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Friday, April 25, 2014

Leitch: Anger Management

Bo más!

It’s fun when people try new things, and while it’s worth noting that the owners probably didn’t mind the payroll slashing (and fans generally are paying major league prices to watch a team bottom out on purpose), you find yourself giving the Astros the benefit of the doubt. It’s exciting to see smart people doing something different. You want to see it work out for them. You want them to, eventually, succeed.

Which is why it’s probably time for the manager to get with the program. ...

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JE (Jason) Posted: April 25, 2014 at 08:27 PM | 55 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, athletics, mental health, unwritten rules

Dessem: Clyde Bruckman: The Gag Man

Clyde Bruckman: One Smart Sap. Sportswriter to Hollywood legend to…a fascinating read.

That spring, before he’d graduated, he began writing about sports for the San Bernardino Sun.  He rose to sports editor in a year, and was hired to cover the 1914 baseball season for the Los Angeles Times. That summer, as World War I began, Clyde chronicled the fortunes of long-forgotten teams of the Pacific Coast League, whose names ranged from the unimaginative (the Los Angeles Angels, the Oakland Oaks), ...

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Repoz Posted: April 25, 2014 at 06:23 PM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: history

Kevin Millar on M&M: Red Sox ‘lack of identity right now’

John F.
Identity Theft Victim

Thanks in part to a 14-5 loss to the Yankees on Monday, the Red Sox dropped two of three to New York this week. Along the way, they were outscored 24-13 during the series.

“They just look like they have a lack of identity right now,” Millar said. “They’€™re not very fast. They’€™re not very athletic from first to third — from (Mike) Napoli to (Jonny) Gomes to (David Ortiz) to (Daniel) Nava to whoever you want – A.J. Pierzynski. The moral of the ...

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Repoz Posted: April 25, 2014 at 04:33 PM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: red sox

Matt Moore, Ivan Nova, and the Injury Zone

As the recent rash of season-ending injuries indicates, we’re a long way from figuring out when a pitcher is about to break. Not every injury is preceded by a warning sign, and not every red flag reveals a real problem. Many pitcher injuries are the result of cumulative wear and tear, but the process often culminates in one pitch, followed by a pop or a sharp pain and an arm clutched tightly on the trip back to the dugout. From there, it’s just a matter of time until the Twitpic from the ...

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attaboy Posted: April 25, 2014 at 03:31 PM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: injuries, pitching, tommy john surgery

What If All Baseball Players Were Fat?

This is funny.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 25, 2014 at 01:11 PM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: mlb

MLB fixes transfer rule, effective immediately

Baseball Fixer…catch it!

Major League Baseball has adjusted the transfer rule, effective immediately, the league has announced. Things will essentially go back to the way they were before this season. Here’s the announcement:

  Major League Baseball announced today that the Playing Rules Committee has provided its official view of how Umpires should apply the Official Playing Rules when a fielder loses possession of a ball when attempting to transfer it to his throwing hand.
  The ...

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Repoz Posted: April 25, 2014 at 12:53 PM | 35 comment(s)
  Beats: mlb, zzzzz

 

 

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