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This Week In Baseball: Midseason Awards

We’ve reached the midway point of the season, time to look at the awards races.

07/08/2015

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5 Non-Baseball Players Who Would Crush The Home Run Derby

It is a question often asked; how would a player in a particular sport fair if he/she played in another sport? With the annual MLB Home Run Derby next week, here are some non-baseball players who would be fun to watch in the competition.

07/06/2015

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Twins Put Shane Robinson On Family Emergency Leave

The Minnesota Twins have placed outfielder Shane Robinson on family emergency leave. Robinson traveled to Boston after his infant daughter underwent emergency surgery. Manager Paul Molitor said Friday that Robinson would not return to the team before Sunday.

07/03/2015

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4th Of July Weekend Sports TV Guide

The 4th of July weekend is upon us. Sports nuts need something to watch, here’s some good options.

07/03/2015

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This Week In Baseball: In Defense Of The All-Star Game

The All-Star Game is nearly here, which means the complaining has begun. Here’s a tip to enjoy the events: rediscover your inner kid.

06/30/2015

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Certain Positions In Fantasy Baseball Require Quality Backups On Your Bench

What are the thinnest positions in fantasy baseball? Catcher? The infield positions of second base, shortstop and third base? All of the above? Yes, depth is better in the outfield and first base positions, so when you think about which players to stash on your bench, think about the ones with multi-position eligibility. They may not be the most productive on a day-to-day basis, but they have the capability to be very valuable to your team’s chances of winning.

06/29/2015

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Bob Costas Rips Cubs Pitcher For “Atrocious Performance” (Video)

Don’t dare mess with the aesthetics of a game that Bob Costas is calling

06/27/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: June 22nd-June 26th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

06/26/2015

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Even For ‘Electrifying’ Buxton, There’s A Lot To Learn

Byron Buxton finished his first homestand for Minnesota with quite the challenge in Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale, the three-time-and-counting All-Star left-hander who will likely appear on the schedule many times in the coming seasons as a division rival of the Twins.

06/25/2015

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This Week In Baseball: Rose Report Shouldn’t Change Your View

New information should do nothing to your opinion, Rose has always been a liar.

06/23/2015

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Baseball Fans React To Pete Rose Report

Some defended the all-time hits leader, but many also believe this is the end of the road for the “hit king.”

06/23/2015

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Kinatrax: The Story Behind Baseball’s Newest Tech

New technology looks to change our understanding of the art of pitching.

06/22/2015

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Castro Lifts Cubs Past Twins In 10 Innings

Starlin Castro walked out of Target Field on Friday night with his head hanging following another rough day at shortstop. Less than 24 hours later, he was feeling a lot better.

06/20/2015

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When It Comes To Fantasy Baseball, Always Beware Wrist And Foot Injuries On Your Roster

Strange as it may seem, not all injuries are created equal in sports. In baseball, any kind of hand/wrist injury can really impact a hitter’s ability to turn on a fastball, and those players trying to come back from such injuries often struggle at the plate. Likewise, foot injuries are hard to overcome for hitters and pitchers, especially if it’s to a plant foot that gives the player power to swing or throw the ball.

06/20/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: June 15th-June 19th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

06/19/2015

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MLB Cancels 60-65 Million All-Star Game Votes

MLB admits they’ve cancelled between 60 and 65 million All-Star Ballots because of potential fraud.

06/19/2015

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Your Baseball-Centric Travel Guide To Cooperstown

Travel guide to Cooperstown, New York, home of the world famous National Baseball Hall of Fame.

06/17/2015

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This Week In Baseball: New Technology Could Help Better Understand Pitchers

Baseball has consistently been the leader in finding an innovative way to look at a sport that’s been around for well over 100 years.

06/16/2015

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Scoring Changes Wipes Out Crucial Twins Error Vs. Rangers

A game-deciding error against Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks is now a two-run double for Mitch Moreland of the Texas Rangers. The Rangers announced before Saturday’s game that the official scorer had changed his ruling on the play Friday night.

06/13/2015

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Torii Hunter Drops Appeal Of Suspension

Minnesota outfielder Torii Hunter has dropped the appeal of his two-game suspension and will sit out the rest of the weekend series at Texas. Hunter was in the original lineup for Saturday’s game, but the outfielder’s decision was announced by the Twins about an hour before the scheduled first pitch.

06/13/2015

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One Owner’s Fantasy Baseball Trash Is Another Owner’s Treasure

A lot of owners play fantasy baseball with too much emotion, waiving players they don’t like personally or that they have a grudge against because of some game result a few years back. That’s when you—the analytical owner—step in and make your team better by picking up players from waivers or via trade.

06/13/2015

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Twins Reinstate Rookie Rosario From Paternity List

The Minnesota Twins have reinstated outfielder Eddie Rosario from the paternity list. The move was made before Friday’s game at Texas that opened a three-game series against the Rangers. The Twins announced that Rosario and his wife, Milany, had their third child, Lucas.

06/12/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: June 8th-June 12th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

06/12/2015

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This Week In Baseball: MLB Needs To Do More To Protect Fans

In the wake of last week’s broken bat incident in Fenway Park, the MLB needs to quickly install additional netting to protect fans.

06/09/2015

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Twins Blog: Has Plouffe Made ‘The Leap’?

According to a 2007 study, the average Major League Baseball career lasts 5.6 years. One in five position players who make it to “The Show” will play only a single season. Less than half of all rookies will get to that fifth year while just about one percent of all big league players will have careers of 20 seasons or more.

06/06/2015

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