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Watch it: Neil Walker crushes one against the Phillies

By | March 16, 2014 11:41 pm | 0 Comments

 

Neil Walker hit a blast against the Phillies on Sunday. Here’s the shot that went over the tiki bar in left. By the way, every stadium needs a bar like that.   – Rick Green

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Pirates make right move sending top prospect Polanco to minors

By | March 14, 2014 6:39 pm | 0 Comments

 

The Pirates are counting on Gregory Polanco to fill a need in right field. It’ll just be a little longer before he makes his debut at PNC Park. Pittsburgh sent the top prospect to Triple-A today after a solid spring. Polanco, 22, went 6-for-22 (.273) in Grapefruit League action. He had two doubles and one… View Article

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Watch it: Man gives up kid in stroller to chase baseball

By | March 13, 2014 12:22 am | 0 Comments

 

What do you do if you’re pushing a child in a stroller and you have a chance to pick up a souvenir baseball? You abandon the kid, of course. Check out the man who chased a baseball during a spring training game: – Rick Green

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Pointless injury: Brewers’ Rodriguez steps on cactus

By | March 12, 2014 6:36 pm | 0 Comments

 

How does someone get injured stepping on cactus? I know it’s called the Cactus League, but I don’t think players are supposed to step on them. But one did this week. Francisco Rodriguez stepped on a cactus, delaying his debut with the Brewers. “He took out a lot of the thorns, but there some more… View Article

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Pirates’ Locke suffers setback

By | March 9, 2014 11:27 pm | 0 Comments

 

There were plenty of pleasant surprises on the Pirates last season. You can add pitcher Jeff Locke’s first-half performance to the list. He went 8-2 with a 2.15 ERA before the All-Star break, getting a spot on the NL team. After, however, it was a different story. Locke struggled, big time. He went 2-5 with… View Article

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Red Sox owner blasts Marlins

By | March 9, 2014 4:38 pm | 0 Comments

 

We’ve all seen players feud. It’s pretty interesting to see a couple owners get mad at each other. Last week, the Marlins were upset that the Red Sox sent the equivalent of a Triple-A roster to a spring game. Only two Boston starters in that spring game had any regular-season experience. The Marlins were ticked… View Article

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Leyland doesn’t see a return to Pirates

By | March 7, 2014 11:45 pm | 0 Comments

 

Now that Jim Leyland has stepped down as manager of the Detroit Tigers, is there any chance he’ll be back working for the Pittsburgh Pirates in some capacity? If you’re a Pirates fan hoping for a happy reunion, you’ll be disappointed. Here’s what Leyland told the Tribune-Review: I really don’t want to come back to… View Article

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Must see: Torii Hunter kissing an alligator

By | March 4, 2014 5:36 pm | 0 Comments

 

On a dare from former Erie SeaWolves starter Justin Verlander, Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter kissed an alligator at spring training at Lakeland, Fla. Not sure I’d be up for that, even with the gator’s mouth tied shut. – Rick Green

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Tigers’ Kinsler blasts Rangers

By | March 4, 2014 12:34 pm | 0 Comments

 

Usually, when an athlete is asked about his former team, you get a pretty standard, nondescript answer. With Ian Kinsler, however, he took a different approach. In an interview with ESPN The Magazine, the new member of the Detroit Tigers unloaded on the Texas Rangers. I hope they go 0-162. I got friends, and I… View Article

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Injury of the day: Jake Peavy cuts hand with fishing knife

By | March 3, 2014 12:35 pm | 0 Comments

 

We’ve all heard stories of freak injuries to baseball players. Add Jake Peavy to the ‘distinguished’ list. Peavy missed his spring start with the Red Sox today because he cut his hand with a fishing knife. Here’s what manager John Farrell told ESPNBoston.com: This was a freak one. And honestly, he avoided some serious injury… View Article

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