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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Merry Christmas from HBT!

    Dec 25, 2014, 8:47 AM EST

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    And a very special friend of HBT

  2. What baseball team did people from Bedford Falls root for?

    Dec 24, 2014, 4:21 PM EST

    IAWL

    A toast to my big brother George: The richest man in town. Well, except for Mr. Potter. That guy is LOADED.

  3. The Braves and A.J. Pierzynski reach a one-year deal; first reported in a ham store

    Dec 24, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

    Ham

    No, really. The news broke on line at a Honeybaked Ham store.

  4. THE YEAR IN REVIEW: HBT’s most commented-upon stories of the year

    Dec 24, 2014, 1:00 PM EST

    megaphone

    Based on these results, no, we will not stick to baseball. Because you clearly don’t want us to.

  5. The average major league salary is up to $3.8 million

    Dec 24, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

    Money Bag

    Money don’t get everything it’s true. But what it don’t get, I can’t use

  6. The Yankees are treating Alex Rodriguez differently than they treated Derek Jeter. So what?

    Dec 24, 2014, 9:14 AM EST

    Jeter and A-Rod

    Dirty secret: baseball isn’t always about winning. Even when the Yankees are involved.

  7. L.J. Mazzilli — Mets prospect and son of Lee Mazzilli — suspended 50 games for drugs

    Dec 23, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

    mets logo

    It was his second positive test for a “drug of abuse.”

  8. Today’s specious anti-Mike Piazza-for-the-Hall-Fame argument

    Dec 23, 2014, 2:07 PM EST

    10 METS FAYTOK

    Mike Piazza, more than any other player, makes the anti-PED guys look silly.

  9. Jon Lester’s first baseball card as a Cub

    Dec 23, 2014, 8:48 AM EST

    Jon Lester and Theo Epstein Cubs

    And a brief aside about how nostalgia can be toxic.

  10. There will be some new rules for agent certification

    Dec 23, 2014, 8:02 AM EST

    Kansas City Royals v Houston Astros

    It’ll get a bit harder to be an agent soon.

  11. My Imaginary Hall of Fame Ballot

    Dec 22, 2014, 4:49 PM EST

    Randy Johnson Dbacks

    I got, like, 17 guys I’d put in. But I’ll pretend I can only pick ten.

  12. They’re playing a football game in Marlins Park

    Dec 22, 2014, 2:37 PM EST

    Houston Astros v Miami Marlins

    And it looks weird. But then again, everything looks weird there, doesn’t it?

  13. Doc Gooden: “Letter to my Younger Self”

    Dec 22, 2014, 2:08 PM EST

    Doc Gooden

    We could probably all write one of these. But ours would be a lot less useful to our younger selves than Doc Gooden’s is to his younger self.

  14. The Pirates win the bidding for Jung-Ho Kang

    Dec 22, 2014, 12:44 PM EST

    jung-ho kang getty

    The Pirates have 30 days to reach an agreement with Kang or else he goes back to his KBO team.

  15. Revolution, expropriation and the Havana Sugar Kings

    Dec 22, 2014, 11:54 AM EST

    Sugar Kings

    The ultimate minor league “where are they now?”

  16. I wish Marshawn Lynch played baseball

    Dec 22, 2014, 10:34 AM EST

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    Who will tell us that they’re “takin’ it one game at a time” now?!

  17. Phil Hughes signs a three-year extension with the Twins

    Dec 22, 2014, 9:04 AM EST

    Phil Hughes

    He’ll be under team control through 2019.

  18. “Baseball love, Cuban style”

    Dec 22, 2014, 8:41 AM EST

    Cuba

    Taped baseballs and Yankees fans.

  19. Wanna buy John Lackey’s House?

    Dec 22, 2014, 7:49 AM EST

    Screen Shot 2014-12-22 at 7.38.07 AM

    Understated, it is not.

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