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  • Stat Line of the Night — 7/16/2013 — Mariano Rivera

    Stat Line of the Night — 7/16/2013 — Mariano Rivera

    In reality, the entire American League pitching staff should be credited with the “Stat Line of the Night,” as they combined to limit the National League All-Stars to just three hits, one walk and no earned runs, while striking out eight over the course of the A.L.’s 3-0 victory at Citi Field.  But on this […]

  • 9 Ways to Improve the MLB All-Star Game

    9 Ways to Improve the MLB All-Star Game

    Tonight is the 2013 MLB All-Star Game—the only one of the major pro sports all-star games that is at all worth watching. However, if Major League Baseball isn’t careful, they might just see this venerable and historic event turn into a pointless circus just like the NHL, NBA, and NFL. Now, I’m not saying the […]

  • 9 Ballplayers Struck by the MLB Home Run Derby Curse

    9 Ballplayers Struck by the MLB Home Run Derby Curse

    Have you ever heard of the Home Run Derby curse? It’s the idea that, after players compete in the derby prior to the Midsummer Classic, their production drops off in the second half of the season. And it’s not a myth. It’s a real, measurable phenomenon. Since 2000, the batting average, on-base percentage, and especially […]

  • 13 Best Players You Won’t See At The 2012 MLB All-Star Game

    13 Best Players You Won’t See At The 2012 MLB All-Star Game

    The 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game takes place tonight at 7:30 ET at Kansas City’s Kauffman Stadium, where the National League will try to win their 3rd Mid-Summer Classic in a row over the Junior Circuit—a notion that was utterly unthinkable just 5 years ago. And if you’re under the impression that the game […]

  • Royals Fans Boo Yankees’ Robinson Cano During Home Run Derby (Video)

    Royals Fans Boo Yankees’ Robinson Cano During Home Run Derby (Video)

    In case you were wondering, Kansas City Royals fans hate the Yankees. Actually, hate probably isn’t a strong enough word. Let’s try loath. Or maybe abhor. Anyway, you get the idea. And, after last night’s Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium in KC, so does Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, who was hands-down the most […]

  • 9 Most Memorable All-Star Game Moments

    9 Most Memorable All-Star Game Moments

    The 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game goes down tonight at Chase Field in Phoenix. Most people will probably get tired of Tim McCarver’s nonsensical rambling after 3 innings and flip over to America’s Got Talent. However, I will be watching the whole game, and not just because I can’t stand Sharon Osborn. No, I’ll […]

  • 5 Most Stunning Post All-Star Game Collapses

    5 Most Stunning Post All-Star Game Collapses

    Thank God for the All-Star game. Without it, what would baseball use to track mid-season trends, stats, and standings? Without the All-Star game, we would be forced to say things like “at the halfway point,” or “midway through the season.” That would seriously be hell on Earth. The All-Star break can also be seen as […]

  • Barack Obama Throws Out First Pitch At 2009 MLB All-Star Game

    Barack Obama Throws Out First Pitch At 2009 MLB All-Star Game

    Total Pro Sports – It may have seemed like a day off for the president of the United States of America last night, but the pressure was still on Barack Obama as he stepped to the mound to throw out the ceremonial opening pitch for the MLB All-Star game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.  […]