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Lexington Legends unveil new mustache logoUpdated Oct 29, 2012 Share Tweet
Here's a first in baseball merchandising. The Lexington Legends - the Kansas City Royals new Class A affiliate based in the South Atlantic League - recently unveiled a brand new color scheme, uniform design and logo to coincide with their affiliation
Twins decline option on Baker's contract for '13Updated Oct 29, 2012 Share TweetThe Minnesota Twins have declined their $9.25 million option on right-hander Scott Baker's contract for next season, making him eligible for free agency.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetThe San Francisco Giants' sweep of the Detroit Tigers set a record low for the World Series' television ratings.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetAs tough as the end was for the Tigers, with a World Series sweep at the hands of the Giants culminating on their home field, think about what fans would have given just to see the club play in the Fall Classic when they left Chicago in mid-September.
Blackburn has bone chips removed from elbowUpdated Oct 29, 2012 Share TweetRight-hander Nick Blackburn had bone chips removed from his right elbow late last week but is expected to be ready in time for Spring Training, the Twins announced Monday.
Record social media buzz for champion GiantsUpdated Oct 29, 2012 Share TweetThe Giants' World Series-clinching victory over the Tigers on Sunday night had everyone online discussing their latest October triumph.
Giants fan travels from Afghanistan to Detroit to follow her favorite teamUpdated Oct 29, 2012 Share TweetHow dedicated are you to your team? Really? Guess what. Priya Butler has you beat. She flew halfway around the world to see her Giants play, from Afghanistan to Detroit. (No "war zone to war zone" jokes, please. Let's have a little sympathy fo…
Sergio Romo Struck Out Miguel Cabrera With The Ballsiest Pitch Of The World SeriesUpdated Oct 29, 2012 Share TweetWhen Sergio Romo sealed his team's World Series victory with a strikeout of Miguel Cabrera, it was hard not to wonder what the hell Cabrera was thinking. On a 2-2 count, he watched an 89-mph fastball sail right over the middle of the plate, his season e…Source: deadspin.com
Giants fitting champions in postseason of thrillsUpdated Oct 29, 2012 Share TweetFrom a Division Series round that went the distance at every turn all the way through the Giants' sweep of the Tigers in the World Series, this was postseason for the ages.
Michael Rosenberg: Good chemistry just part of the science of Giants' championship teamUpdated Oct 29, 2012 Share TweetDETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera watched strike three sail by, and finally, for the first time in this World Series, a San Francisco Giant did not know what to do. Sergio Romo stood on the mound and thought: Is that it? Is it over? Did we win? Impossible.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetPrince Fielder looks like he's talking to himself in this photo. What is he saying? Is he giving himself advice? Encouragement? Threats? Whatever it is, it didn't work. No one person is responsible for the Detroit Tigers getting swept by the San Francis…Share TweetThe Tigers won't have to figure out how they would've gone on without Omar Infante. No sooner had they realized Infante had suffered a season-ending left wrist injury than their season was over.
Selig pleased with season full of surprisesUpdated Oct 29, 2012 Share TweetMoments after presenting the World Series trophy to the San Francisco Giants, Commissioner Bud Selig confided he never expected to see the National League team sweep the powerful Detroit Tigers.
Mike Munchak says Matt Hasselbeck to be Tennessee Titans' QB 'until furthe…Oct 29Titans coach Mike Munchak says Matt Hasselbeck will continue as the team's starting quarterback "until further notice."
East Side -- James Harden trade won't shift 2012-13 NBA landscapeOct 29Israel Gutierrez says James Harden is a good piece, but not enough to turn Houston into a contender
Peter King: Colts' Ballard, Bears' Jennings prove major playmakers in Week…Oct 29"Just landed. Thank you God''