Jackie Robinson Day More Than Just About A Man, Team or Number

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April 15 is what some would look at as a day of reverence in MLB. It’s the day set aside as Jackie Robinson Day, begun in 2004 by the league in honor of Robinson’s major league debut with the Brooklyn […]

Nickname Chosen for Atlanta Braves Slugging Lineup by Fans Could Backfire

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Recently, the good folks over at Fox Sports, who are incredibly adept at getting fans to interact with the teams via their regional broadcasting arms, led a charge to choose a nickname for the 2013 Atlanta Braves lineup which has […]

Atlanta Braves Extra-Inning Win Gives a Taste of Things to Come

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Down 4-1 to the Washington Nationals headed into the 8th inning in their home park…game over, right? Not for the 2013 Atlanta Braves. The extra-inning victory by the Braves in this game was more than just a statement to the […]

Justin Upton Already Paying Huge Dividends for Atlanta Braves

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In January, the cries could be heard from Atlanta Braves fans echoing from Atlanta to Macon and from Greenville to Birmingham… “Why would the Braves trade Martin Prado!?” Prado had been a staple of the Braves lineup since 2006, and […]

Atlanta Braves Swinging a Big Tomahawk in Early Going

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It’s only two games into a 162 games season, so the Atlanta Braves still have 160 chances to make me dine on these words for the next year, but right now this looks like one of the most formidable Braves […]

Yu Darvish Brings Houston Astros Back Down to Earth

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The Houston Astros undefeated season ended at 1-0, and was nearly ended in grand fashion by the Texas Rangers and starting pitcher Yu Darvish. After coming up with a big 8-2 win over the Rangers on Sunday night, the Astros […]

Colorado Rockies Need to Avoid the Carlos Zambrano Temptation

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It’s tough to pitch in Coors Field, and the Colorado Rockies are always on the lookout for the naive young pitcher who doesn’t realize he’s supposed to get knocked around in the thin Denver air, or the older reclamation project […]

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Is Matt Tuiasosopo’s Job Safe?

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In the later part of Spring Training, there were rumors that the Detroit Tigers had an interest in trading for the Seattle Mariners‘ Casper Wells, but the Tigers liked what they saw from outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo, so the they so […]

Robinson Canó Ditching Scott Boras During Contract Year Will Have New York Yankees Celebrating

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Is there any name that brings as much ire or as many curled lips among sports fans and executives as Scott Boras? The mega-agent to the sports stars has fleeced the lining of more than one team, and made fans […]

Jeff Francoeur Can Lift Kansas City Royals, Or Sink With Them

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Jeff Francoeur is the highest paid non-pitcher on the Kansas City Royals roster, (sorry Billy Butler, but I don’t count designated hitters as position players). At 29 years old, the one-time prodigy has seen a lot during his eight major […]

Albert Pujols Quiet in Los Angeles Angels Opening Day Win

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It’s only one game, and it was a game against one of the best teams in the National League–the Cincinnati Reds–who obviously the Los Angeles Angels don’t see very much. And as he practically guaranteed earlier in the spring, Albert […]

Clayton Kershaw a One-Man Show in Los Angeles Dodgers Opener

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Clayton Kershaw decided to just tell the rest of the Los Angeles Dodgers, “I got this”, with an Opening Day 4-0 shutout of the San Francisco Giants, and a home run added in by the Dodgers’ starting pitcher just for […]