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With interim Phillies president Pat Gillick saying he thinks his team is a couple of years away from contending, ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney spec......
From: ESPN | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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There was the voice of Jon Miller, baseball’s best and wittiest game caller, setting the scene for me, some 5,000 miles away from San Francisco’s AT&T Park. As Travis Ishikawa strode to the plate, my Shinkansen bullet train was headed north...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Friday, October 24, 2014
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There was the voice of Jon Miller, baseball’s best and wittiest game caller, setting the scene for me, some 5,000 miles away from San Francisco’s AT&T Park. As Travis Ishikawa strode to the plate, my Shinkansen bullet train was headed north out...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Ken Doctor | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Back in 2010, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley was seen as the almost inevitable next Senator from Massachusetts. She was, of course, running to replace the late Senator Ted Kennedy, who had died in the summer of 2009, and she had the support...
From: Outside the Beltway | By: Doug Mataconis | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Stiffest competition at shortstop and center field appears to come out of Baltimore A White Sox position player hasn't taken home a Gold Glove since Robin Ventura won it at third base in 1998, but they'll have two chances to snap that streak in 2014....
From: South Side Sox | By: Jim Margalus | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Sad news today out of Chicago, as longtime White Sox scout Paul Provas passed away from brain cancer at age 63. As Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports, Provas had been scouting for the South Siders since 1993 after doing … Continue reading...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Jeff Todd | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Think you know your Tiger Stadium history? Maybe you do, maybe you don’t. Here’s a pop quiz to find out. Relax, nobody’s grading you. But consider yourself a super fan […]
From: Detroit Athletic Company | By: Richard Bak | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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The Boston Red Sox, according to most rumors — not to mention common sense — will be looking to thin out their surplus of outfielders this offseason, dealing at least one of the group away as part of a package to pull in a front-line starting pitcher...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jonathan Vankin | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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There's a brand new dance but I don't know its name... Your good friend STIRRUPS is out of town and I am trying to get the hang of his links while I plan for Saturday's huge party... oh did I mention there was party with CUPIE'S new band playing live...
From: Halos Heaven | By: Rev Halofan | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Kansas City Royals broadcaster Denny Matthews' best friend died last year. When his widow Arnie Arnesen called to ask for help speading his ashes during the World Series, Matthews said yes. Matthews and Arnesen join Bill Littlefield to tell their story....
From: WBUR | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Yesterday, I received a text from my bank alerting me of some possibly fraudulent activity on my debit card. Despite the fact that it was tucked securely in my wallet, right next to my Qdoba rewards card, someone was using the number at a gas station...
From: The Awl | By: Kelly Fine | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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by Kelly Fine Yesterday, I received a text from my bank alerting me of some possibly fraudulent activity on my debit card. Despite the fact that it was tucked securely in my wallet, right next to my Qdoba rewards card, someone was using the number at...
From: The Billfold | By: Kelly Fine | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The prognosis Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli gave for Chara’s injury was actually positive news....
From: WBZ-TV | By: deanreddington | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Curt Schilling has been through more in recent years than most people. The former Boston Red...
From: NESN | By: Sam Galanis | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout swept the balloting on his way to his third successive Stan Musial Award, as selected by members of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA). Trout, who had arguably his worst full season in the big leagues, still...
From: Boston Red Thoughts | By: Christine E. | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Pitching and defense ruled the day at Scottsdale Stadium on Friday, when the Surprise Saguaros narrowly earned a 2-1 victory over the Scottsdale Scorpions.
From: MLB.com | By: Spencer Fordin | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Dallas Cowboys, at 6-1, once again look like America's Team. Will they continue their run, and do they deserve the title?...
From: WBZ-TV | By: cbskapost | Friday, October 24, 2014
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After splitting the first two games of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium, the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants will resume the fall classic tonight at AT&T Park. The scheduled pitching match-up for tonight is set to feature two...
From: Fire Brand of the American League | By: Dan O'Mara | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Tigers had been preparing themselves for the likelihood that Miguel Cabrera would need surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle, which would take out a chunk of his offseason workouts. They were not expecting that an exam would reveal a stress...
From: Jason Beck | By: Jason Beck | Friday, October 24, 2014
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This excerpt appears in “Scribe: My Life in Sports.” The author also joined Bill Littlefield on Only A Game. See our interview and book review. CHAPTER 8 Take Me Out to the Ball Game This may seem strange coming from someone best known for his...
From: WBUR | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Just a few notes and links on another quiet day for the Yankees. The World Series gets started again tonight. • George King reports that the Yankees reached out to Eric Hinske — the former big leaguer and current assistant hitting coach for the Cubs...
From: LoHud Yankees Blog | By: Chad Jennings | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Joe Maddon shocked many people by opting out of his contract with the Rays today and has now become the most coveted managerial free agent in recent history. While early speculation was that he’d follow former GM Andrew Friedman to the … Continue...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Steve Adams | Friday, October 24, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO — With Chili Davis taking the Red Sox job and the Yankees’ brass deciding Dave Magadan wasn’t a good fit, the Yankees reached out to Eric Hinske to gauge...
From: New York Post | By: George A. King III | Friday, October 24, 2014
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It’s hard to believe, but a decade has passed since the Boston Red Sox broke...
