Discover: Tuesday Takeaways

San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers Photog Blog has Jon SooHoo’s images from Monday’s thrilling walk-off victory.

The Jays fell at home Monday and Blue Jays Musings has the good, the bad and the ugly.

Just Mets says the Mets and their fans are relishing meaningful September baseball.

Mike Lowell revealed the secrets of his hidden ball trick and On Cloud Conine has video.

The Cutoff Man explains how the Yankees’ problems with the bases loaded cost them.

The Rangers are occupying a Wild Card spot and cgbaseballtoday has some thoughts.

Aviewfromthecheapseats discusses the impact fantasy sports has had on fandom.

Nomar Garciaparra was interviewed by young MLB Pro Blogger Baseball with Matt.

Tigers Forever revisits the recent past when September was a month Tigers fans loved.

The Cubs wore pajamas home from L.A. and sarahlouisek picked out some favorites.

Big Year Ball looks at the issue of hoarding baseball cards and has a unique solution.

UMPS CARE and the Braves teamed up for a good cause, as detailed by Braves Give.

The Warren County Sports Authority says seeing Alex Rodriguez live is an experience.

 

Discover: Monday Around the Horn

Jake Arrieta

It was déjà vu all over again for the Dodgers, as Jake Arrieta tossed a no-hitter. The Scarecrow Grin sees Arrieta as a Cy Young contender in the NL.

The Cutoff Man says the Yankees marched through Georgia with a sweep of Atlanta.

The Mets are regulars these days on the back pages of New York tabloids, and that’s just how The Kings of Queens likes it.

That’s the Pitch recaps an easy Blue Jays victory as they swept the Tigers out of Toronto.

Giants Fan Carm provides a great lesson in staying positive despite a tough loss.

Sunday was Pixar Day at AT&T Park and SF Giants Photos posted a photo gallery.

Plouffe’s New Hairdo documents a very successful day ballhawking at Target Field.

Call to the Bullpen takes a look at some postseason matchups worth rooting for.

With all the talk of the youth movement in baseball, cgbaseballtoday posted a top five.

Discover: Weekend Warriors

Levi Mendez

Can’t get enough of the Little League World Series? Neither can truethaboutsports!

Just Mets posted the video of the Mets pulling off a contender for Play of the Year.

Britt’s Bird Watch updates the condition of Adam Jones following his injury.

A rough August for the Yankees is causing Comments from the Sideline to worry.

Inside the White Sox covers the team wearing their 1970s throwback uniforms.

Speaking of which, WhiNYRsports can’t decide how he feels about the throwbacks.

Dose of Buffa cautions against the Cardinals rushing back Adam Wainwright.

Madison Bumgarner pitched Thursday, so that means Bumgarner Snotrockets.

Cait Covers the Bases details the specials by series for September at Miller Park.

Rodney M Bliss examines Mariners great Edgar Martinez’s Hall of Fame candidacy.

Official MLB historian John Thorn serves up Old News in Baseball at Our Game.

Young Pro Blogger Baseball with Matt shares an interview with Alfonso Soriano.

Discover: Three for Thursday

Brandon Crawford

1. Brandon Crawford on sitting out. The player The Armchair All-Americans calls “the National League’s best shortstop” is forced to be a spectator right now due to tight oblique muscle. Prior to the Giants’ important win over the Wild Card rival Cubs (documented in a photo gallery posted by SF Giants Photos), Brandon Crawford talked about how he is itching to get back on the field in a post to his shared Brandon and Brandon MLB Pro Blog.

2. Mets on a roll. The Metropolitans claimed their sixth-straight victory on Wednesday night to open up a 6.5-game lead in the NL East. Summer Nights in Flushing came away impressed with Bartolo Colon’s pitching performance, and it was just the latest confidence-inspiring pummeling by the Amazins’ offense according to Just Mets.

3. Late-season baseball. Whether your team is locked in a thrilling race for a postseason spot or looking to play spoiler, there’s plenty to keep fans locked in during the stretch run. The Winning Run writes about the concept of acceptance, while But at the end of the day… takes note of the variety of socks worn by A’s players.

