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Danny Litwhiler
Born on today's date, Danny Litwhiler. "Danny Murtaugh was the shortstop at the time. The manager would send him out. I would catch the ball, flip it to him, and he would throw it to home. Murtaugh... features the latest Mets rumors, player movement, and news circulating around the Internet, as well as Mets related insights and opinions by Matthew Cerrone and his team of guest bloggers.

Standings, beat reports, and what’s next for the Mets
The Mets lost on Thursday, the Phillies and Nationals won, and the Marlins and Braves were idle. To read about yesterday’s loss to the Phillies, check out this post on MetsBlog, as well as beat reports...

Bugs & Cranks

Slump Bustin’ and I’m Thinking of You
See? Who says there can’t be Life After Steve™? Edwin Jackson proved the opposite last night when he went ballistic on a St. Louis lineup that is the most prolific in the National League....

The Writer's Journey

Remember the GW-RBI?
From 1980 to 1988, MLB scorekeepers kept track of “Game Winning RBI,” supposedly highlighting players who were dependable in clutch situations. There were evidently too many quibbles about...

Dugout Diary By Joe Boesch

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TTM: Dave LaPoint
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Wax Stain Rookie

Erik Johnson Auto
Yet another Puck Signings from the 07-08 UD Sweet Shot release. I am a sucker for the silver sharpie, what can I say? This auto is from his rookie year and his auto seems like a glorified EJ 6.I have much...

Card Buzz

Play at the Plate trade received
I received 2012 Topps Allen and Ginter's gold mini parallels of Erick Aybar and C.J. Wilson from Play at the Plate - in exchange for the two Texas Rangers ones I pulled out of a pack break.Reading about...

Larry Brown Sports

Brown Bag it, Baby

Rick Neuheisel pats himself on the back for Brett Hundley’s strong debut
Redshirt freshman quarterback Brett Hundley had an excellent collegiate debut in UCLA’s 49-24 season-opening win over Rice on Thursday. Hundley went 21/28 for 202 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception....

The Other World

Group Break Box F: 2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars
Offered without commentary this time. This is a long video though. Pretty stoked to get a case hit. Order of choices of hits for this one was1. Dan2. Tim3. Tim4. TimBecause of the case hit, there was an...

MLB News Blog

Updated with the latest Major League Baseball News!

Angels win 5-2, finish 1st season sweep of Boston (Yahoo! Sports)
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Zack Greinke stopped worrying about his rocky start with the Los Angeles Angels when he figured it couldn’t get any worse.

Ogden Raptors

Raptors Win Streak Ends at Seven
The Ogden Raptors had their seven-game win streak snapped Friday night in a 12-5 loss against the Idaho Falls Chukars at Lindquist Field.

Sal's Hockey Autograph Blog

Jeff Friesen
Jeff FriesenCurrently a free agent. Autographed card purchased at the Chicago Blackhawks Convention in July 2012. Jeff Friesen played 12 seasons in the NHL, mostly with the San Jose Sharks. He also had...

CaptKirk42s Trading Cards Blog

Women of Star Trek Auto Claire Rankin
I got this card a while back on 26 March this year, but hadn't talked about it. I didn't note how much I paid for it, but I got it from Ebay so I could probably check my records there to be sure but I...

Dime Magazine ( : Daily NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, Basketball Videos, Sneakers

Dime is your daily source for NBA News, NBA Trades, NBA Rumors, NBA Videos and Sneakers

The Lakers Will Retire Two Legends’ Numbers; The NBA Goes To Africa
The Lakers confirmed Thursday what we knew for a while, that they’re building the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar statue. After publicly testifying how upset he was last year that he didn’t have his honor,...

Cedar Rapids Kernels

Kernels beat Peoria 11-7 in back and forth, extra-inning battle
The Kernels ended up on top of the Peoria Chiefs 11-7 in a lengthy, back and forth, 10-inning battle on Thursday night. The game, which lasted 4 hours and 1 minute, featured 33 hits. 18 of the hits belonged...

Orem Owlz

Orem Falls 4-2 in 11 Innings
Sherman Johnson doubled home Michael Bolaski with two outs in the bottom of the 9th inning, but the Grand Junction Rockies scored two in the 11th to win 4-2 on Thursday evening.

