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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Tim Hudson questions whether the Nationals have the balls to stick with the Giants

    Oct 2, 2014, 10:26 AM EDT

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    I’m assuming they do. The Rawlings people supply each team with cases and cases of them. Or am I missing something here?

  2. Miguel Cabrera eschews his playoff share, saying “I just want the ring”

    Oct 2, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT

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    It’s easy to be selfless when you have a $289 million contract, but this is still cool.

  3. A nice older woman apparently got lost in the Giants dugout last night

    Oct 2, 2014, 9:28 AM EDT

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    Or: Great Moments in Small Stadiums With Nice Club Areas Behind Home Plate

  4. Deep thoughts about champagne celebrations after a Wild Card win

    Oct 2, 2014, 8:38 AM EDT

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    Party if you want to party. But why do ballplayers still party like this? Why don’t they do something different?

  5. Playoff Reset: Both AL Division Series Get Underway

    Oct 2, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Buck Showalter

    Max Scherzer vs. Chris Tillman in the early evening, Jason Vargas vs. Jered Weaver for the nightcap.

  6. Derek Jeter is afraid of cats. Likes Baskin Robbins. And other important stuff about him.

    Oct 1, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter AP

    Welp, there’s two reasons he’ll never accept an invitation to my house.

  7. The A’s-Royals game did pretty well in the ratings

    Oct 1, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT

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    The Tuesday wild card game got ratings 14% higher than last year’s Tuesday wild card game.

  8. Wild Card Game: Giants vs. Pirates lineups

    Oct 1, 2014, 4:04 PM EDT

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    Not a ton of surprises. Gaby Sanchez in at first over Ike Davis because of the lefty on the hill. Otherwise, play ball.

  9. Sorry! The “Royals showed those ‘Moneyball’ nerds!” narrative doesn’t hold water

    Oct 1, 2014, 2:36 PM EDT

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    The Royals, like just about every other team in baseball, have an analytics department. Apologies if that messes with your preconceptions.

  10. The woman who was going to get a puppy if the Royals won? Yeah, she’s getting a puppy

    Oct 1, 2014, 1:34 PM EDT

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    But there’s a tale of bribery involved in all of this too.

  11. HBT Daily: Previewing the Giants-Pirates matchup

    Oct 1, 2014, 12:50 PM EDT

    Madison Bumgarner

    Another night, another one-and-done game.

  12. The Diamondbacks announce their managerial candidates

    Oct 1, 2014, 12:11 PM EDT

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    Not a ton of glitzy names here. At least not yet.

  13. Could Billy Beane bust up the A’s?

    Oct 1, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Billy Beane

    The A’s went all-in and busted. Now what will Billy Beane do?

  14. Adam Dunn still plans to retire

    Oct 1, 2014, 9:40 AM EDT

    Adam Dunn

    Adam Dunn has no problem with not playing last night. And, apparently, does not plan to play again.

  15. Derek Jeter launches an athlete publishing portal: “The Players’ Tribune”

    Oct 1, 2014, 9:02 AM EDT

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    He says it will allow athletes a place to talk with “no filter.” In reality, it’s likely to have way, way more filters than what currently exist.

  16. Playoff Reset: The National League Wild Card Game

    Oct 1, 2014, 8:29 AM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen

    Bumgarner vs. Volquez is, on paper anyway, something of a mismatch. But as we saw in last night’s game, predicting these things is a fool’s errand.

  17. The Cardinals have the Best Fans In Baseball

    Sep 30, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT

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    It’s all about how you define the term “best,” of course.

  18. Marlins president says Giancarlo Stanton will be on the Marlins next year

    Sep 30, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Giancarlo Stanton is about to get expensive. But the Marlins are not inclined to deal him.

  19. Carlos Beltran had elbow surgery

    Sep 30, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

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    He should be good to go by spring training.

  20. Guy will give away primo Nats playoff tickets in exchange for a threesome

    Sep 30, 2014, 2:03 PM EDT

    MLB-Atlanta Braves @ Washington Nationals

    I’d say “act like you been there before,” but I’m guessing this guy has never, ever been there before.

  21. The Yankees are going to give Brian Cashman a contract extension

    Sep 30, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    Brian Cashman

    You cool with this, Yankees fans? Not sure I’d be cool with this.

  22. HBT Daily: A’s vs. Royals. Jon Lester vs. Big Game James. WHO YA GOT?!

    Sep 30, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Wild Card games are basically coin tosses, but someone’s gotta have an edge, right?

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