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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Behind the scenes of Dave Dombrowski’s firing

    Aug 8, 2015, 12:19 PM EDT

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    Mike Illitch told Al Avila that he was the new GM on Saturday. He didn’t tell Dombrowski he was fired until Tuesday. Wha?

  2. Where the Dodgers got their distinctive “LA” logo

    Aug 8, 2015, 11:30 AM EDT

    Drysdale Koufax

    Today is the 58th anniversary of the Dodgers announcing their move to L.A. They’d need new caps.

  3. Mike Trout really likes hitting homers on his birthday

    Aug 8, 2015, 10:45 AM EDT

    Mike Trout

    He’s done so on 12.5% of his birthdays, lifetime.

  4. The Marlins are now tied with the Phillies for the worst record in baseball

    Aug 8, 2015, 10:12 AM EDT

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    But they are two teams heading in different directions in the second half.

  5. The Astros acquire Oliver Perez from the Dbacks

    Aug 8, 2015, 9:40 AM EDT

    Oliver Perez

    The Astros get a decent lefty specialist in Perez. The Diamondbacks get a 19-year-old lefty.

  6. The Mets came back . . . and back and back last night

    Aug 8, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    New York Mets

    Meanwhile, the Nationals snatched defeat from the jaws of victory and find themselves two and a half games back of The Amazing Mets.

  7. Settling the Scores: Friday’s results

    Aug 8, 2015, 7:01 AM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Jose Bautista homers in the tenth inning to give the Jays the first round in their series with the Yankees.

  8. Cameron Maybin wore sweet stirrups last night. But the Braves told him he can’t do it anymore.

    Aug 7, 2015, 11:05 AM EDT

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    That’s good. We wouldn’t want there to be any enjoyable things about the Braves this season.

  9. The Astros released Jose Veras

    Aug 7, 2015, 10:48 AM EDT

    Jose Veras

    In other news, Jose Veras is still pitching. Who knew?

  10. The Hiroshima Carp wear special jerseys to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the bombing of their city

    Aug 7, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Hiroshima

    In this post: three links to some essential reading on the blast, its aftermath and what the baseball team means to the city.

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

    Aug 7, 2015, 7:18 AM EDT

    Ian Kinsler

    A walkoff for Ian Kinsler and the Tigers, a possible double-agent fails and then succeeds in the Astros-A’s game and there is evil afoot in Washington and Atlanta.

  12. Khris Davis hit two three-run homers this afternoon

    Aug 6, 2015, 5:20 PM EDT

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    Some people never get the hang of Thursdays. Khris Davis is not one of those people.

  13. Baseball brawls ain’t what they used to be

    Aug 6, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Indeed, they’re way funnier now.

  14. Babe Ruth was a professional wrestling referee?

    Aug 6, 2015, 2:10 PM EDT

    Ruth Called Shot Baseball

    Yep. But only twice. He seemed pretty good at it, though.

  15. Kyle Lohse demoted to the pen

    Aug 6, 2015, 12:20 PM EDT

    Kyle Lohse

    Lohse is 5-13 with a 6.31 ERA

  16. Thanks to the winning, Mets attendance is up

    Aug 6, 2015, 9:24 AM EDT

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    Shocking. A winning product on the field leads to more fans in the seats? Whoda thunk it?

  17. Nats infielder Tyler Moore retired Paul Goldschmidt

    Aug 6, 2015, 8:59 AM EDT

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    Even a team in the middle of a skid has a highlight now and again.

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

    Aug 6, 2015, 7:37 AM EDT

    Matt Boyd

    Luis Severino made his big legaue debut and pitched well but lost. Matt Boyd made his Tigers debut, pitched well and won. There were a bunch of walkoffs too. And what do Ryan Adams and Taylor Swift have to do with any of this?

  19. The Braves PSYOPs program is progressing nicely

    Aug 5, 2015, 3:10 PM EDT

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    For the second straight night a Braves fielder attempts to alter reality.

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