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The Vagaries of Managing in the Major Leagues

After another bad season for a struggling Detroit Tigers’ roster, manager Brad Ausmus was fired. Almost immediately his name was among the first mentioned for each major league managerial opening, first with the New York Mets, and then for the … Continue reading

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Those Pesky American League Awards

Since I gave my ideas about the 2017 MVP, Cy Young, Rookie and Manager of the Year Awards for the National League yesterday, I guess it’s only fair to do the same for that other league: After pitching seven three-hit … Continue reading

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Can’t ANYBODY Hit the Ball?

Tonight, the LA Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers, two teams each occupying first place in their respective National League divisions, played a robust 12 innings of baseball, 12 innings that saw three runs scored while 42 batters struck out. Before … Continue reading

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An Anthem of War at US Sporting Events

The playing of the national anthem before US sporting events can be traced back to the 1918 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox, and an unplanned occurrence that led to the tradition, and now basically … Continue reading

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Curt Schilling Says He Was Denied HOF Because of Politics

Curt Schilling had an erratic major league career that saw him pitch for five major league team, winning more than 20 games in three different seasons, but also compiling season records such as 2-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 8-9. He shined … Continue reading

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Big Changes in Boston as the Red Sox Raid the NL West

The Boston Red Sox went from World Champions to the AL East basement in a single season, and despite a year when some of the organization’s prized prospects got golden opportunities to display their potential, the team has now reverted … Continue reading

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Angels and Matt Shoemaker Step It Up and Keep It Going

A day after losing ace Garrett Richards for the rest of this season and likely a big chunk of next, the Angels got a sparkling performance from their now number two starter, rookie Matt Shoemaker, as the team shutout Boston … Continue reading

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Baseball Note of the Day – August 14, 2014

After much speculation as to whether or not a small rogue group of powerful owners would have enough power and leverage to get the votes for their guy, Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner, things fell into place for Bug … Continue reading

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Baseball Note of the Day – August 10, 2014

It took 19 innings and six-and-one-half hours of playing time, but the Angels beat the Red Sox early this morning, 5-4, on Albert Pujols’ 22d home run of the season, off of Brandon Workman. Garrett Richards pitched another great game, … Continue reading

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