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

    Sep 9, 2011, 5:18 AM EDT

    Ronny Paulino, Chipper Jones

    Braves 6, Mets 5; Braves 5, Mets 1: A makeup doubleheader. Chipper Jones made like it was 1999 and that dismantling the Mets was still his primary purpose on the Earth. Those were the days. He hit a homer doubled and scored twice in game 1 He drove in two more in the nightcap. Something…

  2. Brent Lillibridge done for season due to broken hand

    Sep 9, 2011, 1:09 AM EDT

    lillibridge broken hand ap

    Another one bites the dust. Via our friends at CSNChicago.com, the White Sox announced late Thursday evening that utilityman Brent Lillibridge has been diagnosed with a broken bone in his right hand and will not appear in a game for the remainder of the 2011 season. The fracture happened in the seventh inning of Thursday’s…

  3. Carl Everett arrested on domestic violence charges

    Sep 8, 2011, 10:36 PM EDT

    carl everett red sox

    Another sad turn in the life of Carl Everett. According to Kevin Boie of KDFW in Dallas, with a hat tip to Deadspin, the former big league outfielder was arrested in Colleyville, Texas earlier this month after an emergency 911 call was made at 5:30 a.m. from his 5,800 square-foot family home. Not many details…

  4. Chase Utley out this weekend due to mild concussion

    Sep 8, 2011, 9:13 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Florida Marlins

    From Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer comes word that Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has been ruled out of this weekend’s series against the Brewers due to a mild concussion. Utley suffered the slight head injury on Wednesday night when he was struck in the batting helmet by an Eric O’Flaherty pitch. He’s not…

  5. Brewers activate Rickie Weeks from the disabled list

    Sep 8, 2011, 8:21 PM EDT

    rickie weeks getty

    He’s back. Well, kind of. According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, the Brewers have officially activated second baseman Rickie Weeks from the 15-day disabled list in time for Thursday night’s game against the Phillies. Weeks has not been cleared to return to starting duties, however, and is not expected to rejoin the Brewers’ regular batting…

  6. Picture of the Day: Harrisburg’s stadium under water

    Sep 8, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT

    A sudden drenching from Tropical Storm Lee (and lingering rainwater from Hurricane Irene) has produced an enormous amount of flooding this week in parts of the northeast United States. The nasty weather has only affected major league teams in the form of postponements and cancellations. But it’s wreaking havoc on one of the Nationals’ minor…

  7. Chipper Jones finding Citi Field more to his liking

    Sep 8, 2011, 6:54 PM EDT

    Chipper Jones

    Chipper Jones named his son Shea after breaking the hearts of many a Mets fan through the years.  He hasn’t been quite so successful in Citi Field since the Mets switched parks — he entered today with a .200 average and two homers in 18 games there — but he’s homered and doubled in the first…

  8. Aaron Rowand, Miguel Tejada go on release waivers

    Sep 8, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

    Ryan Doumit, Aaron Rowand

    In what should come as a surprise to no one, the Giants weren’t able to trade Aaron Rowand or Miguel Tejada after designating both for assignment.  The pair were placed on release waivers Thursday, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Henry Schulman reports. Both players figure to become free agents Monday, allowing them to sign with teams. …

  9. Ivan Rodriguez may not get another start for the Nationals

    Sep 8, 2011, 6:12 PM EDT

    Ivan Rodriguez

    Even though Ivan Rodriguez is healthy and ready to play five days after coming off the disabled list, he’s yet to get a start this month, and Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Thursday that Rodriguez might not get another start this season. “One, [Wilson] Ramos is the No. 1 catcher,” Johnson said. “He needs all the experience…

  10. Wait: is Albert Pujols a big jerk or something? Since when?

    Sep 8, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Milwaukee Brewers

    I’ve had an interesting conversation with some Brewers fans on Twitter in the past few minutes.  It started when a guy named @brewfangrb called me and a couple others out for being critical of Nyjer Morgan in the wake of last night’s dustup with the Cardinals. The point wasn’t to defend Morgan — the guy and…

