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  1. Lou Gehrig finished "a triple short of the cycle" 42 times

    Aug 19, 2010, 4:16 PM EDT

    This morning I suggested that hitters finishing “a triple short of the cycle” isn’t nearly as noteworthy as baseball writers like me seem to think, as it’s happened 172 times already this season. I figured that alone was stretching the limits of reader interest, but apparently not. A few of you actually asked about the…

  2. 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…

  3. Rich Harden impresses in first start of latest rehab assignment

    Aug 19, 2010, 3:48 PM EDT

    Placed on the disabled list last week with shoulder tendinitis, Rich Harden made his first rehab start yesterday at Triple-A and racked up 10 strikeouts in six innings. He allowed just an unearned run on three hits and three walks. For now Derek Holland has taken his spot in the Rangers’ rotation, but both are…

  4. 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.

  5. Tony Gwynn Jr. likely to miss rest of season with broken hand

    Aug 19, 2010, 3:17 PM EDT

    Tony Gwynn Jr. has started 70 of 119 games in center field for the Padres, but they’ll likely be without him for the rest of the season thanks to a broken hamate bone in his right wrist. Gwynn has been one of the worst hitters in the league, batting just .212/.313/.299 in 327 plate appearances,…

  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. Concussion from Johnny Cueto kick sends Jason LaRue to 60-day disabled list

    Aug 19, 2010, 2:45 PM EDT

    Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto received a seven-game suspension for kicking Chris Carpenter and Jason LaRue in the head during a benches-clearing incident with the Cardinals last week, meaning he missed just one start. His kicks, however, will have a much more lasting impact on LaRue, who hasn’t played since then because of a concussion and…

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Cardinals get Pedro Feliz from Astros for minor leaguer

    Aug 19, 2010, 1:43 PM EDT

    St. Louis’ efforts to land a replacement for the injured David Freese at third base must not have gone very well, because they just sent pitching prospect David Carpenter to the Astros for Pedro Feliz. Once an excellent defender with good power that combined to make up for terrible on-base skills, Feliz has been one…

  11. 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.

  12. Andy Pettitte unlikely to return before mid-September

    Aug 19, 2010, 12:49 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte suffered a setback in his recovery from a strained groin while throwing a bullpen session Tuesday and an MRI exam taken afterward showed that the injury hasn’t healed as quickly as hoped. Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com reports that he “will not be ready to return to the mound until the first week of…

  13. 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.

  14. Brad Hawpe looking for job with contender following release

    Aug 19, 2010, 12:18 PM EDT

    Brad Hawpe was informed before yesterday’s game that it would be his last with the Rockies and the veteran outfielder delivered a pinch-hit single in a 3-2 win before being released just hours later. Hawpe cleared waivers earlier this week, but the Rockies were apparently unable to find a trade partner and decided to simply…

  15. 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

  16. Lance Berkman placed on disabled list with ankle injury

    Aug 19, 2010, 11:49 AM EDT

    This morning Lance Berkman told reporters that he felt good enough to play through the ankle injury that knocked him out of Sunday’s game and has kept him out of the lineup since, but the Yankees have decided to place him on the disabled list anyway. Joe Girardi said Berkman’s injury “hadn’t progressed quite as…

  17. 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.

  18. Finishing "a triple short of the cycle" is really not a big deal

    Aug 19, 2010, 11:17 AM EDT

    Joe Mauer remained red hot last night, going 4-for-5 with a homer and a double as the Twins extended their AL Central lead to five games, and afterward various reports about the game noted how the reigning MVP finished “a triple short of the cycle.” That phrase appears constantly in game stories throughout every season…

  19. 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?

  20. Carlos Gonzalez hung onto the ball and escaped with merely a bruised knee after full-speed wall collision

    Aug 19, 2010, 10:46 AM EDT

    Last night the Rockies beat the Dodgers in extra innings thanks in large part to Carlos Gonzalez’s exceptional catch in the sixth frame. With a runner on first base Casey Blake sent a Jason Hammel pitch deep into the gap in right-center field, but Gonzalez sprinted after it and made the grab inches from the…

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