Diamond Kings: Sports-Kings Talk Show – 30July2014

The weekly YouTube panel of Reading Between the Seams experts, as part of the Sports-Kings Media Network, talk the recent Hall of Fame induction of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas, along with Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, and Tony LaRussa.  Then trade talks are fully explored, Jon Lester, David Price, the Philadelphia Phillies and more! And as always, a non-baseball topic of...
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Top 10 Braves all-time

Credit: SportsLogos.Net Hall of Fame weekend was a great weekend for baseball with six beloved figures being enshrined. It was also a great weekend for the Atlanta Braves, one of the oldest franchises in the sport. Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine went into the Hall of Fame celebrating their careers, which helped form the dynasty that was the Braves. From 1991-2005, the Braves...
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Padres' presence felt in Cooperstown during Hall of Fame inductions

As the Padres close in on hiring a general manager, echoes of their present and of their past made a strong showing in Cooperstown on Induction Weekend. First, the hard news: The Padres are expected to finalize their GM decision by the middle of next week, and sources say A.J. Preller, the assistant GM to Jon Daniels in Texas, has emerged as the favorite (with Billy Eppler, the Yankees...
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Greg Maddux warmed up with blindfolded catchers?

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Chopcast: Returning from Braves-centric weekend in Cooperstown

Main Street in Cooperstown, N.Y., is primarily composed of shops dealing baseball memorabilia and clothing, restaurants playing on baseball-themed menus and decor and, of course, the inconspicuous National Baseball Hall of Fame. But on a weekend where six new members were being inducted into the town's landmark establishment, there are pop-up tents and tables offering food, advertising...
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Anonymous sources, jersey numbers, and peeing on people? While We’re Waiting

Happy Tuesday WFNY! I often like to start my WWWs with a cold open. Perhaps it’s because I like a lot of TV shows that have used them really well over the years, or else I just enjoy a good anecdote. Whatever the case, I enjoy them, but I was struggling to think of one for this week. So I figured I’d start this week with a question for you readers, as I am by nature curious about...
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Greg Maddux’s Hall Of Fame Plaque Has Grammatical Errors

Cool grammar error on Maddux’s plaque, @BaseballHall! It’s fewer, not less. (right? I mean I thin I’m right). — Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) July 27, 2014 Former Major League pitcher Greg Maddux was inducted into the Hall of Fame, but it seems that no one proofread his plaque. It should say fewer instead of less, and […] The post Greg...
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Cooperstown Class of 2014

By Michael Weber. This past Sunday the newest class of baseball greats was enshrined in Hall of Fame at Cooperstown.  Inductees included names that even the casual baseball fan should be familiar with: Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Tony La Russa, Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Joe Torre.  The class of 6 men is the largest in recent years with 2008 being the last time a group of this size...
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There's a tiny grammatical error on Greg Maddux' HOF plaque that some folks care about

Craig Calcaterra, 'Blogger-in-Chief' at HardballTalk at NBC and self-proclaimed 'Blogger for the People' points out an error on Maddux' Hall of Fame plaque.Cool grammar error on Maddux's plaque, @BaseballHall! It's fewer, not less. (right? I mean I thin I'm right).— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) July 27, 2014We know...
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Did Greg Maddux make a fart joke during Hall of Fame speech?

On Sunday, Greg Maddux took his rightful place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. As per tradition, Maddux also delivered an acceptance speech, which may have featured the first Hall of Fame speech that included a fart joke in the history of the storied institution.My brother, Mike, led by example. Everything I was about to do on and off the field, he had already done. I was...
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Greg Maddux Makes Fart Joke During Hall Of Fame Induction Speech (Video)

After amassing over 3,300 career strikeouts, 355 wins and four Cy Young Awards, it’s fair to say that Greg Maddux was on fire many times throughout his baseball career. That said, we learned Sunday during his Hall of Fame induction speech that the ace started catching fire long before his baseball career. When thanking his brother, Mike, Maddux made a joke about how his older brother...
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Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine enter the Hall of Fame

This year’s baseball Hall of Fame class really had a special meaning to me. I grew up loving to watch Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and especially Frank Thomas. On summer night’s a lot like this one, Thomas would fill the box scores I so often would cut out of the morning paper because he homered and drove in five. I remember being in the car with my uncle as a kid and him mentioning...
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Three Cuts: Braves cap Hall of Fame day with win over Padres

