tries to use the drive-through on foot and I've never once thought "I bet that's a fugitive." • Can someone please tell Gwyneth Paltrow thanks but not thanks. We're all set. • Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are feuding over John Mayer, whose music I've consistently been mocked for liking since 2002. • This is wonderful, but after seven decades together I'll bet they already have a gravy boat. • On this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode I talked/argued with David Brauer and John Bonnes about whether the Twins' management…
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    The GNUru Fantasy Sports News

  • Haren’s solid start kicks in player option

    admin
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:25 am
    By reaching the 180-inning plateau this season, Dan Haren triggered a $500,000 bonus in his contract and a vesting player option for 2015. He’d make $10 million with the Dodgers next season if he exercises that option.
  • Dodgers’ magic number still three after 13-inning loss

    admin
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:14 am
    While Tommy Lasorda celebrated his 87th birthday at Dodger Stadium on Monday, the Dodgers pushed back any celebration of their own to another day, falling to the rival Giants, 5-2, in 13 innings.
  • Determined Giants keeping West hopes alive

    admin
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:56 am
    Barring catastrophe, the Giants are still a postseason team. As such, they have plenty still at stake. So the Giants produced a truly determined effort Monday night against the archrival Dodgers.
  • Shark, six-run first inning pad A’s Wild Card lead

    admin
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:08 am
    The A’s walked all over Angels starter C.J. Wilson on Monday night, scoring six times in the first inning and cruising to an 8-4 win behind red-hot righty Jeff Samardzija at the O.co Coliseum.
  • Is Javier Baez the Cubs Future Second Baseman?

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:45 pm
    There are a lot of questions surrounding the Cubs as the team heads into the off-season. Will the Cubs sign a top of the rotation-type starter? Will the front office…
 
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    RotoRob

  • 2014-15 RotoRob NHL Draft Kit: Centre Rankings

    Chris Wassel
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Tyler Seguin is just tapping into his immense talent. (Fathead.com) Let’s take the 2014-15 RotoRob NHL Draft Kit into the realm of centres and their cheat sheet! Over the next week or two we will be finishing up the kit in grand style. Dakota Case, RotoRob and myself have been on the case. So while you breathe a sigh of relief over Sidney Crosby’s injury status, let’s peruse the top 51 players at his position — centre. The centre position is undoubtedly the deepest in Fantasy hockey. You likely can miss out on landing one of the top 10 and still fare pretty well in your…
  • 2014 RotoRob MLB Wire Troll All-Star Team

    Michael Seff
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Travis d’Arnaud’s second half buoys hopes for a big breakout next season. (Newsday/Alejandra Villa) As we do annually, it’s time to honour the “bargain-basement” studs of the 2014 Fantasy baseball season. We now present you the 2014 RotoRob Wire Troll MLB All-Star Team. Chances are that if you plucked a few of these guys off your league wire, you enjoyed a fine campaign. CATCHER Travis d’Arnaud, New York Mets: d’Arnaud, a top 20 prospect heading into the season in our Top 65 Prospects rankings, has emerged in the second half, with seven home runs since the All-Star…
  • 2014-15 RotoRob NHL Draft Kit: Goalie Rankings

    Dakota Case
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Ben Bishop finally found his niche with the Bolts. (James Guillory, USA Today Sports) The 2014-15 RotoRob NHL Draft Kit rages on today with the release of yet another cheat sheet. So while you wonder whether Justin Braun is worth the extension he just signed, let’s review the top 30 goalies in Fantasy hockey. It’s almost here, folks: Cool weather, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie (sorry, it’s currently 50 degrees Fahrenheit and we’re already in Thanksgiving mode) and Fantasy hockey! Whether you’re all about winning the offensive categories or stocking up on…
  • 2014-15 RotoRob NHL Draft Kit: Left Wing Rankings

    Chris Wassel
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Jamie Benn will lead the way for an improving Dallas squad. (Edmonton Sun) We are back, with another batch of the 2014-15 RotoRob NHL Draft Kit, as we near the completion of our forward position rankings. So while you wait to see what happens with Ryan Johansen’s holdout, let’s review the top 42 left wingers. The wings are now positions where multiple positional eligibility is more and more common aside from ESPN, which lists a player typically at one position when the season starts and then adapts from there. Knowing the parameters of your league before you draft is just as…
  • Podcast: Mike Wallace Finally Earning His Contract

    Josh Johnson
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Jeremy Hill: Sit him or start him? (Aaron Doster-USA Today Sports) On this week’s episode of RotoRob Fantasy Football Weekly Podcast, heard every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. EST on Blogtalkradio, Nick Wagner and Josh Johnson were joined by Shawn Stewart of Sports4fanz.com. Among the topics we grated like a fine cheese: Bigger surprise 0-2 team: Saints or Colts? Nick Rants on the Chargers’ unpredictability. Owen Daniels might not score another TD this season. The Wire Troll: Here comes Niles Paul! The Jets defense is tough against the run. Will this continue? The 49er offense is clearly…
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    the joy of sox

  • G156: Red Sox 3, Orioles 2

    21 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    Red Sox - 100 011 000 - 3 12 0Orioles - 000 002 000 - 2 6 0Mookie Betts began the game by hitting Gonzalez's fourth pitch over the fence.Jon Shestakofsky:At 21 years old, Mookie Betts is the youngest Red Sox to hit a leadoff home run in 75 years. Bobby Doerr was 21 when he did it in 1939.Doerr's home run came on August 1, 1939, but it led off the bottom of the first, not the top. (It seems like a "leadoff home run" should lead off the game, not the home team's first inning.)Betts, Yoenis Cespedes and Jemile Weeks (who replaced Xander Bogaerts, who left the game in the second inning with a…
  • G155: Orioles 7, Red Sox 2

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    Red Sox - 200 000 000 - 2 6 0Orioles - 002 220 10x - 7 11 1David Ortiz was responsible for Boston's scoring tonight. Mookie Betts walked to begin the game and one out later, Flo cranked his 35th home run of the season.Rubby De La Rosa / Chris TillmanBetts, 2BBogaerts, SSOrtiz, DHCraig, 1BNava, LFCastillo, CFBradley, RFMiddlebrooks, 3BVazquez, C
  • Pedro's Book To Be Published Next May

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    The literary event of 2015!
  • G154: Red Sox 5, Orioles 3 (10)

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    Red Sox - 000 210 000 2 - 5 9 1Orioles - 001 000 200 0 - 3 10 3David Ortiz's second home run of the night - a two-run blast in the tenth inning (his 34th of the year) - lifted Boston to victory.Ortiz and Yoenis Cespedes hit back-to-back shots in the fourth. Ortiz's fourth-inning dong gave him 100 RBI for the season, making 2014 his eighth season with at least 30 homers and 100 RBI for the Red Sox. It's the most in franchise history, topping Ted Williams's seven seasons.Allen Webster / Kevin GausmanBetts, 2BBogaerts, SSOrtiz, DHCespedes, LFNava, RFCraig, 1BCastillo, CFCecchini, 3BVazquez, CThe…
  • G153: Pirates 3, Red Sox 2

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    Red Sox - 001 000 010 - 2 8 1Pirates - 100 110 00x - 3 7 0Brandon Workman / Gerrit ColeBetts, 2BBogaerts, SSOrtiz, 1BCraig, RFNava, LFMiddlebrooks, 3BBradley, CFVazquez, CWorkman, POur cleanup hitter is batting .127/.257/.222 in a Red Sox uniform. Pathetic.
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    otakus + otomes

  • Fanfic (Part 1)

    Rebeca DINI
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Era um dia nublado em londres, a chuva era fraca e fria, nao se via ninguem a passar pela rua, tudo parecia calmo; então de repente ouve-se um grito desesperado mas depois disso tudo se fez silencio de novo, o ar começou a ficar mais pesado era como se estivesse muito denso, dava calafrios.Ao longe surge um homem com vestimentas todas brancas, seus olhos eram negros como a escuridao e seu sorriso era de sastifação em assasinatos, suas vestes brancas estavam sujas de sangue. Ele tinha uma espada com um estranho formato a qual a pega e lambe sua lâmina cheia de sangue e…
  • Hollow

    MaTheus Prado
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Ichigo vencendo-o na luta o zangetsu-hollow aceita usar a coleira da submição
  • Roman

    MaTheus Prado
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:10 pm
    #RukiaRoman é uma fruta que quando precionada solta seu suco que é parecido com sangue
  • Ichigo descobre sua verdadeira Zangetsu!

    Rebeca DINI
    23 Jun 2014 | 4:41 am
    #RukiaIchigo por ter quebrado dua zanpakutou no modo bankai ele teve que forjar uma nova no palacio das almas! La ele descobre que seu hollow é sua verdadeira zangtsu e que o tio zangetsu é o seu poder Quincy!!! O que ele fará agora?Descubra em:www.mangareader.com.br
  • Shinigami ou Quincy?

