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  1. Pete Rose on steroids and the Hall of Fame

    Jun 16, 2011, 6:02 PM EDT

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    The San Francisco Chronicle posted a quick interview with Pete Rose on Thursday, in parge part to get his reaction to the Buster Posey collision and injury (click on the link if you want to read about that).  Rose, though, was also asked about steroids and had a pretty good take: I’m not the one…

  2. Saturday’s Brewers-Red Sox game is now a night game

    Jun 16, 2011, 5:40 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    If you have tickets or plan on vegging in front of the Brewers-Red Sox game on Saturday, beware: the original 1:10 PM start time has been moved to 7 PM due to the Boston Bruins victory parade. This has probably long been in the contingency plans for city planners, but they had to translate the original…

  3. Quote of the Day: Adam Dunn on interleague play

    Jun 16, 2011, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Adam Dunn — a DH – is not a fan of playing interleague games in NL parks: “It does suck, yes. But that’s another reason why I’m anti-interleague. It’s not fun … The interleague thing is just awful. It just ruins everything. Especially if you look at Boston. People like Ortiz. He’s having a great…

  4. Twins get healthier: Joe Mauer and Glen Perkins come off DL

    Jun 16, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Tsuyoshi Nishioka was back in Minnesota’s lineup today for the first time since breaking his leg on April 7 and after finishing off a two-game sweep of the White Sox the Twins activated Joe Mauer and Glen Perkins from the disabled list as well. Mauer has been out since mid-April, but because of the ongoing…

  5. Phillies designate reliever J.C. Romero for assignment

    Jun 16, 2011, 4:13 PM EDT

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    J.C. Romero has been in the Phillies’ bullpen for the past four-and-a-half seasons, but today they designated him for assignment to make room on the roster for tomorrow’s starter, Vance Worley. Romero remains very effective against left-handed hitters, but his inability to be even decent against right-handed hitters and overall struggles to throw the ball…

  6. Brandon Phillips: Twitter God

    Jun 16, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

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    On a day when a congressman resigned because he misused Twitter, Amy K. Nelson reminds us in a nice story over at ESPN.com that Twitter is just a medium. It’s the nature of the person who uses it that matters.  Specifically when that person is Brandon Phillips: Yet it seems as though @DatDudeBP just might…

  7. Baseball is being ruined by the “cult of individualism,” says some guy

    Jun 16, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    The thinker

    I get accused — not wrongly — of over thinking things from time to time. Well I got nothin’ on David Sirota, who writes in Salon today about how our society’s veneration of the individual over the collective is ruining baseball. The basis of his argument: a study which shows that teams who spend big…

  8. Video of the Day: Official, extended Moneyball movie trailer

    Jun 16, 2011, 2:47 PM EDT

    I linked yesterday to an Entertainment Tonight video showing a few brief scenes from the upcoming Moneyball movie and opined that it didn’t exactly make me excited about the film, but today an official trailer for the movie was released and in addition to being a whole lot longer at two-plus minutes it also looks…

  9. Jeremy Guthrie leaves game with a back strain

    Jun 16, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

    Jeremy Guthrie

    Orioles starter was having a nice day against the Blue Jays. He had five shutout innings under his belt with five strikeouts, but then he had to leave the game with a strained back. Updates will come later. You never want to see a starter hurt, but given that the Orioles are probably thinking about putting…

  10. Projecting the 2011 AL All-Star team

    Jun 16, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez, CC Sabathia, Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano

    Same deal as yesterday: 21 position players, 13 pitchers. Let’s give it a go. Catcher Locks: Russell Martin Possibilities: Alex Avila, Matt Wieters, J.P. Arencibia, Miguel Olivo, Carlos Santana, Mike Napoli, Joe Mauer Martin has more than a 600,000-ballot lead on Avila in second place, so he’s sure to go. It will be interesting to…

  11. Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba yells at Andruw Jones, accuses Yankees of stealing signs

    Jun 16, 2011, 1:48 PM EDT

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    During the fifth inning of the Rangers’ loss to the Yankees yesterday catcher Yorvit Torrealba yelled at Andruw Jones, claiming he was stealing signs and relaying them to the batter while at second base. Here’s what Torrealba told Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas: We could all be wrong, but we could all be right, so…

  12. Lesbian couple files discrimination complaint against Target Field security

    Jun 16, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT

    Twins hitters want some tweaks to Target Field

    Look, if I have to see fat hairy Bob and his wife Betty up on the jumbotron when they do the kiss cam thing, I had better not hear that ballpark security is out on the concourses trying to keep a couple of nice ladies who are in love from kissing one another.  Wait, what?…

  13. HBT Daily: Answering your Twitter questions

    Jun 16, 2011, 1:03 PM EDT

    Earlier today we handled all the geeky ones. This time, the non-geeky. Mostly.

  14. Hanley Ramirez on manager Edwin Rodriguez: “I’ve got his back till the death, man”

    Jun 16, 2011, 12:44 PM EDT

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    Edwin Rodriguez is starting to feel some heat with the Marlins tied for last place in the NL East at 32-36 after losing 13 of 14 games to begin June, but today Hanley Ramirez made it very clear that he’s in the manager’s corner. Ramirez, who just returned from a stint on the disabled list…

  15. Jim Hendry gets the dreaded vote of confidence

    Jun 16, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Hey Tom Rickketts! What do you think of the general manager who put together this abomination of a Cubs roster? Ricketts said he has “100 percent confidence” in Jim Hendry, though he didn’t quite guarantee that the general manager will finish out the final year of his contract through the 2012 season. “We’ll see what the…

  16. Rich Harden is between injuries again

    Jun 16, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Rich Harden threw 40 pitches in a simulated game yesterday and afterward manager Bob Melvin told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle that the oft-injured right-hander “looks terrific to me.” In fairness to Melvin, he’s new in Oakland and hasn’t been through the usual routine with Harden and his never-ending injuries. Slusser reports that…

  17. You asked me questions on Twitter. So I shall answer them.

    Jun 16, 2011, 11:32 AM EDT

    The Question

    Warning: this week’s entry is extra long and embarrassingly geeky.

  18. A.J. Pierzynski blames Gavin Floyd after White Sox allow five steals in loss

    Jun 16, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Last night the Twins ran wild on the White Sox, stealing five bases in five attempts, and after the loss catcher A.J. Pierzynski put most of the blame on pitcher Gavin Floyd: We all know where we stand with the running game when Gavin is out there. Everyone knows where we stand, and it’s just…

  19. Chris Snyder and wife victims of a road rage incident

    Jun 16, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    This is kinda freaky: Pirates catcher Chris Snyder, his wife and his kids were in the car yesterday. Snyder just had back surgery last week and his wife was driving. She apparently cut off a guy on a scooter — or at least the guy on the scooter thought so — so he followed them…

  20. Brandon Lyon back on the disabled list, may need surgery

    Jun 16, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Brandon Lyon spent a month on the disabled list with a partially torn rotator cuff, returned last week to allow three homers and a total of eight runs in three appearances, and has been placed back on the DL. And he might be done for the season, as Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle reports…

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