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Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Reimer
July 19, 2017 - 11:21 am
Tuesday was shaping up to be one of those quintessential midsummer nights at Fenway Park that we all remember fondly from our youth. There was a palpable buzz in the air, with the Red Sox in first place and the trade deadline less than two weeks away. The Yankees, who are three games behind the...
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Rob Bradford
July 19, 2017 - 1:25 am
Todd Frazier was the name, but he ultimately wasn't the story. While so much focus had been put on how the third baseman would be a perfect fit for these Red Sox, in the end Frazier became just a sidenote in Tuesday night non-waiver trade deadline drama. The Yankees, who many thought would simply...
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Win, dance, repeat.
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John Tomase
July 14, 2017 - 12:01 pm
The midseason report card is a staple of All-Star break coverage. Everyone writes them. Here's one . Here's another . And another . And another . They're easy to write, easy to read, and they fill space. I've written dozens of them over the years. You can bang out one of those suckers in 90 minutes...
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Aaron Judge (left) and Doug Fister
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Rob Bradford
July 13, 2017 - 9:52 pm
In 2012 Doug Fister made his annual return to his alma mater, Fresno State, to work out and get some throwing in. But this time he noticed one Bulldog who stood out from the rest. The 6-foot-8 Fister hadn't encountered many players who could stare him in the eye. So when a sophomore emerged...
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