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  1. Carlos Zambrano apologizes to Carlos Marmol, but no one else; stands by his words

    Jun 7, 2011, 8:47 AM EST

    Zambrano_Carlos

    A funny thing happened yesterday: Carlos Zambrano‘s Sunday rant about the Cubs being “embarrassing” went over really well with Cubs fans. Seemed Zambrano said something that they needed someone else besides themselves to say. That this outfit is playing poorly and needs to get better. As such, Zambrano didn’t apologize generally for his comments. He…

  2. Bryce Harper is going to get himself hurt

    Jun 7, 2011, 8:20 AM EST

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    Check out the home run that Nats’ prospect Bryce Harper hit last night. Specifically, check out the way he stopped to admire it and the kiss he blew to the pitcher when he crossed home plate: Yes, he’s young. But there’s no excuse for that kind of thing.  Even someone who cares as little about…

  3. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 7, 2011, 5:33 AM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Philadelphia Phillies

    Seven-game losing streaks are the new black.

  4. Dodgers call up Dee Gordon

    Jun 6, 2011, 4:50 PM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

    The last we heard from Dodgers’ shortstop prospect Dee Gordon, he was scoring from first base on a bunt.  That was pretty special. Also special: the Dodgers called him up this afternoon. Gordon, the son of Tom “Flash” Gordon and the Dodgers’ top prospect by most experts’ reckoning,  is as fast as they come. He…

  5. NL All-Star voting update: McCann passes Posey

    Jun 6, 2011, 3:50 PM EST

    Brian McCann

    Major League Baseball just released its latest results in the NL All-Star voting.  The most notable change: the injured Buster Posey is no longer leading at catcher, having been passed by Brian McCann.  Word on the street is that McCann tried to call Posey to apologize, but that Brian Sabean has taken out a contract…

  6. UPDATE: New charges against Lenny Dykstra detailed

    Jun 6, 2011, 2:42 PM EST

    *Nov 24 - 00:05*

    UPDATE: The details are in: Dykstra is alleged to have fraudulently leased three high-end cars from a Southern California auto dealership. Then, when he was arrested for the car theft, police found cocaine, ecstasy and synthetic human growth hormone in his home. In other news, Lenny Dykstra had a home as recently as April. 1:03…

  7. Brian Sabean called Scott Cousins and apologized

    Jun 6, 2011, 1:34 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants, Game 4

    We had statement after statement after statement about the Scott Cousins Buster Posey thing late last week and over the weekend, but maybe, just maybe, we’re reaching the end of the soap opera portion of this story: Giants manager Brian Sabean and Scott Cousins apparently made peace over the weekend. The Chronicle has learned that Sabean and…

  8. Happy Draft Day! Here’s a depressing draft story for you!

    Jun 6, 2011, 12:30 PM EST

    Bud Selig

    When I look back at old drafts, be it baseball, football, basketball, whatever, I am struck by the sheer number of names I have never heard before. Because, of course, professional sports is about attrition and so many of the guys who get selected never go on to anything big. I always wonder if any…

  9. Orel Hershiser is interested in joining Steve Garvey’s hypothetical bid for the Dodgers

    Jun 6, 2011, 11:36 AM EST

    Orel Hershiser

    We heard a few months ago that Steve Garvey was interested in owning the Dodgers if (read: when) they are eventually put up for sale.  I sort of laughed that off because, well, it’s Steve Garvey. When he played it was said that he wanted to be the governor of California one day. And then…

  10. Your Monday Morning Power Rankings

    Jun 6, 2011, 11:03 AM EST

    Ozzie Smith

    Not a lot separates most teams due to this season’s frustrating parity. So this week I do something a bit different.

  11. Jake Peavy is heading to the disabled list

    Jun 6, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

    Jake Peavy

    Jake Peavy missed the second half of last season and the first several weeks of this one following shoulder surgery. Since rejoining the White Sox’s rotation, however, he had been pitching pretty darn well, and helping the Sox slowly dig out of the big hole they found themselves in.  Now, however, that’s on hold, as…

  12. The Mets would prefer that you not tell them what to do with Jose Reyes

    Jun 6, 2011, 9:40 AM EST

    Houston Astros v New York Mets

    Mets fans are starting to work up a pretty healthy “Keep Jose Reyes” lather lately. And why not? He’s playing well. He’s not easily replaced. Letting him go will be downright depressing. The security at Citi Field isn’t too crazy about it when you advertise the idea very much, however. That according to The7Line blog, who…

  13. Carlos Zambrano calls the Cubs “embarrassing”

    Jun 6, 2011, 9:14 AM EST

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    Yesterday I flipped from the Reds-Dodgers game to the Cubs-Cardinals game. The kids were watching with me, and as they do every time a game is on, they constantly asked me questions about who so-and-so is, and is this guy good and all of that. Carlos Zambrano was on the mound and they asked me…

