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Seattle Mariners: Opening Sweep a Sign of Hope?

The Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees are far from strangers when watching former players strut out in the opposing uniform. Big time names featuring Randy Johnson, Rickey Henderson, John Olerud, Tino Martinez and Raul Ibanez have traded their jerseys for pinstripes or for the Seattle logo within the past couple of decades. This of course is not accounting for current players...
Via Grandstand University
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Manny Ramirez

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Five MLB Speed Demons for 2014

Speed never Slumps as you will soon realize this season for these five base burners in 2014. These are the fastest men on the diamond who will wrack up stolen bases for you in your fantasy league at an alarming clip or have you at the edge of you seat when they break for second. Hall of Famer Joe Morgan once said “A good base stealer should make the whole infield jumpy.”  This...
Via Players View
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Batting Gamelogs w Most Times Driven In By

Rickey Henderson 1985 Batting Gamelogs - Baseball-Reference.com. For the play-by-play era (roughly 1954 on), we've added information on who drove the player in the most times in a particular season. This appears just above the gamelog list. For instance, in 1985, Rickey Henderson was driven in 56 times by Don Mattingly, 31 times by Dave Winfield and 24 times by himself.
Via Sports-Reference
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Following up on our Non-Interview of Bip Roberts

At least I can always say one of my boyhood favorites called me. We want to make sure that we address this so that none of the readers think of us as liars. A short time ago we promised to deliver to you Bip Roberts on The Baseball Show Podcast. My first mate M.J. Lloyd and I spent about 90 minutes on Google Hangout preparing the perfect interview. We had some great stuff to ask...
Via Diamond Hoggers
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Who’s Hall of Fame baseball career would you want?

I have just developed a machine that can quickly and easily change history, with one press of a button, all historical records about one person will be changed and replaced with your name.  From that point forward, if anyone speaks about that person, they will be speaking about you.  So my question is this:  If you could have the career of any Major League Baseball Hall of Famer...
Via The Pinch Hitters
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The A's Are Looking for a New Racing Mascot

If you like the idea of racing your buddies with your vision impaired, all the while fearing you're going to fall down in front of thousands or, better yet, sweating your behind off while being enclosed inside a costume that (probably) smells an unfortunate mixture of dead feet and turds...you might be in luck! This...according the internets: The Oakland Athletics are...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Fans Paint Mural Urging Team to Stay in City, Draw Attention of Rickey Henderson (Video)

Oakland Athletics fans are passionate about their team, and as most fans are wont to do, the A’s fanbase is doing their best to keep the A’s in Oakland. The team’s search for a new ballpark is well documented, especially as the O.co Coliseum has fallen further and futher into disrepair — just this season, the A’s dugout was flooded with sewage during more than one game...
Via NESN.com
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Oakland Athletics fan creates awesome mural urging team to stay

Your browser does not support iframes.Although chatter has run rampant lately about possibly moving the Oakland Athletics franchise to another city, loyal fans in Oakland continue to plead for the team to stay.One such example comes courtesy of talented artist Francisco Sanchez. Check it out as he has been hard at work creating a mural that is designed to urge the A's to stay...
Via Bush League Chronicle
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Who should lead off for Red Sox in 2014?

With Jacoby Ellsbury gone (to New York of all teams), the Boston Red Sox find themselves without a sure-fire lead-off hitter. Ellsbury was the spark plug that ignited the Red Sox offense, and he did so by hitting .298, getting on base at .355, stealing 52 bases, and scoring 92 runs. He would have improved those numbers even more if he had not suffered that foot fracture and sat out...
Via Beantown Banter
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

All-Time Mets/Yankees Team

Spurred on by the announcement of Carlos Beltron in pinstripes, the NJ Star Ledger posted its all-time lineup of players who've played for both the Mets and the Yankees.  The only criteria to make the team was that players must have suited up for both clubs.  Here's who made the cut:Catcher: Yogi Berra (Yankees: 2,116 games; Mets: 4)First base: John Olerud (Yankees: 49...
Via Effing Mets
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Bike Spokes and Shoe Boxes – 2013 Topps Update Series

Per Box Items: 36 packs per box 10 cards per pack 1 autograph or relic card per box The update series has an identical design to 2013 Topps series 1, 2, Pro Debut and Topps Chrome releases. The standard sized base set cards feature a full color action shot of the player. Bordered in white, the card fronts have the player name and team logo at the bottom. The card fronts are trimmed...
Via i70baseball
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks Need A Better Plan For Pass Protection

From HawkBlogger.com, a partner of Oregon Sports News There was an era in baseball when base stealers ruled the game. Vince Coleman and Rickey Henderson terrorized pitchers with hundreds of bases taken with their speed and guile instead of their bats. Managers attempted to stop the thievery with rocket-armed catchers and countless throws to first base. It helped. But the understanding...
Via Oregon Sports News
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Worst Final Seasons, Part Two

