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Marc Normandin

  • joined Mar 28, 2008
  • last login Aug 27, 2014
  • posts 3857
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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

Law's midseason top 50 features Owens, Swihart

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Even after all the promotions, the Red Sox are still loaded.

MLB
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Jeter thanks Wainwright for grooving pitch

In his postgame press conference, Derek Jeter was less upset than the fans.

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MLB All-Star Game 2014 streaming

Not near a TV? Not a problem this year.

MLB
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The Home Run Derby format is stupid

MLB is rewarding the players, sure, but punishing the millions who want to see as much of them as they can.

Jackie Bradley Jr. is finally flourishing

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It took over a year, but Bradley is starting to put things together at the plate.

MLB
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2014 MLB All-Star Game lineups, starters announced

Find out who's taking the mound and who they'll be facing for Tuesday's All-Star Game at Target Field.

Everyone tips their cap to Jeter in new commercial

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

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Tanaka apologizes to Yankees fans for injury

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.

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Trade deadline would be cool if more teams lose

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 grilled 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

26

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.

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