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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Stephen Strasburg gives up smokeless tobacco

    Jun 24, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    The death of Tony Gwynn is making a lot of guys think twice about their habits and health.

  2. Baseball is Dying Alert: World Cup Ratings Edition

    Jun 24, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

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    It’s awesome that USA-Portugal kicked butt in the ratings. It’s lame if people think that represents anything meaningful about baseball or other sports.

  3. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 24, 2014, 6:44 AM EDT

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    Two guys had multiple homer games last night. Four teams got shutout. Just another night in the all-or-nothing age of Major League Baseball

  4. HBT Daily: Did Josh Byrnes deserve to get the axe?

    Jun 23, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

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    Also: should GM’s come under scrutiny before managers do?

  5. Must-Click Link: Pastor Dean, minister to professional umpires

    Jun 23, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

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    There’s a pastor with a congregation that doesn’t actually congregate. And it consists of only one narrow group of people: professional umpires.

  6. All quiet on the Matt Kemp-Red Sox front

    Jun 23, 2014, 1:05 PM EDT

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    It’s a big trade a lot of people want to see. Except, you know, the teams involved.

  7. NCAA’s Mark Emmert slams minor league sports. Minor League Baseball slams back.

    Jun 23, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT

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    Not hard to slam back given that Emmert is a profoundly wrong jackwagon.

  8. We have reached Peak Brandon in Major League Baseball

    Jun 23, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

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    As the supply of Brandons go up, does the price come down?

  9. Andrew Cashner scratched with shoulder soreness

    Jun 23, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

    Andrew Cashner

    Elbows, shoulders. It’s always something with pitchers.

  10. Stephen Strasburg throws . . . someone under the bus

    Jun 23, 2014, 9:19 AM EDT

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    It’s hard to say who. Maybe himself?

  11. Generalist columnists: a vanishing breed. Probably for good reason.

    Jun 23, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    We live in an age of specialization and obsessiveness. Why, ten, does the generalist columnist still exist?

  12. American League All-Star voting update: The A’s may finally get a fan-elected starter

    Jun 23, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

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    Donaldson leads at his position and Norris and Cespedes are knocking on the door.

  13. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 23, 2014, 6:42 AM EDT

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    Mike Napoli stole home. Though, really, we should call what he did something else. Also: are we at “Peak Brandon” in Major League Baseball?

  14. Joe Torre smacks David Ortiz over his criticism of official scorers

    Jun 20, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

    David Ortiz

    Short version: “Quit your whining, Ortiz.”

  15. A-Rod drops his lawsuit against the Yankees team doctor

    Jun 20, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT

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    A-Rod continues on in his efforts to de-crazify his life.

  16. The Braves will recall Alex Wood to take over Gavin Floyd’s spot in the rotation

    Jun 20, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Alex Wood was sent to the minors to stretch out for starting pitching duty. Hope he stretched fast, because now the Braves need him.

  17. Great Moments In Living with the NFL Hegemony

    Jun 20, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    I had a pretty interesting customer service call with DirecTV today.

  18. HBT Daily: Who in baseball should be shot out of a cannon?

    Jun 20, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Plus: for which TV show should Yasiel Puig make an appearance as a guest star? The answer may surprise you!

  19. As a Clinton staffer, Rahm Emanuel wanted to go after Daryl Strawberry for drugs

    Jun 20, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Politics and drugs in baseball: almost always a stupid combination.

  20. Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas defects

    Jun 20, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT


    He’s only 23, and he’s likely to be making a mint in the majors this time next year.

  21. Was Chief Wahoo named after Allie Reynolds?

    Jun 20, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

    Allie Reynolds

    Reynolds’ well-known nickname was “Super Chief.” But to reporters in Cleveland, he often went by “Chief Wahoo.” At least a couple of years before the mascot came to be known by that name.

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