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June 22, 2013 6:58 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: June 22, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for June 22, 2013.

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May 27, 2013 5:07 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 27, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for May 27, 2013.

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May 16, 2013 9:12 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 16, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for May 16, 2013.

Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 

Probable Pitchers for May 16, 2013

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May 14, 2013 3:31 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 14th, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for May 14, 2013.

Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 

Probable Pitchers for May 14, 2013

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May 13, 2013 8:39 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 13, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for May 13, 2013.

Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 

Probable Pitchers for May 13, 2013

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May 12, 2013 9:23 am

Daily Roundup: Around the League: May 12th, 2013

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Clint Chisam

News and notes from around the league for May 12, 2013.

Thanks to Jason Martinez and Clint Chisam of MLB Depth Charts, we'll now be bringing you daily news, notes, transactions, injury updates, and notable performances from the previous day's games...throughout the entire season! And if you like what you see here, don't forget to check out MLBDC's Insider subscription, which also includes starting pitcher rankings and matchups, top 25 batter vs. pitcher stat rankings, lineup tracker (includes lineups from past seven games), rotation report, stat tracker, and more! 

Probable Pitchers for May 12, 2013

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The makers and promoters of the patronizing "Baseball Boyfriends" app have an appreciation of women and baseball that apparently froze in the 1950s. Donna Reed is dead—long live the female stathead.

Baseball has always had an ambivalent relationship with its female audience, often assuming they had to be catered to or patronized to stoke their interest in the game. For those marketing the game, it often seems as if the idealized image of the distaff fan is not the modern woman, whose adherence to received, stereotypical notions of gender roles erodes by the day, but Ruth Ann Steinhagen, the schizophrenic who, obsessed with Phillies first baseman Eddie Waitkus, lured him into a trap and tried to murder him in 1949. Women, in their view, see ballplayers as sex objects as much or more than they do as athletes involved in a competition that can hold their interest for its own sake. This seems to be the reasoning behind Baseball Boyfriends, a “fantasy” game aimed at women and girls in which participants “pick a new hottie or hang onto you hunk.” [sic]

Steinhagen, 19, had been fixated on Waitkus since seeing him play for the Cubs in 1947, making a shrine of his pictures and clippings and conducting an imaginary relationship with him. She had no interest in the game, she said, until she began to focus on Waitkus. “I just became nuttier and nuttier about the guy,” she later testified, “[I decided] if I can’t have him nobody can. And then I decided I would kill him.”  On June 14, 1949, the Phillies were in Chicago. Steinhagen took a room in the Phillies’ hotel and had a note delivered to the first sacker: “Mr. Waitkus, It is extremely important that I see you as soon as possible. We're not acquainted, but I have something of importance to speak to you about.” After calling and being put off for half an hour, Waitkus appeared at Steinhagen’s room. According to her own testimony:

At the time I had a knife in my skirt pocket and was going to use that on him. When I opened the door he came rushing past me. I expected him to stand there and wait until I asked him to come in and during that time I was going to stab him with the knife. I was kind of mad that he came right in and sat down and didn’t give me a chance to stab him. He looked at me surprised and said, “What do you want to see me about?” I said, “Wait a minute. I have a surprise for you.”

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June 11, 2010 9:28 am

Campus Notes: Super Regionals Preview, Part 2

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Charles Dahan

A look at the four best-of-three series in the NCAA Tournament that begin Saturday.