From: NESN | By: Andre Khatchaturian | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Al Forester, the longtime Fenway Park employee who drove the cart carrying Ted Williams during the 1999 All-Star Game festivities in Boston, died on Wednesday from natural causes. He was 91.
From: MLB.com | By: Joey Nowak | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Rumors around the Los Angeles Dodgers manger’s job are certain to heat up again, after Friday’s stunning announcement by Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon that he has quit the team. While new Dodgers General Manager Andrew Friedman has said publicly...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jonathan Vankin | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In the hours leading up to Game 2 of the World Series, backup catcher Doug Mirabelli camped out in the players' parking lot and filmed his teammates as they reported for work. Forgive Curt Schilling -- but he was not in the mood. Scheduled to take the...
From: MLB.com | By: Ian Browne | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Craig Breslow understands it’s certainly possible that he won’t be suiting up in a Boston Red...
From: NESN | By: Anna Fogel | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Tampa Bay Rays announced that Joe Maddon has opted out of the final year of his contract and is no longer the manager of the team after efforts to negotiate an extension fell through. The move appears to be a huge risk for Maddon as he could have...
From: Business Insider | By: Cork Gaines | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Joe Maddon is no longer the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. It will take a while for that to sink in especially because it appears that Maddon doesn’t have a job lined up. The obvious speculation at first was the Los Angeles Dodgers where Andrew Friedman...
From: Rays Index | By: Cork Gaines | Friday, October 24, 2014
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With Joe Maddon opting out of his deal with the Tampa Bay Rays, Tony Massarotti has one message for the Boston Red Sox: Make a run at him....
From: WBZ-TV | By: Matthew Geagan | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Buster Olney tweeted this: Sources: Manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays immediately. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 24, 2014 So he must be planning to go to the Dodgers with Andrew...
From: Blue Bird Banter | By: Tom Dakers | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Giants right-hander has had some adventures with his release point this season. Jake Peavy has had almost two different seasons. In one season, as a member of the Boston Red Sox, Peavy struggled to keep runs off the board and the ball in the park....
From: Beyond the Box Score | By: Kevin Ruprecht | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Joe Maddon pulled a shocker, opting out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. maddon could have opted out immediately after friedman left. word is, there were some "contentious" days since. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) October 24, 2014 With Andrew...
From: Baseball Musings | By: David Pinto | Friday, October 24, 2014
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We've all heard about East Coast bias in the sports world before. Same goes for big stories that become larger than life as they pertain to cable news and particularly New York, the media capital of the world.
From: Mediaite | By: Joe Concha | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The powerful and controversial drug is allowing Game 2's hero to battle through shoulder pain....
From: Hardball Talk | By: Craig Calcaterra | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Winners will be announced Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at 7pm ET....
From: WBZ-TV | By: ACE | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Fresh off the largest signing in franchise history — and the third largest in MLB history — the Mariners came within one game of a Wild Card playoff berth. They’ll look to improve upon their 87 wins and set their … Continue reading →...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Steve Adams | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Red Sox need starting pitching. The Red Sox need left-handed bats. And yet, as the World Series moves to San Francisco, maybe we are all overlooking what the Red Sox need most of all. A bullpen.
From: Boston Globe | By: Tony Massarotti | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Japanese right-hander Chihiro Kaneko has been scouted by the Phillies, Red Sox and Padres, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports Japan.
From: Rotoworld | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Curt Schilling takes the mound for the last time before he gets non-experimental surgery on his ankle. Game 2 of the 2004 World Series is probably best thought of as the moment it became likely that the Red Sox would finally win it all. It would not...
From: Over the Monster | By: bryanjoiner | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Well, we knew the Los Angeles Dodgers threw a lot of money at Andrew Friedman to entice him to leave the Rays and now we know exactly how much and it is a record. According to Buster Olney of ESPN, Friedman’s contract with the Dodgers is 5-years and...
From: Rays Index | By: Cork Gaines | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Curt Schilling remains on the comeback trail and is getting back into the game he loves.
From: Boston Globe | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Amidst an October ode to outfield defense authored by the Royals, Thursday offered a reminder.  Tweet  Email More Red Sox Chili Davis: Yoenis Cespedes 'has greatness written all over him' Jackie Bradley Jr., Dustin Pedroia and Yoenis Cespedes finalists...
From: WEEI | By: Alex Speier | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Matt Barnes finished the season in the major leagues, with the Red Sox in Fenway Park. But he is not forgetting where he comes from....
From: Hartford Courant | By: DOM AMORE | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Mets announced Thursday that they have hired Kevin Long to be their new hitting coach >> Read More. Here are eight things worth knowing about Long… 1. Long was drafted by the Royals in 1989. He got as high as Triple-A before retiring as a...
From: Mets Blog | By: Matthew Cerrone | Friday, October 24, 2014
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While most of the focus has been on who will be Boston's next ace, here are some names who could fill out the middle of the rotation. The offseason is still very young (and hasn’t even started for a couple teams), but there is already a clear talking...
From: Over the Monster | By: Matt_Collins | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Back to Baseball. Royals Rumblings - News for October 24, 2014 It sounds like Jarrod Dyson will get the start tonight over Nori Aoki. Ned Yost acknowledged possibility Jarrod Dyson might start tomorrow. Nori Aoki has more value off the bench than Dyson...
From: Royals Review | By: Max Rieper | Friday, October 24, 2014
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