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The Outside Corner:
Well, the All-Star Game is behind us after a 3-0 American League victory. During the game, the non-player highlight was probably this fan runnin onto the field...because he got 1000 retweets. Oh. But where do we go from here? There's no baseball today. There's no baseball tomorrow. So I guess we're just going to take today off? Hah. Yeah right.
PIC OF THE DAY
Mariano Rivera holds up the final out ball from his last All-Star Game. (The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports)
Yesterday, you missed our AL Cy Young award and NL Cy Young award winners, Alex Rodriguez hiring a former wrestler for his security detail, Ian wondered why fewer and fewer fans are watchin the All-Star Game, Garrett looked at whether the Rockies are buyers or sellers, and Amanda looked at the off the field contributions from Curtis Granderson.
Today, we'll roll out our AL and NL MVPs, Garrett has a look at the ideal landing places for several trade candidates, and we'll also explor...
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Alex Rodriguez is beefing up his security team while he's rehabbing in the minor leagues, and one of his guards is a former WWE wrestler.
It’s a good thing Mariano Rivera was selected to play in the All-Star Game, because his appearance provided the only memorable moment in this season’s mid-summer classic. Taking the mound to start the bottom of the eighth inning, the New York Yankees‘ closer had the field all to himself–literally. As the sold-out Citi Field crowd [...]
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Well, at least he’s not mailing it in with the big league club.
A scout who traveled over to Reading, Pa., on Monday night to see how Alex Rodriguez‘s rehab is going was none too impressed, Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reports. While Rodriguez’s night, in which he went 2-for-4 and hit a home run for Double-A Trenton, had some people thinking things were finally clicking for...
It’s been a long and bumpy road for Alex Rodriguez over the past 9-10 months. The embattled former MVP has endured hip surgery, a long rehabilitation process and new PED allegations stemming from the Biogenesis clinic in Miami, Fla. However, for the time being, there’s some light at the end of the tunnel as A-Rod will make his final push towards being back in the Bronx. He’ll...
I'm sorry, but one of the most beautiful moments in All-Star Game history was just as beautiful in the eighth inning as it would have been in the ninth.
Mariano Rivera closing his final All-Star Game -- that was the dream finale. But managers are paid to think of worst-case scenarios. And American League manager Jim Leyland had a worst-case scenario in mind.
Maybe a half-hour...
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For all its aggressive pointlessness, the All-Star Game can do ceremony like none other. Last night was maybe the best example of that since 1999, when baseball's All-Century Team took the field at Fenway...
Mariano Rivera stands alone as his AL teammates applaud
in front of their dugout (photo courtesy of New York Daily News).
During Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, fans across baseball experienced one of the classic moments this game has to offer.
Once again, Major League Baseball got it right.
When the bottom of the eighth inning rolled around...
Much of the focus as baseball heads into the second half of the season is on the possible suspensions of Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and a handful of All-Stars implicated in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal.
But Puigmania, a Pirates revival and one impressive power show in Baltimore could shift attention back onto the field.
The American League won the All-Star...
Get ready, baseball fans. Alex Rodriguez‘s triumphant return is almost upon us.
Rodriguez told WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Wednesday that he plans to be in the Yankees lineup Monday against his former team, the Rangers, in Texas. The 37-year-old has not seen major league action since undergoing hip surgery this past offseason.
Since returning to the diamond, A-Rod has gone 5-for...
Listen up, we all hate the Yankees, but there are times, few and far between, when you just have to show respect. Mariano Rivera has been in pinstripes his entire career, and somehow, I’ve always liked him. He plays the game the way it should be played and he has dominated as a closer for as long as I can remember. He respects the history of the game and pays tribute to Jackie...
Gene Sntisky was a member of the security team that the Reading Fightin Phils gave to New York Yankee star Alex Rodriguez as he did a rehab assignment yesterday. You can check out some video below…
Alex Rodriguez's long road back to the majors seems to be coming to a conclusion and, if you believe him, A-Rod will be back in pinstripes by Monday.
The maligned third baseman begins his final push to rejoin the Yankees on Thursday night when he starts at third base for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as it hosts Louisville. The slugger, out all season after a second hip surgery...
Michael Weiner, the head of the Major League Baseball Players Association, stated today that any Biogenesis-related suspensions handed down by MLB will be challenged before an arbitrator. Functionally, then, neither Alex Rodriguez nor Ryan Braun (the widely rumored 'big kahunas' to be nailed) will not have to serve their sentence this year. On top of that, Weiner wants MLB...
Quote of the Day
“He sounded like a guy who just got called up.”
– David Ortiz on Mariano Rivera’s pregame speech before the 2013 All Star Game. It’s day two of the scheduled off days during the All-Star break and if you’re like the rest of us suffering through a two day baseball purgatory, I would recommend going back on your TiVo and rewinding Tuesday night’s game...
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David Ortiz and Jose Bautista Prancersize.
The Gophers are playing in the Maui Invitational this year.
Mariano Rivera got a rousing entrance to the All-Star Game last night which the AL won 3-0.