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  1. John Lindsey, 33-year-old rookie, done for season

    Sep 26, 2010, 8:49 AM EST

    It’s not difficult to understand why we as baseball fans root for the past-his-prime rookie. They’re underdogs. They’re like us in some ways. They’re finally getting a shot in “The Show.” All that Hollywood stuff. 33-year-old John Lindsey, an infielder for for the Dodgers, provided a Hollywood moment on…

  2. Hamilton avoids alcohol in celebration of AL West clinching

    Sep 25, 2010, 10:22 PM EST

    We’re all familiar with the scene after baseball teams clinch postseason spots.  Champagne everywhere.  Beer poured over heads that are guarded only by goggles.  Cigars lit and puffed frequently.  Laughter.  Cheering.  It’s all very cool and all very innocent, but not to an addict. So Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, who spent his first couple years…

  3. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire hit in head by errant throw

    Sep 25, 2010, 9:05 PM EST

    Scary moment in Detroit. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was hit in the head by an errant warm-up throw before Saturday’s game against the Tigers and was spotted bleeding from the ear. A Twins spokesman…

  4. Rangers beat A's, clinch American League West crown

    Sep 25, 2010, 7:43 PM EST

    Buoyed by a solid performance from starter Derek Holland and a game-winning eighth-inning home run by first baseman Jorge Cantu, the Rangers became the second MLB team to wrap up a spot in the playoffs Saturday with a 4-3 victory over the A’s. The Twins grabbed the American League Central crown earlier this week. Congratulations…

  5. Yankees bring in ex-NFL coach Tony Dungy for pep talk

    Sep 25, 2010, 6:40 PM EST

    According to the Associated Press, the Yankees brought in former Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy to speak with the team in a closed-door meeting before Saturday’s game against the Red Sox. Phil Hughes said the subject matter of the speech was “more life experiences” than sports, so this wasn’t a strictly “rah-rah” affair. Yankees manager…

  6. Ryan Zimmerman could miss rest of season

    Sep 25, 2010, 5:35 PM EST

    Ryan Zimmerman was out of the starting lineup for the third straight day Saturday due to a strained rib muscle. According to what Nationals manager Jim Riggleman told Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, it’s possible he may not play again this season. “We’re just going to be really conservative about when we put him…

  7. MLB responds on humidor situation after Giants file complaint

    Sep 25, 2010, 4:30 PM EST

    An update on the Tim Lincecum story from earlier, MLB has made some swift and dramatic changes to the procedure involving baseballs at Coors Field after the the Giants issued a formal complaint, according to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle. Effective immediately, the umpires are expected to closely monitor the process in which…

  8. Joey Votto returns to Reds' starting lineup Saturday

    Sep 25, 2010, 3:31 PM EST

    Joey Votto is back in the starting lineup for Saturday afternoon’s game against the Padres, according to Mark Sheldon of Votto has been out of the lineup for each of the last three games due to a sinus infection, though he did strike out in a pinch-hit appearance against Padres’ closer Heath Bell last…

  9. Breaking news: Blake Hawksworth leaves game after being hit in face by comebacker

    Sep 25, 2010, 3:07 PM EST

    UPDATE: According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Hawksworth suffered severe lacerations to his mouth and upper lip. Carrie Muskat of reports that he was taken to the hospital for X-rays. 2:57 PM: According to Carrie Muskat of, Blake Hawksworth was forced to leave this afternoon’s game against the Cubs after…

  10. Mike Lowell left last night's game after taking grounder to head

    Sep 25, 2010, 2:26 PM EST

    There was a pretty scary scene during last night’s Red Sox-Yankees game, as Mike Lowell took a ground ball off the side of the head while playing first base in the fifth inning. Lowell was attempting to field a ball off the bat of Curtis Granderson, however the ball took a nasty hop only to…

