Fri August 9, 2013
The Two-Way

5 Teams In 1 Year For 1 Player; And It's Not A MLB Record

Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 12:04 pm

Have bat, will travel: Casper Wells just before the start of the season, when he was with the Seattle Mariners. Four stops later, he's landed with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Christian Petersen Getty Images

Reading in the Chicago Tribune that outfielder Casper Wells had been claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies and is now with his fifth major league team this season made us wonder:

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Thu August 8, 2013
The Two-Way

'Total Disgrace': Jackie Robinson Statue Defaced In Brooklyn

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 9:15 am

Before the damage: The statue of Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson, outside the stadium where the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones play.


Tue August 6, 2013

VIDEO: Boos And A Blooper For A-Rod

Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 6:13 am

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez during Monday's game in Chicago.
Brian Kersey UPI /Landov

Here's a better look and listen to what it was like Monday night in Chicago when New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez returned to the lineup on the same day he was hit with a 211-game suspension for allegedly using performance-enhancing substances (he can play while he appeals that punishment).

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Mon August 5, 2013

In Baseball, Punishments Often Come With An Asterisk

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 6:01 pm

Despite already being in the Hall of Fame, New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle was banned from baseball in 1983, for his work for a casino. He was reinstated in 1985. MLB suspended Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez for 211 regular season games Monday.

By suspending New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez for 211 regular-season games — through the end of the 2014 regular season — Major League Baseball stopped short of the lifetime ban that had been threatened.

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Mon August 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Baseball Suspends Alex Rodriguez For 211 Games

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 4:49 pm

He's waiting to hear his fate: New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.
John Angelillo UPI /Landov

(We most recently updated this post at 6:48 p.m. ET.)

New York Yankees' slugger Alex Rodriguez, one of baseball's brightest stars and its highest-paid player, will be suspended through the 2014 regular season because he violated parts of baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the league said today.

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