MLB - 2017

Spahny
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Sat May 06, 2017 8:22 pm

I want to be 21 years old and named Cody Bellinger.
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Sun May 07, 2017 11:06 am

Spahny wrote:I want to be 21 years old and named Cody Bellinger.

And that was before he hit the grand slam!

Buckle up, this is going to be a fun ride.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
Spahny
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Sun May 07, 2017 9:03 pm

stark wrote:
Spahny wrote:I want to be 21 years old and named Cody Bellinger.

And that was before he hit the grand slam!

Buckle up, this is going to be a fun ride.
That was on a up and in 95 mph fastball.

Kid is going to be seeing a lot of curve balls now. I don't think he has a weak zone but we'll see.
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Fri May 26, 2017 8:23 am

Baseball Hall of Fame honors 'Homer at the Bat' episode of 'The Simpsons'

Steve Sax won two World Series rings, was a five-time All-Star and got nearly 2,000 hits in the big leagues.

Yet to many fans, it's those half-dozen lines he uttered to a bunch of yellow cartoon characters a long time ago that really made him famous.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/1946 ... e-simpsons
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Tue May 30, 2017 8:28 am

Harper, Strickland traded punches, Nationals beat Giants 3-0

Drilled in the hip by a heater, Bryce Harper knew where this was headed. In a hurry, too.

"You see red," he said.

Enraged, the Washington slugger charged the mound, wildly fired his helmet and traded punches to the head with reliever Hunter Strickland, setting off a furious brawl Monday during the Nationals' 3-0 win over the San Francisco Giants.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/recap?gameId=370529126

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PJMIII
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Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:22 pm

Reeling Cards make series of personnel moves

St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak announced a series of coaching changes and player reassignments Friday.

Veteran third baseman Jhonny Peralta has been designated for assignment, and third-base coach Chris Maloney has been reassigned within the organization. Mike Schildt will take over for Maloney.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/1959 ... el-changes
stark
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Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:06 pm

Some days its fun to be a Dodgers fan.

If these two kids, Bellinger and Seager can stick together for 10+ years they could be the most exciting pairing in baseball history.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:11 am

Pirates' Jameson Taillon pitches five scoreless innings in return from cancer treatments

Jameson Taillon pitched five scoreless innings in his return from treatments for testicular cancer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Monday night.

Taillon (3-1) allowed five hits, walked two and struck out five. The 25-year-old had surgery May 8, four days after losing to the Reds at Cincinnati, then made three rehab starts in the minor leagues.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/recap?gameId=370612123

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Spahny
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Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:27 pm

stark wrote:Some days its fun to be a Dodgers fan.

If these two kids, Bellinger and Seager can stick together for 10+ years they could be the most exciting pairing in baseball history.
I didn't think the Dodger's could find another player as good as Seager but they did it. 24 HR's and 55 RBI's in 57 games now for Bellinger. And folks, he is the goods. His swing covers the plate like Ted Williams. You cannot make a mistake to him. I've been very impressed with his play at first. He turned a single to a double with hustle out of the box in game 3 in the Mets series. Yes, Bellinger and Seager are staying in Blue. Those 2 aren't going anywhere else ever.

It would also be grand if Puig has finally matured. Remember him?

The Rockies are punch drunk and will need help finding LAX. Hope they will be ok. Very concerned for their well being. So sorry Colorado. My future home.
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Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:16 am

Ex-Yankee Robinson Cano provides closing act at Aaron Judge's All-Star party

For much of this week's All-Star schedule in Miami, the focus was on young players, trendy players, and a running debate over which player will ultimately emerge and lay claim to the designation of "Face of the Game." Commissioner Rob Manfred didn't quite bestow New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge with that distinction when asked for his opinion Tuesday. But he had to admit, the kid has lots of potential.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/1996 ... star-party
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Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:56 am

Red Sox owner John Henry feels Yawkey Way evokes racist past

Boston Red Sox owner John Henry has wanted the city to change the name of Yawkey Way for a while, and the current political climate might provide the right timing.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2037 ... me-changed
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Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:48 pm

Red Sox stole signs electronically from Yankees, other teams

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed Tuesday that the Boston Red Sox used electronic communication from the dugout to steal opponents' signs and relay them to Boston players during games.

The New York Yankees filed a formal complaint against the Red Sox on July 18, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. Baseball's investigation of the Red Sox is ongoing, Manfred said from Fenway Park ahead of Boston's game against Toronto, but he expects it will be completed before the end of the regular season.


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Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:52 pm

Mattress Mack will throw out the ceremonial first pitch tomorrow at Minute Maid Park before Game 1 of the Astros-Red Sox ALDS.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:58 am

Jose Altuve hits 3 home runs in Astros' playoff opener vs. Red Sox

Jose Altuve hit three home runs in the Houston Astros' 8-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of their American League Division Series on Thursday.

Altuve connected twice off Red Sox ace Chris Sale and then against reliever Austin Maddox at Minute Maid Park. All three were solo shots.

Altuve led the majors in batting this year. He is listed at just 5-foot-6.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2092 ... on-red-sox
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Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:11 am

Your guide to Wednesday's LCS games: Astros-Yankees all tied, Dodgers can advance

The most important thing of the day: The Cubs' title defense could end, meaning the 1998-2000 Yankees would remain the last team to repeat as World Series champs.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2105 ... rs-advance
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Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:17 am

Whether or not they move on to the World Series, it's the start of a new dynasty for the Yankees.
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Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:55 pm

I would be very excited for a Yankees/Dodgers match up- time will tell.
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Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:10 am

Dominant starting pitching driving Yankees' postseason run

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch was trying to explain the reason for his team's offensive travails earlier this week when he put in a plug for the opposition. Slumps don't occur in a vacuum. More often than not, futility is a collaborative effort.

http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post ... season-run
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Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:13 am

Joe Maddon ejected for second time in NLCS, umpire admits call was wrong

The plate umpire in Game 4 of the NLCS said he was "dead wrong" in overturning a call that saw Cubs manager Joe Maddon ejected for the second time in the series.

With the Cubs leading 3-2 in the top of the eighth inning and a runner on first base, Dodgers outfielder Curtis Granderson swung at the seventh pitch of the at-bat from Wade Davis as the ball bounced in front of catcher Willson Contreras.


http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2107 ... econd-nlcs
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Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:59 am

Party like it's 1988! Enrique Hernandez, Dodgers slam Cubs to seal first World Series trip in 29 years

In the end, it was most fitting. The Los Angeles Dodgers' quest for a pennant ended on the field where it began nearly a year ago, on the ancient grounds of Wrigley Field.

It was most fitting that the winning pitcher was the Dodgers’ longtime ace, Clayton Kershaw, who flashed his best stuff in two months and dazzled the Chicago Cubs for six innings. In years past, the Dodgers might have asked Kershaw to do more. This season, they didn’t need it.


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