1. The Little Things We Treasure: “A Glove of Their Own”

    I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Bob Salomon co-creator of “ A Glove of Their Own ”...

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  2. Schaumburg Flyers: The Madden Curse Has Nothing On This

    My last venture in the independent baseball world dealt with how, out of all the Independent leagues that are now in play, one champion can be determined and whether that was even a possibility...

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  3. Toronto Blue Jays Have Too Many Quality Relievers: Is That a Problem?

    The Toronto Blue Jays have been busy rebuilding their bullpen with Octavio Dotel, Frank Francisco and Jon Rauch. With these three legitimate relievers, someone has to be the odd man out in the Jays pen...

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  4. Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera's Off-Field Issues Leave Me Scratching My Head

    Within hours of Miguel Cabrera ’s DUI, the events that transpired had been posted by literally every major news outlet. I am by no means claiming to know what demons Cabrera is facing or the reasoning that led to what happened that night...

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  5. Jose Bautista: The Face of the Toronto Blue Jays Franchise

    Amid speculation and swirling rumours, the Toronto Blue Jays have locked up slugger Jose Bautista long-term Very impressive for one year of work! I can only imagine what the discussions were between Alex Anthopoulos and Co...

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  6. Toronto Blue Jays: Upgraded Bullpen or Just a Band-Aid Fix?

    Good pitching beats good hitting every time, any smart baseball person knows that. What the Jays have going for them, is a management staff that is slowly but surely putting the pieces together...

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  7. Independent League Proves a Viable Resource for the Toronto Blue Jays

    The Toronto Blue Jays front office doesn’t limit themselves to the usual resources to find talent; MLB, MiLB, NCAA, or the draft. This time their experts directed them to the new North American Baseball League...

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  8. Blue Jays Ace Ricky Romero Holds the Key to His Success

    Jim Clancy, Doyle Alexander, Dave Stieb, Jimmy Key, Pat Hentgen, Roger Clemens and Roy Halladay. Whether by accomplishment or leadership attributes, when one thinks of the all-time Toronto Blue Jays starters, they usually top anyone’s list...

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  9. Toronto Blue Jays Leadership Is First Class

    Alex Anthopoulos is a general manager not afraid to pull the trigger on any deal that may/could cause some to question his approach to rebuilding this club...

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  10. Toronto Blue Jays SS Yunel Escobar Expected to Surpass Disappointing 2010 Season

    When Alex Anthopoulos traded Alex Gonzalez to the Atlanta Braves for Yunel Escobar, the majority of Jays’ fans were fine with it. Gonzalez on average will give you 16 HR and 70 RBI...

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  11. Jose Bautista: The Curious Case Of Toronto Blue Jays Slugger

    Despite 54 home runs, 124 RBI, and a fourth place finish in the American League MVP voting, there's still no love for this guy...

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  12. Baseball: Crowning One Independent Champion Is Achievable

    The North American Baseball League formed with the merger of three Independent Leagues: Golden Baseball League, Northern League and United League...

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  13. Newest Member of the Pecos League: Ruidoso Osos

    To continue my latest string of Independent baseball news, the new upstart Pecos League has introduced its newest club: Ruidoso Osos...

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  14. An 11th Season for the Kalamazoo Kings Has Yet to Be Confirmed

    The Kalamazoo Kings celebrated 10 full seasons in the Frontier League; an 11th is hanging in the balance. Two words an owner never wants to hear in the same sentence: low and poor...

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  15. Eric Chavez Joining the Toronto Blue Jays Makes Perfect Sense

    Eric Chavez is nowhere near the player he was in his heyday with the Oakland Athletics , but this former Gold Glover from Cali could add the “intangibles” to a young Toronto Blue Jays infield...

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  16. Is It Possible to Determine an Ultimate Independent Champion?

    The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) has gotten a lot of heat over the years, primarily because an outright champion cannot be determined...

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  17. MLB Hall of Fame voting has lost focus

    The results of the 2011 Hall of Fame vote are on the horizon. It’s unfortunate in my opinion, but we as fans, writers, experts or whatever we would like to call ourselves, ...

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  18. The North American Baseball League Comes with Heightened Anticipation

    For those unfamiliar with independent baseball, there is always an air of uncertainty year to year. Independent baseball attempts to provide affordable family entertainment while competing against professional teams located in the same area...

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  19. Oakland Athletics' Dallas Braden: "Get Off My Mound" Wins Out for 2010

    All in all 2010 was a great season—historic you could say! Pitchers were once again in control. The average runs per game for each team in 2010 was nearly a run lower than in 2000 (5...

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  20. Bud Selig and MLB Playoff Expansion Is a Perfect Match

    Realignment is a fascinating idea, but one that I believe will lose out to another adjustment: playoff expansion. Expansion will drive more revenue to the game and keep the fans enthralled for an extended period...

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  21. Toronto Blue Jays Have Their Sights Set on the MLB Playoffs

    The 2011 Toronto Blue Jays already have a different feel to them. The Jays will be in an unfamiliar position when the 2011 season begins: Playoff hopefuls. How many times has a Jays fan been able to say that since 1993? Not many...

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  22. From laughingstocks to newsmakers: The Washington Nationals are up for a fight

    They may not have the best stadium, uniforms, or team on paper, but they are certainly capable of drawing up some serious headlines. In the last two years they have drafted two phenoms: Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper...

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  23. Cliff Lee: Is He Ready to Be Hailed As the Best Pitcher in Baseball?

    The rumour mill has been working extra hard this past week and is expected to gain more steam as Cliff Lee has apparently said he will make his decision within the next 48 hours...

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  24. Rafael Palmeiro and The Significance Of The Asterisk

    2011 marks another Hall of Fame ballot featuring one of the MLB’s most villainous characters: Rafael Palmeiro. Palmeiro can be remembered for three things: No...

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  25. Bryce Harper Completes First Professional Season With a Championship

    Bryce Harper, the first-round draft pick of the Washington Nationals , added an Arizona Fall League championship to his already impressive resume...

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