Quote of the Day

"I don’t want to play 3 1/2-hour games every night, but at the same time, I don’t want someone with a stopwatch telling me to get in and out of the box."
-- Rockies CF Charlie Blackmon, on the possibility of a pitch clock in MLB next season to help increase the pace of play. (USA TODAY, 7/12)
Wednesday July 12, 2017 Vol. 23 — No. 215 Print This Issue

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  • Strike A Pose

    There was a lighter feel to the proceedings with the World Series tie-in now gone

    The MLB All-Star Game was played last night without home-field advantage on the line for the first time since '02, and the pressure being off "showed in the relaxed attitudes" of players at Marlins Park, according to Kristie Ackert of the N.Y. DAILY NEWS. Fox' broadcast featured Alex Rodriguez " interviewing players at their positions in between innings," while Nationals RF Bryce Harper and Astros RF George Springer talked to the net's Joe Buck "as they played in the outfield." Mariners RF Nelson Cruz prior to his at-bat in the sixth inning handed Cardinals C Yadier Molina his phone to "take a pic of him and home plate umpire Joe West" ( N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 7/12 ). In N.Y., Tyler Kepner writes under the header, "With Serious Implications Se ...

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