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30. August 2010

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2010 Rookie Watch : Jon Jay

2010 Rookie Watch : Jon Jay

What does the UFL signing of former Buckeye, and NFL, umm…”star” Maurice Clarett have to with St. Louis Cardinals’ rookie sensation Jon Jay?  In a word, Omaha.  Live from Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska, where Jay played in the 2004 College World Series with the U, and where the Omaha Nighthawks have recently signed Clarett, (see there’s the connection) BSG brings you Rookie Watch!

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30. August 2010

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MLB Week in Review : Week 21

MLB Week in Review : Week 21

Batting Stance Guy takes a look around MLB for some of the best moments from the 21st week of the 2010 season.

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26. August 2010

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2010 Rookie Watch : Jonathan Lucroy

2010 Rookie Watch : Jonathan Lucroy

There might not be much else for the good people of Milwaukee to be excited about for their Brewers right now, but at least the future looks bright for rookie catcher Jonathan Lucroy.  There’s also BSG’s 2nd Brewers rookie to “The Wire” analogy in as many weeks.  Get pumped Milwaukee, it’s Rookie Watch.

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25. August 2010

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2010 Rookie Watch : Reid Brignac

2010 Rookie Watch : Reid Brignac

The Rays have tied the Yanks, so naturally it’s time for the Reid Brignac Rookie Watch.

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24. August 2010

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2010 Rookie Watch : Austin Jackson

2010 Rookie Watch : Austin Jackson

Austin Jackson is quickly moving through Tigers rookie history as his hitting numbers continue to grow.  You already have to go back to 1961 and Jake Wood to find the last Tigers rookie with as many hits in his opening season, and there appears to be nothing slowing this kid down.  For all the Detroit fans who have been screaming at BSG all month long, your day has come.  It’s Austin Jackson Rookie Watch!

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23. August 2010

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MLB Week In Review : Week 20

MLB Week In Review : Week 20

What do Robert Horry and Yuniesky Betancourt have in common?  BSG answers this and many other burning questions in the 20th edition of the 2010 MLB Week in Review.

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20. August 2010

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2010 Rookie Watch : Ian Desmond

2010 Rookie Watch : Ian Desmond

It’s no Grecian basketball brawl but it is the first rookie watch with a ballpark-provided musical score.  It’s also Washington Nationals’ rookie shortstop, Ian Desmond, and Batting Stance Guy’s 2010 Rookie Watch!

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19. August 2010

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2010 Rookie Watch : Alcides Escobar

2010 Rookie Watch : Alcides Escobar

In perhaps his greatest pop culture tie-in to date, Batting Stance Guy looks at the stance and the connections to HBO’s “The Wire” (not kidding) for the Milwaukee Brewers’ rookie shortstop, Alcides Escobar.  It’s Rookie Watch!

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19. August 2010

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2010 Rookie Watch : John Jaso

2010 Rookie Watch : John Jaso

From the home of the famous Durham Bulls, Batting Stance Guy takes a look at the Tampa Bay Rays’ rookie catcher, John Jaso.

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17. August 2010

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2010 Rookie Watch : Brooks Conrad

2010 Rookie Watch : Brooks Conrad

Today BSG takes a look at a rookie who is being asked to fill the big shoes of Chipper Jones in Atlanta’s push for the postseason and more, and succeeding wildly.  Already with more career walk-offs then most of the league, Brooks Conrad has quickly endeared himself to Braves fans.  As for BSG, he was so smitten he did his stance in person.  It’s Rookie Watch 2010

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16. August 2010

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2010 Rookie Watch : Mike Stanton

2010 Rookie Watch : Mike Stanton

He’s heard the cries from the crowd, he’s seen the stats, he’s been as disappointed as anyone that this rookie didn’t choose a better name, and now BSG responds to the faithful with the none other than the Florida Marlins’ rookie HR machine, Mike Stanton.  Its week 3 of Rookie Watch.

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15. August 2010

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MLB Week in Review : Week 19

MLB Week in Review : Week 19

We’re 19 weeks in to this thing, and temperatures are starting to rise.  The Reds and Cards got real hot on Tuesday, but things cooled back down real quick for the good people of Cincinnati.  The Florida Marlins’ rookie sensation Mike Stanton continued his hot streak, moving his HR total to 14 for the year, which is just bananas.  Fortunately for you folks, there’s one man who stays cool enough to make sense of it all.  It’s BSG and the Week in Review!

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13. August 2010

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2010 Rookie Watch : Starlin Castro

2010 Rookie Watch : Starlin Castro

We bookend week 2 of Rookie Watch with another Cubs youngster.  The Cubs lost 3 outta 4 in their series with the Giants this week, so it would’ve been easy to miss rookie Starlin Castro’s 10 for 20 performance, including a 4 hit day in the final game yesterday, but BSG didn’t.  Castro has had a pretty stellar rookie season in general, opening with a HR and batting well over .300, but BSG is pained to know that he didn’t even see a minute of the 80’s.  Just in time to feel old for your weekend, it’s Rookie Watch!

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12. August 2010

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2010 Rookie Watch : Peter Bourjos

2010 Rookie Watch : Peter Bourjos

Today for Rookie Watch, BSG takes a look at Angels rookie, Torii Hunter’s outfield replacement, Peter Bourjos.  With a well-timed squeeze bunt in Tuesday night’s win against the Kansas City Royals, Bourjos has officially doubled his RBI production for the year and is ready to join the pre-game, model airplane high-jinks with teammates, Ervin Santana and Howie Kendrick.  Don’t get the joke, well you’ll just have to watch Rookie Watch!