    Rebeca DINI
    23 Jun 2014 | 4:36 am
    #RukiaIchigo descobre que seu a mãe era um Quincy! Espera se sua mãe é um Quincy e seu pai um Shinigami qual caminho ele deve escolher???Descubra em: www.mangareader.com.br
 
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    BBTF's Baseball Primer Newsblog

  • VIDEO: Jose Altuve leaves his feet to hit a high fastball

    jimfurtado@baseballthinkfactory.org
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:26 am
    Astros second baseman Jose Altuve came into Monday leading all of baseball with 220 hits. No one else had more than 193, so he’s way ahead of the pack. Altuve is also 5-foot-6, so sometimes getting to a high pitch can be a challenge. On Monday night, he literally left his feet trying to reach a high fastball. Weird.  I assume this was part of a hit and run attempt, but since this was an Astros-Rangers game surely no one was watching so I guess we’ll never know for sure. This is also reason #365 why being a catcher sucks.
  • Calcaterra: If Bobby Cox has anything to say about it, Fredi Gonzalez will manage the Braves for a long time

    jimfurtado@baseballthinkfactory.org
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
    It’s possible Cox has the ulterior motive of boosting his own legacy as Braves manager by ensuring that an underwhelming successor stays in place for a long time. It worked for Casey Stengel. It’s also possible that Cox has been brainwashed, Manchurian Candidate-style, by the Nationals. Because all I know is that the Nats fans in my Twitter feed were thrilled to hear this. I guess we’ll see how much juice Bobby has these days.  Braves fans, yea or nay on showing Fredi the door? I vote yea, but then again I haven’t watching a single Braves game in at least three years and may not be…
  • OMNICHATTER 9-23-2014

    jimfurtado@baseballthinkfactory.org
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:21 pm
    6 gamedays remain (including today). Today is the final Tuesday of the regular season. CLINCHED TEAMS: Angels (AL West Champions) Orioles (AL East Champions) Nationals (NL East Champions) Dodgers (Clinched Playoff Spot) Cardinals (Clinched Playoff Spot) CHATTER UP!
  • Mets near extension with GM Alderson

    jimfurtado@baseballthinkfactory.org
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:52 pm
    The Daily News was first to report that the Mets plan to give Alderson a three-year extension on his current deal, which expires after this season. Alderson and manager Terry Collins, who is under a guaranteed contract next season, both came aboard before the 2011 campaign. Alderson, 66, has guided the Mets to a 301-341 record over his first four seasons in the front office. Best known for his work with the A’s of the 1980s and ‘90s, Alderson has reduced the Mets’ payroll from more than $140 million in 2011 to less than $85 million this season. His most significant moves have been…
  • MLB creates pace of game committee

    jimfurtado@baseballthinkfactory.org
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Next they’ll need a committee to examine the pace of committees designed to study the pace of the game. Baseball games are too slow and take too long. They’re still enjoyable and we’re all going to watch them, but they could be sped up and improved. The fact that even Major League Baseball commissioner (for now) Bud Selig has recognized this is the greatest proof that we know. Selig, in what will likely be one of his last major acts as commissioner, has set up a committee to figure out ways to speed up MLB games as soon as 2015. Some of the regular long-term players you expect are…
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    Brock for Broglio

  • 効率よく改善する為に

    brockforbroglio.com
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:53 pm
    美容液を使ってたるみを無くすのであれば、美容液を正しく使う必要があります。しかし、どのように使えばいいのかというのは、普通の人からしたら分からないという人が多いです。そこで、たるみを効率よく改善する為に、美容液の使い方について説明していきます。…
  • 作らない為に

    brockforbroglio.com
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:53 pm
    美容液を使い続ける事で、たるみを改善する事が出来るのですが、たるみを改善する事が出来たとしても、またたるみが出来てしまっては意味がありません。そこで、改善したたるみがまた出来ないように、日頃の生活で気を付けておきたい事について、いくつか書いていきます。…
 
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    Rotosavants Blog

  • Best Recommended Toaster Oven

    Frank
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
    Convection toaster ovens are revered for being among the best toaster ovens on the market, no wonder they feature prominently in the best toaster oven reviews. If you are budgeting on an ideal convection toaster oven, you need read to our convection toaster oven reviews to make sure that you make a well informed purchase decision. Here are some of the renowned oven toasters which are recommended to you today. Breville BOV800VL Smart The 1800-watt toaster oven features a 0.8 cubic foot nonstick interior. It prides itself for coming with an IQ technology that allows control over heating. With…
  • An Overview of Top Microwaves Brands 2014

    Frank
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Due to their efficiency, microwaves are used in most homes today. They save time and money. Before you make a decision on buying a microwave of any brand, you first need to consider your needs. Write a list of the features you want the microwave to have, its size, power rating and its advancement. After coming up with a list, you can now search for the top microwaves. The Panasonic NN-ST479S is among the top microwave brands in the market today. This brand has a sensor cooking, turbo reheating and eighteen different cooking programs. It is spacious and can cook a meal for a large dinner. Its…
  • Mom Bought Me An Awesome Blender

    Frank
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Ranging from making frosty margaritas to making healthy smoothies at homes and in various restaurants worldwide blenders are considered the most ideal kitchen appliance. However not all blenders are good thus by looking at such factors such as ease of using and cleaning the blender, how useful and helpful the blender’s manuals is, Breville blender and Braun blender brands have been found to be the best blenders. Generally purchasing the best blender from the market can make a huge difference between a quality drink or meal and a complete failure. Blenders are very flexible, thus…
  • The Kitchen Tools Review: Best Cookware Sets

    Frank
    12 Mar 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Cooking is important in every household and the kitchen tools used determine quality of food presented to the family. This drives the search for professional and useful cookware in a bid to prepare delicious meals at all times. The good news is that there are myriad brands to choose from but trouble comes when one doesn’t know which ones are best suited to help them achieve desired culinary feats. Though the process of choosing the best cookware can be daunting, reviews are the best place to start. Here is review of the best rated cookware sets; Cuisinart has made a name in the kitchen…
  • Choosing Efficiency And Precision Without Burning A Hole In Your Pocket

    Frank
    10 Mar 2014 | 11:23 pm
    I am a little impatient when it comes to knives and I suppose we all are. Our efficient cutting mates save us a lot on time and effort, factors that people are really short of in this age. I want my kitchen knives to be sharp edged all the time. Efficiency ranks at the top for me, my knife should be able chop, cut, dice and slice with equal ease. They should be convenient to hold. Though I am quite an ardent supporter of homemade food but surely would not prefer to wear my muscles off holding a heavy knife, so a moderate weight works for me. Rust and tarnish are two features that are a real…
 
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    Diamond Hoggers

  • Your Saturday Baseball Post

    TheNaturalMevs
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    Just eight short days of regular season baseball remain counting this one. It’s hard to wonder how we got to this point in such a short amount of time. It’s the second to last regular season Saturday, which is always kind of somber. It won’t be long until we’re pulling a Rogers Hornsby, sitting inside, staring out the window; waiting for spring to come. We hope your fantasy team didn’t let you down and is still fighting for a championship; and we hope your real team hasn’t been mathematically eliminated. But if they have both failed you – make sure…
  • Pete Rose to return to Major League Baseball?

    TheNaturalMevs
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    It’s now been 25 years since former Cincinnati Reds switch hitter Pete Rose was banned from Major League Baseball. The 73-year-old agreed to permanent ineligibility from the sport after it was reported in 1989 that he had gambled on baseball games while both playing for and managing the Cincinnati Reds. Now, a quarter of a century later, fans are calling on one of the best baseball players of all time to be reinstated into the game. Known colloquially as ‘Charlie Hustler’, the star’s name has been coming back onto everybody’s radar, particularly in light of the…
  • Final Send off for the Captain

    TheNaturalMevs
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Derek Jeter began his final homestand in the Bronx tonight. He singled off R.A. Dickey, got caught stealing; probably trying to give the home crowd a nice memento to remember him by. And then he did something legendary. Jeter hit a home run off Dickey into the left field seats. As he rounded the bases, he had to be wondering if it was the last one he’ll hit. Unless you’re living in a cave, you heard about Derek Jeter’s legendary Gatorade commercial that rolled out today. It’s all kinds of awesome. Jeter’s last game at the stadium will be next Wednesday, an…
  • On the night after the Angels clinch, some comprehensive reads on Mike Trout

    TheNaturalMevs
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:53 pm
    The Angels became the first team in baseball to clinch last night. The player most responsible for that was Mike Trout. Our buddy Corey sent us this old but classic read from Baseball America from 2011 that someone retweeted the other night in the wake of the Angels firing Greg Morhardt. Morhardt was the scout who gave the recommendation to draft Mike Trout. And then there’s Dave Cameron over on FOX Sports, who shows us that Mike Trout is the best ever up until his age 22 season. One thing was for sure all season long, when we got the alert texts from the @TroutAtBat twitter account…
  • We still love you, Jay

    TheNaturalMevs
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:59 pm
    We are hoping (and praying) that this is not the case, but it is a very real possibility that Jay Bruce is somehow inconceivably entering his final two weeks as a Cincinnati Red. It is sad, and it makes us a little sick to our stomach. This was the player we had hoped that our kids would grow up watching in Cincinnati. There are whispers that the Reds ownership wants to clean house, and perhaps Bruce is atop that list. From disappointing, to dispiriting to disastrous. Again: Losing a lot now is a good thing. The more the Reds lose, the less likely those in charge are to dismiss this season as…
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    LADY AT THE BAT

  • Looking Ahead To Jeter's Final Home Game: How Should The Yankees Say Goodbye?

