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  1. UPDATE: It was no temper tantrum for Shane Victorino

    Jul 8, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Philadelphia Phillies

    UPDATE:  The earlier incarnation of this story referring to Shane Victorino getting mad at being placed seventh in the order and then being scratched by Charlie Manuel is, as they say, no longer operative. That report came from Rob Parent, the sports editor of the Delco Times. After it came out, Charlie Manuel denied it, saying…

  2. Tim Lincecum was shelled again

    Jul 8, 2012, 4:55 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Pittsburgh Pirates

    It’s not often a guy can give up six runs in three and a third innings and say that he improved over his last start, but Tim Lincecum can. Five days after giving up eight runs in three and a third innings to the Nationals, Lincecum went out today against the Pirates and gave up six…

  3. Andrelton Simmons has a broken pinkie finger

    Jul 8, 2012, 4:24 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Atlanta Braves

    Bad news for the Braves heading into the break: a break. In shortstop Andrleton Simmons’ pinkie finger, that is. Simmons did it when he slid into second base in the fourth inning of today’s game against the Phillies. Technically speaking he has been diagnosed with a fracture of the fifth metacarpal on his right hand. Simmons,…

  4. Instant Karma: Fan smacked by foul ball while messing with his phone

    Jul 8, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

    Fan foul ball

    This happened Friday evening, so I suppose it’s fair to say that the fan who was hit by this foul ball at the Reds-Padres game couldn’t be bothered to read that thing we posted about lousy wireless service at ballgames. If he had, he would have kept his phone in his pocket and wouldn’t have…

  5. MLB yelled at the Red Sox for replaying a close play on the Fenway scoreboard

    Jul 8, 2012, 2:52 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

    In the bottom of the sixth of the first game of yesterday’s Sox-Yankees doubleheader, David Ortiz was doubled off first base when Adrian Gonzalez flied out to Andruw Jones. It was a close play and, on first glance, it looked like Mark Teixeira was pulled off the bag when leaping for the relay throw. So,…

  6. Why your wireless service sucks at the ballgame

    Jul 6, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

    Cell Phone

    If you’re one of the people who have become addicted to your phone, you likely get a great deal of stress when you go to the ballpark and can’t get cell phone service. At least for the data. But don’t blame your provider, because it sucks for pretty much everyone. Some smart young men and…

  7. Quote of the Day: Luke Scott

    Jul 6, 2012, 4:20 PM EDT

    Luke Scott Getty

    Luke Scott is on an 0 for 39 slump.  As you can expect, he’s got some deep thoughts on the matter: “Does it weigh heavy on my heart? Oh my gosh. I’d say if I wasn’t a Christian man, I’d be an alcoholic or something — this is something that would have driven me to drink.”…

  8. The Rockies are willing to deal Marco Scutaro

    Jul 6, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v St. Louis Cardinals

    Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Rockies are willing to deal Marco Scutaro but the price is “high.” Frankly, the Rockies should be dealing anyone not named Tulowitzki, Gonzalez or Fowler because this stuff just isn’t working. If you want Scutaro, you’ll be getting a middle infielder who is hitting .283/.334/.382 on the year.

  9. The Anti-All Stars

    Jul 6, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Chicago Cubs

    Every year Scott Miller of CBS Sports.com puts out his version of the Razzies to Major League Baseball’s Oscars. It’s his Anti-All Stars team, collecting the worst and dimmest the league had to offer at each position. His new one is out now. Mariners fans and Yankees-haters will take note that despite all the early…

  10. The Tigers are interested in Matt Garza

    Jul 6, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    matt garza getty

    Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Tigers are interested in Matt Garza, though there are no serious talks yet. This is not the first time they’ve been here. Back in January David Kaplan of CSNChicago.com reported that the two teams were “down the road in talks” regarding Garza and nothing came of it. Garza is 4-7…

  11. Brian Cashman’s stalker to be released from jail

    Jul 6, 2012, 12:33 PM EDT

    Louise Neathway

    If Brian Cashman hasn’t changed his phone number already, now would be a good time to do so: A woman accused of stalking New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is poised to get out of jail after five months behind bars. Prosecutors and a Manhattan judge signed off Thursday on Louise Neathway’s $300,000 bond package…

  12. Apparently people want to smell like the New York Yankees

    Jul 6, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

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    Macy’s started selling Yankees Cologne a few months ago. And it’s a big hit: Industry sources said Cloudbreak will sell $12 million to $14 million of the Yankees cologne — $62 for a 3.4-ounce bottle — and the similarly priced “Yankees For Her” perfume by year’s end. Cloudbreak Group CEO Tom Butkiewicz would not confirm…

  13. Daniel Bard is getting worse

    Jul 6, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

    Daniel Bard

    Daniel Bard’s trip back to the minors to get his head back on straight is not working. And last night he may have had his worst outing so far this year, majors or minors. He cam in to last night’s game with two men on and no one out. Then he hit the first batter…

