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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Baseball

Rangers Celebrate With Ginger Ale So Josh Hamilton Can Join the Fun

This has to be one of the more admirable instances of team unity I’ve ever seen in sports.  It may not seem like a big deal to the outsider, but to Josh Hamilton it means a ton.  After another dominating performance by Cliff Lee helped Texas advance to the ALCS, the Rangers celebrated with Ginger…Read More

Baserunning, Ian Kinsler Carry Rangers to Game 5 ALDS Win

We’ve already addressed the awesomeness that is Cliff Lee for the Rangers. He pitched Game 1 and Game 5 of the ALDS and beat the Rays both times, allowing only two runs over 16 innings. What also should be addressed is that Ian Kinsler hit three home runs in the series, including a big two-run…Read More

Cliff Lee Is Becoming Automatic in Playoffs

As soon as the Texas Rangers acquired Cliff Lee before the trade deadline, I was groaning because I knew it meant the Angels were done in the AL West race. The southpaw has been one of the best pitchers in baseball since winning the Cy Young Award in 2008 with the Indians, and he’s become…Read More

Madison Bumgarner Comes Up Huge for Giants in Game 4

When it came to experience, Game 4 between the Giants and Braves in the NLDS was a mismatch. Derek Lowe was making his 8th playoff appearance and had thrown over 80 career postseason innings, including a strong start in Game 1. Madison Bumgarner is a 21-year-old rookie who got called up late in June by…Read More

Derek Lowe Drops F-Bomb After Walking Last Batter

Derek Lowe pitched an admirable Game 4 for the Braves in the NLDS against the Giants. Coming back on short rest, the veteran went six and a third innings of two-hit ball, leaving with a 2-1 lead. Manager Bobby Cox came out for a visit after two men reached in the 7th, but Lowe pleaded…Read More

Cole Hamels Can Make or Break World Series Title for Phillies

Lost in the busy NFL Sunday (to everyone except Phillies and Reds fans) was how well Cole Hamels pitched for the Phillies giving them the NLDS sweep. The 26-year-old southpaw was sensational throwing a complete game shutout against the National League’s most potent offense during the regular season. Because of the team’s additions of Roy…Read More

Tim Lincecum Drops Another Celebratory F-Bomb (Video)

If TV channels didn’t already know to keep a live mic away from Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum, then they just learned it again the hard way. A week after dropping an f-bomb during an interview after the Giants won the NL West, TBS cameras showed Lincecum celebrating San Francisco’s go-ahead run with another choice cuss…Read More

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