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The One Where the Dodgers Hit the Jackpot

The One Where the Dodgers Hit the Jackpot
Yeah, so the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have swimming pools full of cash to dive into, found their new head of baseball operations in Andrew Friedman.  Here’s a sampling of the bajillion tweets about the big get:   BREAKING: Andrew Friedman is leaving #Rays for #Dodgers. Matt Silverman will take over Rays baseball operations. —... Read more »

Random baseball thoughts

Random baseball thoughts
The American League Championship Series will feature the Kansas City Royals (first time since 1985) and Baltimore Orioles (first time since 1997) as both teams swept their opponents in the “second” round of the playoffs.  Future Cub James Shields pitched strong ball, while the Orioles scored just enough to squeak by. As many have noted,... Read more »

The best day in MLB postseason action and I missed most of it

The best day in MLB postseason action and I missed most of it
I just saw this play:   Great tag. #ALDS pic.twitter.com/os9xYVy1Mr — MLB Fan Cave (@MLBFanCave) October 4, 2014   I mean, what an incredible play to erase the leadoff double on a pretty bad baserunning error by the pinch-runner, Collin Cowgill. It was a damn fine throw from the new center fielder, Jarrod Dyson, who... Read more »
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They might be Giants

They might be Giants
This was not as suspenseful of a game as the last Wild Card game between the A’s and Royals, but for me, a Bay Area native, it was just as fun.  The Giants won behind the incredible pitching performance of one Madison Bumgarner and will advance to face the Washington Nationals in the National League... Read more »

Rooting Interests

Rooting Interests
Bunt jokes!  Ned Yost!  Small market teams!  The American League Wild Card play-in game had it all! First, there was Yost:   Ned Yost shows why he’s a terrible manager http://t.co/9r6TDxJtSb — ESPN.com’s SweetSpot (@espn_sweet_spot) October 1, 2014   You may recall that Yost helmed the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008 when they were battling one... Read more »

Goodbye Regular Season, Hello October

Goodbye Regular Season, Hello October
Let’s populate this post with tons of awesome highlights, because even though we didn’t see absolute chaos erupt, there was still a lot of great baseball being played. In the Cubs game, their last of 2014, Anthony Rizzo did this, and thus the Cubs avoided loss #90 and achieved more progress than most of us probably... Read more »
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Game 162!

Game 162!
Let’s start with this, because we are fans of and appreciative of the career of Paul Konerko: In many ways, not much has changed since yesterday’s update.  Let’s take a look-see… Incidentally, Pauly’s White Sox beat the Royals today, and coupled with the Detroit Tigers’ loss, that means the Royals remain within a game of... Read more »

Postseason Update

Postseason Update
So tonight…tonight…as we update the MLB elimination challenge… First off, the Athletics won, but:   The Mariners have won, so the A’s do not clinch tonight. — Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) September 27, 2014   However, the great Mike Trout still made an insane-o catch. I hope he wins the MVP (finally). The Angels did ensure... Read more »

MLB Extreme Elimination Challenge

MLB Extreme Elimination Challenge
Tonight was the last time Derek Jeter would ever play at Yankee Stadium in Yankee pinstripes as an active player on the Yankees so of course there was a lot of fanfare and what not.  The game was, fittingly, the free game of the day on MLB.tv, so I got to watch most of it.... Read more »
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Don't Get Eliminated!

Don't Get Eliminated!
The Oakland Athletics finally (it seems like it, no?) won a game and we got to see a fun post-game scene: They missed with the pie. They did not miss with the shower. http://t.co/BMrCKchSww — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) September 22, 2014   That would be former Cubs farmhand Josh Donaldson, who you may remember as... Read more »