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Umpire Wally Bell dies at age 48

Originally posted on HardballTalk:
Sad news coming out of Ohio on Monday night: Wally Bell, who just finished working the Cardinals-Pirates NLDS series last week, has passed away of an apparent heart attack, according to the Youngtown Vindicator. “One on…

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The Human Element

Those who oppose expanded replay in Major League Baseball like to argue that crucial to the integrity of the game is the “human element.” That is, judgment calls made by umpires on close plays should not be subject to video … Continue reading

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The Houston Astros have the Best Record in Baseball

It’s Opening Day. Spring is upon us, and the winter doldrums are distant memory. Across the nation, hundreds of thousands of fans will stream through the gates, hoping that this year…this year will be the year their team breaks through. … Continue reading

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An Embarassment of a Franchise

Eleven months. That’s all it took to break up the “new-look” Miami Marlins. After building a new stadium that cost $634 million – of which over $500 million will be covered by the taxpayers of Miami, after spending over $100 million … Continue reading

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THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT!

Sixty-one years ago, on a clear afternoon near Coogan’s Bluff, Russ Hodges immortalized a moment that will live forever in baseball history: Bobby Thomson…up there swingin’…There’s a long drive…it’s gonna be, I believe…THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT!! THE GIANTS WIN … Continue reading

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