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Cruickshank: Teen pitcher home after stellar year of pro

Pity his scrapbook, bursting at the seams, buried by benchmarks.

On opening day, he is the starting pitcher for the Rome (Ga.) Braves. Always an honour. 816 more words


Prominent Ottawa architect heads to court to suppress Cleveland Indians name

TORONTO — The Cleveland Indians faced growing pressure in Canada on Friday to ditch their name and mascot, including a court challenge.

Douglas Cardinal, a prominent aboriginal architect, has filed an application with Ontario’s superior court demanding the team’s name and logo not be used in the province, said a statement issued Friday. 564 more words

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MacPherson: Locker room safety goggles disrespecting the champagne

Professional baseball players are tough. You can see how tough they are when one of them gets hit by a pitch. The ancient traditions of baseball require that a player not rub or even touch the place on his body that absorbed the devastating impact. 669 more words


Encarnacion homers as Jays win wild-card game over Orioles in extra-inning thriller

TORONTO — Edwin Encarnacion slammed a three-run homer in the 11th inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night in a drama-filled American League wild-card game. 1,060 more words


Giants Playoff Hopes Fading Fast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Perhaps there was a hangover from a stinging loss the previous night, or maybe the Cardinals’ heralded pitching prospect is on the verge of stardom. 664 more words


Update on Alex's Baseball Career

On June 11th our nephew Alex was drafted by the Texas Rangers baseball team.  His first assignment was to the Spokane Indians and their Short Season starting on June 17. 116 more words


Martin helps Blue Jays beat Rays 5-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Russell Martin hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning to help the Toronto Blue Jays overcome a poor start by 17-game winner J.A. 237 more words