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By Landon Evanson
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September 19, 2014 at 4:57 pm ET
Sometimes you eat the bar and sometimes, well, ah…

BetancesMariano Rivera’s first full season in pinstripes found him setting up John Wetteland on the way to a championship for the Yankees. The Bombers realized what they had, Wetteland found himself closing for the Rangers the following season, and the rest, as they say is history.

The Sandman’s 1996 campaign included 61 appearances and 107.2 innings where he allowed just 73 hits and 34 walks while posting a 2.09 ERA to go along with a then-record Yankees record 130 strikeouts as a reliever. Rivera was 26 years old.

Flash forward to 2014, a year after Mo walked away, and Dellin Betances finds himself setting up Dave Robertson in the Bronx. The 6’8″, 260-pound New York native has appeared in 68 ...

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By Patrick Smith
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September 18, 2014 at 9:00 pm ET
Not To Get Ahead of Ourselves. But …
I'm just saying, is all.

I’m just saying, is all.

Is this the right time to get hot? And do the Baltimore Orioles have any business even asking that question?

The O’s have gone 19 and 5 since that weird weekend at Wrigley when their lunch was eaten by two former members of their starting rotation. Their smoking-hot September locked up the division title with 11 games to go, 16 days before their first playoff game.

Baltimore sits three games behind Anaheim’s number-one seed. Here’s the question: should Buck Showalter keep his foot on the gas and gun for the Angels? Or should he field his junior varsity squad for the next week-and-a-half against the vanquished Red Sox, Yankees and Jays?

The O’s are a ...

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By Steve St. Angelo
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September 18, 2014 at 12:41 pm ET
Enchanted, I’m Sure …

enchantTo Red Sox fans in Rhode Island, it’s a cherished tradition: Most of the eventual stars of the big club cut their teeth in Pawtucket. There they are on murals lining the stairways at McCoy Stadium: Bruce Hurst, Carlton Fisk, Jim Rice/Freddie Lynn, Cecil Cooper, Ellis Burks, Boggs/Rogah/Nomah … this is where we grew up watching them grow up.

And when the call came, it was only a 45-minute bus ride to the big leagues for them, and a run to the TV set for us. Today, PawSox games are televised too, but it works the same. Fans who can’t/won’t pay the freight for a seat at Fenway Park right now could fall in love with the big team anyway ...

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By Patrick Smith
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September 16, 2014 at 3:03 am ET
One More Win

1People who study such things tell us that the human mind cannot comprehend one billion of anything. Sure, we understand the concept; it’s a number. But to really grasp how many jellybeans or marbles or ping pong balls constitute one thousand millions … we can’t do it.

That’s kind of how it feels to be an Orioles fan today. Sure, we know the magic number is 1 to lock up the American League East. But can we really grasp that it’s actually going to happen? And that it might happen Tuesday? With Ubaldo Jimenez as the starting pitcher? I don’t know. I might’ve been able to get my head around the idea before Jimenez entered the picture.

Baltimore last won ...

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By Landon Evanson
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September 15, 2014 at 8:14 pm ET
Am I the only one who finds it beautiful…

That Robinson Cano could play in October while Derek Jeter may be, in a twist of irony, relegated to parting gift recipient?

Cano Jeter...

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By Duke Jackson
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September 10, 2014 at 7:10 am ET
America’s New (Old) Favorite Pastime

NFL-Union-Leader-Says-Players-Don’t-Trust-Roger-GoodellAsk any die-hard baseball fan: the hyperbolic amounts of praise heaped on the NFL gets old. Joan Rivers-old. Especially given the myriad of problems exposed in the last few years: risks to player health, suicide, racism, sexism, steroids, poor labor relations and of course, over-saturation. Make no mistake: the events taking place this week are the crescendo of this sport’s inevitable (and unfortunate) ruin. The disaster involving Ray Rice is the rotten icing on the stale cake of Roger Goodell’s Hoover-esque run as commissioner. Yet, as critics of the NFL are quick to say, “I told you so,” baseball fans should take heed: we’ve been here before....

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By Landon Evanson
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September 9, 2014 at 9:54 pm ET
The new national pastime stinks

Tom BradyThe National Football League may be bigger than it’s ever been, but let’s break down the brilliance of the new NFL:

Quarterbacks who overthrow receivers when they’re wide open deep or down the sidelines. Running games where a big burst is three yards. Those rare instances when receivers aren’t overthrown, they drop balls that hit them right between the numbers, or worse, in the hands. Defenses that miss tackles. Return men whose athleticism and explosiveness somehow hypnotize coaches enough to continue trotting them out there when they run up and muff punts and consistently bring kickoffs out the end zone when they’re nine yards deep which equate to turnovers or horrendous field position. Oh, and I’m 0-1 in the B&C fantasy football league.

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By Bugs & Cranks
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September 8, 2014 at 11:15 am ET
Sorry for the Hacker Headaches
Russian hackers are giving us the business.

Russian hackers are giving us the business.

Maybe you’ve noticed that Bugs&Cranks has fallen victim to hackers lately. When you click anywhere but the front page, you get some kind of Russian site advertising Canadian pharmaceuticals. While we’re all for international commerce here at B&C, we’re doing our best to solve this problem. Thanks for visiting and sticking with us....

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By Patrick Smith
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September 8, 2014 at 4:04 am ET
A Fans’ Tribute to Paul Blair

paul-blair-sticker-with-web-site1Last off-season, three people in the Orioles family died: longtime PR director Monica Pence; beloved centerfielder Paul Blair and investor/bad novelist Tom Clancy. Who got memorial sleeve patch? Clancy.

The team has held several memorials to Pence, who was very close to many O’s players. But some O’s fans took matters into their own hands and organized a Paul Blair Tribute for this Friday’s O’s-Yanks doubleheader.

It’s a cool story and it’ll make you feel good to be a baseball fan....

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By Scott Fendley
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September 7, 2014 at 2:43 pm ET
Jesus Screams About Ice Cream

You’ve heard about the ice cream kerfuffle featuring B&C Weight Control Poster Boy Jesus Montero and a Seattle Mariners scout in a late-season Pioneer League game in Boise, Idaho?ice_cream_truck

(Those words, no doubt, are the strangest ever posted by this writer…)

If you haven’t, here’s a dizzyingly quick recap.

Montero is down at Boise to rehab and coach up the Everett Aqua Sox. I guess Seattle wanted their young players to be fat layabouts, but anyway…

A scout FOR SEATTLE (again, it’s a SEATTLE scout) starts heckling Montero as he was coaching first base. He probably used the famous Ball Four line “One man to a pair of pants out there…”

Said scout allegedly sends Montero an ice cream sandwich ...

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