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Vanderbilt Commodores Surprise their own Fans as Much as Anyone - College Baseball Champions

Posted By Kory Kinslow in Vanderbilt Commodores Baseball
July 15, 2014
Vanderbilt Commodores Surprise their own Fans as Much as Anyone - College
Baseball Champions

In the history of all things men's sports at Vanderbilt, there has never been a National Championship. They've done a lot of great things, but National Champ has never been put next to a men's sport for the Commodores. That ended this summer as the Vanderbilt Baseball Team won it's first championship. They came through in ways that probably shocked, surprised, and baffled even the players on the team.

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Is Baseball a Better Bet than Stocks and Shares?

Posted by Guest in MLB Baseball Forum
July 09, 2014
Is Baseball a Better Bet than Stocks and Shares?

It's often said that the lines between Wall Street traders and professional gamblers are, at best, distinctly blurry - after all, trading is effectively gambling, except on the prices of stocks, bonds and other financial instruments instead of sports events, cards, and the like. Many of the world's most successful traders started out as gamblers, and some of them - such as hedge fund wizards David Einhorn and Seth Klarman - still occasionally compete at major poker tournaments.

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Grading the NFL Draft and Rating it Against Baseball's Draft

Posted by Bryan Knowles in MLB Baseball Blog
May 14, 2014
Grading the NFL Draft and Rating it Against Baseball's Draft

The 2014 NFL Draft is in the books. After three days and 256 picks, we finally can start looking ahead to the 2015 NFL Draft. Unlike in baseball, where there are nearly forty rounds, top picks are rarely seen in Major League Baseball for several years after draft day, and the drafted players are totally irrelevant to fantasy baseball and any daily fantasy baseball guide, the NFL draft is about immediate results from ready players.

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A-Rod Banned in the 2014 Session

Posted by Chris Barne in Major League Baseball Blog
Jan 19, 2014
A-Rod Banned in the 2014 Session

The New York Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez gets the sternest punishment as a consequence of a drug investigation, which was led by Major League Baseball. He has been suspended for the entire session of 2014. The initial ban was supposed to last for 211 games, initially imposed by the commissioner of Major League Baseball, Bud Selig.

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Former MLB Sports Star Mark Mulder Signs With Angels in Comeback

Posted by Aaron Sass in MLB Baseball Forum
Jan 06, 2014
Former MLB Sports Star Mark Mulder Signs With Angels in Comeback

While many of us were celebrating the new year on new year's day, former American League Cy Young candidate Mark Mulder was celebrating something else, as he signed a contract to play for the Los Angeles Angels, according to ESPN.

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Major League Bugball: How Pests Affect Pro Ball

Posted by Don Sims in Major League Baseball Blog
Dec 15, 2013
Major League Bugball: How Pests Affect Pro Ball

When San Francisco general manager Brian Sabean called his own team a group of "cockroaches", he meant it as a term of affection, oddly enough. "I could put nine of you in a microwave, turn it up for 20 minutes," he said, as reported by MLB.com "and eight of you are walking out." Sabean meant his team had great resiliency — at least, that's what we hope he meant — but bugs and baseball have a more tenuous relationship than the metaphor implies. How have insects affected MLB games in the past?

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The Best Places On Earth To Celebrate A World Series Championship

Posted by Leland Dixon in MLB Baseball Forum
Nov 21, 2013
The Best Places On Earth To Celebrate A World Series Championship

America's national pastime has wrapped up, as the 2013 season featured the Boston Red Sox taking home the World Series crown against the St. Louis Cardinals. Two million persons celebrated the Boston victory parade in grand style, SB Nation reported. Pitchers and catchers report come February, and you can start planning your own version of a championship celebration for the next time the stars align and your favorite team wins it all. Where should you be when it happens?"

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Don't Do This, Don't Do That: MLB Player Contracts Forbid Just About Everything

Posted by Ryan Garcia in Major League Baseball Blog
Nov 06, 2013
Don't Do This, Don't Do That: MLB Player Contracts Forbid Just About Everything

Major League baseball players have the life. They spend February and March enjoying sunny Arizona or Florida, get paid big bucks to play a game for the next six months (seven, if it's a good season) and then do whatever they want the other three to four months of the year. Well, maybe not "whatever" they want. As salaries increased, restrictions in MLB player contracts have, too.

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Google Glass App Reinvents Ballpark Experience

Posted by Hugh Berry in The Best Baseball Videos
Oct 30, 2013
Google Glass App Reinvents Ballpark Experience

With baseball season coming to a close, October is a gloomy month. But there's something new to look forward to besides spring training. A team of developers wants to reinvent the ballpark experience with an app called Blue. It's always better to see the game in person than at home on TV, but there's still some give-and-take. Live games don't offer some of the commentary and stat-keeping television does and Blue wants to change that using Google Glass.

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The Rise of Tito Francona

Posted by Jason Fryer in MLB Baseball Blog
Oct 06, 2013
The Rise of Tito Francona

Why 2013 has been Terry Francona's second best managerial job, and will finally culminate with him being awarded Manager of the Year. Like others, Terry Francona has had a number of ups and downs during his thirteen years as a professional manager. From the highest of highs in 2004 and 2007 as a World Series Champion to the lowest of lows when he was fired from the Philadelphia Phillies (not recording any winning seasons) and the debacle of the 2011 Red Sox who "chocked" a 9 game September lead as Boston missed the playoffs, leading to the departure of Francona in Boston.

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