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An Opening Day Classic: Casey At The Bat

An article by posted on March 31, 2013 0 Comments
An Opening Day Classic: Casey At The Bat

One of my favorite Rites of Spring has always been a hearty re-reading of this great baseball classic that dates back over a hundred years ago. Enjoy. Casey At The Bat By Ernest Lawrence Thayer, San Francisco Examiner – June 3, 1888 The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville nine that day; The score stood four to two […]

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Matt Lauer Gets $25 Million For One Year, And He Can’t Even Hit A Curveball

An article by posted on March 29, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Lauer Gets $25 Million For One Year, And He Can’t Even Hit A Curveball

While surfing the Internet the other night I came across an article about Matt Lauer. (It was nice to see something online not related to a Kardashian for a change.) The article explained how Lauer threatened to jump ship to CBS. To keep him on board NBC offered him a salary of $25 million. He accepted. […]

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2013 MLB Preview: National League Central

An article by posted on March 28, 2013 0 Comments
2013 MLB Preview: National League Central

NL Central At A Glance Chicago Cubs: If you think it can’t get worse than where the Mets were – take a look at the Cubs. However, they are getting to a point of respectability. Jeff Samardzija went from that guy who played tight end for Notre Dame to a potential ace. He has some […]

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2013 MLB Preview: National League West

An article by posted on March 27, 2013 0 Comments
2013 MLB Preview: National League West

NL West At A Glance Arizona Diamondbacks: The D’Backs made tough decisions this off-season  They decided to build their roster based on their team concept, and not based on just overall talent. Some think Justin Upton was the move that proved their concept, but I think it was sending Trevor Bauer to Cleveland. Kevin Towers and […]

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2013 MLB Preview: American League West

An article by posted on March 25, 2013 0 Comments
2013 MLB Preview: American League West

AL West At A Glance Los Angeles Angels: What’s there to say about the Angels? They have the best lineup in baseball and one of the game’s top pitchers in Jered Weaver. C.J. Wilson is solid, though there are some concerns after that. Joe Blanton, Jason Vargas and Tommy Hanson are all back end starters […]

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Updated: MLB’s Very Bad Biogenesis Situation

An article by posted on March 24, 2013 0 Comments
Updated: MLB’s Very Bad Biogenesis Situation

Updated Post 11:45 PM Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports posted on this today and I wanted to add some additional information that has surfaced that is relevant to my original post: The government is in. Despite the failings of federal officials in past high-profile cases that married athletes and PEDs, the Florida Department of Health […]

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Baseball’s Paradox: The Road To The Show

An article by posted on March 24, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball’s Paradox: The Road To The Show

You’ve heard it before—ninety percent of the players who sign professional baseball contracts will never play an inning in a major league game. That’s a staggering number. We all know that becoming a professional athlete is rare, but what is the difference between the ten percent that make it to The Show, and the ninety […]

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2013 MLB Preview: American League Central

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 0 Comments
2013 MLB Preview: American League Central

AL Central At A Glance Detroit Tigers: The odds on favorite to win the World Series, the Tigers aren’t just a big fish in small pond, they’re like a shark in a puddle. It took them a while in 2012 to remember they’re the Tigers, only overtaking the White Sox in late September and spending […]

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The Steroid Era Is Not A Thing Of The Past

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 0 Comments
The Steroid Era Is Not A Thing Of The Past

The current period of baseball has often been labeled the “Post-Steroid Era”, but there is nothing “post” about it. Yesterday we learned that over 90 baseball players’ names lie within the records of the now infamous Miami Biogenesis clinic; enough athletes to field ten teams. We talk about steroids as if it’s a thing of […]

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2013 MLB Preview: American League East

An article by posted on March 20, 2013 0 Comments
2013 MLB Preview: American League East

AL East At A Glance New York Yankees: A lot of writers and analysts are picking the Yankees to finish third, and in the most wide open division in baseball, it’s certainly a possibility. The injury to Curtis Granderson will keep him out till May, Mark Teixeira’s injury could possibly require season-ending surgery, and Alex […]

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