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  1. Marvin Miller: CEO Pay is way worse than ballplayer pay, Commissioner Landis was in the KKK

    Apr 25, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Marvin Miller

    Marvin Miller — and a bunch of other heavy hitters such as Michael Weiner and Don Fehr — appeared at an NYU law school forum last night.  Miller, at 95, still throws fastballs. And some serious chin music at the long-dead Kennesaw Mountain Landis. Noting that the public still seems to get bent out of…

  2. Pedro Gomez embodies the intellectual dishonesty of the anti-PEDs bloc of the Hall of Fame electorate

    Apr 25, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

    Jeff Bagwell

    ESPN’s Pedro Gomez had some back and forth on Twitter last night about the Hall of Fame. Pete Rose came up, but so too did PED users — or rumored users — like Jeff Bagwell. Here’s Gomez’s tweet in response to someone who thinks it is unfair for Gomez and his “500 friends,” as Gomez…

  3. Yu Darvish lives up to the hype

    Apr 25, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Texas Rangers

    When I saw Yu Darvish make his debut in spring training last month I watched a guy who pounded the zone and showed a good 4-5 pitches with insane movement.  In his first couple of regular season starts, however, he seemed tentative and nibbling and an altogether different guy. That changed in a major way…

  4. Photo of the Day: “I miss you, Jose. I really do.”

    Apr 25, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

    Camera

    “Shh … no words. Just … hold me.” (pic via Jon Bernhardt)

  5. Carl Crawford to pay a visit to Dr. Andrews

    Apr 25, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox Photo Day

    For Carl Crawford it was one step forward when he played in an extended spring training game last week. And now, it seems, it’s one step back: Carl Crawford, still experiencing soreness in left elbow, will visit Dr. James Andrews soon. Exact date not known. #RedSoxTalk — Sean McAdam(@Sean_McAdam) April 25, 2012   It’s not…

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

    Apr 25, 2012, 6:03 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish pitches against the New York Yankees in Arlington, Texas

    Rangers 2, Yankees 0: Yu Darvish finally arrives. Eight and a third innings, ten strikeouts and a big goose egg in the runs column against the best offense in baseball. Rays 5, Angels 0: David Price: five-hit shutout. Albert Pujols: 0 for 4. He has the lowest slugging percentage of anyone in last night’s Angels…

  7. Albert Pujols matches career longest hitless streak

    Apr 25, 2012, 12:46 AM EDT

    Albert Pujols

    Albert Pujols went 0-for-4 as the Angels were shut out by the Rays 5-0 on Tuesday. He’s gone hitless in four straight games, matching a career high. Pujols had five previous streaks of going hitless in four games, the last taking place from Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2010. Pujols has also gone eight straight games without…

  8. Ryan Zimmerman undergoing MRI on throwing shoulder

    Apr 24, 2012, 10:18 PM EDT

    zimmerman getty

    Ryan Zimmerman hasn’t played since Friday because of soreness in his right shoulder. And there’s a chance his absence could last far longer. Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that Zimmerman is scheduled to have an MRI Tuesday night on his ailing throwing shoulder, with Nationals manager Davey Johnson fearing that the 27-year-old third…

  9. Philip Humber excused from White Sox for birth of child

    Apr 24, 2012, 9:24 PM EDT

    philip humber getty

    Philip Humber is experiencing a life-changing April. On Saturday in Seattle he tossed the 21st perfect game in major league history, improving to 1-0 with a 0.63 ERA through his first 14 1/3 innings this season. And now the 29-year-old right-hander is preparing to welcome a big addition to his family. According to Mark D.…

  10. Mike Pelfrey will be examined by Dr. James Andrews, might need Tommy John surgery

    Apr 24, 2012, 8:01 PM EDT

    pelfrey getty

    Mike Pelfrey has gone from active to disabled to potentially out for the season in just a few hours. According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, the right-hander is scheduled to be examined by Dr. James Andrews at some point this week amid concerns that he might have a partial tear in his right…

