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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Someone topped the Red Sox' bid for Liverpool Football Club

    Oct 12, 2010, 9:14 AM EST

    I have no idea if the bidding for Liverpool FC is actually able to be reopened — the board did approve the Red Sox’ bid after all — but a Singapore businessman has just offered 20 million pounds more for the team than John Henry’s bunch wants to pay.  I’m a bit rusty with my…

  2. Comment of the Day: Learning from Bobby Cox

    Oct 12, 2010, 8:51 AM EST

    I roll my eyes when sports figures actively try to teach us life lessons. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t draw some important life lessons from watching them in action.

  3. Wait — there's a debate about who the Giants' fourth starter will be in the NLCS?

    Oct 12, 2010, 8:25 AM EST

    Just because there are, technically speaking, two possible answers to a question doesn’t mean that it’s a “terrific question.”

  4. And That Happened: Division Series Edition

    Oct 12, 2010, 5:47 AM EST

    The Giants move one. But really: is there a pitching controversy in San Francisco?

  5. Braves fans give Brooks Conrad a round of applause

    Oct 11, 2010, 5:59 PM EST

    Jeff Fletcher of FanHouse is at Turner Field and he just tweeted that fans just gave Brooks Conrad a standing ovation as he stood in the outfield during batting practice. That makes me happy. Braves fans, as I have said on numerous occasion, are not the best fans in the world. They have to be…

  6. Chuck Greenberg's message to Rangers fans: "Believe"

    Oct 11, 2010, 5:29 PM EST

    The owner of my team makes $87.5 million a year and I’m guessing he’s too busy eating panda steaks and lounging on unicorn skin couches to spend much time on the blogs.  Not so the Rangers new owner. Chuck Greenberg took to Lone Star Ball today to send a message to Rangers fans in advance…

  7. The Mets have a full week of GM interviews on tap

    Oct 11, 2010, 5:02 PM EST

    While many think Sandy Alderson is the man, the Mets are interviewing several other men for the top job this week. Today, Steve Popper of the Bergen Record reports, was former Royals GM Allard Baird. Baird, a well respected scout, has been with the Red Sox for the past few years.  His tenure with Kansas City…

  8. Shocker: Brooks Conrad is out of the Braves lineup tonight

    Oct 11, 2010, 3:28 PM EST

    Troy Glaus is an awful third baseman. But he’s the best of nothing but terrible options as the Braves try to stave off elimination.

  9. Reader Dissent: Quit generalizing about Yankees fans

    Oct 11, 2010, 3:02 PM EST

    When you write a post entitled “this is why people hate the Yankees,” you can bet your bippy that you’re going to get replies.

  10. A.J. Burnett will start in the ALCS

    Oct 11, 2010, 2:30 PM EST

    Joe Girardi just announced that the Yankees will go with a four-man rotation in the ALCS, and that the fourth man will almost certainly be A.J. Burnett. That may give some people the willies, but if you’re going to go with four, I don’t see any other choice but to go with Burnett.  Who else…

  11. This is why people hate the Yankees

    Oct 11, 2010, 2:04 PM EST

    This season has been a banner year for humility deficit disorder on the part of Phillies fans, but let us not forget who invented the idea that their team is entitled to everything. It’s the Yankees, folks, and it’s passages like these from the tabloid columnists — which, I might add, are reflective of a…

  12. Is Sandy Alderson the right man for the Mets' GM job?

    Oct 11, 2010, 1:30 PM EST

    Now that it appears as though Sandy Alderson is the front runner for the Mets’ GM job, Andy Martino of the Daily News has some questions for the guy.  He couches them in “hey, Alderson may be the best man for the job, I’m just askin’” language, but you can tell that he’s a bit concerned…

  13. Quote of the day: Moe Szyslak on managing

    Oct 11, 2010, 12:30 PM EST

    I still think Moe’s best-ever line was about how he was going to take his date out for a steak “as big as a toilet seat,” but this is easily his best baseball-related line.

  14. Selig to the Rays: don't improve Tropicana Field

    Oct 11, 2010, 12:00 PM EST

    ESPN’s Howard Bryant is reporting that Bud Selig has instructed Rays management “not to make significant financial investments in the area until attendance indicators improve, suggesting the team could be investing in potential relocation sites.” I’m assuming that means stadium improvements and the like. I’d normally say something critical here, but it’s probably smart for…

  15. Bobby Valentine is the Marlins' "leading candidate"

    Oct 11, 2010, 11:30 AM EST

    When last the Marlins and Bobby Valentine spoke, it was in anger. Serious anger, with Bobby V. fuming over the unprofessional manner in which he was informed he was not a candidate to replace Fredi Gonzalez in the middle of the season.  I guess we need to stop livin’ in the past, man, because the…

  16. The Brewers freeze ticket prices for 2011

    Oct 11, 2010, 11:00 AM EST

    The Brewers have frozen ticket prices for 2011. This goes for all tickets: season tickets, packages, single-gamers, and everything.  Brewers owner Mark Attanasio issued a statement explaining the reasoning: All of us here at the Milwaukee Brewers sympathize with all of you hit so hard by these trying economic times. In order to help you,…

  17. Mark Cuban and Jim Crane want to get paid for losing out on the Rangers

    Oct 11, 2010, 10:30 AM EST

    Hey, if you don’t ask for it, you’re never going to get it, right?  SportsBusiness Journal reporting: Mark Cuban and Jim Crane want payment of $2.65 million in legal fees and other expenses stemming from their failed bankruptcy bid for the Texas Rangers in August . . . Cuban and Crane argue that had they…

  18. The Rays are making 5,000 more seats available for Game 5

    Oct 11, 2010, 10:00 AM EST

    Marc Topkin of the St. Pete Times says that the Rays are going to remove those blue tarps many of you have been mistaking for thousands of unsold seats and making the seats under the tarps available for Tuesday’s Game 5.  That will mean room for 5,000 more fans, whom the Rays will charge $30…

  19. Johnny Damon would love to go back to the Yankees

    Oct 11, 2010, 9:42 AM EST

    Oh jeez. Can’t we even wait until the World Series is over to start this stuff again? Johnny Damon will be wearing a new hat next season and he is very open to it having NY on the front of it. “I would love to have that as an option,” Damon told The Post when…

  20. Instant replay isn't going to happen on Frank Robinson's watch

    Oct 11, 2010, 9:18 AM EST

    An instant replay drama in the form of a one act play.

  21. Nice win and all, but the Phillies may want to take extra batting practice

    Oct 11, 2010, 8:52 AM EST

    History shows that you can win a World Series with dominant pitching. But life is always better if you can hit the ball too. Which the Phillies didn’t really do in their three games against the Reds: They hit .212/.301/.273. with only four extra base hits in the whole series. That’s certainly better than the…

  22. Champagne showers after the Division Series? Really?

    Oct 11, 2010, 8:25 AM EST

    Given that a loss in the LCS would constitute a failed season for the Phillies and the Yankees, why were they spraying the bubbly after their Division Series wins?

  23. And That Happened: Division Series Edition

    Oct 11, 2010, 5:49 AM EST

    You all are lucky I even managed to pull myself out of bed this morning after last night’s Braves game. But I’m a pro, see, and that’s what pros do. Now — where are the anti-depressants?

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