MLB Designated Columnists

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Babe Ruth debuted 100 years ago today

Home run king, Hall of Famer, patriotic symbol -- it all began 100 years ago today.

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Pierzynski DFA'd -- Dodgers, White Sox next?

The veteran catcher's time with the Red Sox has come to an end, but he may have suitors among contenders and non-contenders alike.

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Ruth's hug means almost as much as Gehrig's speech

At the time, a hug between two greats of the game loomed almost as large as Gehrig's words -- and maybe it still should.

A's-Cubs trade breakdown

Billy Beane rolls the dice, the Cubs add a possible centerpiece, and both boldly jump ahead of the annual in-season trade market.

Yankees the most tedious team money could buy

Roughly $200 million to old-timers out, Masahiro Tanaka and a .500 team back in -- except they're not a .500 team.

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Lincecum no-hitter -- it's not how good you were

You can't recapture past glories, but you can make new ones at any stage of your career.

This year a .500 team could win the World Series

The major-league standings are collapsing in on themselves, though with baseball's expanded playoffs it may not matter.

Bring back Tony Gwynn & the lost greats of the 80s

A remembrance of the past, a wish not to go back but to be back, and for others to be back as well. Also the only post where you'll see Pascual Perez compared to a character from Shakespeare.

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Brad Ausmus Is Smart Enough To Be Sorrier

Brad Ausmus's apology is a nice start, but he needs to do more to make it clear that domestic violence isn't funny.

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Tony Gwynn's legacy could be end of chaw in majors

The death of Tony Gwynn highlights the need to finally get tobacco off of the ball field.

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