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  1. Brandon Webb happy following "glorified bullpen session"

    Sep 9, 2010, 10:46 AM EDT

    When we last checked in on Brandon Webb he was disappointed with a recent simulated game during which his fastball topped out in the low-80s, but yesterday the perpetually rehabbing right-hander threw a “glorified bullpen” session that “ended up being really good.” Whether or not that will lead to Webb actually pitching this season is…

  2. MLB attendance will be down this year

    Sep 9, 2010, 10:31 AM EDT

    Recent baseball attendance is still on a plateau above where it was just a few short years ago, but it is trending down ever so slightly. Around 1% off of last year’s pace, it appears. Maury has the detailed numbers over at Biz of Baseball this morning. Definitely worth checking out.  The biggest decliner this…

  3. Cubs owner Todd Ricketts films "Undercover Boss" episode

    Sep 9, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    Yesterday afternoon Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune surmised that Cubs owner Todd Ricketts was participating in an episode of the CBS show Undercover Boss being shot at Wrigley Field, and now that the filming is complete the team is no longer being secretive. Ricketts grew facial hair and donned glasses during the nine-game homestand,…

  4. Yankees President Randy Levine hates the new Steinbrenner documentary

    Sep 9, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    I’m going to assume that the upcoming Barbara Kopple/ESPN documentary on George Steinbrenner is pretty good, even-handed and informative. Why? Because Yankees President Randy Levine hates it: Sounding very much like his old boss, Yankees president Randy Levine Wednesday fired verbal shots at an upcoming ESPN documentary on George Steinbrenner, calling it “disjointed” and “the usual…

  5. Picking Sabathia over King Felix for the Cy Young Award is nuts

    Sep 9, 2010, 9:31 AM EDT

    There’s a smart choice and a dumb choice for the Cy Young Award. Which choice would you make?

  6. So I guess this whole Mets-Walter Reed Hospital thing isn't going to die

    Sep 9, 2010, 9:11 AM EDT

    If only the people who work for the Mets got as bent out of shape about the team sucking as they do these silly little controversies . . . Carlos Beltran, Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez can add a missed visit to a military hospital to the Mets’ laundry list of issues with them. According…

  7. Joe Torre, Bud Black conspire to ruin John Lindsey's major league debut

    Sep 9, 2010, 8:47 AM EDT

    Recall from Tuesday that John Lindsey was finally called up by the Dodgers after 15 years in the minor leagues. Last night he was poised to make his big league debut against the Padres, but the fates — and a little over-managing — ruined it. Lindsey didn’t start, but he was sent to pinch hit…

  8. Mariners CEO rips media in email to employees; has email leaked to media

    Sep 9, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT

    Mariners’ CEO Howard Lincoln recently sent a would-be morale-boosting email to his employees in which he rips the media for not knowing how things really work on a baseball team. Seems Lincoln doesn’t really know how the media works either. As in, they tend to have sources in the front office who like to do…

  9. And That Happened: Wednesday's Scores and Highlights

    Sep 9, 2010, 5:57 AM EDT

    The Padres add some cushion before their four-game series with the Giants.

  10. Aaron Cook has fractured fibula, done for season?

    Sep 9, 2010, 12:29 AM EDT

    Bad news out of Colorado this evening. According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Rockies starter Aaron Cook suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right fibula when he was drilled in the leg Wednesday by a Joey Votto comebacker.

  11. Cards: Freese has surgery, Miller has arm strain

    Sep 8, 2010, 10:14 PM EDT

    The Cardinals got a helping of bad news Wednesday. Kick a team while its down? According to Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, left-handed reliever Trever Miller flew back to St. Louis on Wednesday after…

  12. Josh Johnson has inflamed shoulder, strained back

    Sep 8, 2010, 8:51 PM EDT

    Joe Frisaro of speculated earlier today that Josh Johnson “may be done for the season” due to injuries to his back and shoulder and the Marlins’ desire to protect their prized right-hander.  That could still be true, but the Fish did get some good news this evening. According to Clark Spencer of the Miami…

  13. Davidson ejected Brewers fan for homophobic slur

    Sep 8, 2010, 7:36 PM EDT

    Umpire Bob Davidson says he ejected a fan at Milwaukee’s Miller Park during Tuesday’s game after the use of a homophobic slur aimed at Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. Davidson ejected 44-year-old Sean A. Ottow in the seventh inning last night because, according to the Associated Press, he wanted to make sure Molina wouldn’t do something…

  14. Twins' Morneau having "more good days than bad"

    Sep 8, 2010, 7:23 PM EDT

    Twins first baseman Justin Morneau has been sidelined since the first week of July due to a concussion and post-concussion symptoms. And it’s not looking like he is close at all to returning to action. Morneau told Phil Mackey of Minneapolis’…

  15. Quote of the Day II: Colin Cowherd wants you to hate him

    Sep 8, 2010, 5:58 PM EDT

    Colin Cowherd provides some simple advice about how to become a big wheel sports broadcaster.

  16. Report: Josh Johnson "may be done for the season"

    Sep 8, 2010, 5:42 PM EDT

    Initially said to be “50-50″ for his scheduled Friday start, Josh Johnson is now having his injured back and shoulder examined by doctors in Florida and Joe Frisaro of writes that the Marlins’ ace “may be done for the season.” Or as manager Edwin Rodriguez put it: “We have to make sure that J.J.…

  17. Posada's condition may be more serious than first thought

    Sep 8, 2010, 5:28 PM EDT

    Update: Tests on Posada’s head came back negative, and doctors have cleared him to play.  The Yankees are currently listing their catcher as day-to-day.   Right after the Yankees game today there were several references to Jorge Posada experiencing concussion symptoms that prevented him from being used.  How, in this day and age, I took…

  18. Omar Minaya likely to be "reassigned" after the season

    Sep 8, 2010, 4:58 PM EDT

    Jon Heyman reports that Omar Minaya is likely to be “reassigned” this year. Which is a way of firing him without really firing him, seeing as though he still has a year on his contract. Minaya came up through scouting and is said to both enjoy it and have a good eye for it, so…

  19. CBS shooting an episode of "Undercover Boss" with Cubs owner Todd Ricketts at Wrigley Field?

    Sep 8, 2010, 4:44 PM EDT

    Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune passes along an intriguing note about the CBS television show Undercover Boss “filming this strange guy with a fake beard on the grounds crew and as a beer vendor” at Wrigley Field today. Sullivan snapped a picture of the film crew setting up around the ballpark, but so far…

  20. Yankees beat Orioles on Nick Swisher's two-run walkoff blast

    Sep 8, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    Yankees fans wanted Joe Girardi’s head when he failed to pinch hit for Frankie Cervelii in the seventh. Shockingly, however, Girardi had a reason.

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