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Bob Sheppard's voice to exit with Derek Jeter

NEW YORK (AP) When Derek Jeter plays his final game at Yankee Stadium, Bob Sheppard will exit along with the New York Yankees captain. Nicknamed ''The Voice of God'' for his stylish, elegant introductions, Sheppard was the ballpark's public address announcer from April 1951 until Sept. 7, 2007. Before Sheppard took ill, Jeter asked Sheppard to record his introduction...
Via AP on Fox
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What's next for the Braves after firing GM Wren

ATLANTA (AP) For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager. Frank Wren was fired Monday with a week to go in the regular season, taking the fall for a late-season collapse that knocked the Braves out of playoff contention. This will be only the sixth time in the last 23 completed seasons that the Braves missed the postseason...
Via AP on Fox
14 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Moreno made Scioscia and Dipoto work out differences, Kendrick nursing sore hamstring

The September 23rd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Moreno made Scioscia and Dipoto work out differences, Kendrick nursing sore hamstring and much more… The Story: Arte Moreno made Mike Scioscia and Jerry Dipoto work out their philosophical differences. The Monkey Says: What I find more interesting than that is that Scioscia had never met with...
Via Monkey with a Halo
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If You Like Michael Pineda, And Making Love In The Rain

Didja you know The Captain from Captain & Tennille's real name is Daryl Dragon? Why would this guy have a nickname? Your name's awesome, you don't get a nickname. Daryl Dragon has bedtime slippers that are cooler than you. Daryl Dragon washes his hands, then breathes a not-very-intense fire on his hands to dry them. Daryl Dragon can't get a speeding ticket...
Via Razzball
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Giants get closer, beat Dodgers 5-2 in 13 innings

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pinch-hitter Andrew Susac singled home the go-ahead run in the 13th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 Monday night to climb within 3 1/2 games of the NL West lead. Susac singled to left field off Kevin Correia (2-4), scoring Brandon Belt. San Francisco tacked on two more runs to take a 5-2 lead on Gregor Blanco'...
Via AP on Fox
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves – Game 157

Down to two games baybay!!!!!!!!!!!! The original two piece bikini! 2 Live Crew! Grab yo glocks when ya see 2pac! And for all you pissed off iTunes users we got U2!!!!!! HOLA! And since it was so popular here is every Pirate that has ever worn the number 2! Brandon Inge Marlon Byrd Nate McLouth Brock Holt Brandon Wood Bobby Crosby Jack Wilson Pat Meares Kevin Polcovich...
Via This Is Getting Old
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Giants outlast Dodgers in 13 innings to add a bit of drama to NL West

  Pinch-hitter Andrew Susac singled home the go-ahead run in the 13th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 Monday night to climb within 3-1/2 games of the National League West lead. Susac singled to left field off Kevin Correia (2-4), scoring Brandon Belt. San Francisco tacked on two more runs to take a 5-2 lead on Gregor Blanco's...
Via AP on Fox
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CJ Wilson, The Oakland A's, And Ultimate Fantasy Baseball Fail

So Much HateThis is a story about something you can not possibly care about, but I feel like I've got to share it.Let's start this with the team I root for: the Oakland A's. They brought me back into baseball when I had given up the sport. I've been to the Coliseum more than any other yard. They made baseball fun for the first four months of the season, and misery...
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Giants 5, Dodgers 2: At least Dan Haren was good

If I get this stressed out about a regular-season game with a 4 1/2 game lead, I can’t imagine what a Dodger-Giant playoff series would do to me. The Dodgers dropped the first game of this 3-game series by a 5-2 score. Dan Haren pitched extremely well — well enough to have his 2015 option vest, thus becoming a player option. Translation: Haren will be a Dodger in 2015, barring...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brewers-Reds Preview

The playoff race is all but over for the slumping Milwaukee Brewers, who saw their postseason hopes take a huge blow over the weekend. The visiting Brewers need lots of help as they head into Tuesday night's series opener against the Cincinnati Reds. Milwaukee (80-76) has scored five runs during a 1-4 slump after falling 1-0 at Pittsburgh on Sunday. The Brewers dropped two of...
Via AP on Fox
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Ventura has been outstanding against the Indians this season

After failing to move in front of first-place Detroit over the weekend, the Kansas City Royals got some help to remain close in the race for the AL Central crown. Trailing the Tigers by just one game, the Royals will also look to push the fading Indians to the brink as the two clubs continue a key series Tuesday in Cleveland. Kansas City (85-71) lost Monday in the completion of a...
Via AP on Fox
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Jeff Samardzija pitches A's past Angels, strengthens grip on wild card

  Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top American League wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night. The A's moved one game ahead of Kansas City for the first wild card. Geovany Soto hit a two-run single to highlight...
Via AP on Fox
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Video: Yasiel Puig showcases cannon arm and guns down Giants player at the plate

