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With Team USA's victory the WBC (finally) lived up to its potential

When the World Baseball Classic was set to take off nearly 20 days ago, the anticipation for the event was a mixture of genuine baseball intrigue, along with trepidation about the tournament’s future, as well as its viability. Now, as the fourth entry of the WBC has come to a more intriguing and exciting conclusion than most anyone could have anticipated, the questions now don’t...
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United States wins its first World Baseball Classic

It took 11 years and four tournaments, but Team USA is the World Baseball Classic champion at last.The United States won its first ever World Baseball Classic championship Wednesday night in Los Angeles, with a dominating 8-0 victory over Puerto Rico.Marcus Stroman pitched six innings of no-hit baseball, and Ian Kinsler whacked a two-run home run in the top of the third inning to...
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Adam Jones comes up big again lifting Team USA over Japan

Team USA is on to the World Baseball Classic final.For the first time ever, the Americans will play in the WBC title game thanks to a 2-1 semifinal victory Tuesday night over Japan at a rainy Dodger Stadium.Tuesday’s game was close throughout, and the difference ended up being an Adam Jones — remember him? — RBI groundout in the top of the eighth inning. Brandon Crawford scored...
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Cutch helps USA break through vs. Japan

Andrew McCutchen and the United States struck first on Tuesday in its World Baseball Classic semifinals matchup against Japan.
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Adam Jones, Giancarlo Stanton create indelible memories at World Baseball Classic

SAN DIEGO – If there was no such thing as Team USA lore in the World Baseball Classic before, there is now. Or at least, there should be.Center fielder Adam Jones’ catch Saturday was the stuff of legend, the kind of play that, had it happened in the World Series, would be celebrated for generations. Giancarlo Stanton’s home run, while not as shocking, was also memorable - your...
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4 days ago

National Leaguers with something to prove in 2017

It has been said that playing with a chip on your shoulder is good, that it is a motivational tool that brings out the best in a ballplayer. And while there are a variety of different conditions that govern such players on every team, ranging from justifying the hype, carrying the load on a new ball club or resurrecting personal stock that has slipped, there are a great deal of talents...
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It's time for Satchel Paige Day in Major League Baseball

As the corner turns to March, the spring picks up pace and the sounds of the national pastime begin ringing out again. The waning days of February also bring to a close yet another Black History Month and the reminders and reminiscing the month brings of the works of many great African-Americans throughout the nation’s history. It is at the intersection of these two institutions...
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Andrew McCutchen Googled himself to keep up on trade talk

Andrew McCutchen admits in an essay written for The Players’ Tribune that he took to Googling himself to stay apprised of all the trade talk swirling around him this past offseason.In a piece fittingly entitled, “Dear Pittsburgh,” as it’s a tribute to the only MLB town he’s known and its fans, McCutchen lays out his Pirates career, from his earliest days in the organization...
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February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen has great reaction on move to right field

Andrew McCutchen’s days as the regular center fielder for the Pirates are over.Since making his major league debut with Pittsburgh in 2009, McCutchen has played in 1,190 career games. He has started 1,171 of them in center field. To say the 30-year-old has been a fixture at the position would be an understatement.There had been speculation during the offseason the Pirates would...
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February 06, 2017  |  Discuss

The Pirates prepare for rarely chartered waters in dealing Andrew McCutchen

Twenty-four months ago, it would have been an absurd idea to think that the Pirates could be considering trading the cornerstone of their resurgent operation. Twelve months ago, it would have been little more than a whisper of a possibility. However, as December 2016 sets in, it appears more and more likely that Andrew McCutchen will not see the new year as a member of the Pittsburgh...
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December 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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