  11. Michael Pineda to get second opinion on right shoulder

    Apr 24, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT

    michael pineda ap

    From MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch comes word that Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda is scheduled to visit with Dr. David Altchek on Wednesday in New York for a second opinion on his ailing shoulder. Pineda underwent an extensive dye-contract MRI on Tuesday, the results of which won’t be revealed until Altcheck gets a look at them Wednesday.…

  12. Yankees, Cardinals getting most production from top of the order

    Apr 24, 2012, 6:52 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    Here’s a look at the production all 30 teams are getting from their top two hitters to date, ranked by OPS. Yankees – 1.074 Cardinals – .931 Rangers – .851 Mets – .835 Rays – .823 Red Sox – .823 Astros – .789 Braves – .768 Nationals – .751 Giants – .745 Cubs – .738…

  13. Stephen Strasburg, David Price are this year’s hardest throwers

    Apr 24, 2012, 6:10 PM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    Among starting pitchers anyway. Here’s the top 10 for fastball velocity among ERA qualifiers this season (data taken from Fangraphs): 1. Stephen Strasburg (Was) – 95.4 mph 2. David Price (TB) – 95.2 3. Danny Duffy (KC) – 95.0 4. Jeff Samardzija (ChC) – 94.7 5. Juan Nicasio (Col) – 94.1 6. Matt Garza (ChC)…

  14. Orioles closer Jim Johnson unavailable after hospital stay

    Apr 24, 2012, 5:44 PM EDT

    jim johnson getty

    If the Orioles have a ninth-inning lead tonight the save chance won’t go to Jim Johnson, as the closer went to the hospital early this morning with flu symptoms. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun notes that the flu bug has been making its way through the Orioles’ clubhouse recently, so hopefully Johnson won’t miss…

  15. Chris Narveson to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

    Apr 24, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Last week Chris Narveson was diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff and today the Brewers left-hander announced that he’ll undergo season-ending surgery after a second opinion confirmed the initial findings. Milwaukee has the rotation depth to withstand the loss of Narveson, but he’s been a solid fourth or fifth starter for the past two-plus seasons…

  16. Youth baseball coach goes nutzoid

    Apr 24, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

    Crazy

    There are no day games today and it’s a slow news day, so I read stuff like this about a Babe Ruth baseball coach: A coach’s argument with an umpire on Friday escalated into the coach nearly hitting another man with his pickup truck and brandishing a handgun, according to charges filed in the case.…

  17. Mike Pelfrey joins crowded Mets disabled list with elbow injury

    Apr 24, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

    Mike Pelfrey adjusts his cap after giving a run to the Houston Astros in Kissimmee, Florida

    This morning the Mets placed Jason Bay on the disabled list with a fractured rib and now he’s being joined on the shelf by Mike Pelfrey. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Pelfrey has “right elbow swelling” and will undergo an MRI exam instead of making his next start, with general manager Sandy…

  18. Dontrelle Willis is filing a grievance against the Orioles

    Apr 24, 2012, 4:31 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Baltimore Orioles

    Dontrelle Willis was placed on the restricted list by the Baltimore Orioles list after, according to them anyway, he went AWOL as the result of his unhappiness at being forced to work from the pen instead of starting. Willis, through his agent Matt Sosnick, says that is hooey — they say he left the team…

  19. Jose Canseco deleted his Twitter account; but not for very long

    Apr 24, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Twitter logo

    UPDATE: He’s back on. Yawn. *********** 3:15 PM: Jose Canseco’s various ramblings on Twitter ceased being interesting to me months ago, because at some point that type of thing just gets weird and sad and … well, basically like seeing the same car accident on the side of the road you travel to work every…

  20. Got a radical new idea? Save it, sonny.

    Apr 24, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    Light Bulb

    Our friend Bill from The Platoon Advantage turned into an old fart at some point in the last week. Specifically in reference to radical ideas about how to optimize pitching staffs and stuff: I suppose it happens in baseball just as everywhere else, doesn’t it? You get older, you gain experience, and you start to…

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