5 October 2022
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White Sox manager Tony La Russa announces retirement

Tony La RussaPhoto: Getty Images After two seasons at the helm of the Chicago White Sox, Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa stepped down Monday due to health concerns. La Russa had one year left on his three-year contract. La Russa last managed a game on Aug. 28 after undergoing tests on an undisclosed […]

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Associated Press mulling change to NFL MVP voting system

2021 MVP Aaron RodgersPhoto: Getty Images Hark! The Associated Press is considering making changes to their NFL MVP voting process! I never thought I’d see the day. The Associated Press’ MVP Award has long been considered the “real” MVP. While other outlets may offer their own take on who the most valuable player is, the […]

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Outfielder Juan Soto struggling massively after trade to Padres

Could Juan Soto’s two-hit, 3 RBI game be the start of a turnaround?Image: Getty Images All of sunny San Diego rejoiced on Aug. 2 when the Washington Nationals sent their 23-year-old superstar Juan Soto to the Padres. A month and a half later, Padres fans are showing their receipts to the Nats, asking for take-backsies. […]

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Will Pujols hit No. 700?

Albert PujolsPhoto: Getty Images There’s no one on Earth hotter than Albert Pujols right now. In his last 10 games, Pujols is slugging 1.258. That is the second-highest mark of his career over any 10-game stretch, beaten only by his slugging percentage between August 6 and August 21 of this year: 1.259. Basically, at 42 […]

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San Diego Padres slumping in second-half of MLB season

Frustration is building: Jorge Alfaro was batting just .100 in his last 7 gamesPhoto: AP On paper, the San Diego Padres got better at the trade deadline. In reality, they’ve gotten worse — and are very quickly becoming the laughingstock of the MLB. For a third straight year, the Padres were buyers at the trade […]

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Dodgers need to leave Kimbrel off postseason roster

Just leave him at home, Dodgers.Image: AP Craig Kimbrel needs to be left off the Dodgers’ postseason roster. Sure, L.A. — the 2022 World Series favorite — is a sure bet to win its ninth NL West title in 10 years. And they may even challenge the MLB’s single-season wins record, despite its closer’s struggles. […]

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Tampa’s Drew Rasmussen throws eight perfect innings

Drew Rasmussen tossed 8 perfect innings against the Orioles in Tampa Sunday night.Image: Getty Images  I spend a lot of time, admittedly too much time, writing about everything that’s wrong with baseball. I get crankier and more cynical the more my knees hurt. But yesterday was a reminder of one of the things that makes […]

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Fernando Tatís Jr. suspended 80 games for PEDs

Fernando Tatís, Jr. popped for PEDsPhoto: Getty Images After an unfortunate motorcycle accident took the first half of Fernando Tatís Jr.‘s season from us, many baseball fans were getting hyped to see him return to action. He was pimping home run balls in the minors and hitting heckling fans with that signature “can’t touch me” […]

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Hologram Harry Caray part of MLB’s Field of Dreams game

What’s your favorite planet? Mine’s the sun!Screenshot: Fox Sports (YouTube) Overall, the Field of Dreams game is fine. Perhaps teams should be “flexed” into it during the season, so you don’t end up with two Quad-A rosters in the one regular season game MLB gives the network primetime treatment. Though if you’re trying to showcase […]

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