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Bryce Harper stars in new Gatorade commercial, but…

…yes, that is a Marlins pitcher throwing to him while Braves closer Craig Kimbrel’s entrance song of “Welcome to the Jungle” plays. I’m sure no one is going to have any issue with this, right?
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Astros call up top prospect George Springer

The Houston Astros still don’t figure to be very good this year, but this should at least make them more interesting — top prospect George Springer is being called up and figures to make his major league debut tonight against Kansas City. Springer, who came into the season ranked 18th on Baseball America’s list of Top 100 prospects, likely could have made the team out of spring...
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Dugout Digest – rain smashes the northeast

Tuesday night was *not* a good night for MLB teams in the northeast. Rain wiped out four games on the evening, from Detroit to New York. One of those games will be made up today, as the Yankees and Cubs will be playing a day/night doubleheader. We’ll see about the rest, but if there’s one positive about the postponements, it’s this – the other three games that were rained...
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Minor league team holding Seinfeld night with Keith Hernandez bobblehead

One of the greatest collisions of baseball and pop culture occurred when Keith Hernandez appeared on Seinfeld in 1992. The former Mets first baseman was a guest-star on a one-hour episode titled “The Boyfriend,” in which Jerry meets Hernandez and the two strike up a friendship (fueled by Seinfeld’s man-crush). To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Seinfeld‘s TV debut, the...
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Transfer rule shows instant replay isn’t quite so simple

Making certain plays more complicated or telling fans that what they think is an out — and has always been an out for as long as we’ve watched the game — probably isn’t what MLB had in mind when implementing a wider version of instant replay this year. Yet two weeks into the 2014 season, the “transfer rule” is becoming increasingly problematic for players and managers...
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The most exciting walk offs of the week (April 15th edition)

This was a great week for exciting games, but not really a great week for walk off wins. At any rate, here’s your list of this week’s most exciting walk offs. April 8th, Tigers vs Dodgers – taking it back a few years. Carl Crawford wins the game for the Dodgers by doubling in Chone Figgins. After the past couple of years those guys have had, I don’t think I would have ever...
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Matt Moore chooses Tommy John surgery

Add another young arm to the list of those claimed by Tommy John surgery — Tampa Bay’s Matt Moore confirmed Monday night that he’ll be going under the knife to repair his partially torn UCL. Moore tried to throw Monday afternoon, and while the ligament isn’t completely torn, it was pretty clear he couldn’t continue pitching: “Being stuck in the position I am right now...
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Dugout Digest – suspended slugfest

While it’s not your Game of the Night from yesterday, last night’s Pirates-Reds game was crazy. The game was suspended due to rain after just six innings, tied at seven. The teams combined for ten homers, and slugged an ungodly .943 – the record is .952. Perhaps the crazier thing is that five offensive starters somehow didn’t collect a hit on the evening. The Pirates also...
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Jedd Gyorko latest to sign pre-arb extension

The pre-arbitration extensions for young stars keep on coming. The latest young player to opt for security over maximized earnings: San Diego second baseman Jedd Gyorko. Gyorko’s deal is for 6 years and will pay him $35 million, with a $13 million option for a 7th year. The deal starts this year, covers what would have been Gyorko’s final pre-arbitration year next year and buys...
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Brett Anderson lands on DL, water is wet

It isn’t baseball season until Brett Anderson lands on the disabled list. Sure enough, the Rockies placed him there yesterday due to a broken finger. Anderson out likely 4-6 weeks. Morales expected to replace him. Awful luck for anderson — Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) April 13, 2014 Anderson suffered the injury while hitting, which just goes to show what a great idea it was for Colorado...
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The week in MLB replay reviews

If the first week of the season is the week where replay got off to a good start, the second week of the season is the week where replay turned into an absolute mess. There was lots of slop when it came to replay this week, and cries for the system to be overhauled are growing louder and louder. April 8th, Angels vs Mariners – the dropped catch. This is becoming a thing that is...
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John Farrell slams replay after controversy in New York

“We felt that it was clear that the replay was inconclusive, and the frustrating part is that when this was rolled out and explained to us, particularly on the throw received by the first baseman, we were instructed when the ball enters the glove — and not that it has to hit the back of the glove — is where the out is deemed complete.” “At the same time, any angle that...
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Dugout Digest – brewing up a stout record

