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Matthew Pouliot

  1. And That Happened: Thursday's Scores and Highlights

    Aug 20, 2010, 5:58 AM EDT

    The White Sox and Giants get up off the mat to salvage a win in their respective series. And I wrote a couple things in here that are gonna cause me to catch hell from Gleeman.

  2. Did Jose Canseco flip on Roger Clemens?

    Aug 19, 2010, 5:03 PM EDT

    You may remember that one of the big points of contention in Roger Clemens’ hearing before Congress was whether or not he was at a party at Jose Canseco’s house back in 1998 during which steroids were discussed. McNamee said Clemens was there. Clemens said he was not. Jose Canseco has long backed Clemens, saying…

  3. Document shows that Jamie McCourt does too own the Dodgers

    Aug 19, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    Recently there has been some noise about Jamie and Frank McCourt settling their divorce case and Frank buying Jamie out. A lot of this is likely borne of a desire to avoid a nasty trail that would likely have a lot of stuff about people sleeping with people who weren’t their spouse at the time…

  4. Why DNA evidence doesn't sink Clemens

    Aug 19, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    In response to my post regarding the problems the prosecution may have convicting Clemens, reader Anthony E. emailed me and basically asked why does anyone care about McNamee’s credibility if the feds have DNA evidence related to Clemens and PEDs (which they do). Good question! And, as I noted over a year ago, it actually…

  5. Blogger? Writer? What exactly do I do all day?

    Aug 19, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    A bit of meta navel gazing to cleanse the palate after a couple hours worth of Roger Clemens stuff.

  6. What does the indictment do for Clemens' Hall of Fame case?

    Aug 19, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    I only pose this question because someone will ask it, and I’ll be damned if I don’t have to have all the answers.  Short version: this shouldn’t matter a lick. As we recently discussed when A-Rod hit his 600th home run, there are some Hall of Fame voters who will never, ever vote for a…

  7. So, will Clemens get convicted?

    Aug 19, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    The Feds’ convict 90% of the people they indict, but I think Clemens has a decent chance of beating this thing.

  8. Roger Clemens brought this on himself

    Aug 19, 2010, 1:47 PM EDT

    We can argue about whether Congress should have been involved in the steroids mess to begin with, but the fact is that they were, and Roger Clemens deserves a lot of the blame for that.

  9. Roger Clemens indicted on federal charges

    Aug 19, 2010, 12:53 PM EDT

    Roger Clemens is going to be indicted by a federal grand jury for lying to Congress. Possibly as early as today.

  10. Vin Scully meets the mullet

    Aug 19, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    A mullet is business in the front, party in the rear. Vin Scully, on the other hand, is all business.

  11. HBT Daily: Derrek Lee, the Reds and my favorite Earl Weaver quote

    Aug 19, 2010, 11:59 AM EDT

    Like I said yesterday: I ain’t thrilled with the Derrek Lee trade. But he sure beats trotting the corpse of Troy Glaus out there each day

  12. Does Tim Lincecum miss Bengie Molina?

    Aug 19, 2010, 11:28 AM EDT

    Hurt? Out of synch? Pining for the fjords? Maybe he just misses his old catcher.

  13. Jayson Werth won't do well in New York

    Aug 19, 2010, 10:59 AM EDT

    Can someone as sensitive about his privacy as Jayson Werth seems to be survive in the Big Apple?

  14. David Wright got all barfy; left game

    Aug 19, 2010, 9:59 AM EDT

    It takes a lot to get David Wright out of the linuep, so it’s pretty safe to say that whatever it was that caused him to check out of last night’s game in Houston was serious: “Something came on about the fourth or fifth inning,” Wright said. “I felt real nauseous and just throwing up…

  15. Union files a K-Rod grievance

    Aug 19, 2010, 9:27 AM EDT

    It was promised and expected and last night it happened: the Players’ Association filed a grievance against the Mets over him being placed on the disqualified list and for deeming his contract non-guaranteed. You’ve heard me go on and on about this so I won’t bore you with that again. But how telling is it…

  16. The Marlins give Wes Helms a one-year extension

    Aug 19, 2010, 9:12 AM EDT

    There goes all of that crazy Wes Helms speculation I was looking forward to at this year’s Winter Meetings: The Florida Marlins have signed third baseman Wes Helms to a $1 million, one-year contract extension through the 2011 season. The Marlins generally don’t sign players to extensions during the season, but have been talking to…

  17. Larry Bowa gambled and lost

    Aug 19, 2010, 8:53 AM EDT

    I missed this when I was doing the recaps, but the ending of the Dodgers-Rockies game was pretty nifty. Well, if you were a Rockies fan or if you like to rag on third base coaches and stuff. Bottom of the 10th, two down, Dodgers down by a run. Reed Johnson was on first base…

  18. Quote of the Day: Ozzie Guillen on Jim Thome

    Aug 19, 2010, 8:25 AM EDT

    Ozzie Guillen didn’t want a DH this season. His DH from last season killed the Sox on Tuesday night. Let’s see how Ozzie responds to questions about that!

  19. And That Happened: Wednesday's Scores and Highlights

    Aug 19, 2010, 5:56 AM EDT

    The Yankees-Tigers game, starring Sean Penn, Esai Morales, Ally Sheedy and introducing Alan Ruck!

  20. The Rays sign Ramon Ortiz for some reason

    Aug 18, 2010, 5:29 PM EDT

    The Tampa Bay Rays — who have just about the best pitching in the American League — have signed Ramon Ortiz to a minor league deal. Ortiz threw 30 innings for the Dodgers this year to the tune of a 6.30 ERA.  Since then he’s been in the Mets system. I can’t for the life…

  21. One more thing about Bobby Thomson

    Aug 18, 2010, 5:06 PM EDT

    Joshua Prager wrote the book The Echoing Green, which is the definitive story of the 1951 pennant race that culminated in “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World.”  Today he has a remembrance of Bobby Thomson over at The New Republic. He reproduces a Thomson quote there that, even if you’ve seen it before, bears repeating:…

  22. Sammy Sosa is no Cubs fan

    Aug 18, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    “The Cubs threw me into the fire. They made people think I’m a monster.” – Sammy Sosa on the Cubs in a forthcoming in-depth interview with Chicago Magazine in which he describes how he has no current relationship with the Cubs and how everything is just icky.  The interview is not available online yet, but…

  23. HBT Extra: Dare I declare another team dead?

    Aug 18, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    The way I see it, if agreeing with Vin Scully makes me wrong, I don’t want to be right.

  24. Joe Torre sounds like he's going to retire

    Aug 18, 2010, 3:31 PM EDT

    Jon Paul Morosi caught up with Joe Torre yesterday, and based on a bunch of quotes — which I’m not going to reproduce; click through and read them — concludes that Torre is leaning strongly towards retiring. Maybe there’s more going on than we know and Torre’s comments were all prefaced with a big disclaimer…

  25. Jason LaRue could miss the rest of the season

    Aug 18, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    I’m guessing that Dusty Baker may want to bump Johnny Cueto’s next start against the Cardinals to, oh, 2024 or so: Catcher Jason LaRue, who suffered a concussion last Tuesday when he was kicked in the head by Cincinnati pitcher Johnny Cueto reportedly still is having issues and his return is not imminent. Asked if…

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