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    As Thursday night's final home game of 2014 draws near, more and more thought is being given to how the Yankees should say goodbye to Derek Jeter.  I, myself, have thought long and hard about it, and I have been unable to come up with a fitting way to send The Captain off.Joe Girardi and company seem to be stumped as well. Yesterday he said, "I have spent a little time thinking about it. There's been other people that have thrown out some ideas that I've thought about. I'll just kind of wait and see how it goes, and we'll make a decision when it's time, I guess." A farewell similar…
  • Yankees' Tanaka Passes First Test In Return From Disabled List

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:08 am
    That sudden gust of wind coming from the Bronx on Sunday afternoon was Yankees Universe, from the front office down to the fans, exhaling as Masahiro Tanaka walked off the mound with his right elbow still intact. As Bernadette pointed out yesterday, the real test will be how Tanaka feels in the days after his start, but it was a definite relief to see him back on a major league mound again.Tanaka looked a little rusty in the early going but, as he did for the first half of the season, he was able to limit the damage and shut down a powerful Toronto lineup while throwing his…
  • Derek Jeter Gift Meter: Tampa Bay Rays

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    Earlier this week the Tampa Bay Rays gave both a farewell and a welcome home to Yankees captain and Tampa resident Derek Jeter. 1. A 16-foot kayak decorated with Yankee pinstripes and Jeter's number 2.2. A framed jersey of Don Zimmer's, presented by his widow, Soot.3. A $16,000 check payable to Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation, which breaks down to $50 for every Jeter hit off Rays pitching.Analysis:  The presentation started with a beautiful tribute on the Trop's video board, a video who's music alone was enough to bring tears to the eyes.  The kayak was fitting for Jeter's…
  • After Gatorade Goodbye, Jeter Shows His Flair For The Dramatic For, Perhaps, One Last Time

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:17 am
    It might have been the last one of his career. If so, it is right up there with all of the other great moments he has entertained his fans with throughout the years.  Thanks to R.A. Dickey's decision to throw a fastball last night, Derek Jeter showed off his flair for the dramatic for one of the last--and maybe the last time--in his career, when he connected for his fourth home run of the season--his first of the year at Yankee Stadium.Innings later, thanks to Adam Lind's error in the bottom of the ninth, the Yankees won the game in walk-off fashion. A loss after what Jeter had…
  • Homegrown Betances Sets Single-Season Yankees Record

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    Regular readers of this blog know the story of Dellin Betances, the set-up man for the New York Yankees. In case you were sleeping and missed it, a new chapter was added to that story last night. With his 8th inning strikeout of the Rays' Kevin Kiermaier,  his 131st of the season, Betances set a new franchise record for strikeouts by a reliever in a single season, surpassing the great Mariano Rivera who had held the record since 1996.  Here's the record-setting K:Your browser does not support iframes.Betances' accomplishment is actually more awesome than…
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  • Pineda, Yankees one-hit Orioles in 5-0 win

    Michael Axisa
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:18 pm
    The Yankees might not be going to the postseason this year, but they’ve yet to be officially eliminated and they’re not going down without a fight. They won for the fifth time in six games on Monday night, shutting out the Orioles 5-0. Big Mike Does Big Things I thought this was the best Michael Pineda has looked all season. Easily. He was dominant, throwing only ten of his 106 pitches from the stretch. The only base-runners he allowed were J.J. Hardy’s one-out ground ball single by a diving Chase Headley in the fifth and a one-out walk by Christian Walker in the eighth.
  • Game 156: Big Mike vs. the O’s

    Michael Axisa
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    The final home series of the season is upon us. As much as this season sucked, I will dearly miss watching baseball in Yankee Stadium this winter just as I do every winter. The Yankees have to win all seven of their remaining games to make the postseason at this point, and even then they’ll need some help, so just sit back and enjoy the final week of the season. No point in stressing over anything. Just enjoy the baseball before it goes away. Here is the Orioles lineup and here is the Yankees lineup: CF Brett Gardner SS Derek Jeter C Brian McCann LF Chris Young 3B Chase Headley 1B…
  • Must Read Link: Derek Jeter story in NY Mag

    Michael Axisa
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    You may have seen this already, but if not, NY Mag ran a great article that delved into Derek Jeter’s personal life, at least somewhat. The Cap’n is a very private person but he opened up a bit to author Chris Smith and photographer Chris Anderson. He spoke about his post-retirement plans, among other things. It’s an excellent piece and a must read for Yankees fans. Make sure you check it out. Post from: River Ave. Blues A New York Yankees blogMust Read Link: Derek Jeter story in NY Mag The post Must Read Link: Derek Jeter story in NY Mag appeared first on River Avenue…
  • Update: Yankees claim Eury Perez, designated Josh Outman

    Michael Axisa
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    4:15pm: The Yankees announced that Josh Outman has been designated for assignment to clear a 40-man roster spot for Perez. No idea if he is with the team and available tonight though. 2:26pm: The Yankees have claimed outfielder Eury Perez off waivers from the Nationals, the team announced. No word on the corresponding 40-man roster move yet. They could be dumping a similar (and much older) player in Antoan Richardson or a spare arm like Josh Outman or Rich Hill. We’ll see. Perez, 24, hit .311/.372/.406 (119 wRC+) with 20 steals in 57 Triple-A games this summer around injury. He has 13…
  • 9/22-9/25 Series Preview: Baltimore Orioles

    Michael Axisa
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    (Rob Carr/Getty) The final homestand of the season and Derek Jeter‘s career is upon us. The season flew by, as it tends to do more and more with each passing year. The Orioles are in town for four games this week. They’re 11-4 against the Yankees this season, including 4-2 at Yankee Stadium. What Have They Done Lately? Baltimore lost two of three to the Red Sox at home this weekend, but they’ve already clinched the AL East title and are in full blown “rest everyone” mode. They’re 93-62 with a +116 run differential overall and are pretty much locked into…
 
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  • Zurich Barracudas sweep Eagles move on to the Finals

    philipp
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    by Chris Byrnes The Zurich Barracudas beat the Luzern Eagles 11-5 to complete the sweep and advance to the final round of the Swiss NLA playoffs. All three games won by the Barracudas were very close and exciting games for the fans. The Barracudas offense was relentless and kept putting pressure on the Eagles all series.   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Luzern Eagles 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 Zurich Barracudas 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 4 x Game Summary The game was scoreless through the first two innings but in the 3rd inning the Barracudas went to work reaching Andrea Girasole for three runs. Lead off batter Marc…
  • Lucas Dickman leaves Mainz Athletics for Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg

    philipp
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    German prospect Lucas Dickman is leaving the Mainz Athletics for the Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg. The infielder played his first season in the German Baseball-Bundesliga this year. In 19 games the 18-year-old scored six runs and drove in five with a batting average of .213. As a pitcher he had an ERA of 4.50 in ten innings. He hopes playing in Regensburg will help him to find a professional contract.
  • MLB creates new Committee to decreas Time of Baseball Games

    philipp
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    Press Release Major League Baseball Major League Baseball announced that Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig has conducted a conference call with a new committee that will study the issue of pace of game. The goals of the committee will focus on decreasing time of game and improving the overall pace of play in the 2015 regular season and beyond. The committee will be chaired by Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz. Other members include (alphabetically) New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson; MLB Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark; Boston Red Sox partner Michael Gordon;…
  • Home Run happy Netherlands 2014 European Baseball Champion

    philipp
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    Italy 000 000 300 3 5 1 Netherlands 110 201 01X 6 7 1 Box score The Netherlands have won their 21st European Baseball Championship. In the 33rd edition of the top European Baseball tournament, the Dutch National Team defeated Italy 6-3 in the Gold Medal Game in Brno, Czech Republic on Sunday. Kalian Sams and Curt Smith each hit a pair of home runs in the final. Italy had won the last two European Championships in Stuttgart and Rotterdam. The Dutch team opened the championship game with a bang, as Randolph Oduber clubbed a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first to give them a quick 1-0…
  • Legionaere TV succeeds with Crowdfunding Campaign – to get Instant Replay for 2015

    philipp
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    Alex Liddi hitting three home runs in three at-bats against Great Britain Legionaere TV succeeded in their crowdfunding campaign. On the second to last day of their drive they reached the goal of 13,428 Euros and will have instant replay in the 2015 season. They raised nearly 14,000 Euros also thanks to an impressive live stream performance during the European Championship first round in Regensburg, where 5,000 unique visitors from all over the world watched the live stream every day. Legionaere TV is broadcasting all home games of the Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg and has broadcasted not…
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  • MLB this Week: Final Week

    Matt Smith
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    It’s the final week of the 2014 regular season and there are some important games still to be played as teams try to book a playoff place. Some of them are due to start before midnight, UK time, making them great evening viewing for us. The working week starts with an early game of sorts. The Kansas City Royals trailed the Cleveland Indians 4-2 in the bottom of the tenth inning of their game on 31 August before rain caused the contest to be suspended. With the AL Central being such a close battle, and the Indians themselves still being in the Wild Card running, the potential Cleveland…
  • BGB Fantasy League 2014: Week 23

