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Rays Evan Longoria on Hall of Fame Trajectory

Tampa Bay Rays superstar third baseman Evan Longoria took over the franchise lead in doubles and RBI this weekend and now leads the most recent American League franchise in some of the most prominent offensive categories. 521 more words

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3rd Rule in Baseball

I’ve come to the conclusion that the two most important things in life are good friends and a good bullpen. ~Bob Lemon, 1981

The Atlanta Braves won 14 straight division titles from 1991-2005, not including the strike shortened 1994 season, and only won 1 World Series. 493 more words

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Smallthoughts: Old school Tuesday ...Wade Boggs

Wade Boggs was a classic case of a leadoff hitter with no speed and not enough power to hit lower in the lineup (sounds familiar Met Fans…Daniel Murphy) but Boggs went against type and turned out to be one of the best hitters in Baseball. 328 more words

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Brock Holt securing his spot, wherever it might be

On April 19, the Boston Red Sox came back in the late innings to top the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. David Ortiz took Bud Norris deep to right field for a fourth-inning home run, and in the bottom of the seventh, Brock Holt, batting ninth and playing third in place of an injured Will Middlebrooks, hit a triple into the triangle to tie the game and, eventually, score the go-ahead run on a Jonathan Herrera bunt. 527 more words

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What a Positive Attitude Does

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.

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No Hall of Famers on World Series winners

I thought it would be interesting to go back through the years and see how many teams have won the World Series without a Hall of Fame player (managers are not under consideration). 267 more words

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