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Rick Ankiel's Fall: 15 Years later

There wasn’t a more bittersweet moment in my eight years up on the Manual Scoreboard at Old Busch Stadium than when Rick Ankiel lost control on the mound on October 3rd, 2000. 692 more words

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Making the Switch

Recently Precious Sanders over at The Baseball Attic did an article on Roger Bresnahan that reminded me he’d originally been a pitcher. Of course he’s now a Hall of Fame catcher. 216 more words


John Lester's Yips: Is This Really a Thing?

News broke yesterday that Jon Lester, the Cubs’ $155 million free agent signing/messiah, has the yips. Buster Olney, ESPN baseball insider, recently reported that Lester has been unable to throw to first base since his earliest days in the Red Sox organization. 532 more words

Rick Ankiel explains his role as the Nationals' life skills coordinator

During his long and unusual playing career in Major League Baseball, Rick Ankiel developed a relationship with Harvey Dorfman, a legendary sports psychologist who earned praise for his mastery of the game’s mental side from players like Greg Maddux and Roy Halladay. 567 more words


Countdown To Opening Night: Now 24

The days are just flying by now, aren’t they?

Yeah, I know. They’re not. But we’re only 24 days until the beginning of the regular season on April 5 at Wrigley Field. 581 more words

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Daily Wrap: Max Scherzer tabbed for Grapefruit League opener, Tony Gwynn Jr. signs & more

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by Amanda Comak

With the Grapefruit League opener now just two days away, the Washington Nationals went through a light workout day with everything wrapping up by noon on Tuesday. 460 more words

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Nationals Hire Rick Ankiel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former major leaguer Rick Ankiel has been hired by the Washington Nationals as a “life skills coordinator” to mentor players in the minors. 109 more words