1. World Series 2011: Ian Kinsler Sparks Rally, Texas Rangers Escape with Big Win

    Down to their final at bat, the Texas Rangers were on the verge of dropping their second consecutive game to the St. Louis Cardinals , on the edge of a 0-2 World Series deficit...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 813 reads 6 comments

  2. Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt Named Organizational Player of the Year

    Arizona recently announced their year-end awards, naming rookie sensation Paul Goldschmidt the organization's Player of the Year. Double-A southpaw Tyler Skaggs took home the Pitcher of the Year title...

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  3. Kirk Gibson: Why Arizona Skipper Trumps All Others for NL Manager of the Year

    With just two teams remaining in the 2011 MLB playoffs, it is time to consider one of the most monumental awards the baseball world has to offer: Manager of the Year...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 1,115 reads 6 comments

  4. World Series Game 1: FOX Celebrates New Technology at Expense of Texas Rangers

    After a rather miserable Game 1 for a sputtering Rangers offense, the top of the ninth inning provided a final nail in the coffin in the form of a foul ball that wasn't...

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  5. C.J. Wilson-Lance Berkman: Will January's Feud Affect the 2011 World Series?

    A short nine months ago, Lance Berkman , a native Texan, criticized the Texas Rangers on Houston 's John & Lance radio show...

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  6. World Series 2011: MLB Must Rewrite Home-Field Advantage Rule

    Held in Commissioner Bud Selig 's hometown of Milwaukee, the 2002 MLB All-Star Game forever changed the sport of baseball, and not in a good way...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 2,463 reads 1 comments

  7. Texas Rangers Are the Quintessential American Baseball Team

    The Statue of Liberty, Washington Monument, apple pie, baseball—and the Texas Rangers ? We are a country divided. Not by politics, social values, or economic policy, but by the increasingly business-minded world of sports...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 2,429 reads 52 comments

  8. Detroit Tigers Lose the Pennant After an Awful ALCS Game 6

    When it came time to sing "God Bless America" during the seventh inning stretch at Rangers Ballpark during Game 6 of the ALCS, Tigers manager Jim Leyland was despondently walking down the Tigers' tunnel, on his way to the clubhouse...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 696 reads 13 comments

  9. Milwaukee Brewers Can Make History in NLCS Thanks to GM Doug Melvin

    After five games played, the Milwaukee Brewers find themselves in a dangerous predicament. Lose their next game, and it's all over. Win their next game, and it's down to Game 7...

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  10. ALCS Game 5: Umpire Falls Two Pitches Short of Perfection in Rangers-Tigers Game

    Before you get any ideas, this is not a joke. You're not reading the Onion . A major league home plate umpire did indeed call a near-perfecto in Detroit Thursday night. Wait...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 1,830 reads 2 comments

  11. NBA Lockout: Why Current Labor Dispute Will Not Happen in Baseball

    When NBA Commissioner David Stern announced the cancellation of the first two weeks of the 2011-12 season, the basketball world was anything but shocked...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 490 reads 2 comments

  12. Cardinals' Pujols Talks Shadows, La Russa Talks Whining: And They're Both Right

    Tony La Russa has long been called a whiner. Heck, even I called him a whiner in my latest St. Louis Cardinals Bleacher Report article ...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 307 reads 1 comments

  13. Grand Slam Goldschmidt: Arizona Diamondbacks Are Mathematically Impossible

    I could have just as easily called this article "Round Trip Roberts," but I needed to stress just how grand the Arizona Diamondbacks are right now. First, a little confession. I am a math maniac...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 596 reads 6 comments

  14. Francona on FOX During ALCS Brings Red Sox Nation Back into Playoffs

    FOX has just hit a grand slam with Red Sox fans still mourning Terry Francona 's departure. As reported by FOX Sports , lead analyst Tim McCarver will go on the DL for Games ...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 324 reads 0 comments

  15. Tampa Bay Rays Have Much to Be Proud of as Magic Runs out

    Though the clock finally struck midnight on the Tampa Bay Rays ' spectacular 2011 season, Joe Maddon and crew have many reasons to celebrate...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 91 reads 3 comments

  16. Cardinals vs. Phillies: La Russa Criticizes Strike Zone, STL Offense Wakes Up

    His team trailing 4-3 in Game 2 of the National League Division Series, St. Louis manager Tony La Russa took time away from his day job of running a Major League Baseball team to talk to TBS broadcasters Dick Stockton and Bob Brenly...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 75 reads 11 comments

  17. New York, Old Pattern: Yankees, Rain Delays, and Playoff Baseball

    Rain and New York Yankees postseason baseball. It goes together like milk and honey, love and marriage, Babe Ruth and a certain 86-year Bambino's curse. The Yankees have a habit of getting to the postseason...

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  18. ALDS Game 1: It's Déjà Vu for Rangers and Rays as Tampa Bay Takes Big Lead

    As the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays usher in the 2011 Major League Baseball playoffs in Arlington, the teams are meeting in the first round for the second-consecutive year...

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  19. MLB Instant Replay: Controversy in 2011

    For a professional sports league with the most restrictive replay procedure, Major League Baseball has certainly found ways to stir up controversy with its use of the technology...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 1,364 reads 0 comments

  20. Yankees Catcher Russell Martin at Center of Umpire Baiting Ejection

    When Yankees catcher Russell Martin was ejected by home plate umpire Paul Schrieber in the fifth inning of Monday's Yankees- Rays game, YES broadcaster Michael Kay brought up the issue of "baiting...

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  21. Phantom Double Play: Umpires Get it Right in Reds-Pirates Game

    Umpire Lance Barrett worked his first MLB regular season game in 2010, joining the likes of fellow umps Vic Carapazza, Cory Blaser, John Tumpane, Alan Porter, Mark Ripperger, Manny ...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 663 reads 4 comments

  22. NBA Lockout and Lost Games: Stern Warning, We've Been Here Before

    On Friday, September 23, 2011, the National Basketball Association announced the cancellation of several league activities, as reported by the Associated Press...

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  23. Papi Foul: Red Sox DH David Ortiz Loses Hit to Pesky Angle, Ad Placement

    When it comes to professional baseball stadiums, perhaps no arena is as cherished and as quirky as Boston's Fenway Park. With a total capacity of 39,067 fans, Fenway Park is the smallest in baseball...

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  24. Clayton Kershaw: Why the Dodgers Ace and Cy Young Candidate Was Ejected

    In the midst of a one hit shutout during the Diamondbacks - Dodgers series finale, Los Angeles pitcher Clayton Kershaw was again proving why he is the front-runner for baseball’s Cy Young award in the National League...

    Gil Imber Written by Gil Imber about almost 3 years ago 1,263 reads 6 comments