1. 30 Thoughts on The First Two Months Of The 2010 Baseball Season.

    Today is June 1st. The 2010 baseball season is, figuratively speaking, one third of the way through. The Philadelphia Phillies find themselves in second place in the NL East and are ...

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  2. Top 20 Team Names That Need To Change Today

    With the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics meeting in the NBA FInals for the 12th time—and the Lakers appearing in the finals for a record 32nd time—we are reminded ...

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  3. Top 10 Dave Kingman Clones of All Time

    Over at BaseballEvolution.com, we have an award we give out each season called "The Dave Kingman Award." In essence, the Dave Kingman Award rewards the player who does the least with the most...

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  4. The Philadelphia Phillies: What The Hell Is Going On Here?

    There is a scene in Back to the Future II when Marty McFly is staring down the barrel of a shotgun being held by what had been his high school's disciplinarian Mr. Strickland...

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  5. Top Ten Professional Athletes Who Would Make Good Politicians

    President Barack Obama fancies himself a baller, and to be sure, he's got game. The stories of his basketball prowess have been repeated numerous times - like the time he made a three-pointer ...

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  6. Wake Up Call: Ryan Howard Is Not in the Top 10 First Basemen in Baseball

    What's the problem with giving a huge extension to a player before their contract year? The Philadelphia Phillies are finding out...

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  7. Top 10 MLB Players Who Might One Day Be the Best of All Time

    In 2009, Albert Pujols and Joe Mauer each won his league's Most Valuable Player Award. For Pujols, it was a unanimous victory and his third MVP Award, tying the non-Bonds record of three, held by many players...

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  8. New York Yankees: Alex Rodriguez Ready to Join the 300-300 Club

    As the Cleveland Indians come to town this weekend, we should all be mindful that Alex Rodriguez's next stolen base will be a history making one. A-Rod currently has 589 career home runs and 299 career stolen bases...

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  9. New York Mets Shut Out Philadelphia Phillies for Third Game in a Row

    Has anyone seen that panic button anywhere? After Thursday night's shutout, the Philadelphia Phillies leave New York having not scored a single run in their three-game set there, and having been shut out four times in the last five games...

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  10. Top 10 Reasons LeBron James Should Become a New Orleans Hornet

    It seems these days that basketball writers, fans, executives, and even owners (I'm looking at you, Mr. Cuban) are making their pitch for why LeBron James should come to their cities...

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  11. Glavine's Turbo Tanking and the Dawn of the Phillies Dynasty

    On September 30, 2007, the New York Mets took the field needing a win and a Phillies loss to win the National League East and stave off one of the worst collapses in baseball history...

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  12. Is Ubaldo Jimenez Having the Greatest Pitcher Season of All Time? Not So Fast

    Ubaldo Jimenez appears to be set on a record-breaking course this season. Through 10 games he is 9-1 with a 0.88 ERA and has allowed only 42 hits in 71.1 innings pitched. Let’s not get too excited...

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  13. Philadelphia Phillies Get Shut Out for the Third Time in Four Games

    There are times when a Major League Baseball team can’t seem to catch a break, and the reasons are not so obvious. Good news, Philadelphia Phillies fans: this is not one of those situations...

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  14. Carl Yastrzemski All-Stars: Top 25 Mispronounceable Names in MLB History

    Admit it: you don't know if J.A. Happ's name is "Jay" or "J.A." Despite the fact that his name is clearly listed in every scorecard, box score, and recap as "J.A.', announcers uniformly refer to him as "Jay Happ...

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  15. A Brief History of Left-Handed Hitting in Philadelphia

    In 2010, the Philadelphia Phillies fully anticipate making the playoffs for the fourth straight year, and for many Philadelphians anything less than a World Series appearance would be a disappointment...

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  16. LA Lakers-Boston Celtics: Greatest Rivalry in Professional Sports

    On April 4, 1959, the Minneapolis Lakers and the Boston Celtics met in the Boston Garden for Game One of the 1959 NBA Finals...

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  17. Philadelphia Phillies-New York Mets: Is Jose Reyes the Modern Day Juan Samuel?

    Fresh off of taking two of three from the New York Yankees in the Subway Series this past weekend, the New York Mets play host to Philadelphia for a three-game set starting Tuesday, hoping to get back into the NL East race...

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  18. The Top Ten Most Shocking Statistics (So Far) From the 2010 MLB Season

    After the first 44 games of the 2010 baseball season, the Tampa Bay Rays find themselves 20 games over .500 and six games ahead of the New York Yankees—who, oh by the way, have the third-best record in baseball—in the AL East...

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  19. Top 10 Inter-League Players of All Time

    This season is Roy Halladay's first in the National League after spending his entire career to this point with the Toronto Blue Jays. Given his early start, Halladay may prove to one day be one of the greatest inter-league crossovers of all time...

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  20. The Zack Greinke-Miguel Olivo Saga Continues: Royals Ace Gets Shelled

    When a pitcher has a bad outing, you shrug it off. If you get lit up by the Colorado Rockies, you definitely let it go. Even for a Cy Young Award winner, a bad outing is part of the game...

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  21. 2,800 Hits and 1,600 Runs: More Reasons for Jeter Haters To Love To Hate Him

    Perhaps the baseball gods have intervened. Perhaps he did it on purpose. Perhaps I’m making too big a deal out of this...

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  22. Niekro, Murphy, and Koufax: A New Way To Judge Future Hall of Famers

    Is Mariano Rivera a future Hall of Famer? How about Albert Pujols? What about Joe Mauer? Playing the Hall of Fame prediction game is always fun. Bill James likes to analyze future Hall of Famers from a percentage standpoint...

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  23. Pedro Martinez: The Most Dominant Pitcher of Our Lifetime

    This weekend, the Boston Red Sox are in town to face off against the Phillies as Interleague Play gets underway. Between them, the Sox and Phils have four World Series appearances and nine playoff appearances between them since 2003...

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  24. Why Ivan Rodriguez's Double Plays Grounded Into Don't Matter

    Ivan Rodriguez, in what can only be described as a renaissance season, currently leads the National League in Double Plays Grounded Into...

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  25. Why Ryan Howard's New Contract Will Prove to Be a Disaster

    Wanna see something strange? Take a look at the homerun, RBI, hits, runs scored, and total bases numbers for two Philadelphia Phillies outfielders, Shane Victorino and Jayson Werth: ...

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