  11. Bob Brenly drops out of running to be Cubs manager

    Sep 25, 2010, 1:20 PM EST

    We can scratch another name off the list of candidates to be the next Cubs manager. Citing “personal and professional reasons,” Bob Brenly has withdrawn his name from consideration for the team’s managerial position, according to “With all due respect to the organization, to the Ricketts family and to Jim, I just didn’t feel…

  12. Did Tim Lincecum throw out a "juiced ball" Friday night?

    Sep 25, 2010, 12:35 PM EST

    Maybe, but let’s start with what we know to be true. Tim Lincecum allowed just two hits over eight innings of one-run ball in a 2-1 win over the Rockies last night. As a result, the Giants enter play Saturday with a one-game advantage over the Padres in the win column while the fading Rockies…

  13. UPDATE: Phils irk Mets en route to 11th straight win

    Sep 25, 2010, 12:30 PM EST

    UPDATE: Here’s Chase Utley’s response, according to Todd Zolecki of It’s pretty much what you would expect him to say. “I have never ever attempted to break up a double play with the intent to injure someone,” he told “I understand what it’s like to be taken out. I’ve been kicked, kneed, elbowed,…

  14. Report: MLB president Bob DuPuy "on his way out"

    Sep 25, 2010, 10:58 AM EST

    Three high-ranking executives within baseball tell Buster Olney of that MLB president and chief operating officer Bob DuPuy is expected to move out of his current role. “He’s on his way out,” a team official said. DuPuy has served as president and chief operating officer for the past eight years. Some have viewed DuPuy…

  15. So, Jeff Francoeur hit his 100th career home run last night…

    Sep 25, 2010, 10:34 AM EST

    I hate to spoil the show for you guys, but Jeff Francoeur’s 100th career home run is “The Event.” Yep, good ol’ Frenchie became the 756th member of the 100-home run club with a solo shot against the Athletics last night. Breaking a lengthy drought, it was his first round-tripper since August 7 and his…

  16. Report: Diamondbacks trying to keep Jerry DiPoto

    Sep 25, 2010, 9:58 AM EST

    After Kevin Towers was hired as Diamondbacks general manager earlier this week, it was reported that former interim general manager Jerry DiPoto was resigning from the organization. According to Jon Paul Morosi of, the D-Backs still haven’t given up hope in retaining him. Multiple sources are telling Morosi that the Diamondbacks are in “active…

  17. Aroldis Chapman throws fastest pitch ever recorded

    Sep 25, 2010, 8:51 AM EST

    It was only a little less than a month ago that reports surfaced about Aroldis Chapman unleashing a 105-mph fastball during an appearance with Triple-A Louisville. Many doubted the legitimacy of the gun at the time — and rightfully so — after all, we usually need to see these types of things to actually believe…

  18. Report: Felipe Lopez passes on pennant race, signs with Red Sox

    Sep 24, 2010, 9:37 PM EST

    Earlier today, it sounded like the Padres were going to have Felipe Lopez for the stretch drive. Not anymore. According to Scott Miller of, Lopez has “vetoed” the Padres’ waiver claim and signed on to play a meaningless week of baseball with the Red Sox, instead. Lopez, 30, was released by the Cardinals this…

  19. Francisco Liriano leaves Friday's start due to illness

    Sep 24, 2010, 8:40 PM EST

    Francisco Liriano just gave Twins fans quite the temporary scare. The left-hander was pulled from tonight’s start against the Tigers in the fourth inning. Before we even had a moment to speculate about what may have happened to him, the team announced that Liriano left the game due to illness, reports Kelly Thesier of…

  20. Nyjer Morgan expected to return to Nats' lineup Saturday

    Sep 24, 2010, 7:58 PM EST

    Nyjer Morgan wraps up his eight-game suspension today, which means that he is expected to return to the starting lineup for Saturday’s game against the Braves, reports Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. As our own Drew Silva told us over the weekend, Morgan used his time away from the diamond to make some much-needed…

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