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Al Michaels Relives the Earthquake Game

by Anthony Pucik

Wikimedia Commons

25 years ago yesterday, Game 3 for the 1989 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics was interrupted by an earthquake, and Al Michaels was there to announce it all. Kyle Kesses talked with the Vin Scully Award winner about the game and what it was like. You can also take a look at the full piece here

A-Rod Looking Forward to Return

by Kenny Ducey

Flickr/ccho

BOSTON -- There is positive news regarding communication between Yankees GM Brian Cashman and Alex Rodriguez, for a change.

While the team says goodbye to longtime Shortstop Derek Jeter, it prepares to welcome back A-Rod, who's suspension will come to an end after the Yankees' final game Sunday, with open arms.

“I’ve already been talking to A-Rod personally," said Cashman. "I reached out to Alex about ten days ago. I talked to him trying to get his thought process on what’s the best way to come back."

New Kid on the Block

by Matt Moro

Tom Hagerty : Flickr

When Daniel Murphy was placed on the DL with a right calf injury, not many predicted that 20 year old Dilson Herrera, playing in AA just a few days ago, would be the starting 2nd baseman of the New York Mets this past weekend. Even his own manager admitted that he knew very little about Murphy’s replacement. When Terry Collins was asked what he knew about his newest player, he replied with a smirk, “not much.”

Deserting the Desert

by Kenny Ducey

Kenny Ducey/WFUV Sports

The 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks were destined to be in the thick of the NL pennant race come late August. They brought back their core from 2013, when they finished 2nd in the NL West to the 92-win Dodgers, and came nine games from a Wild Card spot. They had a budding ace in Patrick Corbin, who was only going to help a pitching staff with a respectable 3.92 ERA a season ago improve. They added Bronson Arroyo in the offseason, fresh off a 14-win campaign in Cincinnati. They had the healthy mix of established veterans and rising youngsters that seems to be the winning formula these days.

An Epidemic of Arm Injuries from Little League to Major League Baseball

by Kris Venezia
MLB Pitcher.

Wikimedia

Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez had a great rookie season last year and that might be an understatement.

The Cuban athlete was selected for the National League All-Star team, won the NL Rookie of the Year Award, and struck out almost 200 hitters, but this season hasn’t gone as planned for the 22 year-old.

Fernandez suffered an arm injury in early May that needed Tommy John surgery, and he won’t pitch again until next season.