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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Corey Kluber is miffed he didn’t get to throw warmup pitches during a replay review

    Aug 28, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

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    He feels like the current rules make a pitcher guess as to how long the replay review will last and thus force him to gamble on whether or not to throw warmup pitches.

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

    Aug 28, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw

    Every fifth day I wake up in the morning and see another impressive Clayton Kershaw pitching line.

  3. Adam Wainwright has a “dead arm”

    Aug 27, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

    Wainwright

    Which, despite the name of it, usually isn’t as serious as a lot of other stuff that can afflict pitchers.

  4. Jury awards Jose Offerman’s bat attack victim $940,000

    Aug 27, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

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    Offerman ended a man’s career by hitting him with a bat. Now he has to pay for it.

  5. Great Moments in Drug Testing and Punishment: The NFL Edition

    Aug 27, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

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    The league that has no HGH testing and never gets criticized for its drug policies, has suspended a guy for a year for using a substance that is legal in two of the 22 states in which the NFL operates.

  6. HBT Daily: Alex Gordon and the Royals keep on rolling

    Aug 27, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Alex Gordon and the Royals fly under the radar, but here they are, on top of the AL Central.

  7. Twenty-two top-100 prospects named to the Arizona Fall League

    Aug 27, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT

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    The young stars will shine in the Arizona sun.

  8. We are in the Golden Age of Awful Ceremonial First Pitches

    Aug 27, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Another doozy was uncorked in Houston last night.

  9. Andrew McCutchen expects to play today

    Aug 27, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    The Pirates need McCutchen more than any playoff contender needs any single player.

  10. Daniel Hudson pitched last night. He may be pitching in the big leagues again soon

    Aug 27, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks

    A guy who has been snakebitten is on his way back to the Snakes.

  11. John Rocker to join the cast of “Survivor”

    Aug 27, 2014, 9:23 AM EDT

    John Rocker

    We may not have reached the bottom of the barrel yet, but man, we’re getting close.

  12. Cole Hamels is the latest Phillies player who is irked at Ryne Sandberg

    Aug 27, 2014, 9:07 AM EDT

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    Hamels was removed from last night’s game before he wanted to be. And was all passive-aggressive about it in interviews afterward.

  13. Ned Yost calls out Royals fans for some reason

    Aug 27, 2014, 8:32 AM EDT

    Ned Yost

    There’s cool stuff going on in Kansas City right now. Maybe Ned Yost should focus on the cool stuff.

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

    Aug 27, 2014, 7:09 AM EDT

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    I don’t believe in destiny. I don’t believe in fate. I’m even pretty skeptical about momentum and the hot hand. But these Royals are testing my beliefs.

  15. Mark Cuban has Bud Selig derangement syndrome

    Aug 26, 2014, 5:35 PM EDT

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    Mark Cuban may have good reason not to like Bud Selig. But if he’s going to go after him, he should at least do so with facts, not fantasy.

  16. HBT Daily: How much time does Giancarlo Stanton have left in Miami?

    Aug 26, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Giancarlo Stanton may be the NL’s MVP this year. But he may be in the AL as soon as next year.

  17. Major League Baseball denies the Rays protest from Saturday’s game

    Aug 26, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    No reason was given. Probably because there’s no justification for not upholding the protest.

  18. ESPN’s Calvin Watkins doubles down on his Yu Darvish nonsense. Also fails to understand how the DL works.

    Aug 26, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    In which an ESPN analyst apparently believes that the disabled list is like the NFL’s injured reserve.

  19. Baseball on TV is 75 years old today

    Aug 26, 2014, 12:35 PM EDT

    old TV

    Complaining about baseball ratings turns 74 years, 364 days.

  20. The Dodgers, Angels and Royals have interest in Bartolo Colon

    Aug 26, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    Two of those make sense. And why the Angels didn’t claim him on waivers still doesn’t make sense to me.

  21. Kevin Towers says he and Tony La Russa are getting along great

    Aug 26, 2014, 10:36 AM EDT

    Kevin Towers

    Kevin Towers doesn’t sound like a guy who thinks he’s going to be fired.

  22. These days, the correlation between payroll and winning is historically weak

    Aug 26, 2014, 9:29 AM EDT

    Money Bag

    The idea that the Yankees or Red Sox could simply buy their way into contention was always overstated. But these days it’s basically baloney.

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