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Fire up the grill, turn on the ballgame, and celebrate the First Day of Summer with the Boys of Summer. I have made no secret of the fact that I really hate football. Football is that rare combination of both dumb AND stupid. I mean, it's ...

Scores, news and more from around the White Sox farm system A few things before proceeding to those sweet, sweet box scores: *Birmingham Barons broadcaster Curt Bloom sat down with Courtney ...

As Josh Benjamin said in this 2012 article: “All stats aside, hitters can score lots of brownie points with the fans through one medium: their walk-up song. Just by having a song that wakes up the crowd, hitters can energize the fans and suddenl...

Freedom is not free. Many warriors have made the ultimate sacrifice to maintain our freedom. Thank you from a grateful nation. Or, of course, if you are not patriotic, play some Dixie Chicks and ponder a move to Cuba...there's no rules agains...

It only takes a few games watching Keon Broxton to see that his tools are as good as advertised. During my time following the Curve on this six-game swing, he became a must-watch player for me. Defensively, he's a mix of extremes. His spee...

Lehigh Valley 3 - Charlotte 1 Jason Berken 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 4 K, 3 BB Colton Murray 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 3 K Chris Leroux 0.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 2 BB, WP Cesar Jimenez 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, K Cody Asche 1 for 4, K Domonic Brown 0 for 3, K, BB, SB Le...

Some information posted for your consideration this Memorial Day. -  10 Things to Remember About Memorial Day - The story of Mitchell Paige - Marine general speaks from the (broken) heart at Memorial's de...

The closest David Wright is to getting on the field is to smell the glove. The doctors have diagnosed him with spinal stenosis, which is the narrowing of the spinal column. "That sounds awesome, my column's way too wide," says a runway model. ...

Alvarez has been pitching through an injury. Plus notes on Tom Koehler and David Phelps. Marlins News Henderson A...

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 6, Phillies 3
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SAGNOF Special, Week 8: Heeere’s Carson!
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Draft Notes: Seniors, Royals, Red Sox, Trout
As we approach the draft, one group of players to watch is college seniors, who have very little leverage to negotiate bonuses, as Baseball ...

Fantasy Roundup: Nap Attack
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You can head back to the grill now: Mets 6, Phillies 3
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Who's Up, Who's Down On the Blue Jays: Batters
The last two weeks haven't been a lot of fun for the Blue Jays or their long suffering fans. Our batters have hit .244/.319/.412 over the past two weeks and averaged 4.8 runs per game.

Colorado Rockies 5, Cincinnati Reds 4: Eddie Butler goes six in close Rockies win
Colorado Rockies rookie pitcher Eddie Butler got the length he needed on Monday, if not the exact results. After pitching only 5.2 innings in his last two starts combined, Butler gave the Rockies six innings and walked just two batters.

Marlins' A.J. Ramos excelling early in 2015 season
The new Miami Marlins closer A.J. Ramos picked up his first save in what has so far been an excellent 2015 season. A.J. Ramos collected his first save of his career yesterday as the

Titanic Struggle Recap: Nine is the magic number
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Struggling Strasburg must alter approach
While Bryce Harper tears the cover off every ball he sees, the Washington Nationals‘ other former Number 1 overall draft pick is not faring nearly as well. Stephen Strasburg is sporting an ugly 6.50 ERA through nine starts. Alarm bells are ...

Miami Marlins Must Overcome Depleted Pitching Staff
A mere 12 months ago, the Miami Marlins boasted one of the deepest young pitching staffs in all of baseball. Today? they face uncertainty in three of the five rotation spots after injuries to Mat Latos, Jarred Cosart, and Henderson Alvarez. When ...

Mets Game 45: Loss To Pirates
Pirates 9 Mets 1 Well, at least it was a nice change to watch the Las Vegas 51s lose instead of the Mets. The 51s featured four rehabbing Metsies in the first four slots in the lineup. Curtis Granderson continues to mistake strikeouts for walks, W...

A journey back through some of the Phillies' most/least unforgettable Memorial Days
If it's a holiday, chances are, the Phillies have sucked during it at some point. The Phillies and Memorial Day - It's a match many have put aside as arbitrary and meaningless and nonexistent. But to them, l...

Atlanta Braves Minor League Recap: 5/24
Other than a Rome Braves' win and a nice game from Braxton Davidson, there wasn't much to be excited about in the minors on Sunday. (19-25) Gwinnett Braves 0, (25-19) Columbus Clippers 4 Eury P...

Braves news and links 5/25
Happy Memorial Day to all those who served! BRAVES NEWS Folty helps lead Braves to 2-1 victory over Milwaukee

Series Recap: Braves vs. Brewers
Despite having a huge wobble in the second game of this series, the Braves recovered nicely in order to take three out of four against the Brewers In the series preview for this four-game affair, I said that this was a chance for the

Tigers Bullpen Doing Fine So Far
In a recent post, I used the RE24 statistic to measure batting contribution including situational hitting.  The statistic is appealing because it gives batters more credit for hits with runners on base than for hits with the bases empty.  This...

Surprise, Blue Jays activate Jose Reyes, option Munenori Kawasaki
That was a short visit to Toronto for Munenori Kawasaki. He had just 6 PA, and had 1 single and 1 walk. but at least he got a few days worth of MLB money out of it.

Game 2015.46: Tigers at Athletics
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