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Old 06-13-2013, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Mariano Rivera gives up a walk-off hit to a batter who has never seen him before (Nate Freiman). I wonder how long it's been since that's happened.
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:20 PM
 
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Default Today's "Stupid" Baseball News

Player gets a sprained thumb from an over-exuberant high-five and misses game tonight.

Yeah, brilliant.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Since George Brett took over as hitting coach, the Royals have gone 12-5, the best record in baseball. But their team batting average went down five points.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Since George Brett took over as hitting coach, the Royals have gone 12-5, the best record in baseball. But their team batting average went down five points.
Charlie Lau was the only guy I can recall who ever became famous as a batting coach and it was the success of his most famous pupil, George Brett, who gave him his reputation.

Will Brett channel Lau or does he have his own ideas?
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:33 PM
 
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Royals pitcher James Shields is pitching a shutout through 5 innings -- but has already reached the 100-pitch mark,
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Since George Brett took over as hitting coach, the Royals have gone 12-5, the best record in baseball. But their team batting average went down five points.
Maybe it wasn't how they hit, but what they hit?
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