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  1. Great Moments in Customer Appreciation: The Mets

    Apr 30, 2010, 11:06 AM EDT

    Perhaps the Mets would draw better if they offered their season ticket holders better swag than a floaty magnetic baseball thing that doesn’t work.

  2. The San Francisco Giants want to get into the basketball business

    Apr 30, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

    The San Francisco Giants may join the bidding for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. The California iteration of the franchise is 48 years-old, so it makes sense that the organization that employs Brian Sabean would be interested. Heck, if the deal goes through he’s likely to play the entire basketball team at second base and…

  3. Are there some players who just can't hack it in New York?

    Apr 30, 2010, 10:24 AM EDT

    I’m extremely reluctant to give credence to the “Player X just can’t handle New York” line of reasoning because as explanations go, it rarely if ever accounts for all of the variables. Javy Vazquez is a good example, inasmuch as that meme doesn’t account for the fact that he handled things just fine in New…

  4. Toronto fan makes the supreme sacrifice

    Apr 30, 2010, 10:06 AM EDT

    No, he didn’t die or anything, but giving up an $8 beer in order to grab a baseball, the sort of which you can get for something like $20 a dozen down at Dick’s represents the kind of sacrifice that neither you nor I would normally be willing to make. So here’s to you, smell-like-a-beer-all-night-in-exchange-for-a-Ryan-Sweeney-foul-ball…

  5. The Nats aren't worried about Bryce Harper's attitude

    Apr 30, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

    Last week reports swirled that Bryce Harper was a no-goodnik. The Nats? They’re not worried: A high-ranking club official said a recent report slamming the 17 year-old catcher for having attitude issues was “way overblown” and the Nats have no qualms about selecting him first overall in the June draft based on personality traits. “Is…

  6. "Shin-Soo Choo has a chance to be the best Pacific Rim player ever"

    Apr 30, 2010, 9:17 AM EDT

    Those are bold words given that Ichiro Suzuki still walks the Earth and gets 200 hits a year, but when you realize that it’s Choo’s agent Scott Boras saying it, all becomes clear. That aside, Tim Brown’s profile on Choo in which that quote appears is a great read about the baseball’s least-known superstar.  For…

  7. Some of the best A-Rod hate you'll read in a while

    Apr 30, 2010, 8:57 AM EDT

    Some people — myself included on occasion — toss out lazy Alex Rodriguez criticism. Others — like FOX’s Tracy Ringolsby — aren’t content dabbling in idle hate. They work extra hard at it, finding reasons to attack him which have eluded everyone else. For example, after rehashing the 2007 opt-out controversy, Ringolsby shows us just…

  8. Carl Crawford, Rays destroy the Royals

    Apr 30, 2010, 8:40 AM EDT

    I punted the recap of the Rays-Royals game this morning in favor of talking about my kids, so let’s make up for it.  Short version: the Rays remain en fuego. Longer version: did someone catch the plate of that truck that ran over Luke Hochevar (2.2 IP, 11 H, 9 ER, 2 BB, 1K)?  Back-to-back…

  9. It can't get any lower than this: The Dodgers are shut out by the Pirates

    Apr 30, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT

    I basically retweeted Ned Colletti’s comments back at Matt Kemp in the recaps this morning because I thought it’d be funny, but let’s be clear about something: Kemp’s misplay on that two-run triple was not the death blow in the Dodgers’ loss to the Pirates. It was the fact that the Dodgers were blanked by…

  10. And That Happened: Thursday's Scores and Highlights

    Apr 30, 2010, 5:37 AM EDT

    Rays 11, Royals 1: The Rays are good the Royals are bad and you all know that, so there’s no sense in dwelling on it here. Let’s take things in a different direction: My wife and I took the kids to the Columbus Clippers-Charlotte Knights game last night, which the Clippers won 9-7.  My daughter…

