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SAN FRANCISCO — He was 18 when he signed his first contract, 22 when he made his big league debut, 23 when he played in his first All-Star Game and 27 for his first World Series. He's 30 now and as the Most Valuable Player of the World Baseball...
The Phillies FilesWith the second round of the World Baseball Classic beginning tonight, let's take a look at how some Phillies have done so far. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins (Team USA): 3 G, 5-for-14 (.357 BA), 1 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2......
Four more innings. That's all Hanley Ramirez had to get through before the Dominican Republic could return him to the Dodgers in working condition. But Ramirez tore ligaments in his right thumb diving for a ball in Tuesday night's World Baseball Classic...
PHOENIX — Go ahead, admit it. You care about the WBC, don't you? Don't you? You may not want to care, you may think the whole event is a waste of your time and your team's pitching, but you're a little curious about what's going to happen this...
The Baltimore SunSARASOTA, Fla. — On the tiny Caribbean island of Curacao, located just off the northern Venezuelan coast, baseball is the unofficial national sport. Kids growing up there have dreams of playing in the Little League World Series, following in the...
The Baltimore SunOrioles setup man Pedro Strop probably won’t get any opportunities to close games for the Dominican team during the World Baseball Classic. “I don’t think so,’’ he said, “since we have Fernando Rodney and [Santiago]...
SAN FRANCISCO — Roberto Clemente was baseball royalty long before dying on a relief mission at the height of his Hall of Fame career. Ernie Banks knew the kid had something as soon as he saw the young Puerto Rican play right field for the Pirates....
SAN FRANCISCO -- Dodgers infielder Hanley Ramirez left the championship game of the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday with what was called a jammed right thumb. Ramirez suffered the injury while diving for a ground ball. Ramirez, whom the Dodgers...
Tags: Baseball, A.J. Ellis, Sports, Hanley Ramirez
addCustomPlayer('8cqmm3yooufw16fbocvnmn2rk', '', '', 600, 418, 'perf8cqmm3yooufw16fbocvnmn2rk', 'eplayer15'); The Dodgers were prepared for the possibility that Justin Sellers wouldn't hit. What they didn't expect was that he wouldn't be able to field,...
PITTSBURGH — The Cubs have a new tactic, and so far it's working. They have decided to try leading every inning because that's a lot more fun than being behind every inning, as it seemed they were a year ago. One game down, only 161 to go. Yeah,...
Tags: Chicago Cubs, Cancer, Anthony Rizzo, Joey Votto, Jon Lester
The Hog BlogIn 2010, Nelson Figueroa and Ryan Vogelsong were teammates -- briefly -- on the IronPigs. Tonight, they carry the weight of their nation on their shoulders -- although truthfully, Figueroa's load is probably a bit heavier than Vogelsong's. Amazingly,...
Former Dodgers All-Star catcher Mike Piazza will make his ballet debut next month in Miami. Yes, you just read Mike Piazza, ballet and debut in the same sentence. Let it sink in. Here's the deal. Piazza, arguably the greatest hitting catcher to play...
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