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Report: Bobby Valentine has lost the Red Sox clubhouse

Bobby ValentinePhoto Credit: Keith Allison/flickr.com/Creative Commons The Boston Red Sox have a lot on their minds these days. Sitting on an unimpressive 44-43 record going into the weekend, far behind the rival Yankees, and suffering from severe lack of manager-player chemistry, the Red Sox seem once again to be stumbling. Add to the disparity the trading away of one Kevin Youkillis...
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July 14, 2012  |  Discuss
NATIONAL TREASURE

Strasburg to Nats: Don't shut me down

Despite sitting in first place in the NL East, the Nats have been steadfast in saying that Stephen Strasburg won't pitch more than 160 innings this year, but the young ace respectfully disagrees. 

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July 12, 2012  |  Discuss
STUPID HUMAN TRICKS

Dickey shows Letterman how to throw knuckleball

R.A Dickey’s career has been anything but spectacular. Dicky’s career starting out with doctors finding out he has no ligaments in his elbow. This led to a dramatic pay cut from $810,000 to $75,000. So out of desperation R.A. Dicky developed a knuckleball pitch that he spend countless season’s honing, while bouncing around from the majors and minors. Smash cut to this season...
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July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Justin Upton to the Texas Rangers Makes Sense

Justin Upton in a Texas Rangers Uniform? Photo courtesy of SI.com The Texas Rangers have proven themselves to be a top-notch organization that is willing to make moves and spend money to seriously compete for a World Series championship. The Rangers have loaded their MLB squad with an extremely athletic lineup to go along with a pitching staff with multiple power arms. The off-season...
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July 11, 2012  |  Discuss
GOING TOO FAR

Cano: KC fans went after my family

Royals fans booed Robinson Cano all throughout All-Star week, but the Yankees second baseman says they took things too far.

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July 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Bud Selig Won’t Change the All-Star Game Rule

Bud Selig: Photo courtesy of USATODAY The 2002 MLB All-Star Game ended in an infamous tie, and the game has had a new meaning ever since. Beginning with the 2003 season, the MLB All-Star Game winner gained home field advantage in the World Series. In other words, if the National League wins tonight’s game, which ever team represents the National League in this year’s World Series...
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July 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Mark Trumbo has a Shot Seized by an Officer (Video)

The Missouri law make its presence known at the 2012 MLB Home Run Derby. This police officer shows he has the hands to not only nab criminals, but he’s ready for any flying objects that come his way. Mark Trumbo, of the Los Angeles Angels, hits a 457-foot home run blast right into the long arms of the law. The ball is seized, and the fans come tumbling after. Check out the skills...
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July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Major League All-Star Disabled List Team

The much-anticipated Major League All-Star Game has come upon us.  Fans have stuffed their ballots at all 30 stadiums and hacked into the internet sites several times to ensure that their favorite player makes the team.  Each year unfortunate injuries occur, and some of those potential All-Star players won’t generate enough votes to make the team.  With over 100 ball players...
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July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees Tell Reggie Jackson to Stay Away from Team

Reggie JacksonPhoto courtesy of Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Reggie Jackson, the man known to be the “straw that stirs the drink,” has stirred up some ill feelings within the New York Yankees organization. Last week, Reggie Jackson had some negative things to say about some of the Yankees members. The most notable member of the Yankees that Jackson made disparaging comments about...
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July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Skip Schumaker and the Cardinals to have a July 19th Fundraiser for Baby Reesa

Baby Reesa: Photo courtesy of www.babyreesa.com/p/reesas-story.html Baby Reesa was born on July 30, 2011. For the first few months of her life, Baby Reesa appeared to be a healthy and normal child. She was developing as any healthy and happy baby would, but shortly after her first six months of life, Baby Reesa’s health took a turn for the worse. Her parents took her to the pediatrician...
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July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Becomes the Youngest Position Player to Make the All-Star Game

Bryce Harper is an All-Star: Photo courtesy of USATODAY Time to exhale for the Washington Nationals’ fans. Bryce Harper has been named to the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. After not originally getting the selection and not receiving the fans’ “Final Vote,” Bryce Harper has been announced as the replacement player for injured National League All-Star Giancarlo Stanton. It may not...
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July 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Hiroki Kuroda Remembers his Baseball Torture

Hiroki Kuroda the Survivor: Photo courtesy of ESPN It would be hard for most Americans to imagine working outside in the heat of a summer day for 15 straight hours without water. As a matter of fact, there are many laws that would deem such mandated working conditions illegal. The same can be said for a child of any age playing out in the summer heat. Water is a necessity. Well,...
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July 06, 2012  |  Discuss
ALL-STAR BOUND