Tell us about your Three for Thursday!

Discover: Wednesday Wonderings

cubs-armor

Who were those medieval knights that Carrie Muskat spotted in the Cubs’ dugout?

Did you enjoy this mashup of the Cubs with “Perfect Strangers” as much as Born on Third?

The Kings of Queens asks and answers the question: Are Mets fans obnoxious?

Looking to celebrate Cal Ripken, Jr.’s record streak? Britt’s Bird Watch details a new wine.

The Cutoff Man spotted a trend last night with some big first innings by visiting teams.

What does pitcher Tyson Ross think of little brother Joe? All Nats All the Time has a Q&A.

The Distinguished Grizzly has a sabermetric comparison of Rookie of the Year candidates.

Do the Orioles need pitching? Tony Cathirell writes that it’s very evident that they do.

Want to see a youth baseball field makeover? Braves Give has before and after photos.

My sox summer wonders what will happen with the physical ticket now disappearing.

Going to Miller Park this weekend? Cait Covers the Bases asks you to bring school supplies.

Discover: Tuesday Takeaways

David Wright, Tim Teufel, Wilmer Flores

David Wright returned with a bang and Just Mets is loving that chapter in the Mets’ story.

Phillies Insider likened the 11 combined home runs hit Monday night to a home run derby.

The M’s took the #ALSIceBucketChallenge and From the Corner of Edgar & Dave has photos.

The Canuck Cubbie enjoyed seeing Kris Bryant reach 20 homers and Born on Third has video.

The Unbiased MLB Fan asks if Bryant somehow is even better than everyone thought.

The Yankees welcomed a pair of legends to Monument Park and Homestand Blog recaps.

Better Off Red has the details on Skip Schumaker’s fantasy football challenge for charity.

Sometimes, as Balls and Strikes explains, being “good on paper” doesn’t get you very far.

The Angels Hall of Fame welcomed its newest class and The Halo Way posted photos.

TribeVibe has highlights for fans attending this week’s homestand at Progressive Field.

Last week was a very busy one for Marlins Ayudan and Beyond the Ballpark was there.

Sideline Champ weighs in with some early MVP and Rookie of the Year predictions.

Who are your top five outfielders in baseball today? Read through cgbaseballtoday‘s list.

Bleacher Boy shares his review of a new video game that allows fans to be the GM.

Tell us about your Tuesday Takeaways with a comment below!

From Baseball Books: The Little General

littlegeneralIf you enjoy a great read on the national pastime, make sure you’re following Baseball Books. This MLB Pro Blog aggregates reviews of baseball books from MLB.com writers and our MLB.com/blogs community. The latest post is Paul Hagen’s review of Mel Proctor’s new book on legendary manager Gene Mauch, “The Little General: A Baseball Life”:

Mention Gene Mauch to most fans, and one-dimensional portraits will likely emerge. A stern, cold, old-school manager. The manager who misused his rotation down the stretch in 1964 as the Phillies squandered a 6 1/2-game lead with 12 to play. Or the guy who managed the most years in the big leagues, 26, without taking his team to the World Series.

In “The Little General: A Baseball Life,” Mel Proctor introduces the more well-rounded human being who is widely considered to have possessed one of the best baseball minds of his era.

Discover: Monday Around the Horn

Dodgers Astros Baseball

Richard Justice tells how the miracle that is the Astros just got a little more miraculous. (more…)

Discover: Weekend Warriors

Chris Archer

Daniel Satter Sport Talk was very impressed with Chris Archer’s one-hitter on Thursday. (more…)

Discover: Three for Thursday

Henry Urrutia

1. High-stakes battles between contenders. The Orioles walked off yet again thanks to rookie Henry Urrutia’s first Major League home run, breaking Mets hearts like the blogger behind Summer Nights in Flushing. In the Bronx, Ed B on Sports noted that the Bird is the word as the Yankees finished off a home sweep of the Twins. Meanwhile, Yadier Molina came up big for the Cardinals against the Giants, much to the delight of stlcardinalsminimo. (more…)

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