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04-29

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 28
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04-27

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 26
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04-26

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 25
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04-26

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Wezen-Ball: Denver's Snowy Troubles
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04-25

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 24
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04-24

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 23
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04-24

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Wezen-Ball: When Brewers and Beer Clash
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04-23

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 22
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04-21

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 20
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04-19

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Wezen-Ball: A Few of Baseball's Best Moments
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04-19

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 18
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04-18

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 17
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04-17

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 16
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04-17

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Wezen-Ball: "Rise of the Robot Umpires"
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04-16

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 15
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04-15

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 14
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04-15

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Wezen-Ball: Jackie Robinson Talks Sacrifices in "Boys' Life"
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04-14

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 13
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04-13

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 12
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04-12

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 11
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04-11

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 10
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04-11

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Wezen-Ball: The Froot Loop Summer
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04-10

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 9
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04-09

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Wezen-Ball: Which Justin Upton Home Run was Longest?
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04-08

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 7
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04-08

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Wezen-Ball: The 2013 Interleague Schedule
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04-07

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 6
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04-06

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 5
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04-05

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 4
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04-04

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 3
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04-04

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Wezen-Ball: Yu Darvish Reminds Us: Technology is Great
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04-03

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 2
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04-02

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Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for April 1
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04-02

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Wezen-Ball: A Freak Injury for Paul Molitor
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Larry Granillo

03-31

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Wezen-Ball: House Sigils for Major League Baseball
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Larry Granillo

03-27

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Wezen-Ball: Connie Mack, the Wise-Cracking Catcher
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Larry Granillo

03-26

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Wezen-Ball: Li'l Pete's Big Hit
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03-25

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Wezen-Ball: News of the Weird
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Larry Granillo

03-21

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Wezen-Ball: A Plane Crash in Indianapolis
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Larry Granillo

03-14

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Wezen-Ball: Happy Pi (Pi) Day, 2013!
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Larry Granillo

03-13

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Wezen-Ball: Globicide, or Murdering a Baseball
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03-08

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Tater Trot Tracker: Hanley & the World Baseball Classic
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03-05

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Wezen-Ball: When Cuba Stomped the Orioles
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02-28

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Wezen-Ball: Batting Third: Bryce Harper (and Derek Jeter)
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02-26

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Wezen-Ball: The Astrodome's Futuristic Scoreboard
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02-19

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Wezen-Ball: Century City
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Larry Granillo

02-17

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Tater Trot Tracker: A Birthday Treat: Michael Jordan's Tater Trot
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02-14

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Wezen-Ball: You Can't Help But Love It
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02-12

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Wezen-Ball: The Night Pete Rose Broke the Record
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02-08

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Tater Trot Tracker: La Serie del Caribe, Championship Game
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The tater trots for April 16: David Wright's shots in majestic Coors Field, two speedy trots from Heyward and Gomez.

Jackie Robinson Day continued throughout the league on Tuesday, with many ballparks playing "Sweet Caroline" or other Boston staples in support of the city (the Brewers played the theme song from "Cheers", for example). It was a nice gesture from the league and the individual clubs.

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A new project promises to be one of the more entertaining baseball books in recent years.

We've all thought it. Heck, many of us have even said it. Watching the exploits of Eric Gregg, Phil Cuzzi, Jim Joyce, and so many others, it's hard not to believe it at least once. "We want robot umpires!"

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The tater trots for April 15: Eric Stults has a very memorable first career home run, Peter Bourjos gives us the quickest trot of the year.

The day started so well yesterday. Jackie Robinson Day around the league. Patriots Day in Boston. A walk-off win for the Red Sox. And then the tragedy.

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The tater trots for April 14: Todd Helton's slows down in San Diego; Austin Jackson and Hunter Pence have a footrace.

A prediction for today's games: a home run will be hit by number 42.

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An article in the June 1948 issue of "Boys' Life" shows us how quickly Jackie Robinson was recognized as a role model.

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The tater trots for April 13: Josh Hamilton gets on the board, Wilin Rosario walks through it.

Let's get right to the trots!

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The tater trots for April 12: Bryce Harper keeps being speedy, Josh Donaldson celebrates his walkoff.

A quick post today as we all get ready to watch a certain movie... Let's get to the trots!

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The tater trots for April 11: Juan Uribe and Adrian Gonzalez hit home runs in a memorable Dodgers/Padres game.

The fireworks may have been flying last night, but it wasn't thanks to the long ball. In the seven games played across baseball, there were a total of eight home runs hit. With the way the season has began, it was very atypical.

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The tater trots from April 10: Bryce Harper and Juan Francisco hit the ball really hard, Billy Butler runs really slow.

Thirty more home runs around the league on Wednesday even with two games rained out. Twenty of them can be attributed to just four games. What does this tell us about the season so far? Nothing, except that...

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An unconventional source of power was credited with Mickey Tettleton's surprising 1989 campaign.

There weren't many expectations for the 1989 Orioles. The year before, the club had set the bar for futility by losing the first 21 games of the season. They would end the year with a 54-107 record. In the offseason, management traded the golden gloved, silver slugging first baseman and perennial MVP candidate Eddie Murray to the Dodgers for Juan Bell, Brian Holton, and Ken Howell. It was hardly a steal for Baltimore and, what's more, the club suddenly had a 30 home run-sized hole in their already weak lineup. No one expected the O's to do anything but remain in the cellar for another year.

Then Mickey Tettleton came to the plate. Tettleton, a catcher, came up with the A's in 1984 at the age of 23. For four years, he acted as a serviceable backup, appearing in roughly half of Oakland's games. In 1986, he played in a then-career high 90 games, knocking out 10 home runs in 211 at-bats (to go along with his .204 batting average). Following Terry Steinbach's breakthrough 1987, Tettleton was cut from the team in spring training. He quickly signed on with Baltimore, where he took on a very similar role for the (dubious) record-setting club. He ended that memorable 1988 season with 11 home runs and a .261 average in 286 at-bats.

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The tater trots from April 9: minor league Ramon Quinn gives us the real highlight of the day.

The Astros and Mariners combined for eight home runs on Tuesday. Yes, the Astros and Mariners. The Yankees and Indians combined for six more. In Washington, the White Sox and Nationals also hit six. These three games helped lead us to the first forty home run night of the season. Thanks, guys!

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Which of these three home runs by Justin Upton was hit the farthest?

Pop quiz: Which of these three home runs hit by Justin Upton over the last three years had the longest true distance?

A) July 27, 2011, at Petco Park vs. Cory Luebke

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