Category Archive: Baseball

May 09

Jeff Pearlman: ESPN troubles ?

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It’s an interesting world. Woke up this morning to the news that Bill Simmons is leaving ESPN, after spending my hour of gym time last night watching SportsCenter and pretty much losing my mind. The two linked bonds? Simmons worked for ESPN, and ESPN feels … lost. It’s a weird thing. Until a few years …

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May 04

Rumors & Rants: Brewers fire Ron Roenicke ? Who?s Next?

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Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was rewarded for his team’s first series win this season by getting fired on Sunday night. Of course, when you’re winning your first series of the season in May, it should be no mystery as to why you’re getting canned. Milwaukee has the worst record in the Majors through 25 …

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Apr 13

TROY: Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds and PEDs

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I follow the St. Louis Cardinals, lightly pay attention to the Atlanta Braves, and outside of that, I don’t pay much attention to whatever else is happening in baseball. The 162-game regular season isn’t my cup of tea (although cheap beer and summertime ball do go hand in hand and I love it), albeit I …

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Apr 04

Member Spotlight of the Month — NDSMC78

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*NDSMC78, thank you SO much for doing this interview! I could not find that we had ever done one on you!! You and I have several things in common… I, too, nearly never watch TV…(I only keep the TV for football season). I could also eat pasta nearly every day…as long as there was pizza …

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Mar 24

Rumors & Rants: Bartolo Colon to start Opening Day for the New York Mets

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Bartolo Colon is going to start on opening day. In the year 2015. That’s a thing that is actually happening. I’ll give you a moment to process that information. Yes, the rotund right hander*will toe the slab on opening day for the New York Mets on April 6 against the Washington Nationals. Colon won the …

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Mar 18

Jeff Pearlman: My life as a college newspaper editor

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I didn’t play lacrosse and I had no muscles. So why was I cocky enough to pose like this? Last night, while jumping around the information superhighway, I realized that The Review, my college newspaper, has most of its archives online. I proceeded to spend the next, oh, two hours digging in. The experience brought …

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Feb 25

David Ortiz refers to new MLB pace of play rule as B.S.

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It took David Ortiz exactly two days to fly off the handle. Ortiz, who reported to Boston Red Sox spring training on Tuesday, addressed the media for the first time Wednesday at JetBlue Park. When asked about Major League Baseball’s recent rule changes governing pace of play, specifically the rule stating a batter must keep …

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Feb 25

Who Is The Face of Major League Baseball

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Who is the face of Major League Baseball? When posed to any other sport today it is a question that is rather quickly solved. NBA? LeBron James. NFL? Peyton Manning. NHL? Sidney Crosby. Boxing? Floyd Mayweather. Soccer? Cristiano Ronaldo. Even faux sports like WWE it’s easy with John Cena. There is a guy to run …

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Feb 04

VenomStrikes.com: Ranking the N.L. West in 2015: First Base

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As we get closer and closer to the 2015 season, Diamondbacks fans need to be realistic about how far this team can go this year. We cant forget that this team finished with the worst record in all of baseball, even if it was because of injuries. I don’t like fans that predict their team …

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Nov 14

LewPBlog:Biggest deal in baseball history: Giancarlo Stanton close to 13-year, $325 m

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Last night it was believed to be 10 years and $300 million. This morning it was said to be 12 years and $320 million. And now both Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com and Jon Heyman of CBSSports.comreport that Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins are close to signing a 13-year, $325 million contract. Stanton’s new deal would …

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