The first three days of the NCAA Tournament went largely as planned, with nine top seeds advancing and five of the seven regional finales featuring the top two seeded teams.  St. John’s and Minnesota were the only three and four seeds to finish the weekend 2-1 and force their regional hosts—Virginia and Cal State Fullerton—to play on Monday.  Moreover, all of the top seeds made it past the first weekend, and only one national seed dropped one of their first two games, thereby having to win twice Sunday, and it wasn’t much of a test for Coastal Carolina as it drubbed Stony Brook 25-6.  Two other hosts dropped their opening games and were forced to play sudden death doubleheaders Sunday as Auburn ousted Southern Mississippi and Cal State Fullerton finished of New Mexico in their respective first matchups of the day.  Then, Auburn, Fullerton, and Coastal Carolina all won their nightcaps against rested foes, each forcing decisive Monday finales for their respective regions. Louisville, Miami, Arkansas, Virginia, and Georgia Tech each failed to win their only games on Sunday that could have punched their tickets to a super regional.  While Coastal Carolina and Virginia managed to return to form on Monday and advance, regional host Auburn, as well as national seeds Louisville and Georgia Tech lost again Monday.  Arkansas’ loss doesn’t change any travel plans, but with the brackets established to result in the winners of the Auburn and Atlanta regional meeting in the second round, No. 2 seed Clemson will host fellow 2 seed Alabama, despite not hosting a regional.

Here is the look at the four best-of-three super regionals that will be played Saturday-Monday.

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April 21, 2008 12:00 am

Wait 'Til Next Year: Seminole Supremacy and Beaver Bouncebacks

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Bryan Smith

Conference action is sorting out who's the real deal and who's putting themselves back in the picture.

As a Miami/Florida State series might symbolize, the consistent theme throughout college baseball this past weekend was the battling between top 25 teams in huge conference series. While Miami proved to be the class of the ACC, we also had Rice and East Carolina battling for the Conference USA, and about a dozen other series where teams were fighting to hold their place as the second- or third-best in their conferences. We saw UC Riverside earn another huge Big West series win over Irvine, and Stanford's Erik Davis pitch his fourth consecutive complete game as Stanford took care of business against UCLA. Michigan scored 27 runs in a game against rival Michigan State, and Pepperdine scored 22 on Saturday en route to a series win on the road against Loyola Marymount.

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April 14, 2008 12:00 am

Wait 'Til Next Year: The Weekend That Was

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Bryan Smith

A historic, wind-assisted box score highlights a weekend of sweeps.

The television industry tells us that May is sweeps month, but college baseball's sweeps weekend apparently is a month earlier. The story of this weekend, as you'll read below, was simply the good teams sweeping the bad teams, taking care of their business and validating their high standing. It's become clearer than ever that we are going to walk into May with about 8 of the clearest Omaha favorites as we have had in awhile, as only one member of the top nine had a losing weekend, contrary to a week ago, when things were in far more disarray.

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April 7, 2008 12:00 am

Wait 'Til Next Year: Sorting It Out

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Bryan Smith

A tremendous slate of conference clashes helped resolve who's headed in the right direction.

We return to format this week, though last week was a useful way to provide a wider view of the national picture. It also highlighted numerous matchups this weekend that will prove paramount to the decision-makers in May. For example, USC traveled to UCLA-a long bus ride, I'm sure-and came away with two wins to open the series. However, because last week was highlighted by so many battles, that clash isn't even one of the six I'm highlighting today. In fact, you'll notice some cramming in a few places, because halfway through the season, no other weekend had as many notable developments as this weekend's action did.

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Bryan handicaps who's got the best chances at making the college playoffs coming out of the best conferences.

Before the season, my initial preview of the college baseball scene was an analysis of the offensive structure of the game. I tried to show that despite the aluminum bats we weren't talking about a 30-run brand of baseball (even though Virginia defied me by dropping 27 on Coppin State in the season's first week). I really hoped to prove that it's a game where Brian Roberts' major league numbers are average, and that it's a brand of baseball where defense is inconsistent. To prove this, I used the averages of the 12 conferences that had at least one at-large bid in the 2007 NCAA Tournament. With a few exceptions, it's those 12 conferences that host the best baseball in the nation. While the midway point of the regular season isn't until next week or so, I decided to abandon our usual six-point structure just for this week to review the state of those 12 conferences. As a point of reference, last year 45 of the 64 NCAA tournament spots went to teams in these conferences.

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