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St. Louis, nation mourns death of a true baseball icon

St. Louis, nation mourns death of a true baseball icon

St. Louis Cardinals reliever Mitchell Boggs was at a party back home in Georgia for his sister's wedding when the gathering suddenly turned somber.
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  • Sellers arrested for reckless driving

    Sellers arrested for reckless driving

    MLB.com Jan 19, 2013
    Dodgers infielder Justin Sellers was arrested Saturday for driving recklessly in a West Sacramento residential neighborhood, police told a local television station.
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  • Rockies have Minor League deal with Batista

    Rockies have Minor League deal with Batista

    MLB.com Jan 19, 2013
    The Rockies have agreed to a Minor League deal with veteran right-handed pitcher Miguel Batista and invited him to Spring Training, ESPN Deportes reported on Saturday night.
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  • Source: Breslow gets 2-year deal with Red Sox

    Source: Breslow gets 2-year deal with Red Sox

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 19, 2013
    The Boston Red Sox on Saturday reached agreement with their final arbitration-eligible player, striking a two-year, $6.25 million deal with lefthanded reliever Craig Breslow, according to a baseball source.
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  • Cubs propose $300M renovation for Wrigley

    Cubs propose $300M renovation for Wrigley

    ESPN.com MLB.com CNNSI.com Jan 19, 2013
    Cubs owner Tom Ricketts has proposed a $300 million renovation of Wrigley Field.
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  • Former ump Palermo treasures run-ins with Weaver

    Former ump Palermo treasures run-ins with Weaver

    MLB.com Jan 19, 2013
    Earl Weaver, the Orioles' Hall of Fame manager who was notorious for his run-ins with umpires, was remembered fondly by one of his former adversaries, Steve Palermo.
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  • Orioles draw huge raves during FanFest

    Orioles draw huge raves during FanFest

    MLB.com Jan 19, 2013
    Saturday was a bittersweet day for Orioles fans, who mourned the passing of Hall of Famer Earl Weaver and also showed their support for the resurgence of Baltimore baseball.
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  • Wainwright keeps contract thoughts close to chest

    Wainwright keeps contract thoughts close to chest

    MLB.com Jan 19, 2013
    Adam Wainwright sidestepped a lot of specifics regarding his contract status at the Cardinals' Winter Warm-Up, but repeatedly gushed over his love for playing in St. Louis.
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  • White Sox add free-agent reliever Lindstrom

    White Sox add free-agent reliever Lindstrom

    MLB.com Jan 19, 2013
    The White Sox bullpen looks complete before Spring Training has even begun following the reported addition of free-agent right-hander Matt Lindstrom as confirmed to MLB.com by a Major League source on Saturday evening.
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  • New-look rotation is a hit at Royals FanFest

    New-look rotation is a hit at Royals FanFest

    MLB.com Jan 19, 2013
    James Shields was dressed in black and fighting the flu, but the right-hander seemed like a healthy ray of sunshine to the folks attending Saturday's Royals FanFest.
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  • Carpenter, Garcia looking ahead to spring tests

    Carpenter, Garcia looking ahead to spring tests

    MLB.com Jan 19, 2013
    The messages from Chris Carpenter and Jaime Garcia were nearly the same Saturday at the Cardinals' Winter Warm-Up event. Both relayed positive reports about how their arms have responded to offseason work, but also cautioned against conclusions.
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  • Ron Darling, Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez will play major rol…

    Ron Darling, Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez will play major roles on SNY's expanded NY Mets pregame

    nydailynews.com Jan 19, 2013
    Those viewers wanting more of Keith Hernandez , Ron Darling and Gary Cohen will have their wish fulfilled this season. Well-embedded moles say SportsNet New York will be adding a new “pre” pregame studio show prominently featuring the three crooners.
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  • Fan excitement is palpable at Tribe Fest

    Fan excitement is palpable at Tribe Fest

    MLB.com Jan 19, 2013
    The excitement for Indians baseball was apparent on Saturday at Progressive Field, where fans were taking in this winter's Tribe Fest.
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  • Washington Nationals spending what it takes to make sure Nation…

    Washington Nationals spending what it takes to make sure National League-era of D.C. baseball is a winning one

    nydailynews.com Jan 19, 2013
    In its first two baseball incarnations, as “Old Fox” Clark Griffith’s “on the shoestring” Senators from the ’20s to the ’50s, and then as their incompetently-run expansion successors from 1961-71, Washington was said to be “first in war, f
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  • Drive A Legendary Cincinnati Sportswriter To Reds Games, Get Fr…

    Drive A Legendary Cincinnati Sportswriter To Reds Games, Get Free Reds Tickets (And Gas Money, Too)

    deadspin.com Jan 19, 2013
    Hal McCoy, one of the go-to baseball writers on the Pete Rose investigation, the man that nicknamed the Reds the "Big Red Machine," and a winner of the J.G Taylor Spink Award (the highest that the BBWAA gives to its members) could use a favor: More »
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  • Managerial greats live on after Weaver's passing