    Mark George
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    The top eight teams did battle in the first round of the BaseballGB fantasy league championship playoffs. Which four teams still have a shot at glory? Team R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score The Cheddar Chasers 19 3 10 1 .230 .642 3 3 32 0 5.12 1.74 1 London Bananas 28 5 22 6 .265 .740 2 3 46 1 3.33 1.28 10 The Bananas picked a good time for a big win, defeating the Chasers 10-1 to advance to the next round. An offensive sweep was keyed by Lucroy and Marte for average, Plouffe for power and Escobar and Span for steals. Gregerson led the staff with eight strikeouts and picked up a…
  • MLB this Week: Four to enjoy

    Matt Smith
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    As we head into the final couple of weeks of the regular season, the number of day-games can tend to reduce as teams maximise revenue from the home games they’ve got left by playing them in the evening. That’s good news for fans Stateside that want to watch their team, but does limit the number of games we can watch live at a convenient time during the working week from the UK. However, what we lack in numbers this week – with only four games scheduled to start before midnight UK time – we make up for in their importance. The LA Dodgers and San Francisco Giants are…
  • Weekly Hit Ground Ball: Nationals nicely placed

    Matt Smith
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:29 am
    The Washington Nationals have the best record in the National League going into Sunday with 84 wins against 63 losses and it’s possible that some onlookers may not have quite noticed. It’s a product in part on the differing expectations placed on the team this year compared to the previous two. The 2012 campaign saw the Nationals playing playoff baseball for the first time since the Expos were shamefully taken away from Monteral and rebranded in Washington in 2005. Their 98 regular season wins were a giant leap ahead of previous paltry totals, although the back-to-back seasons of…
  • BGB Fantasy League 2014: Week 22

    Mark George
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    After 22 weeks, we now know which eight teams will be playing for the BaseballGB fantasy league championship. It was a nail-biting race for the last four places.   Team R HR RBI SB AVG OPS W SV K HLD ERA WHIP Score Mighty Slugs 26 3 15 2 .262 .703 3 2 36 1 3.07 1.27 1 Enfield Butchers 28 6 20 5 .286 .774 4 6 34 4 2.83 1.14 11 The Butchers had already booked their playoff place, but they showed no sign of taking their foot off the gas with an 11-1 thumping of the Slugs. Asdrubal Cabrera, Yelich and Wong led an offensive sweep while Vargas was the pick of the starting pitchers. Two other…
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  • Minors: United League Announces All ULB Team for 2014

    Eric Bynum
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    The United League Baseball recently announced the All ULB Team for the 2014 season. The 2014 ULB Champion Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings led the team with 10 selections.         Position Players Position          Player                     Team                                BA     HR      RBI Catcher           Mario Mercedes     Brownsville Charros       .315      4         26 1st Base           Matt Chavez           San Angelo Colts     …
  • France: Montpellier Leads League Standings

    Eric Bynum
    19 Jun 2014 | 12:09 pm
    In the French Division 1 Baseball League, the Montepellier Barracudas currently lead the league in a tense four-way battle for the lead. Montpellier has a slim lead over Senart. Both teams have the same number of loses, but Montpellier has two more wins. Not far behind are both Paris UC and Rouen. The rest of the league is under .500. Montpellier is coming off a 10-inning 7-5 loss to the worst team in the league the Chartres French Cubs who only have three wins on the season. Meanwhile, Senart swept Rouen in a two game set to move into second place all by itself. Montpellier is getting the…
  • College: Tim Tadlock Wins Skip Bertman Award

    Press Release
    19 Jun 2014 | 11:51 am
    Press Release College Baseball Hall of Fame Texas Tech skipper named National Coach of the Year LUBBOCK, Texas — The National College Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to announce Texas Tech coach Tim Tadlock as the 2014 Skip Bertman National Coach of the Year. Tadlock will be honored at the Hall of Fame’s annual Night of Champions celebration on June 28 in Lubbock, Texas. Picked to finish eighth in the Big 12 preseason poll, Tadlock has the Red Raiders in Omaha with a 45-19 record. In only his second year as head coach, he has led Texas Tech to wins at the Coral Gables NCAA regional…
  • Germany: Solingen and Heidenheim Continue To Lead Divisions

    Eric Bynum
    19 Jun 2014 | 11:44 am
    The Solingen Alligators and the Heidenheim Heidekopfe still lead their respective divisions in the German Bundesliga. The Alligators are dominating the North Division with a 19-1 record leading by a full five games over the two teams tied for second. Heidenheim’s lead is not quite as big as they lead the Regensburg Leagionaere by only two games.  Solingen is on a seventeen game winning streak. Their last loss came in game three of the season to the Cologne Cardinals 12-10. With four games left in the season they finish with two games against fourth place HSV Stealers and then two…
  • Independent Baseball: Niagara New Team for Can-Am League in 2015

    Eric Bynum
    19 Jun 2014 | 10:59 am
    The Niagara Professional Baseball Group has been given provisional approval to field a team in the Can-Am League for the 2015 season. They will join the current four team league giving them another Canadian team to go with Quebec and Trois-Rivieres. The league will be six teams as Niagara and Ottawa will both be joining the league next season. Niagara has announced they are also looking for a team name and are looking for help from the public. A name the team contest has been announced via the club’s website. If you have an idea on what the team could be called for its inaugural season…
 
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  • 2015 Draft Pick Update

    Rob G.
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:22 pm
      Team .PCT GB 1. D'Backs .395 3. Rangers .400 0.5 4. Rockies .405 3.0 5. Twins .426 4.5 6. Red Sox .436 6.0 7. Astros .442 7.0 8. Cubs .442 7.0 9. Phillies .458 9.0 10. White Sox .458 9.5 11. Reds .462 10.0 12. Marlins .477 12.5 13. Padres .477 12.5 Updated through 9/21/14 - 6 games left for Cubs. It's been quite a run by the D'Backs and Rangers over the last week and now the D'Backs hold the top spot in next year's draft with a week of games left. As for the Cubs, they're currently tied for the 6th worst record, but Astros own the tiebreaker there, so pushes the Cubs back to 7th and…
  • The Curious Case of Mike Olt

    Rob G.
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    Time for a new thread but got some work to get done this morning...but the comments in the last thread had some interesting "Why isn't Olt starting talk?" So here's some numbers to assist in the discussion. Olt since being called back on Sept 5. 11 G, 8 GS, 250/382/357 29.4 K% Valaika since Sept 5 10 G, 8 GS 290/333/355 27.2 K% Of course Valaika's started the last 2 games and Olt hasn't started any of the 3 games since Rizzo returned, so that's where the angst is directed. But unfortunately for Olt, I think the real reason behind all this, is that the Cubs just like Luis Valbuena more and…
  • Cubs Playing Musical Chairs - Some Affiliates Hear "Go Cubs, Go" Ringing in their Ears

    Arizona Phil
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    After 14 seasons, the Cubs have apparently decided to leave Boise, and so they will now be looking for a new advanced Short Season (SS-A) affiliate in the Northwest League (NWL) to replace the Hawks. Salem-Keizer and Eugene would be their two most-likely destinations (presuming the Cubs opt to remain in the NWL), since both have an expiring Player Development Contract (PDC) with their current MLB partner. (The Cubs had a PDC with Eugene prior to moving to Boise). The Cubs have already renewed their PDC with the AA Tennessee Smokies through the 2018 season, and their PDC with AAA Iowa…
  • Sweet Smell of Successor

    Arizona Phil
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:35 pm
    The Cubs selected the contracts of LHP Eric Jokisch and C Rafael Lopez from AAA Iowa and added both to their MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) last week. Both players would have been eligible for selection in the December 2014 Rule 5 Draft if they had not been added to an MLB 40-man roster by the November 20th roster-filing deadline, so the Cubs decded to give the two a "cup of coffee" in September, since they apparently had already decided to add both players to their 40-man roster.   Besides Jokisch and Lopez, #1 pitching prospect C. J.
  • Cubs Look to End 5-Game Losing Streak, Midwest League Finals Begin

    Rob G.
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Cubs finish up their north of the border series versus the Blue Jays and attempt to end a 5-game slide. With Kyle Hendricks on the mound, it seems possible. Although not in the lineup, Anthony Rizzo was spotted taking BP and might be ready to return sometime this weekend. In non-depressing news of the day, it's is the opening of the Midwest League Finals. Kane County takes on Lake County (Indians affiliate).  Jen-Ho Tseng gets the start and the lineup for the Cougars will be: Dunston Jr. LF, Zagunis DH, Candelario 3B, Balaguert RF, Rogers 1B, Brockmeyer C, Penalver SS, Martin SS. I…
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  • Gatorade's "Made in New York ft. Derek Jeter" commercial is pretty awesome

