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  1. Ray Fosse doesn’t think you can change the rules regarding catcher collisions

    May 27, 2011, 9:12 AM EDT

    Rose Fosse

    If there is one person whose opinion of the Buster Posey injury is worth hearing it’s Ray Fosse. Who, if you’re unaware, suffered a pretty bad injury that seriously impacted his career when, as a 23-year-old, he was bowled over at home plate by Pete Rose in the 1970 All-Star Game. It’s worth noting, though,…

  2. Buster Posey schadenfreude? No, that’s taking it too far

    May 27, 2011, 8:47 AM EDT

    posey catching

    I said in the recaps this morning that I think the tone of mourning that has surrounded Buster Posey‘s injury is a bit much. But in my mind it’s preferable to this, from the AZ Snakepit blog: But, let’s be brutally honest. While on one level, it’s a terrible thing, there’s a dark corner of…

  3. HBT Breakfast Wrap

    May 27, 2011, 8:24 AM EDT

    hangover breakfast

    A lot of people are getting tired of the old pic of the breakfast wrap. Here’s something that may be more up your alley

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

    May 27, 2011, 5:42 AM EDT

    Wes Helms

    Marlins 1, Giants 0: Anibal Sanchez with the shutout and Ryan Vogelsong took a tough loss.  And at the risk of being a big jerk here, am I crazy for thinking that the articles about the Giants that have taken on a tone of mourning over the Posey injury are a bit much? It sucks.…

  5. Royals acquire Felipe Paulino, dump Robinson Tejeda

    May 26, 2011, 11:11 PM EDT

    royals gate

    The Royals made a couple of roster moves after Thursday’s 6-5 extra-innings loss to the Orioles. First, Kansas City gave cash to the Rockies for veteran right-hander Felipe Paulino, who’ll operate in middle relief for the Royals beginning Friday. Then, to clear a roster spot, setup man Robinson Tejeda was designated for assignment. The 29-year-old…

  6. Aroldis Chapman rocked in rehab outing Thursday at Triple-A

    May 26, 2011, 10:28 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v St. Louis Cardinals

    The Reds placed prized left-hander Aroldis Chapman on the 15-day disabled list last week with shoulder inflammation and, probably more to the point, a worsening control problem. Chapman took a week off from throwing before beginning a minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday evening at Triple-A Louisville. He allowed no hits and needed just eight…

  7. Brett Favre spotted throwing baseballs in Mississippi town

    May 26, 2011, 9:15 PM EDT

    favre wide

    Yeah, that headline is a bit misleading. But only slightly. Brian Hickey of Deadspin passes along this video of former NFL quarterback Brett Favre throwing out the first pitch at a college baseball game Wednesday evening between the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and the Tulane Green Wave. Even our good friends at ProFootballTalk are sick…

  8. Buster Posey has fractured fibula, strained ankle ligaments

    May 26, 2011, 8:03 PM EDT

    posey catching

    The Giants provided an update on the status of catcher Buster Posey on Thursday evening. In this kind of situation, the news is always going to be troubling. But there are some positives to be taken from Posey’s early test results. According to Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Posey underwent three different MRI…

  9. Cubs acquire veteran right-hander Rodrigo Lopez from Braves

    May 26, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT

    Rodrigo Lopez

    It’s about a month and a half too late, but the Cubs added some additional pitching depth on Thursday, picking up Rodrigo Lopez from the Braves for Ryan Buchter. After failing to make the Braves out of spring training, Lopez, 35, was 6-1 with a 2.59 ERA in nine starts for Triple-A Gwinnett.  Pitching for…

  10. 10 years ago today: Ben Davis breaks an unwritten rule

    May 26, 2011, 6:46 PM EDT

    Curt Schilling Diamondbacks

    May 26, 2001 With Arizona’s Curt Schilling bidding for a perfect game, Ben Davis drops down a bunt single in the eighth inning, giving the Padres their first baserunner of the contest. The Diamondbacks were up 2-0 at the time, and there was much debate about Davis’ play afterwards.  Given that it brought the tying run…

