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PEDs intruding on the best time in winter: spring training

On the cusp of spring training, the top news coming out of the baseball community ideally would be season previews and the Nationals adding the honorable first-pitch-pioneering William Howard Taft to their Racing Presidents. But no: we are once again discussing PEDs, writes Jesse Goldberg-Strassler. The topic in baseball over the past few weeks: Tim […]

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Today in Baseball History: the early January edition

Baseball broadcasters and fans alike love the idea of “Today in Baseball History.” It’s the perfect middle-inning diversion during a mundane game, and a perfect diversion for fans. But that about the baseball events in the offseason? Jesse Goldberg-Strassler shares key events in baseball history for the beginning of January. —- Earlier in the day, […]

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Miggy or Mike? Let the debate begin

What if the American League decided on MVPs like voters choose presidents? Here’s a presidential-style debate over the merits of Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera and the Angels’ Mike Trout when it comes to the Most Valuable Player award. (Editor’s note: Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, the voice of the Lansing Lugnuts, is writing for Ballpark Digest this offseason. Here’s […]

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2012 Broadcaster of the Year: Donny Baarns

We continue our 2012 Ballpark Digest Awards with the announcement of the Broadcaster of the Year Award: Donny Baarns, the Voice of the Visalia Rawhide (High Class A; California League). This was the most difficult category to judge this season: there is an abundance of riches in broadcast booths, and the increasingly complex roles taken […]

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Your weekend treat: An MiLB game re-creation

Used to be that most away baseball games were re-created in a radio studio, with tickers providing the plays and announcers providing embellishment. Jesse Goldberg-Strassler brings back the practice this weekend. Goldberg-Strassler, the voice of the Lansing Lugnuts (Low Class A; Midwest League), annually broadcasts a game via re-creation, and this year’s broadcast is set for […]

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