Pro tip: Do not run on Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig. The Giants learned the hard way, as Belt tried to score the go-ahead run in the 11th inning of the NL West matchup. After Brandon Crawford singled to center, with runners on first and second, Brandon Belt attempted to round third and score. But Puig was not having it. And he...
Via The Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies shut down by San Diego

San Diego 1, Colorado 0 When: 10:10 PM ET, Monday, September 22, 2014 Where: Petco Park, San Diego, California Temperature: 73° Umpires: Home – Bob Davidson, 1B – Hal Gibson III, 2B – Jordan Baker, 3B – Jerry Meals Attendance: 19770 By SportsDirect Inc. Padres 1, Rockies 0: Eric Stults tossed 6 1/3 solid innings and Rene Rivera ripped an RBI double among his two hits as...
Via Mile High Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija pitches A's past Angels 8-4

Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night. The A's moved one game ahead of Kansas City for the first wild card. Geovany Soto hit a two-run single to highlight a six-run...
Via Fox Sports West
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Failure to make changes might hurt the Colorado Rockies more than they think

Dick Monfort simply doesn't get it.Dick Monfort is fiercely loyal. Nearly everyone agrees on that.That is what everyone says about the Colorado Rockies owner. That is why he hasn't done what the owners of 27 other teams have done, some several times, since he hired Dan O'Dowd to be the general manager of the Rockies. Since 1999, when O'Dowd was brought on board, all...
Via Rockies Review
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners shut down pitcher Roenis Elias for final week of season

  Mariners rookie left-hander Roenis Elias has been shut down for the season with a sore elbow, a blow to Seattle's rotation as they chase a wild-card playoff berth. Elias went 10-12 with a 3.85 ERA in 29 starts, but left last Tuesday's game at Los Angeles against the Angels after three innings with soreness in his elbow. The Mariners had hoped that Elias might be able to...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Samardzija pitches A's past Angels 8-4

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings and received some rare run support to snap a four-start winless stretch, and the Oakland Athletics kept hold of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Monday night. The A's moved one game ahead of Kansas City for the first wild card. Geovany Soto hit a two-run single to...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig Gunned Out Brandon Belt With Perfect Throw

Think again the next time you’re planning on running on Yasiel Puig. The Dodgers’ center fielder threw out the Giants’ Brandon Belt during Monday’s game to preserve a 2-2 ball game in the 11th inning. [@cjzero] The post Yasiel Puig Gunned Out Brandon Belt With Perfect Throw appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Jose Bautista leads Blue Jays' rout, hurts M's playoff hopes

  Jose Bautista used his bat and his glove to keep the Blue Jays in the American League wild-card race for at least one more day. Bautista homered and reached base four times, J.A. Happ won for the first time in four starts and the Toronto Blue Jays dealt a blow to Seattle's playoff hopes, routing the Mariners 14-4 Monday night. ''He's definitely one of the best...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stults pitches streaking Padres past Rockies 1-0

SAN DIEGO (AP) Eric Stults pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the San Diego Padres won their fifth straight game, beating the Colorado Rockies 1-0 on Monday night. Stults (8-17), who is tied with Philadelphia right-hander A.J. Burnett for the major league lead in losses, scattered seven hits and a walk over 6 1-3 innings in beating the Rockies for the first time this...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Holliday is getting hot at the perfect time for the Cardinals

Thanks in part to a strong stretch by their rotation, the St. Louis Cardinals are closing in on a second straight NL Central title. Red-hot Shelby Miller looks to continue that success Tuesday night, though runs may come at a premium against Kyle Hendricks and the last-place Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals (88-69), who have secured a fourth straight playoff berth and...
Via AP on Fox
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson Gets Three-Year Deal To Remain Mets GM

Multiple sources are reporting that Sandy Alderson has reached a deal with the New York Mets on a 3-year contract extension to remain as general manager. The new deal will override his 2015 option and span the 2015-17 seasons according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Mike Puma of the New York Post confirms that it will be a 3-year extension and adds that the deal is believed to contain...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Holliday is getting hot at the perfect time for the Cardinals

Thanks in part to a strong stretch by their rotation, the St. Louis Cardinals are closing in on a second straight NL Central title. Red-hot Shelby Miller looks to continue that success Tuesday night, though runs may come at a premium against Kyle Hendricks and the last-place Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals (88-69), who have secured a fourth straight playoff berth and...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels' Efren Navarro learns 1st base from his sister

If Efren Navarro makes the Los Angeles Angels' postseason roster, he can thank his glove.  There isn't much that the versatile corner guy can't snag at first base and there's rarely a play he can't make. The Angels' rookie has made only one error at first base this season, only one less than he's made in the outfield - a position he only began playing...
Via Fox Sports West
3 hours ago  |  Discuss
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