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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Blue Jays player really, really wanted to get Ervin Santana to come to Toronto

    Apr 4, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    Plus: how this could suggest that a big, big fire sale is in the Jays’ future.

  2. Indians, Jason Kipnis reach a six-year, $52.5 million contract extension

    Apr 4, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Minnesota Twins

    The Tribe is about to lock up one of its key players. Wait — how do you lock up a key? Do you use another key? This is rather confusing.

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

    Apr 4, 2014, 6:08 AM EDT

    A's celebration

    Discover the one weird trick Coco Crisp used to hit a walkoff home run in last night’s Mariners-A’s game. The answer may shock you!

  4. Umpire Tim McClelland’s career may be over

    Apr 3, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

    Tim McClelland

    Baseball’s second-longest serving ump may have to hang it up due to injury

  5. Jeffrey Loria wrote a book about how the Peanuts comic strip reflected American culture

    Apr 3, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT

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    Loria: “A milk chocolate bunny is certainly better than surviving on pot, LSD, and banana peels under palm trees to the tune of “Mellow Yellow.”” Yes. He really wrote that.

  6. HBT Daily: Jeter’s gifts and the Mets’ whiffs

    Apr 3, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

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    Also: a handful of morons take a player to task for being a good dad and husband

  7. Cubs outfielder Junior Lake wore the wrong jersey today

    Apr 3, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

    Junior Lake

    The Cubs and Pirates played a very late game last night. It was bound to lead to some sloppiness today.

  8. The Braves have a simply terrible team anthem this season

    Apr 3, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

    Chop Arm Strong Guy

    People who write and perform bad songs all got together and watched this and said “dude, you wrote and performed a really, really bad song.”

  9. Armando Galarraga to pitch in Taiwan with an awesomely-named team

    Apr 3, 2014, 12:32 PM EDT

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    Or it may be a frat-folk band. Hard to say.

  10. “De-Chiefing” is becoming a thing among Indians fans

    Apr 3, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT


    A nascent movement among fans who hate the racist Indians logo has spurred a backlash.

  11. Must-Click Link: Chad Curtis is a deluded, dangerous monster

    Apr 3, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

    Chad Curtis

    This jailhouse interview with Chad Curtis and the stories from his accusers is a must-read.

  12. At least one Dodger thinks the Australia trip led to injuries

    Apr 3, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    It was amazing that he was able to get drafted given how much time med school takes.

  13. That Jim Johnson trade isn’t working out so hot for the A’s yet

    Apr 3, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

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    $10 million doesn’t buy you much these days.

  14. Lenny Dykstra sues Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office, alleging a jailhouse beating

    Apr 3, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

    Former Major League baseball player Lenny Dykstra appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for an arraignment in San Fernando, California

    On one side, a known liar. On the other side, a prison system which has a deplorable track record when it comes to violence against prisoners.

  15. The Derek Jeter farewell gifts start out with boots and a hat

    Apr 3, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

    Jeter gifts

    Okay, well, uh… candlesticks always make a nice gift, and uh, maybe you could find out where he’s registered and maybe a place-setting or maybe a silverware.

  16. Bud Black’s attempted replay challenge deemed “untimely” — which is kind of absurd

    Apr 3, 2014, 8:26 AM EDT

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    The replay rule has some perverse incentives when it comes to determining whether or not a challenge is “timely”

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

    Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    The Blue Jays 2013 plan worked out pretty well for their second game in 2014. And Jonathan Papelbon shows us the meaning of accountability. In his own special way.

  18. There is a shortage of $25, 18-inch corn dogs in Arizona

    Apr 2, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT

    Corn Dog

    “Oh beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain … for purple mountain majesties, above the fruited plain!”

  19. Ian Kinsler homers, hits a walkoff single for the Tigers

    Apr 2, 2014, 5:06 PM EDT

    Ian Kinsler

    But the biggest problem for the Royals wasn’t Ian Kinsler. It was Ned Yost’s bullpen management.

  20. The David Ortiz-Obama selfie was a promotional stunt

    Apr 2, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

    Ortiz Obama

    If even the sacred institution of the selfie can be commercialized, what’s next?

  21. HBT Daily: Replay fizzles in Phoenix

    Apr 2, 2014, 1:58 PM EDT

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    ‘O, brave new world that has such irrationality in’t!

  22. Cal Ripken would rather have Derek Jeter’s career than his own

    Apr 2, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

    Cal Ripken

    At first blush it’s odd to hear someone like Ripken say that. But then you think about it a bit harder and say “um, yeah, me too!”

  23. There were some awesome signs being held up by fans last night

    Apr 2, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT


    Being able to say anything you want is the beauty of America. Being able to say it stupidly is a beauty of equal worth.

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