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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Why “Deflategate” would never happen in baseball

    Jan 27, 2015, 8:10 AM EDT

    Kenny Rogers Pine Tar

    No, it’s not “because the balls don’t have air inside them in baseball.” Though that is a good point.

  2. I don’t know if Dustin Pedroia is in the Best Shape of His life, but he IS posing with his shirt off

    Jan 26, 2015, 5:04 PM EDT

    pedroia getty

    Before cell phone cameras we just sat around and posed in the mirror. Now we can share that with everyone.

  3. The Brewers re-introduce the Beer Barrel Man

    Jan 26, 2015, 3:35 PM EDT

    Beer Barrel Man

    Now, if they’ll bring back the beer mug Bernie slides into, everything will be A-OK.

  4. A-Rod is going to apologize, you guys

    Jan 26, 2015, 2:42 PM EDT

    a-rod homer getty

    I’m sure you’ve been worried about whether he would.

  5. Wade Boggs shot a bull caribou without a license

    Jan 26, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

    Wade Boggs Horse

    Wade Boggs is . . . the World’s Most Interesting Man

  6. The Committee studying the A’s potential move to San Jose has . . . disbanded!

    Jan 26, 2015, 12:28 PM EDT

    a's logo

    If it was a human it would’ve almost made it to the first grade. But now it is dead, aged just short of six years.

  7. Baseball’s 15th greatest general manager knew a bargain veteran when he saw one

    Jan 26, 2015, 11:29 AM EDT

    Walt Jocketty

    If you made a trade with St. Louis in the 90s and 2000s, you likely got the bad end of that trade. Because of this guy.

  8. The Royals are monitoring James Shields

    Jan 26, 2015, 10:57 AM EDT

    James Shields

    Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you.

  9. The Yankees are going to try to get out of paying A-Rod his contract incentives

    Jan 26, 2015, 9:31 AM EDT

    alex rodriguez head

    Hey guys, if things break just right we may get another A-Rod lawsuit!

  10. Rob Manfred defends Fred Wilpon being put in charge of baseball’s finance committee

    Jan 26, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    File image of New York Mets chairman and CEO Fred Wilpon talking to reporters at a news conference in New York

    Short version: The man knows how to budget. Mets fans can’t dispute that.

  11. Reminder: eliminating defensive shifts is a dumb idea

    Jan 26, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    dodgers shift

    A solution in search of a problem. Or, at the very least, a solution that would be worse than the problem.

  12. Important: we have new data on Wade Boggs’ epic beer consumption

    Jan 26, 2015, 6:46 AM EDT

    Wade Boggs Devil Rays

    We are approaching the day when a Hall of Famer with over 3,000 hits and a career .328 batting average will be best known for knocking back cold ones.

  13. Ernie Banks, one of baseball’s greatest players and greatest ambassadors has died at age 83

    Jan 23, 2015, 11:15 PM EDT

    Ernie Banks

    There was only one Mr. Cub. And he was one of the greatest men in baseball history.

  14. I think we’re just about to the nadir off the offseason

    Jan 23, 2015, 4:09 PM EDT

    baseball grass

    A reason for optimism waddled past us a few moments ago.

  15. The Mariners introduce home alternate uniforms

    Jan 23, 2015, 1:44 PM EDT

    mariners logo

    I’m a sucker for the off-white home uniforms. Every team that wears them looks good in them.

  16. The Marlins to sign Ichiro Suzuki

    Jan 23, 2015, 12:23 PM EDT

    Ichiro Suzuki

    It has been long-rumored, now it appears to be happening.

  17. The 16th best GM of all time is . . . Theo.

    Jan 23, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT

    Theo Epstein

    When you go by your first name only, you need very little introduction.

  18. Jesus Montero is in The Best Shape of His Life, Part II

    Jan 23, 2015, 9:50 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Chicago Cubs

    It’s make or break time for the former top prospect. He’s at least trying to make it.

  19. James Shields would prefer to pitch on the west coast

    Jan 23, 2015, 9:30 AM EDT

    James Shields

    I’d prefer to work on the west coast too, but that’s not how life is working out. Maybe it’ll work out better for Big Game James.

  20. David Price would consider a long-term extension from the Tigers

    Jan 23, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    david price getty

    The first half of this season will mean a lot to both the Tigers and David Price’s future with them.

  21. The 2015 Braves have “gravitas” and “veteran leadership” and will have dirty uniforms. Just kill me now.

    Jan 23, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT

    Jonny Gomes scores

    I’m sorry, Mr. Calcaterra. All the tests are back. There’s no delicate way to put this, so I’ll just say it. Your team has . . . gravitas.

  22. Ted Lilly charged with felony insurance fraud

    Jan 23, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT

    ted lilly getty

    The former big leaguer could be facing prison time.

  23. Let’s talk about “Talk about . . . “

    Jan 22, 2015, 4:12 PM EDT

    hamilton presser getty

    Postgame interviews are kinda dumb. Here’s one reason why.

  24. Johan Santana has no structural damage in his shoulder

    Jan 22, 2015, 3:00 PM EDT

    National League New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana during first inning action in Washington

    He’s not dead yet. Just mostly dead.

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