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Alex Rodriguez

Among the other things I’ve neglected to post recently was the cornucopia of recent NPR programs featuring baseball, in one form or another. On All-Star Game Tuesday (July 15) Leonard Lopate interviewed Ken Griffey Sr., author of Big Red: Baseball, Fatherhood, and My Life in the Big Red Machine You can listen to that segment […]

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Have to rearrange the schedule a bit between last holiday weekend and next weekend’s vacation to California. So… Note: Just like Chuck Lorre’s “vanity cards” at the end of The Big Bang Theory, you should read these list stories to their conclusion; the end is always changing, even though the theme is basically the same, […]

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Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era, by Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts, is set to come out next Tuesday. Needless to say, it’s already getting some buzz. Unlike books by, say Joe Torre, Mariano Rivera, Mookie Wilson, or even Selena Roberts’ 2009 release, A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez, there’s […]

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The Baseball Project was the guest on the April 22 Soundcheck, performing three songs off their latest album, 3rd. Tracks on the new release include: Stat From Nails To Thumbtacks Hola America! 13 The Day Dock Went Hunting Heads To The Veterans Committee Monument Park Box Scores They Don’t Know Henry The Babe They Are […]

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It should come as no surprise that the ESPN The Magazine article about Ian Kinsler referred to earlier this week on my other blog, has generated some buzz. In the grand scale of things, it won’t matter, but for now, with a routinely dull spring training under way, with A-Rod out of the picture, the […]

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This it the time of year when the baseball media offer their considered opinions on their favorite prospects. Sometimes they’re spot on, other times, not so much. So I thought, why not apply this to the upcoming “rookie crop” of baseball books? That is, titles that are making their debuts in 2014 — no reprints/reissues […]

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Milestones or millstones?

February 27, 2014 · 0 comments

One of my favorite features in the old Street & Smith annuals was the list of statistical targets (The Sporting News now has that burden/honor). The contemporary players were listed along with the all-timers for major categories such as home runs, RBI, wins, strikeouts, etc. But many of those milestones don’t seem like that much […]

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Bits and pieces, Jan. 23

January 23, 2014 · 0 comments

Looking over the over-looked in baseball book (etc.) news… Now that the Yankees have once again spent a gagillion dollars restocking their pond, it’s time for another book examining how eeeeee-vil they are. And that’s the premise (and most of the title) of The Little Book of Yankees Evil by Brook Zelcer and Jelena Aleksich. The […]

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Hey, don’t blame me. I probably would have forgotten about these if it wasn’t a segment on Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. Two excellent pieces on Alex Rodriguez in The New York Times over the past few days. One was this from William C. Rhoden, who asks the question, “When will baseball, which only belatedly […]

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What if…

January 17, 2014 · 0 comments

Saw this on Marty Appel‘s Facebook page: Ok, so I thought of this last night. It’s September 29, 2014. Yankees and Red Sox have tied for first in AL East and need to have a one-game playoff to see who wins the division. But wait, it is game #163…..A-Rod has served his 162 game suspension, […]

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Sorry, couldn’t think of a pithy headline, I’m that blasé. Say what you want about the guy — his arrogance, his ego, his need for attention, etc. — I think he nevertheless should be accorded the same due process as anyone else. Except DP doesn’t seem to apply to athletes. A lot of chatter on […]

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A-Rod memoir, redux

December 19, 2013 · 0 comments

Or maybe not, when it comes to a purported new book by Alex Rodriguez. Rob Neyer might read it, but it sounds like it would take more than $1 to make it worth his while.

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From Business-Standard.com: Alex Rodriguez is set to seal a multimillion-dollar deal for a tell-all book about his legal battle with Major League Baseball (MLB). The 38-year-old baseball player claimed that he would reveal full dirt of MLB’s tactics that were used against him, the New York Daily News reported. According to a source, HarperCollins and […]

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From ESPN.com: Reginald St. Fleur, 20, a tanning salon employee, was charged Wednesday by Boca Raton police with armed burglary. The charge stems from the March 24 break-in of a car rented by Porter Fischer, a former Biogenesis client and investor. Documents that Fischer had previously taken from the clinic were stolen and would later […]

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According to a story about the ongoing battle between Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball appearing on ESPN.com, this was part of the official response from MLB to a statement made by Rodriguez’s lead attorney about how his client was being maligned: “Mr. Tacopina’s latest rant is so delusional it doesn’t warrant a response,” [my […]

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I’m not a big Ales Rodriguez fan, but I do think MLB is trying to pull a fast one with its 211-game suspension, more than double any of the others handed down this season. Due process and all, yo. So the following is brought to you as a public service announcement. (Personally, I don’t think […]

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In a scene from the film version of Eight Men Out, Albert Austrian, the crackerjack attorney hired by Chicago White/Black Sox owner Charles Comiskey to defend his wayward players, is introducing his law partners to the defendants: Austrian: Their names may not sound familiar, but I’d say that these men are the Ty Cobb, the […]

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I want one of these. On the other hand, not too sure about these. And speaking of the players suspended for the Biogenisis mess, I’m just curious, since I do not indulge: how does this affect  “owners” who drafted these guys for their fantasy teams?

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Maybe they should have used this on the “Not my job” segment, since Alex Rodriguez might be out of one soon. From last week’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me‘s “who’s Carl this time?” This was the last of the three quotes. CARL KASELL: I want to be a role model. PETER SAGAL: That was New […]

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I imagine the overall (at least the “loudest”) consensus is that Alex Rodriguez and the “Twelve Men Out” are a disgrace to the game, to America, and to all that is sacred or holy. Monday’s Baseball Tonight podcast featured a conversation between host Buster Olney and The New York Times‘ Tyler Kepner that took a […]

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