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This Week In Baseball: ‘Shoeless’ Joe’s Failed Reinstatement Bid, What It Means For Pete Rose

The Commissioner denied an appeal for reinstatement on the behalf of White Sox legend “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, what does that mean for Pete Rose?

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Let Other Fantasy Baseball Owners Take Chances On September Call-Ups

Every September, MLB rosters expand so minor-league players with potential can get a cup of coffee with the big-league team. No matter what the hype, avoid relying on these September call-ups to help your fantasy baseball team. Stick to the veteran players you know well and let the other owners in your league gamble on the rookies. You won’t regret it when the season ends with your team in first place. The other owners will be shaking their heads with regret for letting hype rule their decision-making processes.


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This Week In Baseball: MLB Gets New Domestic Violence Policy Right

The MLB and MLBPA announced a new domestic violence policy over the weekend and they look like they got it right.


David Wright hits a home run in the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on August 24, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

WATCH: David Wright Homers In First At-Bat Back From DL

Wright’s homer sparked a record-setting night for the Mets, who set a franchise mark with eight long balls on Monday.


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Make Sure Your Fantasy Baseball Players Are Getting Playing Time Down The Stretch

When bad teams toss in the towel on the season, quite often they bring up young players from the minors that cut into the playing time of established veterans. This can hurt your fantasy baseball roster when your regular gets too many “days off” so the kids can get some playing time.


Yankees catcher Brian McCann follows through on a seventh-inning three-run home run against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 4, 2015. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Severino Gets First Big League Win, Yankees Beat Indians

Making his fourth career start, the 21-year-old Severino (1-2) gave up a one-out homer in the first to fellow rookie Francisco Lindor, but he yielded only two singles and four walks in the remainder of his six gritty innings.


Former New York Yankee Jorge Posada (C) poses with his Monument Park plaque during a ceremony before a game against the Cleveland Indians with former teammates, from left, Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and Bernie Williams at Yankee Stadium on August 22, 2015.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Retire Posada’s No. 20 In Monument Park

Fans chanted the familiar “Hip, hip, Jorge!” several times during a ceremony.


NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 16:  Aramis Ramirez #17 of the Pittsburgh Pirates fields a hit by Kelly Johnson of the New York Mets for the final out of the game on August 16, 2015 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the New York Mets 8-1.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Ramirez, Pirates Rough Up Mets After Rain For Series Sweep

Aramis Ramirez had four hits and three RBIs, Pedro Alvarez homered and Pittsburgh roughed up the sloppy Mets after a rain delay Sunday for an 8-1 victory that sealed the Pirates’ first season series sweep of New York.


TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 16: Jose Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a two-run home run in the third inning during MLB game action against the New York Yankees on August 16, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Bautista Homers, Blue Jays Beat Yankees To Avoid 3-Game Sweep

Jose Bautista hit a two-run homer, Drew Hutchison won his third straight start and the Toronto Blue Jays avoided a three-game sweep by beating the New York Yankees 3-1 on Sunday.


NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 15:  Pinch hitter Chris Stewart #19 of the Pittsburgh Pirates connects on a 14th inning RBI base hit against the New York Mets at Citi Field on August 15, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Stewart’s Single In 14th Sends Pirates Over Mets

Pinch-hitter Chris Stewart singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates once again beat the New York Mets in extras, 5-3 Saturday night.


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With Seven Weeks Left, Make Sure Your Fantasy Team Is On Proper Pace

Every fantasy league has different rules, but most people play in standard Rotisserie leagues that feature limits on both games played by hitters and games started by pitchers—or some variation along those lines. You want to make sure your team isn’t going to go over those limits too soon!



Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: August 10th-August 14th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that brings you the wildest callers from across the nation.


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Staying Loyal To Slumping Players Can Bury Your Fantasy Baseball Team

Staying loyal to slumping players may pan out better for real-life MLB managers than for fantasy owners, so think long and hard about keeping your favorite player in the lineup while he’s going through an 0-for-28 slump at the plate. Those at-bats can really hurt your team down the stretch.


ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 9:  Second baseman Logan Forsythe #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays gets the forced out at second base on Wilmer Flores #4 of the New York Mets off of the fielder's choice by Kevin Plawecki #22 during the fourth inning of a game on August 9, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Shaffer Homers In 7th, Rays Rally Again To Beat Mets

Rookie Richie Shaffer hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and the Tampa Bay Rays once again rallied from an early three-run deficit, beating the New York Mets 4-3 Sunday.


NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08:  David Price #14 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the first inning against the New York Yankees on August 8, 2015 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Price, Smoak Lead Blue Jays Over Yankees For 7th Win In Row

David Price pitched three-hit ball and the Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 6-0 Saturday for their seventh straight win.