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Mets Will Host The 2013 All-Star Game: Just What the Doctor Ordered

An article by posted on January 29, 2011 0 Comments

Nearly forty seven years ago Johnny Callison hit a walk off home run in the 1964 All-Star Game at Shea Stadium, that being the first and only time the Mets in their 49-year history would host an All-Star Game. Now in 2011, Sports Illustrated and sources close to Jon Heyman are reporting that the New […]

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Bobby Parnell: Reliever Poised To Take Another Step Forward in 2011

An article by posted on January 23, 2011 0 Comments

Like Mike Pelfrey, Bobby Parnell is downright big. He is rather soft-spoken and to the point, but he is eager to begin the 2011 campaign and elevate his game to the next level. At Citi Field Kids Day, Parnell answered some questions for the children about what it means to be a big leaguer and […]

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Josh Thole: A Rising Star

An article by posted on January 22, 2011 0 Comments

Of all the players at Citi Field Kids Day, I was most impressed by Josh Thole, who Terry Collins introduced as a rising young star in the National League. Even after speaking with Beningo and Roberts on WFAN in the morning and then fielding basically the same set of questions in the afternoon, Thole smiled […]

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R.A. Dickey: Knuckleballer Eager For Continued Success in 2011

An article by posted on January 21, 2011 0 Comments

Before I get into the interview with R.A. Dickey from the Citi Field Kids Day on Wednesday, let me set up the situation. Dickey walks out with his customary beard but with an insane bro-flow going on. Listening to him speak made me feel like I was sitting in English Literature class. His appearance and […]

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Yankees Sign Rafael Soriano To 3-Year Deal

An article by posted on January 14, 2011 0 Comments
Yankees Sign Rafael Soriano To 3-Year Deal

According to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated, the Yankees have agreed to terms with Rafael Soriano on a three-year, $35 million deal. The deal comes as a big surprise because Yankees GM Brian Cashman has been very adamant that he would not give up the team’s first round draft pick to sign Soriano. Soriano had a tremendous season […]

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MLB Needs To Finally Solve The PED Issue

An article by posted on January 10, 2011 0 Comments

As all of us grow older, the players we grew up enjoying, emulating and idolizing, have since retired leaving us nostalgic for days gone by. I remember the first time I read the back of a baseball card and found a player born the year I entered high school. Age had finally caught up to […]

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Will Mike Piazza Suffer The Same Fate As Jeff Bagwell?

An article by posted on January 5, 2011 0 Comments

Today is the big day when the new class of Hall of Famers will be announced sometime around 1:00 PM EST. I say Hall of Famers, but my gut tells me only one player will be elected today; Roberto Alomar. Of course Alomar should have gotten in last year, but he fell a few votes […]

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Un-Fricking-Believable Records That Have Been Broken

An article by posted on January 4, 2011 0 Comments

One of the figures who played a primary role in establishing the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York was Ford C. Frick. Frick was baseball’s third commissioner, but is most remembered as the one responsible for ordering an asterisk to be placed next to Roger Maris’ single season home run record. In 1970, he was elected to the Hall of […]

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Ok, I’ll Bite…..

An article by posted on January 4, 2011 0 Comments

Why haven’t the A’s finished above .500 since 2006? It’s a question I’ve seen asked by some detractors of sabermetrics, as if a few seasons under .500 can eradicate nearly 40 years of research. I never felt the need to dignify that question with a response, as the answer is very simple. Poor Billy Beane spilled […]

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Steroids Era and Hall Of Fame Voting Collide

An article by posted on January 3, 2011 0 Comments

I love the internet and I spend a great portion of my day just reading my sports feeds, chatting with or emailing friends, and even blogging on this site. However, the internet does have its drawbacks. Lately there seems to be a wide array of opinions on who should or shouldn’t get into the Hall of […]

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