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Craig Calcaterra

  1. The Cubs are talking to Jeff Samardzija about a long term deal

    Jun 17, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

    Chicago Cubs Photo Day

    I’m mostly happy that I get to use this pic. Oh my God, this pic.

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

    Jun 17, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT

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    The Royals are knocking on the door of first place after knocking a former Cy Young Award and MVP winner around pretty good.

  3. Video: Tony Gwynn using VCRs to scout pitchers on “This Week in Baseball” in 1989

    Jun 16, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

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    Featuring some fantastically retro technology. That still helped the dude win eight batting titles.

  4. Wanna buy a used Hank the Dog water bowl?

    Jun 16, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

    Hank the Dog

    The former stray has gone Hollywood.

  5. HBT Daily: Youth is served

    Jun 16, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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    There are a great many amazing rookies in major league baseball this season.

  6. Tony Gwynn attributed his cancer to chewing tobacco

    Jun 16, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

    Gwynn

    Tony Gwynn’s sad death was likely a wholly preventable one.

  7. What they’re saying about the passing of Tony Gwynn

    Jun 16, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    If you’re looking for an unkind word about Tony Gwynn among those who knew him, played against him, played under him, covered him or merely watched him play, well, you’re going to be looking for a long, long time.

  8. Bud Selig issues a statement about the passing of Tony Gwynn

    Jun 16, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT

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    “The greatest Padre ever and one of the most accomplished hitters that our game has ever known.”

  9. Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died at 54

    Jun 16, 2014, 11:26 AM EDT

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    He was one of the greatest hitters, and one of the most loved players, of all time.

  10. Pete Rose thinks Bud Selig will reinstate him. He may not be crazy.

    Jun 16, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    It may not happen, but the optics and politics of a Pete Rose pardon as Bud Selig walks out the door are . . . intriguing.

  11. The Braves are considering calling up Christian Bethancourt

    Jun 16, 2014, 10:32 AM EDT

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    He’s a catcher. And Evan Gattis’ bat is essential. So that would make Gattis an outfielder. At least in name.

  12. Dylan Bundy had a good rehab start

    Jun 16, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Baltimore Orioles

    The Orioles’ former top prospect could aid their playoff chances in the second half.

  13. All-Star voting update: Puig, McCutchen, and Stanton are 1-2-3- in the NL outfield

    Jun 16, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

    2014 All-Star Game logo

    In the National League, star power is coinciding pretty well with 2014 hitting stats.

  14. Logan Morrison got into a fight with a baseball bat. The bat won.

    Jun 16, 2014, 8:18 AM EDT

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    Breakin’ bats in the hot sun . . . he fought the bat and the bat won, he fought the bat and the bat won.

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

    Jun 16, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    DJ LeMahieu

    Three days, three come-from-behind wins for the Rockies over the Giants.

  16. Yasiel Puig flipped his bat on a walk, almost took out the catcher and umpire

    Jun 15, 2014, 7:35 AM EDT

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    Puig is taking bat-flipping to new highs. Or maybe lows.

  17. Randy Choate got the win after throwing one pitch

    Jun 14, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT

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    Pitcher wins are the best stat ever.

  18. Jimmy Rollins is open to a trade

    Jun 14, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Rollins has the last personal milestone he might reasonably expect to achieve in a Phillies uniform. Now he may be willing to wear another team’s colors.

  19. I think the Tigers have solved their shortstop problem

    Jun 14, 2014, 9:24 PM EDT

    Eugenio Suarez

    In eight games, Eugenio Suarez is hitting .400/.500/1.000.

  20. The Rockies stun the Giants with a ninth-inning, two-run inside-the-park home run

    Jun 14, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

    Brandon Barnes

    Not your typical game-winning RBI. That is, if game-winning-RBIs were still an official thing.

  21. R.A. Dickey leaves game early with groin tightness

    Jun 14, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey

    The former CY Young winner could miss some time.

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