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  1. Steroids or no, Sammy Sosa doesn’t belong in Hall of Fame

    Dec 2, 2012, 1:14 AM EDT

    Sammy Sosa

    If I had a Hall of Fame ballot — and don’t worry, I do not — I’d put down nine names on it this year: Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, Curt Schilling and Alan Trammell. Yes, there are some cheaters on that list: three definites and…

  2. Here is the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot

    Nov 28, 2012, 12:07 PM EDT

    cooperstown

    The Baseball Writers Association of America just released the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot. It, along with information about past voting totals and an overview of all of the candidates’ careers, can be read at the BBWAA website.  Here’s the list of players: Sandy Alomar Jr. Jeff Bagwell Craig Biggio Barry Bonds Jeff Cirillo Royce…

  3. The Hall of Fame ballot will be announced today

    Nov 28, 2012, 6:52 AM EDT

    Brace Yourself

    Many of you hate Hall of Fame arguments. Many of you hate steroids arguments. If that’s the case, you may want to skip about half of all baseball content written between now and the end of the year. Why? Because the 2013 Hall of Fame ballot will be announced at noon today, and it represents…

  4. Great Moments in Cause and Effect

    Nov 2, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

    Schilling

    Curt Schilling, August 21, 2012: Schilling tweeted that “if the state loses money it’s because the Governor is a dunce of epic proportions, nothing I can do about that.” In follow-up tweets on Monday, Schilling also called the governor a “buffoon” and called the prospect of him getting re-elected in 2014 “terrifying.” Lincoln Chafee, November 1,…

  5. Sullivan: Michael Young was jobbed for the Clemente Award

    Oct 29, 2012, 10:36 AM EDT

    Michael Young dugout

    We argue about every possible award around here because, heck, what else is there to do when there are no baseball games going on?  But while it’s easy to come up with any kind of argument for one guy over another for the MVP or the Cy Young or whatever, it’s not easy — and…

  6. Chris Carpenter joins exclusive club with 10th postseason win

    Oct 10, 2012, 5:55 PM EDT

    Chris Carpenter

    Thought to be out for the season after July surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, Chris Carpenter came back to go 0-2 with a 3.71 ERA in three starts at the end of the regular seasons. On Wednesday, he picked up his first win in almost a year by shutting out the Nationals for 5 2/3 innings in…

  7. You asked me questions on Twitter. So I shall answer them.

    Sep 6, 2012, 10:03 AM EDT

    The Question

    I haven’t done one of these in forever. Mostly because they were getting a little tired. Batman. Aquaman. Bourbon. Sure, those are things I love, hate and love, respectively, but a sameness crept in.  Hopefully now that some time has passed, this exercise will seem fresh again. Have at you! Q: I’ve always wondered how…

  8. Max Scherzer is trying to crash the aces-only party for MLB strikeout leaders

    Aug 22, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

    Max Scherzer Getty

    Usually the MLB strikeout leader is a big-name, Cy Young-caliber pitcher. In fact, every single MLB strikeout leader during the past 20 years fits that description: Randy Johnson (nine times) Johan Santana (two times) Justin Verlander (two times) Curt Schilling (two times) Jered Weaver Tim Lincecum Jake Peavy Kerry Wood John Smoltz You get the…

  9. Max Scherzer takes over major league lead in strikeouts

    Aug 15, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    It’ll be a short-lived lead, but Max Scherzer fanned 10 Twins over seven shutout innings Wednesday to move past teammate Justin Verlander for the major league lead with 178 strikeouts. He’s gotten there in just 140 2/3 innings, while Verlander has racked up his 174 strikeouts in 175 2/3 innings. If Scherzer maintains his current…

  10. Justin Verlander fans 14 to defeat Yankees

    Aug 6, 2012, 10:53 PM EDT

    Justin Verlander

    Justin Verlander became the first pitcher since Boston’s Pedro Martinez in 1999 to strike out at least 14 Yankees in a 7-2 victory for the Tigers on Monday. Verlander pitched eight innings and allowed both runs in easily outdueling Ivan Nova on the night. Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera homered off Nova, who ended up…

  11. Francisco Liriano becomes 30th ever to fan 15 and lose

    Jul 13, 2012, 11:35 PM EDT

    Francisco Liriano

    Francisco Liriano whiffed a career-high 15 batters on Friday night, but he still took a loss in a 6-3 game after giving up four runs — three earned — in eight innings against the A’s. Jonny Gomes hit a grand slam in the fourth inning to account for all of the scoring off Liriano. It…

  12. Horror stories from 38 Studios

    Jun 13, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

    Schilling

    We’ve heard a lot of back and forth about what went down with the folding of Curt Schilling’s company. The Rhode Island politicians have grandstanded, Curt Schilling has postured and there is enough ugliness to it all that most people may want to wash their hands of it. But before you wash your hands of…

  13. Colby Lewis gives up five homers, strikes out career-best 12

    May 10, 2012, 6:08 PM EDT

    Colby Lewis

    It was certainly a case of feast or famine for the Orioles in the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader. Rangers starter Colby Lewis gave up three straight homers to begin the bottom of the first, retired the next 18 hitters he faced and then surrendered two more homers in the seventh to leave down 6-0…

  14. Yes, Calvin Pickering, Carlos Baerga and Nick Esasky showed up for the Fenway bash

    Apr 20, 2012, 6:13 PM EDT

    Fenway Park

    There was no keeping up with all 216 players to show up on the Fenway Park field for the 100th anniversary celebration today. Fortunately, the Boston Globe has a list of all those in attendance. Among the one-and-done Red Sox there were Carlos Baerga, Mark Whiten, Nick Esasky, Calvin Pickering, Sean Casey, Luis Alicea (I guess…

  15. My heavens! Massachusetts Senator takes political donation from Yankees president

    Apr 18, 2012, 10:34 AM EDT

    United States Senator Scott Brown prepares to throw out the first pitch prior to a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays in Boston.

