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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Madison Bumgarner didn’t exactly start 2015 the way he ended 2014

    Mar 3, 2015, 3:54 PM EDT

    Madison Bumgarner

    Unless someone gets injured, spring training game results don’t matter a bit. But they are a reminder that everyone starts from square one each season. No matter how well they ended the season before.

  2. The Pirates have new matte batting helmets and they’re amazing

    Mar 3, 2015, 1:34 PM EDT

    Gregory Polanco

    Also: there is baseball — honest to goodness baseball — on TV right now.

  3. Meanwhile in Maryvale: Brewers starters have some sweet bathrobes

    Mar 3, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT

    Brewers logo

    As a man who knows from hanging around in loungewear all day, I can tell you: this is cool.

  4. Joba Chamberlain’s son had a lot to do with him signing back with the Tigers

    Mar 3, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT

    Joba Chamberlain

    The million a year helped, but Chamberlain’s son provided the definitive push back to Detroit.

  5. Victor Martinez thinks he’ll be ready for Opening Day

    Mar 3, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    Which would be a little ahead of schedule.

  6. Baseball media is rooted in public relations just as much as it is rooted in news

    Mar 3, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    press hat

    A nice history lesson from Jack Moore at The Hardball Times.

  7. Russell Martin made a point to emulate Derek Jeter . . . and Joey Votto

    Mar 3, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    Russell Martin

    Reds fans may wonder why anyone would WANT to be like Votto, but everyone who doesn’t listen to Marty Brennaman knows that Votto is a pretty swell guy to emulate.

  8. Curt Schilling lowers the boom on some men tweeting threats against his daughter

    Mar 3, 2015, 7:08 AM EDT

    Curt Schilling

    Twitter does a pretty bad job of policing threats of violence against women. Curt Schilling does a much, much better job.

  9. Josh Reddick gave up his number to Billy Butler for an X-Box

    Mar 2, 2015, 5:12 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Toronto Blue Jays

    Seems a bit light as far as these things go.

  10. The Yankees have a lot of retired numbers. Other teams should try to be more like them.

    Mar 2, 2015, 4:26 PM EDT

    Retired numbers

    Trammell and Whitaker in Detroit? Carter and Hernandez with the Mets?

  11. Charlie Brown: the worst manager of all time?

    Mar 2, 2015, 9:15 AM EDT

    Pow

    Patrick Dubuque of The Hardball Times mounts an in-depth study of the Peanuts’ Gang’s manager.

  12. John Baker, Jeremy Brown, coal mines and class

    Mar 2, 2015, 8:17 AM EDT

    Coal Miners

    The lives of a couple of “Moneyball” players serves as a jumping off point for a good Monday morning rant.

  13. The Pittsburgh Pirates issued a statement about “Jihadi John” wearing their cap

    Feb 27, 2015, 4:51 PM EDT

    pirates logo

    Note: they’re not fans of this particular bit of product placement.

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