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Marc Normandin

  • joined Mar 28, 2008
  • last login Jul 14, 2014
  • posts 3791
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I got my start writing about baseball for an audience with the founding of Beyond the Box Score back in 2005, and have spent the subsequent years writing about the game for Baseball Prospectus, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated among others. I was also the video game editor at Blast Magazine for a few years; sadly, my experience seeing cosplay at gaming conventions won't help me as much here at SB Nation as we all wish it would. I'm currently co-managing SB Nation's Red Sox blog Over the Monster and writing for Sports on Earth, in addition to writing and editing for SB Nation's MLB hub.

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Everyone tips their cap to Jeter in new commercial

You might not even be aware but you tipped it, too.

Tanaka apologizes to Yankees fans for injury

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Classy move, Tanaka.

Baker gives the world's most excited fist pump

He's facing Aroldis Chapman, so of course he's excited to not be out.

Matt Garza made an All-Star face after collision

Play poker with Matt Garza if you ever get the opportunity.

Trade deadline would be cool if more teams lose

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We need more teams to lose. Or win, even. Do something and commit to it, baseball.

Jackie Bradley Jr.'s diving catch is a beauty

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He's so, so good out there.

This huge cheese sandwich is delicious

Marc Normandin tried The Closer -- the Pirates three-in-one grilled cheese sandwich -- and defeated it. He also loved the sandwich and would like to always have one nearby.

Prince Fielder nude in ESPN's Body issue

You go, Prince. Now with picture.

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Draft pick Aiken's elbow worries Astros

The exact issue is unclear, but the Astros don't want to pay full price for Aiken because of it.

Swihart, Owens make BA's midseason top 50

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Betts isn't eligible, but if he were, you'd be happy about his ranking, too.

Watch JBJ rob Machado twice

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His bat is still coming around, but there's no denying JBJ's defensive prowess.

MLB
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Selig allows A's to play outside Oakland

The A's will stay in Oakland, thanks to some power tactics from the commissioner.

Watch Mookie Betts hit his first career home run

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A shot over the Green Monster is a fitting start.

Beer vendor steals foul ball, and then our hearts

But not before he had to deal with the fans around him.

Conrad saved Frazier from flipping into the dugout

Conrad always had a flair for the dramatic.

Video game ump teaches Puig how to flip a bat

Seriously, watch it. You could learn some things, too.

Red Sox promote Marrero, Celestino to Triple-A

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Boston's shortstop of the future hit his way to Pawtucket in the last month.

Sox sign international free agent Espinoza

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The Red Sox strike big on day one of the new international signing period by grabbing two of the top pitchers.

David Ortiz walked to first base before ball 4

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He knew it was coming, and decided to get a head start.

Jonny Gomes supports the USMNT in the World Cup

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Jonny Gomes, the human American flag, is ready to support the US against Belgium.

MLB
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Court will hear Barry Bonds' appeal

Bonds will get his wish; an appeals court will consider overturning his obstruction charge.

Greenville Drive update: Asuaje, Lin, McGrath

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Asuaje keeps hitting for power, Lin can't hit for anything, and McGrath shows promise and problems.

MLB
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Should the Astros have traded for Stanton?

They had the chance no one else seems to be getting, and said no.

MLB
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Bautista, Trout lead latest AL All-Star vote

Don't worry, Yankees fans, Jeter is still leading, too.

Astros wanted Bogaerts for Norris in 2013

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Leaked trade information from Houston shows how talks with Boston fell apart.

MLB
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Machado's suspension for throwing bat upheld

Machado's appeal did not convince MLB, and he'll serve his five games.

Watch Mookie Betts' first MLB hit

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In a nationally televised game at Yankee Stadium, the top Sox prospect out there collected his first big-league hit.

The WSJ doesn't know how baseball works

Don't worry, we'll break it down for them.

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