Racial Abuse of Adam Jones Completely Unacceptable

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By Dave Mitchner – Last Word On Baseball History of Racial Abuse Seventy years ago last month, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in the modern MLB era. The racial abuse that he took throughout his career is quite well known. Had it not been for a Hall of Fame shortstop from Louisville, Kentucky, Jackie’s […] READ MORE



Team USA Powers Past Team Venezuela

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By Sean Couch – Last Word On Baseball Team USA entered their first game in the second round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic with what appeared to be a very difficult match-up in front of them. Venezuela had an All-Star level line-up, featuring Jose Altuve, Victor Martinez, Miguel Cabrera and Carlos Gonzalez with Seattle […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 38: Cardinals, Orioles, and Reds 2017 Season Preview

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word On Baseball Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen continue their 2017 season preview series with three more potentially exciting teams. Before that, however, they have to awe over Israel’s hot start to the World Baseball Classic. They have gone through the first round unbeaten, which includes wins over 2009 finalists South […] READ MORE


Yordano Ventura Strikes Again

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Ugh, here we go again. Last night, the Kansas City Royals played the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game that essentially served as the undercard for the latest antics of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura. The action started in the second inning, when Ventura threw inside to Orioles star shortstop, Manny Machado. Machado did not take […] READ MORE






Suspension for Vontaze Burfict

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The NFL has handed down the punishment on Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict for his illegal hit on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown at the end of Saturday’s NFL wildcard game. Burfict will be suspended for the first three games of the 2016 NFL season without pay. The NFL has said that one of […] READ MORE