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What Valentine’s Day Means to Me

By Josh (This is the one blog post I hope my wife doesn’t read) : Let’s be honest, women and men see Valentine’s Day differently.  We all know it and that isn’t much of a surprise. What many don’t think about or realize is that baseball fans see Valentine’s Day very different from everyone else.…

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Hot Stove Week in Review Feb 2-8

NEWS Dan Plesac of MLB Network will be a guest instructor for the Phillies in Spring Training, Feb 23-27. Plesac played with the Phillies in 2002 and 2003. Josh Hamilton of the Angels will undergo right shoulder surgery. He will be out 6-8 weeks. Victor Martinez of the Tigers suffered a torn medial meniscus in…

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What Baseball Means To Me – Mike Carter

Guest Writer Mike Carter: My earliest memories of baseball are of my father talking to the TV during the 1979 World Series. I recall the 1979 World Series and my dad purchasing an autographed Willie Stargell poster to hang in our basement, which became a shrine to all things baseball. This was the hook, the…

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What Baseball Means to Me by William Earl Robinson

Guest Writer William Earl Robinson: What does baseball mean to me? That’s a pretty easy question. It means family and happiness and reconnecting with years gone by. However, it took some time away from the sport to realize all those things.  It’s only recently that I have gotten back into baseball. Technically over the past three…

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Mariners FanFest 2015 Recap

By Kelly: I look forward to Mariners FanFest weekend every year. In fact it’s one of my favorite weekends of the year. My family and I head down to Seattle and make it to the Caravan event Friday night. This year it was in Lynnwood, WA at the Alderwood Mall, Mike Zunino, James Paxton and…

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Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 26 – Feb 1

NEWS Cuban SS Yoan Moncada is close to being declared a free agent and could be cleared to sign with a Major League club as soon as two weeks from now. The D-Backs have hired Joe Carter to be a Special Assistant to GM Dave Stewart. Carter was a 5 time All-Star and is mostly…

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My Team Offseason Awards

By Josh: When a lot of the ‘professional’ writers grade out how teams did over the offseason they look to determine just how much of an impact the moves made by each team will affect them during the next season.  That is a perfectly valid way to grade teams but for me I’m going to…

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What Baseball Means to Me

By Josh, I know I have written in the past about what baseball means to me but I’ve come to realize that my thoughts and feelings on baseball change now from year to year.  Life changes and with the changes in life come new perspectives. Baseball is just a game. Yet to me it is…

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Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 19-25

NEWS Long time Chicago Cub Ernie Banks has passed away at the age of 83. He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977. He was known as Mr. Cub, he spent all his 19 MLB seasons with the Cubs. The St. Louis Cardinals announced that the team will wear patches on its…

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Hot Stove Report Jan 12-18

NEWS The Kansas City Royals have extended their manager Ned Yost through the 2016 season. Johan Santana is working on making a MLB comeback. He is currently pitching in Venezuelan Winter League. Jamey Carroll has joined the Pittsburgh Pirates as a Special Assistant to the Baseball Operations staff. He had a 12 year MLB career…