    Lenny Neslin
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    Teams lucky enough to host the Yankees this season have presented Derek Jeter with farewell gifts, columnists have produced countless tributes to him, and so have his sponsors.Now batting: Gatorade.Unlike Jordan's #RE2PECT commercial, this Gatorade commercial doesn't seem staged at all. It captures natural fan reactions to Jeter walking to Yankee Stadium, and shows him interacting with fans too. It's a great 90-second spot and pulls on your heart strings, especially if meeting Jeter was your childhood dream.Make sure to retweet the following tweet for a chance to win one of these sweet…
  • Upgraded defense could be the difference for Yankees

    Lenny Neslin
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Yankees fans love Billy Crystal just as Mets fans love Jerry Seinfeld. In this case, I love Seinfeld more than Crystal, but both are pure baseball guys at heart. Anyway, there's a great Q&A with Seinfeld on ESPN that I implore you to read, simply talking baseball. He touches on a variety of topics.I've been doing this joke lately, because I turned 60 this year, and people around that age make a bucket list. I made a bucket list, turned the "b" to an "f" and was done with it. If you want to kite surf down the Amazon, go ahead. I'm going to crack open a beer and watch a ballgame. When…
  • LAST CALL! Spend Game Day with Derek Jeter

    Lenny Neslin
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:08 pm
    You have until midnight to enter for a chance to have one of your dreams come true.All you have to do is support Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation with at least a $10 donation, and there's a chance you'll be selected to spend a day with Jeter on game day. The full deets are below, and then try watching the video below and not donating.It's impossible. #RE2PECT The Turn 2 Foundation wants to invite you and three of your friends to come to New York City and go to a private pre-game lunch for four with Derek Jeter at one of his favorite Manhattan restaurants. You will then travel from lunch…
  • State of the Yankees: Midseason Review

    Lenny Neslin
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:57 pm
    The Yankees just finished off a sweep of the Reds to start the second half and sit three games out of first with a 50-47 record. Despite how poorly they've played, the AL East is still, somehow, wide open for the taking.Last time I checked in, Yangervis Solarte was leading the team in just about all offensive categories and CC Sabathia had just hit the DL for his knee, which, at the time, I thought was a cover for his poor performance. Today, Solarte is back on the active roster after a massive cold streak sent him down to the minors, and we just found out CC is getting season-ending knee…
  • State of the Yankees: Quarterly Review

    Lenny Neslin
    12 May 2014 | 11:34 am
    The Yankees (19-17) are 1.5 games behind the Orioles for the division lead and just a half game ahead of the Red Sox. Before the Yankees start this week's Subway Series, there's the good, the bad, and plenty of first quarter surprises to review. Let's get right down to what really matters, shall we?Opening Day Rotation1. CC Sabathia – 15-day DL (knee), 5.28 ERA2. Hiroki Kuroda – 4.43 ERA, had 5.00+ ERA in August, September & April3. Ivan Nova – underwent Tommy John Surgery, out for season4. Masahiro Tanaka – 5-0, 2.57 ERA, 58 K's, what else is there to say?5. Michael Pineda –…
 
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  • A STORY from September 2nd in baseball history: Stieb finally throws a no-hitter

    BTGrimes
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Pitching dominance CLEVELAND, OHIO | SEPTEMBER 2, 1990 • Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dave Stieb finally threw a no-hitter on this date in baseball history after coming amazingly close at least 3 other times. He beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0. Steib made it interesting in the 9th. He got the first two batters out before walking the third. The last out came on a line drive to the right fielder. But the stretch David Andrew Stieb went through two years earlier was a remarkable string of pitching dominance, and heartbreak. He came very close to tying - and even breaking - a record many view…
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  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Players Finishing Strong And Those Who Are Not

    Cork Gaines
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. White Sox 10, RAYS 5 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Finishing Strongish. If we look at just the numbers since the All-Star break, we see that Ben Zobrist (.355 OBP, .328 wOBA, 2.1 WAR) and Evan Longoria (.242, .317, 1.2) have been the best position players as they should be. The problem is even Longo’s second-half numbers are still below what we expect from him and there has been almost no help elsewhere. One player who has quietly played well in the second half and has probably…
  • Tailgating Game 154: Minor League Awards Announced

    Cork Gaines
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Playing A Little Pepper… Outfielder Johnny Field, the Rays’ 5th round pick in the 2013 draft, was named the Rays’ Minor League Player of the Year. He split the season between Bowling Green and Charlotte and hit .300 with a .376 OBP, 12 home runs and 23 stolen bases. Blake Snell, a first round pick in 2011, was named Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Snell also split his season between Bowling Green and Charlotte, striking out 119 and walking 56 in 115.2 innings with a 3.19 ERA. Meanwhile, Mikie Mahtook was named Durham Bulls MVP…The Rays have 9 games left (these 3 at…
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing The Purpose Of Replay And Big Wil’s Big Leap

    Cork Gaines
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    Derek Jeter has played his last big league game in St. Jetersburg. The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. Yankees 3, RAYS 2 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Instant Replay. How many times this season have we seen a play challenged where we had to slow the play down frame-by-frame to see if the player was safe or out. Those plays are not why replay reviews were needed. Rather, replay was needed in baseball for plays like the one in the 8th inning last night when the umpire on the field rules this batter SAFE. Wil Myers. Joe…
  • Tailgating Game 153: Joe Girardi Goes On Nonsensical Rant Against Rays Pitchers

    Cork Gaines
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Playing A Little Pepper… This morning we discussed Joe Girardi losing his god damned mind during last night’s game both before, and especially after, Derek Jeter was hit by a pitch. Well, he didn’t stop after the game, accusing Rays pitchers of not knowing how to pitch inside. Well, as Marc Topkin points out, that is just idiotic because the Yankees have hit more Rays batters this season (8) than the other way around (7). In addition, Yankees pitchers have hit more batters this year overall (62) than the Rays pitchers have (53). Oh, and apparently the Yankees throwing…
  • [THE HANGOVER] Discussing Nick Franklin’s Debut And Joe Girardi Losing His Mind

    Cork Gaines
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    The GBT – The Good, The Bad and The Telling sandwich, where The Bad is nice and lean and the The Telling is ripe. RAYS 6, Yankees 1 (boxscore) THE GOOD: Nick Franklin. Franklin made his Rays debut and he made it a good one. He had 2 hits including a nice double into the left field corner…James Loney. The final runs of the night came on a double sac fly in which a nice diving catch Brett Gardner in center field led to both Longo scoring from third and Loney tagging up and scoring from second. Joe Girardi started to lose his mind at this point even though replay showed Loney did not…
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  • Montgomery Biscuits Season Review

    Drew Jenkins
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    The Montgomery Biscuits opened their season by defeating the big league Tampa Bay Rays in a scrimmage by 6-5. That inspired some hope that they could be a solid team this year, and a four-game winning streak to start the year also led to excitement. But when the dust settled and the season was over, the […] Montgomery Biscuits Season Review - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
  • Could Jeremy Hellickson and Enny Romero Be Traded?

    Robbie Knopf
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Right now, the Tampa Bay Rays have questions surrounding them, perhaps to the greatest extent since 2008. One thing we don’t wonder about, though, is their starting pitching depth. Next season, Alex Cobb, Chris Archer, Drew Smyly, Jake Odorizzi, and Matt Moore will compose one of the best rotations in baseball. Moore won’t be back […] Could Jeremy Hellickson and Enny Romero Be Traded? - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
  • Curt Casali Not Making The Jose Molina Decision Any Easier

    Drew Jenkins
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    In what has been a frustrating season for the Tampa Bay Rays, no player might have been tougher to watch than Jose Molina. He still is getting good reviews on his pitch-framing, but he has turned from barely passable at the plate into looking helpless, as he’s hit just .178/.232/.188 on the year, good for […] Curt Casali Not Making The Jose Molina Decision Any Easier - Rays Colored Glasses - Rays Colored Glasses - A Tampa Bay Rays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
 
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    Vinci Baseball and Softball Sports Blog

  • NEW Vinci Bat Pack

    Vinci
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    Vinci, makers of high quality baseball gloves and equipment, announces the launch of its first bat backpack. The Vinci Bat Backpack is a stylish all-in-one carry system for ball players everywhere – from little league baseball to the softball field to the college diamond. The Vinci Bat Backpack offers a variety of key components, including a waterproof bottom, a large compartment for helmet and gear and an ergonomic design with padded shoulder straps. It includes double heavy-duty fence hooks for hanging with a separated zipper opening and storage pocket. Breathable mesh padded backing…
  • New Vinci Videos

    Vinci
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:53 pm
    We’d like to reveal four new videos featured both on Vincipro.com and Youtube. All of our videos close with our hero, Benjamin Vinci’s signature. This signature is in every glove that we make. One of the videos, the PJV-M will also soon be featured on the Dicks’ Sporting Goods website, with more to come!   Our first video is of the Optimus series baseball and softball gloves. Prepare for greatness. Watch our top of the line Optimus gloves in action. From your local ball park all the way to the Major Leagues! The second video highlights our sports multi lens sunglasses.
  • Leading MLB All Star Votes

