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MLB All-Star Game Preview

In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every franchise has hope heading into the season’s second half. That’s why you should care about Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.


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Hartnett: La Russa Is Sucking The Fun Out Of The All-Star Game

Tony La Russa has dropped the ball by not starting fan-favorite knuckleballer R.A. Dickey at the 2012 MLB All-Star Game.


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R.A. Dickey’s Wild Journey To Master Pitcher Goes Well Beyond The Perfect Knuckleball

Nerdy. Eccentric. Quirky. One thing’s for certain: At 37, years after most players’ careers have peaked, R.A. Dickey is finally reaching his pinnacle.


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Mets’ Collins: ‘Some Validity’ To La Russa’s Worries Over Dickey

Dickey’s shaky outing Thursday night may give manager Tony La Russa, already worried about who will catch the Mets’ knuckleballer, reason to pass him over.


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N.L. Manager Tony La Russa Yet To Decide If Mets’ R.A. Dickey Will Start All-Star Game

Despite his otherworldly statistics through the first half of the Major League season, Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey may not start for the National League in the All-Star Game.


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Silverman: Dickey Has Clearly Earned The Starting Nod For All-Star Game

When you are the best pitcher in baseball, deductive reasoning says you are also the best pitcher in the National League. When you are the best pitcher in the National League, you should start the All-Star Game.


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Mets Manager Terry Collins Will Coach All-Star Game

Managers Terry Collins of the Mets and Ron Roenicke of the Brewers will serve as NL coaches for the All-Star game and managers Ned Yost of the Royals and Bob Melvin of the A’s will coach on the AL side.


St Louis Cardinals Photo Day

Cardinals Counting On Jaime Garcia To Carry Heavier Load In Third Season

One of the most recent St. Louis hurlers to make a name for himself is Jaime Garcia, who will be counted on to carry a big load in his third Major League season.


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Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa Announces Retirement

Tony La Russa retired as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, three days after winning a dramatic, seven-game World Series against the Texas Rangers.


Lance Lynn #62 and the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Texas Rangers 6-2 to win the World Series in Game Seven of the MLB World Series at Busch Stadium on October 28, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Keidel: Spirit Of St. Louis

It feels incongruous and sad put a post-mortem a baseball season with so much life, to go from frantic and fantastic to flat-line in a few frigid hours.


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Cardinals Stun Rangers, Force World Series To Game 7

Hours after David Freese’s home run plunked down on the grass patch beyond the center field wall, a message still burned bright: “See you TOMORROW NIGHT for Game 7 of the World Series!”


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Somers’ Monologue: Game 6 Washout Means More Second-Guessing La Russa

Many years after Tony La Russa appeared on the game show, “To Tell The Truth,” the Isaac Newton of our national pastime is still making us guess.


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Kallas Remarks: The Reality Of “Hit-And-Rungate” And “Phonegate”

The absurdity of Game 5 of the World Series will probably dwarf “Errorgate” of Game 2 of the World Series if the Cardinals, now down 3-2 to Texas in the 2011 World Series, do not come back to win it all. Let’s take a look at the issues.


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Somers’ Monologue: Can You Hear Me Now? Calling Tony La Oopsa!

The Genius. Copernicus of the Diamond. Plato the Thinker. The Philosopher of the Dugout. Socrates of St. Louis. The Da Vinci of Baseball. We could go on and on.


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B&C Morning Show: ‘Man-Witch’ Tony La Russa’s Communication Breakdown And Much More

Perhaps next time La Russa might try a different means of communication, there have been big strides made in technology over the last few years.