  14. Wanna buy a Lou Gehrig home run ball?

    Jul 6, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    SPORT RIPKEN

    It’s a significant one too: A Connecticut family is selling a baseball that New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig hit a home run with in the 1928 World Series. Elizabeth Gott, a Stamford resident, says she’s selling the ball on behalf of her 30-year-old son, Michael. She says the proceeds will be used to pay off his…

  15. The Nats may make a splash at the trade deadline

    Jul 6, 2012, 9:46 AM EDT

    Image (1) Washington-Nationals-logo.gif for post 4967

    Jon Paul Morosi spoke with Nationals owner Mark Lerner, and Lerner made it pretty clear that, when it comes to the trade deadline and, more generally, improving the team, money is no real object: “We’ve never let dollars get in the way of us making decisions that will help this organization … That will always be…

  16. A U.S.-Cuba baseball series resumes

    Jul 6, 2012, 9:15 AM EDT

    Cuba

    We sent some college kids to Havana to resume a series that has been on hiatus since 1996: A team of college stars representing the United States faced off with a veteran Cuban national squad in Havana, reviving a series between two baseball-crazy nations 16 years after it was called off at a nadir in…

  17. Kansas City residents upset that it took an All-Star Game to address blight

    Jul 6, 2012, 8:53 AM EDT

    Kansas City Blight

    Things to read while you sit shocked — SHOCKED! — that people who live in the poorer areas of Ohio, West Virginia and Virginia are having to wait much longer than people who live in the wealthier areas to have their power restored following last week’s storms: Kansas City’s efforts to make a good impression…

  18. A fan yelled racist stuff at Carl Crawford on his rehab assignment

    Jul 6, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    Carl Crawford Getty

    Carl Crawford is bound to take a lot of boos and jeers from Red Sox fans until he starts producing for the big club. But one dude in New Hampshire took it up (or down) a notch during Crawford’s rehab game against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in Manchester last night: The fan — who…

  19. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 6, 2012, 5:50 AM EDT

    New York Mets manager Collins congratulates Wright on hitting a walk off single to beat the Philadelphia Phillies in their MLB National League baseball game at Citi Field in New York

    Mets 6, Phillies 5: The R.A. Dickey vs. Cole Hamels matchup didn’t pan out as some expected, but David Wright took care of things, going 3 for 5 with four RBI including the game winner. Cardinals 6, Rockies 2: Lance Lynn had been skidding but the Rockies cured his ills. The Rockies cure everyone’s ills.…

  20. Ryan Howard expected to return from disabled list Friday

    Jul 5, 2012, 10:59 PM EDT

    Ryan Howard

    UPDATE: Ryan Howard confirmed on his Twitter account that he will rejoin the Phillies on Friday. Read more details regarding Howard’s return on CSNPhilly.com. 10:30 PM: According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, Howard is now “likely” to be activated from the disabled list tomorrow to play against the Braves. 5:32 PM: Ruben Amaro and Charlie…

  21. Yu Darvish and David Freese win The Final Vote, and now baseball needs to fix the All-Star Game

    Jul 5, 2012, 4:58 PM EDT

    All Star Game Logo

    The suspense was killing you, I’m sure: And the #FinalVote winners are … Yu Darvish and David Freese! Watch them in the #ASG on FOX on July 10. And thanks again for voting! — MLB (@MLB) July 5, 2012 Good for them. Even better for Bryce Harper when, inevitably, a member of the NL squad…

  22. Bryce Harper wants to be an EMT

    Jul 5, 2012, 3:31 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Bryce Harper signed a $9.9 million deal when he was drafted, so unless he invests in night clubs, record labels and large entourages, he’s probably not gonna need a second job one day.  But if he does work in another field, he knows which one it will be: If you weren’t playing ball, what would you be…

  23. Reggie Jackson doesn’t think Puckett, Carter, Sutton, Niekro or Rice should be in the Hall of Fame

    Jul 5, 2012, 2:59 PM EDT

    Reggie Jackson

    Reggie Jackson spoke with Phil Taylor of Sports Illustrated recently. And, in addition to voicing a bunch of strong opinions about players who have used PEDs — he thinks if a PED guy got elected to the Hall of Fame, “no members would attend” the induction — he talks about some of his contemporaries’ Hall…

  24. A.J. Pierzynski speaks about his reputation as a clubhouse cancer and overall jerkface

    Jul 5, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    Barrett Pierzynski Getty

    A.J. Pierzynski has a reputation as a clubhouse cancer. That’s not just some broad opinion. One of his teammates on the San Francisco Giants actually called him a cancer back in 2004.  Apart from that, he’s always at the top of “most hated” lists and stuff. But Pierzynski wants to set the record straight: “Basically…

  25. Roger Clemens is not naive

    Jul 5, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Former baseball star Roger Clemens smiles as he walks outside Federal District Court in Washington

    At least that’s what his lawyer says: Clemens adamantly denied using either substance at a 2008 congressional hearing and added that “no matter what we discuss here today, I’m never going to have my name restored.” Hardin said that’s still the case. “Roger is not naive,” Hardin said in a telephone interview this week. “I…

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