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Harper to Trademark Quote

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Baseball News | 0 comments

As if Bryce Harper didn’t already have so much going for him, now he will soon have a trademark on one of his lines. Under Armour will soon start selling shirts emblazoned with the quote on it and Harper has applied to trademark the now famous response to a reporter’s question. Shortly after the Nationals June 12 game in Toronto, a reporter asked the 19-year-old Bryce Harper if he’d be taking advantage of the lower Canadian drinking age.  Harper, who is a Mormon and does not drink alcohol, gave a terse response to the reporter’s question. The video of the question and Harper’s answer is a YouTube hit and was trending on...

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Fantasy Baseball Software Review: The Baseball Engine

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 in Baseball News, Fantasy Sports | 0 comments

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Tyrone Schiff of the TheBaseballEngine.com for putting this review together for his site. Yahoo!’s ranking statistic O-rank proved to be the straw that broke the camel’s back for me in July 2010. I had been playing on Yahoo! (my league decided to migrate to ESPN this year) in a 12 man, high competition MLB league since 2006 with my college buds from the University of Michigan (go blue!), and until then considered O-rank an insightful and useful statistic. What bothered me about O-rank was that it was a snapshot in time. To me, it lacked context. While looking at O-rank, I found myself wondering about the baseball player’s general trending. Were they doing better or worse than usual? Were they trending up or down? In a sport like baseball which has 162 games played over...

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Blanco’s Catch Saves Cain’s Perfect Game

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in Baseball News | 0 comments

Anytime there is a no hitter, or better yet, a perfect game, it seems like there’s a great catch that saves the day.  Gregor Blanco is the one who helped save Matt Cain’s perfect game on Wednesday night. Your browser does not support...

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Taking a Trip Back to the 80’s

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Baseball News | 3 comments

The Milwaukee Brewers held an 80’s flashback road trip recently, but Ryan Braun was too cool to participate I guess.   Picture is compliments of Carlos Gomez’s Twitter...

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Giants Instant Winners with Instagram Photos

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Baseball News | 1 comment

The high tech center of the USA is definitely the Bay Area.  In fact, the region of the country that houses the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants has a company called Instagram just a few miles from its ballparks.  The Giants do a great job on all of its social media use. Where are the most ballpark pictures from Instagram?  Take a look. Hey Blue Jays fans.  You need to post more photos from the Rogers Centre....

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5 Prospects To Watch In The 2012 MLB Draft

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in Baseball News, Fantasy Baseball Prospects | 0 comments

Every year since 1965, Major League Baseball has conducted its annual amateur draft, selecting players from both the high school and college ranks who have the potential to develop into stars in MLB. While drafting is certainly not an exact science, millions of dollars are spent each year in scouting and development, with the hope that the young players of today will be the franchise players of tomorrow. In early June 2012, once again all eyes will be focused on the MLB Draft. Here are five players that are worth watching.  5. Tom Murphy: Catcher, University of Buffalo Nowadays, finding a catcher that can hit as well as field his position is a rare commodity. Tom Murphy just may be one of those rare breeds of player. As a sophomore in 2011, Murphy was the Mid-American Conference Player of...

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