Author: Craig Calcaterra

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VIdeo: Mike Moustakas was ridiculous last night


In the event you didn’t get to see last night’s Orioles-Royals game, this is what you missed.

Small ball? Homers? Who gives a crap when you can pick it like that?

Jeremy Guthrie wore an Orioles-dissin’ shirt last night. It didn’t go over well.

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Jeremy Guthrie allowed one run over five innings and his team won the game, putting them one win away from the World Series. Then, in the postgame presser, he wore this t-shirt:

A scan of Orioles Twitter — yeah, that’s a thing — reveals that this did not go over all that well. Afterwards Guthrie apologized.

But really, like the Jarrod Dyson quote the other day, the Orioles haven’t exactly done anything to disprove the premise of the taunt.

(via Fox)

Introducing NBC SportsWorld

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We have a new site around these parts. It’s called NBC SportsWorld. In the parlance of the times you may refer to it as our “longform” site, but really it’s just a place for longer and meatier stories. Things that, unlike so much of our bloggy output, has a shelf life. Joe Posnanski explains the idea here. At the risk of sounding like a company man, allow me to offer that the site looks great and the stuff that we have up over there so far is really, really good.

Of particular note this morning: Posnanski’s story about Ned Yost and how, despite the slings and arrows he’s taken, he has the Royals on the verge of a trip to the World Series. To figure out how that kind of thing happens, Joe notes, you gotta look at the folks who came before him and appreciate how odd a job baseball manager really is.

Of course there is a lot more over at SportsWorld. My “Baseball Isn’t Dying” post has been moved over there and it’s now much more readable and attractive than it was as a blog post. Posnanski’s stories about Tony Gwynn and Pat Neshek can be found there as well.

Go check out SportsWorld. And give it a follow on Twitter. We’re pretty proud of it.

John Hart turns down the Braves GM job

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John Hart, former GM of the Indians and the Rangers, is the Braves interim general manager. It was reported that he was offered the job full time by the Braves. Jeff Passan of Yahoo, however, reports that Hart has declined the offer:

Coppolella is a Braves assistant GM and many around baseball believe he is ready for the full-time gig. Moore, the Royals GM, was a longtime Braves employee who topped out as an assistant GM in Atlanta after working his way up the system. He is from nearby Kansas, however, has been with the Royals for nearly a decade and is on the verge of winning an AL pennant, so one wonders if or why the Braves job would be appealing to him.

It’s unclear if Hart will stay on in the senior advisor role he assumed last offseason.