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The Old Man And The Mound

Free agent and soon to be 49 year old Jamie Moyer is making a comeback and hopes to sign with a team in 2012. Moyer missed the entire 2011 season recovering from Tommy John surgery. Moyer injured his elbow playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic. The injury was so bad that Moyer's Dominican team's GM, former Major Leaguer Moises Alou, thought his career was over...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 04, 2011  |  Discuss

Astros To Move To American League In 2013

The Houston Astros will soon get a new owner and now it appears they will be in a new league in two seasons. Houston area businessman Jim Crane was told by Major League Baseball that in order to buy the team, he must move the Astros from the National League to the American League. Crane is said to be getting a $70 million discount from the $680 million used to buy the team for...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
November 16, 2011  |  Discuss

TMG Sports Blog 2012 MLB Predictions: AL West

Yesterday, we looked at the Central and how the Tigers will most likely run away with the title. Today, we take a look at the mighty, mighty West with the new look Angels and the juggernaut Rangers. So enough of this palaver, let's get on with the show.   1st- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim I was really torn with the decision to pick the Angels over the Rangers, but at...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Jered Weaver: Had To "Pee So Bad", Bucks Superstition

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitcher Jered Weaver completed the tenth no-hitter in Angel history last night against the Twins, but could have lost it by one simple action. Before the ninth inning, Weaver was seen going to the bathroom, bucking the superstition that pitchers that are attempting to pitch a no-no go through. Weaver told Harold Reynolds of MLB Network, "I didn...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

A's Release Manny Ramirez

The Oakland A's and Manny Ramirez have decided to cut ties after the team released the troubled slugger before he even suited up for a game. Ramirez requested to be released and the team granted his wish on Friday. The 40 year old Ramirez signed a minor league deal with Oakland back in February and played 17 games with the A's Triple-A affiliate Sacramento. Ramirez served...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Kirk Gibson Doesn't Think Graduations Are Important; Is All Business

With the month of June upon us, it brings around a new summer season and high school graduations. A milestone in the life of a teenager as they now embark on something truly remarkable. Well, Kirk Gibson doesn't think so. Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson has opted to miss his son Cam's high graduation in Michigan because "You're supposed to graduate...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Suzyn Waldman Not Happy with Mariner Pitching

During Wednesday's New York Yankees-Seattle Mariners, Derek Jeter was hit by a pitch from Seattle Mariners pitcher Josh Kinney. That action set off Yankee TV analyst Suzyn Waldman. Jeter is Limping Around - The funniest movie is here. Find it Yeah, I don't believe it was intentional. You know why? The Mariners were LEADING 2-1 in the eighth inning. Putting the tying...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Ryan Dempster to Miss Start Against Jays Because of Lost Passport

Texas Rangers pitcher Ryan Dempster announced earlier that he would miss his next start due to personal reasons. It wasn't known what exactly was the reason for the missed start. Now we know why. Dempster will not make the trip with the Rangers to Toronto because he lost his passport. According to the Dallas Morning News, he may have lost it years ago since he hasn't...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Safeco Field's Fence To Be Moved In For Next Season

One of baseball's most spacious outfields will be getting a little smaller next season. Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners, will move in the fences for the 2013 season ending the debate on whether or not to move the fences on one of the games most expansive outfields. The left-center field power alley will be moved in from 390 feet to 378 feet and instead of having...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Oakland A's Neshek's Newborn Son Dies

In what was supposed to be a day of celebration for Pat Neshek, turned into a nightmare and a day of sorrow. Just hours after the Oakland A's vitory over the Texas Rangers giving them an improbable AL West crown, pitcher Pat Neshek's newborn son unexpectedly died. Gehrig John Neshek died less than 24 hours after his birth. Neshek tweeted, "Please pray for my family...
Via The Mark Graham Sports Blog
October 04, 2012  |  Discuss

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