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  1. Max Scherzer just did something he never did in winning the Cy Young award

    Apr 2, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    ALCS - Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    Max Scherzer got off to a shaky start this afternoon, walking the first batter he faced and giving up a single to the second hitter, but then he escaped the first inning without any damage and went on to shut out the Royals for eight innings.

  2. Robinson Cano celebrates anniversaries, likes hashtags

    Apr 2, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    I dunno why, exactly, but this tweet cracked me up.

  3. HBT Daily: Replay fizzles in Phoenix

    Apr 2, 2014, 1:58 PM EDT

    HBT Daily Logo

    ‘O, brave new world that has such irrationality in’t!

  4. Cal Ripken would rather have Derek Jeter’s career than his own

    Apr 2, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

    Cal Ripken

    At first blush it’s odd to hear someone like Ripken say that. But then you think about it a bit harder and say “um, yeah, me too!”

  5. There were some awesome signs being held up by fans last night

    Apr 2, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    SMRT

    Being able to say anything you want is the beauty of America. Being able to say it stupidly is a beauty of equal worth.

  6. Robinson Cano’s double-play partner is pretty good too

    Apr 2, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

    Brad Miller

    Seattle may have found a long-term building block in Brad Miller.

  7. C.J. Wilson apparently did not want to intentionally walk Robinson Cano last night

    Apr 2, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT

    Screen Shot 2014-04-02 at 11.17.11 AM

    Pitching to Robinson Cano with men in scoring position vs. issuing an intentional walk. WHO YA GOT?!

  8. Picking the Royals to win … again

    Apr 2, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox

    Joe Posnanski picks the Royals to win the division for the 17th consecutive season.

  9. The Marlins obviously weren’t prepared for a sellout on Opening Day

    Apr 2, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

    david samson getty

    The customer isn’t always right, but you should probably at least pretend to listen and empathize with their complaints.

  10. Miguel Cabrera will get $2 million for MVPs and $1 million for Triple Crowns

    Apr 2, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    As part of his new eight-year, $253 million extension with the Tigers reigning back-to-back MVP Miguel Cabrera has bonuses for winning the award again or capturing another Triple Crown in the future.

  11. Mark Teixeira says his wrist will “never be the same”

    Apr 2, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    Mark Teixeira Getty

    After a 2 for 3 night we know Teixeira can still hit. The question is how hard he can hit.

  12. Cole Hamels could rejoin Phillies by the end of the month

    Apr 2, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    cole hamels getty

    Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels threw three innings in a minor league intrasquad game Tuesday, with Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reporting that he tossed 44 pitches and allowed one run while striking out three.

  13. Rays agree to a six-year contract with pitcher Chris Archer

    Apr 2, 2014, 9:37 AM EDT

    chris archer headshot getty

    The Rays gotta lock ‘em up young to keep ‘em long. They just locked one up young.

  14. Ex-Astros pitcher Brandon Backe says police brutality ended his career

    Apr 2, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

    Brandon Backe

    The Galveston, Texas police could be paying a pretty hefty judgment if they lose this case.

  15. We all saw this coming with the replay challenge system

    Apr 2, 2014, 8:51 AM EDT

    Umpires

    Baseball sold the replay challenge system on its “uniqueness and charm.” What happened in last night’s Giants-Diamondbacks game was certainly unique, but not at all charming.

  16. The Padres’ ball girls flash some serious leather

    Apr 2, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT

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    And while we’re on the subject, can we come up with a better name than “ball girls?”

  17. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 2, 2014, 5:22 AM EDT

    Bochy replay

    Major League Baseball wanted a challenge system for replay. Everyone except Major League Baseball said a challenge system would be flawed and would lead to problems. The Giants-Dbacks game last night showed us exactly what those problems are.

  18. Replay system’s flaws rear head in Giants-Diamondbacks game

    Apr 2, 2014, 12:11 AM EDT

    Brandon Belt, A.J. Pollock

    MLB chose not to institute a replay system whose sole goal was getting calls right, instead opting for a system that involved managerial challenges and strategy, at least until the seventh inning of games.

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