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  1. Mark Prior and The Heartbreak Club

    Dec 10, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

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    There were two eye-opening bits of news here in this story about Mark Prior retiring. 1. I honestly thought he retired five years ago. 2. Mark Prior is still only 33 years old. The second of those bits is even more shocking than the first. He is STILL only 33? If Mark Prior had stayed…

  2. Mark Prior’s retirement reminds us that young pitchers will break your heart

    Dec 10, 2013, 8:29 AM EDT

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    Every year we get a report that Mark Prior is working out, hoping to make a major league comeback after years of injuries. No more. Andrew Simon of MLB.com reports that the former Cubs phenom is calling it quits: After a series of injuries and several comeback attempts, it appears Mark Prior is ready to…

  3. Mark Prior has officially retired

    Dec 9, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

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    Mark Prior has attempted numerous comebacks in recent years, but the oft-injured right-hander told Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press earlier today that he has officially retired and could accept a front office position with the Padres. Prior, now 33, hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2006. He made seven relief appearances with…

  4. Steve Bartman achieved infamy ten years ago today

    Oct 14, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

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    I didn’t know the date off the top of my head, but I bet a bunch of Cubs fans did. October 14, 2003 — ten years ago today — was Steve Bartman day. In case you’re six years-old or generally oblivious, the Bartman game became known as such when Mr. Bartman┬áreached for a foul ball…

  5. Stephen Strasburg is the third-fastest to reach 500 career strikeouts

    Sep 22, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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    With a fifth-inning strikeout of Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich, Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg became the third-fastest — in terms of innings pitched — to reach 500 career strikeouts, tweets James Wagner of the Washington Post. The two to do it faster: former Cubs teammates Kerry Wood and Mark Prior. Strasburg entered tonight’s start with a…

  6. The Long Sad History of Injured Pitchers

    Aug 28, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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    There seems to be an impression out there that pitchers get hurt today more than they ever did before. It seems that every time a high profile pitcher gets hurt — the latest of these being Mets phenom Matt Harvey — that we get a rash of stories like this one from my friend Terry…

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