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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Your tax returns are nowhere near as complicated as pro athletes’ tax returns

    Apr 15, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT


    Things we non-athletes never have to ask ourselves: “Where did I put that receipt for my hyperbaric chamber?”

  2. Happy Jackie Robinson Day

    Apr 15, 2015, 9:49 AM EDT

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    Today marks baseball’s most important anniversary.

  3. The new turf at Rogers Centre is slow

    Apr 15, 2015, 9:24 AM EDT

    Rogers Centre

    A wise man once said: if a cow can’t eat it, I’m not playing on it.

  4. Nelson Cruz has homered in four straight games

    Apr 15, 2015, 9:01 AM EDT

    Nelson Cruz

    Five overall, as Cruz has apparently not missed a beat since last season.

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

    Apr 15, 2015, 7:28 AM EDT

    Blake Treinen

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one: the Nationals defense stunk.

  6. Brandon Workman to see Dr. James Andrews

    Apr 14, 2015, 5:03 PM EDT

    Brandon Workman

    The Red Sox swingman was in Pawtucket, but figured to contribute to the big club sometime this year.

  7. Yasiel Puig says he wants to cut down on bat flips. This is tragic.

    Apr 14, 2015, 3:11 PM EDT

    Puig Bat Flip

    Turns out that, in reality, he DOES want to respect the game.

  8. The Indians sign Jhoulys Chacin, DFA Shaun Marcum

    Apr 14, 2015, 1:27 PM EDT

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    The former Rockies pitcher is coming back from shoulder issues and a bad spring.

  9. When it comes to Josh Hamilton, Arte Moreno is a craven opportunist, not a “smart businessman”

    Apr 14, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT

    Arte Moreno

    The fallacy in which a “smart business decision” is equated with “good behavior.”

  10. Why are baseball games nine innings long?

    Apr 14, 2015, 11:33 AM EDT

    Old baseball team

    It’s a story of exclusivity of a men’s club. And an odd desire for irrational symmetry.

  11. Yasiel Puig tweaked his hamstring

    Apr 14, 2015, 11:03 AM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    He looked OK dumping water on Alex Guerrero, though.

  12. Madison Bumgarner delivered the Giants World Series banner on a horse

    Apr 14, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

    Madison Bumgarner horse

    The Giants home opener was a quaint, understated affair featuring horseback riding pitchers and someone singing “We are the Champions”

  13. The Yankees are totally pretending that A-Rod isn’t nearing Willie Mays’ home run total

    Apr 14, 2015, 9:44 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    For an encore they’re going to prove that black is white and get themselves killed on the next zebra crossing.

  14. “We no longer need the terrorists. We’re now so good at terrorizing ourselves.”

    Apr 14, 2015, 9:20 AM EDT

    Metal Detector

    A security expert explains why putting metal detectors at the ballpark is ineffective, cynical and dumb.

  15. MLB’s tampering investigation into the Cubs hiring of Joe Maddon plods on

    Apr 14, 2015, 8:55 AM EDT

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    It’s a complicated case, Maude. A lotta ins, a lotta outs. And certain things have come to light. He hired himself, man! Did that ever occur to you?

  16. Orioles fan, who is not at all a jackwagon, turns his back for every A-Rod at bat

    Apr 14, 2015, 8:25 AM EDT

    Pay attention

    One guy draws attention to himself, thinks he’s more important than everyone else and doesn’t follow rules. The other one is the Yankees DH.

  17. A highly subjective and judgmental ranking of major league and Triple-A cities

    Apr 13, 2015, 9:15 PM EDT


    Not a straight ranking. Rather, a ranking of which Triple-A cities represent the biggest falloff from their major league affiliates.

  18. The Dodgers essentially paid $2.75 million for a competitive balance draft pick

    Apr 13, 2015, 5:07 PM EDT

    Ryan Webb

    You can’t buy draft picks and you can only trade a narrow swath of them. But the Dodgers decided to think outside the box.

  19. Mookie Betts is having a great day so far. The Nationals: not so much

    Apr 13, 2015, 4:37 PM EDT

    Mookie Betts

    It’s ugly in Fenway for the Nats. But Mookie is having a wonderful day.

  20. The Rockies have removed LaTroy Hawkins from the closer role

    Apr 13, 2015, 4:03 PM EDT

    LaTroy Hawkins

    He has blown two saves in three appearances.

  21. Video: Ben Revere made a great diving catch to rob Curtis Granderson

    Apr 13, 2015, 3:39 PM EDT

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    The Superman is real. And he plays for the Philadelphia Phillies.

  22. Watch a Mets fan throw a beer on Grady Sizemore

    Apr 13, 2015, 3:03 PM EDT

    Citi Field

    This dog seems well-behaved. Too bad some of the humans inside the park aren’t.

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