Tag Archives: Futures Game

Marte and Ventura, when they had their careers in front of them

I saw the Andy Marte news first. I was having a quiet Sunday morning, reading The New York Times and Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography, my phone silent and face-down on a table next to me. When I picked it up, an MLB alert told me of Marte’s death in a car crash in the Dominican Republic.

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VOTE WRIGHT! It’s your duty as a fan

David Wright, New York Mets farmhand With All-Star Game balloting ending Thursday night at 11:59 p.m. ET, one stroke before midnight, I’m going to do all I can this week to promote David Wright for third base. There are several reasons for this campaign of mine, all of which I’ll reveal in daily posts between

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Baseball Future: Minor leaguers and arrogant sports writers

All-Star Sunday, July 11, 2004, Houston I went to the ballpark before 1 p.m. to get my press pass and check out the stadium a bit before the Futures Game. For some reason, I wasn’t surprised when they couldn’t find my credentials at will call, but they were prepared and I was sent over to

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