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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: D’Backs, Blue Jays, Nats

On this date in 1993, two and half years after accepting a life-long ban from being involved in the day-to-day operation with the team, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner was reinstated, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  Steinbrenner had been exiled from baseball by commissioner Fay Vincent in 1990 for hiring Howie Spira, a known gambler, to snoop into the life of star outfielder Dave Winfield.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Lee, Bucs, D’Backs

On this date in 2005, Tom Umberg, a California state assemblyman, introduced legislation which would require pro franchises to use disclaimers if they do not play the majority of home games in the location used in their name, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  Umberg’s “Truth in Sports Advertising Act” was designed to keep the local team from changing its name to Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  Umberg, of course, was unsuccessful in his efforts.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Alomar, K-Rod, Lamb

On this date in 1990, Major League Baseball locked out its players after the two sides were unable to come to terms on a new Basic Agreement. Ultimately, commissioner Fay Vincent was able to get both sides on the same page and a new deal was hammered out on March 19th. Much of spring training was lost and Opening Day was pushed back by about a week, but, of course, things could have been a whole lot worse.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Sanchez, Orioles, Pineda

On this date in 2006, Johnny Damon took out a full page ad in the Boston Globe to thank Red Sox fans after signing with the rival Yankees, according to Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com.  Damon, who was beloved in Boston, took a great deal of heat after inking a four-year, $52MM deal with the Bombers.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogopshere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Taylor, Snider, Achter

On this date in 1913, Jim Thorpe signed with the New York (baseball) Giants, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  The legendary athlete went on to compile a lifetime .252 batting average during his six seasons in the major leagues.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: D’Backs, Nelson, Navarro

On this date in 2012, Yankees catcher Jorge Posada announced his retirement at a New York press conference, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  At the time, the 40-year old five-time All-Star catcher left Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera as the only remaining players on the team from the group that led the Bombers to four World Series titles in five years.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Pirates, Rosenbaum, Duquette

On this date in 2005, the Dodgers avoided arbitration with star closer Eric Gagne with a two-year, $19MM deal. Unfortunately for Los Angeles, elbow issues limited the righty to just 16 appearances over the life of that contract. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Braves, Dodgers, Porcello

On this date in 2008, the Reds hired former Cardinals GM Walt Jocketty as a special adviser to top executive Bob Castellini.  Months later, Jocketty would take over as the GM in Cincinnati and he remains in that role today. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Zobrist, Yankees, Bonifacio

On this date in 2008, Hideo Nomo signed a minor league deal with the Royals after a three year hiatus from major league baseball.  Nomo did some relief work for KC in April, but he couldn’t replicate his best work from years past.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Thome, Rays, D’Backs

On this date in 2005, the Diamondbacks sent Troy Glaus and highly touted infield prospect Sergio Santos to the Blue Jays for second baseman Orlando Hudson and starting pitcher Miguel Batista.  Santos would go on to make an impact in the big leagues, but not in the role he was expected to.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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