Adding Insult to Tumult

Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers celebrates with teammates and manager Ron Washington after Beltre hits a second inning solo home run off pitcher Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays in Game Four of the American League Division Series at Tropicana Field on October 4, 2011
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Beltre Belts Three Homers for Texas Today

"That's one of the main reasons I came to this team, to hopefully put a ring on my finger." -- Adrian Beltre leads Texas into the ALCS today

Why Can't We Re-Sign Players That Play Like That Lobie?
Listening to Orsillo Call Them, Almost Sounds Like Sox in the Postseason
God Must Like the Rangers' Adrian Better than the Red Sox' Adrian
Thanks for the Memory: Bill Buckner Ball to Go Up for Auction
Problems = Solved: Matsuzaka-san Played Catch on Monday
Wilbur: Where's John Henry?
Waiting to Hear from Liverpool John for:

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From the Hub to the Cubs?

(Fox Business Network video)

Cubs Owner Talks Theo

Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts spoke with Fox Business Network’s Neil Cavuto about the past season’s performance and rumors that Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein will join the team next season. When asked about the rumors, Ricketts said, “I don’t know; there’s a lot of good candidates out there. We’re going to talk to a handful of them and I’m sure we’ll come up with the right fit for the team.” He also said, “It was a disappointing season for everyone, but, we’re going to get some new leadership."


Before We Forget

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Straight Talk From Kevin Youkilis... Just Kidding, It's Only Baloney


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