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2010-06-09 20:58:30

Pitchers who are 'morning types' appear to have an advantage over night owls A Major League Baseball pitcher's natural sleep preference might affect how he performs in day and night games, according to a research abstract that will be presented Wednesday, June 9, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. Results indicate that pitchers who were morning types performed statistically better overall than those who were...

2010-06-03 05:18:00

WOLFEBORO FALLS, N.H., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Nitelite Sports is introducing a revolutionary new way to capture autographs. Talking Autograph Baseballs allow every fan to record and play their favorite player's voice inside a Rawling's Official League Baseball plus capture a photo and an autograph. Electronic recorders are embedded inside official leather baseballs and are easily activated with the push of a button. Now every fan can collect all their favorite players' voices, photos and...

2010-02-18 11:37:00

WOLFEBORO, N.H., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Nitelite Sports is introducing a revolutionary new way to capture autographs. Talking Autograph Baseballs allow every baseball fan to record and play their favorite player's voice inside a Rawling's Official Major League Baseball plus capture a photo of the player on the ball and an autograph. Electronic recorders are embedded inside official leather baseballs and are easily activated with the push of a button. Now every fan can collect all their...

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2009-06-26 13:16:45

The Pittsburgh Pirates have sent struggling right hander Ian Snell to their Triple-A minor league affiliate at Indianapolis at his request. Snell was just 2-8 with a 5.36 ERA in 15 starts this season. In 80 2/3 innings, he had walked 44 and struck out 52. I left it up to myself, he said on the team's Web site Thursday shortly after throwing a side session at Pittsburgh's PNC Park. I just made a better decision for myself and for my career and better for my life. I'm just going to go down...

2009-04-11 19:12:49

Bartolo Colon and three relievers combined on a six-hit shutout Saturday and the White Sox offense pummeled Minnesota for an 8-0 Chicago win. Colon (1-0) surrendered three hits in six innings before a mop-up by relievers Octavio Dotel, Matt Thornton and Mike MacDougal. At the plate, Corky Miller and Alexei Ramírez led the way with two hits and two RBI apiece. One of two hits for Carlos Quentin was a seventh-inning solo homer. Wilson Betemit, Jermaine Dye and Paul Konerko...

2009-01-20 16:20:01

The Boston Red Sox agreed to one-year contracts with two of its star relievers Tuesday, avoiding arbitration with Jonathan Papelbon and Javier Lopez. The team, following its own policy, did not release the details of the contracts. Papelbon, 28, is one of four pitchers in Major League history to record 30 or more saves in his first three seasons. Last year, he had an earned run average of 2.34 with 41 saves and an overall won-lost record of 5-4. Lopez has a .438 ERA during six seasons with...

2005-11-07 14:15:26

Pitchers Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals and Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees will win the 2005 Major League Baseball Cy Young awards, predicts a pair of mathematicians from Rhode Island College. The actual winners, intended to represent the most outstanding American League and National League pitchers during the regular season, will be announced November 8 (AL) and 10 (NL) by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, whose members vote on the award. Mathematicians...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'