Yesterday, I began the first of what will be a four-part series on the final seasons of a player’s career. You can check out part one here for the back story and players with the worst final seasons among those who posted between 30 and 69 career WAR. As I was wrapping that article I thought I would split it out, partially because it was already fairly long, partially to give the...
Via Fangraphs
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Bike Spokes and Shoe Boxes – 2013 Topps Series 2

2013 Topps Series 2 Per box items: 36 packs per box 10 cards per pack 1 autograph or relic per box The standard sized base set cards feature a full color action shot of the player. Bordered in white, the card fronts have the player name and team logo at the bottom. The card fronts are trimmed with the team’s primary color. The card backs are photo-less and are horizontal in design...
Via i70baseball
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: August 23rd, 24th 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -   AUG. 23, 2002 GAME 127 - ANGELS AT RED SOX BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox had a couple things going for them Friday night, and together they teamed up to beat the Angels, 4-1, before a sellout crowd of 33,221 at Fenway Park. First and foremost, the Red Sox had pitcher Pedro Martinez on the mound. Martinez (17-3) gave up only...
Via Angelswin
August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

With Leather’s Watch This: Rickey Henderson Loves That He Won The Mascot Race

I hate that we don’t have more Rickey Henderson in our lives, because Rickey Henderson is the kind of guy who should always be around to offer Rickey Henderson’s take on today’s baseball. Fox Sports 1 should give Rickey Henderson a show called Rickey Henderson’s Take On Rickey Henderson’s Baseball, so he can tell us what Rickey Henderson thinks about topics like Yasiel...
Via With Leather
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

While We’re Waiting…Another season in Cleveland without postseason play?

While We’re Waiting is the daily morning link roundup that WFNY has been serving up for breakfast for the last several years. We hope you enjoy the following recent collection of yummy and nutritious Cleveland sports-related articles. Anything else to add? Email us at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. DBN talks with former Broncos GM Ted Sundquist. “In limited action Weeden hasn’t...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Rickey Henderson Cheers as His Mascot Wins Race (Video)

Rickey Henderson Cheers as His Mascot Wins Race (Video) Rickey Henderson has always been highly entertaining. If BSO was around during his prime, I’m sure there would be constant stories about him. In the video above you can see him cheering on a Rickey Henderson mascot winning a race against mascot versions of Hall of Famers Dennis Eckersley and Rollie Fingers. I imagine Rickey...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Bike Spokes and Shoe Boxes – Trade Deadline

This is the time of year when we find out who the contenders and pretenders are. Does your team sell for prospects for next year? Or do they buy a player with pending free agency to be a hired gun for the last part of the season? In this fan’s case, the Tigers need to pick up an experienced closing pitcher.  As the season winds down, teams make roster moves to squeak out a few...
Via i70baseball
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Bike Spokes and Shoe Boxes – This Set’s For You

Today marks the annual ‘This One’s For You’ baseball game.  This event honors all of the service men and women who bravely serve our country.  To go along with this event, this week I will highlight a commemorative baseball card  set that also honors American heroes, the 1991 Topps Desert Shield set. These 792 standard-size cards are a parallel set to the regular 1991 Topps...
Via i70baseball
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

5 Baseball Milestones we may Never See Again

When an athlete reaches a certain milestone, they know that they have made the most out of their career. Whether it be an accomplishment like hitting 500 home runs in your career or tossing your 3,000th strikeout, reaching a milestone means you have had such a successful career that you can now join an elite club of men who completed the same task you did. However, there are some...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Bike Spokes and Shoe Boxes – All Star Edition

Welcome to the mid-summer classic, the brief time every season when records, standings and division rivalries are put aside. For a few special days in July both fans and players alike come together for the joy that is the Major League Baseball All-Star game. MLB’s All-Star weekend provides a tremendous opportunity for collectors. The different activities surrounding the game are...
Via i70baseball
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Should the Yankees Re-Sign Robbie Cano?

"Did they get a fair price for Rickey Henderson? It's kind of like if you're an art collector and you have the Mona Lisa, what's a fair price for it? The idea in building a championship team is to acquire players like Rickey Henderson. It's a sad day when you have to give one away." Bill James wrote that in 1985 after the Oakland Athletics traded away Rickey...
Via The Sports Post
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Bike Spokes and Shoe Boxes – 4th of July Edition

With the 4th of July upon us, we can find ourselves thinking what the holiday means and all of the activities available for us to participate in.  Most of the country will take part in parades, fireworks, cookout and of course America’s favorite past time, baseball. Either watching or playing, there is no denying that baseball is a part of American History. While it is certainly...
Via i70baseball
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Signs your MLB fantasy season is already doomed

Redrafting the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft

The greatest moments from non-playoff NBA teams

Five-round NFL mock draft

Gallery: Instagrams of the week

10 jaw-dropping stats from the NBA season

The longest homers of the week

Ranking the best NFL free agents still available

Updated NBA Draft early entries list

Honest NBA playoffs slogans

Gallery: The best of Barbie Blank

Breakout candidates for the NHL playoffs

Draft needs for all 32 NFL teams

Seven kids on every youth sports team

Behind the scenes with Paulina Gretzky

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