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MLB Teams Without Closers Performing Well

For years, I've argued that the closer role in Major League Baseball is an overrated, overvalued position.

Now, don't get me wrong, I think bullpens, as a whole, are underrated, but the closer role is overrated.

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Babe Ruth’s New York Yankees Jersey Smashes Record By Selling for $4.4 Million at Auction

How much would you pay for a piece of baseball history? In the case of a Babe Ruth jersey, a buyer shelled out $4.4 million — making it the most expensive sports memorabilia item ever sold.

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Yanks’ Rivera Injures Knee

It's a scary time for the New York Yankees right now.

Mariano Rivera, the all time saves leader, had to be carted off the field before Thursday's game with the Kansas City Royals after injuring his knee during pre-game batting practice...

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Yanks’ Chamberlain Suffers Dislocation of Ankle

New York Yankees' right-hander Joba Chamberlain was hoping to come back this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in June.

Now he faces another battle...

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Yankees Kick A.J. Burnett Out The Door with Hilariously Awkward Press Release

When the New York Yankees shipped A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh last week they actually paid the Pirates $18 million of the $31 million left on his contract so they would agree to take the underachieving pitcher off of their hands...

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10 Toughest Coaching Jobs in Sports

After recording the third-most all-time wins of any baseball manager — and his third World Series championship — Tony La Russa proved he is definitely smarter than most big league skippers by retiring instead of trying to top his own, great final act. Poor Mike

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Major League Baseball Playoffs: Thursday Review/Friday Preview

The Detroit Tigers have advanced to the American League Championship Series, while the Arizona Diamondbacks, Milwuakee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, and Philadelphia Phillies are all desperately trying to advance to the National League Championship series.

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From the Bird’s Nest: One Incredible Night

Here it is, the middle of football season.

And, everyone in South Louisiana is into the Cajuns, Tigers and Saints.

I’m no exception...

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Final Day: Red Sox, Rays Tied for Wild-Card

The Tampa Bay Rays have made up nine games on the Boston Red Sox since September 4th.  Now, going into the regular season finale, the two teams are tied for the American League Wild Card...

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Mariano Rivera Demonstrates How to Make a Cardboard Baseball Glove [VIDEO]

All-time save leader Mariano Rivera has made close to $150 million playing baseball. But as a kid growing up in Panama, the Yankee legend had so little money that buying a baseball glove was out of the question.

In the video below, Rivera demonstrates how he used to make his childhood mitts out of cardboard. He says they did make it easier to catch a fast moving baseball, but adds that anyone who can afford a leather glove should definitely go that route.

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