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The notion that every ballpark is a refuge from a harsh world, a place of escapism and cocooned chill, is officially a tall tale now. Every Major League Baseball stadium will have metal detectors at the gates by next season, ensuring at least some comfort that human traffickers who’ve threatened Yasiel Puig’s life won’t attempt murder when he’s standing in right field or in a batter’s box.
Rays Outscored 32-7 In Their Four Game Losing Streak
It was one of those nights where Rays fans just wanted to throw their hands up and say enough is enough as the New York Yankees pounded David Price and the Rays by a final score of 10-2. It was the Rays fourth straight loss and they have been outscored 32-7 in the four losses.
For those who look for historical signs ahead of the game it wasn’t…
Shane Victorino was placed on the disabled list at the end of spring training with a left hamstring strain and had his return briefly delayed due to a bout of the flu, but he’s finally getting closer to making his season debut.
Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports that Victorino will begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday, likely with Triple-A Pawtucket. He’ll then get the day off…
The Royals announced this evening that outfielder Lorenzo Cain has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain; the club has called up LHP Justin Marks from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.
Cain suffered the injury during last night’s win over the Astros, and Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Starreports that he was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain, which is the least…
After days of silence as to who’d be his starting goalie, Sharks head coach Todd McLellan did the expected on Thursday and announced Antti Niemi would be in net for Game 1 of San Jose’s opening around series against the Kings.
“He’s our go-to guy. Simple as that,” McLellan said, per the Mercury News. “He has been our go-to guy for four years, he’s our go-to guy in Game 1.
Robinson Cano has been struggling to start the season after signing a hefty 10-year, $240MM deal with the Seattle Mariners over the offseason.
Cano,31, looks like he is headed in the right direction, however, as he finally hit his first home run in a Mariner uniform in the second innings of today’s game against the Tanner Scheppers and the Rangers in Globe Life Park in Arlington:
Hanrahan, 32, was a member of the Boston Red Sox in 2013. He appeared in just 9 games for the team, however, throwing 7 1/3 innings to the tune of a 9.82 ERA, as he would later have season-ending surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon muscle in his right…
Missed part of the show? Here’s a rewind of the program on April 17, 2014
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Hour One on The Jay Mariotti Show: April 17, 2014:
PLAYOFF HOOPS, PUCKS CONVERGE
— A game every night, every market
— Pick a compelling series, follow
— NHL: Boston, Ducks are favorites
— Hot goalies, as always, the factor
— Difference in Montreal-TB series — Will be in…