1. THE STANDINGS AND FALLINGS AT THE BREAK

    Just so you know where we are and where we’re going. American League East W L Pct GB Streak Boston Red Sox 57 40 ...

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  2. THE ALL-STAR GAME: A LONG NIGHT’S JOURNEY INTO MORNING

    By Baseball Newstalgist, Bill Chuck "July 30, 1949, my 15th birthday, my mother took me to Yankee Stadium for the first time. It started a long trail of memories about Yankee Stadium...

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  3. REMEMBERING BOBBY MURCER

    When I was young and Mickey Mantle was getting older, the expectations were large that the Yankees would find a replacement for the Mick. Guys like Jack Reed, who became known as his caddy, taking his spot in late innings in centerfield was one...

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  4. Ichiro: The 2008 Balco Memorial Home Run Derby

    The Balco Memorial takes place tonight at the Stadium and there almost was a very interesting participant – Ichiro...

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  5. Why I Am Rooting For The NL in The All-Star Game (And You Should Too)

    November 2, 2008: “Hello everyone, this is Joe Buck along with Tim McCarver and this is it! The bottom of the 9th inning, Game 7 in what may very well be the greatest World Series finale ever...

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  6. MLB: Already a Great Trading Season

    Sometimes the trading deadline approaches and we are met with nothing but the hot steamy air of summer. Here it is July 9 and we’ve now seen two blockbusters larger than “Hancock” and “Get Smart” combined...

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  7. FIRST OBSERVATIONS

    As we will do on the first day of every month during the season is take a quick look at the big picture as reflected in the standings...

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  8. MLB Mid-Season Awards

    We’re half way home—here are my selections for a half an award: First Half AL MVP This one is difficult, but I’m going with the magnificent season that Josh Hamilton is experiencing...

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  9. Speaking of Baseball…

    By Baseball Newstalgist, Bill Chuck June 27, 2008 Here’s a 25-fact roster for you. Aaron Boone, now playing for the Nationals, reached the 1,000 career-hit mark ...

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  10. JACKIE AND ROBERTO AND ART

    I was thinking about Jackie Robinson today. The Hall of Fame introduced a new plaque that pays tribute to the cultural impact he had on the game and the country as the first black player in the major leagues...

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  11. REMEMBERING RUSSERT

    I am an unabashed political junkie. I read two newspapers a day in print and countless others on-line everyday. I subscribe to both Newsweek and Time...

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  12. World Series Flashback Week

    In the wonderful world of interleague play, we are constantly pressed to find connections between the teams that are facing off against one another...

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  13. A Trip To The Minors: A Visit To The PawSox

    Last night, I received the last part of my Father’s Day present as Mrs. Ball, Jen and I went to Pawtucket to see the Pawtucket Red Sox beat the Richmond Braves 7-6 in 10 innings at McCoy Stadium...

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