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Craig Calcaterra

  1. HBT Daily: The Angels shouldn’t be content with the wild card

    Jul 18, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

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    A look ahead to this weekend, including a couple of series that could be playoff previews.

  2. Matt Williams agrees with Anthony Rendon: baseball can be boring

    Jul 18, 2014, 11:26 AM EDT

    Yawn

    Baseball isn’t dying. But sometimes it can be sleep-inducing.

  3. 105-year-old woman to throw out the first pitch at a Padres game

    Jul 18, 2014, 10:40 AM EDT

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    Bud Black is considering her to bat cleanup, too.

  4. No, Jeter’s final season isn’t that much better than Mantle’s, DiMaggio’s and Mattingly’s

    Jul 18, 2014, 10:17 AM EDT

    Jeter Respect

    Mantle, DiMaggio and Mattingly weren’t zombies in their final seasons. Jeter is not what he used to be. It seems like we’re trying to tell a story to the contrary, however.

  5. The Phillies aren’t looking to trade Cole Hamels

    Jul 18, 2014, 9:43 AM EDT

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    He’d be a big catch, but the Phillies have no apparent intention to deal him.

  6. Here’s the All-Star “In Memoriam” reel we didn’t get at the All-Star Game

    Jul 18, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

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    Music from “The Natural” + slow fades between photos and video of now-departed greats = hanky time

  7. When did national baseball broadcasts cease focusing on the game?

    Jul 17, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT

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    There were 49 minutes of programming before a pitch was thrown on Tuesday night. This is a problem.

  8. No, seven inning games are not a solution to baseball’s problems

    Jul 17, 2014, 3:03 PM EDT

    Tombstone

    There is some lower-level Baseball Is Dyingism in a recent column by Dan Bickley. It’s similar to a lot of Baseball Is Dyingism.

  9. HBT Daily: The second half’s headlines today

    Jul 17, 2014, 1:06 PM EDT

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    And a look at the first half’s biggest takeaway

  10. Some new research could upset some long-held notions about hot streaks

    Jul 17, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Some old conventional wisdom — seemingly debunked by older studies — may have new currency thanks to a new one.

  11. Shockingly, Bob Uecker was not the best scout in the history of baseball

    Jul 17, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    Bob Uecker

    If I knew it was gonna be this kind of party I would’ve stuck my scouting reports in the mashed potatoes.

  12. Must-click link: The Many Crimes of Mel Hall

    Jul 17, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

    Mel Hall

    A harrowing read about a monster who was allowed to get way too close to way too many young girls.

  13. There will be a two-hour special on Tommy John injuries on MLB Network Radio tonight

    Jul 17, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

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    The story of the year may be elbow injuries. Tonight a special will air on Sirius/XM exploring them.

  14. MLB, Fox release a joint statement about the lack of a Tony Gwynn tribute on Tuesday night

    Jul 17, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT

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    I still don’t think the lack of a Gwynn tribute was a capital offense. But MLB and Fox’s choice of words here is somewhat ironic.

  15. Baseball is dying, you guys

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    Tombstone

    This is so sad. It looked so healthy, too.

  16. Looking ahead to the second half of the season

    Jul 16, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    What contenders are just a pretenders? Who needs to make a big trade? Who actually WILL make a big trade? Come on in for all of your second half preview needs.

  17. Watch Derek Jeter tell Joe Buck to get the heck out of the clubhouse

    Jul 16, 2014, 9:23 AM EDT

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    Just because you can go into the clubhouse Joe, doesn’t mean anyone wants you there.

  18. Fox says it honored Tony Gwynn during All-Star pregame programming

    Jul 16, 2014, 8:26 AM EDT

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    A lot of people are angry at Fox and MLB for allegedly slighting Tony Gwynn. Fox says it did too honor him.

  19. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 16, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

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    One game score. And one fun little Internet thing.

  20. American League beats National League 5-3 in 2014 All-Star Game; Mike Trout named MVP

    Jul 15, 2014, 11:32 PM EDT

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    A rocky start, a grooved pitch, a fond farewell and the granting of home field advantage in the World Series to the Junior Circuit.

  21. Maybe they shoulda started Clayton Kershaw, you guys

    Jul 15, 2014, 8:47 PM EDT

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    Attention Cardinals fans: this thread is for you.

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