MLB Playoffs are on? I’ll pass…

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The MLB Playoffs are in full swing with the Divisional Series set.

Yawn.

The St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Tampa Bay Rays, Detroit Tigers, and Oakland Athletics face off for the chance to win a championship that will be earned after 162 (or 163) games.

Meh.

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Rays Manager Joe Maddon drops “P Word” at Presser (video)

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Here’s a video with some naughty language that may or may not be SFW; depending on where you work. Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon speaking to the media on Joel Peralta‘s ejection, and he uses a word that’s slang for vagina. So you may be offended.

Heck even using the word “vagina” caused some people to get offended a few days ago. So when you use the “more raw” terminology…just watch, especially at the 0:43 mark.

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2012 MLB Wild card predictions

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Getting ready for the Major League Baseball season?  Who are your division winners?  Some seem obvious, like the Detroit Tigers, while other divisions seem to be a complete tossup between two elite teams.  Truly, can anyone decide whether the Los Angeles Angels or Texas Rangers are better?  Now, there are two wild cards so the losers will have plenty to play for. So, which teams will be the wild cards in the 2012 MLB season?

Guest post from Paul Grossinger

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Sox John Danks Inspires Pitching Theory

You’ve heard of Ewing Theory? But what about John Danks Theory? Yes, the struggling Chicago White Sox starter has seen his career fall off a cliff in 2011. His season has been a train wreck of all train wrecks, but at least his name has given birth to a theorem. It’s not the “Mendoza Line” but it is, according to Fangraphs:

a lineup strategy employed by Tampa Bay Rays’ manager Joe Maddon. After having little success against changeup artists like Dallas Braden, Shaun Marcum, and of course, John Danks, Maddon went against the natural platoon split and began starting more like-handed batters against these types of pitchers. The intention behind this method appeared to be neutralizing his opponent’s best weapon, which was thrown more to batters of the opposite hand.

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Tampa Bay Rays Game Features Avril Lavigne Concert, F-Bombs!

Canadian hottie and pop star songstress had an “off night” at the Tampa Bays game versus the Cleveland Indians last night. It all began glowingly when she threw out the first pitch before the game; she was all smiles and it was great PR for the MLB demogrpahic.

But then there were acoustic issues and the crowd couldn’t hear the start of her post-game concert.  A technical glitch messed up Avril’s mic A cavalcade of boos reigned down. She responded by by yelling obscenities, which the microphone now picked up loud and clear.

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Delmon Young’s Emergence Drawing National Recognition

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When Delmon Young was traded from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Minnesota Twins in 2007 as the centerpiece that sent Jason Bartlett and Matt Garza from Minnesota to Tampa, the reaction around Minnesota was mixed. [Read more…]

2010 MLB Mock Draft (Picks 17-32)

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While the first 16 picks mostly feature teams with much work to be done, the second half of the 2010 MLB draft is where the 2009 playoff organizations just add on to their success.

For picks 1-16 of the 2010 MLB mock draft, click here.

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