  11. Marlins complete sweep as Giants lose 1-0 in first game post-Posey

    May 26, 2011, 6:18 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez, May 26, 2011

    Anibal Sanchez pitched his third career shutout Thursday as the Marlins beat the Giants 1-0 to complete their first sweep in San Francisco since 1995. With Buster Posey absent from the middle of the lineup, the Giants managed just five hits today and never put together much of a threat.  Only in the first inning…

  12. Carl Crawford’s sudden surge fuels another Red Sox rout

    May 26, 2011, 5:55 PM EDT

    Carl Crawford, Terry Francona, Dustin Pedroia

    Although he was just a triple away from the cycle, Carl Crawford was pulled early from Wednesday’s rout of the Indians.  As if to make up for it, he tripled twice today as part of a second straight four-hit game as the Red Sox beat the Tigers 14-1 in a rain-shortened game. It’s the first…

  13. Prosecutor drops DUI charge against Derek Lowe

    May 26, 2011, 5:28 PM EDT

    derek lowe mugshot

    A court case involving a Braves player is Craig’s territory and then some, but since he’s off coaching soccer games or some other such nonsense I’ll give it a try … According to the Associated Press the DUI and reckless driving charges against Derek Lowe have been dropped by the prosecuting attorney in Atlanta “for…

  14. More shoulder problems for Reds starter Homer Bailey

    May 26, 2011, 5:05 PM EDT

    Homer Bailey, Ryan Hanigan

    Homer Bailey exited this afternoon’s start against the Phillies with a shoulder injury and John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that he’ll travel back to Cincinnati to be examined by the Reds’ team doctor. Bailey complained of muscle spasms in his shoulder, which is very worrisome after he spent the first five weeks of…

  15. Now batting cleanup for the Reds, Miguel Cairo

    May 26, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT

    Miguel Cairo

    It was pretty much a given that Scott Rolen would get Thursday off after playing all 19 innings in the Reds’ loss to the Phillies on Wednesday, so it was no surprise to see Miguel Cairo in the lineup for the series finale.  What did turn some heads was that the 37-year-old Cairo not only…

  16. R.A. Dickey left this afternoon’s start with a foot injury

    May 26, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey

    R.A. Dickey left today’s start in the third inning after injuring his right heel covering first base. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News writes that Dickey “fell onto the grass and ultimately needed help leaving the field.” He’s scheduled to be examined back in New York tomorrow, but for now the Mets are…

  17. Scott Cousins feels bad about Buster Posey’s injury

    May 26, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    Cousins_Scott

    Scott Cousins — the man who flattened Buster — spoke to the San Francisco Chronicle earlier today. The upshot: he does not regret the play, which he thought was a clean, albeit hard-nosed play.  He does, however, regret that Posey was hurt and, of course, never intended to hurt him: I committed to it. I…

  18. MLB, MLBPA donate money to tornado victims

    May 26, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Joplin, Missouri Reels After F5 Tornado Devastates Town, Kills 125

    Just got a press release announcing that Major League Baseball and the MLBPA are joining together to contribute $200,000 toward relief efforts for tornado victims in the Midwest and the Southeast. The funds from MLB and the MLBPA are being donated to Heart to Heart International, a Kansas City-based organization that has been helping with disaster…

  19. Angels place Howie Kendrick on DL, sign Russell Branyan

    May 26, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Colorado Rockies

    Howie Kendrick tested his injured hamstring by running and fielding grounders earlier this week, but he hasn’t played since May 19 and today the Angels finally placed him on the disabled list. To fill Kendrick’s roster spot the Angels have signed free agent Russell Branyan, who was released by the Diamondbacks last week after being…

  20. Giants could target Ivan Rodriguez after losing Buster Posey

    May 26, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

    Ivan Rodriguez

    While he’s exceeded expectations as the backup for Bengie Molina and later Buster Posey these last three years, Eli Whiteside is no one’s idea of a full-time catcher.  That means the Giants are likely going to have to look elsewhere after losing Posey for the season.  They may first turn their eyes to D.C. Getting phased out…

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