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Still time for Davis

Great players don’t always start out as great players. In fact, very few do. They go through lumps early in their careers. Fear not Mets fans. Ike Davis might not be finished yet. The Jewish slugger is hitting .161/.242/ .258 … Continue reading

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The importance of the MLB Draft

The MLB draft will never be a marquee event like its counterparts in the NBA and NFL for many reasons. To start off, the NBA draft is two rounds and the NFL’s is seven, whereas the MLB draft has 50 … Continue reading

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Top 10 reasons to buy The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg for your dad on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is coming up soon, and what better gift to your dad than a copy of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg? Does he really need an iPad? Of course not. So if you’ve already bought the iPad … Continue reading

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Helmets in baseball?

Baseball has finally joined the conversation when it comes to head trauma and concussion related issues in sports, as Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ was hit in the head with a line drive last week in Tampa Bay. He … Continue reading

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Greinke’s injury

After being hit with a 3-2 pitch in a close game on last Thursday night, San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin charged after Los Angeles Dodgers starter Zack Greinke, breaking the pitcher’s collarbone. The injury is expected to keep Greinke … Continue reading

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The many quirks of baseball players

Imagine watching a baseball game where there are nine baseball gloves in the field of play at all times. They’re just there. If a ball hits one, that’s the fielder’s problem.  And that’s exactly how it used to be, as … Continue reading

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Transitioning to the front office

You never know how it’s going to turn out when great players finish their careers and try to make the transition to the front office. But that’s what Ivan Rodriguez is doing, as he was named special assistant to the … Continue reading

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