I apologize for that awful pun in the title, but it’s a homage to my recently-retired friend and former TOC contributor Mark Smith. Anyway, how ’bout the Milwaukee Brewers? Since losing two out of three games to the Braves at Miller Park to start the season, the Brewers have won nine straight games, sweeping series in Boston and Philadelphia while transforming Miller Park into...
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Alex Cobb’s latest DL stint will force Rays to get creative

Just a day after dominating the Reds en route to a 2-1 Rays win, Alex Cobb has been placed on the disabled list due to an oblique strain. Cobb joins fellow Rays starters Jeremy Hellickson and Matt Moore on the DL, meaning that the only members of Tampa Bay’s projected preseason rotation that are still healthy are David Price and Chris Archer. This is Cobb’s third DL stint in...
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Report: Zimmerman out 4-6 weeks with thumb injury

During Saturday night’s Nationals-Braves game, Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman broke his thumb on a pickoff play at second base. He’ll be out four to six weeks, and while the injury is a tough loss for the Nationals, it may end up helping them delay a decision that appears to be inevitable. Last week, Washington manager Matt Williams revealed that Zimmerman had an arthritic...
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The El Paso Chihuahuas pulled off an unreal prank on Jeff Francoeur

MLB veteran Jeff Francoeur is now a member of the Padres AAA affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas. Francoeur’s El Paso teammates decided to concoct an elaborate prank, creating the illusion that teammate Jorge Reyes was deaf. Of course, Franceour bought into the prank hook, line, and sinker, and believed Reyes was deaf for an entire month before the big reveal. This is just hilarious...
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Dugout Digest – dominance

I don’t make much of regular season matchups between two teams, but the Braves simply own the Nationals. Atlanta is 4-1 against Washington this year, handing the Nationals all four of their losses so far in the 2014 campaign. Last season, the Braves spanked their divisional rivals 13-6 during the regular season en route to an NL East title, including going 7-2 at Nationals Park...
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Jim Thome’s first pitch on Friday night was horrible

The Charlotte Knights (White Sox AAA) invited Jim Thome to throw out the first pitch on Friday night, and the results were awful. I’m sorry Jim. I have so much respect for everything you’ve done in your career, but this throw is…well, it’s really terrible. I guess that’s why Thome moved off of third base so early in his career.
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WATCH: Curtis Granderson gets into confrontation with fan

During last night’s Mets-Angels game at Angel Stadium, a fan grabbed the jersey of Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson during the eighth inning after a fly out by J.B. Shuck. Granderson and the fan proceeded to get into an argument complete with pointing and gesturing before the fan was presumably removed from the park. Not a good look, random Angels fan.
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Dugout Digest – a very Mets walk off

When the Mets are involved in a walk off win, chances are that it won’t be normal. Last Saturday, Ike Davis hit a grand slam to push New York past the Reds. Last night, Jeurys Familia had a chance to allow the same walk off to Hank Conger – but instead, he surpassed all of that drama and just plunked Conger instead to give the Angels a 5-4, 11 inning win. That’s right – a...
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Madison Bumgarner helps his own cause with grand slam

We’ve seen a lot of crazy stuff already this season, but I’m not sure if there was anything more unlikely than this grand slam by Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner. The slam off of Jorge de la Rosa turned a 3-2 deficit into a 6-3 lead, and gave San Francisco’s ace some breathing room after early struggles put a damper on his evening.
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The Mariners are giving away a Macklemore bobblehead for some reason

#TBT: @Macklemore's Opening Night 2011 performance, commemorated in this year's bobblehead. http://t.co/1nrMTMkt2B pic.twitter.com/zJYCos3BQ2 — Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) April 11, 2014
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Pirates pitcher hates technology, apparently enjoys umpires screwing up

.@MikeAndMike are going the wrong direction with baseball. The game needs less technology not more. #instantreplay — Mark Melancon (@Mark_Melancon_) April 11, 2014
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WATCH: The longest homers of the week

We kicked off this whole “longest homers of the week” thing last week, and it got pretty good reviews. This week, the cycle continues on. Here are the longest homers for the week from April 4th to April 10th. 1. Giancarlo Stanton vs Eric Stults, 484 feet (April 4th). People said a lot of mean things about me when they saw last week’s post over the weekend, and Stanton’s...
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Staten Island Yankees release Game of Thrones promo poster

Today, I can finally blab about an @SIYanks promo that was in the works. http://t.co/xVozBjC9D3 And yes, they built the throne. — Dan Szymborski (@DSzymborski) April 11, 2014
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