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Jul 22

VenomStrikes.com: The Progress of Archie Bradley

Archie Bradley. Do you remember him? He was the toast of the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Minor League system earlier this year. The fact he started the season at Triple A Reno didn’t dampen anyone’s enthusiasm. However, toward the end of April, Bradley was diagnosed with a flexor strain in his right elbow. The injury put […] …

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Jul 22

The Sports Bank.net: Jaws coming to life off Cape Cod, Summer of sharks II

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2001 was deemed summer of sharks; at least according to Time magazine. I know, younger readers are like “what’s a magazine?” There were four or five shark attacks that year which got a lot of press. That’s still very very low, and the percentage of sharks that have been know to attack man is miniscule. …

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Jul 16

Rumors & Rants: MLB and Fox give no All-Star Game tribute to Tony Gwynn

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Just a month ago the sports world stopped in its tracks*and paid tribute to a great man who left us far too soon. San Diego Padres Hall of Famer*Tony Gwynn lost a courageous battle with cancer on June 16 at the age of 54, and almost exactly a month later, Major League Baseball failed to …

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Jul 16

Jeff Pearlman: Striking out on a softball

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This morning, I Tweeted out a softball. By “softball,” I mean the above image, which has been making its way around right-wing e-mail chains. It doesn’t take a bleeding-heart liberal to realize the disturbing and disgusting nature of the message. It’s lily whiteness vs. savage blackness. And if you don’t see that … if you …

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Jul 16

TROY: There’s No Joking in Baseball: Adam Wainwright, Derek Jeter and the All-Star Game

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In an interview last night during the MLB All-Star game, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright said he*grooved*a pitch to Derek Jeter to ‘help the old man’ out. Clearly, it was a damn joke. Anybody who wields a modicum of an iota of a sense of humor can understand such a statement. But because we …

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Jul 08

Rumors & Rants: Would it be better for the Yankees if CC Sabathia retired?

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Just a few years ago New York Yankees lefty CC Sabathia was one of the most feared pitchers in baseball. Now, at 33 years old, there is a chance his career will never get back on track. But would it actually be better for the Yankees if Sabathia wound up retiring?*Some experts seem to think …

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Jul 05

LewPBlog:Oakland gets better beyond just this year after blockbuster trade with Cubs

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CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 28: Jeff Samardzija #29 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Washington Nationals in the first inning during the second game of a doubleheader on June 28, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. One of baseball’s best rotations is about to get even better. The Oakland Athletics have an agreement …

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Jul 03

10 4th of July Questions

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1. Are you going to see fireworks anywhere? 2. Hot dogs or hamburgers? 3. Potato salad or macaroni salad? 4. Any historical landmarks you’d like to visit? 5. Are you going to watch any of the MLB all star game? 6. If you had a chance to talk to one signer of the Declaration of …

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Jul 02

Jeff Pearlman: Frank Cashen’s Best Move

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In case you missed the news, Frank Cashen—the legendary New York Mets general manager—died yesterday at age 88. The New York Times ran this wonderful obituary. In the course of researching The Bad Guys Won, my book about the 1986 Mets, I sat down with Cashen and spoke for, oh, an hour or so. It …

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Jul 01

The Sports Bank.net: People angry that Chicago Pride Parade meant no Cubs game

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The Cubs and Nationals had no game on Sunday. This was due to the annual Pride Parade taking place near Wrigleyville and all the serious traffic and logistical issues that the event has always created, it was announced in February—again, in February—that the teams would play a scheduled doubleheader Saturday and enjoy an off day …

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