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Op-Ed: SF Giants playoff aspirations face big challenges

San Francisco - Yes, I know Tim Lincecum is on the up-and-up. Yes, I realize that the Giants are currently tied for first place in the NL West. And, yes, I am painfully aware that we just signed three-time All-Star Dan Uggla to a minor league deal.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Josh Satin — Top 1st baseman?

Josh Satin only played for a short amount of time in the majors last year, but can his performance label him as one of the best 1st basemen to head into the 2014 season?
In the Media by Richard A. Heaton

Yankees sign star Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka for $155M

New York - The New York Yankees have signed superstar Japanese starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, widely viewed as the best starter on the free agent market, to a long-term contract.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 4 comments

Alex Rodriguez suspension upheld but reduced to one full season

Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz reduced New York Yankee third-baseman Alex Rodriguez' suspension Saturday but Rodriguez wasn't celebrating. His appeal lead to the number of games he'll sit out going down but it remains a long suspension.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Pittsburgh Pirates Minor Leaguer Evan Chambers dead at 24

Evan Chambers, a Minor League baseball player in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, has passed away at the age of 24, the team announced Monday.
In the Media by Al Boe

'I'm not perfect': Ryan Braun suspended for rest of season

Major League Baseball suspended former National League MVP Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers without pay Monday for the rest of the 2013 season because of his ties to performance-enhancing drugs.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

Op-Ed: All-Star Game And Home Field Advantage —A Perspective On Cynicism

Major League Baseball's annual All-Star Game is above all else a fan spectacle. Every year Americans democratically elect two dream teams to play a relaxed game of baseball. It was not until recently that the official result made any difference.
In the Media by David Delmar - 1 comment

Op-Ed: The Philadelphia Phillies, a time to rebuild?

Philly baseball fans are used to the Phillies being at the top of the standings. This is the third year in a row the Phillies are struggling to play five hundred baseball.
In the Media by Timothy Whitt - 1 comment

Nationals climb back to .500 after series win against Twins Special

Washington - This past weekend the Minnesota Twins were in Washington to play the Nationals. While Twins took Game 1 on Saturday, the Nationals pulled back ahead and got the win in Sunday's doubleheader games.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

A night at the Phillies Minor League team — The Fightin Phils Special

Baseball has been a part of the Reading, Pennsylvania landscape for decades. The Fightin Phils as the team is know now is a fan favorite with sell out crowds pouring to the ball park each game day.
Digital Journal Report by Timothy Whitt

Wilson Ramos to return behind home plate for Nats' 2013 season

Washington - It's looking like Washington Nationals' catcher Wilson Ramos is back on the roster for the upcoming 2013 season. Ramos was hurt during a game in the early part of the 2012 season that would take him out for the rest of the season.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Where will Nats' Michael Morse end up in MLB 2013 season?

Washington - One of the questions circulating is where will Nationals' Michael Morse end up playing in the 2013 season now that the Nats have inked a two-year deal with Adam LaRoche and brought on outfielder Denard Span.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl

Taco Bell to give free tacos to residents in US northeast region

Irvine - Taco Bell will give a free Doritos Locos Taco to customers at Hurricane Sandy-affected franchises in the northeast region. The offer is only good today from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
In the Media by Shawn Kay

Nationals' Adam LaRoche becomes free agent, wins 2012 Gold Glove

Washington - First baseman Adam LaRoche, who recently won a Gold Glove award, is now a free agent. Yesterday he declined his half of mutual options for next season with the Washington Nationals.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

LivingSocial pays for extended Metro service for Nats' postseason

Washington - Yesterday the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced an agreement had been signed with LivingSocial to keep late-night Metro service running during 2012 postseason baseball games.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

Paralyzed hockey player throws first pitch at Twins-Yankees game

Minneapolis - A paralyzed prep hockey player was given a thunderous ovation Monday night as he threw out the first pitch ahead of the Minnesota Twins' game against the visiting New York Yankees.
In the Media by James Bisson

Blue Jays suspend Escobar three games for eye black incident

The Toronto Blue Jays have suspended veteran shortstop Yunel Escobar three games without pay for using eye black containing a message that translates into a homophobic slur.
In the Media by James Bisson - 6 comments

Blue Jays' Yunel Escobar caught wearing homophobic eye black

As if the Toronto Blue Jays' season weren't going badly enough, a photo has now emerged showing shortstop Yunel Escobar wearing eye black with a strangely homophobic message.
In the Media by James Bisson - 4 comments

Breaking down Major League Baseball's playoff races

With just over two weeks to go in the Major League Baseball regular season, plenty of teams remain in the hunt for a playoff spot - particularly in the American League, where each division is still up for grabs.
In the Media by James Bisson - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Baltimore Orioles a bizarre playoff contender

With just over two weeks remaining in Major League Baseball's regular season, the Baltimore Orioles remain in the hunt for the American League East title. Yes, the Baltimore Orioles.
In the Media by James Bisson - 2 comments

Jamey Carroll ends three-year home run drought

From August 9, 2009 to Sept. 2, 2012, Jamey Carroll hit as many home runs as the majority of the North American population - zero.
In the Media by James Bisson - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Roger Clemens likely to pitch free of HGH, steroids — this time