    Managerial greats live on after Weaver's passing

    MLB.com Jan 19, 2013
    With the passing of Earl Weaver on Saturday at age 82, baseball lost another of the greatest managers ever to set foot on the dugout steps. But there remain many managerial greats among us.
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  • 30 Seconds With Tommy John

    30 Seconds With Tommy John

    nytimes.com Jan 19, 2013
    John, who was named the National League's comeback player of the year in 1976, retired in 1989. He had 288 victories and a 3.34 earned run average in his 26-year career.
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  • Indians nearing deal with utility man Raburn

    Indians nearing deal with utility man Raburn

    MLB.com Jan 19, 2013
    The Indians are nearing a deal with free-agent utility player Ryan Raburn in an effort to strengthen their bench.
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  • Baseball world mourns loss of O's legend Weaver

    Baseball world mourns loss of O's legend Weaver

    News spread quickly Saturday about the loss Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver, as those in the baseball family expressed sorrow through statements and social media.
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  • Gomes hopes to regain form with back healthy

    Gomes hopes to regain form with back healthy

    MLB.com Jan 19, 2013
    Wearing his No. 47 jersey and khaki shorts, Brandon Gomes spent a few hours of his Saturday doing the kind of work not often associated with Major League pitchers.
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  • Iwakuma, Morse join Mariners' FanFest lineup

    Iwakuma, Morse join Mariners' FanFest lineup

    MLB.com Jan 19, 2013
    New Mariners acquisition Michael Morse and starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma have been added to the Mariners FanFest lineup, bringing the total number of participating players to 11 for the two-day event at Safeco Field.
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  • Because Of Some Alleged Hard Bargaining From The Astros, About …

    Because Of Some Alleged Hard Bargaining From The Astros, About 60% Of Houston Can't Watch The Rockets

    deadspin.com Jan 19, 2013
    Is there anything worse than a local baseball franchise that hasn't been competitive in four seasons, telegraphs its plans to stay non-competitive by carrying almost no payroll, and is widely expected to occupy the basement of its new league when they s…
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  • Kemp: Shoulder healing 'ahead of schedule'

    Kemp: Shoulder healing 'ahead of schedule'

    MLB.com Jan 19, 2013
    Matt Kemp, in town to serve as grand marshal at Saturday's 28th Kingdom Day Parade in South Los Angeles, said his surgically repaired left shoulder is healing "ahead of schedule" and he's optimistic he will be ready for Opening Day.
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  • Davey ready to deal with surplus of bullpen 'aces'

    Davey ready to deal with surplus of bullpen 'aces'

    MLB.com Jan 19, 2013
    Manager Davey Johnson was in Africa when he received a text message from general manager Mike Rizzo earlier this week that the Nationals had signed closer Rafael Soriano to a two-year, $28 million contract.
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  • Marlins close to inking Downs to Minors deal

    Marlins close to inking Downs to Minors deal

    MLB.com Jan 19, 2013
    More infield depth with big league experience could be joining the Marlins in Spring Training. Miami is close to signing Matt Downs to a Minor League contract with an invitation to big league camp.
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  • Mike Matheny could lose entire net worth after judge’s ruling i…

    Mike Matheny could lose entire net worth after judge’s ruling in foreclosure case

    yahoo.com Jan 19, 2013
    Shortly after being named manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in November 2011, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Mike Matheny’s financial and legal troubles that ended up costing his family their dream house and forced them to move in with his in-
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  • Mets swap salary proposals with Davis, Murphy

    Mets swap salary proposals with Davis, Murphy

    MLB.com Jan 19, 2013
    The Mets swapped 2013 salary proposals with first baseman Ike Davis and second baseman Daniel Murphy, the club's lone remaining arbitration-eligible players, ahead of Friday's deadline to do so.
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  • Contract settled, Wieters enjoys DVD premiere

    Contract settled, Wieters enjoys DVD premiere

    MLB.com Jan 19, 2013
    Orioles catcher Matt Wieters agreed to a $5.5 million deal for 2013 on Friday afternoon, avoiding a potentially contentious arbitration hearing and allowing him to enter Spring Training without his contract status hanging over his head.
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  • Video - Looking Back On Musial's Hall Of Fame Career 01:31

    Looking Back On Musial's Hall Of Fame Career

    Jan 19
    Jerry Crasnick discusses Stan Musial's "extraordinary record of achievement."
  • Video - Remembering Stan Musial 03:58

    Remembering Stan Musial

    Jan 19
    Stan Musial, one of baseball's greatest hitters and a Hall of Famer with the St. Louis Cardinals for more than two decades, died Saturday. He was 92.
  • Video - Biographer Vecsey Remembers Stan Musial 01:58

    Biographer Vecsey Remembers Stan Musial

    Jan 19
    George Vecsey, writer of "Stan Musial: An American Life" looks back on the life of "Stan the Man."
  • Video - Dempsey Comments On Weaver's Passing 03:58

    Dempsey Comments On Weaver's Passing

    Jan 19
    Former Orioles catcher Rick Dempsey comments on the passing and legacy of Earl Weaver.