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How Much Of The Home Run Derby Awesomeness Was The Format?

The Home Run Derby was, from top to bottom, the best in the event’s three-decade history. (I want to hug the phrase “buzzer-beating home run.” We’ve finally perfected sports.) MLB is rightfully being universally praised for introducing new rules that increased the drama, excitement, and competition, and I don’t want… » 7/14/15 9:37am 7/14/15 9:37am

Derek Jeter And Todd Frazier, Together Again After 16 Years

My jerk coworkers won't understand, but Derek Jeter does represent something to Yankee fans of a certain age. Like me! Over the course of his career, baseball players went from grown men I admired to people who are now younger than me. These two pictures, of Jeter posing with Reds 3B Todd Frazier 16 years apart,… » 7/16/14 2:40pm 7/16/14 2:40pm

Reds Third Baseman Todd Frazier Is Quickly Becoming A Folk Hero

You may remember reading about the Reds' Todd Frazier last week, when he hit a Jamie Moyer "fastball" out of the park by essentially throwing his bat at the pitch. It was a pretty incredible feat, one which ensured that the 26-year-old rookie will at least be as memorable as that bird that Randy Johnson destroyed… » 5/30/12 1:00pm 5/30/12 1:00pm