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Only Fools Rush Out

Sports PhotoThe death of colorful former American League umpire Ken Kaiser reminds SC’s Jeff Kallman of the insane mass resignation strategy that torpedoed the original MLB umpires’ union and, with it, Kaiser’s career. Complete Story

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The Dodgers Think, “Yu Wonderful Yu”

Sports PhotoThe Dodgers bagged Yu Darvish at the non-waiver trade deadline. Darvish provided immediate gilt-edged insurance for their likely October run when he manhandled the faded Mets Friday, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

The Mets Unplug 2017

Sports PhotoTrading Lucas Duda — their longest-tenured player — to Tampa Bay last week for a stud relief pitching prospect was only the first sign the Mets have eyes on 2018. Complete Story

Best Pitchers By Decade: 1990s-Present

Sports PhotoWho was the best pitcher of 2005-14? Who threw the most strikeouts of the 1990s? Who gave up the fewest home runs from 1995-2004? SC’s Brad Oremland looks at the best starting pitchers in Major League Baseball over the past 25 years. Complete Story

More Headshaking About Unwritten Rules?

Sports PhotoBaseball’s unwritten rules include rushing to protect a teammate even if he starts an unwarranted brawl. SC’s Jeff Kallman says obeying that rule may cost Giants outfielder/first baseman/postseason hero Michael Morse what’s left of his career. Complete Story

All-Name Teams: Part Six

Sports PhotoIf you could compose an all-time baseball team using only one first name, which would produce the best roster? In the final installment, SC’s Brad Oremland breaks down the best all-name teams, and assembles an All-Girl-Names Team. Complete Story

Will Beltran Finally Nab Elusive Title With Houston?

Sports PhotoIn his 20th and likely final season, Carlos Beltran still seeks his first championship. He now finds himself on the AL’s best team, seeking its first title. SC’s Steve Brenna takes a look at the chances this happens. Complete Story

2017 Part One: Houston, We Have a Problem

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman has a look back at baseball’s first half, including the Astros’ steamrolling of the American League. Complete Story

All-Name Teams: Part Five

Sports PhotoIf you could compose an all-time baseball team using only one first name, which would produce the best roster? SC’s Brad Oremland reveals the answer. This week, we look at the runners-up: Charles, Dave, Frank, Jack, Larry, Mike, and Tom. Complete Story

All-Name Teams: Part Four

Sports PhotoIf you could compose an all-time baseball team using only one first name, which would produce the best roster? SC’s Brad Oremland reveals the answer. This week, we look at the J’s: Jim and Joe. Complete Story

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06.20.17 All-Name Teams: Part Two By Brad Oremland
06.13.17 All-Name Teams: Part One By Brad Oremland
06.12.17 Is This the Best Rockies Team Ever? By Steve Brenna
06.05.17 Pujols Hits a Grand No. 600 By Jeff Kallman
06.01.17 The Punishment Doesn’t Fit the Crime By Jeff Kallman
05.30.17 Jim Bunning, RIP: Tenacity By Jeff Kallman
05.23.17 The 1954 American League MVP By Brad Oremland
05.19.17 Courage, Diligence, Wit, Grace By Jeff Kallman
05.15.17 One Night in AAA Ball By Jeff Kallman
05.08.17 Citi Field’s Animal House By Jeff Kallman

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