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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Yankees, Buehrle, D'Backs

On this date in 2008, construction workers at the new Yankee Stadium site dug up a Red Sox jersey buried in concrete. The tattered David Ortiz jersey, which was later auctioned off to raise money for the Jimmy Fund, was buried by a Bronx construction worker, a Red Sox fan, who had hoped to put a hex on the Bombers.  Here's this week's look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Mariners, McGowan, Orioles

On this date in 1970, president Richard Nixon was unable to throw the ceremonial first pitch in the Senators home opener at RFK Stadium thanks to a scheduling conflict. In his stead, David Eisenhower, his son-in-law and the grandson of the former president, threw out the first pitch prior to Washington's 5-0 loss to the Tigers.  Here's this week's look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Davis, Australia, Orioles

On this date in 1990, Howard Spira was arrested for extorting money from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. Steinbrenner was said to have paid the Bronx gambler $40K in January of that year to dig up dirt on outfielder Dave Winfield.  Here's this week's look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Indians, Feliz, Matusz

On this date in 2001, Sammy Sosa signed a four-year contract extension keeping the Cubs right fielder in the Windy City until 2006. The prolific home run hitter averaged nearly sixty home runs (179 HRs/3 years) during the previou three seasons.  Here's this week's look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Orioles, Barnes, D'Backs

On this date in 2010, Stephen Strasburg threw two scoreless innings against Detroit in his much anticipated first exhibition start for the Nationals.  The former San Diego State right-hander, the recipient of the Golden Spikes award as best amateur baseball player in the nation, was selected as the number one overall pick in the 2009 draft, signing a record $15.1MM, four-year deal with Washington.  Here's this week's look around the blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Colletti, Izturis, Parra

On this date in 2005, wearing their regular-season home uniforms instead of the traditional batting-practice spring training jerseys, the Nationals in their first game ever beat the Mets in the exhibition opener at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida, 5-3.  The first and last games the Expos played, before moving from Montreal to Washington to become the Nats, were also against Mets.  This week's look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Orioles, Rays, Holmberg

On this date in 2000, Cubs manager Don Baylor named four captains including first baseman Mark Grace, right fielder Sammy Sosa, pitcher Kevin Tapani, and reliever Rick Aguilera.  The quartet became the Cubs' first captains since the 1960s and early 1970s, when Ron Santo held the position.  Here's this week's look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Fregosi, Japan, Orioles

On this date in 2004, the Rangers traded Alex Rodriguez along with cash to the Yankees in exchange for Alfonso Soriano and a player to be named later, Joaquin Arias.  The deal came on the heels of the MLBPA nixing the deal that would have sent the AL MVP to the Red Sox for Manny Ramirez.  Here's this week's look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Drabek, Orioles, D'Backs

On this date in 1971, Satchel Paige became the first Negro League star to be selected to the Hall of Fame. The right-hander, the oldest player in the majors to make his big league debut, became a legend during his professional career, which lasted from the 1920s until 1965, playing in several different Negro Leagues and with the Indians, Browns, and A's.  Here's this week's look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Norris, Bucs, D'Backs

On this date in 1999 Padres' outfielder Greg Vaughn became the first player in major league history to hit 50 home runs in a season and then be traded.  The slugger was shipped to the Reds along with Mark Sweeney for Reggie Sanders, Damian Jackson, and Josh Harris.  Here's this week's look around the baseball blogosphere..

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