    There are a lot more important things to get outraged about in politics, but if you’re gonna do things like wear the local team’s gear and stand in front of their ballpark in campaign ads in order to try to co-opt some goodwill, you had better not do this: U.S. Sen. Scott Brown may be rooting for…

  16. Philly fans and Boston fans are basically the same

    Mar 16, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    Phillies fans AP

    My friend Stephen Silver has lived in both Boston and Philly, and is intimately familiar with the respective sports scenes.  And he writes something today that is likely to make the fans in both of those cities mad: … as someone who has lived in both cities and has a lot of family and friends in…

  17. Will anti-McGwire stance among Hall voters soften over time?

    Jan 9, 2012, 3:09 AM EDT

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    The announcement of the Hall of Fame vote will come in at 3 p.m. ET on Monday, and it will be interesting to see who is elected to Cooperstown. Will it be Barry Larkin and no one else? Perhaps. Some even suggest that no one will be elected, which would be bad news for those who…

  18. With ninth postseason win, Chris Carpenter makes a Hall of Fame case

    Oct 28, 2011, 11:52 PM EDT

    Chris Carpenter

    144 regular-season wins wouldn’t typically get a starting pitcher within shouting distance of Cooperstown. With two stellar postseason performances for World Series-winning teams, though, 36-year-old Chris Carpenter is starting to build a case for eventual enshrinement in the Hall of Fame. Carpenter’s win on three days’ rest in Friday’s Game 7 against the Rangers improved…

  19. Dodgers set to hire MLB’s first female physical trainer

    Oct 28, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

    sue falsone dodgers

    Stephania Bell of ESPN.com reports that the Dodgers will soon make Sue Falsone the first female head physical trainer in MLB history when they announce her hiring next week. Not only that, according to Bell she’ll be the first head physical trainer in any of the four major sports. Falsone has served as a consultant…

  20. Stat of the Day: Most pitches thrown in a postseason start

    Oct 14, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander tosses a ball in the dugout during the eighth inning of Game 3 of their MLB American League Championship Series baseball playoffs against the Texas Rangers in Detroit

    Justin Verlander threw 133 pitches in last night’s win over the Rangers, which got me wondering about the most pitches ever thrown in a postseason start. Turns out, Verlander wasn’t even close to cracking the top 10. And that’s only counting games since people started tracking pitch counts, which rules out a whole lot of…

  21. What they’re saying: the Red Sox schadenfreude edition

    Sep 29, 2011, 1:25 AM EDT

    Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway and pitcher Jonathan Papelbon walk off the field after their loss to the Orioles in Baltimore

    Curt Schilling: Not sure what I just got done watching really happened. Most amazing, incredible, frustrating and crushing 2 hours of baseball ever. Red Sox GM Theo Epstein: Can’t sugarcoat this. This is awful. Orioles second baseman Robert Andino, after his game-winning hit: End of season like this, [to] make Boston go home sad, crying,…

  22. Is Terry Francona to blame for this mess?

    Sep 27, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

    Terry Francona

    The “blame Theo” chorus kind of died down this week as the shock of the Red Sox actual collapse seemed to overtake the rancor of the collapse-in-progress.  But Curt Schilling was asked about it again today and he said that, if you have to blame someone here, it’s better to blame Theo Epstein than Terry…

  23. It’s official: the Red Sox will win the wild card

    Sep 20, 2011, 5:01 PM EDT

    Ric Flair

    Two reasons why I think the Red Sox have locked up the wild card. First: because Curt Schilling said today that he didn’t think they’d do it, and he’s wrong about everything. Second, because Gordon Edes just tweeted the following from the Red Sox clubhouse: Wrestler Ric Flair visited Sox clubhouse posed for pictures with…

  24. Josh Beckett: slow as molasses and no one seems to care

    Sep 1, 2011, 8:48 AM EDT

    Josh Beckett

    In addition to the maddening Curt Schilling-Nomar Garciaparra back-and-forth, another thing that made the Yankees-Red Sox game so damn hard to watch last night was its pace. Yes, I realize that’s an old complaint, but it’s still a valid one. These games are interminable and it really drives me nuts. It’s especially bad when Josh Beckett…

  25. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 1, 2011, 5:41 AM EDT

    Red Sox' Ortiz watches his two-run home run with Yankees' Cervelli during their MLB American League baseball game in Boston

    Red Sox 9, Yankees 5: I was watching this game until Curt Schilling and Nomar Garciaparra started talking about intangibles and how so-and-so has them “off the charts.” Which, given that they’re INTANGIBLE, what freaking chart could possibly measure them?  And another thing: Schilling talked about the game changing, saying that Dustin Pedroia never would…

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