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The legend goes that Zack Greinke fell in love with an Earth woman. Deciding that he wanted to be...

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The legend goes that Zack Greinke fell in love with an Earth woman. Deciding that he wanted to be with her, he chose to undergo the irreversible process of immersing himself in the red Kyptonian sunlight, stripping him of his super powers. After three or four weeks of being mortal, however, he realized that he needed to trek back to the Fortress of Solitude to see if he couldn't get his powers back. It all worked out in the end, as Greinke returned to Planet Houston and defeated his enemies in impressive style (8 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 5K). Only hitch: Brian Bannister still knew his secret identity when it was all over, so they had to engage in a very awkward kiss to set everything back the way it was.

ShysterBall (the kiss should have been with Olivo, though)

For years, people have been wondering what would happen if the Mariners got to play against Willie...

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For years, people have been wondering what would happen if the Mariners got to play against Willie Ballgame, or Miguel Olivo, or Horacio Ramirez, or a whole team full of Mariner cast-offs. Now we have our answer. The Mariners would get the shit kicked out of them.

Lookout Landing

100% ballplayer, 0% bullshit.

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100% ballplayer, 0% bullshit.

-- Bill James, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, 437. This is the entirety of the James' entry for Don Mattingly, whom James ranks as the 12th greatest first baseman of all time. [Why I'm doing this "series.".]

'If somebody out there doesn’t believe there’s a God,' [Milton Bradley] said, 'or doesn’t believe...

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'If somebody out there doesn’t believe there’s a God,' [Milton Bradley] said, 'or doesn’t believe God can make a difference, you’ve got two prime examples right here.'

Rangers' Josh Hamilton and Milton Bradley Check Their Extra Baggage

Of course I [Buzz Bissinger] asked for it by saying in Three Nights that sabermetricians don't lo...

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Of course I [Buzz Bissinger] asked for it by saying in Three Nights that sabermetricians don't love the game of baseball. That set their hair on fire. So did a theory I posed (I emphasize theory) that young pitchers get hurt because they don't pitch enough in the minors. It was four paragraphs in a 7,000-word piece about Kerry Wood for Play, and Wood himself agreed with the theory. What they really hated was that one of my sources was Tony La Russa, whose performance over the past four years, including this one, makes Billy Beane look like a Little League GM." So much to love about this -- the Beane-LaRussa comparison, the notion that he was unfairly attacked, and more. My favorite is that Mr. Journalistic Responsibility neglects to mention that the "attacks" on Three Nights in August showed that he didn't even bother to do a basic Google search or consult the easily-accessible information that could have established the historical point about innings in the minor leagues once and for all. You see, Buzz, one of the requirements for something called a "theory" (as you so cleverly try to qualify it) is that it can be confirmed or disconfirmed. As I've said before, I suppose he didn't have any money left for an expensive phone call or email to Stats, Inc. or wherever after picking up LaRussa's bar tab for a night or two.

http://deadspin.com/5020265/our-conversation-with-buzz-bissinger
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