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POSNANSKI BETWEEN A ROCK AND A PATERNO

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UPDATE [07.18.2012]: Digital snow pings off the video with the simple message: THIS VIDEO HAS BEEN REMOVED BY THE USER. That's all that is left of Joe Posnanski's  two-minute video promoting Paterno, his new book scheduled to be released August 21. … [read more]

ALDERSON FOUGHT TO ELIMINATE UMPIRES LIKE BUCKNOR

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C.B. Bucknor’s performance in the 2009 American League Divisional Series angered retired pitcher Curt Schilling to the point he could no longer hold his tongue. "I don’t think [Bucknor] is trying to draw attention to himself, I just don’t think … [read more]

BE QUICK BUT DON’T HURRY

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An injury to a starting pitcher, depth, a team’s unexpected first-half success begs the question, "Are we buyers or sellers?" as the trade deadline looms. They’re questions and challenges every playoff contending team will face to some degree. They … [read more]

HISTORY, GOOD AND BAD, MADE DURING ASG

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Twenty years from now this will be a Trivial Pursuit question: Who was the first player in Major League Baseball to tweet during a game? Flip the card and the answer will say -- Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers. At Tuesday night's All-Star Game … [read more]

MR. SELIG, I DON’T THINK WE’RE IN KANSAS ANYMORE

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Last night, baseballs were flying all over Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City. Tonight, there will be so many tweets and hashtags flying during the 83rd annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game it may not feel like Kansas anymore. MLB will unleash the … [read more]

KC SOAKING UP MLB ‘EXPERIENCE’

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Despite waning interest and falling television ratings, the annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game is a reaping long-term benefits from 72 hours of glad-handing fans and the millions of dollars injected into the economy of the host city. … [read more]

THREE WEEKS IN JULY

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One of the wonderful things about a baseball season is its unpredictability, and in 2012, the first half of the season has been about as predictable as one of R.A. Dickey's dancing knuckleballs. No one expected -- or could have predicted -- what's … [read more]