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Braves minor league team throws back to back no-hitters

In your minor league quirk post of the day, the Lynchburg Hillcats of the Carolina League threw no-hitters in back to back games. Lynchburg, the high-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, allowed zero hits to the Wilmington Blue Rocks, a Royals affiliate, on both Thursday and Friday. Thursday’s game was started by Lucas Sims, Atlanta’s first round pick (21st overall) in the 2012...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Arod was hit by a pitch on his surgically repaired hip Sunday and the hurlers grandma was thrilled

A-Rod got hit by a Cody Scarpetta pitch Sunday. Cody's grandma was thrilled. “I think (the New York Yankees star) thinks he’s kind of a hotshot. I don’t care for his personality,” 80-year-old Marilyn... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Plunker's granny said she's glad her grandson drilled A-Rod during game

The minor league pitcher who plunked Alex Rodriguez on his surgically-repaired hip says he didn’t mean it — but his dad and grandma made no apologies for their bloodline's drilling and hurled their own spitballs at the slugger’s character as well. Cody Scarpetta, a right-handed pitcher for the Brevard County, Fla., Manatees, said he lost control when he popped the Yankees...
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July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Let us now praise famous men: The Daily News salutes the minor league pitcher who hit A-Rod on the hip

Where do I start?Seriously. Where do I start? How about the headline?So there you have it. The Daily News, in search of a story, sets three reporters - probably with $20 handshakes - upon the family of the obscure minor league pitcher who plunked A-Rod the other day, so they can impress the world with their opinions about what a bum he is.Journalism. Where do I start?Well, you'...

Some Arizona Fall League Video

I like following the prospects in the Arizona Fall League every year, but box scores don't mean very much. While it's nice to see Scooter Gennett rack up the hits in Arizona, not every pitcher he's facing is a stud, and the process is more important than the results. That's why I love it when I stumble across video from the AFL -- you can actually see what's happening...
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November 02, 2011  |  Discuss
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