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Craig Calcaterra

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

    Sep 11, 2014, 7:02 AM EDT

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    Big Game James Shields shows up big in a big game . . . James . . . etc. etc. infinity

  2. A few thoughts about the discrimination lawsuit against the Mets

    Sep 10, 2014, 4:29 PM EDT

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    One never knows what will happen in a lawsuit, but an initial reading of the complaint in the case against the Mets and Jeff Wilpon should give the Mets reason to be concerned.

  3. Former Mets executive sues Jeff Wilpon, alleging he fired her for having a baby without being married

    Sep 10, 2014, 3:29 PM EDT

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    It has been a fantastic week for sports figures treating women like crap. Now we have allegations of some more of it.

  4. The 2015 Winter Classic will be at Nationals Park

    Sep 10, 2014, 3:14 PM EDT

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    I’ll be thinking baseball, lots of you will be watching college football, but the hockey people will have their big regular season game in D.C. on January 1.

  5. HBT Daily: The home plate collision rule is still a work in progress

    Sep 10, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    In which I talk about the tin foil I put on my head to keep the aliens from reading my thoughts. For real.

  6. L.A. Times columnist calls for benching Yasiel Puig in favor of Andre Ethier

    Sep 10, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Would you rather play the slumping superstar or a guy who hasn’t shown a thing all year?

  7. Brett Gardner could be out “a significant amount of time”

    Sep 10, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

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    The Yankees dim playoff hopes get dimmer as their best hitter looks to be on the shelf for a while.

  8. The Astros are leaning toward a manager with big league experience

    Sep 10, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Great. There goes my shot to manage the Astros.

  9. The Mets are considering bringing in the fences at Citi Field once again

    Sep 10, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Specifically: bringing in the walls in right-center.

  10. Paul Auster expands on his three-ball-walk, foul-ball-strikeout plan to speed up baseball

    Sep 10, 2014, 9:44 AM EDT

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    And basically says that no one cares about records anymore. Which is the sort of thing a lot of 60-somethings like to say.

  11. The Royals ran themselves out of an inning and back into a tie for first place

    Sep 10, 2014, 9:16 AM EDT

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    An out on the basepaths killed a Royals would-be rally.

  12. Debunking the “Mets have it in for Wally Backman” nonsense

    Sep 10, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    Wally Backman has been an important part of the Mets organization. Which is a bit of a problem for the people who like to sell the idea that the Mets are blackballing him.

  13. One day in, the new “clarification” on the collision rule seems to have already been messed up

    Sep 10, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

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    We’re still, apparently, in The Land of Murky when it comes to plays at the plate.

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

    Sep 10, 2014, 6:50 AM EDT

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    Yusmeiro Petit was a study in efficiency as the Giants solidified their hold on the top wild card slot in the National League and pulled to within two and a half of the Dodgers.

  15. Ryan Zimmerman takes batting practice

    Sep 9, 2014, 5:31 PM EDT

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    And I somehow get emotional about this.

  16. Masahiro Tanaka throws another simulated game

    Sep 9, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT

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    He’s not yet up to the same number of simulated games as real games this year, but it’s getting close.

  17. Presented without comment: A Chief Wahoo kippah

    Sep 9, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT

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    On the bright side, they may be running out of things to put a logo on at the MLB offices.

  18. 1,750 fans are hurt by foul balls each year

    Sep 9, 2014, 2:26 PM EDT

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    That’s way more than I expected.

  19. HBT Daily: The A’s are in free fall

    Sep 9, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

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    It’s not one thing with the Oakland Athletics’ ongoing collapse: it’s everything.

  20. This is not a repeat: don’t expect the Mets to spend big this offseason

    Sep 9, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Sandy Alderson preaches prudence and patience. A lot of Mets fans are probably getting tired of this.

  21. The Atlantic League is engaging in an interesting experiment to pick up the pace of games

    Sep 9, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    Alarm Clock

    The independent leagues can be gimmicky. But they also can be laboratories.

  22. Curt Schilling will return to TV on Thursday

    Sep 9, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Good to see the future Hall-of-Famer on the mend.

  23. Japanese player does something no one has done since Babe Ruth

    Sep 9, 2014, 10:31 AM EDT

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    There aren’t many two-way players anymore. There’s a pretty good one in Japan.

  24. MLB and the MLBPA may meet to talk about a domestic violence policy this offseason

    Sep 9, 2014, 9:44 AM EDT

    Rob Manfred AP

    Maybe they’re reacting now. But better to react here than to react the next time a ballplayer commits and act of violence.

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