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All Time Greatest Baseball Players by Position (Alternatives)

You have been given the chance to build the ultimate baseball team. You have the ability to select any player in the history of the game. Position by position, who do you pick? Connie Mack's Pick's... CATCHER: "Crash" Davis - Durham Bulls FIRST BASE: Haywood - New York Yankees SECOND... Continue reading "All Time Greatest Baseball Players by Position (Alternatives)" »

Big Papi and A-Gon: Cream and Sugar in the Red Sox Coffee!

Perhaps one of the biggest mysteries of the Red Sox season has been the Renaissance of David Ortiz. From the bowels of a two-year stint on the colonoscopy list, David has emerged this year as the most rejuvenated hitter on the team. Nearly thrown on to the scrap heap of... Continue reading "Big Papi and A-Gon: Cream and Sugar in the Red Sox Coffee!" »

The RSBS Podcast, Episode 23: … and Other Stuff

Click ME to Listen!!! And so in this Podcast brought to you by Lifestyles... Jeff and Johanna join forces in what is secretly designed as an intervention for Allen and his anachronistic memory. The three of them then launch into some raunchy debates over this young MLB season, including but... Continue reading "The RSBS Podcast, Episode 23: … and Other Stuff" »

Reds Edinson Volquez Sent To Louisville To Work Things Out

Monday, Cincinnati Reds opening day starter Edinson Volquez was called into manager Dusty Baker's office. They had an extended closed-door meeting with pitching coach Bryan Price. The meeting concluded with Volquez optioned to Triple-A Louisville. Mark Sheldon/MLB.com reported Baker said Volquez took it well. "He took it like a man,... Continue reading "Reds Edinson Volquez Sent To Louisville To Work Things Out" »

Righty-Lefty Pitching Match-Ups... Why?

Here's a familiare situation: It's the eight inning. Your starter has just given you seven solid innings, and now it's time to turn it over to the bullpen. Naturally, with a right-handed batter set to start the inning, there is a right-handed arm on the mound. The next batter, however,... Continue reading "Righty-Lefty Pitching Match-Ups... Why?" »

Why Do Managers Wear Uniforms???

Many of you may ask, "why do Managers wear uniforms?" The answer: Tradition. From the days when the Manager was just one of the players. It was common for a player to be the "Designated Manager," according to Ken Burns. So, does that answer work for you? Personally, I think... Continue reading "Why Do Managers Wear Uniforms???" »

We All Be Trippin!

So much awesomeness has taken over the baseball-politico world lately -- 2011 finally found itself a no-hitter, Al Qaeda lost its head Glenn Beck still doesn't have his own network -- that we thought it'd be nice to share an equally surprising story. Lucky for you, the RSBS interns dug... Continue reading "We All Be Trippin!" »

MLB News: MLB Reports Over 10,000 Drug Tests Performed Since 2007

Major League Baseball is serious about eliminating performance enhancing drugs from the game. If you doubt that, consider this. MLB and the players association released a statement that they have performed 10,955 drug tests since 2007. Every player on ever team's 40 man roster gets tested randomly. In 2008, 3,486... Continue reading "MLB News: MLB Reports Over 10,000 Drug Tests Performed Since 2007" »

The RSBS Podcast, Episode 22: Ryan Braun's Rumspringa... and Other Stuff

Click ME to Listen!!! And so in this Podcast brought to you by Lifestyles... Jeff and Johanna kick the season off by trying to name every Jewish baseballer ever known to man before PodMaster Keith let's The 8:08 (from harried Undercast fame) into the studio... from there on out the... Continue reading "The RSBS Podcast, Episode 22: Ryan Braun's Rumspringa... and Other Stuff" »

The Phils sweep the series behind the strong arm of Roy Halladay, 3-1.

The Phils finished their sweep of the punchless Padres behind the strong pitching of Roy Halladay, as they win, 3-1. The Phils took the lead in the sixth as, with two men on, and with nobody out, Ben Francisco hits an RBI single, scoring Jimmy Rollins, who had earlier singled,... Continue reading "The Phils sweep the series behind the strong arm of Roy Halladay, 3-1." »

A two-run double by Ryan Howard in the eleventh gives the Phils an extra-inning win over the Padres, 4-2.

The two-run double in the top of the eleventh by Ryan Howard gives the Phils the win in extra-innings as they defeat the Padres, 4-2. The Padres took the lead in the first as, with a runner on first, and with nobody out, Jason Bartlett hits an RBI triple, knocking... Continue reading "A two-run double by Ryan Howard in the eleventh gives the Phils an extra-inning win over the Padres, 4-2." »

Phils' pitching threw its second straight shut out, as they defeat the Padres, 2-0.

Phils' pitching have now thrown 23 straight shut out innings as they shut out the Padres for the second straight game, 2-0. The Phils took the lead with two outs in the third as Ryan Howard hits a two-run triple, scoring Shane Victorino and Placido Polanco, who had both walked,... Continue reading "Phils' pitching threw its second straight shut out, as they defeat the Padres, 2-0." »

Powered by a pair of solo shots, the Phils blank the Padres, 3-0, starting their western visit with a win.

The Phils start off their western trip with a 3-0 blanking of the Padres. The Phils took the lead in the second as Ben Francisco hits a lead-off home run, his third home run of the season, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. Two batters later, the Phils made it... Continue reading "Powered by a pair of solo shots, the Phils blank the Padres, 3-0, starting their western visit with a win." »

Preseries Quick Hits: Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres 4/21, 4/22, 4/23, 4/24/2011

The Philadelphia Phillies are at Petco Park to face the San Diego Padres in a four game series. The Phillies are 11-6 after losing two out of three games to the Milwaukee Brewers while the Padres enter the series with an 8-10 record in last place in the National League... Continue reading "Preseries Quick Hits: Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres 4/21, 4/22, 4/23, 4/24/2011" »

The Filibuster

Every time I turn on the TV or check the news, all I hear is budget this and spending that. And it seems like there's a race to see who can slash the most and do it quickly. If MLB took the same approach, what could be cut and what... Continue reading "The Filibuster" »
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