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S.F. Giants & Oakland A's podcast with Michael Duca: Pence's arm fracture will end consecutive streak at end at 383; Zito likes his performance in spring debut

by Michael Duca

SCOTTSDALE AZ–The ball that hit Giants outfielder Hunter Pence that fractured his left arm came at the area where all the wrist bones come together. 569 more words

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Cubs Tie Athletics In Joe Maddon's Spring Debut With Team

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Manager Joe Maddon made his spring debut with the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, a 2-2 tie against Barry Zito and the Oakland Athletics. 792 more words


"BASEBALL is rigidly timed"

That’s precisely what the late, great George Carlin said in his his “Baseball and Football” routine, only instead, he said football was rigidly timed.

This season, for the first time in the history of the game, there are clocks in baseball stadiums that count down inning breaks. 273 more words

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A new respect for Curt Schilling

I have a list of about five posts but the thing this week with Curt Schilling’s daughter has mesmerized me. I started following his blog, … 342 more words


A.J. Griffin is busking in the A's clubhouse

A.J. Griffin is apparently preparing himself for ways to make money if this whole comeback from Tommy John surgery thing doesn’t work out.

AJ Griffin appears to be actually busking in the clubhouse.

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Bumgarner has rough Spring Training outing, but why?

By Derek Halbasch @DerekHalbasch

Usually I don’t overreact to a Major League Baseball game played the first week of March. Players are getting their rhythm and timing back before games really matter starting the first week of April. 472 more words


Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte makes spring training debut for Oakland A's

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Pat Venditte, a former Yankees farmhand vying for a roster spot with the Oakland A’s this spring, made his Cactus League debut in his team’s exhibition against the Giants on Tuesday. 160 more words