    Vinci
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:40 am
    The MLB All-Star game is heading to Target Field in Minnesota for the 2014 mid summer classic. Voting for both the American League and National league ends on July 3rd, 2014 with the managers fill the remaining bench spots as well as the entire rotation. In the American League Jose Bautista leads all American League vote getters with a little more than 2.1 million votes. Bautista is followed by Mike Trout and Melky Cabrera to round out the outfield spots. Starting with the catcher position we have Matt Wieters, first baseman Miguel Cabrera, second baseman Robinson Cano, shortstop Derek Jeter…
  • Vincipro.com website new and improved

    Vinci
    29 May 2014 | 4:53 am
    We’ve recently updated our website, with many new improvements. The goal is to improve the overall experience of using our website. Here are some of the changes/improvements. Simplified checkout Better quality product images Paypal 6 months same as cash for qualified orders over $99.00 Signup for back in stock notifications on out of stock items Designed to format for cell phones, tablets, and computers Store locator to find the nearest store carrying Vinci products Email any questions about individual products from that specific product page We feel this overall improvement will make…
  • Introducing Two New Pairs Of Sunglasses

    Vinci
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Vinci introduces two new pairs of sunglasses NEW yellow framed sunglassesVinci Multi-Sport Sunglasses come with three different types of lenses. Easy to change lenses come with very simple instructions. It’s like getting three different pairs of glasses for the price of one, and you will always have the right lenses for the sun. Designed for playing Baseball, Softball, Running, Golf, Skiing, Cycling and other sports.  We also are adding our totally new designed one piece lens sunglasses in white Vinci Multi-Sport Sunglasses come with three different types of lenses. Easy to change one…
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    Baseball de World

  • Minors: United League Announces All ULB Team for 2014

    Eric Bynum
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
    The United League Baseball recently announced the All ULB Team for the 2014 season. The 2014 ULB Champion Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings led the team with 10 selections.         Position Players Position          Player                     Team                                BA     HR      RBI Catcher           Mario Mercedes     Brownsville Charros       .315      4         26 1st Base           Matt Chavez           San Angelo Colts     …
  • France: Montpellier Leads League Standings

    Eric Bynum
    19 Jun 2014 | 12:09 pm
    In the French Division 1 Baseball League, the Montepellier Barracudas currently lead the league in a tense four-way battle for the lead. Montpellier has a slim lead over Senart. Both teams have the same number of loses, but Montpellier has two more wins. Not far behind are both Paris UC and Rouen. The rest of the league is under .500. Montpellier is coming off a 10-inning 7-5 loss to the worst team in the league the Chartres French Cubs who only have three wins on the season. Meanwhile, Senart swept Rouen in a two game set to move into second place all by itself. Montpellier is getting the…
  • College: Tim Tadlock Wins Skip Bertman Award

    Press Release
    19 Jun 2014 | 11:51 am
    Press Release College Baseball Hall of Fame Texas Tech skipper named National Coach of the Year LUBBOCK, Texas — The National College Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to announce Texas Tech coach Tim Tadlock as the 2014 Skip Bertman National Coach of the Year. Tadlock will be honored at the Hall of Fame’s annual Night of Champions celebration on June 28 in Lubbock, Texas. Picked to finish eighth in the Big 12 preseason poll, Tadlock has the Red Raiders in Omaha with a 45-19 record. In only his second year as head coach, he has led Texas Tech to wins at the Coral Gables NCAA regional…
  • Germany: Solingen and Heidenheim Continue To Lead Divisions

    Eric Bynum
    19 Jun 2014 | 11:44 am
    The Solingen Alligators and the Heidenheim Heidekopfe still lead their respective divisions in the German Bundesliga. The Alligators are dominating the North Division with a 19-1 record leading by a full five games over the two teams tied for second. Heidenheim’s lead is not quite as big as they lead the Regensburg Leagionaere by only two games.  Solingen is on a seventeen game winning streak. Their last loss came in game three of the season to the Cologne Cardinals 12-10. With four games left in the season they finish with two games against fourth place HSV Stealers and then two…
  • Independent Baseball: Niagara New Team for Can-Am League in 2015

    Eric Bynum
    19 Jun 2014 | 10:59 am
    The Niagara Professional Baseball Group has been given provisional approval to field a team in the Can-Am League for the 2015 season. They will join the current four team league giving them another Canadian team to go with Quebec and Trois-Rivieres. The league will be six teams as Niagara and Ottawa will both be joining the league next season. Niagara has announced they are also looking for a team name and are looking for help from the public. A name the team contest has been announced via the club’s website. If you have an idea on what the team could be called for its inaugural season…
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    Number 5 Type Collection

  • More #5s From U.K. Cigarette Packs : Flags, Flora, Fauna, and French-born Kings

    20 Sep 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Last time in the blog, I thanked OBC trading friend Glenn for an excellent stack of UK cigarette cards that covered a variety of subjects and this post shows another handful from that type card swap. It's hard to replicate this range of cards stateside without a complete run of Topps Allen & Ginter subsets.My benefactor might be twice-happy to get that regal card (12th Century English monarch Henry II) out of his collection. On Sept 18, Glenn's adopted home of Scotland voted not to leave the UK, shelving their independence for the near future;…
  • 1930s British Cigarette Cards : Models and ships! Limpets and Sharks! Borzois and bad driving!

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:34 pm
    If you collect modern Allen & Ginter cards, it can seem baffling how Topps finds so many random subjects to turn into one "normal" set. Irresistible cat cards, anyone?2014 Allen & Ginter "Little Lions" #5, Cornish RexFor a seminal look at how war machines, natural wonders, technological advances and sea creatures all rate inclusion in a modern set, look no further than the wild and wooly world of British cigarette cards. Throughout the 20th century, companies perked up their packs with hundreds of subjects, from household objects to hammerheads.These #5s represent a tiny fraction of…
  • 1962 LIFE Magazine (and Post Cereal) Baseball #5, Mickey Mantle

    24 Aug 2014 | 8:43 pm
    After Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris's spell-binding race to break Ruth's single-season HR record in 1961, Post Cereal went all-out promoting the Yankee teammates in their 1962 set. They published another set of on-box cereal cards, pushed those cards via print, radio, and TV spots, and even added a French-translated version for Canadian baseball fans.Today's entry highlights the advertising that coincided with 1962's Opening Day, when Maris & Mantle appeared on 2-card inserts in LIFE magazine. Although originally part of a larger ad, most collectors trimmed Mickey down to the size…
  • 1933 Goudey Sport Kings Varsity Football Game #5

    17 Aug 2014 | 10:46 pm
    As we near the start of 2014's college football season, I've been looking back several decades to the leatherheads era, when "face mask" was a thing people wore for ski slopes and Halloween. (I haven't looked back to that era by watching the movie Leatherheads, although I did see it back in 2008 and it was...OK, I guess.)While best-known today for their baseball cards, Goudey introduced several successful gum-and-card sets in 1933, including the multi-sport Sport Kings Gum.1933 Goudey "Sport Kings Gum" #5, Ed WachterThis 48-card set covered a remarkable 20 different sports, an…
  • 1934 R304 Al Demaree Die-Cut Baseball #5, Sam Byrd

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Who was Al Demaree? Why does his name appear first, like some kind of superstar insert? And if he proved successful for years as pro ballplayer and sports artist, why did he die penniless?Just the name of former pitcher Albert Wentworth Demaree evokes gentility, a character from F. Scott Fitzgerald dabbling on the mound between fox hunts. Perhaps a vintage version of Michael Jordan, stepping away from dominance in one arena to try his luck with another.In a sense, that's correct: Al's skills with horsehide paralleled similar art talents with a brush, a sports profession he ultimately extended…
 
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    Baseball Reflections

  • Casa Base: Very Fast

    Fabio Borselli
    21 Sep 2014 | 6:01 pm
  • Top 5 baseball movies every fan should see

    Guest
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:27 pm
    There is no shortage of classic baseball films and this movie list encompasses just a few of them. Every movie on this list comes highly recommended even if you aren’t a fan of sports movies. So sit back, fire up Netflix, get some popcorn, and relax. Without further ado, here is a list of the top five baseball flicks everyone should go watch or rewatch. Cover via Amazon #1 Field of Dreams (1989) A charming mix of fantasy and baseball, this movie will keep anyone’s attention riveted even if you aren’t a sports fan. Field of Dreams follows the story of an Iowa farmer building…
  • Casa Base: Outfields

    Fabio Borselli
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
  • Casa Base: Flyout

    Fabio Borselli
    6 Sep 2014 | 4:47 pm
  • The Underrated Squad: Part One

    John Evered
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Today, I will be introducing a new series which primarily focuses on the underrated professional baseball player in the MLB! Over the course of the next year, we will construct a roster of twenty-five ( 25 ) underrated players that deserve more attention by not only the fans, but by front offices, scouts, and even teammates. Catcher : Derek Norris of the Oakland Athletics        Derek Norris is currently a professional baseball player in the Oakland Athletics organization. Drafted in the fourth round of the 2007 MLB Draft by the Nationals, Norris was traded to the Oakland…
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    Independent Professional Baseball Trivia and History »