Darvish, Freese win MLB's 'Final Vote'

Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish and Cardinals third baseman David Freese won the "Final Vote" and each will take part in their first All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Young Tigers Fan Snatches Home Run Ball (Video)

As a young baseball fan, it’s every child’s dream to catch a batted ball at a Major League park. Young boys and girls can be seen walking towards “Big League”‘ parks with their baseball gloves in hand, as they move  stride by stride with their mother or father. With the ball cap of their favorite team covering the top of their heads, the young fans are ready to snatch...
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July 04, 2012  |  Discuss
A LAST HURRAH

Chipper Jones named an All-Star

The Braves legend has been named to the National League All-Star Team as an injury replacement for Matt Kemp in his 19th and final MLB season. 

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July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Cano reveals American League Home Run Derby Participants

USA Today reports that Cano revealed his AL Home Run Derby team this afternoon. Jose Bautista, Prince Fielder, and Mark Trumbo will accompany last years Home Run Derby Champion. Bautista has the most home runs of the four AL participants with 26. Then it goes Cano and Trumbo with 20, and then finally Fielder with 12. I’m guessing Comerica Park has something to do with Fielder’s...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers call out local celebrities to get Yu Darvish into All-Star Game via Twitter.

Yu Darvish is one of five finalists in MLB’s “Final Vote” campaign. The Final Vote campaign is designed to get players who didn’t make the cut, a chance to still make the All-Star game via the fan vote. So with this, comes a job for the man or women in charge of the Texas Rangers Twitter account! It is time to recruit the local celebrities via the popular social network gadget...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobby V: Executive Producer of an Insightful Documentary

Executive Producer Anyone who is in tune with Major League Baseball knows that there are numerous Latin American ballplayers on every MLB roster. What is rarely exposed to the public is the process in which these Latin American players are scouted and signed to professional contracts. As is any big money business, the recruitment and signing of good and young talent is a highly competitive...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Now…Bobby V is Flossing (Photo)

Bobby Valentine is flossing in the dugout - Photo courtesy of MLB.com Cut 4 Now, this is only my opinion… A Major League Baseball manager’s occupation is serious business. The man in charge is responsible for maintaining a clubhouse full of grown men that often have huge egos. The manager must call the shots before, during, and after the games. The egotistical and non-egotistical...
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July 01, 2012  |  Discuss
DAY TO REMEMBER

Padres rookie makes history

Padres rookie Yasmani Grandal made history in his MLB debut which came against the Rockies. The debut was one of the best you'll see.

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July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Jim Thome is Traded to the Orioles

Now an Oriole The Orioles are making moves. As reported by Ken Rosenthal, the Baltimore Orioles have acquired Jim Thome from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for two minor league prospects. The Orioles were not expected to make any noise this year but have surprised everyone, as they sit in second place in the American League East with a 42-35 record. On the other hand, the...
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June 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Peavy Donates $100 for Each MLB K

Helping in the fight against pancreatic cancer Jake Peavy, of the Chicago White Sox, took a loss on the mound today against the New York Yankees, but today is a win for everybody in Major League Baseball and others around the world. Tweets from Jake Peavy and Daryl Van Schouwen, White Sox beat writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, confirm that Peavy is donating $100 for each strikeout...
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June 30, 2012  |  Discuss
UTILITY MAN

Yankees OF pitches, retires two hitters

On the cusp of their second straight loss, trailing 14-7 in the 9th inning Yankees manager Joe Girardi was out of options at the pitching position. So he decided to call upon his outfielder Dewayne Wise to take the bump. Now most of us our probably thinking how many hits and runs did Wise give up, but the exact opposite happened. He actually got two pretty good hitters out in Paul...
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June 30, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB in Australia?

An impression of baseball in the transformed SCG - Photo courtesy of the Daily Telegraph The last time two Major League Baseball teams played a game in Australia was in January of 1914, when the New York Giants took on the Chicago White Sox. Fast forward 100 years, and the event may take place again. According to The Daily Telegraph, an Australian paper, the Sydney Cricket Ground...
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June 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Aaron Hill Hits for the Cycle AGAIN

The repetitive cycler Friday night was a tremendous one for Aaron Hill of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Not only did he double in the first inning for his 1000th MLB hit, but he went on to hit for the cycle for the second time this season. This tremendous feat makes Hill only the second player to accomplish this in the same season since 1900. Only Babe Herman of the Brooklyn Dodgers...
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June 29, 2012  |  Discuss
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