1. Kansas City Royals' Luke Hochevar Looked the Part of a No. 1 Pick for a Day

    Last night, two No. 1 overall picks faced off at Tropicana Field. And going into the Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays game, their place in the draft was just about all Luke Hochevar and David Price seemed to have in common...

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  2. Pittsburgh Pirates Can Get Sweet Revenge on Atlanta Braves for NL Wild Card

    In the movie The Best of Times , Robin Williams plays a guy who made a critical mistake that lost a high-school football game and has haunted him the rest of his life. He is remembered in the town as "The Guy who Dropped the Ball...

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  3. Washington Nationals Are Approaching Some Truly Magic Numbers

    The Washington Nationals are having a magical season. And with a few more wins, they can reach heights not only unexpected from this season, but unprecedented in the history of the franchise and of Washington D...

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  4. Miami Marlins Are No Longer a Television Show Worth Watching

    According to USA Today , The Franchise on Showtime is having its plug pulled. The show, whose promos kept asking "How do you build a championship team?", evidently realized that they were not going to answer that question this season...

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  5. Kelly Shoppach Texting Red Sox Management Story Doesn't Even Make Sense

    The nightmare that is the 2012 Boston Red Sox not only continues but is getting more surreal and less believable...

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  6. Pittsburgh Pirates Are on the Winning End of a 19 Inning Game This Year

    Last year a 19 inning game sunk the Pirates. Maybe this year a 19 inning game will propel them. On July 26, 2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates were amazingly tied for first place. Out of nowhere the hapless Bucs were playing like champs...

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  7. Chicago White Sox Need to Move on from the Royal Flush

    The Chicago White Sox are indeed a surprise Central Division leader going into late August. 50 ESPN experts made their predictions at the start of the season...

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  8. Kansas City Royals Move into 3rd Place in the AL Central

    The division-leading Chicago White Sox left Kansas City with their proverbial tail between their legs...

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  9. Boston Red Sox Should Dump Bobby Valentine for Brad Mills

    It might seem harsh to talk about firing a manager right after he had his team beat the Yankees in the Bronx. And it might seem insane to replace that manager with another one who was fired and has his team on pace for back-to-back 100 loss seasons...

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  10. Los Angeles Angels Lose One of the Most Staggeringly Stupid Games Ever

    Peace and harmony was finally coming back to the Angels. They had a brutal month where the team that should be thinking about the World Series was struggling to stay in the wild-card race...

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  11. Kansas City Royals Ruin the White Sox's Visit to Kaufman Stadium

    The Chicago White Sox are looking at a tooth and nail fight with the Detroit Tigers for the American League Central title. Virtually nobody predicted the White Sox would be in this position as late August is looming...

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  12. San Francisco Giants' Magic Number to Win the NL West Is 43

    There are two ways the Giants can face recent adversity. And if they stay focused, they can turn this season into a triumph. The news of Melky Cabrera 's suspension for PED use stunned the San Francisco Giants ...

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  13. Kansas City Royals Are Playing the Part of Spoiler Well

    Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox went into Kansas City tonight poised to add to his Cy Young bid. The White Sox are the leaders of the Division and the Royals have been out of contention for months...

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  14. Los Angeles Angels Are Blowing a Chance to Be a Legit Pennant Contender

    One can not help but feel badly for Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry DiPoto. He assembled a team that by all appearances looked like the squad that would win owner Arte ...

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  15. Red Sox vs. Yankees Is the Least Interesting Series This Weekend

    As a diehard Boston Red Sox fan, I used to circle my team's games against the Yankees on the calendar at the beginning of the season. They were appointment television...

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  16. Kansas City Royals Should Promote Wil Myers for One Day

    The biggest and brightest stars in baseball were in Kansas City this year. Unfortunately for Royals fans, they all left when the All-Star Game ended...

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  17. MLB: Most Recent Victim of a No-Hitter for Each Franchise

    Felix Hernandez threw a perfect game yesterday against the Tampa Bay Rays, and it was a glorious day in Seattle Mariners history. For the Rays, it was yet another day where their inability to get a hit was etched into history...

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  18. Melky Cabrera Suspension for PED Use Casts a Pall on Giants Season

    The steroid era is evidently not over, and left field in AT&T Park once again is in the spotlight. According to ESPN's Jorge Arangur , Giants left fielder and All-Star MVP ...

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  19. Is This the Least Fun Boston Red Sox Season Ever?

    For Boston Red Sox fans, this season just keeps getting worse. Every time it feels like the team has hit bottom, they find a way to dig their hole a little deeper...

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  20. Boston Red Sox Will Never Be the Same Without Johnny Pesky

    Johnny Pesky died today, according to Comcast New England . He was 92 years old, almost as old as Fenway Park. And nobody and no thing represented the Red Sox better than the man born John Michael Paveskovich...

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  21. Nationals vs. Giants Could Be an NLCS Preview. That's a Good Thing for TV

    The Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants will start a three-game series at AT&T Park this evening. And Fox Sports executives should be paying close attention to these games...

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  22. Oakland Athletics Get A's for Their 25-Game Stretch

    On July 15th, the Oakland Athletics finished a sweep of the lowly Minnesota Twins . They had just finished a stretch in which they won nine out of 10 games and climbed from five games under ...

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  23. Derek Lowe Is the Latest Member of the 2004 Red Sox to Join the Yankees

    According to ESPN New York , the New York Yankees are finalizing a deal with right-hander Derek Lowe . With ace CC Sabathia heading for the disabled list, the Yankees need some depth for the rest of August...

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  24. Los Angeles Angels Promoting Steve Geltz Could Be a Big Move

    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are in a very strange spot right now. With all of their big names on the 25-man roster, an unknown named Steve Geltz could play an important role in determining if the season is lost or not...

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  25. Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants Could Rekindle Rivalry in Playoffs

    The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants are, as of this writing, tied for first place in the National League West. They each have 49 games left and chances are neither will be one of the Wild Card teams, so this is a fight for one playoff spot...

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