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  1. 2012 All-Star Game: First inning

    Rob Neyer

    Admit it: You didn't predict Melky Cabrera would be starting and batting second in the All-Star Game, did you? And he hits a soft one-out single to left field! That's the last time I make a crack about Melky. Joe Buck just recited a story about Al...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  2. Podcast: All-Star preview, Hall of Fame talk

    Rob Neyer

    Just like Monday night, some booing was also heard on Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast as Mark Simon and I talked baseball! 1. Prince Fielder won the Home Run derby, but the story was a pair of players that did not homer. Did Robinson Cano deserve...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  3. Podcast: Futures Game recap, All-Star news

    Rob Neyer

    Happy Monday! Keith Law and I gathered in downtown Kansas City on Monday morning to tape the latest Baseball Today podcast, talking all things All-Star! 1. Offense was the story in Sunday's Futures Game, as the World team struggled to pitch, and q...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  4. The least talented team of all time

    Rob Neyer

    As a quick follow-up to my previous post: I did a search for the teams since 1950 with the fewest All-Stars at any point in their career. Obviously, every team has at least one All-Star since each team gets one representative. Only one team has had a...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  5. Stat Shots: All-Star starters factoids

    Rob Neyer


    Blog | July 12, 2011
  6. Podcast: Robin Ventura talks CWS

    Rob Neyer

    I'd argue that whenever SweetSpot blogger/editor David Schoenfield co-hosts the Baseball Today Podcast that's all the reason you need to listen, but Thursday's show was indeed a particularly special one, because ... 1. Former All-Star third basem...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  7. Podcast: Lidge, Pirates, good/bad starts

    Rob Neyer

    Eric and Mark go around the diamond on Friday's Baseball Today podcast with: Twins have a big hole to fill after Tsuyoshi Nishioka breaks his leg. Mark explains how he jinxed the Royals and Pirates. Brad Lidge out until the All-Star break. ...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  8. Angels overreact, add Wells

    Rob Neyer

    Apparently there really is one born every minute: The Los Angeles Angels, shut out in several bids to acquire free-agent hitters this winter, have acquired three-time All-Star Vernon Wells from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for catcher Mike Nap...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  9. Braves get better, Marlins don't

    Rob Neyer

    Ooo, look! A medium-sized blockbuster! The Atlanta Braves acquired All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla from the Florida Marlins for utilityman Omar Infante and pitcher Mike Dunn on Tuesday in the first trade of the general managers' meetings. --sn...

    Blog | November 16, 2010
  10. Nobody's laughing at Omar Infante

    Rob Neyer

    Gleeman on the All-Star we thought was so funny (but isn't anymore): I was among the many people who mocked Omar Infante's presence on the All-Star team and I'll stand by that mockery, because at the time he was a 28-year-old career-long utility m...

    Blog | August 23, 2010
  11. Mattingly tripped up by hazy rules

    Rob Neyer

    You might have been in bed when it happened: All-Star closer Jonathan Broxton intentionally walked pinch-hitter Aubrey Huff to load the bases in the ninth after Juan Uribe led off with an infield single, Edgar Renteria walked and both runners advanc...

    Blog | July 21, 2010
  12. Chris Carpenter's roller-coaster career

    Rob Neyer

    From Fungoes: After enjoying some All-Star Game inaction, Chris Carpenter pitched like one of the league's best on Thursday. The Jekyll-and-Hyde routine continued, as "good Carp" - that is, circa 2005-06 - emerged as the big Cardinal righty struck o...

    Blog | July 19, 2010
  13. Royals set all-important rotation

    Rob Neyer

    Another Five-Plus Club update, as one its Royal members is getting a customized slot: In case you were wondering, the rotation for the Royals coming out of the all-star break looks like this: Zack Greinke, Bruce Chen, Brian Bannister, Kyle Davies a...

    Blog | July 16, 2010
  14. All-Star ratings down, so what?

    Rob Neyer

    A bit of a surprise: Major League Baseball's All-Star Game has earned its lowest-ever television rating. The National League's 3-1 victory Tuesday night on Fox earned a 7.5 fast national rating and 13 share. That's down 16 percent from the 8....

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  15. Rob Neyer: All-time bests from the All-Star Game

    Rob Neyer

    From Willie Mays to Cal Ripken Jr. to Reggie Jackson, check out the all-time bests in several different categories related to the All-Star Game.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2010
  16. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links can't decide if the All-Star break is too long, or not long enough ... David Price and Ubaldo Jimenez? Really? Could the managers have been more obvious? Jimenez leads the National League with 15 wins. Price (co-)leads the American...

    Blog | July 12, 2010