Discover: Hall of Fame Monday Edition

Craig Biggio,John Smoltz,Randy Johnson,Pedro Martinez

The Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 was inducted on Sunday, and INSANE SPORTS posted a reaction.

Another Girl with a Sports Blog shared her thoughts on the inductions and what they mean.

Fan Samuel Lam made the trek to Cooperstown and blogs about the experience over at But at the end of the day…

Chris Palmquist saw the enshrinement of some of the biggest names in baseball from his youth as a farewell to his childhood.

MLB.com’s Tracy Ringolsby writes about Craig Biggio’s Mile High opportunity in his Write ’em Cowboy blog.

Dan Hughes explores John Smoltz’s sudden 1991 transformation into a Hall of Fame pitcher at Baseball Magazine.

Boston fan Bill Zeoli hailed Pedro Martinez as the best pitcher he’s ever seen, and he’s not alone in that belief.

The Yankees might not be the first team you think of when you hear Randy Johnson’s name, but The Cutoff Man says The Big Unit enjoyed his time in New York.

Speeches & Sprints paid special attention to the remarks by the inductees.

In huge trade news, Johnny Cueto now is a Royal, so Drinking the Royals Blue Aid delves into the deal.

Call to the Bullpen looks at the difficult (and complicated) decision to trade away assets and go into rebuilding mode.

Newberg Report imagines a phone conversation between Rangers GM Jon Daniels and Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr.

The Cardinals’ interest in Chris Davis is the subject of the latest post from Cardinal Red Baseball.

JPWNsports identifies what puzzle pieces the Mets will be looking to add to take the next step.

Larry Shenk’s Phillies Insider blog recaps a weekend at Wrigley to remember for the Phils, while The Canuck Cubbie was glad to see the Cubs have a sense of humor about it.

Cardinals Insider presents Episode 18 of the Cardinals Nation Show’s This Week in Cardinals Baseball.

The defending World Series champs are on a roll and Giants Fan Carm understandably thinks this is great.

On Cloud Conine put together a list of the 10 most fun things happening at Marlins Park this homestand.

Sunday was Kids Run the Bases Day at Angels Stadium and The Halo Way has photos from the event.

 

Overtime examines the improbable return this season of one Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez.

Discover: Weekend Warriors

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It’s Induction Weekend in Cooperstown, as the Baseball Hall of Fame welcomes its Class of 2015, featuring Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz. In honor of the occasion, official MLB historian John Thorn posted a Hall-themed Old News in Baseball to his Our Game blog.

With the Trade Deadline a week away, ryanhackman1026 takes a look at the talk of extending the deadline to later in the season.

The trade action picked up with the A’s sending Scott Kazmir to the Astros for prospects and oaklandathleticstalk examines the deal.

The Canuck Cubbie takes a moment to imagine the Cubs’ pitching staff with David Price joining the rotation for the final two months.

Many Mets fans want to see the team make a splash on the trade front, but JPWNsports is stressing patience for the Amazins.

#ScottTake is very impressed with the parity throughout baseball and holds up MLB as a model for other sports leagues.

If the MVP awards have become too reliant on traditional stats, Lemmen’s Nursery presents an idea for an alternate award.

It’s been an up-and-down season for the defending World Series champs, as norcalsportsreport.com tries to make sense of the Giants.

Redout! D.C. Sports wonders which injured player has been missed the most by the snakebitten Nationals.

Young MLB Pro Blogger behind Baseball with Matt recently got to interview former perennial All-Star Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez.

Fat Cat’s Napsack introduces Zack Godley, who made his Major League debut on the mound for the D-backs Thursday night.

Tell us what your weekend has in store for you in the comments below!

Discover: Three for Thursday

David Price

1. The Trade Deadline. With high-profile names like David Price rumored to be on the move before the July 31 Trade Deadline, speculation is rife about coming moves. Daniel Satter Sport Talk thinks the Orioles and Tigers should get together and make a deal that benefits both teams, and Balls and Strikes wants to see the Mariners cash in on Fernando Rodney and J.A. Happ. Meanwhile, Cardinal Red Baseball writes about the Redbirds’ interest in the Marlins’ Steve Cishek.

2. The Youth Movement. Following an All-Star Game where younger players featured prominently for both leagues, there’s plenty of talk about the new generation of stars in the game. CassidySportsMyTake was inspired to put together a team of the best players under 25 at each position in the National League.

3. Postseason Dreaming. The divisional and Wild Card races this season are as hot as the weather. The AL East-leading Yankees took a big series against the Orioles, as Bottom of the Ninth is very happy to report. Rays Radio recaps a tough loss for the Rays in Philadelphia and ShaqSportsShow asks whether the upstart Astros are back.

