At Home Plate: Aside from blockbuster, Rays’ offseason rather strange

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When the Tampa Bay Rays made a huge splash in sending James Shields and Wade Davis to the Kansas City Royals for a trio of top prospects in mid-December, it seemed that would be the first of a few major … Continue reading

Rutgers Coach’s Roots Trace to St. Francis

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It’s an unfortunate fact that most people never get their dream job. For those that do, they certainly consider themselves lucky. However, Rutgers University, Piscataway, N.J., head football coach Kyle Flood has been fortunate enough to be hired to his … Continue reading

At Home Plate: Braves’ outfield rivals Angels as tops

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With the blockbuster trade that landed Justin Upton on the Atlanta Braves, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have some competition for which team has the best outfield in baseball. Justin Upton joins his brother and recent Braves signee B.J. … Continue reading

At Home Plate: Pirates poised for postseason run

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Each year, it seems one team defies all its odds and makes a run for a postseason berth. The Oakland Athletics turned many heads last year by coming out of nowhere to capture the AL West divisional crown from the … Continue reading