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The worst first pitches of all-time

Hollywood actor Gary Sinise, perhaps best known for his role as Lieutenant Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump, threw out the first pitch at Thursday's Texas Rangers-Oakland A's game. Video is below: Yeah, that was horrible. Notice when Sinise was first handed the ball and he stared at it like he had never seen a baseball before? His throw shouldn't have been...
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May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Bees delay Diamondbacks-Rockies game

Not the bees! Again. Bees attacked in the middle of the Arizona Diamondbacks-Colorado Rockies game on Thursday afternoon, causing a brief delay:  The Diamondbacks' afternoon game at Coors Field was delayed for a few minutes in the top of the fifth inning when a large swarm of bees came down the first-base line and past the Colorado Rockies' dugout before settling by...
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May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Ozzie Guillen quits Twitter

One of the more entertaining Twitter accounts in baseball is the account of Miami Marlins skipper Ozzie Guillen. His broken English and unfiltered opinions made it a real joy to see the Lonely Island Venezualan family image pop up on my feed along with words spelled completely wrong and, assuming I could make out what he was trying to say, something worthwhile of retweeting.  ...
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May 18, 2012  |  Discuss
HAMMER OF JUSTICE

MLB suspends ump, Manuel for a game

The MLB has suspended ump Bob Davidson and Phillies manager Charlie Manuel for one game each as punishment for the confrontation that occurred on Tuesday.

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May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs reliever Kerry Wood to retire

Big news out of Chicago, as Cubs reliever Kerry Wood will be retiring today. Wood hasn't been healthy all season, and it appears that the 34 year-old just can't take it anymore. Wood first gained acclaim with the Cubs as a starting pitcher, striking out a record 20 hitters in a start in his 1998 rookie year. That game is generally regarded as the best pitched game of all...
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May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest - the loaded East

I noticed something interesting after all the games concluded last night. In both Eastern divisions, there was just one team under .500: the Boston Red Sox at 18-20. Compare that to the Central divisions, which have a total of three teams above .500, and the West, which have three above .500 and one at .500. The East has more teams above .500 than the Central and West combined...
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May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks promote Trevor Bauer to AAA

Tonight, we were supposed to get the marquee pitching matchup of Trevor Bauer vs Danny Hultzen in the AA Southern League. But, it's not going to happen: Bauer has been promoted to AAA Reno. Bauer is the second of three dominant starters in AA Mobile to get called up, following Pat Corbin's promotion to the majors at the end of April. Bauer was dominating the Southern League...
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May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Jays demote Adam Lind to AAA

Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Toronto Blue Jays have demoted 1B/DH Adam Lind to AAA Las Vegas, and have recalled Yan Gomes from Las Vegas. Lind has struggled terribly this year, and many (myself included) believed that last week's signing of Vladimir Guerrero was a sign that Toronto was getting disgusted with Lind's lack of production this year.  To call Lind'...
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May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Low-Level Highlights: Gary Sanchez

My apologies for my lack of Minor League Monday this week. I had the article written but the Internet swallowed it up whole and wouldn't spit it out. There were going to be changes to the list. Ended up being as follows: Dylan Bundy, Jurickson Profar, Manny Machado, Miguel Sano, Trevor Bauer, Taijuan Walker, Wil Myers, Francisco Lindor, Julio Teheran, Gerrit Cole. Myers had...
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May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Turner Sports to broadcast wild card playoff games

During a press conference this afternoon, MLB commissioner Bud Selig announced that the two one game wild card playoff games would be broadcast by Turner Sports on TBS. As part of the agreement, two of a potential 20 division series games will be shifting from Turner to MLB Network. Turner also retains the rights to any "game 163" playoff tiebreaker games. “The new...
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May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

If they become sellers... Milwaukee Brewers

It is never too early to start talking about the trade deadline, especially when we can talk about would-be contenders that might unexpectedly end up being sellers rather than buyers at the deadline.  Over the next few weeks, we'll be taking a look at many of these such teams, and there is a surprisingly large amount, and what exactly they might be looking to sell...
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May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest - a new era in Los Angeles

