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Well, this truly justifies the impoverishment of minor league baseball players. I asked Rob Manfred about MLB's endorsement of the Save America's Pastime Act & why MLB is opposed to paying minor leaguers minimum wage: pic.twitter.com/MwXPTEyD9S — Brendan Kennedy (@BKennedyStar) October 4, 2016 Yes, clearly the horror of paperwork, something billionaires could not possibly afford […]

The Texas Rangers

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On January 10, 2016

I was somewhat disappointed this season that the campaign to stop saying the nickname of the Washington Racists totally disappeared and NFL broadcasters reverted to using ethnic slurs on national tele

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Water Hogs

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On November 1, 2015
Who are the biggest water hogs in California? Well, in the Bay Area, the worst is a Chevron exec. Second is some venture capitalist. You’d expect these two types to lead. Third? Billy Beane! Oakland A’s big cheese Billy Beane, famous for his statistical money-saving approach to assembling a baseball team, has been far less […]

Reggie!

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On October 9, 2015

This reprint of a 1977 profile of Reggie Jackson is amazing. It goes up there with the Ken Stabler profile. In fact, there should be more reprints of old sports journalism. Great stuff. Share

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The DH

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On April 26, 2015
Can we please make the Designated Hitter universal? Excellent pitchers like Adam Wainwright who have no business batting getting hurt for the year while doing so is only bad for the game. Having pitchers hit is the equivalent of making kickers play a down in an NFL game because they did so in high school. […]

Lock Out the Kids!

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On March 4, 2015

The refinery giant Tesoro has decided that it can’t allow youth baseball leagues to use the fields it owns next to its Martinez, California refinery. That’s because there are pickets at th

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