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The Possibility of an Openly Gay Athlete

March 1, 2013

Things have certainly changed from our grandfathers’ sports realm. Heck, things have changed from our fathers’ sports realm. The media, social networks, and bloggers (coughs) have turned sports into something just a tad more than just wins, losses, and championships. That change is progressing into something we haven’t seen before. Along with that change comes that of an openly gay athlete. It is something that is pondered by many and the way it will be received is not really known by anyone. People, cameras,...

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Baseball Writers Accurate or Agenda Driven?

December 3, 2012

This is the time that a lot of baseball fans and critics have been waiting on. For so long, people have talked and speculated on how the “steroid era” would be perceived in the hall of fame voting. On this year’s ballot, there are 3 important caricatures of that era in sports on the ballot. Home run king, Barry Bonds; 7-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens; and Sammy Sosa with his 609 career home runs are all on the list. A list that...

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World Series Game 2: BallHyped Blogging Live from a Kayak in McCovey Cove

October 24, 2012
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BallHyped will be on hand for Game 2 of the World Series on Tuesday in San Francisco. Keep a look out for us in McCovey Cove, where we’ll be live blogging and Tweeting photos from the craziest cove in the country. We’ll be posting our first-hand accounts right here, so check back to this post often. Get Hyped with us by Tweeting us @BallHyped! 3:00 pm: BallHyped is in the house, gearing up for McCovey! 4:00 pm: made it to the cove, ready for...

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A-Rod’s Future? Yankees’ Problems Won’t End There

October 22, 2012

At one point, Alex Rodriguez was indeed “untouchable”. Not only was he the unquestioned money man in the sport and in all of sports, he seemed to baseball’s heir to every career home run record. Then his on personal doomsday seemed to transpire. Rodriguez got tied into the steroid era in all of the wrong ways. Not only did his name appear on the list of “anonymous” players who tested positive for PEDs in 2003. Soon after, he came out and admitted details of...

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Tigers Get The Job Done

October 1, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The celebration lasted until the wee hours of the morning. The Detroit Tigers went out and took care of business against the Kansas City Royals 6-3, out lasting and out distancing the Chicago White Sox for the American League Central Division title. Not only did the Tigers outrun the White Sox but they also caught up with the good folks that jumped off of the band wagon passed them by with a ceremonial wave and maybe have put a hush...

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Melky Just Made Barry’s Case

August 19, 2012

My first memories of Melky Cabrera are always him as a Yankee. Seemed to be a fairly decent player, but not much better than average. Could make some plays, get a hit or two, but nothing more than that. Fast forwarding  to his first season in Kansas City where the “Melkman” put up a 200 hit season. No red flag but deserving congrats were on hand for a good veteran player who reached a milestone. Then comes his play in San Fran. Not only...

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Melky Cabrera Suspended 50 Games

August 15, 2012

Major League Baseball bans Melky Cabrera. The San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera was suspended today for 50 games without pay, effective immediately for violating the MLB’s the Joint Drug Program, when he tested positive for testosterone, a performance-enhancing substance. This comes to a complete shock to the San Francisco Giants, who just got back Pablo Sandoval. Usually when a player is about to be suspended Major League Baseball’s Players Association will notify the team in advance, in this case none was given, so the...

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A Perfect King: Felix Hernandez Throws Perfect Game

August 15, 2012
A Perfect King: Felix Hernandez Throws Perfect Game

Bow down to the King. Seattle Mariners pitcher “King” Felix Hernandez threw a perfect game Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays, striking out five hitters over the final two frames of a 1-0 victory at Safeco Field. It was the first perfect game in the Mariners’ 35-year history and the fourth no-hitter for the franchise. It was the third perfect a game of the season and the 23rd perfecto in MLB history. “Oh man, I don’t have any words to explain this,” Hernandez told...

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Please Brennan Boesch Just Get Some Help!

August 13, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS — The Detroit Tigers were happy to leave the heat and the dust of Texas behind them and fly into the more favorable weather of the Land of the 10,000 Lakes. The Tigers dropped two games out of three to the Texas Rangers losing the series and losing ground to the Chicago White Sox. For Tigers’ right fielder Brennan Boesch getting out of Dallas and leaving the memory of the Rangers behind could not come fast enough for him. Boesch came off of...

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The Race is On!

July 21, 2012

DETROIT — Now the race is on! Under a perfect summer night sky in the month of July, the Detroit Tigers made the baseball season a little more interesting to watch, in front of a full house at home at Comerica Park the Tigers defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-2 and closed the gap to just one-half game out of first place. Detroit Tiger manager Jim Leyland said after the game that fans have to keep things in perspective and on a even keel....

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