Marc Normandin

  • joined Mar 28, 2008
  • last login Aug 20, 2014
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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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  • NBA Boston Celtics
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  • NCAAF Ohio St. Buckeyes
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User Blog

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


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 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


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

The Red Sox have too many pitchers


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

The Koji vs. Doolittle blood feud has begun


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


They could use the outfield help.

Portland Sea Dogs update: Owens, Marrero, Coyle


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

Matt Joyce created the perpetual pitching machine

And scared himself doing it.

Watch every out of Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter

Did you miss it, or do you just need to see it again? Either way, you're in for a treat.

Salem Red Sox update: Littrell, Martin, Gragnani


Littrell scuffles but is fine, Martin keeps striking everyone out, and Gragnani sure can walk.

Holt makes an absurd catch in LF. While playing CF


Look where he was when the camera switched to the outfield. This is just crazy.

Sizemore designated, Cecchini recalled


Sizemore has not just lost his starting job, but his roster spot as well.

Red Sox reportedly recalling Garin Cecchini


The third base prospect is possibly being brought back to Boston, but for reasons unclear.

Greenville Drive update: Margot, Callahan, Smith


Margot's hitting, but not for power, Callahan is scuffling, and Smith has been even worse.


Remember Gwynn's Hall of Fame career with YouTube

Let's watch Tony Gwynn hit baseballs and give speeches.

Tony Gwynn has passed away


The Padres' great struggled with cancer for years.

Tony Gwynn passes away at age 54

The Hall of Famer and Padres legend had been suffering from cancer.

ESPN's Olney steals the spotlight at Braves games

Who knew Buster Olney had this in him?

Dad nabs homer while holding baby on Fathers' Day

You deserve to wear your #1 Dad t-shirt.

Torres literally beats himself up over poor outing

Seriously, Carlos, stop hitting yourself.

Fan trips and falls over tarp to get foul ball

He paid for it, too. Literally.

JBJ's ridiculous throw doubles up Aviles


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


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.

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