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Lupica: He was Donnie Baseball - Zimmer's life in game was unrivaled

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There have been other baseball lives as amazing as Don Zimmer’s, that were as full of fun and history as his was, and the kind of hurt you can only get from something you love as much as he loved baseball. But try to remember one today, now that word comes out of Florida that Zimmy’s great baseball heart finally gave out, before he could mak ...

Jun 5 2014, 12:41am CDT

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The long and short of Roger Angell: Verducci and Sandomir on the Hall of Fame writer

Source: The Bleacher Report College Baseball News

The Baseball Hall of Fame honored Roger Angell this weekend with the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, its writing honor. Angell is the first writer so honored who was never a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Never a beat writer, Angell wrote long, literary essays about the national pastime for the New Yorker beginning in 1962. It was a side gig. His real job was as the New Yorker’s fiction editor. Like many baseball fans with a taste for great writin ...
Full article at: The Bleacher Report College Baseball News 2 days ago, 8:43am CDT


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By George! Joe Torre Forgets Old Boss in Hall of Fame Speech

Source: Big Government

Joe Torre spoke for nearly triple his allotted time at the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. He still forgot to thank his old boss. Torre thanked bench coach Don Zimmer. He thanked Yankees fans. He even thanked Bill Parcells. But he forgot to express appreciation to the late George Steinbrenner, the longtime owner of the New York Yankees. Recognizing his mistake, the 74-year-old former Yankees manager shouted to his fellow inductees: "I forgot George!" Gre ...
Full article at: Big Government 2 days ago, 12:00pm CDT

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In ignoring Tony Gwynn, Major League Baseball failed to understand its own appeal

Source: SBNation

The lack of a tribute to the fallen Hall of Famer It's not about what's right, it's about understanding the power of memory in baseball. Major League Baseball and its television partners are allies the way the United States and the Soviet Union were allies in World War II: They had a mutual interest in the same outcome but simultaneously had highly divergent goals. MLB and Fox or ESPN have identical interest in wanting to see game broadcasts do well, becaus ...
Full article at: SBNation Jul 16 2014, 11:00am CDT

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All 100 Times Jeter's Name Was Mentioned On Fox—And All Zero Of Gwynn's

Source: Deadspin

Lest you forget, Fox was sure to make you aware that this is Derek Jeter's final season in the majors. The Captain's name was spoken no fewer than 100 times on tonight's All-Star Game broadcast, but at what cost? That of remembering people like Tony Gwynn, Don Zimmer, or B ...
Full article at: Deadspin Jul 15 2014, 11:56pm CDT

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Tony Gwynn is noticeably absent from MLB All-Star Game broadcast

Source: SBNation

Baseball mourned the tragic loss of a Hall of Famer in recent weeks, but there was no mention of Tony Gwynn during the All-Star Game broadcast. Earlier this year, Major League Baseball said an unfortunate goodbye to one of the greatest hitters of the last generation with the death of Tony Gwynn at the age of 54. A Hall of Famer and memorable icon to anyone watching the game today, it was noticeable to many that FOX never mentioned the passing of Gwynn or he ...
Full article at: SBNation Jul 15 2014, 10:57pm CDT

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Biggest Takeaways from the First 12 Weeks of MLB Action

Source: Bleacher Report

Time flies when you're enjoying a competitive, well-played baseball season. As you peruse the standings, cast last-minute All-Star Game ballots and take in vital series, the 2014 campaign has officially reached the 12-week mark.With 25 of 30 clubs within six games of postseason position, the next 15 weeks of regular-season action are shaping up to be a wire-to-wire race for coveted seats in October. With the bi ...
Full article at: Bleacher Report Jun 21 2014, 6:00am CDT

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In Tony Gwynn and Don Zimmer, baseball loses two of its best ambassadors

Source: Washington Post Sports

Every time you saw Tony Gwynn or Don Zimmer , they were smiling, laughing or telling a baseball story. Nobody ever had to tell them to get their game faces on. They loved a sport in which a grin was considered an asset. In death, a week apart, the baseball lifers seem paired as joyful, beloved examples of why such men are central to the enduring appeal of a pastime now in its third century. Read ...
Full article at: Washington Post Sports Jun 17 2014, 1:12pm CDT

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Schwei’s Mets Notebook: 2 Straight Sweeps, Familiar Parks And More

Source: CBS New York

By John Schweibacher » More Columns The New York Mets limp home this week after being swept by the Cubs in Chicago and the Giants in San Francisco. The Mets had done well at AT&T Park the last two seasons, winning three of four against the eventual World Series winners in 2012 and all three vs. the Giants last July. The Giants had not swept the Mets in San Francisco since 2002, part of a streak of 12 straight regular-season home wins by t ...
Full article at: CBS New York Jun 9 2014, 1:03pm CDT

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Ackley’s 3 RBIs help Mariners over Rays 7-4


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Roenis Elias came through with another positive start to follow up his first complete game. Elias won his second consecutive start, Dustin Ackley drove in three runs, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 on Saturday. Elias (5-4), coming off a three-hit shutout over Detroit last Sunday, was chased after giving up a two-run homer in the eighth to Evan Longoria that cut the Mariners’ lead to 7-4. The left-hander allowed four runs and five hits o ...
Full article at: Jun 7 2014, 6:36pm CDT


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