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The Red Sox will be trimmed in gold today

Check out these fresh jerseys and hats we'll be rocking tomorrow. #OpeningDay pic.twitter.com/PdZZJaMcgD — Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) April 3, 2014
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – fun with small samples

You know it’s early in the 2014 season, because the following statements are all true. -Emilio Bonifacio leads the National League with a .688 batting average and four stolen bases. -Alejandro de Aza leads the American League with three home runs. -Casey McGehee, who didn’t even play in America last year, is tied for the major league lead in RBI with eight. -Cubs fifth starter...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Matt Adams shoves fan for catching foul ball

Matt Adams is going to have himself some explaining to do after an incident with a fan in Cincinnati today. Adams was pursuing a foul ball into the stands and was in position to potentially make the catch, only a fan stuck his glove above Adams’ and made the catch himself. What a great moment for the fan… right up until the point where Adams reached out and gave him a shove with...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bee delay strikes Chase Field

MORE BEES?! A swarm of bees have taken over centerfield in Arizona. Stay tuned, folks. #Bees pic.twitter.com/6cjAV13ruQ — NBC Sports Network (@NBCSN) April 3, 2014
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

US Cellular Field is empty today

First pitch at the #WhiteSox game. All 800 fans roar in unison. pic.twitter.com/ooyJHXLmCx — Matt Lindner (@mattlindner) April 3, 2014
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Umpire Tim McClelland to miss season with back injury

You don’t often hear about umpires missing any time due to injuries, but if there are umpires whose time away from the game would make headlines, Tim McClelland would be one. The 31-year veteran ump will miss the entire 2014 season due to a back injury, for which he couldn’t get doctors to clear him. McClelland told his hometown newspaper that he isn’t retiring, but he will...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson absolutely fired his first pitch on Wednesday

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has become an honorary mascot of sorts for the Rangers after they picked him in December’s Rule 5 draft, and Wilson threw out the first pitch before Wednesday’s Phillies-Rangers game. The pitch was a little inside (to a righty, that is), but Wilson got some decent velocity on it. Hopefully, this is going to end the charade of “Russell...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox catcher David Ross stars in 'Major League' parody

Boston Red Sox backup catcher David Ross is one of the funniest players in the league, and this video of him re-enacting nearly every major role from Major League is just perfect. No Jake Taylor though? That would have been too perfect, considering Ross is, you know, a catcher.
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pat Burrell homered in khakis before Wednesday’s Giants game

Pat Burrell is now a Giants scout, and clearly, he’s kept himself in shape during his retirement. Also, check out manager Bruce Bochy dancing behind the plate in an attempt to distract him. Wonderful.
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – blown save day

It’s too early for teams to fret about their bullpens, right? Well…maybe not. Blown saves were in vogue on Wednesday. Joe Nathan blew his first chance as a Tiger. Glen Perkins shockingly blew one for the Twins. LaTroy Hawkins tried his damnedest to blow his first save attempt as a Rockie. Jonathan Papelbon imploded in Texas and made Phillies fans want to retch. Both Jason Grilli...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper confusingly penciled into sixth spot of lineup

21-year-old Bryce Harper hasn’t started a game lower than fifth in the lineup since the first four games of his career. On Wednesday night, first-year manager Matt Williams decided to plug the young face of baseball into the sixth spot. Williams’ explanation to The Washington Post was, um, perplexing. Williams said that he wants to take a little bit of pressure off of Harper and allow...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays sign Chris Archer to favorable extension

And you thought the start of the regular season meant that young players were temporarily done signing extensions. Not the case, as the Tampa Bay Rays proved early on Monday as they locked yet another young piece up on a long term deal. The Rays agreed to a new six-year contract with starter Chris Archer, after just one full season of big league experience. Archer clearly showed...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Astros are selling Derek Jeter shirts at Minute Maid Park

I should stop saying the #Astros have no business honoring Derek Jeter. I present the Astros team store at MMP: pic.twitter.com/PJYRsH5FZ6 — Jerome Solomon (@JeromeSolomon) April 2, 2014
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Another Padres ballgirl made a great catch