  14. Major League Baseball still wondering about A-Rod and Dr. Galea

    Jun 6, 2011, 8:46 AM EST

    Alex Rodriguez

    In the New York Times today is a story about Dr. Anthony Galea, the Canadian doctor who has been under indictment and who is suspected of giving professional athletes PEDs.  You’ll recall that, among several others such as Tiger Woods, Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran, Alex Rodriguez received treatment by Dr. Galea and has been…

  15. HBT Weekend Wrap

    Jun 6, 2011, 8:25 AM EST

    Hendricks Firefly

    I had a capital weekend. I passed the ten-pounds-lost mark since I got that treadmill, I got some new shirts, we grilled tasty meats twice and I saw the episode of “Firefly” with Christina Hendricks for the first time which, had I been, like, 14 when I saw it, probably would have made a profound…

  16. And That Happened: Sunday’s Scores and Highlights

    Jun 6, 2011, 5:30 AM EST

    Chad Billingsley, Aaron Miles

    Dodgers 9, Reds 6: Chad Billingsley — altogether now — helped his own cause by hitting  a homer, a double and driving in three.  I was watching the game when he hit the homer. I couldn’t see the beginning of his sentence, but Reds’ starter Travis Wood quite clearly mouthed the words “… homer to…

  17. Hey, Nick Johnson is alive

    Jun 3, 2011, 5:35 PM EST

    Nick Johnson

    Nick Johnson, who was rumored to have once played major league baseball, is going to get the start for the Double-A Akron Aeros tonight. I’m informed that it’s actually in a baseball-playing capacity as well.  Interesting. Now, everyone who remembered that Johnson signed with the Indians in the offseason, please raise your hands.  Not you…

  18. This is getting fun: Logan Morrison fires back at Brian Sabean, Buster Posey

    Jun 3, 2011, 4:30 PM EST

    Logan Morrison

    Marlins’ outfielder Logan Morrison was on Sirius/XM with Casey Stern and Jim Bowden this afternoon, talking about the Buster Posey/Scott Cousins collision and Brian Sabean’s comments from yesterday.  Not surprisingly, Morrison pulled no punches, especially with respect to Sabean: “First of all, it’s wildly unprofessional for him to make any comment on the situation.  When…

  19. Anonymous GM: players can’t handle a 162 game season

    Jun 3, 2011, 3:06 PM EST

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    Jayson Stark spoke with a major league general manager — we don’t know which one — who had a couple of interesting things to say about the length of the season and player stamina and all of that.  The upshot: the GM thinks the season is too long, players can’t handle it, and it needs…

  20. HBT Daily: What to make of the Dbacks and Mariners

    Jun 3, 2011, 2:30 PM EST

    What east coast bias? Tiffany and I discuss a couple of surprise teams out west.

  21. Joe Torre is going to have a talk with Brian Sabean

    Jun 3, 2011, 1:30 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants, Game 4

    Tim Brown of Yahoo! hears from a source that MLB’s discipline czar Joe Torre is going to call Brian Sabean to talk about his comments regarding Scott Cousins. I would presume that there will be something of a “hey Brian, MLB frowns on senior management issuing or perpetuating defacto bounties on marginal rookies” flavor to…

  22. Brandon Inge has mono

    Jun 3, 2011, 1:00 PM EST

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    The Tigers just announced that they have placed Brandon Inge on the 15-day DL with mononucleosis. They’ve recalled Omir Santos from Toledo to take his place on the roster. This marks the third time I can recall a player having mono in the HBT era.*  Bronson Arroyo had it in spring training. Jed Lowrie a…

  23. The second fire at Dodger Stadium explained

    Jun 3, 2011, 12:00 PM EST

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Remember last week that there was a fire at Dodger Stadium? And that, the next day, the same part of Dodger Stadium caught on fire again?  Well, the fire department explained it today. It seems that the flammable material that was supposed to be removed from the room was not removed. Also, quoting an LAFD spokeman, “Someone…

  24. Darwin Barney is not the Cubs’ savior

    Jun 3, 2011, 11:30 AM EST

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Chicago Cubs

    Shorter version of Gordon Wittenmyer’s article on Cubs’ second baseman Darwin Barney today: “Look! A weighted random number generator just produced a new batch of numbers! Let’s use them to build narratives!*” But as the Cubs open their toughest stretch of the season tonight in St. Louis, with temptation growing daily to wrap Albert Pujols…

  25. Must-Click Link: Larry Granillo on Brian Sabean’s idiotic comments about Scott Cousins

    Jun 3, 2011, 11:03 AM EST

    Brian Sabean phone

    Anyone can sit back and say how much of a classless, low-rent jerk Brian Sabean was in his comments about Scott Cousins last night.  I mean, when a high level executive of a major league baseball team fans the flames of a situation in which the player in question is already getting death threats —…

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