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‘Let them play!’: Bob Watson fondly recalls ‘Bad News Bears’ mo…

‘Let them play!’: Bob Watson fondly recalls ‘Bad News Bears’ movie filmed at Astrodome

yahoo.com Updated Dec 3, 2012
NASHVILLE - Bob Watson has held many roles during his life in baseball. He was an MLB vice president, a World Series-winning GM of the Yankees and he hit 184 home runs over a 19-year career that includes time with the Astros, Yankees and Braves. One of
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  • Auction: Win guitar lesson from Reds' Arroyo

    Auction: Win guitar lesson from Reds' Arroyo

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    Fans can win a round of golf with Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy, a day of batting practice with the Cleveland Indians and a 30-minute guitar lesson from Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo as part of a charity auction this week benefiting Stand Up To C…
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  • Keeping tabs on market, Cards quiet on Day 1

    Keeping tabs on market, Cards quiet on Day 1

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    With no need or desire to go after this winter's top crop of available free agents, the Cardinals remained under the radar during a relatively quiet Day 1 at the Winter Meetings on Monday.
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  • Brewers stay pat on opening day of Meetings

    Brewers stay pat on opening day of Meetings

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    It was clear on a quiet Day 1 of the Winter Meetings that Brewers general manager Doug Melvin prefers to remain quiet about his pursuit of free-agent starting pitcher Ryan Dempster.
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  • DeWitt set for less stressful Winter Meetings

    DeWitt set for less stressful Winter Meetings

    MLB.com Dec 3, 2012
    In stark contrast to last year, Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. welcomed the opportunity to be seen and chat up media members on Monday, the first official day of the 2012 Winter Meetings.
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  • Hamilton's long game; Braves dream OF

    Hamilton's long game; Braves dream OF

    CNNSI.com Dec 3, 2012
    NASHVILLE -- An idea has germinated in the minds of some clubs that Josh Hamilton can be had for as little as four years. I don't blame teams such as the Red Sox, Orioles, Brewers and Mariners for thinking Hamilton comes with enough concerns (injuries, …
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Sports Columnists

  • East Side -- Shorter NBA season unnecessary

    Dec 3
    Shorten the season? There's too much money in an 82-game season, and losing a few games does little to help anyone.
  • West Side - NBA schedule should be 78 games

    Dec 3
    No reason to sit starters if NBA scales back regular season by four games.
  • Peter King: Crennel, Quinn open up on Chiefs' inspired win with heavy hear…

    Dec 3
    On Sunday morning, I was talking to Joe Linta, the agent for the late Jovan Belcher, about the state of mind that might have made the Chiefs linebacker shoot his live-in girlfriend nine times with his own mother in the house and then, less than an hour …