Quote of the Day

"If his tenure had ended in 2000, he would have gotten a C or a C-. His grade has gone up tremendously over the last decade plus."
-- MLB Network's Bob Costas, on MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. ("MLB Tonight," MLB Network, 7/16)
Wednesday July 17, 2013 Vol. 19 — No. 217 Print This Issue

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  • King Of The Hill

    Rivera received a long standing ovation from the Citi Field crowd

    Last night's MLB All-Star Game was "devoid of memorable plays," but it will "resonate for one indelible moment" -- Yankees P Mariano Rivera's entrance in the 8th inning, according to Larry Stone of the SEATTLE TIMES. Players from both teams "remained in their dugouts as Rivera trotted onto an empty field," then stood "in front of their dugouts applauding, the relievers in the bullpen out on the warning track doing the same." Rivera "stood on the mound for a long standing ovation, his emotions visible." It was a moment as "heartfelt as Cal Ripken Jr. taking one last trot to shortstop in his final All-Star appearance" in '01 ( SEATTLE TIMES, 7/17 ). In N.Y., David Waldstein notes Rivera "stood alone on the mound and saluted ...

  • Line Drive

    Fox' MLB All-Star Game rating flat, but net wins the night.

  • Blame It On The Rain

    Rangers seeing 10% drop in attendance at break, while MLB overall average is down 3%.

  • In Good Hands

    Following the lead of Harper and Trout, new stars like Manny Machado have MLB's future looking even brighter.

  • X Marks The Spot

    Austin will host next four Summer X Games at COTA.

  • Better Cheddar

    The Packers set records for net income, revenue and profits from operations.

  • Question Authority

    Slive throws “subtle, but effective, gauntlet in front” of NCAA.

  • Leave No Leaf Unturned

    Leiweke pledges he will double the value of MLSE in next five to seven years.

  • "Turbo" Charged

    IndyCar is hoping to attract the attention of a younger audience with the release of "Turbo."

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