Who’s in your Three for Thursday? Tell us about it in the comments below!

Discover: Wednesday Wonderings

Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds

How excited were Cubs Crossings and The Canuck Cubbie about Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber hitting both game-tying and game-winning home runs on Tuesday night in Cincinnati?

With the Trade Deadline approaching, bottomofthe9thmlb wants to know why the Tigers can’t be both buyers and sellers.

Cardinal Red Baseball is looking at some players who might soon be wearing The Birds on the Bat.

Curious what it’s like to take the Angels Express to a game? The Halo Way photodocumented a recent trip.

Fresh off his latest jaw-dropping play, Better Off Red wonders if there’s anyone better in the field than Brandon Phillips.

Tigers Forever is trying to figure out what exactly to make of her inconsistent ballclub that can look great one moment and struggle the next.

Curious what a Cardinals Wives Grab Bag event is like? Cardinals Insider has the full story, complete with a video.

The Wayniac Nation isn’t sure if Mike Trout’s career is off to the greatest start in Major League history, so he examines some comparables.

Who threw out the first ceremonial pitch for the Dodgers in Los Angeles? Dodger Insider has the full answer.

The Intelligent Fan digs deep to analyze recent comments by Yankees GM Brian Cashman on sending Rob Refsnyder back to the Minors.

Aaron Nola impressed in his Major League debut on Tuesday and The Philly Sports Blog wants to see what he can do for an encore.

Discover: Tuesday Takes

Brandon Phillips’ behind-the-back Play of the Year candidate on Monday night left Queen City Beer League and even opposition fans like The Canuck Cubbie buzzing.

After a day in which Albert Pujols smacked three home runs in a doubleheader, The Unbiased MLB Fan marvels at the slugger’s rejuvenation.

TribeVibe has all the details on the Indians’ plans to unveil a statue of Hall of Famer Larry Doby outside Progressive Field on Saturday.

PawSox MiLB Pro Blog 45 Miles from Fenway sat down with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington to talk about player development and the organization’s future.

Cait Covers the Bases explains how the #GarzaGnomeHunt is on around the Milwaukee area.

MLB.com’s Richard Justice talks Baseball Hall of Fame in the latest post to his Justice4U MLB Pro Blog.

Bryce Harper was among the few unimpressed by Zack Greinke adding eight scoreless innings to his streak on Sunday, and cat loves the dodgers was similarly unimpressed the Nationals star’s comments.

Official MLB historial John Thorn profiles Henry Moore, Mystery Man of Baseball in his Our Game blog.

Ball of Wisdom can’t wait to see what Aaron Nola does in his Major League debut for the Phillies tonight.

Patrick Brewer attempts to quantify luck with a statistical analysis in a post to Call to the Bullpen.

Big League News offers up a list of five things to watch for in the second half of the season.

The future is now in Major League Baseball according to the blogger at #ScottTake.

Discover: Monday Around the Horn

Mike Zunnino, Mark Teixeira

Mark Teixeira’s hot streak continued with a game-winning home run in the eighth inning on Sunday against the Mariners, but The Cutoff Man points out the Yankees’ first baseman wasn’t the only one in pinstripes who deserves credit for the victory.

The Giants and Dodgers might be fierce rivals on the field, but San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford has some kind words for some Dodger players in his latest All-Star Game-themed post to the Brandon and Brandon blog he shares with teammate Brandon Belt.

Dodger Insider offers up an inning-by-inning breakdown of Zack Greinke’s scoreless innings streak that is starting to get interestingly close to Orel Hershiser’s Major League record.

The White Sox celebrated the 10th anniversary of their 2005 team that ended an 87-year championship drought on the South Side with their “A Season to Remember” celebration this past weekend, and Inside the White Sox has photos and a full rundown.

It was Christmas in July for Phillies Phollowers‘ Jenn Zambri, who celebrated the sweep of the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on a dramatic walk-off home run.

Phillies Insider Larry Shenk is talking about 2014 first-round pick Aaron Nola ahead of his first Major League start on Tuesday.

WAHOO WEDNESDAYS enjoyed seeing the Tribe claim bragging rights in The Buckeye State with a series win in the Ohio Cup this weekend.

Derek Helling explores the sudden resurgence of 35-year old Albert Pujols over at Call to the Bullpen.

The Angels experienced their first rainout at home in 20 years on Sunday, and The Halo Way has photos of the rare occurrence.

Boston Backyard Sports looks at the importance of Xander Bogaerts to the Red Sox.

