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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Quote of the Day: The Dodgers are easy targets

    Jul 14, 2011, 5:40 PM EST

    Frank McCourt

    I didn’t watch the ESPY Awards. I hope I don’t have to explain why. Just know that I didn’t watch them.  So I missed Mike Seth Myers’* monologue. Which again, shouldn’t be a big deal, because Mike* Myers hasn’t been funny since at least 1997* for a long time. But when you have material as ripe…

  2. Major League Baseball has Bartolo Colon’s medical records

    Jul 14, 2011, 5:10 PM EST

    Bartolo Colon

    “OK, let’s open these up and take a look.  Hmmm … blood type … blood type … sir, it says ‘gravy’!” Major League Baseball has received medical records on Bartolo Colon‘s stem cell treatment. The New York Yankees pitcher had the treatment in the Dominican Republic in April 2010. Baseball spokesman Pat Courtney said the records were…

  3. David Ortiz, Kevin Gregg get four-game suspensions; others disciplined for Orioles-Red Sox brawl

    Jul 14, 2011, 3:40 PM EST

    David Ortiz, Kevin Gregg

    Major League Baseball has issued suspensions as a result of the ugliness between the Red Sox and the Orioles last week.  It breaks down as follows: David Ortiz and Kevin Gregg each have received four-game suspensions and undisclosed fines for their plunkings and fisticuffsmanship, such as it was; Mike Gonzalez gets a three-game suspension and…

  4. Comment of the Day: Don’t dismiss the Downtown Dodgers too quickly

    Jul 14, 2011, 3:15 PM EST

    Dodger Stadium

    I’ll admit, I’m still kind of steaming over that downtown Los Angeles Dodger Stadium thing I went on about this morning.  But I’ll also admit that, from a “could it happen” perspective, I may be looking at this too narrowly. My thinking (actually my outrage) is based on the fact that no solvent Dodgers owner…

  5. Must-Click Link: The 100 Worst Baseball Players of All Time: Part II

    Jul 14, 2011, 2:40 PM EST

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    We linked the first part of this yesterday and everyone seemed to like it, so be sure to go over to Deadspin today for Part II.  A taste: There is only one player on this list who has been sued by Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young and that player is Enos Cabell. The point here…

  6. You asked me questions on Twitter. So I shall answer them

    Jul 14, 2011, 1:34 PM EST

    The Question

    The weird questions-to-baseball questions ratio keeps getting larger. Which isn’t good for the video we do, but works just fine for this post.

  7. HBT Daily: Taking your Twitter questions

    Jul 14, 2011, 1:00 PM EST

    Brian Wilson and french fries on sandwiches? Yes please.

  8. Mistrial declared in Roger Clemens case

    Jul 14, 2011, 12:01 PM EST

    Roger Clemens

    UPDATE: On day two of what was supposed to be a long, arduous criminal trial of Roger Clemens, the judge has declared a mistrial. It’s over. For now anyway.  A hearing has been set for September 2nd when the entirety of the case will be revisited, but now everyone goes home. The judge was plain…

  9. Did Francisco Rodriguez’s old agent really mess up? Or is this just classic Scott Boras?

    Jul 14, 2011, 11:13 AM EST

    Francisco Rodriguez

    Last week Francisco Rodriguez switched agents, going from Paul Kinzer to Scott Boras, and a few days later he was traded to the Brewers.  Today David Waldstein has a report in the New York Times in which he says that Kinzer never submitted a no-trade list to the Mets, with the suggestion that (a) Kinzer screwed up; and (b)…

  10. Who had the more impressive streak: Joe DiMaggio or Ted Williams?

    Jul 14, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

    Ted Williams

    Oh, you didn’t know that Teddy Ballgame had a big streak of his own?  He did: he reached base in 84 straight games in 1949.  Cam Martin has the story over at The Post Game, and makes the case that we should really be thinking about Williams’ streak like we think about DiMaggio’s. Of course…

  11. Alderson: wins and losses will dictate what we do with Beltran

    Jul 14, 2011, 9:30 AM EST

    Carlos Beltran

    While there are a lot of reasons why it makes sense for the Mets to trade Carlos Beltran, Sandy Alderson said yesterday that his trade is not a fait accompli.  Rather, how the team plays in the next couple of weeks leading to the trading deadline will be the determining factor. Hmm. I wonder if…

  12. Terry Francona nails the central problem with the All-Star Game

    Jul 14, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Oakland Athletics

    The beauty of job security: you can tell the truth from time to time.  Here’s Terry Francona, pretty much hitting the nail on the head: “Maybe the significance of this game has run its course … I know what they were trying to do with the game, and I think they accomplished it, but maybe…

  13. The push for a new Dodger Stadium makes no sense whatsoever

    Jul 14, 2011, 8:30 AM EST

    Dodger Stadium

    So I read Matthew’s post on Major League Baseball exploring the possibility of a new downtown stadium for the Los Angeles Dodgers. And as I read it I had one of those strange quasi-out-of-body experiences in which you look around and then slap yourself and try to make sure you’re not dreaming. First thought: this…

  14. And That Happened: Classic!

    Jul 14, 2011, 5:30 AM EST

    Ruth Called Shot Baseball

    The only baseball recap containing references to the Bonus Army, Prohibition and Hoovernomics you’ll read today, guaranteed.

