Around the League

From Being Cut in High School to An MLB All-Star Team: Mark Buehrle Shares His …
Patch.com
Chicago White Sox pitcher and Francis Howell North alum Mark Buehrle is gearing up for his 12th major league season, pretty good for a kid cut from his high school team twice. By Jeff Strange | Email the author | 9:00am Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark …

Dodgers | Ted Lilly works with Sandy Koufax
KFFL
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Ted Lilly worked with pitching coach Rick Honeycutt and Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax Wednesday, March 9, reports Ken Gurnick, of MLB.com. “I enjoy learning about baseball and talking about it with someone like Sandy Koufax, …

Johnny Damon’s career could be riding on this year with Tampa Bay Rays
Tampabay.com
When the Rays play the Red Sox today — with Damon playing for Tampa Bay and Carl Crawford for Boston — it might help to remind yourself of that. “I’m here to win,” Damon said. “I know these guys won the AL East last year, and I know they lost a lot …

JAY DUNN: Branch Rickey was a true innovator
The Trentonian
In 1947 he announced that Jackie Robinson would be a member of the Brooklyn team. Rickey was ready for the firestorm that he knew would follow. Rival owners and rival players were furious, but Rickey stood his ground. Robinson became the National …

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