Category Archive: Baseball

Sep 30

Are the WINdians All In?

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Quite a year to be a cleveland sports fan. First, the Cavs winning the championship. A parade of a million people. Then a quiet chant of…”are the Indians next?”  Facebook pages were started in the name of the Tribe being champs. Would we jinx them? No. If anything they rose to the occasion. Who is …

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Aug 27

VenomStrikes.com: Arizona Diamondbacks-Mitch Haniger Optioned to Triple-A Reno

A.J. Pollock is ready to make his long awaited return tonight at Chase Field* On Thursday night, the Arizona Diamondbacks optioned outfielder Mitch Haniger to Triple-A Reno and made room on the 25-man roster for A.J. *Pollock. The 28-year-old center fielder makes his 2016 season debut Friday night. That’s when the Diamondbacks entertain the Cincinnati …

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May 23

May 23, 2016 Today in Sports History

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1876 – Boston’s Joe Borden pitched the first no-hitter in the history of the National League. 1922 – Gene Tunney was defeated by Harry Greb. It was Tunney’s only professional boxing defeat. 1926 – Hack Wilson became the first player to hit a home run off the Wrigley Field scoreboard. 1948 – Joe DiMaggio hit …

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May 23

VenomStrikes.com: Pick up Chris Herrmann in your fantasy league

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Who would have thought two months ago*that Chris Herrmann would even make the Diamondbacks? Never mind become their hottest hitter. Just under two months into the season, Herrmann has done just that. He’s batting .290/.342/.609 with five home runs and 19 RBI in 24 games this season, including 13 RBI in his last ten starts. …

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May 16

This was the worst possible weekend for the Diamondbacks

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When someone asks a Diamondbacks fan how their weekend was at work or school tomorrow, they’ll probably say “good.” But the truth is, they’re dying on the inside. Heading into this*weekend’s series against the Giants, the Diamondbacks were only one game out of first place– with a golden chance to move into sole possession […] …

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Apr 03

The Sports Bank.net: Chicago Cubs Opening Day Roster vs L.A. Angels Unveiled

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The Chicago Cubs have just unveiled their Opening Day 25-man roster. The 2016 season opener takes place tomorrow night in Los Angeles versus the Angels. It’s the “L.A. Angels,” or if you prefer, the “Anaheim Angels,” but it’s not “The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.” Team names are two words, not five. No one is …

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Mar 23

Rumors & Rants: Baseball Diplomacy: Hope Comes to Cuba Amid Painful History

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When Richard Yates’*Revolutionary Road was published in 1961, many critics and readers dismissed it as yet another indictment of the American suburbs, a theme which even then had become trite (amazing how some things don’t change). For years, the best book of Yates’ career was essentially ignored, isolated to a corner of the literary community. …

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Mar 23

VenomStrikes.com: Fantasy baseball’s best pitching sleepers

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Yesterday you got all of the position player fantasy sleepers you could ever ask for. It was awesome. Today, you get all of the pitching sleepers you could ever ask for. Enjoy! Starters:* *Adam Wainwright: Wainwright’s value is somewhat low this year as he comes back from an Achillies tear. In five seasons prior to …

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Mar 18

10 Friday Questions 3/18

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1. What is one thing you find yourself complaining about the most? 2. What was the last thing you ate for dinner? 3. Describe your favorite tshirt: 4. How many trips a week do you make to the grocery store? 5. Got any vacations planned for this year? If so where? 6. If you could …

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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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