Las Vegas 51s

Las Vegas Franchise Records 300,000 in Home Attendance!
Las Vegas Franchise Reaches 300,000 plateau in "Home" Attendance for the 30th straight season!

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

Quakes Drop Home Finale to Mavs

Just A Bit Offside

2012-13 Score Hockey pack break review...
Since Upper Deck woke up early and got OPC out the door in time to catch the bus for school, you had to know the Panini would drive their little one out early as well. 2012-13 Score hockey hit the...

Kissing Suzy Kolber

KSK is a humor site dedicated solely to the NFL.

Introducing ‘Keepers’ + The KSK Sex & Fantasy Football Mailbag
Well looky here. Your faithful mailbagger went and got hisself a YouTube show about fantasy football! There’s a corporate sponsor and everything, which means that it MUST be respectable. There’s...

The Greatest 21 Days: 1990 CMC

Webster Garrison Interview, Part 1, Every Day
Stockton Ports manager Webster Garrison in the visitors dugout at Sam Lynn Ballpark in Bakersfield, Ca., in July 2012. (G21D Photo)Part 1: Every Day | Part 2: Coming FridayNote: This is the seventh of...

Von's Cards

Card Battle 2012 Topps Football Part 2
Here is Part two of the double pack battle for 2012 Topps football. Aaron Rodgers – Packers QB Challenge accepted. 10. Dexter McCluster – Chiefs RB Never heard of him, but thats OK. 3. Devin...

Dan Shanoff

And the new hotness is...Making minor tweaks to my blog design!

8/31 (Tailgate) Quickie
College football is back, thank god. Let's review: I think Alabama is going to thump Oregon in the national title game to claim its second straight championship.Bama will get there by fending off LSU;...

Manupatches & Chrome Scratches

Buying A Card Sight-Unseen
Will often sometimes lead to owning a headless autograph.No, I'm not becoming a Broxton collector.  It just so happens that this is my first two-sided autograph card.  Numbered 4/5, the other...

The Angels, In Order

Catching Me Up With 2012 Angels
Night Owl is always good to send me Angels cards, and he did well to get me caught up in my 2012, and then some, binder.Two Bowman Platinums including this Gold version Jered Weaver.I liked the 2012 design...

Baseball Cards Rule

2012 Topps Golden Moments Die Cuts #GMDC53 Buster Posey
Got this in the mail today from Topps.  Enjoy!

Things are Funner Here.

Truly Topps
To make a kind of long-ish story short, I was tweeting with Topps back in early August and the conversation turned to birthdays. Actually, Justin was tweeting Topps and I got in on the conversation. Heck,...

1968 Topps Baseball

Final Card: Dick Nen
Here's the last we saw of Dick Nen (#591). It's also the last time most of us thought about Nen, until years later when Robb Nen began pitching for the Marlins in the early 1990s. "I wonder if he...?"...

Cardboard Icons

Rookie Card Showcase: 1949 Bowman Johnny Pesky
This is part 21 of an ongoing series. To see the rest of this series, click here. Don’t ask why it took so long for me to own this card. I’ve been a Red Sox fan since 1988, the year in which...

Donruss 1982

After 113 years, the Albert Pujols curse is over, the 2124 St Louis Cardinals are World Series Champs.
Dateline: (Tokyo, November 17, 2124), after  a grueling 180 games seasons and winning 3 playoff series, the St Louis Cardinals beat the Tokyo Giants in the World Series. It is their first...

Phillies Red Pinstripes

My thoughts on the Phillies season.

The Phils spilt the last two games of their series with the Mets, losing 3-2 before winning the final game by the same score.
The Phils lose their series with the Mets as they split the last two games of the series. losing and then winning by the score of 3-2. On Wednesday, the Phils took the lead in the first as, with runners...

Red Sox Reality Check

Beating a Dead Horse
It's hard to know where to continue, because 2012 has been such an inglorious disappointment.More than anything else, players, for the most part haven't stepped up and accepted responsibility for exactly...

foul bunt

Quick Card Shop Pickup
I'm fairly certain I picked up this Nick Markakis 2007 UD Exquisite Rookie Signatures card for $30 from my LCS.  Fairly certain.  To be honest, with as busy as I have been lately, I could have...