  • Winter Development League Which Had Bench, Clemens And Garvey As Speakers

    independentbaseball
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    Independent Baseball Trivia Question Which winter developmental instructional league for independent baseball teams & leagues had Roger Clemens, Johnny Bench and Steve Garvey as speakers in recent seasons? Answer: The California Winter League http://californiawinterleague.com/2013/01/23/roger-clemens-visits-california-winter-league/ Please support this site: if you … Continue reading →Please support this site: if you need any home repair service in your area, let local contractors compete to give you a great price. Call toll-free 877-854-3526 today.
  • Great Central League’s All Time Leader In Wins And Innings Pitched

    independentbaseball
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    Independent Baseball Trivia Question The Great Central League only played during the 1994 season and folded before the season concluded.  At the time of its conclusion, who was the league’s all-time leader in wins and innings pitched? Answer: Jason Smith … Continue reading →Please support this site: if you need any home repair service in your area, let local contractors compete to give you a great price. Call toll-free 877-854-3526 today.
  • First Two Managers For The Florence Freedom

    independentbaseball
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
    Independent Baseball Trivia Question In their first season (2003), the Florence Freedom had two managers.  Who were they? Answer: Chris Sabo (who left the team during spring training) and Tom Browning http://enquirer.com/editions/2003/05/22/spt_FlorenceFreedom22.html http://flhistory.0catch.com/FlorenceFreedom.htm Please support this site: if you need … Continue reading →Please support this site: if you need any home repair service in your area, let local contractors compete to give you a great price. Call toll-free 877-854-3526 today.
  • Home Stadium For The Kelowna Heat

    independentbaseball
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Independent Baseball Trivia Question What was the home stadium for the Kelowna Heat of the 2003 Canadian Baseball League? Answer: Elks Stadium http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelowna_Heat Please support this site: if you need any home repair service in your area, let local contractors … Continue reading →Please support this site: if you need any home repair service in your area, let local contractors compete to give you a great price. Call toll-free 877-854-3526 today.
  • Hits Leaders For Southern Nomadic Miners

    independentbaseball
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    Independent Baseball Trivia Question The Southern Nomadic Miners were a road team (travel team) that played in the only-season of the short-lived Golden State League (1995).  Two players were tied for the lead in hits when the league folded.  Who … Continue reading →Please support this site: if you need any home repair service in your area, let local contractors compete to give you a great price. Call toll-free 877-854-3526 today.
 
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    Baseball Tutorials

  • The Mental Game of Baseball Hitting

    kenny
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:10 pm
    The Mental Game of Baseball Hitting Yogi Berra once said “You can’t hit and think at the same time.”  Trust and confidence in the swing is gained through dedicated practice and game experience, swing repetition and recall. An inexperienced hitter relies on his day to day practice improvements to gain confidence in his swing.  An [...] The post The Mental Game of Baseball Hitting appeared first on Baseball Tutorials.
  • Baseball Hitting and Knowing the Pitch Count

    kenny
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    In today’s video blog post, we are talking about baseball hitting and explore the importance of paying attention to your opponents habits and patterns, knowing the pitch count and adjusting accordingly. Baseball Hitting and Knowing the Pitch Count The type of pitch to hit depends on the hitter’s plan. Most hitters prefer to hit fastballs, [...] The post Baseball Hitting and Knowing the Pitch Count appeared first on Baseball Tutorials.
  • Baseball Hitting Tips: 8 Steps to Preparing for Your Game At-Bat!

    kenny
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:41 pm
    In today’s video blog post, we have an excellent breakdown of baseball hitting tips to prepare for a successful game at bat. These valuable practices will help your athletes conquer those mental obstacles that are keeping them from achieving their maximum potential! Baseball Hitting Tips: 8 Steps to Preparing for Your Game At-Bat! 1. Positive [...] The post Baseball Hitting Tips: 8 Steps to Preparing for Your Game At-Bat! appeared first on Baseball Tutorials.
  • Baseball Pitching Drill: The Hockey Puck Drill

    kenny
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:49 pm
    In this creative baseball pitching drill, we are going to use a hockey puck! You are probably wondering what do a hockey puck and a baseball have in common? Well, a hockey puck weighs the same as a baseball, so the critical mass of a baseball is about the same as that of a hockey [...] The post Baseball Pitching Drill: The Hockey Puck Drill appeared first on Baseball Tutorials.
  • Skillbuilding Pitching Drills: Presetting the Pitch

    kenny
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:20 pm
    In today’s video blog post, we’re talking about pitching drills that gives your pitchers an opportunity to work on presetting every pitch. Presetting the pitch is not something that you want to do in a game, because it is strictly used for skillbuilding.  The pitcher will work on presetting the fastball, the curve ball and [...] The post Skillbuilding Pitching Drills: Presetting the Pitch appeared first on Baseball Tutorials.
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  • Team Game: 17 Down, 13 to Go

    20 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    If not for road construction on a rainy day, I probably wouldn't have been able to snap this photo. Even with the traffic congestion, I barely managed to get the shot in time. This photo was taken at the intersection of North Avenue and Thatcher Avenue on our way to Russell's Barbecue in Elmwood… read more...
  • Last night I realized that today marks the 25th an...

    20 Sep 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Last night I realized that today marks the 25th anniversary of getting my driver’s license. Oh yeah, and thanks for all of the birthday wishes.
  • MLB 2014 Game #11: Reds vs. Brewers

    13 Sep 2014 | 4:02 am
    A baseball clichstates that each season is a marathon, not a sprint. That's easy to say when it's May or June. Following the All-Star Game that message changes. The Milwaukee Brewers are no longer running a marathon. They are in are in a fight for their postseason lives, a full-blown sprint to… read more...
  • MLB 2014 Game #10: Brewers vs. Cubs

    3 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    Unless something changes, I will make my final trip to Wrigley Field this season for tonight's game between the Milwaukee Brewers (73-65, .529) and Chicago Cubs (63-76, .453). Of the 10 games I've attended this season, this will be the fourth time I've seen these two teams play each other. I've… read more...
  • MLB 2014 Game #9: Tigers vs. White Sox (Game 1)

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    Chris Sale and I have a strange relationship. Every time I have tickets to see him pitch, the game gets rained out. I missed a potential pitching duel between Justin Verlander and Sale back in 2012, and last season I missed one of his starts against the Cleveland Indians.<br /><br… read more...
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    Baseball-Avenue.com

  • TuneCore’s New Facebook Audio Recognition

    Lerma Moore
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am
    There are many reasons why artists of all genres and backgrounds partner with TuneCore for success. And, TuneCore’s newest feature — Facebook Audio Recognition — will undoubtedly attract more musicians who would like to grow their fan base. Facebook Audio Recognition will make it easy for Facebook users to share which songs they’re listening to with their friends. And, for a one-time fee, TuneCore’s artists can add their music to Facebook and let Facebook users promote their music to new fans. When writing status updates, Facebook users who choose to turn on the…
  • Senart Templiers Wins 2014 French Championship

    Baseball Avenue
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:34 am
    The Senart Templiers nipped Paris University Club, 5-4, to capture the best-of-five championship series in three games to win the 2014 French Division I national championship for the first time in club history. Ernesto Martinez highlighted the title-clinching victory with a home run and Ciro Silvino was named Finals MVP in front of an estimated 400 French baseball fans. SERIES-AT-A-GLANCE: Game 1: Senart 6, Paris UC 4 Game 2: Senart 7, Paris UC 1 Game 3: Senart 5, Paris UC 4 (Senart Templiers wins series 3-0)
  • Essex Arrows Wins 2014 British Baseball Crown

    Baseball Avenue
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:37 am
    The Essex Arrows swept the London Mets in the best-of-three title series at Farnham Park to capture the 2014 British National Baseball Championship. The Arrows knocked off the Mets by the score of 5-1 on Saturday before clinching the series and the championship with a 5-4 win on Sunday to claim its first Bitish Baseball national title. SERIES-AT-A-GLANCE: Game 1: Essex 5, London 1 Game 2: Essex 5,  London 4 (Essex Arrows wins series 2-0)
  • Successful European Baseball Coach Coming Out Of Retirement

    Baseball Avenue
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Marvin (lying on ground) turned fifth-place Challengers into Swiss champs in just two seasons. American baseball coach Marvin Moore was one of Europe’s most successful skippers before walking away from the game in 1998 to get married and start a family. Although the native Texan remained active with European baseball through a variety of websites - The Talkin Texan, Mister-Baseball, BaseballdeWorld and Baseball-Avenue – being a hands-on father for his two kids was his top priority. The 48-year-old won four Swiss national championships in six seasons with the Therwil Flyers and…
  • WBSC: Expanded Broadcast For Womens Softball World Championship

    Baseball Avenue
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:36 pm
    The World Baseball Softball Confederation has announced today the expansion of television coverage featuring the XIV Women’s Softball World Championship, which is currently being staged from August 15-24, in Europe for the first-time ever — marking a major landmark for the global growth of the women’s sport. The 16-nation world championship in Haarlem — the pinnacle of the sport — will now have added coverage of both the bronze and gold medal games live on Sunday, August 24, in response to overwhelming viewer demand for the women’s softball global showcase. TV Tokyo has obtained…
 
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    Phillies News, Rumors and Analysis - Philadelphia Baseball Review

