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Craig Calcaterra

  1. HBT Daily: Bud Selig’s legacy cemented with Rob Manfred’s election

    Aug 15, 2014, 1:11 PM EDT

    MLB Commissioner Bud Selig speaks during a news conference in New York

    Never pass up a chance to use the Smug Bud pic. Never.

  2. The most underrated players in baseball history

    Aug 15, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT

    Mickey Mantle AP

    Wait, why is Mickey Mantle’s pic on a post about underrated players?

  3. “How is Jerry Reinsdorf a loser? Let me count the ways”

    Aug 15, 2014, 9:48 AM EDT

    Reinsdorf, chairman of MLB team Chicago White Sox and NBA basketball team Chicago Bulls, smiles as he participates at the 2010 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills

    That’s the opener to Murray Chass’ excellent analysis of yesterday’s commissioner vote. An analysis which should be the blueprint for how one approaches issues relating to baseball’s owners and the game’s governance.

  4. Here’s today’s dose of barfy Derek Jeter sentiment

    Aug 15, 2014, 9:24 AM EDT

    Jeter Respect

    Why Derek Jeter deserves to play in October during his final season when most greats don’t is beyond me.

  5. HBT Daily: Remembering the 1994 strike

    Aug 15, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

    HBT Daily Logo

    Who wants to, right? Well, it’s a round-number anniversary, so we’re obligated by law to do so.

  6. Selig gets his man in Rob Manfred. And with it, his final triumph.

    Aug 15, 2014, 8:11 AM EDT

    MLB Commissioner Bud Selig speaks during a news conference in New York

    Bud Selig got his man. And in doing so, he has ensured his legacy.

  7. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 15, 2014, 7:05 AM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    Striking out 14 guys and/or scoring seven runs: strongly correlated with winning games.

  8. Mets minor leaguer suspended

    Aug 13, 2014, 5:36 PM EDT

    Police Blotter

    This is the city. Port St. Luice, Florida. I work here. I’m a urine tester.

  9. Yoenis Cespedes leaves game with a bruised hand

    Aug 13, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes

    I have a diabolical theory about how it happened.

  10. HBT Daily: How are the Mariners doing it? And can they keep it up?

    Aug 13, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    HBT Daily Logo

    Yesterday we talked about the surprise Kansas City Royals. Today it’s the surprise Seattle Mariners.

  11. Cubs fans have a way to drown their sorrows

    Aug 13, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

    cubs logo

    Personally, I’d prefer an Old Style.

  12. Baseball is dying, you guys

    Aug 13, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT


    Usually those who say that baseball is dying conveniently forget that, in 1994, it actually was in trouble. So this is all very interesting.

  13. Jon Lester says he’s not simply going to the highest bidder

    Aug 13, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT

    Jon Lester

    And Mike Hampton picked Colorado for the excellent schools.

  14. Baseball is designed to break your heart: Example 10,246,893

    Aug 13, 2014, 9:17 AM EDT

    Robbie Ray

    Twelve days ago the Tigers had the best rotation in baseball. Today they’re starting a dude named “Buck Farmer.”

  15. Chris Carter hits two homers, same fan catches both of them

    Aug 13, 2014, 8:59 AM EDT

    Chris Carter

    In other news, I still have not won the Mega Millions. :-(

  16. Jayson Werth clocked at 105 m.p.h. in a 55 zone, is charged with reckless driving

    Aug 13, 2014, 8:18 AM EDT

    Jayson Werth

    Apparently it’s not just immature young players who need to learn to respect the game who have a lead foot.

  17. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and hghlghts

    Aug 13, 2014, 7:16 AM EDT


    In the future, every pitcher will toss seven shutout innings for fifteen minutes — Andy Warhol.

  18. Rays minor leaguer Josh Sale is suspended. Again.

    Aug 12, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

    Josh Sale

    Josh Sale: still killing it in the minors.

  19. HBT Daily: The Royals are in first place. But for how long?

    Aug 12, 2014, 1:39 PM EDT

    HBT Daily Logo

    Jenna and I marvel at the first place Royals. But we wonder how long it will last.

  20. Sean Doolittle explains sabermetrics to you

    Aug 12, 2014, 12:03 PM EDT

    Sean Doolittle

    What’s Bip Roberts got to do with this again?

  21. Buck Showalter wants to give Derek Jeter a picture of the Jeffrey Maier home run as a retirement gift

    Aug 12, 2014, 10:33 AM EDT

    Maier home run

    I assume the amount of crap that Derek Jeter does not give about this quip is incalculable by current mathematics.

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