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The Pirates and Indians are dead, dead, dead

"The dream is over. What can I say?" -- John Lennon

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Donte Whitner & Ted Ginn Jr. go back to Cleveland


Every NFL player got their start in HS. Some were stars, some had just discovered the game. Now, six of them are going back to lend a surprise hand.

Baseball's failed 1978 Donald Sterling moment

As with so many things, then-Commissioner Bowie Kuhn swung and missed when it came to disciplining an overtly racist owner who he instead praised as combining "courage, honesty and love of the game...


Cano's return vs. Reggie's: Fans smarter in '82?

The denizens of Yankee Stadium knew where to put the blame when the great home-run artist left for Anaheim, but they seem a bit confused about where to direct their ire regarding Robinson Cano's...


Michael Pineda & the case of the missing underwear

Michael Pineda receives a 10-game suspension for pine-tarring his neck (not the ball). How does any of this make sense, and why does John Farrell care if you're wearing underwear today?

'Field of Dreams': Worst baseball film of all time

As far as sentimental father-son stories set around baseball go, the film is a classic. In terms of telling honest truths about the game, it sidesteps some difficult realities.

Albert Pujols home run 500: Doing it backwards

Albert Pujols reaches a career milestone, but who does it have meaning to, and who should it have meaning to?

Bryce Harper: Worst human being on Earth RIGHT NOW

The Nationals "narrow their eyes" as to Bryce Harper's motivations. As long as he produces, his motives don't truly matter.


Revisiting Aaron Harang and his new 'no-hit' style

For both pitchers and writers, sometimes things don't work out the way you plan -- but that's not necessarily a bad thing.


Crazy Sandy finally deals Ike Davis

The Mets traded Ike Davis to Pittsburgh, which reminds general manager Sandy Alderson in a way much like a popular New York salesman from decades ago.


Sean Doolittle 5-year extension: Not that weird

The A's extend their left-handed reliever for something like the rest of time. Good idea or bad?

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