Swinging Heaven

Omar Narváez Puts it All Together

Who’s the best catcher in the NL Central? Before the season, this was a good way to start an argument between Cardinals and Cubs fans. Was it Willson Contreras, the cannon-armed, cannon-batted Chicago backstop who has worked hard to improve his framing of late? Was it Yadier Molina, the stalwart …

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Rangers vs A’s: starting lineups, injury report

Oakland Athletics (50-39) vs. Texas Rangers (34-53) Friday, July 9, 20217:05 pm CTGlobe life field | Arlington, TexasClosed roof Probable:OAK: LHP Cole Irvin (6-7, 3.56 ERA)vsTEX: RHP Jordan Lyles (4-5, 4.98 ERA) Broadcast Texas RangersTV: Bally Sports South WestRadio: 105.3 The fan, KFLC Oakland AthleticsTV: NBC Sports CaliforniaRadio: KNEW 960, …

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Twins call Matt Shoemaker a Triple-A

Twins right-hander Matt Shoemaker accepted outright waivers and accepted an assignment at Triple-A St. Paul, reports Athletic’s Dan Hayes (Twitter link). Minnesota nominated him for an assignment last week. The Twins signed Shoemaker to a one-year, $ 2 million contract over the winter in hopes he would stabilize the rear …

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Complaints Commissioner raises concerns over IOC impartiality

Complaints Commissioner, Erica Smith-Penn. (photo SIG) Complaints Commissioner Erica Smith-Penn lodged a surprising irregularity complaint against Sir Gary Hickinbottom at yesterday’s Commission of Inquiry (COI) hearing. During the hearing, Smith-Penn told Sir Gary, the only Commissioner of the Inquiry, that she was concerned about the independence and impartiality of the …

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