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Justin Verlander and Kate Upton

Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 in Baseball News, Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitchers, Hottest Baseball Wives | 0 comments

Starring in Upton Girl. Is there any coincidence that right after news broke that Justin Verlander was dating MLB 2012 and Sports Illustrated cover girl Kate Upton, that Verlander goes out and gets trashed, giving up 5 runs in one inning in the all-star...

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Cubs Nachos are a Ballpark Delight

Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 in Baseball News | 0 comments

We recently ran an article about the best foods available at MLB ballparks.  I’m not sure how we missed this one — the 2 pound nacho helmet available at Wrigley Field.  Big Slugger Nachos come in an adult-size Cubs helmet so after you eat them, you can actually wear the helmet in case any foul balls come your way!  Of course, if you eat two pounds of low quality tortilla chips with goopy cheese and jalapeno peppers, its hard to imagine a ball getting past your stomach to hit in you in the head. Big Slugger Nachos come with two-pounds of tortilla chips, chili con carne, cheese, tomatoes, onions, japalenos, black olives, scallions, cilantro, sour cream, intended to satisfy 3-4 people. You can get them at Big Dawgs (lower left field), the Cub House (home plate terrace), and Bleacher...

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This Time It Counts

Posted by on Jul 10, 2012 in Baseball News | 0 comments

No, It Doesn’t Don’t kid yourself.  Bud Selig may say that the MLB All-Star game counts, but it really doesn’t. And, more importantly, the latest details on the Justin Verlander – Kate Upton dating situation. Ten years ago, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game ended in a dismal tie when Commissioner Bud Selig ruled that the game could not continue, because both teams were out of pitchers.  Something needed to be done to preserve the integrity of the All-Star Game so Selig came up with the idea that the winning league would get home field advantage in the World Series. Now, the game suddenly counted, unlike the NHL All-Star Game where the goalies are so happy to get out of there due to the increasing sunburn on the backs of their necks.  Or, the NFL All-Star Game which has...

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Handicapping The 2012 Home Run Derby

Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in Baseball News, Baseball Power Rankings | 1 comment

Editor’s Note: This article was updated on July 9 at 6:47 AM EST to reflect the addition of Pirates OFer Andrew McCutchen to the derby lineup as a replacement for Marlins OFer Giancarlo Stanton. The 2012 Home Run Derby has a lot of new faces, but two defending champions are stepping up to the plate for the American League with a great chance of repeating as champs in 2012. Fantasy baseball superstar Matt Kemp will captain the National League team, and 2012 winner Robinson Cano will head up the American League team. Of the eight participants in this year’s competition, only three have previously appeared in the Derby before – along with Cano, 2009 winner Prince Fielder, Kemp, and Jose Bautista are the only other two. The Full 2012 Home Run Derby Lineup, With Season HR Totals Jose Bautista,...

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Using Fantasy Baseball To Cast A ‘Final Vote’

Posted by on Jul 2, 2012 in 2012 Fantasy Baseball, Baseball News, Fantasy Baseball Rankings | 0 comments

Now that the 17-starters have been selected for the 2012 All-Star Game and the useless Home Run Derby fan vote is over with… there’s still time to vote for two more All-Stars. 5 AL and 5 NL players have been selected for the All-Star Final Vote. If you voted with your heart and not with your head (looking at you, Kung Fu Panda-voters) for the ASG starters, the time is now to use the roto-side of your brain to select the most-deserving players for the Final Vote. If you think about it, there really isn’t a better way to vote for All-Stars then by using the simple logic of fantasy baseball. If you scroll position by position in your league’s player rankings, it’s very cut and dry who rightfully deserves to be voted an All-Star, each year. Past performance...

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Love The Home Run Derby Fan Poll (Even Though It’s A Joke)

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in Baseball News | 0 comments

Filled out some All-Star ballots online x25 this past weekend. Today’s the last full day left to vote before selections are announced on Sunday on TBS, so I had to get my ballot for the best in fantasy baseball in each league at each position submitted. In case you missed my picks, they were posted to the site over the weekend. I was somewhat stoked to see for another year that my favorite All-Star weekend event had a fan vote, too. I don’t think there’s any doubt that the Home Run Derby has really become the crown jewel of the MLB All-Star weekend. And letting the fans worldwide give their input on who they want to see in the Derby will hopefully prevent players like Brett Boone, Brandon Inge, or John Jaha from stepping inside the batter’s box for...

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