1. Ranking the Most Unbreakable MLB Player Streaks and All-Time Consecutive Records

    As MLB heads into its traditional offseason, its most ardent fans reflect on the year that has been, trade rumors and other personnel issues over the winter, and a persevering sense of hope and anticipation of a promising 2012 baseball season...

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  2. Foul Ball: Top 10 MLB Fan Interference Videos

    When it comes to fans having a chance to touch the game ball, baseball is a sport like none other. Other than perhaps arena football , fan interference is a purely baseball phenomenon...

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  3. Penn State's Lack of Institutional Control Led to Joe Paterno's Firing

    Among many other reasons, Penn State's Joe Paterno was fired because the university has lacked institutional control over the past week...

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  4. Penn State Scandal: Joe Paterno Is the Face of Six Men Guilty of Omission

    Joe Paterno is retiring and at least four others have lost their jobs over what is now known as the Penn State Scandal. Make no mistake, the charges levied against former Nittany Lions defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky are serious and awful...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 1,561 reads 1 comments

  5. College Basketball: Setup for the Michigan State-North Carolina Carrier Classic

    Coming to a naval vessel near you, 11.11.11. In preparation for what is being dubbed "The Carrier Classic," the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson is being transformed from an active runway to a makeshift basketball arena...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 3,798 reads 4 comments

  6. Rumored David Wright-Peter Bourjos Trade Is a Terrible Idea

    According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post , the New York Mets are entertaining the idea of trading third baseman David Wright ...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 1,916 reads 28 comments

  7. Poll: 76 Percent of Americans Do Not Miss Professional Basketball

    With a players-owners dispute now entering its fifth month, a new poll finds that most Americans do not miss NBA games. Though the NBA lockout has upset the league's most dedicated fans, 76 percent of those polled by Pollposition...

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  8. Angels Aybar, Mathis, Bell and Thompson Shine in MLB All-Star Taiwan Series

    When Major League Baseball sent a group of big leaguers to Taiwan to compete in a five-game series with the Chinese Taipei national team, Los Angeles Angels Erick Aybar , Trevor Bell, Jeff Mathis and Rich Thompson were part of the pack...

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  9. Anaheim Moneyball? Comparing Angels' New GM Jerry Dipoto and A's GM Billy Beane

    When the Angels abruptly fired Tony Reagins in October, Angels fans were left wondering who the new GM would be. From former Boston GM Theo Epstein to MLB 's Kim Ng, no name was left off the table...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 1,542 reads 6 comments

  10. UCLA Can Beat Arizona State If They Play a Flawless Game

    UCLA football hasn't enjoyed a great deal of success these past few years, but today, the Bruins is in position to set up a tie for the Pac-12 South lead...

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  11. Film Stripes: Top 5 Referee and Umpire Movie Characters

    From the Marx Brothers' Horse Feathers of 1932 to Brad Pitt and Bennett Miller's Moneyball of 2011, American cinema has long been intertwined with the grand spectacle of sports...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 2,209 reads 5 comments

  12. Granting USC Coach Lane Kiffin's Timeout Request Was Scientifically Impossible

    Before USC and Stanford finished their 104-point, triple-overtime thriller, Trojans head coach Lane Kiffin was trying to win the game with time running down late in regulation...

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  13. MLB All-Stars to Play Exhibition Series in Taiwan This Week

    Are you ready for some baseball? The St. Louis Cardinals may have won the 2011 World Series just three days ago, but Major League Baseball is wasting no time in continuing play—in Taiwan, that is...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 511 reads 0 comments

  14. 10 Great Halloween Costumes: MLB Edition

    Do you need a last minute costume idea for this Halloween? Are all the stores out of the big name brand costumes-in-a-box? Fear not. Baseball is an inspirational sport, and in more ways than one...

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  15. Calling Balls and Strikes: Why Computers Will Never Replace MLB Umpires

    After what appeared to be a decisive Cardinals victory during Game 7 of the 2011 World Series , Texas fans took to the Internet by storm to complain about the most elementary of issues—that an umpire's bad call lost their team a game...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 3,165 reads 1 comments

  16. Game 7 Umpire's Lopsided Zone Is Not to Blame for Rangers' World Series Loss

    For those of you out there blaming home plate umpire Jerry Layne for the Rangers ' loss in Game 7 of the 2011 World Series , keep reading. You're partially right. Though you're mostly wrong...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 3,618 reads 83 comments

  17. Why Texas Rangers Will Lose the 2011 World Series: 7 Preemptive Excuses

    After a terribly demoralizing Game 6 defeat, the Texas Rangers find themselves at the brink of humiliating come-from-behind defeat and a second straight losing World Series campaign...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 1,118 reads 0 comments

  18. World Series Game 6: Errors Galore as Cruz Flops, Rangers Lose Shootout in STL

    Talk about the wild, wild west. Since its first pitch, Game 6 of the 2011 World Series started to look more and more like a Little League game...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 2,128 reads 7 comments

  19. World Series 2011: Game 6 Suspension Will Not Be a Factor

    After Game 5 of the 2011 World Series , the Texas Rangers had it all. Coming off a clutch 4-2 win thanks to an MVP-in-the-making by the name of Mike Napoli, Texas was poised to win the World Series after returning to St...

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  20. Stats Prove MLB Umpires Call 99.5 Percent of Plays Correctly

    There is a saying among sports officials in baseball, basketball, and any other sport with two teams: "Every time we make a close call, we earn a temporary friend and a permanent enemy...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 5,325 reads 2 comments

  21. Noise Alert: 8 Loudest World Series in Baseball History

    During his postgame press conference following the Rangers' 4-2 win in Game 5 of the 2011 World Series , Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was asked about his late inning bullpen woes...

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  22. Starting Pitchers to Consider in 2011-12 Offseason for Arizona Diamondbacks

    As the Diamondbacks look toward the 2012 MLB season, they will no doubt be in the market for one, if not two, good arms to accompany the likes of Ian Kennedy , Daniel Hudson and Micah Owings...

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  23. World Series Game 4: Derek Holland, Mike Napoli Power Rangers to Commanding Win

    Behold the wispy, pencil-thin mustache. Behold a lanky, lean lefty machine. Behold a revitalized Texas Rangers ballclub, Game 4 winners in the 2011 World Series , tied once again with the St...

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  24. Ron Washington, Listen Up: Alexi Ogando Will Lose Texas the 2011 World Series

    Ron Washington , take note. Rangers reliever Alexi Ogando has proven himself a liability during this 2011 World Series . For the good of the team, sit him out. It all started innocently enough...

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  25. Position Players to Consider in 2011-12 Offseason for Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Diamondbacks finished 2011 with a Major League best 29-win increase over 2010's performance. Losing to the Brewers in the NLDS, Arizona had tapped the likes of Ian Kennedy, Paul Goldschmidt and Ryan Roberts to guide them through the 2011 season...

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