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Craig Calcaterra

  1. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 24, 2014, 7:01 AM EDT

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    The Rays stay hot, the Yankees get an assist from Mother Nature and Mike Moustakas showed us how to jar a bar loose from the catcher’s mitt without breaking the home plate collision rules.

  2. Pitchers who leave the Diamondbacks get better. Pitchers they acquire get worse.

    Jul 23, 2014, 5:33 PM EDT

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    Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic has some enlightening numbers about what’s gone wrong with the Diamondbacks.

  3. Cameron Maybin suspended for 25 games for amphetamines

    Jul 23, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT

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    I’m guessing this is not a prank by the Padres minor leaguers.

  4. Meanwhile, in the comic books

    Jul 23, 2014, 11:37 AM EDT

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    Remembering when the Avengers played baseball in the Astrodome

  5. Jacob deGrom continues to be ridiculous

    Jul 23, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    The converted shortstop is on a roll.

  6. L.J. Hoes hit a homer for his mom last night

    Jul 23, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Jeez, Mrs. Hoes. You should’ve asked sooner!

  7. Verducci: baseball should think about an “illegal defense” rule to combat shifts

    Jul 23, 2014, 9:28 AM EDT

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    One of baseball’s top analysts advocates for one of the dumber ideas you’ll hear in a long while.

  8. Ryan Zimmerman leaves Nats game with a strained hamstring

    Jul 23, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT

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    Zimmerman has missed 44 games this year. He’s about to miss more.

  9. Chase Headley plays the hero in his first game in pinstripes

    Jul 23, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    Off the plane a half hour before game time, the hero by midnight.

  10. Photo: Jack White really enjoyed the Cubs game last night

    Jul 23, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

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    A seven nation army couldn’t cheer him up.

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

    Jul 23, 2014, 7:17 AM EDT

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    Jonathan Lucory hit two homers last night, including the walkoff.

  12. Kirk Gibson gives a jerky kind of “no-comment” on the Brandon McCarthy cutter controversy

    Jul 22, 2014, 4:31 PM EDT

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    Apparently, one does not ask Kirk Gibson about the decisions he and his coaching staff make about on-the-field decisions.

  13. Rob Manfred “heavily favored” to be Bud Selig’s replacement

    Jul 22, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    After a bit of a dance, it seems like the early favorite to take over for Bud Selig is the favorite when it really matters.

  14. Roy Halladay really loves Chase Utley

    Jul 22, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

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    The softer side of Roy Halladay.

  15. Changes to official scorers rulings have tripled in recent years

    Jul 22, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Murray Chass — yes, Murray Chass — has an excellent article about this today.

  16. The guy with the curly-W beard is . . . awesome?

    Jul 22, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

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    That’s some real Nattitude right there.

  17. Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow has a degenerative muscle disease

    Jul 22, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Non-fatal, but serious enough to where, after eight years, he is going public.

  18. Roenis Elias leaves game with arm issues

    Jul 22, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT

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    He’s not at the top of the M’s rotation, but no contender wants to lose a pitcher.

  19. The Phillies are telling teams Cole Hamels is not available

    Jul 22, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    A big lefty on the market would bring a nice return. But the Phillies aren’t putting their big lefty on the market.

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