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11. August 2010

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2010 Rookie Watch : Ike Davis

2010 Rookie Watch : Ike Davis

Today we have a look at Mets rookie, Ike Davis, who sprang on the scene early this season with clutch-hitting, and exceptional infield play.  His avg may have cooled off lately, but BSG is still excited about his stance, and the fact that he wisely chose to not wear his dad, Ron Davis’s oversized spectacles to the plate.  It’s Rookie Watch!

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10. August 2010

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2010 Rookie Watch : Gaby Sanchez

2010 Rookie Watch : Gaby Sanchez

Gaby Sanchez may have gained recent notoriety from the double stolen from him last week as the Marlins lost to the Philles in controversial fashion, but BSG thinks he’s got a shot at Rookie of the Year, and loves the low-to-the-ground stance he sports.  Get to the know Sanchez better in today’s edition of Rookie Watch!

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9. August 2010

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2010 Rookie Watch : Tyler Colvin

2010 Rookie Watch : Tyler Colvin

BSG starts off the 2nd week of Rookie Watch with the Chicago Cubs’s young upstart, Tyler Colvin.  This guy may not be getting the attention he deserves, but don’t let the less-than-exciting stance fool you, he’s been a HR machine for the Cubbies, and is worth a watch.  It’s Rookie Watch, WEEK 2!!

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9. August 2010

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MLB Week in Review : Week 18

MLB Week in Review : Week 18

From the glorious highs of the Buck Showalter’s inspired Orioles win streak, to the lowest lows of Brandon Morrow’s spoiled, 9th inning, 2-out no-hitter (thanks Longoria) BSG bring you the top stories from the 18th week of the season in a simple 5-point formula.  We’d also like to bid a heartfelt farewell to the 2010 season of Kevin Youkilis, it just doesn’t feel the same doing this without him around.  It’s the Week in Review!

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6. August 2010

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2010 Rookie Watch : Danny Valencia

2010 Rookie Watch : Danny Valencia

As week one of rookie watch comes to a close, BSG heads to the land of 10,000 lakes to bring you the stance of the Twins’ latest call-up, Danny Valencia.  The tampa catwalk may have gotten it done last night for Minnesota, but if they manage to take the AL Central, having a kid like Valencia hitting .350 will help too.  Enjoy your Friday, and get your votes in for next week!  It’s rookie watch.

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5. August 2010

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2010 Rookie Watch : Pedro Alvarez

2010 Rookie Watch : Pedro Alvarez

Thanks to his strong showing in the polls yesterday, BSG is gonna stay in the basement of the last felt pennant maker in the US to bring you the new hope of Pittsburgh, Pedro Alvarez. Why does Alvarez wear the number 17?  BSG takes a guess.  It’s Rookie Watch.

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4. August 2010

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2010 Rookie Watch : Domonic Brown

2010 Rookie Watch : Domonic Brown

Well the people have spoken, and they’ve spoken for Domonic Brown.  That’s right spellers of the world, Dom”O” nic Brown.  We’re only six days into the 22 yr old’s 2010 debut, and he’s already making alot of noise in Philly.  Haven’t had a chance to see his stance yet?  BSG will take care of that for ya right now.  It’s the 2010 Rookie Watch!

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3. August 2010

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2010 Rookie Watch : Buster Posey

2010 Rookie Watch : Buster Posey

When asked what he thought about Buster Posey coming one game short of his San Francisco Giants’ rookie hitting streak record, Willie McCovey answered simply, “the season’s not over yet.”  Needless to say, the Florida State product has quickly endeared himself to the good folks by the bay, and if the Giants take the NL West this year, Posey’ll be a big reason why.  Get to know him better as BSG takes a look at the 3rd Buster in his life. Who’s next? You decide!

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2. August 2010

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2010 Rookie Watch : Jason Heyward

2010 Rookie Watch : Jason Heyward

As baseball enters the 2nd-to-last month of the 2010 season, BSG kicks off a new series celebrating this year’s stellar rookie class.  With names like Posey, Alvarez, Heyward, and, of course, Strasburg, the 2010 frosh seem poised to make a lotta noise in the bigs for quite some time.  We think we got a pretty good list here, but we’ll be looking for your input to round it out, so please chime in.  We kick things off with the rookie who got things off to a bang with his season-opening, 1st-MLB-At-Bat, monster HR.  It’s none other than the Atlanta Braves phenom, Jason Heyward.  Enjoy!

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1. August 2010

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MLB Week in Review : Week 17

MLB Week in Review : Week 17

There was plenty of non-trade deadline action happening around the league in the 17th week of the 2010 season, and BSG stood by the side of a road to tell you all about it.  It was a slugger’s week in MLB, and BSG takes a look at 4 guys who got it done in impressive fashion this week.  Cycles, homeruns, and walk-offs abound, in the 17th edition of what we all now know as… the Week in Review!

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1. August 2010

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Top 7 Trade Deadline Deals

Top 7 Trade Deadline Deals

After all the dust settled from yesterday’s trade deadline, here’s what we were left with, the Royals are still not in contention.  As for the rest of the league, BSG breaks down the top 7 deals to go down this past week, from the home of Oswalt’s rocky start as a new member of Phillies.

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