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  • Madison Bumgarner Wild Card 2014
    Bumgarner, Crawford lead SF Giants in rout of Pirates in Wild Card game
    By the time the bottom of the eighth rolled around, PNC Park no longer looked like it played host to the National League Wild Card game. Early on, the ballpark felt electric—that is, until the visiting team struck. The early of exit of many...
  • Madison Bumgarner shuts down Pirates in NL Wild Card Game
    Giants, Madison Bumgarner shut down Pirates in NL Wild Card Game
    Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle spent part of Tuesday's press conference discussing how it's not always about the "W," and when focus is elsewhere, the wins come. Wednesday night, the Pirates were unable to follow through...
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    For Diamondbacks, starting pitching is a major off-season priority
    On Wednesday afternoon, the Diamondbacks tweeted that the organization identified their first three candidates for the vacant manager’s job.The list includes Sandy Alomar, Jr., Jay Bell and current Mobile (the Diamondbacks’ AA...
  • Former Blue Jay Eric Thames makes his own opportunities - See more at: http://thegmsperspective.com/news/index.html?article_id=504#sthash.uNR4jidz.dpuf
    Former Blue Jay Eric Thames makes his own opportunities
    Eric Thames had a stellar 2014 campaign.In 114 games, he batted .341, hit 32 home runs, drove in 113, and posted a 1.090 OBP, 159 points better than Jose Bautista. The only problem is, the majority of the baseball world probably had no idea Thames...
  • Pirates to repeat wild card history?
    NL wild card game now old hat for Pirates
    The NL wild card game features a team that fairly recentlywent two decades without a playoff berth. This makes it sound fairly familiar to the AL wild card, which featured the Kansas City Royals' first playoff appearance and win in 29 years on...
  • Royals celebrate wild card rally
    AL Wild Card goes to Royals in 12-inning classic
    The AL wild card game was historic before it even started on Sept. 30. Just having the Kansas City Royals compete for the wild card was eye opening, since their last playoff game was Game 7 of the 1985 World Series. TheOakland Athletics had...
  • Salvador Perez hits GW-hit as Royals beat Oakland in Wild Card game.
    Royals win thrilling 12-inning Wild Card game to advance to ALDS
    For a Wild Card game, Tuesday night's showdown between the A's and Royals in Kansas City couldn't have been more thrilling. It took 12 innings, but Oakland picks up a dramatic 8-7 win and now advances to the ALDS against the Angels. It...
  • Same old A's: bullpen collapses cost Oakland its playoff life once more
    Same old A's: bullpen collapses cost Oakland its playoff life once more
    The 2014 Oakland Athletics fought hard to put themselves in a position to win the World Series this October, and they had the Kansas City Royals right where they wanted them: bottom of the ninth, with All-Star closer Sean Doolittle on the mound...
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    Stewart is ready to clean up from the Towers-Gibson regime
    Remember the credits at the end of the “Rocky and Bullwinkle” cartoon show?A street cleaner appeared in a white, hospital smock, wheeling a steel, garbage can and scrubbing the street.With apologies to the street cleaner, this seems...
  • George Shuba
    George Shuba, shared famous handshake with Jackie Robinson, dies at 89
    George Shuba gave many congratulatory handshakes in his days as a major league ballplayer with the Brooklyn Dodgers, but his most famous one was captured during Jackie Robinson’s first game in the minor leagues on April 18, 1946. The hard...
  • Edinson Volquez 'excited' for opportunity in NL Wild Card Game.
    NL Wild Card Game Preview: Volquez 'excited, ready' to take the mound vs. Giants
    On the eve of the 2014 National League Wild Card Game, Edinson Volquez was cool, calm and collected as he progressed through his press conference. The Pittsburgh Pirates' right-hander was upbeat about his opportunity to toe the rubber...
  • Wild-card game represents Beane's gamble, as Jon Lester shoulders the load
    Wild-card game represents Beane's gamble, as Jon Lester shoulders the load
    When Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane made the trade for Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester on July 31, it shocked the baseball world.Tonight, that trade's "success" or "failure" will be permanently...
  • Sandy Koufax waves to the crowd
    Former Brooklyn Dodger George “Shotgun” Shuba dies at 89
    George “Shotgun” Shuba who played his entire Major League career with the Brooklyn Dodgers died yesterday, the Dodgers announced in Monday's press release. He was 89. Signed by Brooklyn before the 1944 season, Shuba spent the next...
  • Myers struggles
    Rays have first losing season since 2007
    This the first time in seven years the Tampa Bay Rays (77-85) have finished with a losing record. We haven't seen this type of baseball since the 2007 Devil Rays season. From 2008 to 2013 the Rays have showed what a team with a limited payroll...
  • Charlie Gehringer
    Charlie Gehringer: 1934
    Charlie Gehringer and the Detroit Tigers won the pennant in 1934. It was a magical season for the Motor City and their second baseman. Gehringer finished second in the MVP vote with his best season to date. Amazingly, the infielder enjoyed better...