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  1. 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
  2. Stat Shots: Best/worst home run parks

    Rob Neyer


    Blog | April 04, 2011
  3. Finally, one goes according to form

    Rob Neyer

    Game 3 wasn't about the breaks (unless you count Mitch Moreland hitting a home run against a left-handed pitcher). Game 3 wasn't about the managers (though it would have been, if Buster Posey had been able to do something against Darren O'Day). ...

    Blog | October 30, 2010
  4. Cody Ross makes Sabean look smart

    Rob Neyer

    Caught this exchange on TV, after Cody Ross hit his second home run off Roy Halladay ... Joe Buck: The Padres were trying to claim him off waivers, from the Florida Marlins. The Giants didn't want San Diego to add to their offense ... so they claim...

    Blog | October 16, 2010
  5. One hit for A's merely symptomatic

    Rob Neyer

    No, the A's weren't no-hit last night. Not quite, thanks to Conor Jackson's home run. But that's little consolation to Jackson ... or anyone else who wants the Athletics to win. John Shea: Jackson said he was "bittersweet" about his home run, whic...

    Blog | August 17, 2010
  6. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are so excited about seeing the New York Yankees in person, for the second time in less than a week, that they can hardly think of anything else ... A couple of days ago I theorized that there's no such thing as a "Home Run Derby e...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  7. Cano's in, then out of H.R. Derby

    Rob Neyer

    Craig Calcaterra, Instant Classic edition: Yesterday afternoon: Robbie Cano agreed to participate in the Home Run Derby at next week's All-Star Game. Yesterday evening: several thousand Yankees fans and no small number of Yankees writers freak o...

    Blog | July 07, 2010
  8. Sometimes six home runs are just a cigar

    Rob Neyer

    Alex Rodriguez, Future Home Run King, currently ranks 29th in the American League in home runs. Actually, he's tied for 29th with Mike Napoli, both Red Sox catchers, and a bunch of other guys who aren't Future Home Run Kings. Bob Klapisch has some of...

    Blog | May 25, 2010
  9. Is help on the way for Marlins' outfield?

    Rob Neyer

    In the wake of Mike Stanton's monster home run last Thursday, Drew Silva wonders about Stanton's future: The Marlins have a fairly talented outfield this season and don't have an immediate need for Stanton's presence in the big league lineup, but t...

    Blog | May 10, 2010
  10. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are going on strike immediately and won't return to work until Alex Rodriguez hits another home run ... • There have been dozens of tributes to Ernie Harwell already, and it's hardly fair to single out just a few of them ... bu...

    Blog | May 05, 2010
  11. Banks to Sosa: 'Just admit it'

    Rob Neyer

    Ernie Banks has some advice for Sammy Sosa: In light of Mark McGwire's recent admission that he took steroids during his record-breaking home run season of 1998, Banks says he would like to assist Sammy Sosa in coming forward to address allegations...

    Blog | January 25, 2010
  12. Rob Neyer: Yankee Stadium not a great hitters' park?

    Rob Neyer

    In its first season, the new Yankee Stadium was a great home run park. It, however, wasn't a great hitters' park.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2010
  13. A sad story gets a little sadder

    Rob Neyer

    It shouldn't have been hard to see this coming: The 19-year-old son of home run king Barry Bonds was arrested Saturday in Menlo Park for allegedly spitting in his mother's face and throwing a metal doorknob at her during an argument, police said. ...

    Blog | December 08, 2009
  14. Smackdown: Damon vs. Abreu

    Rob Neyer

    Getty Images Who has a better chance at the Hall of Fame: the Angels' Bobby Abreu or the Yankees' Johnny Damon? While twittering during Game 4, I was inspired by Johnny Damon's long home run to fire this off: Who's the be...

    Blog | October 21, 2009
  15. Fielder's finish irked Giants

    Rob Neyer

    Andrew Baggarly on what's been described as the greatest home-run celebration, ever: The Milwaukee Brewers are finished playing the Giants this season, which is probably good for Prince Fielder's health. You've probably seen the stunt ...

    Blog | September 08, 2009
  16. Why do the Mets hate David Wright?

    Rob Neyer

    Looks like another long season for David Wright next year. At least in the power department: Sluggers hoping that the dimensions at cavernous Citi Field will be more home-run friendly in 2010 reportedly are going to be disappointed. The New York D...

    Blog | September 03, 2009