1. Michael Vick Signs with Eagles, Chance for Redemption

    Goodbye Kevin Kolb. Take a seat A.J. Feeley. And hello Michael Vick. On Thursday evening during ESPN’s telecast of the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers, ESPN’s own Chris ...

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  2. Darren Evans Goes Down: Virginia Tech's BCS Hopes Next?

    Say it ain’t so, Blacksburg. Virginia Tech got some of the worst news it could have imagined Tuesday afternoon, the kind of news that pits stomachs, blocks throats, and cripples seasons...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about over 5 years ago 481 reads 26 comments

  3. L.A. Angels and Tampa Bay Rays Need To Dance With the Guns Who Brung Them

    Sitting at the ballpark on an unusually breezy August night, it was easy to see what exactly makes the Los Angeles Angels and the Tampa Bay Rays playoff contenders and two of the American League’s most dangerous teams...

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  4. Monday Quick Hits: Red Sox, Yankees, Hamilton

    *Note: Posting something a little different this morning. I write for Around The Majors, an MLB blog at mvn.com, and often do a morning links post in addition to columns and other articles...

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  5. Mental Mastery: Evan Longoria's Leap To Stardom

    It’s the little things you don’t see. He stands a few feet behind the bag at third, spikes lazily grooming the dirt beneath his Nikes, and exhales. A slap of the glove combined with two steps forward, and he’s in the “circle...

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  6. Chomp Change: Why Are Florida Haters Blasting Urban Meyer's Pay?

    For those of you perched atop The Swamp screaming down about the perils of the economy, I hear you. For those of you proclaiming the indignities of watching state budgets decrease while sports revenues (in some places) increase, I feel you...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about over 5 years ago 415 reads 42 comments

  7. The Almost Seattle-Boston (and Possibly San Diego) Trade for the Ages

    If you haven't heard about this yet, follow the link to the Seattle Mariners' blog written by Geoff Baker (The Seattle Times) and be fascinated...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about over 5 years ago 325 reads 35 comments

  8. American League: Welcome to the Two-Month Sprint

    My apologies go out to the Cubs and Cardinals, who are set up for one of the most fascinating races of the summer in the NL Central...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about over 5 years ago 91 reads 21 comments

  9. David Ortiz: No Surprises, Only Disappointment

    Apparently, Curt Schilling’s sock has company, as it no longer is the only famous entity to turn out bloody in Boston...

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  10. The Americanizing of Dice-K: Cultural Differences Fuel Matsuzaka-Red Sox Feud

    It was apparent that there were going to be some social and cultural differences when the Boston Red Sox signed Daisuke Matsuzaka out of Japan three years ago and shipped him over to the United States...

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  11. Now That Cliff Lee Has Joined the Phillies, Rest of NL Heads for the Hills

    There won’t be any Roy Halladay parade in the streets of Philadelphia, as it turns out, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be a World Series parade in the coming months...

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  12. Goodell's Good Ol' Mess Mars Annual NFL Excitement

    It’s rare that I am this excited for football season before preseason games are being played, fantasy drafts are being planned, and full, lazy Sunday’s are being dreamed about...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about over 5 years ago 109 reads 26 comments

  13. Wise In The Sky And Mark Buehrle's Sublime South Side Perfection

    It was 27 Rays up, and 27 Rays stung. The Cell on the south side of Chicago was rocking on a muggy Thursday afternoon, white and black shirts standing and cheering the pandemonium, black jerseys ...

    Teddy Mitrosilis Written by Teddy Mitrosilis about over 5 years ago 151 reads 23 comments

  14. Clayton Kershaw Could Curtail Philadelphia Phillies' Hopes of Repeating

    It was a moment that called for an ace, a stopgap to a roaring faucet of losing. There are certain times throughout a season where small slides entertain the possibility of becoming somber slumps...

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  15. With Manny Ramirez, Fans Forced to Toe Line Between Integrity and Entertainment

    I used to be a fan of the purest ilk, one who would like to believe in honest competition and the mysterious allure that creates a social divide between our favorite athletes and us...

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  16. Wizards of Aaaahs: St. Louis Icons Ease Pain of Another NL All-Star Defeat

    Eight beautiful Clydesdales powerfully paraded around the field that was supposed to be draped in St. Louis Cardinals red carpet...

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  17. A Completely Ill-Advised Way To Pick MLB Home Run Derby Winners

    Now that baseball’s power nap is officially here and the stars are cuddling in St. Louis, we get the fun-filled challenge of keeping ourselves awake until games return on Thursday. It’s harder than you think...

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  18. Keep Your Sullied Stars; Just Give Me the Tim Wakefields of the World

    It has literally nothing to do with Tim Wakefield himself and literally everything to do with that topsy-turvy knuckleball of his...

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  19. LeBron's Future Is Holding The Cleveland Cavaliers at Gunpoint

    If you’re the Cleveland Cavaliers, you know you missed out on a great opportunity to bring a championship home this past season, so what do you do?Naturally, you start sniffing the free agent market like a starved dog trailing a bloody rib eye...

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  20. A Tribute To Lou "The Iron Horse" Gehrig

    “ I might’ve been given a bad break, but I have an awful lot to live for. Thank you.” Those were the final words Lou Gehrig ever spoke to the hearts of America...

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  21. The Right Rollins Could Get Phillies Rollin' to October

    Who would have thought that at the beginning of July the baseball world would be applauding three teams from the National League West, while remaining vexed with four teams from the ...

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  22. Cubs Won't Win World Series Until They Clean House

    This is not about a billy goat, a Bartman, or some new Century Club Curse hanging over the Chicago Cubs. Yes, the Cubs haven’t won a World Series in over 100 years now, but it’s no longer about a lack of talent or a propensity to choke...

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  23. How Do You Say Thank You? I Know How Manny Ramirez Does

    Lets just talk for a moment, sports aside. Lets say that you were caught running a deep-rooted drug cartel out of your lovely little two bedroom apartment and were promptly evicted from your place...

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  24. Lucas Glover Won't Be Remembered, but We Should Remember This U.S. Open

    I kept waiting for him to give us something, expected it actually. We didn’t need a Tiger roar or a Sergio leap, but he should have given us something more. I wanted something more than a daft smile and a gentleman’s handshake...

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  25. Manny Ramirez Is Almost Back. Who Knew?

    I thought time only flies when you are having fun, but apparently that beauty of an adage isn’t entirely true. As it turns out, time also flies when you don’t care. Seriously...

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