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Monday, May 25, 2015

Baseball

Dave Niehaus Dies at 75 and so Does Best Grand Slam Call of All Time

The Seattle Mariners confirmed that longtime broadcaster Dave Niehaus died on Wednesday, as I first found out via Jimmy Traina. Niehaus, the 2008 Ford C. Frick Award winner, was the voice of the Mariners since the franchise’s inception in 1977. Niehaus spent time as a broadcaster in Los Angeles prior to moving to Seattle, calling…Read More

Jamie Buehrle’s Facebook Tells Us Mark Won the Gold Glove

And the social media world strikes again. Gold Glove award winners will be announced on Tuesday. Well, most of them will be announced on Tuesday. One surprise announcement came on Monday.  Chicago Breaking Sports did some deep digging to keep all of us ahead of the curve and on the cutting edge.  By deep digging…Read More

Jamie Moyer Likely to Retire

Whether you like Jamie Moyer or not, you’d have to be insane to not respect him.  Anyone who trots their 47-year-old body out to a pitching mound to face major league hitters is a warrior in my book.  Of course Moyer’s 23-year MLB career has led to a pile of cash, but after a certain…Read More

Rays Add Matt Bush to 40-Man Roster

We’re never above posting a Matt Bush update here at LBS, even if it doesn’t involve crying on camera. Bush is a former number one overall draft pick by the San Diego Padres who has done nothing but embarrass himself over and over. Initially picked by San Diego to play shortstop, Bush couldn’t swing it…Read More

Japanese Baseball Star Yu Darvish to MLB in 2012 (Scouting Report)

The 2011 MLB hot stove is beginning to heat up and and we will cover it in depth, but looking ahead to 2012, Japanse baseball star Yu Darvish plans to pitch in MLB in 2012 (tweets David Lennon via MLBTR). Darvish, the 6’5” half-Japanese, half-Iranian pitcher has already won the Eiji Sawamura Award, the Japanese…Read More

Sparky Anderson Once Went on Legendary Rant Filled with F-Bombs

Legendary manager Sparky Anderson sadly died Thursday due to complications because of dementia. Sparky became the first manager to win a World Series in both leagues, winning two titles with the Reds and then a third with the Tigers. He was said to be self-deprecating and didn’t want to set foot into the Hall of…Read More

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