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Just five years ago this month, Hank Aaron, the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves great, lost his title to a cheater. Five years ago this month, during the so-called “Steroid Era”, Major League Baseball’s home run king (with 755), who passed the immortal Babe Ruth‘s record of 714 home runs in 1974 with...
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A text message from the phone of Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was the source of the latest Bobby Valentine drama and now Gonzalez is denying his involvement. Former catcher Kelly Shoppach is said to be one of the leaders in the opposition against Valentine and the leader behind the...
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Last Week: 3-3 This Week: TOR (8/21-23; LAA 8/24-26) So, What Happened? Never has the above question been so apt. MMM is still trying to figure out what happened, especially over the weekend, when a series against the Baltimore Orioles turned from promising to regretful and, perhaps, damaging. MMM...
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On B.J. Upton's Birthday we find video by YouTube user BaseballMixtape of Upton's highlights from the 2011 season.     Play Our Fantasy Game Today and Try Your Hand at Winning $250 for FREE  
The season is coming to an end. We only have a month and a half remaining until the playoffs begin and we will crown a new champion. Another highlight of this period is the customary handing out of awards. Soon names will be added to lists that include Nolan Ryan, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays. One...
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Two days ago (Wednesday) when I wrote my blog and called Red Sox players "ML WIMPS" for running to ownership to complain about manager Bobby Valentine I was wrong. Red Sox players, led by first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and second baseman Dustin Pedroia are not "Wimps" - these cry babies are "ML...
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What should Phillies fans be looking for with a little over six weeks remaining in the season? Domonic Brown, Kevin Frandsen, Josh Lindblom, Nate Schierholtz, and Antonio Bastardo are all excellent choices. But for me, starting pitching ranks at the top of the list. Phillies starting pitching in...
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January is a safe time to talk about baseball. There are no games on the schedule, no performances to track. The dead of winter makes a very comfortable backdrop against which to make declarations, bold predictions and lofty promises. Few are the wintertime bon mots that get remembered much past...
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As Todd Helton turns 39 today, we post video by YouTube user x3000gtx of a front row view of Todd Helton hitting a walk-off home run on April 14th. Play Our Fantasy Game Today and Try Your Hand at Winning $250 for FREE  
August 20th, 1923 - A four-piece bat used by Babe Ruth is banned by American League president Ban Johnson because of the glue used on it. Johnson rules that all bats must be one piece with nothing added except tape extending to 18 inches up the handle. On August 20th, 1934 Lou Gehrig hits a first-...
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Maybe they should call it the Solid Seven.  It certainly hasn’t been nine of late. Juan Uribe has seemingly been number four on the depth chart this season when it comes to Dodgers third basemen. The Dodgers find themselves in first place with seven starters and two other “who-the-hell-will-it-be...
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The 2012 Red Sox season is playing out exactly like an episode of ‘Survivor’–folks dropping like flies, in-team hostility and last but not least mutiny. There will be someone getting voted out, unfortunately for manager Bobby Valentine it’s starting to look more and more like the tribe has spoken....
Mired in a terrible season the Rockies sweep the Brewers at Coors. Having Eric Young Jr. playing at a dream-like level doesn't hurt. Young Jr. homered again, finished with two hits, extending his stellar work at the plate lately (22-for-46 for a .478 average). He doesn't have to and can't remain...
On Dustin Pedroia's birthday, YouTube user sevendaysfallen posts the NESN video behind the nickname "Laser Show". Play Our Fantasy Game Today and Try Your Hand at Winning $250 for FREE
August 17th, 1966 San Francisco Giant outfielder Willie Mays moves into second place on the all-time home run list with a 4th-inning blast off Ray Washburn. Seven years to the day later, in 1973, the 42-year old Mays, now with the Mets hits the 660th and final home run of his career off Reds lefty...
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