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Marc Normandin

  • joined Mar 28, 2008
  • last login Jul 28, 2014
  • posts 3807
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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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User Blog

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

26

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

Jonny Gomes supports the USMNT in the World Cup

7

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

MLB
1

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
1

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

7

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.

Chase Utley violently pied after walkoff homer

He knew it was coming, but that means little.

Portland Sea Dogs: Johnson, Ramirez, Diaz

36

Johnson dominates, Ramirez looks done with Double-A, and Diaz's first two starts have gone well.

Angels set Guinness record for Santa hats

Just roll with it, like every other Guinness World Record.

I ate the Rangers' 2-foot Korean sandwich & lived

Marc traveled to Texas for two feet of Korean beef and sandwich, so you wouldn't have to.

Air Force dad surprises son during first pitch

He had been gone for a year, and came back for this lovely moment.

Greenville Drive update: Ball, Stankiewicz, Rijo

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Ball still isn't succeeding, Stanky is doing well, and Rijo is in need of adjustments.

Here's Lobaton catching a baseball with his face

It doesn't count as a catch, but it beats getting hit in the face.

MLB
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MLB Futures Game rosters announced

Want to see the future of MLB? You get your annual chance this July.

Betts, Owens named to MLB Futures Game roster

8

Two of Boston's best will get some time in the national spotlight this July.

The Red Sox have too many pitchers

22

Not too many good pitchers, but absolutely too many pitchers for their own good.

The Koji vs. Doolittle blood feud has begun

11

Koji will face the wrath of Doolittle in due time.

Mike Trout gives ball to young fan and d'awww

Why do you have to do everything perfectly, Trout?

Cuba's Tomas defects, would look good in Sox uni

82

They could use the outfield help.

Portland Sea Dogs update: Owens, Marrero, Coyle

19

There's no room for Owens in Pawtucket yet, but maybe that's not the case for Marrero.

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