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Major League Baseball gave us plenty of reasons to despise it, but here are 100 reasons it’s OK to still love it

[ad_1] The past three months, baseball has given us 1,000 reasons to hate it.In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, the players and owners have acted like petulant children bickering over money, settling scores and improving bargaining position for future negotiations instead of understanding that all that mattered this year was agreeing on something and getting a season started for the health of the game and the morale of the
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Tim Kurkjian’s Baseball Fix – When Major League Baseball turns into a family get-together

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 1903, Jack Doscher made his debut for the Cubs. He became the first son of a former major leaguer to play in the bigs.Fathers and sons have played a big part in baseball history. There have
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Tim Kurkjian’s Baseball Fix – All the strange things that happen when position players pitch

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 2016, Toronto's Darwin Barney gave up a game-winning home run in the 19th inning. Barney, of course, is an infielder, but he was the Blue Jays' 10th pitcher of this game. It used to be so
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Barry Bonds, Alex Bregman voted to ESPN’s greatest all-time college baseball team

[ad_1] The first college baseball game was played on July 1, 1859, when Amherst College defeated William College 73-32, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. In the 162 years since then, there have been nearly as many legendary college baseball players as there were runs scored in that contest.But who is the best of the best? We decided to take that debate to the fans of college baseball while they were stuck at
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Key questions as minor league baseball officially cancels 2020 season

[ad_1] In news that was entirely unsurprising, minor league baseball president Pat O'Conner announced Tuesday that this year's minor league season has been canceled."These are unprecedented times for our country and our organization as this is the first time in our history that we've had a summer without minor-league baseball played," O'Conner said in a statement. "While this is a sad day for many, this announcement removes the uncertainty surrounding
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Tim Kurkjian’s Baseball Fix – ‘Trying to hit Sandy Koufax was like drinking coffee with a fork’

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 1962, Sandy Koufax threw his first no-hitter.He would finish with four no-hitters -- only Nolan Ryan had more. One of Koufax's no-hitters was a perfect game. In Koufax's first no-hitter, he struck out 13, including the
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Probe opened as Las Vegas bettors exploit error in international baseball bets

[ad_1] 3:53 PM ETDoug KezirianESPN CloseESPN Sports Betting Analyst Host of Daily Wager Behind The Bets podcast hostA few Las Vegas bettors uncovered a scenario last weekend that raises questions about opportunity versus ethics. They exploited a mistake by BetMGM and wagered on baseball games that had already started, thus giving them an incredibly strong chance to win tens of thousands of dollars.The errors could cost the operator nearly a
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Tim Kurkjian Baseball Fix – Black-and-blue marks, nausea and all the other fun parts of being hit by a pitch

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 2005, Craig Biggio was hit by a pitch for the 268th time.That broke the modern (since 1900) record set by Don Baylor, who, when asked which one hurt the most, replied, "None of them.'' Biggio would
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‘Summer is over before it even began’ — Stories of lost baseball seasons across the U.S.

[ad_1] Despite a global pandemic and contentious labor fight, Major League Baseball is, in fact, on track to return this year, in one form or another. But baseball's reach is far greater than its highest level.Countless other people -- in high schools and throughout college campuses, from youth teams and travel ball to the minor leagues, in a multitude of roles at every level -- have suddenly been left without
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Tim Kurkjian’s Baseball Fix – Baseball players’ irrational love for their gloves

[ad_1] You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.ON THIS DATE IN 1981, second baseman Brandon Phillips was born.He was a good player, especially defensively. He would carefully place five gloves in his locker, three of them practice gloves, all significantly smaller than his game glove."You can touch