Hall of Fame

One of the most unexpected and delightful benefits of the MLB Baseball Package is that one gets to hear the hometown broadcast teams, raw and unvarnished — and not just in micro-byte form on some highlight show. That’s why I was especially saddened by the death yesterday of Hall of Fame announcer and Mariner legend […]

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Bobby Cox’s Legacy, Part II: The Man with the Plan

by M.C. Antil on October 26, 2010

(The following is Part II of a two-part analysis of Bobby Cox’s tenure as Braves manager and general manager.  Part I examined Cox’s muddled legacy as a field manager whose post-season reputation belied his regular season brilliance.  Part II looks at his long-forgotten and mostly unrecognized role as the front office guy who set into motion Atlanta’s […]

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Bobby Cox’s Managerial Legacy a Mixed Bag

by M.C. Antil on October 18, 2010

(The following is Part I of a two-part analysis of Bobby Cox’s legacy as manager and general manager of the Atlanta Braves.  This part focuses on his role as the Braves’ manager.  Part II, an analysis of Cox’s role as the architect and master builder of the Braves’ historic run of division titles, can be found here.) […]

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The Bavasi Legacy Lives On

by M.C. Antil on October 7, 2010

What do Rafael Soriano, Omar Vizquel, Shin Soo Choo, Alex Rodriguez, Asdrubal Cabrera, Derek Lowe, Matt Thornton, Jason Varitek, Yuniesky Betancourt, Carlos Guillen, Freddy Garcia, Raul Ibanez and even Mike Hampton all have in common?  They were all at one point or another farmhands of the Seattle Mariners, the team that ended the 2010 season […]

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I am not a media basher.  In fact, I’m of the mindset that bashing the media is a little like government bashing: take one giant, faceless entity, demonize it, and then blame it for just about everything wrong in your life.  It’s easy, it’s cheap and more often than not it absolves you from ever […]

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