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True Blue LA
Could Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, and Hyun-jin Ryu save Don Mattingly & the coaching staff?
Don Mattingly and the rest of the Dodgers ' coaching staff have been on the hot seat since before opening day, and a 17-25 record so far hasn't gotten them off of it.
Sun May 19, 2013
Brave new world for cicadas: What they missed since '96
Cicadas are slowly emerging along the East Coast, crawling out from the earth after 17 years underground.
Sat May 18, 2013
Before they were stars: A's scouting reports
Barry Zito was compared to Bill "Spaceman" Lee, it took a lot of money to sign Mark McGwire because his dad was a dentist, Eric Chavez was only a fair student in high school ... and other insights gleaned from old scouting reports.
First Quarter Grades for the St. Louis Cardinals
To say that exceeds the expectations of some is quite the understatement. Many, arguably most, baseball writers had the Cincinnati Reds picked as clear favorites to win the National League Central Division.
Fri May 17, 2013
The Rise and Fall of Luis Cruz
He was an instant sensation. A career minor leaguer who had worked his way up to a starting third base man position for the Dodgers last season.
The Miami Herald
This Date in Baseball
To avoid a forfeit and fine, manager Hugh Jennings recruited college players and others; they lost to the Philadelphia A's 24-2. Joe Travers gave up all 24 runs on 26 hits.
Cold Hard Fact for Thursday, May 16, 2013
Fact: Mark McGwire's then-record-setting 70 home runs in the 1998 season traveled a total of 29,598 feet, enough to fly over Mount Everest.
Thu May 16, 2013
Generation K: Baseballs strikeout trend is growing at record pace
Alexi Amarista, one of the smallest everyday players in the major leagues at 5-foot-8, 152 pounds, mashed an 0-2 pitch over the wall in right-center field for a home run Sunday at Tropicana Field in St.
Wed May 15, 2013
Great Moments in Easy Cheap Shots: T.J. Simers Edition
We should probably just call this the T.J. Simers award. But I'm feeling charitable right now and I'm mostly just happy that he's apparently not lost a single step despite a health scare in spring training.
Tue May 14, 2013
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Sports Padres want steroids, not Grandal, out of game
Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal reads a statement to the media on his 50-game suspension during the San Diego Padres spring training.
Kid Blogger Interviews Mets GM Sandy Alderson
Hey baseball fans! I have another interview for you! It is with Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson! I actually got to interview him live at his office in Citi Field and the video of the interview is on YouTube! So, please click here to see me interview Sandy.
Mon May 13, 2013
LA Daily News
Dodgers Notebook: Matt Kemp records career hit No. 1,000
Matt Kemp didn't realize he had 1,000 career hits until he looked up at the video board after slapping a single to center field in the fifth inning.
Thu May 09, 2013
5 Most Intense Moments in the Cardinals-Cubs Rivalry
Yesterday, the Cardinals and Cubs split a two game series at Wrigley Field. And they'll meet for 5 more series in 2013.
Bleed Cubbie Blue
Cubs 2013 Attendance Watch
If you are not interested in this topic, please move on to another post. Some people are interested in Cubs attendance, and this post is for them.
Wed May 08, 2013
Rutledge gaining traction in Majors
Rockies second baseman Josh Rutledge, after his first time beginning a year in the Majors, has needed a .400 tear the last seven games to lift his batting average from .200 to .252 going into Wednesday.
Tue May 07, 2013
Los Angeles Dodgers should blame Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier for slow start
It was not supposed to start out this way for the Los Angeles Dodgers . They spent all that dough.
San Jose Mercury News
This Date in Baseball
Bender hit two home runs, both inside the park. 1907 - Boston's Big Jeff Pfeffer threw a no-hitter to give the Braves a 6-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in Boston.
Mon May 06, 2013
Mark Reynolds' blast highlights Cleveland Indians' 7-3 victory over Oakland Athletics
Reynolds' monster home run in the fifth inning, which evoked memories of Mark McGwire's denting of the Budweiser sign in 1997, helped the Indians muscle past the Athletics, 7-3, at Progressive Field.
Sun May 05, 2013
Adrian Beltre walks off Red Sox in ninth to complete Rangers sweep
Well that's the end of that. After striking out the first two batters of the ninth, Clayton Mortensen allowed a single to Elvis Andrus , who took second on a wild pitch, and an intentional walk of Lance Berkman .
Sat May 04, 2013
The Orioles' Chris Davis is impressive-but not perfect
When I pitched in a city league as an 18-year-old in 2001, I kindly served up a home run to a lanky 15-year-old named Chris Davis.