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Mike Venditti
July 24, 2019 - 10:54 am
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York is a history museum. It exists to tell the story of baseball. It's a living document that is ever changing, growing and evolving. But it still doesn't tell the entire story. We've been practicing revisionist history in Cooperstown for...
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July 14, 2019 - 10:49 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When the Los Angeles Angels think about Tyler Skaggs in the months and years ahead, Andrew Heaney is grateful they’ll have the memory of one incredible night to assuage their sadness. With Skaggs’ name and No. 45 on all of their jerseys Friday night, the Angels played...
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Credit: © Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: © Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Offsides with Marc Ryan
July 11, 2019 - 12:47 pm
I was the kid who waited by the mailbox for his Beckett Baseball Card Monthly to arrive. You know, the monthly price guide in the late 80’s and early 90’s that told you what your baseball cards were worth. I knew every stat back then: Wade Boggs .357 and Don Mattingly .352 in 1986. Some of them...
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Mike Venditti
July 10, 2019 - 10:02 am
Ah yes! Bases Loaded is back! Welcome in to the premier baseball blog on ESPNUpstate.com! For those who aren't familiar, Bases Loaded was originally a baseball podcast I did in Orlando. I then created this segmented blog to accompany the show. So, now that the blog is back stay tuned for more...
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July 08, 2019 - 5:43 am
Max Scherzer was jubilant after Adam Eaton scored the game-winner, but it was only the eighth inning.
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Late Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.
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July 04, 2019 - 11:01 am
Los Angeles Angels starter Tyler Skaggs passed away at the age of 27 on Monday, and his death was felt across baseball. Not only did his teammates mourn his passing amid their series with the Texas Rangers, but Nationals starter Patrick Corbin, who was taken by the Angels in the 2009 MLB Draft...
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Mike Venditti
June 26, 2019 - 10:26 am
Rays owner Stu Sternberg has officially quit on the Tampa Bay area. Tuesday, Sternberg discussed with the media a plan to split future seasons of Rays baseball between Tampa/St. Petersburg and Montreal, Canada. He claimed that the Tampa area was incapable of supporting the team on their own and...
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June 20, 2019 - 9:45 am
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back by a gunman who mistook him for the real target, another man who was seated at the same table at an outdoor cafe, Dominican officials said Wednesday. The Dominican Republic’s attorney general and...
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David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox walks towards the dugout during the sixth inning of a game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on September 18, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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June 11, 2019 - 3:25 pm
Authorities are now saying David Ortiz may have fallen victim to a premeditated attack, though they are unsure if he was the intended target. Dominican police spokesman Frank Felix Duran told CBS News it looks like Ortiz may have been the target of a hit job. But the possibility also exists that a...
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June 11, 2019 - 3:25 pm
The Diamondbacks and Phillies might as well have skipped the game and held a home run derby Monday night. Arizona beat Philadelphia 13-8, with a combined 13 home runs in the game to set a new Major League Baseball record. The previous record of 12 was set in 1995 between the Tigers and White Sox...
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