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 8-3 romp of the Padres on Sunday -- a late-afternoon start which allowed the Turner Field faithful (31,456) to also watch the Hall of Fame ceremonies, principally starring Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and longtime skipper Bobby Cox: 1. Leave it to the surging Gerald Laird to kick-start the Braves' monstrous inning...
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Braves poised for quick return trip to Cooperstown with Smoltz, others

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- While soaking in an historic weekend for the Atlanta Braves organization, a collection of fans staged a impromptu demonstration behind the MLB Network set following the Hall of Fame induction speeches of Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine on Sunday afternoon. Staged on a Cooperstown lawn cluttered with chairs and tents and tomahawks, the set obscured the...
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Six men honored at Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony

The 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame class is one of the most loaded in the history of the Hall. For the first time since 1971, six living men were enshrined. The estimated crowd of 48,000 spectators on hand is the third-most in recorded history behind 2007 (75,000) and 1999 (50,000). Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine were the first set of pitchers to go in together on the first ballot since...
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WATCH: Maddux zings John Smoltz in HOF induction speech

Greg Maddux used his Hall of Fame induction speech to get a zinger in on his former teammate John Smoltz.
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Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony belongs to Braves

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- "Chicks dig the long ball," Greg Maddux told Tom Glavine before their Bash Brothers forearm bang in the incomparable 1994 Nike ad, as arguably the most accomplished pitching duo of the decade tried -- in jest -- to fit into an era of prodigious home-run hitters. But Glavine and Maddux's greatness was in how they defied the period in which they played...
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Gregg Maddux Told A Fart Joke At Hall Of Fame Speech

Greg Maddux was inducted to the MLB Hall of Fame on Sunday  after winning 355 games in his 23 seasons pitching. During his inductee speech, Maddux not only thanked his teammates, the Braves organization, but also his brother for teaching him how to fart. Greg Maddux just joked in his Hall of Fame induction speech […] The post Gregg Maddux Told A Fart Joke At Hall Of Fame Speech...
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Links of the Day 7/27/14

Hello! It’s Sunday! Not long until that means football. There was a skirmish at a minor league game last night in Albuquerque. Greg Maddux was inducted into the Hall of Fame today. (Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox join him) The Phillies figured out a way to get through a rain delay. Lawn games! SCOREBOARD MLB Chicago 7, Minnesota 0 – Chris Sale...
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2014 Hall of Fame Induction Day

4 more hours until these 3 are immortalized in baseball history. #HOFBRAVES — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 27, 2014 You can follow the wall-to-wall coverage of the Braves being inducted into Cooperstown today via basically every sports media outlet out there, so I'd just like to say a few things about each inductee. Bobby Cox: I met Bobby a few...
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This Years Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions: Our Connection

Mark Harmon and Me at Spring Training 2008It's not very often when we are able to brag...or boast about or even share insight gained from years of covering now-legendary sports figures as they are about to get inducted into a "Hall-of-Fame".Yet that is exactly what we...or precisely me gets to do today.I got the pleasure/honor of covering my favorite baseball team ...
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Here's the MLB Hall of Fame ceremony in Lego form (VIDEO)

It doesn't matter at what level you play, but baseball is still a kid's game at heart. And with the MLB Hall of Fame Class of 2014 induction ready to enshrine six legends of the sport, what better way to honor it than with a classic child's toy. On Sunday,  the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will induct Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas,...
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The career moment of every 2014 Cooperstown inductee

The Baseball Hall of Fame is holding its annual induction ceremony this weekend. And there are a ton of stars on hand for the three-day long event. Some of the greatest players and managers in the modern history of the game will be enshrined into the exclusive club in Cooperstown, New York. Let’s check in on the shining moment for each of these Hall of Famers.  Greg Maddux, Starting...
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Rocker raffles night of drinking with him in Cooperstown

Hall of Fame weekend brings out a ton of former big leaguers.  From Hall of Famers to Pete Rose…it’s a veritable smorgasbord of All-Stars from years past. This year, however, is a little different.  Probably thinking there’s a way to cash in on the glut of Atlanta Braves fans making the trip north…there’s also John Rocker.  And, sure, it’d be easy to suspect that Rocker...
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Hall of Fame 2014: The Greatest Pitcher of All Time?

This is Hall of Fame weekend, and the Chicago Cubs are being represented this weekend by one of the greatest pitchers of all time, and arguably the greatest pitcher of the modern Era. This weekend, former Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux is officially enshrined into the Hall of Fame! While I fully understand that Maddux spent his prime years with the Atlanta Braves, and had most of his...
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