Category Archive: Baseball

Dec 25

The Sports Bank.net: Caitlyn Jenner-ESPY Publicity Stunt Tops 15 Most Popular of ’15

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The great Bob Costas nailed it. He referred to the Caitlyn Jenner ESPYs Courage Award as “a crass exploitation play.” That’s exactly what it was. Regardless of your feelings on Caitlyn Jenner, there was nothing commendable or courageous about how her ESPY came about. That was an agent-driven, publicist negotiated quid pro quo, and nothing …

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Dec 09

VenomStrikes.com: Arizona Diamondbacks Going Hard After Shelby Miller

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The Arizona Diamondbacks are pushing extremely hard to acquire pitcher Shelby Miller. The Arizona Diamondbacks are determined to leave the Winter Meetings with another quality starting pitcher. The mystery is what exactly are the D-backs willing to do to acquire said pitcher. With a truckload of cash earmarked for Zack Greinke, it appears any thoughts …

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Nov 23

VenomStrikes.com: Arizona Diamondbacks Daily Dose: Spring Training Schedule

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will play 36 games in Spring Training as they prepare for the 2016 season. It is never too early to talk Spring Training. Just think, 90 days from now pitchers and catchers will be reporting to camp as the journey for the World Series begins. The Arizona Diamondbacks have released their Spring …

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Nov 10

VenomStrikes.com: Arizona Diamondbacks: 3 Middle Relief Options

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I don’t know how many times it has been stated already but it bears repeating. The Arizona Diamondbacks will be looking for starting pitching this offseason. They have already been linked to Mike Leake and Dave Stewart has already been on record saying he “loves” Japanese right-hander Kenta Maeda. The D-backs are looking to add …

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Oct 31

VenomStrikes.com: Arizona Diamondbacks Free Agent Profile: John Lackey

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With the season in the rear view mirror, the 2015 offseason is in full swing for the Arizona Diamondbacks and that means it’s almost time for the crazy period known as free agency. Five days after either the Kansas City Royals or New York Mets win a World Series championship, the free agency period in …

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Oct 06

Rumors & Rants: It’s about time the Yankees recognized their drinking problem

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Dating back to the days of The Babe, the biggest tradition in New York Yankees history is winning. And going back just as far, the second-biggest tradition in the Bronx is alcoholism. CC Sabathia is the latest Yankee to be swallowed up by the addiction, but thankfully he has come to that realization before it …

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Sep 29

A’s hire Justine Siegal, making her the first female coach for an MLB team

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The Oakland Athletics, long one of baseball’s most progressive organizations, have hired MLB’s first female coach. She’s Justine Siegal, a 40-year-old who has coached collegiate and independent baseball, and will now be a part of the coaching staff for Oakland’s Instructional League club in October. Siegal has a history of barrier-breaking in baseball. She was …

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Aug 30

David Ortiz hits 494th career HR, passes Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff

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The Red Sox lost to the Mets, 5-4, on Sunday, but the ballclub still provided a historic home run, as David Ortiz parked one. That was the 494th career home run for Ortiz, who was playing first base at Citi Field. He’s now within six of the fabled 500-HR club. The homer also moved Ortiz …

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Aug 19

The Sports Bank.net: Original Buffy the Vampire Slayer to open Cubs ’90s night

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Everything ’90s nostalgia is extremely hot right now. Hollywood has always lacked originality; and the entertainment industry has always regarded the American public to have a very short attention span. These two ideas have been ramped up a notch with the current “let’s reboot everything from the ’90s” craze. Of course, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” …

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Aug 03

Giving Christmas 2015

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I know it is August and that means the last thing you are likely thinking about right now is Christmas, but every year hundreds of charities start work for the holiday season at this time. This year SJ has the pleasure of sponsoring one of those awesome charities! We’d like to help these guys reach …

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