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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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Lucroy ties Pudge’s record for doubles in a season by a catcher

Jonathan Lucroy gave the Milwaukee Brewers their first hit of the game when he doubled in the fourth inning of Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals. It was also his MLB leading 52nd double of the season but to top that off it was his 45th dou...

Cubs’ Rizzo becomes youngest player to win Branch Rickey Award

Much like the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award that honors the one player who most exemplifies Clemente’s values on and off the field, Major League Baseball gives out the Branch Rickey Award. Branch Rickey was a player and manager but made ...

Derek Jeter’s new Gatorade commercial is a must see

If Ron Washington’s press conference and explanation for his resignation made you depressed or if your team is in the middle of the biggest collapse in MLB history you should probably take a peek at this commercial. Even if you are having a...

Ron Washington speaks about resignation: “I was not true to my wife.”

Ron Washington has finally spoken out at a 2:30 pm ET press conference. He simply made a statement but did not take any follow up questions. Washington who resigned as manager of the Texas Rangers unexpectedly on September 5 basically said that t...

Bullpen implodes as Oakland Athletics fall into Wild Card tie

What once looked like a sure thing – a third straight American League West title – fell out of the realm of possibility for the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night, as the club saw a 1-0 lead turn into a 6-1 deficit in the top of the ninth i...

Los Angeles Angels clinch American League West title with win

After a four-year hiatus, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are American League West champs. Left-hander C.J. Wilson struck out seven, limiting the Seattle Mariners to just one hit over seven scoreless innings and a five-run seventh inning propel...

Papelbon suspended and it could’ve been avoided

Major League Baseball is home to a boat-load of talent and with that talent comes a few “outgoing” personalities who love to rock the boat. Jonathan Papelbon is a longtime boat rocker. He’s got a fiery attitude and his late...

Nori Aoki sets Royals record for hits in a three-game series

Nori Aoki has had 11 hits in last 12 at-bats. That’s pretty unbelievable but it happened. The 32-year-old right fielder set the Kansas City Royals record for most hits in a three-game series. He surpassed Willie Wilson (1980) and RoyalsR...

The 2014 Baltimore Orioles overcame the odds

Something most fans check prior to a season’s start is where they stand in regards to the odds in wining their team’s division…at least. Many things must go right for a team to win a division in baseball. You frequently hear the...

Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman suspended six games

One would think that after what accidentally happened to both Giancarlo Stanton and Chase Headley last Thursday, that pitchers would refrain from throwing the ball intentionally near a batter’s head. Yet, Toronto Blue Jays’ rookie pit...

Papelbon not the only one suspended for incident in Philly

Jonathan Papelbon was not the only one suspended for his now infamous crotch grab towards booing Philadelphia Phillies fans. As it turns out one of the umpires that ejected Papelbon from the game has to suffer a consequence for the altercation th...

Cubs’ Arrieta pitches his third near no-no of the season

To say 28-year-old Jake Arrieta is having a breakout season for the Chicago Cubs is an understatement. Arrieta has broken out and then some. Prior to Tuesday night he’d taken a no-hitter into the sixth inning in one game and into the sevent...

The consistency of Wei-Yin Chen

Baseball is a game of randomness and luck; one where a screaming line drive fails to result in anything but a trip back to the dugout, and a perfectly executed pitch in on the hands of the batter falls for extra bases. It is nearly impossible to ...

Jose Altuve breaks Houston Astros single-season hits record

With a 2-for-5 night Tuesday at home, Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve broke the organization’s single-season hits record, bringing his season total to 211 in Houston’s 4-2 loss to Cleveland. Prior to Tuesday’s contest,...

Washington Nationals claim NL East crown with 3-0 win

Seven shutout innings from Tanner Roark was all first-year manager Matt Williams could have asked for on Tuesday night in Atlanta, as the Washington Nationals did just enough offensively to take down the Braves 3-0, clinching the National League ...

Baltimore Orioles win first AL East division title since 1997

With an 8-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in front of a sea of fans clad in black and orange at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Baltimore Orioles ended a 17-year drought, capturing the first American League East division crown since 1997, and p...

The Braves’ New Home: SunTrust Park

With the Washington Nationals now only two wins away from clinching the NL East, the Atlanta Braves are holding out hope that they have a late season surge in them to make another appearance in the National League Wild Card one game playoff game....

2014 Roberto Clemente Award nominees announced

Tomorrow is September 17 which is the day each year that Major League Baseball celebrates the amazing accomplishments of Roberto Clemente. Today the nominees for the award named in his honor were announced by MLB. Clemente spent his entire 18-yea...

Baseball Stew: Some of the game’s most unusual misplays

If you watch enough baseball over the years, you’ll probably find yourself saying, perhaps after an unusual play ,”Now I’ve seen it all.”  Hang around longer and you’ll wind up shaking your head and muttering, ̶...

Chris Davis’ making the most of his suspension, becomes hero

Good Job Chris Davis! Davis got his first shot at redemption Monday when he helped save people trapped in a truck after a car accident. Baltimore Orioles’ first baseman Chris Davis was suspended Friday for the use of amphetamines. He is sus...

MLB, MLBPA look to avoid domestic abuse firestorm

It’s not exactly a pleasant time, if you’re NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.  MLB boss Bud Selig, and incoming commissioner Rob Manfred certainly do not want the same bad publicity to rain down on their league like it is their footbal...

Injured Angels? Pujols exits game clutching hamstring, Hamilton’s shoulder and possibly now Shoemaker?

Stay tuned to Call to the Pen for updates on the statuses of Pujols, Hamilton and Shoemaker. The Los Angeles Angels have a significant lead over the Oakland Athletics in the American League West and will have no trouble winning the Western Divi...


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