Daily Archives: January 14, 2013

A.J. Pierzynski excited to work with Yu Darvish

From ESPN Texas Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski didn’t face Yu Darvish last season. But his Chicago White Sox teammates that did had plenty to say about about Darvish. “Guys were coming back saying, ‘This guy has really good stuff,’” said … Continue reading

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Rules changes for next year include coaches, managers being able to bring interpreters to the mound

Jayson Stark reports on several potential rules changes that spun out of last week’s owners meetings. The most notable: coaches and managers will be able to bring an interpreter to the mound for meetings with players who don’t speak fluent … Continue reading

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The Rangers, Padres and Pirates are interested in Shaun Marcum

From Jon Paul Morosi:   Rangers, Padres, Pirates showing interest in free agent Shaun Marcum, sources say. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 14, 2013 Many teams may want Marcum, but there can be only one. It’s like Highlander. But instead of … Continue reading

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Teams feel like Roy Oswalt “doesn’t want it bad enough”

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe hears that Roy Oswalt “may still want to pitch, but, again, on his terms and perhaps for only a half a season.” He adds: “… many teams have given up trying to persuade him … Continue reading

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Seeing returning service members come home never gets old

I don’t know about you, but it never gets old to see American soldiers come home from their overseas deployment. Have a look. Boy, the dust in this room is making my allergies go crazy!

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The Morning Report – Monday, 1/14/13

Father Time, as we know, eventually knocks out every athlete. While Dirk might be on the ropes, perhaps we can even say he took a standing eight count, we won’t know for sure whether he can return to being an … Continue reading

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Dear World: Casey Pachall has paid his dues, now let’s give him a chance

Here is a great story in the making, for more reasons than just football. Former TCU quarterback Casey Pachall is back on campus and will begin classes today, according to his father, Stan, and coach Gary Patterson.

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