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Featured Post: The High Price Of Mediocrity

An article by posted on May 15, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The High Price Of Mediocrity

It must have been fate that I happened to be in my car at 1:00 pm yesterday. After listening to WFAN’s Mike Francesa, I see the other side to this Valdespin issue – in fact it goes beyond Valdespin. I only was in the car long enough to hear his opening monologue, but you know […]

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Can an Extra Wild Card Spot Entice a Team to Push Forward

An article by posted on May 10, 2013 0 Comments
Can an Extra Wild Card Spot Entice a Team to Push Forward

I’m going to jump on my own bandwagon here.  Last season while contributing for HardballChat.com, I wrote an article about the second wild card spot which was created for each league. I felt it would benefit the teams who maybe in any other season would be considered out of the hunt but could now focus on playing hard […]

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There Goes Willie Mays, The Best There Ever Was: Say Hey Kid Turns 82

An article by posted on May 7, 2013 0 Comments
There Goes Willie Mays, The Best There Ever Was: Say Hey Kid Turns 82

A member of the SABR once said, “There are 499 ballplayers. And then there’s Willie Mays.” It was way back in the summer of 1973. Camera Day. I was a few months shy of turning 8 years old. My dad nudged me closer to the railing along the third base line so no grown-ups would […]

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Jordany Valdespin Suffers From A Chronic Case Of Negative Framing

An article by posted on May 5, 2013 0 Comments
Jordany Valdespin Suffers From A Chronic Case Of Negative Framing

The concept of fault lines in the media is something we all witness on a daily basis, but rarely recognize. Fault lines are a tool that help shape the perception of ourselves, others and events around us. The ones most are familiar with are culture and gender, but they can also contain factors of age, socioeconomic status […]

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Here Comes The Throw, Here Comes The Play At The Plate… Not.

An article by posted on April 25, 2013 0 Comments
Here Comes The Throw, Here Comes The Play At The Plate… Not.

For those of you that missed it, there was a strange play that took place during the Detroit Tigers’ 7-5 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. Quite frankly, I’ve never seen anything like it before. Here’s what happened along with the accompanying video from MLB.com. During the third inning with the Tigers […]

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Featured Post: Should Pitchers be Fitted with Protection While on the Mound?

An article by posted on April 24, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Should Pitchers be Fitted with Protection While on the Mound?

Last night, while watching the highlights of the Mets game, I saw the comebacker that struck Jon Niese on the right leg and caused him to leave the game. He was later diagnosed with a contusion, which for the Mets sake is good news. At the moment of impact on his right leg, I thought […]

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42 – The True Story of an American Legend: Right Movie, Wrong Reason

An article by posted on April 19, 2013 0 Comments
42 – The True Story of an American Legend: Right Movie, Wrong Reason

If you paid $10 to see 42, and you expected to see the story of anyone other than Jackie Robinson, one of two things likely happened: You went to the right movie, but for the wrong reason You missed a great movie … and that’s a shame Maybe, both. Coincidentally, sports media reporter Ed Sherman […]

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Did Yankees and A-Rod Illegally Obtain and Destroy Evidence From Ongoing Biogenesis Investigation?

An article by posted on April 15, 2013 0 Comments
Did Yankees and A-Rod Illegally Obtain and Destroy Evidence From Ongoing Biogenesis Investigation?

ADD DESTROYING CRIMINAL EVIDENCE TO A-ROD’S RAP LIST? On Friday afternoon, Michael Schmidt of the New York Times broke the story and identified Alex Rodriguez as the player who allegedly purchased documents from a former employee of Biogenesis of America in an attempt to destroy evidence linking him to the anti-aging clinic’s distribution of performance-enhancing drugs. […]

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NL East Report: Stanton Homerless, Halladay Rocked, Upton and Harper Blasting Off

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
NL East Report: Stanton Homerless, Halladay Rocked, Upton and Harper Blasting Off

Team News and Notes Atlanta Braves (6-1) The Braves currently sit in first place in the NL East, and new addition Justin Upton is a major reason why. The 25-year-old has batted .423/.448/1.192 to start the season, with six bombs and eight RBI. The other half of the Upton brothers, B.J., has struggled to hit […]

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Baseball America: Q&A With Mets Scouting Director Tommy Tanous

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball America: Q&A With Mets Scouting Director Tommy Tanous

Conor Glassey of Baseball America did a very interesting Q&A session with Mets Scouting Director Tommy Tanous. Tanous had some cool insights into the world of scouting, touching on how technology, statistics, amateur showcases, and more have changed the world of scouting. Here is just a little bit of what he said: Scouting is based on […]

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