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Craig Calcaterra

  1. Cubs, Phillies not likely to complete a Cole Hamels trade. But it’s still interesting.

    Aug 8, 2014, 12:03 PM EDT

    cole hamels getty

    For what it says about the Cubs, not what it says about the Phillies or Cole Hamels.

  2. Zoo with Roy actually got to go to the zoo with Roy Halladay

    Aug 8, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

    roy halladay long getty

    Hold on to your dreams, kids. Because they really can come true.

  3. Brandon Phillips is cleared to swing a bat

    Aug 8, 2014, 9:56 AM EDT

    Brandon Phillips

    The Reds’ second baseman is on his way back.

  4. The Rays to wear “fauxback” uniforms on Sunday

    Aug 8, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

    Rays logo large

    When you don’t have much history, you have to invent some.

  5. An Ohio legislator pushes a resolution encouraging the Indians to change their name, drop Chief Wahoo

    Aug 8, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

    Ohio statehouse

    And the Indians continue to try to walk the tightrope between endorsing Wahoo and phasing him out.

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

    Aug 8, 2014, 6:23 AM EDT

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    If you had money on “Shane Greene and Chris Capuano would go back-to-back shutting down the Detroit Tigers in August, keeping the Yankees in the playoff picture,” the casino management would like to have a word with you.

  7. To the minors? Ha! Bryce Harper hits a walkoff home run

    Aug 7, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

    bryce harper getty

    One swing doesn’t change a season. But it can definitely change the subject.

  8. Alex Rios has cleared waivers

    Aug 7, 2014, 5:07 PM EDT

    Alex Rios AP

    Now it’s just like July for him and the Rangers: anyone can trade for him.

  9. Read the documents filed in the Orioles-Nationals-MASN lawsuit

    Aug 7, 2014, 3:53 PM EDT

    lawsuit gavel

    MASN and the Orioles are arguing that Major League Baseball had a conflict of interest in ruling in the Nats favor over rights fees.

  10. Brendan Ryan hit the ball twice on the same swing

    Aug 7, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    Brendan Ryan

    That’s more contact on this one swing than he’ll usually make in ten.

  11. Fuse lit: MASN goes to court to keep from having to pay the Nats more money for TV rights

    Aug 7, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

    MLB Commissioner Bud Selig speaks during a news conference in New York

    MASN — and, by extension, the Orioles – have just called Bud Selig’s bluff. Or, if it wasn’t a bluff, are about to find themselves in big trouble with the commish. And in a pretty gnarly court case.

  12. Some changes are coming to Progressive Field

    Aug 7, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    Progressive Field

    Reducing luxury boxes, adding a bar and doing it all with their own money? Good going, Cleveland!

  13. Exploiting inefficiencies in the agent business: one agency lowers its commissions

    Aug 7, 2014, 12:03 PM EDT

    Money Bag

    Why charge the same commission if you’re not performing the same services?

  14. David Wright is a mess

    Aug 7, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

    David Wright

    Too much tinkering, not enough patience.

  15. Mark McGwire remembers the 1984 Olympic baseball team

    Aug 7, 2014, 10:29 AM EDT

    Olympic Flag

    And he answers the question: why was a kid who used an aluminum bat in games holding a wooden bat on his baseball card?

  16. What happened to Bryce Harper

    Aug 7, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    This is not a question. It’s a link to an explanation.

  17. Must-click link: “The Unfair One” — tracking the demise of the Big Overhand Curve

    Aug 7, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT

    Nolan Ryan Rangers

    Maybe the best piece of baseball writing I’ve read all year.

  18. Alexi Amarista made a redonkulous catch yesterday

    Aug 7, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

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    This picture is not from that catch. This is another one. The photographers at yesterday’s game must have been too busy dropping their jaws to snap a photo of it.

  19. MLB tells the Dodgers to turn off their bubble machine

    Aug 7, 2014, 8:29 AM EDT

    Dodgers bubble dance

    When you outlaw bubble machines in dugouts, only outlaws will have little post-home run bubble dance parties in dugouts.

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

    Aug 7, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT

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    Joe Kelly gave his old mates fits. Well, maybe he gave them fits before too. Maybe they weren’t his mates. Maybe there were long-simmering disputes between him and the Cardinals about politics and religion and things. We can’t know!

  21. Cole Hamels claimed on revocable waivers

    Aug 6, 2014, 5:34 PM EDT

    cole hamels getty

    Which was pretty inevitable, I presume.

  22. Two minor leaguers suspended for drugs

    Aug 6, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT

    Police Blotter

    Don’t do drugs, mmmkay?

  23. Andrelton Simmons has an ankle injury that may send him to the disabled list

    Aug 6, 2014, 3:53 PM EDT

    Andrelton Simmons

    A development which has caused me to become fatalistic about the universe.

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