  • Some changes to the site

    Patrick Gordon (noreply@blogger.com)
    7 Sep 2014 | 9:37 am
    By PATRICK GORDON | Managing EditorSeptember 7 2014, 12:15PM EST.@PhilabaseballArticles have been a bit sparse lately, but that's because the site has undergone numerous cosmetic and coding improvements over the past week.The most visible addition is the news ticker that you see scrolling just under the menu near the top of the page. Moving forward, we will include breaking news in the ticker and use it as a way get a headline to you while we write and complete the story.Another addition to the site is the footer down below. We've added a contact form and some additional links to assist in…
  • Maikel Franco among Phillies September call-ups

    Patrick Gordon (noreply@blogger.com)
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    By PATRICK GORDON | Managing EditorSeptember 1 2014, 6:00PM EDT.@PhilabaseballMaikel Franco will wear a Phillies uniform on Tuesday in Atlanta.The 22-year-old is one of seven players the Phillies added to their roster following Monday's 7-0 no-hit win over the Braves.  Franco was named Lehigh Valley’s Player of the Year after hitting .257 with 33 doubles, four triples, 16 home runs and 78 RBI in 133 games. He entered the 2014 season rated the top prospect in the Phillies’ minor league system by Baseball America and since July 2 has batted .324 with 11 home runs and an International…
  • Hamels and Phillies bullpen toss no-hitter in Atlanta

    Patrick Gordon (noreply@blogger.com)
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    By PATRICK GORDON | Managing EditorSeptember 1 2014, 4:25PM EST.@PhilabaseballCole Hamels tossed six innings without surrendering a hit and the Phillies bullpen chipped in with another three en route to a 7-0 victory and a combined no-hitter of the Braves on Monday at Turner Field in Atlanta.Hamels labored through six innings, tossing 108 pitches while walking five. He also hit a batter but struck out seven.Jake Diekman and Ken Giles combined for five strikeouts over two innings of relief before Johnathan Papelbon hurled a perfect final frame to cement the victory. The combined no-hitter is…
  • Phillies trade Mayberry Jr. to Toronto for minor leaguer

    Patrick Gordon (noreply@blogger.com)
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:02 pm
    By PATRICK GORDON | Managing EditorAugust 31 2014, 9:45 PM EDT.@Philabaseball The John Mayberry Jr. era in Philadelphia has come to a close.The Phillies traded the 30-year-old outfielder on Sunday to Toronto in exchange for minor league infielder Gustavo Pierre.Mayberry hit. 213 with six home runs and 21 RBIs in 63 games for the Phillies this season. He'd been on the disabled list since July 21 because of inflammation in his left wrist, and was expected to be activated Monday.Over six seasons in Philadelphia Mayberry hit .242 with 52 homers and 169 RBIs.Pierre, 22, hit a combined .260…
  • Giles and Diekman star as Phillies edge Mariners; take series

    Patrick Gordon (noreply@blogger.com)
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    By PATRICK GORDON | Managing EditorAugust 19 2014, 4:00PM EDT.@PhilabaseballPHILADELPHIA - On a day that originally looked to be highlighted by two of baseball's hottest starters, it was the Phillies bullpen that dominated on Wednesday afternoon. Ken Giles and Jake Diekman combined for seven strikeouts over three innings in relief in a 4-3 victory for the Phillies over the Mariners at Citizens Bank Park. Johnathan Papelbon tossed a scoreless ninth to secure the win and notch his 30th save of the season."It's just nice to know that if you can't go deep into the ballgame you have the guys out…
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    On-Base Talk

  • Not Enough R14PECT

    Michael Dweck
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:28 pm
    As the 2014 Major League Baseball season winds down, so does Derek Jeter’s controversial, yet legendary farewell tour. It was a fun tour, as each opponent that Derek Jeter and the Yankees visited rewarded Jeter with a gift. No questions asked, Jeter is one of the best shortstops to ever play the game, but the celebration of his career took away from what could have been the celebration of another great retiring player who also wore pinstripes. That player is Paul Konerko. Originally a first round pick for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Konerko struggled to get his feet off the ground. In just one…
  • Opinion: Kershaw NL MVP Talks “Absurd”

    Brett Blizinski
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Clayton Kershaw has been “The Man” for the Los Angeles Dodgers–postinga 19-3 record with an ERA of just 1.70 (at the time this article was written). He also has 219 strikeouts with just 28 walks. There’s no doubt Kershaw is the best pitcher in the game today and he proves it year in and year out. Justin Verlander had his day in the sun, but he’s had it rough in 2014. Max Scherzer, Verlander’s teammate, is having another good year–but nothing like the one we saw last year. The Dodgers have 86 wins and Kershaw has been the reason behind 19 of those–roughly 22 percent of the…
  • Orioles News: Chris Davis Suspended for 25 Games for Amphetamine Use

    Mark Suleymanov
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:57 pm
    At a time when they cannot afford to lose a big offensive contributor, the Baltimore Orioles have suffered a potentially season changing blow. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun was the first to report the news via Twitter that Orioles slugger Chris Davis has been suspended for 25 games for the usage of amphetamines. The report did not report the type of amphetamine that Davis was guilty of using, but Chris Davis himself has released a statement in which he has clarified the matter. Via Brittany Ghiroli on Twitter: “I made a mistake by taking Adderall. I had permission to use it in the past,…
  • Cubs Notes: Baez, Soler

    Niklas Jarvinen
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:48 pm
    It’s no secret; the Cubs have one of the best farm systems in baseball.  They’re stacked with hitters that are coming up right now.  I’m going to look at Javier Baez and Jorge Soler, two guys who recently came up as the next wave of Cubs talent.  I think both will have a big impact on the team in the future. The Cubs have a middle infielder log jam.  They have Starlin Castro at shortstop, and Addison Russell in waiting, and at second they have Arismendy Alcantara and Javier Baez.  Baez has taken the MLB by storm, showing power at second base and shortstop that few have.  Baez has…
  • ‘NO NO: A Dockumentary’ is a grand slam, and then some. (Interview with Director Jeff Radice and Dock’s agent Tom Reich)

    Steve Benko
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Very rarely do we see successful documentaries on baseball, or really any documentaries on baseball for that matter. In recent years, baseball has become more of a niche sport. It’s rare to find ‘casual baseball fans.’ The demographic of baseball fans is no longer young kids, young adults, older men and women, over the years the demographic of people watching baseball has gotten older, and older. Sure, baseball is in the media a lot, in recent years we’ve seen some baseball movies based on a true story for example 42 about Jackie Robinson, The A’s “Moneyball” story about Billy…
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    Best Batting Gloves

  • Youth Batting Gloves -Best batting gloves

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    Youth Batting Gloves Youth batting gloves are defined by their unique design that is focused on helping youthful players master the game fast. Because of this, they have been known to be made of relatively simple designs that the youth can easily identify with as well as use in the game. There are many brands of youth batting gloves. In fact, every major brand of batting gloves comes with a special option for youth. Here is a brief outline of some of these gloves as well as some advantages that one gets when using them. Mizuno Youth Vintage Pro G4 Batting Gloves The Mizuno Youth Vintage Pro…
  • Jordan Batting Gloves

    admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Jordan Batting Gloves The Jordan Batting gloves have been branded as one of the most unique types of batting gloves in terms of design, functionality and strength. The following is a review of Nike GB0319 Jordan Team Batting Gloves, one of the most popular brands of the Jordan batting gloves. The review is based on the special features of the gloves, the advantages of having them and general information about their performance. A Review of Nike GB0319 Jordan Team Batting Gloves There are several things about the Nike GB0319 Jordan Team Batting Gloves that make them quite popular. One of them…
  • Demarini Digi Camo Batting Gloves

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    Review of Demarini Digi Camo Batting Glove The DeMarini batting gloves have been known for their completely unconventional design, overall quality and unique options for color and patterns. The following is a brief review of the Demarini Digi Camo Batting Gloves, one of the most prominent types of batting gloves under the brand name. The review is based on a number of things. First, a brief outline of the features that make the gloves stand out is presented. The focus in on those attributes which are important for the success of the gloves as a brand. Secondly, the review is based on…
  • Custom Batting Gloves

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    Custom Batting Gloves   Custom batting gloves have become a sensation among users for a long time. The beauty of having custom batting gloves lies in the fact that you are able to decide how exactly you want your gloves to appear. Such details like the color, type of pattern, material used and even whether or not you would want your own name to be inscribed on the side of your batting gloves is an attraction to many. There are, however a number of things you need to know about custom batting gloves. Here is a brief examination of how this can be done for particular types of batting…
  • DeMarini Batting Gloves

    admin
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:55 pm
    DeMarini Batting Gloves DeMarini Batting Gloves are some of the oldest brands of batting gloves in the market. The long time that the brand has been in the market is one of the reasons for the wide popularity that it is associated with. Besides, the pricing, design and general appearance of the different types of gloves under this brand name has been behind their overall popularity. The following is a brief description of some of the benefits that a number of the lines under the brand can offer to users. Review of DeMarini Batting Gloves DeMarini Adult Versus Batting Glove DeMarini Batting…
 
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