He's bacckkk!! Yes, free from the testimony of nasty Brian McNamee and that turncoat Andy Petite, free of jail threats, Roger Clemens is back pitching in professional baseball. But he is not free from the truth - he used performance enhancing drugs.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

MLB: Athletics' Bartolo Colon gets 50-game ban

Oakland - Oakland Athletics' starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has just been given a 50-game ban after testing positive for illegal performance enhancing drugs (PEDs).
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

Major League Baseball teams' Facebook pages hacked

You can imagine the jaws dropping when fans read on the New York Yankees official Facebook page that Derek Jeter had undergone a sex change or that the Washington Nationals are heading back to Montreal.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 1 comment

MLB: Tigers avoid sweep with 4-1 win over Blue Jays Special

Toronto - After dropping the first two games of the series the Detroit Tigers bounced back to avoid being swept and snapped the Toronto Blue Jays' three-game win streak.
Digital Journal Report by Aman Dhanoa

MLB: Athletics cool off Blue Jays to begin three-game series Special

Toronto - Both teams came into the game riding win streaks - the Toronto Blue Jays had just swept the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics - the hottest team in baseball - had just swept the major league leading New York Yankees in four games.
Digital Journal Report by Aman Dhanoa - 2 comments

Video: Baseball fan with full hands catches foul ball using legs

Toronto - A fan at a baseball game in Toronto this past weekend caught a foul ball between his legs while heading to his seat with his hands full from concession purchases.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 11 comments

MLB: Prince is Derby king, again

Kansas City - Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder is the second player in Major League Baseball history to wear the Home Run Derby crown twice. And he did it in fine style.
In the Media by M.D. Anderson - 2 comments

Nats and Giants conclude 3-game series tonight, will Nats sweep? Special

Washington - July 3 kicked off a three-game series between two first place teams, the San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

MLB: Blue Jays Pound Angels Early in 11-2 Win Special

Toronto - The Toronto Blue Jays had another impressive offensive game, but it was the performance on the mound that was the biggest surprise and relief for the team.
Digital Journal Report by Aman Dhanoa - 3 comments
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Washington Nationals closing pitcher Rafael Soriano (2013).
Washington Nationals closing pitcher Rafael Soriano (2013).
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Nationals warm up on June 16  2012 before a sold out game against the Yankees. An hour later  all th...
Nationals warm up on June 16, 2012 before a sold out game against the Yankees. An hour later, all those empty seats were filled. From the looks of it, today is also going to be a big crowd.
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Blue Jays outfielder Travis Snider continues to swing a hot bat after hitting a solo home run in the...
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Blue Jays outfielder Travis Snider continues to swing a hot bat after hitting a solo home run in the third inning. He has hit in all four games since being called up from Triple-A Las Vegas including homering in back-to-back games
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The main concourse of First Energy Stadium where the Fightin Phils play
The main concourse of First Energy Stadium where the Fightin Phils play
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The Athletics celebrate its 7-2 win over the Blue Jays in the first of a three-game series at Rogers...
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The Athletics celebrate its 7-2 win over the Blue Jays in the first of a three-game series at Rogers Centre. Oakland is the hottest team in baseball with a 15-2 record in July
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The Geico Presidents Race is a tradition at every Nationals  home game. In the June 16 game against ...
The Geico Presidents Race is a tradition at every Nationals' home game. In the June 16 game against the Yankees, there were two races, the second taking place during extra innings
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Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn
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Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn
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Minnesota Twins @ Washington Nationals  June 8  2013
Minnesota Twins @ Washington Nationals, June 8, 2013
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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Brandon Morrow is helped off the field after taking a direct hit ...
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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Brandon Morrow is helped off the field after taking a direct hit off a line drive in the seventh inning. The right-handed pitcher and team officials feared the worst but x-rays were negative. Toronto won 4-1 to sweep the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre
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Morrow picked up his sixth win of the season and struck out eight batters while only giving up one r...
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Morrow picked up his sixth win of the season and struck out eight batters while only giving up one run, two walks and four hits
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A s starting pitcher Travis Blackley shut down the Jays offence and only gave up a single run  a wal...
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A's starting pitcher Travis Blackley shut down the Jays offence and only gave up a single run, a walk and five hits over seven innings of work. The only run he gave up was a solo home run to Travis Snider in the third inning
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Lawrie is caught trying to steal second base against the Yankees on Sunday
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Lawrie is caught trying to steal second base against the Yankees on Sunday
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Alex Hinshaw
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Alex Hinshaw
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Umpire calls a strike on Roger Bernadina in extra innings
Umpire calls a strike on Roger Bernadina in extra innings
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At the ballpark: Watching Astros in action
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At the ballpark: Watching Astros in action
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Fightin Phils up to bat
Fightin Phils up to bat
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Adam Lind celebrates one of his two homeruns with second baseman Kelly Johnson on his way back to th...
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Adam Lind celebrates one of his two homeruns with second baseman Kelly Johnson on his way back to the dugout
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File photo: Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder looks up in frustration after popping up a ball in t...
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File photo: Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder looks up in frustration after popping up a ball in the infield while Blue Jays catcher Jeff Mathis eyes the ball as well. The Tigers slugger struggled and went 0-for-4 on the afternoon
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One of the two ostriches, the Fightin Phils use as their new mascots
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