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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Baseball

Manny’s Career Ended When He Forced His Way Out of Boston

The Manny Ramirez experiment in Los Angeles has been a failure.  When Manny became a cancer in the Red Sox clubhouse and completely forced his way out of town, it looked like the Dodgers were grabbing a legitimate slugger that could anchor the middle of their lineup and help propel them to the next level. …Read More

Are Bonds’ 73 as Safe as DiMaggio’s 56?

You don’t need a jury, a judge, or an LBS writer to tell you that Barry Bonds’ single-season home run record of 73 is a product of steroids.  Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and the other poster boys of Major League Baseball’s steroid era shattered records that we all know they wouldn’t have touched if…Read More

Ken Williams Pranks Gordon Beckham

It’s somewhat of a compliment to have your name tossed around at the trade deadline in Major League Baseball. It’s a sign that you’re desired, that teams want you. At the same time, having your name mentioned in trade rumors can also leave you somewhat paranoid. Players will constantly wonder if they’re going to be…Read More

The Curious Case of Brett Wallace

Matt Holliday. Roy Halladay. Roy Oswalt. Those are just three of the best players in baseball to be traded over the past year, two of which came at the deadline. Strangely enough, there has been one uniting issue about all three players: one minor leaguer has been involved in all three of their deals. Brett…Read More

Mullet Night Recap at the Cell in Chicago

Friday night was “Mullet Night” at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago for the White Sox/A’s game. The Sox’s Web site explained the details behind Mullet Night: Join the White Sox for a night celebrating a classic American hairstyle, THE MULLET. Stay postgame for a spectacular fireworks display set to a music soundtrack of classic hair-bangin’…Read More

Roy Oswalt a Solid Addition for Phillies

According to Yahoo! Sports, via the AP, Roy Oswalt has approved a trade to the Philadelphia Phillies and will be sent there from Houston in exchange for Phillies pitcher J.A. Happ and two prospects, pending a physical.  With the Phillies amidst a seven-game winning streak after stumbling for the better part of 2010, they’re about…Read More

Angels Fans Wrong to Boo Lackey, Call Him Benedict Arnold Traitor

John Lackey had a huge role in delivering the greatest moment in Angels history — their only World Series in 2002. Then a 23-year-old rookie, the Big Texan went five innings of one-run ball in Game 7 of the World Series against Barry Bonds and the Giants. His efforts coupled with Garret Anderson’s bases-clearing double…Read More

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