June 2014

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • In his Write ’em Cowboy blog, Trace Ringolsby sees something special brewing in Milwaukee.
  • Former Major League scout Bernie Pleskoff takes stock of the David Price sweepstakes.
  • Friar Wire shares videos clips from Thursday night’s tribute to Tony Gwynn at Petco Park.
  • Baseball Books has Paul Hagen’s review of Willie Randolph’s new book, The Yankee Way.
  • Christy Mathewson is the subject of MLB historian John Thorn‘s latest Picture Portfolio.
  • On Cloud Conine compiled the 13 best things happening at Marlins Park this homestand.
  • Baseball with Matt examines the career of former pitcher Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez.
  • The young Pro Blogger behind Matt’s Bats published his scouting report on the Cubs.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • MLB.com’s Tracy Ringolsby writes that the Pirates are night owls with a nocturnal offense.
  • Bill Center shares some illuminating Tony Gwynn anecdotes in a piece for Friar Wire.
  • Clubhouse Confidential says games like Sunday’s dramatic extra-inning affair create fans.
  • Jamie Ramsey found some very positive statistical trends for the Reds in Better Off Red.
  • Beat writer Todd Zolecki reports Chase Utley doesn’t plan on going anywhere this summer.
  • MLBPipeline.com’s Jonathan Mayo discusses the White Sox and unsigned Carlos Rodon.
  • Tom Singer argues for keeping Josh Harrison in the lineup with Neil Walker returning.
  • SF Giants Photos posted a photo gallery from the team’s tribute to the late Tony Gwynn.
  • Jack O’Connell points out the Blue Jays are a different club away from Yankee Stadium.
  • Inside the White Sox looks at breakout South Side rookie Jose Abreu by the numbers.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

MLB.com’s Tracy Ringolsby writes that the Padres are looking for answers and a new GM.

Todd Zolecki views a good couple of weeks for the suddenly improved Phillies as a start.

Beat writer Bill Ladson reports Ryan Zimmerman prefers to play left field for the Nationals.

Brian McTaggart says top pick Brady Aiken is in Houston with his family and close to signing.

John & Cait taste-test and review Will Smith’s Slider of Death from AJ Bombers at Miller Park.

Phillies Insider recaps a recently concluded road trip and looks ahead to the homestand.

Teen Pro Blogger Matt Nadel highlights one of the game’s great hitters in Wade Boggs.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Marlins broadcaster Glenn Geffner challenges fans to put themselves in the GM’s shoes.
  • Mark Bowman writes that Mike Minor and Stephen Strasburg will try to go longer this time.
  • Friar Wire says Padres rookie Jesse Hahn quickly is making his mark in the record book.
  • Jesse Sanchez explains the penalties for clubs that exceed the international bonus pools.
  • Braves Give explains how the team celebrated prostate cancer survivors on Father’s Day.
  • TribeVibe offers a guide to this weekend’s check-in offers for fans at Progressive Field.
  • Cubs Vine Line Blog is happy to announce that Wrigley Field Smokies are coming back.
  • Zach Steinhorn shares his two-start pitcher notes for the week ahead over at Fantasy 411.
  • MLBPipeline.com’s Jonathan Mayo recaps Day 3 at the Tournament of Starts in Carolina.
  • Teen Pro Blogger Matt Nadel profiles Don Zimmer following the baseball legend’s passing.
  • The young Nationals fan behind Matt’s Bats put together a scouting report on the Braves.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Dodgers Insider highlights the key play in Clayton Kershaw’s no-hitter on Wednesday night.
  • Dodgers Photo Blog has Jon SooHoo’s photos from a truly memorable night at Dodger Stadium.
  • Official MLB historian John Thorn explores “Pitcher Perfect Games” in his Our Game blog.
  • Friar Wire put together a photo gallery from Wednesday’s tribute to Mr. Padre, Tony Gwynn.
  • MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez unveils the slot values for the July 2 international signing period.
  • Hank the Ballpark Pup is making an appearance at Miller Park and John & Cait have details.
  • MLBPipeline.com’s Jonathan Mayo recaps Day 2 of the Tournament of Stars in Carolina.
  • Cubs Vine Line Blog shares a piece from the magazine on the resurgence of Starlin Castro.
  • Mark Bowman asks whether the limping Braves can right the ship against the Nationals.
  • Beat writer Todd Zolecki identifies the Phillies’ bullpen as a strength during their recent run.
  • Progressive Field hosted Puppypalooza on Tuesday and TribeVibe posted a photo gallery.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • T.R. Sullivan pays moving tribute to a fellow Rangers beat writer, the late Richard Durrett.
  • Around the Horn in KC examines the now-first-place Royals’ nine-game winning streak.
  • Britt Ghiroli shares quotes from Orioles catcher Matt Wieters after his Tommy John surgery.
  • The Stanley Cup champion Kings visited Dodger Stadium and Jon SooHoo shares photos.
  • Todd Zolecki gets to the bottom of a big question about Ryan Howard’s musical tastes.
  • Adam McCalvy says the Brewers are proceeding cautiously with the injured Carlos Gomez.
  • TribeVibe was there as Indians draft picks inked their deals to begin their pro careers.
  • John & Cait are happy to report that Wei-Chung Wang Wednesday has reached the UK.
  • Jonathan Mayo gathers intel from Day 1 of the Tournament of Stars in North Carolina.
  • Braves Give is asking fans to vote now for their favorite Atlanta Braves All-Star Teacher.
  • The young blogger behind Matt’s Bats posted his scouting report on the Houston Astros.

