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Minnesota Twins fire Ron Gardenhire

Sep 29 2014 12:43pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Managing institution Ron Gardenhire will be looking for a new job for the first time since 2002. After 13 seasons with the Minnesota Twins, Ron Gardenhire was fired on Monday. The Twins skipper led the team to six division titles during his reign, but this was the fourth straight season they finished with 92 losses or more. The ghost of Casey Stengel wouldn't have gotten away with that. Instant reaction: The move feels just a ...
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Chris Davis suspended for amphetamines as strange O's season gets stranger

Sep 12 2014 12:09pm CDT | Source: SBNation

Davis had suffered a dramatic regression from last season's MVP-level campaign, but the Orioles needed him. Too bad he chose this moment for an epic lapse in judgment. On Friday morning, Baltimore Orioles first and third baseman/certified genius Chris Davis tested positive for amphetamines and was suspended for the next 25 games. Davis immediately fessed up, saying in a statement: I apologize to my teammates, ...
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The Radar Gun Revolution

Sep 10 2014 7:04am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The veteran baseball man couldn't stop talking about what he had seen on his radar gun the night before. But then he couldn't stop complaining that radar gun readings are overrated. We love the radar gun. We hate the radar gun. First the rave: "You should have seen [him]. 101, 101, 100, 100, and then he threw a changeup at 91—a 91 mph changeup!" Then the rant: "If you've been in ...
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Madrid, Oct 23 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Real Madrid in their 3-1 win away to Liverpool in Anfield Wednesday night and in doing so threw down the gauntlet to FC Barcelona ahead of Saturday's clash between Madrid and Barca in the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. | by IANS

Baseball’s Place in Modern American Culture

Sep 4 2014 6:04am CDT | Source: Splice Today

One small contribution to the world of knowledge, or the possibility of the existence of knowledge, is the statistic. We’re interested in one category of the statistic in particular: baseball statistics. Baseball, more than any other sport, has drawn mathematical minds into its orbit for generations. Over the first half of the 20th century, baseball card backs included a brief biography as well as a player’s height, weight, and place of birth. In 1952, Topps, the biggest n ...
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