Category Archive: Baseball

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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Jul 28

Rockies trade Tulowitzki to Toronto

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The Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays have swapped star shortstops. The teams confirmed the blockbuster trade Tuesday that sends Jose Reyes and right-handed pitchers Miguel Castro, Jeff Hoffman and Jesus Tinoco to the Rockies for Troy Tulowitzki and right-handed reliever LaTroy Hawkins. Both shortstops have remarkably similar career statistics but also a history of …

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Jul 28

Nationals, Phillies agree to Jonathan Papelbon trade

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Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post was first to report that a deal was close, and now Jon Morosi of FOX Sports has it confirmed: Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon is headed to the Nationals. ESPN’s Jim Bowden first relayed that the return for the Phillies would be a pitching prospect who is currently with the …

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Jul 14

MLB’s Franchise Four

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Some of the best to ever play the game joined the festivities for the 86th Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park. I think it was a nice touch to add interest to a game a lot of folks have stopped watching with any real kind of interest. I …

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Jul 06

SJ All Star Game Contest

      Answer the following questions along with the tie breaker. Person that is closest will win a $20 gift certificate to the mlb.com gift shop 1. Who wins? National League or American? 2. Who is the MVP? 3. Who wins the Home Run Derby? 4. Who gets the first hit? Tie breaker: Total …

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Jun 20

Scherzer loses perfect game

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer pitched a no-hitter and came agonizingly close to a perfect game, hitting a batter with two outs in the ninth inning Saturday in the Washington Nationals‘ 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Scherzer was masterful in retiring the first 26 hitters. He came within one strike of throwing the 22nd …

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Jun 03

Buehrle tosses shutout vs. Nats on 93 pitches

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Mark Buehrle needed only 93 pitches to complete a shutout against the Nationals on Wednesday. Buehrle had his ground ball stuff in top form tonight, as 21 of 23 batted balls he induced were of the ground ball variety. He scattered six hits and a walk while striking out two. Buehrle has not been nearly …

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May 28

Pace Of Play Rules And The Future Of Baseball

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Major League Baseball implements new Pace of Play Rules for the upcoming 2015 season. The new rules were created in hopes to speed up the pace of the game. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred commented in an ESPN article, “These changes represent a step forward in our efforts to streamline the pace of play. The most …

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