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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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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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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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3 Reasons Why Instant Replay Will Benefit MLB in 2014

Posted by Caroline Piper in Major League Baseball Blog
Sep 08, 2013
3 Reasons Why Instant Replay Will Benefit MLB in 2014

Baseball fans have been up in arms for years over the mere idea of adding instant replay to MLB. Well, now it's happening, and fans just aren't sure how to take it. Two weeks ago Major League Baseball announced that it will move forward with the installation of instant replay technology to minimize bad calls made during games. The agreement states that a 75 percent vote by the owners will be needed in order for this new system to be approved.

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