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On Tuesday night, America will be introduced to the next wave of heroes in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game on FOX. The Home Run Derby on Monday night featured up-and-coming players such as Yasiel Puig, Yeonis Cespedes and Giancarlo Stanton. I would have liked to have seen Mike Trout (his manager held him out) [...]

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The Derek Jeter farewell tour continued this week in Seattle, and naturally there had to be a gift bestowed upon the future Hall of Famer. Jeter received a gift from his former double play partner Robinson Cano, who presented him with a $34,000 watch. The watch was of the Jay-Z Hublot line.

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It’s another in the ever-expanding run of Jimmy Fallon viral videos. Former Yankees star Robinson Cano returned to New York and paid a visit to “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” before his Seattle Mariners took on the New York Yankees. New Yorkers were asked if they’d “Boo” Cano in his return to the Bronx [...]

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On Wednesday night, the Astros celebrated the lengthy career of future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter of the Yankees. His former teammates, Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte, were in attendance as the Astros presented the first gifts of the tour. And they’re memorable … OK, so the first of the gifts goes to the overall [...]

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It’s an indelible image of the Fall Classic. Mike Piazza’s bat was shattered as he swung at a Roger Clemens pitch. Part of the bat barrel went toward the mound, and Clemens famously threw the sharp piece in Piazza’s direction. Well, that’s not the end of the story. What happened to the bat? Jeff Mangold, [...]

We’re rapidly approaching the deadline for highly-coveted Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. According to YES Network, Tanaka has sorted through the proposals and whittled the number of candidates to two. The Yankees are reportedly one of the remaining teams in the mix after removing Alex Rodriguez’s cash from the books. The other team on the short [...]

Early Sunday evening, I was attending to my long-honored tradition of the “naptastrophe.” My Sunday morning FOX Sports Radio show necessitates the early alarm, thereby putting me into a late-afternoon stupor that requires what some would consider a “long nap” and others would consider a “catastrophic” system failure. Thus, the “naptastrophy” was born. I digress. [...]

I saw a headline on Yahoo! Sports that grabbed my interest. I would have loved to sit in on the pitch meeting that netted this gem from the Marlins. “So … the Nationals are coming to town.” “The Nationals. Well, they’re not in first place right now, so we have to scrap that language.” “What [...]

All-Star Chris Sale of the White Sox was bested by Matt Moore, a 12-game winner who was left off the squad, over the weekend. Sale has received a whopping total of 31 runs of support in 16 starts this season. Rockies starter Roy Oswalt left his weekend outing with a strained hamstring. The veteran hurler [...]

“Viva Puig!” It’s a battle cry heard across Los Angeles as the Cuban defector leads the Dodgers back into NL West contention. Across the United States, that sentiment is shared by fantasy owners who won the bidding war for Puig’s services. For the past several days, Major League Baseball pundits, former players and fans have [...]

On Tuesday, the Colorado Rockies organization celebrated an historic occurrence. The Rockies and the Sky Sox (Triple-A) both registered home shutouts on the same day. The fact was Tweeted by Sky Sox PR (@SkySoxGameDay). Let’s start in the minors. The Sky Sox cruised to a 5-0 victory over the Iowa Cubs, a team that ironically [...]

The Cubs have a minor league prospect named Rock Shoulders. That’s right. He’s now a member of the All-Name Team without rising to the major league roster. Shoulders enters Friday’s play with a dominant .365 batting average (31-for-85) with 13 extra-base hits (five home runs) and 17 RBI. He’s struck out 23 times in 85 [...]

Early Wednesday afternoon, the results of the most-anticipated Hall of Fame ballot in recent memory were released. For months, media members and baseball fans debated the names that would appear on the ballot for the first time. It became abundantly clear at the end of last week through the exit polls that this would be [...]

Each week, I still receive my copy of Sports Illustrated in the mail. Sure, I peruse the SI.com in my daily round-up of news and opinions. I give Jimmy Traina’s “Hot Clicks” a spin. There is still something special about the cover of SI. The photograph is always frame-worthy, and the accompanying athlete profile or [...]

Baseball pundits and Yankees fans were concerned about the pitching staff entering the 2012 season. They couldn’t have anticipated a series of random injuries and circumstances would devastate the rotation and remove The Closer from the equation. CC Sabathia was placed on the disabled list because of a groin injury that he sustained during the [...]

I always get into heated arguments about the pricing of tickets to sports events. Generally, I find it hard to get too fired up about the annual surveys that tell you whether it costs an arm, leg or kidney to get into a sporting event. That doesn’t sit well with many of my colleagues and [...]

The roller coaster ride of this sporting week continued on Thursday. The first story coming out of the morning was Terrell Suggs’ Achilles’ injury that was first reported to have occurred as part of a basketball game. Suggs later addressed the media and spoke of the injury occurring during shuttle drills. The Baltimore Sun’s and [...]

This weekend, the Red Sox and all of Major League Baseball celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park. The team welcomed some of the biggest names in the team’s history back to the ballpark for a grand event. Johnny Pesky and Bobby Doerr joined almost 200 other players and coaches to pay tribute to the [...]

During the course of the past week, I heard and saw numerous promos for our “FOX Saturday Baseball” coverage. The Red Sox-Yankees series obviously got top billing and the full highlight treatment. The game between the White Sox and Mariners was an afterthought. Both games ended up having great significance. I’ll address the Red Sox [...]

David Price inked a deal with Steiner Sports to sign autographed photos and balls in connection with the DJ/3K campaign. Price was the unfortunate victim who served up hit number 3,000 to Derek Jeter and began the whole Christian Lopez debacle. He’s decided to make some lemonade and beef up the 401K by autographing photos [...]

What would you have done? By now, you’re well aware that Derek Jeter collected his 3,000th career hit on Saturday against the Rays. It was the second hit in Jeter’s 5-for-5 performance, a home run off of David Price launched in the third inning. The montages of Jeter’s milestone hits have no doubt been played [...]

Jeter, batting out of the leadoff spot, homered in his second at-bat against David Price to reach the hallowed milestone. Jeter singled in the first inning to notch hit 2,999 and wasted no time getting to the finish line. It was his third home run of the season. Now, there had obviously been a lot [...]

Unless you’ve abandoned Major League Baseball in search of the summer sun, vacations, and rest before the start of the NCAA and NFL seasons, you know that Derek Jeter is creeping to 3,000 hits. He’s a polarizing figure, of course, as “The Captain” of this New York ship. It just comes with the territory. Respect. [...]

Tsuyoshi Nishioka came over from Japan to jumpstart the Minnesota offense. He struggled at the outset of the season, producing five hits in 24 at-bats with eight strikeouts. On Thursday, Nishioka’s ability to learn on the job and acclimate to big league pitching was abruptly halted when Nick Swisher broke up a double play in [...]

Last week on “The Petros & Money Show” on FOX Sports Radio, Ned Colletti addressed a question about the status of negotiations with catcher Russell Martin. He discussed the negotiation process and spoke candidly about the divide between the team and Martin’s representation. Basically, given two years of injuries and slipping production, the Dodgers were [...]