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10 Biggest MLB First-Half Surprises

Let’s look at the 10 biggest MLB first-half pleasant and unpleasant surprises.

07/14/2014

Pete Rose with Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton on July 14, 2014. (Photo by Al Dukes/WFAN)

Pete Rose On WFAN: Voting In PED-Tainted Players Would Help My Cause

Rose wants MLB to give him a second chance. And he thinks he’d have a better shot at reinstatement if Hall of Fame voters can find it in themselves to induct a tainted slugger or two.

07/14/2014

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 13: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees warms up before their game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on June 13, 2014 in Oakland, California.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2014 MLB All-Star Game

The 2014 MLB All-Star Game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis on July 15. Here are 5 things you need to know about the game.

07/14/2014

The tarp covers the field during a rain delay in the fifth inning between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 13, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Girardi No Fan Of MLB’s Rules On Rain-Shortened Games

Joe Girardi had just sat through a rain delay that lasted longer than the game itself. It was enough to make a manager want to throw the rule book in the trash.

07/14/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Members of the New York Mets celebrate after defeating the Miami Marlins 7-1 at Citi Field on July 11, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Big Hits Off Bench Lift Mets Over Marlins 5-4

Chris Young and rookie Eric Campbell delivered big hits off the bench in the late innings to rally the surging New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 5-4 on Saturday.

07/12/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 12:  Starting pitcher Shane Greene #61 of the New York Yankees throws a pitch in the first innning during a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 12, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Greene Sharp As Yankees Beat Orioles 3-0

Rookie Shane Greene pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning of his second major league start, Derek Jeter had two hits and an RBI and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 Saturday.

07/12/2014

BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 11: Manager Joe Girardi #28 of the New York Yankees looks on during the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Orioles Beat Yankees 3-2 In 10 Innings

Manny Machado led off the 10th inning with a double and scored on a one-out single by Nick Hundley, giving the surging Baltimore Orioles a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night.

07/11/2014

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6 MLB All-Stars That You May Not Know

Here are 6 MLB All-Stars that you may not know.

07/11/2014

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The Outrageous Concession Stand Food Served At The Texas Rangers’ Ballpark

Here’s a list of the top seven concession stand food items served at the Texas Rangers’ ballpark.

07/11/2014

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Boomer & Carton: Chipper Jones Knows All-Star Games

Well aware of how New Yorkers, more specifically New York Mets fans, feel about him, Chipper took Craig’s prodding in stride and actually admitted to enjoying it…

WFAN–07/11/2014

David Wright and Derek Jeter (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter Tops MLB Jersey Sales; Wright Comes In 8th, Tanaka 14th

The retiring Yankees captain beat out Giants catcher Buster Posey and Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw for the top slot, MLB announced Thursday.

07/10/2014

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Mets Reach Deal With Top Pick Michael Conforto

The agreement, which was delayed for weeks due to “sticky language,” is pending a physical, according to WFAN and CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.

07/10/2014

Masahiro Tanaka sits in the dugout after leaving the game during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on July 8, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Girardi On Tanaka’s Rough Patch: ‘He’s Not Going To Be Perfect’

When Masahiro Tanaka pitches, the Yankees can usually count on a win. The All-Star rookie, however, is facing his first real struggles of the season.

07/09/2014

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Palladino: Derek Jeter, The Illusionist, Shows Why His Mind Will Be Missed

Along with his clutch hits, clean fielding, and instinctive base running, Derek Jeter showed again Monday why baseball is going to miss this guy. He’s just so smart.

07/09/2014

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Braves’ Gonzalez Rips Controversial Replay Reversal Vs. Mets

Not long after the Braves blew a late lead for Mike Minor, manager Fredi Gonzalez nearly blew his top.

07/08/2014

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