Oakland A's oddity: Giving up the DH in consecutive games

The Athletics have done something the A's haven't done since the days of Geronimo Berroa and Ruben Sierra. The A's have given up their designated hitter in the last two games for strategic reasons. Losing the DH, though a rare event, isn't unheard of. Losing the DH in consecutive games? It turns out the A's have not given up their DH in consecutive games in 21 years. On Thursday...
Via Athletics Nation
27 days ago

Home run admiration & bat flips: Style or poor sportsmanship?

Respect the game, play it right. You hear these things and a lot fans hate it. It’s the old man’s phrase, the cranky ballplayer near the end of his career. He doesn’t know how to have fun and wants you off his front lawn. Bat flips and watching home runs have been a hot topic over the past couple of seasons. How high is too high on a flip? How long is too long to admire your...
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October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Beltre tabbed Rangers player of year

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was tabbed as the team's Player of the Year for a third-consecutive season by the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Beltre is the fourth player to win the honor in three consecutive seasons, joining Ruben Sierra (1987-1989), Juan Gonzalez (1996-1998) and Alex Rodriguez (2001-2003). Beltre hit .324 with...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–August 28, 1995

1995: The Royals tallied three times in the seventh inning to earn a comeback 4-3 win over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York.The winning rally started with Michael Tucker, who homered leading off the inning against Yankees starter Jack McDowell to cut the New York lead to 3-2. David Howard followed with a walk, but a sacrifice bunt and a strikeout left him at second with...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Valentine alleges someone told him to ignore possible PED use by Rangers

Bobby Valentine alleged on Thursday that someone instructed him to ignore possible PED use during his time as manager of the Texas Rangers. Valentine said in an interview with WFAN he suspected that Ruben Sierra could be using PEDs but was told to not investigate. “My first thought or inkling was back in the mid ’80s, when Ruben Sierra came to spring training and he had gained...
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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