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Marc Normandin

  • joined Mar 28, 2008
  • last login Jul 11, 2014
  • posts 3790
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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

JBJ's ridiculous throw doubles up Aviles

14

The catch was great, but the throw was even better.

MLB
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Montero's return reminds us of the disaster trade

It's probably safer if you don't read this, lest something cartoonishly awful happen to you like happened to everyone in this trade.

Portland Sea Dogs update: Swihart, Ramirez, Couch

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Swihart's slumping but still got pop, while Noe and Couch both look finished with Double-A.

Salem Red Sox update: Kukuk, Light, Diaz

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Kukuk is struggling, Light's success has a caveat, and Diaz is what you'd expect.

Polanco goes full Jericho in this WWE worthy video

Just don't break the walls of PNC down, we hear it's lovely.

Brandon Phillips bows to Yasiel Puig's arm

Literally bows.

Yasiel Puig was attacked by a snake

A friendly snake, maybe. One who likes hugs.

Where does Michael Chavis rank in the Sox system?

16

We know he was worth a first-round pick, but where does he stack up against the other Sox prospects?

Red Sox sign Andres Torres to minor-league deal

42

The free agent hasn't been good lately, but then again, neither have Boston's outfield options.

Sandoval's slide is sadder than you can imagine

This is not the most graceful Panda you've ever seen.

Machado will be suspended 5 games for thrown bat

He plans to appeal, of course.

Greenville Drive update: Buttrey, Lin, Asuaje

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Buttrey is on the DL, Lin isn't hitting, but don't worry, Asuaje can't stop.

Young fan struck by ground rule double, loves it

He got a baseball out of it, so why shouldn't he?

MLB
4

Kendrys Morales is already in the Twins' lineup

Well, that was fast.

Watch Ortiz's game-winning HR against the Tigers

21

The Red Sox needed an Ortiz special, and he delivered.

Should Brock Holt end up in the Red Sox outfield?

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With Mike Napoli returning soon, Holt will need a new home.

Stanton's broken bat flies into his teammate

McGehee is lucky this didn't do more damage.

Cardinals 'Superhero Night' lineup abuses puns

Why would you do this to us, St. Louis?

Sox promote Mookie Betts to Triple-A

40

The Red Sox prospect is leaving Double-A behind to test himself against the International League.

2012 draft review: Cherington's first draft

16

It's mostly gone to plan, and that plan was a good one.

David Ortiz has advice for Kevin Love

2

You know, in case he is traded to the Celtics anytime soon.

Cecchini, Hassan collect first MLB hits

10

On a weird Sunday, two rookies chipped in to help the Red Sox win.

Sea Dogs win game with must-see 5-man double play

3

Yes, it took that many players to make this happen.

PawSox update: De La Rosa, Brentz, Shaw

2

De La Rosa gets a promotion, Brentz is on the DL, and Shaw finds himself in Triple-A for the first time.

Portland Sea Dogs update: Betts, Ramos, Johnson

9

Betts is "slumping", Ramos is making all kinds of contact, and Johnson is rolling.

Aybar makes Mariners look dumb, steals between ABs

Maybe call time or pay attention a little, guys?

MLB
3

Daily Puig: Puig makes 1 running catch twice

How do you make a running catch more exciting? Catch the ball two times.

Bogaerts wins it with walkoff hit against Kimbrel

41

Have you seen what Kimbrel does to opposing hitters? Incredible is the right word.

MLB
3

Royals fire hitting coach because they are awful

Pedro Grifol got a year to turn a bad lineup around. He did not.

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