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Name: Call to the Pen
Description: Covers baseball in general for FanSided MLB
URL: http://calltothepen.com
RSS Feeds: Baseball - http://calltothepen.com/feed/
Related Team(s): General
Related Sports(s): Baseball
Date Added: 2011-11-02 20:45:08
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Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson get vote of confidence

These might be three words no GM or manager ever want to hear, at least through a public arena. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson and GM Kevin Towers have both received the “vote of confiden...

Manny Machado close to rehab assignment

It appears that Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado isn’t far away from playing games while serving a minor league rehab assignment. That assignment could start as soon as next week, according to a report from Eduardo A. Encina fr...

OOTP15 expected to be a hit; releases Friday

Sometime Friday morning the lucky masses who pre-ordered their copies of Out of the Park Baseball 15 will be able to download and start playing the latest incarnation of the iconic game. The OOTP series of games have long since established themse...

Braves, Mets hot in NL East

With multiple interdivision match ups in the NL East this week, teams are beating up on each other and getting an early taste of what’s in store for the rest of the season.  The Braves and Mets are hot, while the Marlins haven’t figured thin...

Daisuke Matsuzaka called up by Mets

According to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo, the New York Mets outrighted relief pitcher John Lannan to Triple-A and in a corresponding move, purchased the contract of Daisuke Matsuzaka. The right-handed pitcher made two starts with Triple-A...

Fan records Masahiro Tanaka strikeouts on his hat

Masahiro Tanaka had himself a heck of a day Wednesday at Yankee Stadium against the Cubs. 8 innings, 2 hits, zero runs and 10 strikeouts. Yankee fans were delighted by Tanaka’s dominating performance, none more so than the gentleman who was...

Chicago Cubs: The Return of Starlin Castro

The Chicago Cubs aren’t off to the greatest of starts in the league, at 4-8, but they’ve looked much better than expected thus far in the young season. Perhaps the most important takeaway from what we’ve seen in the extremely ...

A defense of MLB instant replay

Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times. -Niccolo Machiavelli In the 21st century, things are changing constantly. The computer you buy today will be out of date in a month. The new iPhone will be the old iPhone ...

Boston Red Sox: Time to worry about Felix Doubrount?

As the 2014 MLB season heats up, the defending World Series Champion Boston Red Sox are off to a slower start than some may have expected. They come into Tuesday with a 5-8 record, good for fifth in the AL East. While there hasn’t been one ...

Lorde meets George Brett, and the circle is now complete

At last, the great pop culture Lorde-George Brett-Royals circle has been closed. George Brett finally met Lorde in person. The amazing epic story began when baseball great George Brett had a picture of himself and his fans featured in National Ge...

Brooklyn Cyclones will give away Keith Hernandez bobblehead on Seinfeld night

  The enduring pop culture phenomenon that is Seinfeld will be celebrated by the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones July 5th when the team hosts Seinfeld Night. Of course you can’t have a convergence of baseball and Seinfeld without mentio...

Yasiel Puig goes into home run pose on sacrifice fly GIF

Well I know what Bill Plaschke will be writing about today. That dang Yasiel Puig not running to first on a long fly ball!!! Yes, Puig clearly thought this ball was in the seats. No, it was not in the seats. It was a long fly ball that drove in a...

A.L. West players reflect on Jackie Robinson

One of Commissioner Bud Selig’s best legacies he will leave behind when he retires is the recognition that Jackie Robinson receives on an annual basis.  It goes without saying that what happened on April 15, 1947 had the most influence...

Video: Giancarlo Stanton crushes 457-foot homer off Stephen Strasburg

The weather may be cold around the country, but baseball bats are heating up. And nobody’s bat is getting hotter than Giancarlo Stanton‘s. The Marlins outfielder had four home runs going into Tuesday night’s game against Stephen...

White Sox close U.S. Cellular Field upper deck because they’re worried fans will freeze

  You thought winter was just about over? Well guess again. Baseball fans across America are getting one more taste of nasty winter weather in the form of snow and cold and wind. Already on Tuesday, multiple games have been postponed due to ...

Atlanta Braves: Ervin Santana makes 29 teams regret not signing him

One of the more intriguing storylines from the offseason, in regard to a rather lackluster free agent class, was that of Ervin Santana. The former Kansas City Royals starter spent the entire winter looking for a job, lasting until the spring e...

Justin Upton almost takes out B.J. Upton with line drive

  It was almost a Cain and Abel situation Monday night in Philadelphia. Or something along those lines. The Braves’ Justin Upton was at the plate with his brother B.J. at third. Justin hit a solid smash up the line that came close to ...

Video: College player makes great catch, slides hard into fence

Sometimes you just have to lay it all on the line to make that great play. Chuck Gasti of California (PA) was willing to make that sacrifice to record an out against Mercyhurst and help protect a 5-0 lead. And he definitely paid the price. As you...

Video: Ron Washington ejected for arguing review

    Baseball’s expanded replay review was supposed to spell the end of managers arguing calls. But someone forgot to tell Ron Washington and John Farrell because both managers have gotten tossed in recent days for arguing. Washing...

Video: Travis Snider took a fly ball to the face

Your browser does not support iframes. Most baseball players, when they go to make a play on a fly ball, they attempt to use their glove. The Pirates’ Travis Snider bucked over a century of tradition Monday night by attempting to make the c...


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