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Michael Roth could run for office in Columbia, S.C. — and he would win in a landslide. The former Gamecocks pitcher started back-to-back College World Series Championship-clinching games in 2010 and '11 before leading South Carolina back to...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
The California Golden Bears announced in September of 2010 that their baseball program would be cut because the school couldn’t afford it any longer. After a change of heart eight months later — mostly stemming from a huge influx of cash from...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Only hard-core baseball junkies are familiar with these names now, but in a few years all baseball fans will recognize these stars. Here’s a brief look at stars of the future who have yet to make their debuts in the major leagues. Pitchers...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Each week, Athlon Sports highlights the most important, intriguing and bizarre stats in baseball. 11-4   Indians’ record in one-run games Last season much was made of the one-run magic that took up residence in Baltimore (29-9) and...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
The craziest parents in sports have all had strange twists and turns along the way to fame or infamy. Many plotted every step of their child’s life. Others got in the way. Some were successful. Some failed. Every one of them made their kid’s...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
The craziest parents in sports have all had strange twists and turns along the way to fame or infamy. Many plotted every step of their child’s life. Others got in the way. Some were successful. Some failed. Every one of them made their kid’s...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2013 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire report every Monday. Our fantasy junkies cover the hottest hitters, best waiver wire pick ups, top starting pitching spot starts and sift through bullpens from...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for May 24. • The Oregon Ducks appear on Athlon's preseason Top 25 countdown at No. 3. But more importantly, it's a perfect opportunity to feature...
Rich McVey
1 year ago
Matt Cain is giving up bombs, Ryan Howard is wilting in the clutch, James Shields has little to show for his efforts and the consistent Joey Votto just keeps hitting. Here’s this week’s Amazing Stats for May 13-19. 2    Games...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (Texas Rangers) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week.   1. Rangers—Texas survived...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2013 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire report every Monday. Our fantasy junkies cover the hottest hitters, best waiver wire pick ups, top starting pitching spot starts and sift through bullpens from...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Youth is being served in MLB. Don't believe me? Look at last year’s awards voting. Besides running away with the 2012 AL Rookie of the Year award, 21-year-old Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout finished second to Triple Crown...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Youth is being served in MLB. Don't believe me? Look at last year’s awards voting. Besides running away with the 2012 AL Rookie of the Year award, 21-year-old Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout finished second to Triple Crown...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Cincinnati can win only against bad teams, Dee Gordon is fast, the Texas bullpen is good and the Astros may have trouble when they play at Texas. Here are these and other amazing stats from the week of May 6-12. 27    Retired...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
To suggest that any player in any sport after just a few seasons is a lock to make the Hall of Fame is ridiculous. But it is always fun to look at athletes who have had instant success and try to extrapolate long-term potential. Young star...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best (Texas Rangers) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week.  1. Rangers Scheppers-Ross-Nathan bullpen is...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2013 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire report every Monday. Our fantasy junkies cover the hottest hitters, best waiver wire pick ups, top starting pitching spot starts and sift through bullpens from...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
If you could have any national sports broadcasting job in sports, what would it be? Do you want to be at the games and travel all over the country? Do you want to be a studio host with a more stable work schedule? Do you want to become extremely...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
Last night, Adam Rosales of Oakland launched an apparent game-tying home run in the ninth inning at Cleveland only to have it ruled a double by the umpiring crew. After reviewing the call via replay, the umpiring crew, led by Angel Hernandez,...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
There's never a shortage for cool numbers in baseball. Cleanup hitters struggle, a former utilityman goes off and some dude who's never closed games before is perfect. Go figure (which is what we've been doing). 1.150    Bryce...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best (Texas Rangers) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week.   1. Rangers Yu Darvish has strikeout...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2013 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire report every Monday. Our fantasy junkies cover the hottest hitters, best waiver wire pick ups, top starting pitching spot starts and sift through bullpens from...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for May 3. • What colleges produce the smartest, sexiest graduates? Harvard gave us Rashida Jones (pictured), so it's on the list. • Tomorrow, people in comically...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
At the end of the season, the major awards voters will evaluate players in their own way, with a variety of definitions applied to the word “Valuable” in Most Valuable Player. There are the Sabermetricians who will argue each player’s effect on...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Each week during the 2013 MLB season, we highlight the most important, intriguing and bizarre stats in baseball.    .516    David Ortiz’s Batting Average Big Papi is back and the Red Sox are loving it. Already...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago

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