During Tuesday’s Dodgers-Padres game, San Diego’s ballgirl down the right field line made a nice catch on this sinking liner hit by Chris Denorfia. While that’s all well and good, what makes this catch even more remarkable is that it’s the second time in two games that a ballgirl down the right field line at Petco Park has made a great catch. Check out this video from Sunday’s...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Wilson to DL with nerve irritation in elbow

Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson was terrible in his season debut Sunday night versus the Padres. As it turns out, Wilson may have been dealing with more than simply not pitching well. The Dodgers placed Wilson on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with nerve irritation in his right elbow. (As the joke went on Tuesday night, even Wilson’s nerves are irritated with him at this point...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilson Ramos likely out 4-8 weeks

Over the past two seasons, Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has had some of the worst injury luck in baseball. It looks like that unlucky streak will stretch into a third season. The Washington Post says that Ramos likely needs hamate bone surgery on his left hand, and could miss four to eight weeks as a result. Even when he returns, it’s no guarantee he’ll be effective — hand...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

'The Bachelor' Juan Pablo nearly hits cameraman with first pitch

This isn’t one of the worst first pitches we’ve ever seen…hell, following Monday’s Vladimir Guerrero/Don Baylor incident, it’s not even the most damaging of the 2014 season. But man…this is ugly. Juan Pablo, what the hell are you doing?!
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – the farewell tour begins

The Derek Jeter farewell tour started in Houston on Tuesday, and the outcome was hilarious – the Astros beat the Yankees 6-2. If we’re going to be subjected to a year of Jeter fellation, it would be perfect if the Yankees were a fourth or fifth place team this season in the AL East. Game of the Night: Rangers 3, Phillies 2. Texas picked up the walkoff win in this one after falling...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s rained out at the Coliseum for first time since 1998

Tuesday night’s game between the Oakland A’s and Cleveland Indians was postponed due to rain. Rainouts happen, but not at Oakland’s O.co Coliseum. It is the first rained-out game at the Coliseum since May 5, 1998 vs. the Detroit Tigers! Almost 16 years! Ricky Henderson was batting leadoff for the team at that time. Tuesday’s game will be made up on Wednesday as part of...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

D-Backs move Giants fans so they're not on TV

The Arizona Diamondbacks seem to be making it their mission to be the most-disliked team in the NL West. After last year’s season-long feud with the Los Angeles Dodgers, it appears Arizona is turning their attention to another division rival: Remember last year how the #dbacks refused to allow Dodger fans to sit in the home-plate box in view of the CF cameras? … #SFGiants ...
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April 01, 2014  |  1 Comment

Clayton Kershaw won’t be back right away for the Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw will be placed on a rehab that includes a submaximal throwing program for the next 2-3 weeks before being reevaluated again. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 1, 2014
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

On Second Thought: D’Backs Double Dip

In last night’s fantastic Giants/D’Backs game, Arizona was basically handed the game thanks to a less-than-stellar performance from both Giants ace Madison Bumgarner and the Giants infield defense. However, while the Giants were able to make up their defensive mistakes with some prolific offense, the D’Backs made a couple of mistakes that they couldn’t bounce back from. For...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets’ Bobby Parnell has torn MCL in right elbow

Bobby Parnell hasn’t boarded the elbow surgery bus with several of his major league peers yet. But the cruiser is running while the Mets and their closer try to determine if his 2014 season is already over. Parnell was diagnosed with a torn medial collateral ligament in his right elbow Tuesday. After Monday’s 9-7 opening day 10-inning loss to the Nationals, the reliever complained...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Add David Hernandez to the 2014 Tommy John brigade

#Dbacks Hernandez will have TJ surgery Tuesday, Dbacks announce, after he met with Dr. Andrews on Monday. — Jack Magruder (@JackMagruder) March 31, 2014
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Why are people angry about Brewers fans cheering Ryan Braun?

In the Brewers’ home opener on Monday against the Braves, Ryan Braun played his first game in the majors since July 21st. Brewers fans welcomed the 2011 NL MVP back to Miller Park with a rousing ovation, like they would for any superstar – PED suspension or no PED suspension. For some reason, this led the denizens of the Internet to do what they do – get outraged over something...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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