  11. UPDATE: Duchscherer departs with hip injury

    Apr 29, 2010, 10:26 PM EDT

    UPDATE: Duchscherer told Slusser that the injury feels “identical” to a previous right hip injury that required two surgeries.  Not good.’s Jane Lee writes that he will get an MRI on Friday. 8:55pm:  The San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser passes along word that right-handed starter Justin Duchscherer was lifted from Thursday’s game in the…

  12. Roy Oswalt collects 1,500th career strikeout

    Apr 29, 2010, 9:38 PM EDT

    As noted by Brian McTaggart of, Astros starter Roy Oswalt collected the 1,500th strikeout of his career Thursday against the Reds.  Here’s a look at where he stands on the active list: 1. Jamie Moyer – 23552. Javier Vazquez – 22713. Andy Pettitte – 21724. Tim Wakefield – 19955. Kevin Millwood – 18366. Johan…

  13. Wandy Rodriguez scratched due to back spasms

    Apr 29, 2010, 7:43 PM EDT

    According to beat reporter Brian McTaggart, left-hander Wandy Rodriguez has been scratched from his scheduled Friday start due to back spasms. Brett Myers will take the bump as the Astros open a three-game series against the Braves.  Rodriguez is tentatively scheduled to make up for the lost outing on Saturday, but it’s no sure…

  14. Tigers' Magglio Ordonez notches 2,000th career hit

    Apr 29, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    With a single off Carl Pavano on Thursday, Magglio Ordonez because the 19th active major leaguer and the sixth native of Venezuela to reach 2,000 career hits. The active list: 1. Ken Griffey Jr. – 2,775 2. Derek Jeter – 2,773 3. Ivan Rodriguez – 2,735 4. Omar Vizquel – 2,706 5. Alex Rodriguez –…

  15. Musial, Pujols have nothing on Cardinals rookie David Freese

    Apr 29, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    With a three-run homer off Jair Jurrjens and a three-run double off reliever Jesse Chavez, David Freese on Tuesday became the first Cardinals rookie since 1925 to drive in six runs in a game. Freese finished 3-for-3 with a walk as St. Louis beat Atlanta 10-4 to complete a four-game sweep. The 26-year-old rookie entered…

  16. Brad Lidge returning tomorrow, but will he close?

    Apr 29, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT

    After back-to-back scoreless outings on his minor-league rehab assignment, Brad Lidge is scheduled to return from the disabled list tomorrow. Two weeks ago Charlie Manuel said Lidge may not immediately reclaim ninth-inning duties, but fill-in closer Ryan Madson blowing two of his last three save opportunities may have changed the manager’s mind. Even setting aside…

  17. Aroldis Chapman remains a work in progress

    Apr 29, 2010, 5:20 PM EDT

    Aroldis Chapman started for Louisville last night and via this scouting report from FanHouse’s Frankie Piliere, he still has some work to do before he’s going to make it to the bigs. Two issues, really. The first was his velocity. While it took Chapman a while to get up to full speed on a cold…

  18. Matt Kemp's agent fires back at Ned Colletti

    Apr 29, 2010, 5:10 PM EDT

    Ned Colletti called out Matt Kemp the other day.  Yesterday Dave Stewart, who (a) is Matt Kemp’s agent; and (b) is one of the more intimidating dudes to have played the game in recent history, fired back: “This kind of thing in all the years I’ve been in baseball has never happened with any general…

  19. Diamondbacks put Kris Benson on disabled list, call up Kevin Mulvey

    Apr 29, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

    In the least shocking news of the week, Arizona has placed Kris Benson on the disabled list with a sore shoulder. When the Diamondbacks added him to the rotation two weeks ago I wrote that choosing the oft-injured, rarely effective, 35-year-old Benson over various minor-league options made little sense. He was actually better than I…

  20. Dontrelle Willis throws six shutout innings

    Apr 29, 2010, 4:18 PM EDT

    Dontrelle Willis has had a couple of decent starts so far this season, but after today’s performance it may be safe to say that he’s officially back. D-Train threw six shutout innings with six strikeouts and gave up only four hits and two walks, leading the Tigers to a 3-0 win over the Twins. Granted,…

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