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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Home plate collisions of yesteryear were the exception, not the rule

    Jul 1, 2014, 10:32 AM EDT

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    The game is always changing. Even if people tell you otherwise.

  2. The Rays set the strikeout record for a single month

    Jul 1, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

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    In a good way: it was their pitchers, not their hitters.

  3. Mike Hessman sets the International League home run record

    Jul 1, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

    Mike Hessman

    “Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.” — Thomas Gray. Or William Cullen Bryant. I don’t know, I get them mixed up.

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

    Jul 1, 2014, 6:34 AM EDT

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    Every ten years or so, the Tigers get a walkoff grand slam. Like, every ten years or so, basically to the week.

  5. Former Mets GM Frank Cashen has died

    Jun 30, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

    Frank Cashen

    Cashen helped build three World Series winning teams and five pennant winners overall.

  6. Some initial thoughts about the Astros’ security breach

    Jun 30, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT

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    This is a sexy story. But it’s not one with legs. Or with any real lessons outside of coming up with stronger passwords.

  7. Someone hacked the Astros’ “Ground Control” database and got their internal trade discussions

    Jun 30, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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    They could’ve had Ichiro. They could’ve had Giancarlo Stanton. They wanted the world for Bud Norris. Oh, and by the way, the fact that we know this means that someone probably broke the law.

  8. HBT Daily: The Dodgers’ annual June surge has them in first place once again

    Jun 30, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

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    After a rocky start to the 2014 season, the Dodgers are tied for first place in the NL West with the Giants. Today we look at their June jump.

  9. Baseball is dying, you guys

    Jun 30, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    Tombstone

    Major League Baseball: 1876-2014. Died after a long illness, contracted in around 1877 or so.

  10. Manny Machado’s five-game suspension upheld on appeal

    Jun 30, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

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    The Rangers and Red Sox won’t get to see much of Machdo this week.

  11. “The vast majority of Hall Fame autographs are forged”

    Jun 30, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    New York Yankees' Rodriguez signs autographs for a fan after reporting to the Yankees' minor league baseball complex in Tampa

    If you didn’t see ‘em sign it, assume it’s a fake.

  12. Albert Pujols has a swollen lymph node in his groin

    Jun 30, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

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    The aches keep on coming for El Hombre

  13. That’s unusual: The Nationals and Cubs had a scheduled day off yesterday

    Jun 30, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT

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    Maybe the league should schedule these things more often?

  14. The Dodgers have erased a nine and a half game deficit in 21 days

    Jun 30, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    Just like they did in 2013, the Dodgers have shifted into a higher gear in June.

  15. Video: Jackie Bradley, Jr. gunned down Carlos Beltran at home

    Jun 30, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

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    Jackie Bradley, Jr. has had some problems adjusting to the major league level. Not on defense, though.

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

    Jun 30, 2014, 6:23 AM EDT

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    Clayton Kershaw continues to dominate. And the Dodgers find themselves in a virtual tie for first place in the NL West.

  17. Pirates, Gregory Polanco are far apart in contract talks

    Jun 28, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Could you turn down a guaranteed $75 million? Gregory Polanco has. And may continue to do so, for good reason.

  18. Evan Gattis left the game with back spasms last night

    Jun 28, 2014, 10:52 AM EDT

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    He’s day-to-day. At least that’s what the Braves hope.

  19. Ronald Belisario is out as White Sox closer

    Jun 28, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Ronald Belisario

    It’s really not important who the closer is on a last place team. Well, except for the closer that is.

  20. A sweet double play down in single-A

    Jun 28, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Shovel throws are cool. Jump-throws are cool. Plays containing both of them are really, really cool.

  21. Video: Josh Harrison escaped in a crazy rundown last night

    Jun 28, 2014, 8:45 AM EDT

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    He’s out, right? He ran out of the baseline, didn’t he?

  22. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jun 28, 2014, 7:33 AM EDT

    Jose Abreu

    Jose Abreu went deep twice and finished the night tied for the major league lead in homers with 25.

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