In the first Angels game post-Mickey Hatcher, the Angels offense had a good night against a pretty good pitcher in Gavin Floyd. The Angels cranked out 12 hits and seven runs in their 7-2 win over the White Sox. Albert Pujols had a three run homer to push his slugging percentage over .300. Mark Trumbo started in right field with Torii Huner out, and went 3/4. Even the awful Vernon...
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May 17, 2012  |  Discuss
SCARY MOMENT

Rays player passes out after being hit by pitch

There was a very scary moment in tonight's Red Sox-Rays game. Boston reliever Franklin Morales hit Rays second baseman Will Rhymes in the left forearm, and Rhymes looked dazed as he went down to first. He eventually passed out, and many online are assuming it was due to the pain from a broken bone, which is surely a possibility when you're dealing with someone who throws...
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May 16, 2012  |  2 Comments

Brett Lawrie suspended four games

After last night's insane meltdown, the consensus was that Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie would be earning some time away from his team. Well the verdict is in, and the result seems appropriate: four games, plus an undisclosed fine. You can't go nuts like Lawrie did last night and expect to get off scot-free. Four games seems like a relative drop in the bucket...
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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss
OINTMENT IN THE FLY

Stephen Strasburg got 'hot stuff' in 'the wrong place'

The Nationals' phenom had a poor outing vs. the Padres on Tuesday, but apparently he had a perfectly legitimate reason for doing so.

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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

CIti Field to host 2013 All-Star Game

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May 16, 2012  |  1 Comment

Carlos Lee runs into umpire, kind of exacts revenge

During yesterday's Phillies-Astros game, in which Hunter Pence was mostly the story, first baseman Carlos Lee went for a ball just inside the line and, probably because Lee is 35-years-old and almost 300 pounds, he lost his balance and started a dead-end stumble into first base umpire Hunter Wendelstedt as the ball trickled into right. The collision was funny and could probably...
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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies place Vance Worley on DL

Another awful injury has befallen the Phillies, as they've had to place starting pitcher Vance Worley on the 15-day DL with inflammation in his right elbow. That's really not a good sign. His scheduled start tonight will be made by Kyle Kendrick, and reliever Joe Savery has been recalled from AAA. Worley had improved on his 2011 rookie year so far this year, with a 3.07...
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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

If they become sellers... Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

It is never too early to start talking about the trade deadline, especially when we can talk about would-be contenders that might unexpectedly end up being sellers rather than buyers at the deadline.  Over the next few weeks, we'll be taking a look at many of these such teams, and there is a surprisingly large amount, and what exactly they might be looking to sell if they...
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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest - AL East dogfight

Three teams are tied for the best record in the American League. Two are expected, in the Rays and Rangers. The third is the Baltimore Orioles, who are tied with the Rays at the top of the AL East, 2.5 games ahead of the Yankees. Baltimore's fatal 15 game stretch ended last night, and I initially predicted that they'd go 5-10 during those 15 games. Well, they actually went...
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May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Angels fire hitting coach

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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss
CRAZY PILLS

Brett Lawrie goes nuts on umpire

Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie was ejected after going ballistic on an umpire following a third strike call during his at-bat.

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May 15, 2012  |  13 Comments

Danny Duffy has torn UCL, likely headed for Tommy John

Just before the Kansas City Royals won their third straight game on Monday night, they received bad news about their 23-year-old left-handed starter Danny Duffy, who had to leave Sunday's start against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning:  #Royals head physician Dr. Key diagnoses LHP Danny Duffy with a torn left ulnar collateral ligament. Duffy to get 2nd opinion w...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Bryce Harper's first MLB home run

Just a few days after requiring stitches from his bat richocheting off the wall and back into his face in the midst of a 0-for-5 game with three strikeouts, 19-year-old phenom Bryce Harper hit his first big league home run to help the Washington Nationals to an 8-5 win on Monday night. The start of a new era of superstardom is met with an embeddable MLB.com video:  ...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Dan Majerle caught a ground rule double

Former NBA three-point sharpshooter Dan Majerle attended this past Saturday night's Arizona Diamondbacks-San Francisco Giants game and made quite the grab on a ball that took a sharp bounce over the Leslie's Pool Supplies' sign in right center for a ground rule double.  Watch it hard:   I think it's safe to say that's the first time a ground...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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