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Craig Calcaterra

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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.”

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

    Jun 20, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez AP

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

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

    Jun 20, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    Alex Wood

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

  7. Great Moments In Living with the NFL Hegemony

    Jun 20, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    Deflated Football

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

  8. 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!

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

    Jun 20, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

    Rahm Emanuel

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Video: Watch Matt Joyce’s batting practice trick shot

    Jun 20, 2014, 9:14 AM EDT

    Matt Joyce

    I’m assuming this is one you’ve never seen before.

  13. The union does not plan on pushing for or agreeing to a smokeless tobacco ban

    Jun 20, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

    Tony Clark

    Tony Clark is not inclined to change baseball’s course with respect to the stuff.

  14. Brandon Phillips gives a ball to a heckling fan signed “Dear Drunk Guy . . .”

    Jun 20, 2014, 8:19 AM EDT

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    Phillips doesn’t always take criticism well. But this time he did.

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

    Jun 20, 2014, 7:11 AM EDT

    Zack Wheeler

    Two of the most promising young arms in baseball met last night. But Zack Wheeler got the best of Andrew Heaney on the occasion of the latter’s major league debut.

  16. Video: Cool walkoff, bro: Nick Swisher hits a grand slam to win it in the 10th

    Jun 19, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Swisher did the damage, but Mike Scioscia and his shaky bullpen laid the groundwork.

  17. MLB, the MLBPA announce the creation of the Puerto Rico Summer League

    Jun 19, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT

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    A new effort to revive an old pipeline of talent.

  18. HBT Daily: Kershaw’s no-no was one for the ages

    Jun 19, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw no-hitter

    Clayton Kershaw made all of the superlatives spill out of my pie-hole today.

  19. Carlos Quentin might waive his no-trade clause

    Jun 19, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

    Carlos Quentin Getty

    It’s a down year for Quentin, but could he help a contender?

  20. David Ortiz whined about an official scorer’s ruling yesterday

    Jun 19, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT

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    You’d think a Hall of Fame caliber player with multiple World Series rings would let a lone judgment call by an official scorer go. If so, you’d think wrong.

  21. As you predicted: Alfredo Simon leads the NL with 10 wins

    Jun 19, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

    Alfredo SImon AP

    Moving Simon to the rotation wasn’t a gigantic gamble, but it is one that is paying off quite nicely for the Reds.

  22. Here come the Dodgers. Again.

    Jun 19, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    Some teams have a “June Swoon.” The Dodgers have the exact opposite of that, it seems.

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