  11. Happy 21st birthday: Phillies prospect Zach Collier suspended for amphetamines

    Sep 8, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT

    zach collier phillies

    Phillies prospect Zach Collier, who was the team’s first-round pick in 2008, has been suspended 50 games by MLB after testing positive for an amphetamine. The kicker: Today is his 21st birthday. Collier is a left-handed-hitting outfielder who missed all of 2010 with injuries and spent this season at low Single-A, batting just .255 with…

  12. Tony La Russa: Smooth

    Sep 8, 2011, 4:32 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v New York Mets

    Following up on Joe Morgan doing the chicken dance, we have Tony La Russa playing maracas for Carlos Santana. The guitar player, not the catcher. Dave Brown has the story — and a photo of La Russa shakin’ ’em — over at Big League Stew. No word on whether or not La Russa protested Santana’s…

  13. Alex Rodriguez bought a new place in Miami for $24 million

    Sep 8, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

    alex rodriguez house

    Alex Rodriguez recently bought a new house in Miami for a reported $24 million and Splash News Online has some overhead photos of the place. It looks decent, I guess, if you’re into sprawling ocean-side estates that also have a pool. Presumably there’s also a poker room, although that isn’t pictured. Worth noting: $24 million…

  14. Joe Morgan is keeping busy

    Sep 8, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    Joe Morgan headshot

    You have a Hall of Fame Second Baseman leading your Chicken Dance. Your argument is invalid: Reds great and Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Morgan will lead the annual World’s Largest Chicken Dance at Oktoberfest next Saturday … “Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati has long been regarded as the largest Oktoberfest celebration in North America and the second largest in…

  15. Jason Isringhausen plans to pitch in 2012, but for the Mets?

    Sep 8, 2011, 3:49 PM EDT

    Jason Isringhausen

    Jason Isringhausen is currently unavailable for at least the next several days because of a herniated disk in his back, but the 38-year-old reliever told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that he plans to pitch in 2012. Isringhausen managed only a minor-league contract offer from the Mets after missing all of 2010 following Tommy…

  16. Old Style will continue to flow in Wrigley Field

    Sep 8, 2011, 3:32 PM EDT

    Old Style

    Did you know that there was a chance that Old Style Beer — a fixture for over 60 years — would not be sold in Wrigley Field after this year?  Seems that the brewer and the Cubs have ironed out their differences, however, and have extended their pouring rights agreement through 2013. Sorry Cubs fans.…

  17. Doctors agree that Ike Davis won’t need ankle surgery

    Sep 8, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    Ike Davis

    Ike Davis hasn’t played since May and was ruled out for the season long ago, but the good news is that it sounds like he won’t need ankle surgery. Davis said last week that he was confident enough in his rehab progress to avoid surgery and today doctors who examined his bone bruise agreed, according…

  18. Charlie Morton is out of the Pirates rotation

    Sep 8, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v St. Louis Cardinals

    At least for now. He’s bring moved aside in favor of lefty Jeff Locke. I realize that this of little interest to non-Pirates fans and non-fantasy players (uber deep league fantasy players if guys like Morton and Locke are implicated), but a story like this interest me because they shows us just how damn long…

  19. Chipper Jones is batting second for the first time since 1996

    Sep 8, 2011, 2:44 PM EDT

    Chipper Jones

    Fredi Gonzalez has decided to shake things up with the Braves’ lineup for Game 1 of today’s doubleheader against the Mets, moving Chipper Jones into the second spot. Last time Jones hit second in the order? Way back in 1996, when he did so four times as a 24-year-old. In the 15 seasons since here’s…

  20. What would MLB do if a team plane crashed?

    Sep 8, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

    Old airliner

    In light of yesterday’s tragic crash of the plane carrying the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team, Al Yellon of SB Nation details the plans in place — which Major League Baseball is understandably loathe to talk much about — in the event that tragedy were to strike a major league team in which more than five of its players…

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