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2012 March 16

  1. Domonic Brown hurt his neck sleeping on the bus

    Mar 16, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Domonic Brown swinging

    Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown has been scratched for the second straight day due to a neck injury.  One that could only have happened in spring training: Brown was scratched from the lineup for the second time in as many days with a neck injury, an injury he said he first felt after sleeping on the…

  2. Are parts of baseball’s new social media policy … illegal?

    Mar 16, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

    Social Media

    As we reported the other day, Major League Baseball released its new social media policy.  And it’s good. But do parts of it run afoul of federal labor laws? That’s the question asked by lawyer Eric B. Meyer of The Employer Handbook blog.  He suggests that some of the prohibitions in the policy violate parts…

  3. Ryan Howard’s timetable pushed back to late May, early June

    Mar 16, 2012, 9:06 AM EDT

    Ryan Howard rehabbing

    This is probably expected given his recent infection/setback/whatever Ruben Amaro wants to call it, but Jon Heyman reports that Ryan Howard‘s projected return date has been pushed back about a month. The expectation at the moment: late May or early June. Just sayin’ now: the presence of Mayberry and Wigginton notwithstanding, I want lots of Jim…

  4. HBT Extra: Previewing the AL East

    Mar 16, 2012, 8:40 AM EDT

    Tiffany and Craig

    Some of you will care about this video because I talk about the 2012 AL East in it.  Many more of you will care about it because Tiffany’s back.  It’s OK. I can deal.  I get paid either way. Oh, and we have a new intro that I kinda like.

  5. George Brett: if steroid users get elected to the Hall of Fame, current inductees will boycott

    Mar 16, 2012, 7:41 AM EDT

    George Brett

    George Brett was interviewed by Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic and the topic of PED users and the Hall of Fame came up. Brett says that if he were a voter, he would not put guys like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens on his ballot.  Which, fine, there are a lot of people who…

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