To Absent Friends…Richard Durrett

Nice tribute to a fellow baseball writer and blogger. Also please see TR’s more recent post specifically about Richard Durrett’s memorial fund and pass it around…

Postcards From Elysian Fields

Richard Durrett, 1975-2014 Richard Durrett, 1975-2014
I am in the heart of the world’s greatest city and my heart is somewhere else.

It is in a bar in Surprise, Arizona.

It is Spring Training all over again and we have just finished another long hot day in the desert, hanging around a clubhouse, asking redundant questions and writing 2,000 words or more about stuff that for the most part will be irrelevant once this regular season begins.

I am sitting at the bar with some of the best friends a baseball writer could ever have. I am sitting there with Jeff Wilson, Drew Davison and Anthony Andro.

Richard Durrett is there as well.

There is a game on television. It could be the NBA, the NHL or college basketball. I have no clue what it is about. I only know baseball, the San Francisco 49ers and the University of San Francisco. Anything else…

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MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Friar Wire pays tribute to the late Tony Gwynn with a photo gallery remembering Mr. Padre.
  • Official MLB historian John Thorn reflects on a death in the baseball family over at Our Game.
  • The Newberg Report writes about what Tony Gwynn meant to the author as a baseball fan.
  • Alyson Footer is thrilled to see the daughters of Indians players welcome in their clubhouse.
  • Joe Frisaro reports the Marlins are open to trading for a starting pitcher ahead of the deadline.
  • Todd Zolecki has an update on a big Wednesday for Cliff Lee, as he comes back from injury.
  • Britt Ghiroli says that catcher Matt Wieters’ Tommy John surgery Tuesday was a success.
  • John & Cait invite Brewers fans to stay up late on Wednesday night and stuff the ballot box.
  • Rays Radio details Evan Longoria’s second Reading with the Rays appearance on Tuesday.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Todd Zolecki quotes the future Phillies hit king discussing his five most memorable base hits.
  • Vine Line Blog checks in to see how the Cubs’ top 10 prospects are doing in the minors.
  • MLB.com Fantasy 411‘s Zach Steinhorn breaks down next week’s two-start pitchers.
  • TribeVibe explains expanded security measures to keep fans safer at Progressive Field.
  • Greg Johns has quotes from Jesus Montero following the prospect’s call-up to the Mariners.
  • The Giants celebrated Rat Pack Night at AT&T Park and SF Giants Photos posted images.
  • Baseball with Matt shares a review of a book about one fan’s visits to all 30 MLB ballparks.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • The Cutoff Man discusses the plaque Goose Gossage is getting in Monument Park .
  • On Cloud Conine has 13 reasons not to miss the Marlins’ longest homestand of 2014.
  • Steve Stewart shares some recent photos from his work in the Royals’ broadcast booth.
  • Todd Zolecki looks at offensive production against lefties by the Phillies’ first basemen.
  • Friar Wire says that the Draft never ends for Padres Director of Scouting Billy Gasparino.
  • In his Justice4U blog, MLB.com’s Richard Justice highlights the pitching of Dallas Keuchel.
  • SF Giants Photos posted a gallery of images of Buster Posey giving away 1,000 gloves.
  • Comerica Park, 48201 points out the good work the Tigers Wives are doing in Detroit.
  • The Indians Hall of Fame Benefit Luncheon returns on June 21 and TribeVibe has details.
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