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Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday and a Weekend Rundown every Thursday. Patience is a virtue. Those who have bided their time with first basemen Mark Teixeira, Albert Pujols,...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
Q: In baseball, the names of the different positions — catcher, pitcher, first base, second base, etc. — seem to make sense. But what is the origin of the term “shortstop”? — John Daneluk, Beverly, Mass. A: There are two theories that appear...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
Q: In what year did jersey numbers first appear on major league baseball jerseys? What team was the first one to use jersey numbers? And did Ty Cobb ever wear a jersey number during his playing days? — Steven Manowitz, Brooklyn, N.Y. A: Some...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
During last night's Giants-Marlins game, Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton threw a rocket toward home plate, but nearly took off the head of teammate Logan Morrison in the process. OK, we exaggerate slightly, but check out their reactions...
Rich McVey
3 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for May 25. • Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla is glad to see the Tim Tebow circus leave town. • New Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin is ready for the SEC, telling Will...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday and a Weekend Rundown every Thursday. Should I stay or should I go? One of the most difficult decisions that fantasy managers face each season...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
Mike Trout or Bryce Harper? Proposing the question to most casual fans as to who the top rookie in baseball is this season, most answers will include Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals, either at the top or near the top of their lists...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
The Chicago Cubs' Tony Campana put on quite a base-running display yesterday against the Astros. While heading to third, Campana, a pinch runner, dove over Matt Downs to reach third base safely. It was awesome, as you can see below from two...
Rich McVey
3 years ago
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings for May 21, 2012.  1. Dodgers—Won 9 of 11, five of them without Matt Kemp.  2. Orioles—Closing in...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday and a Weekend Rundown every Thursday. Interleague play kicked off on Friday, and while series that pit Arizona against Kansas City or Miami in...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
With a few poorly chosen words, Ozzie Guillen nearly lost his dream job. Quoted in Time Magazine saying he “loved” Fidel Castro, Guillen set off a firestorm in Miami’s Cuban-American community. Angry protestors and grandstanding local...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for May 18. • Sorry for running late today. I was out day trading my new Facebook shares. • If the Pacers beat the Heat, would Pat Riley blow up the Big Three? • There...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday and a Weekend Rundown every Thursday. Kemp Unable to Dodge DL Back on May 5, Los Angeles Dodgers’ outfielder Matt Kemp suffered a left hamstring...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings for May 14, 2012.     1. Rangers—Firing on all cylinders once again.  2. Dodgers—Team’s...
Rich McVey
3 years ago
Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday and a Weekend Rundown every Thursday. As I stated last week, we will no longer analyze the current season-to-date Top 25 players will instead...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for May 11. • After the Lakers Game 6 loss, Kobe Bryant calls out Andrew Bynum in an interview with Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski. • Florida State athletic director Randy...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday and a Weekend Rundown every Thursday. Forget about the curve ball, Ricky. Give him the heater! The closing situation around baseball seems to...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
On Tuesday night, Josh Hamilton hit four home runs off Baltimore pitching. How rare is that feat? It’s been accomplished only 14 times since 1900; 16 if you go back prior to the turn of the century when rules were different. That’s four fewer...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
0-8 Boston’s Adrian Gonzalez suffered through an 0-fer day against Baltimore in the Red Sox’ 9-6 loss in 17 innings. The first baseman struck out in the 17th representing the tying run against the Orioles’ Chris Davis, who began the day simply...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
We often hear baseball pundits talk about the value of hitters being surrounded by other feared hitters in the lineup. It’s easy to see the impact of not having protection behind hitters in the lineup. We learned the importance of that nearly a...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
Mariano Rivera vows that he will come back next season, telling reporters last week, “I am coming back,” and to “write it down in big letters.” So…MARIANO RIVERA IS COMING BACK NEXT SEASON. There. Mo obviously does not want his career to end...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday and a Weekend Rundown every Thursday. As we enter our second month of the 2012 season, these weekly rankings updates will switch gears a bit....
Braden Gall
3 years ago
              Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings for May 7, 2012. 1. Dodgers - Lost seven of last 13. 2. Rangers - Lost...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
              Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings for May 7, 2012. 1. Dodgers - Lost seven of last 13. 2. Rangers - Lost...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
Getting carted off of the field before the game even starts. That’s not how anyone wants to end their career, but that could be the case for Mariano Rivera. Rivera, the New York Yankees’ sure-fire future first-ballot Hall of Fame relief pitcher...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago

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