Matt Garza, his Brewers teammates and fans all had a blast together at the Brewers Bowl-A-Thon on Sunday night, and Cait Covers the Bases provides photos and video from the event.

Discover: Bring on the second half

Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo

The young Cubs’ continued improvement has The Canuck Cubbie and many other fans looking forward to seeing how the season plays out.

The Cisco Chronicles says the NL Central easily is the best division in baseball and lays out the case for this.

Jason Beck writes that the next two weeks will be crucial in the Tigers’ thinking on buying versus selling at the Trade Deadline. The Sports Mecca takes a closer look at the dilemma facing GM Dave Dombrowski.

As for the Blue Jays, The Winston Report has decided it would be best for them to do some selling this month.

Can the Cardinals improve on a first half that saw them run up the best record in baseball? The blogger behind stlcardinalsminimo believes so, while Women Who Love Cardinals Baseball can’t wait for them to return to action.

MLB.com Fantasy 411 is hoping these members of the 411 Midseason All-Disappointment Team can turn it around in the final 2.5 months.

The Phillies will be adding a new name to their Wall of Fame in two weeks, and Phillies Insider has the details.

As I See It wonders how high Mike Trout’s ceiling might be, while The Wes Side says the 2015 All-Star Game MVP is the best he’s ever seen.

The Astros currently sit in a Wild Card spot and Cats In The Bleacher examines their chances of making the postseason this October.

Sports Takes With Mike identifies some things to watch for in the second half with the Red Sox, who Outside the box thinks are showing promise.

 

Discover: Putting a bow on All-Star Week

All-Star Game Baseball

KelliBells made the most of All-Star Week in Cincinnati, and she has a full write-up of all the action in her blog.

The Gillette Home Run Derby was a huge hit, and steel city ballhawk didn’t come away empty-handed.

The Winning Run thinks the All-Star Game is fine just the way it is, and explains why.

Glen Sparks revisited the infamous 1970 Pete Rose-Ray Fosse collision in his Dazzy Vance Chronicles blog.

Reds Urban Youth Academy blogs about some of the All-Star events at the Academy.

The blogger at Coyle’s Corner had an unforgettable time in Cincinnati with his wife and daughter.

Matthew Lotice felt the All-Star festivities did a lot of good for the game of baseball.

Becky Turner called it “The Best Week of the Year” in her blog, Strikeouts and Sprinkles.

You can re-live the Cardinals’ All-Star Week adventures thanks to Cardinals Insider.

The O.Co Show watched the game and documented his irreverent reactions to the broadcast.

College broadcast news major Hopeelizabethbradford put together a great video from the All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party.

Perpetual Notion wrote about the massive focus the All-Star festivities brought to the sport.

With a coaching staff and plenty of players on the field on Tuesday night, SF Giants Photos shares an All-Star Game photo gallery.

Pure Blather shares some random thoughts on the 2015 All-Star Game.

What’s your favorite memory from this past week? Tell us in the comments below!

 

 

Discover: Three for Thursday

APTOPIX All-Star Game Baseball

1. The Midsummer Classic. The American League grabbed bragging rights with a 6-3 win in the 2015 All-Star Game in Cincinnati. The game’s MVP, Mike Trout, continued to amaze CassidySportsMyTake, while Drinking the Royals Blue Aid was glad to see the Royals’ All-Stars perform well after all the attention they attracted during the fan voting. Jacob deGrom opened some eyes with a dominant performance, much to the delight of Metsin’ Around, and Jerry’s World looked at the remarkable capper on a memorable week for Brian Dozier, who homered in his first All-Star Game at-bat. MiLB.com’s PROSPECTive Blog revisited some All-Stars’ Minor League days with excellent photos from yesteryear.

2. Taking stock at the All-Star Break. Does your fantasy team need a jolt? The gurus at MLB.com Fantasy 411 put together their All-Surprise Team from the first half. If any of these players still are available in your league, make sure you grab them!

3. Blog series. Cardinals Insider continued its four-part Clubhouse Tour with Part 3: Training Room, Laundry, Mail Room and Gym. Phillies Insider posted Part II of Larry Shenk’s guide to the organization’s prospects currently coming up through the farm system.

What’s in your Three for Thursday? Tell us with a comment below!

Discover: All-Star Tuesday

Home Run Derby Baseball

As Mid-South Sports Blog points out, the new format for the Gillette Home Run Derby proved quite a hit. The Miller Sport Update honored the victorious “Toddfather,” and Better Off Red posted a number of great videos from the Derby. Dodger Insider was impressed by rookie runner-up Joc Pederson, while Sam’s Sports Blog highlighted Albert Pujols for providing the most touching moment of the evening. (more…)

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