  15. Bryan Stow to have a say in the Dodgers’ bankruptcy

    Jul 13, 2011, 5:40 PM EST

    Image of Dodger Stadium beating victim Stow is shown on scoreboard before MLB National League baseball game between San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals in San Francisco, California

    Someone representing Bryan Stow’s interests — a family member or a lawyer — will be a member of the unsecured creditor’s committee in the Los Angeles Dodgers bankruptcy.  Other creditors on the committee — which approves decisions on behalf of those to whom the Dodgers owe unsecured debt — include the Players’ Association and KABC…

  16. Christian Lopez’s latest haul: a World Series ring

    Jul 13, 2011, 5:00 PM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    I’m struck by the notion that this kid should only get 15 minutes of fame. I’m also struck by the notion that I’ve probably written more about him than anyone, so if he’s overstaying his welcome in the public eye, it’s more my fault than his.  Eh, I can live with that. I’ve grown fond…

  17. Last night’s All-Star Game was the lowest-rated of all time

    Jul 13, 2011, 4:17 PM EST

    old TV

    Well, fewer people watched on TV in 1933, but I don’t think that will make anyone at MLB or Fox feel better. According to Sports Business Journal, Fox earned a 7.9 overnight Nielsen rating, which was the lowest ever.  It was down 13.2% from last year and down 24% from 2009. Low ratings compared to…

  18. Independent league baseball is awesome

    Jul 13, 2011, 3:30 PM EST

    Lake County logo

    A story in the Chicago Sun-Times a couple of days ago — just coming to my attention via a fun thread over at Baseball Think Factory — is seven shades of awesome. I’ll let you read it for yourself, but the critical components are as follows: Former Blue Jays manager Tim Johnson quitting before a…

  19. Curt Flood’s lawyer was unprepared

    Jul 13, 2011, 3:05 PM EST

    Curt Flood

    This comes from the “I never knew that” file. Apparently Curt Flood’s attorney in front of the Supreme Court for his famous — and ultimately ill-fated — challenge of the reserve clause was woefully unprepared. That, via the New York Times, is the story that will be told in a documentary that will air tonight on…

  20. Quote of the Day: Bud Selig on the Oakland A’s situation

    Jul 13, 2011, 2:30 PM EST

    MLB Commissioner Bud Selig speaks during a news conference in New York

    Well, it was the quote of yesterday, which came during his press conference, but I don’t expect many quotes from anyone today, so this will do. Here’s Bud Selig, when asked about the status of the committee which is alleged to be hard at work studying the future of the A’s and the viability of…

  21. Rusty Hardin: big rich and famous people just can’t catch a break in this country

    Jul 13, 2011, 1:30 PM EST

    Roger Clemens

    Opening statements began in the Roger Clemens trial this morning. The government led with those syringes that Brian McNamee kept and will apparently hang their case on them. This is not terribly surprising, though it is not without risk. The lab analysis will say what the lab analysis says on those things — the prosecutors…

  22. Must-click link: the 100 Worst Baseball Players of All Time

    Jul 13, 2011, 12:31 PM EST

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    Say goodbye to your afternoon! Over at Deadspin, Eric Nusbaum counts down the 100 worst baseball players of all time. This, however, is not a list of guys with bad stats. They have to embody badness in some significant, lasting way.  Wait, let’s let Eric describe it: But by worst 100 baseball players I don’t…

  23. Miller High Life offers to pay Christian Lopez’s tax bill

    Jul 13, 2011, 11:39 AM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    We passed along word yesterday that Christian “I caught Jeter’s 3000th” Lopez will probably have to pay a five-figure tax bill on all of the merch the Yankees gave him in exchange for the home run ball.  But don’t worry, Christian! Darren Rovell of CNBC reports that help is on the way! Miller High Life,…

  24. The Clemente family would like to semi-retire Roberto Clemente’s number

    Jul 13, 2011, 11:00 AM EST

    Clemente

    A few years ago, the family of Roberto Clemente got behind a movement to try to have Roberto Clemente’s number 21 retired across all of baseball, just as Jackie Robinson’s 42 is retired. Bud Selig put the kibosh on that. I agreed with Bud, frankly. Clemente was a special player and the example of both…

  25. Jaime Garcia, Cardinals to announce a four-year $27.5 million deal today

    Jul 13, 2011, 10:30 AM EST

    Jaime Garcia

    This was actually first reported by KTRS 550 AM in St. Louis six days ago, but at the time neither the Cardinals nor Garcia confirmed it.  Jon Heyman reports today, however, that the deal is, in fact, done, and that an official announcement could come as early as this afternoon. Heyman’s report is just what…

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