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They’re playing sub-freezing baseball in Minnesota

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — It's really, really cold in Minnesota right now and they're playing outdoor baseball.
  • New: 38 min ago

HBT Daily: The Perfect Baseball Game

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — Your mileage may vary, but a 1-0 game in which each starter go the distance is baseball at its most sublime.
  • New: 54 min ago

Cardinals place Joe Kelly on the disabled list

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — St. Louis has placed right-hander Joe Kelly on the disabled list after he injured his hamstring trying to beat out an infield single Wednesday.
  • New: 1 hr 10 min ago

Fan runs onto field at Rangers game and shows his thumbs before security comes

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (David Brown) — A Dude Fan Bro, possibly under the influence of alcohol, ran onto the field at Globe Life Park (where the Texas Rangers play) in the seventh inning Wednesday night. He ran around the outfield, briefly delaying the Rangers' turn at bat against the Seattle Mariners — and making an amusing pose with two thumbs up — before ballpark security corralled him like a steer at the rodeo. The Mariners...
  • New: 1 hr 37 min ago

Spelling-challenged Giants fans tell team to 'Baet L.A.,' as S.F. beats Dodgers again

Yahoo.com: Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — Los Angeles, like New York, is a big target in the sports world. Even when the pro sports teams of those cities aren't particularly good (we see you, New York Mets, and you too, Los Angeles Lakers), there's still a certain satisfaction that comes from your team beating them. Thus, the popularity of the "Beat L.A." sign . If you're a San Francisco Giants fan, the "Beat L.A." idea is even more...
  • New: 1 hr 43 min ago

Another day, another in-depth Yasiel Puig article

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — Two big features in one week suggest we have hit Peak Puig.
  • New: 1 hr 54 min ago

Casey Janssen shut down with more back problems

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen began a minor-league rehab assignment by throwing a scoreless inning Tuesday at Single-A, but now Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that he's been "temporarily shutdown" with more back soreness.
  • New: 2 hr 38 min ago

Cardinals and Cubs throw down in 1974: They don’t make brawls like this anymore

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — This fight was precipitated by a pitcher being deliberate and a batter stepping out. Which, unlike today, was kind of unusual in 1974.
  • New: 2 hr 51 min ago

Trevor Bauer might be ready for his closeup in Cleveland

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Trevor Bauer was impressive in his one-start call-up to the Indians last week and kept things rolling in his return to Triple-A yesterday, throwing six shutout innings with nine strikeouts versus just one walk.
  • New: 3 hr 7 min ago

Out-of-jurisdiction, off-duty cops no longer allowed to bring their guns to Turner Field

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — If you're an off-duty cop who plans to kill the Queen in Turner Field, you had best do it quickly.
  • New: 3 hr 21 min ago

Juan Lagares’ hamstring injury “not that bad”

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — Two injury stories so far today, two bits of good news.
  • New: 3 hr 54 min ago

Mets sticking with Jose Valverde as closer despite homers

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Working in a non-save situation with a five-run lead last night Jose Valverde served up a pair of home runs to the Diamondbacks before eventually finishing up a Mets victory.
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Photo Sequence of the Day: Jackwagon fan struts, runs, gets tackled

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — I'm guessing 95% of the security guards working in the state of Texas played at least high school football. It's probably the last place you want to find yourself out on the field. You're gonna get yourself tackled, dude.
  • New: 5 hr 4 min ago

Scott Cousins is a pitcher now

NBCSports.com: HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — An oufielder, made more famous for injuring someone else than his own hitting, is now trying out pitching.
  • New: 5 hr 29 min ago