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2014 All-Star Week Begins!

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Well baseball fans, it's the week we've all been waiting for--and personally, it's one of my favorite times of year: It's the All-Star Break. Last year, the story-line was saying goodbye to Mariano Rivera in Queens, New York as the Mets hosted the midsummer classic. This year, the story-line is saying goodbye to Derek Jeter ...

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Yankees sticking with Beltran as the primary DH

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I'm still currently covering the third and final day of the MLB Draft, so the pregame notes are going to be a little short today. Here's the short version of today's main story:  Ever since Carlos Beltran returned from his elbow injury, he hasn't picked up a glove and he hasn't even thrown a ball. It ...

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Is the All-Star Game Ballot a popularity contest?

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The All-Star game, otherwise known as the "Midsummer Classic", is truly one of baseball's greatest spectacles--other than the postseason and World Series of course. The best players pack their bags, partake in pregame ceremonies and play a few innings until all of the players on the rosters are used. One thing that's been a tradition ...

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Robertson a one inning pitcher–for now

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During yesterday's game, it would have made sense to have David Robertson come on the mound for the four out save, territory that former closer Mariano Rivera had seen before. However, eyebrows were raised and minds were muddled when Joe Girardi bought out Shawn Kelley to face Albert Pujols, a day after Kelley threw 30 pitches ...

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Rivera prefers Pedroia over Cano in new book

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No one was expecting Mariano Rivera to release a book right after retiring from baseball, but hey--free time on your hands usually results to awesome things right away. The book was published today, but there was something interesting in the book that caught everyone's attention: if Rivera had to pick between Dustin Pedroia or Robinson ...

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City of New York renames River Avenue to Rivera Avenue

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After fans unofficially renamed 161st Street and River Avenue after Mariano Rivera following his final appearance at Yankee Stadium, the city of New York and the New York Yankees decided to make things more--official. This morning, New York City officially renamed 161st Street and River Avenue to Mariano Rivera Avenue, and Rivera was at the unveiling. "This business ...

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AL and NL Reliever awards to be named after Rivera and Hoffman

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This is pretty cool and exciting news for any future MLB relief award winner: You can win an award named after Mo. MLB commissioner Bud Selig has announced that Major League Baseball will honor the two best relievers in the game with the "Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award" and the "Trevor Hoffman ...

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Let the “Farewell Jeter” tour begin!

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George M. Steinbrenner Field has been around since 1996--as a matter of fact, Derek Jeter was there for George M. Steinbrenner's Field first year as the Spring Training complex. So of course it's fitting (and a little sad) Derek Jeter starts by saying goodbye here in his final season as a New York Yankee. The Yankees ...

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