April 2018 archive

Apr 18

Of course they have a reason. Owners own their teams to make money, not to provide some free service to fans or free platform to activists.

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If a potential employee’s actions may hurt the ability to make money, they have a very good reason to ask if they intend to engage in that activity. I love how Florio clearly layed out a purely legal argument based on labor law yet every single one of the responses arguing against his finding are …

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Apr 16

Orioles’ Colby Rasmus heads to 10-day DL with sore hip

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The Baltimore Orioles have placed outfielder Colby Rasmus on the 10-day disabled list with a hip injury. He has a strained left hip flexor and is batting .095 with 13 strikeouts in 21 at-bats. Rasmus signed a one-year contract in February. The move by the Orioles came before Saturday’s game with the New York Yankees …

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Apr 14

The Shohei Ohtani Experience: Keep track of the Angels phenom’s two-way quest

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As a starting pitcher and a designated hitter, Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani is embarking on a two-way journey that no major leaguer has successfully pulled off since Babe Ruth himself. Will Ohtani dominate on the mound and crush at the plate? Shohei Ohtani is the 3rd player in MLB history to get 2 …

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Apr 12

Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts suffers left ankle injury after slide into dugout

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Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts left Sunday’s 8-7 victory over the Rays in the seventh inning after injuring his left ankle while sliding into the Rays’ dugout. An aggressive forecheck led to Thomas knocking Andrew Peeke off the puck in the right corner. The puck went to Kuhlman and back to Thomas, who banked a …

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Apr 10

Lions won’t close door on Abdullah despite addition of Blount

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The rave reviews continue to come in for LeGarrette Blount, the Detroit Lions’ newest running back. But the team’s brass, namely general manager Bob Quinn, isn’t closing the door on continued contributions from last year’s starter, Ameer Abdullah. My first year, Ameer had the injury, so he really didn’t do much, Quinn said. Last year …

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Apr 07

Good things come to those who wait.

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That might be the Giants’ mantra if they are able to land free agent punter Marquette King, who was released Friday by the Raiders. He is known for dressing up in outlandish costumes and trying trick punt shots, for punt celebrations a la touchdown celebrations, and for being outspoken on Twitter as seen in this …

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Apr 05

Yankees get 2nd straight bullpen breakdown, lose to Blue Jays

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David Robertson let his shoulders sink and arms fall and he looked like he wanted to faint. It was Aaron Boone’s first major backfire, and it cost the Yankees dearly. Boone will likely have a hard time sleeping before Monday’s home-opener, questioning over and over whether he should have intentionally walked Josh Donaldson to load …

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Apr 03

Why did the Chargers sign Geno Smith

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This offseason, most free agent quarterbacks found new teams quickly. But even as Brock Osweiler and Blaine Gabbert inked new deals, Geno Smith ’s remained unsigned — until now. On Sunday, Smith signed with the Los Angeles Chargers, the team announced. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it’s a one-year deal for Smith. They’ve still got …

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