Too Many Grandersons

Celebrating a new college football season with cheap blasters!
Happy college football season opener!  I decided to kill two birds with one stone and celebrate the day by hitting up Meijer and their 20% off card aisle.  Here's what I ended up with:One blaster...

New York Minute's Anthony DiComo is taking in two Subway Series games in two different stadiums -- all on the same day.

Details on Ike Davis’s charity event
Ike Davis is hosting a charity event in New York City next weekend to benefit childhood cancer research. Here’s the low-down: Follow me on Twitter: @AnthonyDiComo

The Pack Prodigy

Card Store Recap: PC Singles and Pack Break Mojo
I have been a little busy lately, so I have fallen a little behind on posting.  I need to catch up on a couple maildays, and a trip to Pastime Sports Cards and Collectables.  I am going to recap...

Lifetime Topps project

2011 & 1888 Goodwin Champions – Boxing, MMA & Wrestling
You can draw an interesting line through the early history of boxing using the 1888 Goodwin Champions set and the one that 2011 Upper Deck Goodwin set.  In addition to the 5 guys from the original...

Rockies Locker

Adam Ottavino has been rock solid for the Colorado Rockies so far this year
26-year old righty reliever Adam Ottavino has been pretty solid as a long reliever for the Rockies so far this year. He has pitched in 43 games (0 starts) for the Rockies so far this year and he is 5-1...

Classon Ave

Curt Motton 1972 Topps #393 (trust me)
The city I live in sits just off of the Navajo Indian Reservation.  Demographically the city is about a third Navajo.  Mutton is meat from mature sheep (think veal all grown-up) and a traditional...

Hoops Addict

Get Your Basketball Fix...

Thunder In A Tough Spot With Harden
This summer has been a tough one for the Thunder. It started with losing the NBA Finals to the Heat, and it hasn’t gotten easier. The Thunder were faced with two guys that were in need of contract...

Memphis Redbirds

Redbirds rain down on the Storm Chasers
The Redbirds came out firing posting a seven-run first inning en route to a 12-4 win over the Storm Chasers on Thursday afternoon at AutoZone Park.

An Astros Minute

Get news and updates on the Minute Maid Park Roof, direct from the front office of the Houston Astros!

Roof Closed
The roof will be closed for tonight’s game vs. the Giants. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Arkansas Travelers

Issac Forces Travs Rainout
Thursday's game with the Arkansas Travelers and Northwest Arkansas Naturals has been postponed to Friday, which is the last date the clubs are scheduled to meet this season.

Hockey Card Heaven

1,000 Point NHL Player Autographs - #62 Keith Tkachuk
Consistently good, consistently tough.Keith Tkachuk was built to be a team captain. He was also built to score goals and wreak havoc on the ice for the opposing teams.Tkachuk scored 538 goals and 1,065...

The Infinite Baseball Card Set

128. John Dillinger: Yup, THAT John Dillinger
One of the many things I love about baseball is how many people that you know of, for an entirely different reason, happen to also have been ball players. President George Bush played in the first two...

Maddux, Glavine and Smoltz

Heyward Collection: 2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Autograph #AGA-JHWE
We are starting to get near the end of my Heyward autographs ... or ... at least the one's I've acquired so far. I love the mini A&G autos, but I think the card would look better without the frame....

Baseball Blog by Alex Belth about the Yankees

On the Road
Over at Flavorwire here’s a gallery of photographs by Katrin Koenning. Fantasy 411

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Pitch or Ditch for Friday, August 31
ZACH’S PICKS M. Gonzalez @ Kuroda Dempster @ Jimenez – 1.93 ERA for Dempster over his last two starts. Peavy @ Fister Hellickson @ Morrow – Morrow shaky in return but I’ll give...

Justin's World

TTM Success: Jennie Finch
The power could literally go out at any second thanks to Hurricane Isaac, so I had to scrap the lengthy post that I had planned to write today in favor of a much shorter TTM success post. But as soon as...

Tim Wallach

Large Purchase Aug. 2012
 I picked up a large lot of Wallach's from a dealer out of the Pacific North West who will remain anonymous.  A little over a 1,000 cards.  I'd say 2/3 of them are from '88 and earlier which... is not affiliated with or endorsed by Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Players Association (MLBPA) or the MLB Baseball Club. Images and trademarks are the property of their respective owners and copyright of their respective manufacturers. They are presented here for entertainment and informational purposes only.