1. Matthew Tymann: The Interview (Part 1)

    One of the best parts about baseball blogging is gaining access to new information. With this interview, I sought out to do exactly that.I have always been interested in the Atlantic League, and in my opinion, the league is very underreported...

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  2. Mike Marshall: The Interview

    Recently, I had the fantastic opportunity to exchange e-mails with Mike Marshall, the President of the Yuma Scorpions of the Golden League. Most of you will remember Marshall as the Dodgers' power hitting outfielder during the 1980s...

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  3. Marty Appel: The Interview

    There are some moments where I feel very fortunate to be a blogger. Today was one of them. I had the distinct privilege of interviewing Marty Appel, the head PR man for the Yankees in the 1970s...

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  4. The Market for BJ Ryan

    The Blue Jays released BJ Ryan yesterday, even though he is under contract with the Blue Jays through 2010 for $10 million bucks. That's how bad Ryan has been this season...

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  5. Should the Blue Jays Trade Scott Rolen?

    With all the Blue Jays talk surrounding trading Roy Halladay these days, I can't help but wonder if the Jays should try to move Scott Rolen as well...

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  6. Baseball Wives

    Hey look, a show on E! that actually looks somewhat interesting and baseball related, from the Sun-Sentinel: E! has a rarity tonight (10 PM), a show with "Wives" in the title, that is entertaining without being sensational or sleazy...

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  7. Roy Halladay and the Add-Ons: Vernon Wells, Alex Rios, BJ Ryan

    By announcing yesterday that he is listening to offers for Roy Halladay, GM JP Riccardi has put himself in a power position. With so many teams still in contention, there is not a pitcher close to Halladay's stature on the open market...

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  8. 1800s Baseball: The Rules

    To understand how great baseball is today, we must appreciate the evolution of the game from its most ancient phase...

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  9. Chris Tillman Time?

    First Brad Bergesen. Then Nolan Reimold. Then Matt Wieters. Followed by David Hernandez. Could Orioles' farmhand Chris Tillman going to be the Orioles next young stud to get the call to the big show? Maybe...

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  10. The LaLob

    I knew about the Ephesus pitch, but I had no idea about the LaLob. Thank God the New York Times decided to profile Dave LaRoche, the creator of the LaLob...

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  11. Dream Come True: Ryan Franklin Ready For First All-Star Game

    Sometimes fans get lost in all the "this time it counts" nonsense and forget to focus on all the great stories surrounding the All-Star game. Case in point: Ryan Franklin, who will be appearing in his first All-Star game this season...

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  12. Who Has the Best One-Two Punch in Baseball?

    Since David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez parted ways last summer, there has been a void left throughout baseball on the most feared pair...

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  13. All-Star Jews: MLB All-Star Game Could Feature Four Jewish Players

    As a Jewish guy myself, I couldn't resist passing this story along. With MLB's All-Star selections soon to be announced, there could be a first on the horizon: four Jews in the All-Star game...

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  14. Can-Am League Making Eric Gagne Look Like Gag-Me

    Even in the Can-Am League, the numbers for former Dodger great Eric Gagne keep getting worse. After posting a 6.75 ERA for the Red Sox and a 5.44 ERA for the Brewers last season, Gagne's career appeared to be on life support...

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  15. Baseball Analysis: Why Lefties Rule

    Washington University professor David Peters takes a look why lefties rule in Major League baseball. His reply is both simple and fascinating and makes me wish that I could have fulfilled ...

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  16. Austin Kearns Era Refuses to End

    With the acquisition of Nyjer Morgan, it was obvious that the Nationals needed to make a corresponding roster move. The clear choice was to get rid of an outfielder to help ease the logjam created by the Morgan acquisition...

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  17. A More Full Ship: Pirates Attendance On The Rise.

    For all the hoopla and outrage surrounding the Pirates after the Nate McLouth trade, it's surprising to me to see that the Pirates are actually ahead of last year's attendance numbers...

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  18. Twilight and Baseball! Cue the Screaming Girls!

    Finally, two of America's national pastimes, baseball and vampires, have come together: If you're lacking plans for the Fourth of July and you're a Twilight fan, consider packing up the family ...

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  19. Interview With Scott Stanchak, Atlantic League Baseball Blogger

    As some of you may know, I am a huge fan of the Atlantic League. This league gives players, many of whom are former MLBers, a chance to play against quality competition and hopefully make it back into affiliated ball...

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  20. The Jeff Kent Bump

    While it was almost a guarantee that Kent would enter the Hall of Fame, but is it possible that Kent's candidacy was cemented because he played in the steroid era? Paul Molitor weighs ...

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  21. Economic Crisis and Luxury Suites

    The big draw for people to buy luxury suites is generally for businesses, who are attempting to woo potential clients. But with business going south, it leaves less money for companies to spend on exquisite items such as luxury suites...

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  22. The Hall of Fame Guidelines and Steroids

    And I must say, I completely agree: "When it comes to the electing players to the Baseball Hall of Fame, no new guidelines are needed to deal with the so-called Steroid Era because voters are already asked to consider a player's integrity and character...

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  23. Economic Crisis? Not In Minor League Baseball

    Despite the crumbling economy, minor league baseball continues to be a strong seller: "Recession! What recession? Economic downturn? Or an opportunity? Contrary to conventional thinking, ...

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  24. The New York Mets Are Stuck

    After getting swept by the New York Yankees in a very ugly fashion, I'm sure nearly every New York Mets fan out there is clamoring for General Manager Omar Minaya to make a trade...

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  25. The Hall of Fame and Steroids

    This should be an interesting discussion: The Chicago chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America is taking up the thorny question of what to do with "Steroid Era" players and the Hall of Fame...

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