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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 01

Sports Clubs_ The SJ Guide to Finding Sponsorship

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Need money for your sports group? Stressed about how to pay the bills? Here are some ideas to get sponsorship. My kids played in travel leagues, both in soccer and fast pitch and this can get expensive. The costs add up quick, and it can sometimes be a burden to the family. Sponsorship is a …

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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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Dec 16

Jeff Pearlman: Terrorists to media: Thanks for the PR!

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Were I a dickhead who wanted to have people share my misery, I’d turn to the news for a how-to instructional guide. Not exaggerating. That’s what I’d do. I’d go to Fox News or CNN or the New York Times and read all about how an entire metropolitan school district was shut down because someone …

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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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