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National Pastime Archive: July 2008


  • Morning Report - Thursday, July 3

    Alfredo Amezaga's two-run seventh inning blast lifted the Marlins over the Nats, while Daniel Cabrera went the distance as the O's topped the Royals. Elsewhere, the Cards' Troy Glaus and A.J. Pierzynski of the White Sox slugged walk-off shots to lift their squads to victory. All that and more in today's Morning Report. By Jay LeBlanc. Published July 3 2008

  • Cooperstown Bound? - Andre Dawson

    2009 will be the seventh year Andre "The Hawk" Dawson's name has appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot. Last year, Dawson garnered more than 65 percent of the vote but fell 50 votes short of meeting the 75 percent requirement for induction. Will 2009 be the year Dawson gets in? Does he deserve to get in? National Pastime's Nick Leco has got the answers for you. Published July 2 2008

  • Morning Report - Wednesday, July 2

    Ronnie Belliard's sixth-inning grand slam helped Nats rookie Collin Balester to his first big league win, while O's closer George Sherrill proved that the third time is in fact the charm by slamming the door shut after blowing his last two save opportunities. Meanwhile, the Pirates, Dodgers and White Sox worked overtime in their respective quests for victory. Catch up on all yesterday's MLB action in today's Morning Report. By Jay LeBlanc. Published July 2 2008

  • KILL - Cooperstown Bound? - Andre Dawson

    2009 will be the seventh year Andre "The Hawk" Dawson's name has appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot. Last year, Dawson garnered more than 65 percent of the vote but fell 50 votes short of meeting the 75 percent requirement for induction. Will 2009 be the year Dawson gets in? Does he deserve to get in? National Pastime's Nick Leco has got the answers for you. Published July 1 2008

  • My Five - Burgeoning Bats

    I'm taking a cue from my man Hugh Hefner this week and devoting another column to the youthful talent scattered abundantly throughout the majors. This week in My Five, I'll follow up last week's young pitchers breakdown with a much-deserved shout-out to the rising stars at the dish. By Sean Raposa. Published July 1 2008

  • Morning Report - Tuesday, July 1

    Nats closer Jon Rauch had a night to forget, as did Orioles stopper George Sherrill. Elsewhere, Roy Halladay of the Jays and Greg Smith of the A's tossed complete-game gems, while the a pair of Windy City sluggers, Nick Swisher and Mark DeRosa, went deep not once but twice to lift their clubs to victory. All that and more in today's Morning Report. By Jay LeBlanc. Published July 1 2008