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April 30th Daily Links: Around the NL Central

aBucs ready to play non-NL Central opponent

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140429&content_id=73744218&notebook_id=73745090&vkey=notebook_pit&c_id=pit

Pirates & Orioles rained out for 2nd straight day, will play single-admission DH on Thursday

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2014/04/30/pirates-orioles-rained-out-for-2nd-straight-day-will-play-single-admission-dh/

Brewers are for real, not an April fluke, thanks to pitching

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/morosi-milwaukee-brewers-for-real-yovani-gallardo-kyle-lohse-matt-garza-042914

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman expected back in 7-to-10 days

http://tracking.si.com/2014/04/30/reds-aroldis-chapman-expected-back-7-to-10-days/

Ernie Banks seeking to reunite Sammy Sosa, Cubs

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-ernie-banks-sammy-sosa-20140430,0,5678646.story

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April 25th Daily Links: Around the NL Central

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Pirates prospect Gregory Polanco is baseball’s Next Big Thing

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mlb/news/20140425/pirates-prospect-gregory-polanco-next-big-thing/#ixzz2zwxgYaxn

Woman files lawsuit saying she was raped by Reds P Alfredo Simon

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/reds/2014/04/24/alfredo-simon-pitcher-rape-lawsuit-washington-dc/8115327/

Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon named in $15 million sexual assault lawsuit

http://tracking.si.com/2014/04/25/alfredo-simon-sexual-assault-lawsuit/?eref=sihp

Thanks To Best Record In Baseball, Brewers Tickets Up 19% Since Beginning Of MLB Season

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jesselawrence/2014/04/22/thanks-to-best-record-in-baseball-brewers-tickets-up-19-since-beginning-of-mlb-season/

This Photo Sums Up Everything About Being A Cubs Fan

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/25/cubs-cake-dumpster_n_5213931.html

Cardinals giving half-price tickets for donated electronics

http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Cardinals-giving-half-price-tickets-for-used-electronics-256150571.html

Cubs won’t make 100-year-old fan wait until next year

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-04-21/sports/chi-cubs-100-year-old-fan-20140420_1_game-ball-cubs-spokesman-julian-green-wrigley-field

McCutchen embodies Pirates’ fighting spirit

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/anthony-castrovince-andrew-mccutchen-embodies-pirates-fighting-spirit?ymd=20140421&content_id=72930788&vkey=news_mlb

April 19 Daily Links: Around the NL Central

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Mike Tyson Throws out First Pitch in Pittsburgh

http://mlb.com/fancave/blog/article.jsp?content=article&content_id=72461038&partnerId=th_twitter

Reds’ Aroldis Chapman cleared to throw batting practice

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2014/04/18/reds-chapman-cleared-to-throw-batting-practice/7878045/

Renteria wants better focus from Cubs

http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/cubs/post/_/id/23168/renteria-wants-better-focus-from-cubs

Goodbye Zoltan

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140409&content_id=71528314&notebook_id=71528608&vkey=notebook_pit&c_id=pit

Are Cardinals Fans the Best in Baseball?

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2014/04/cardinals_fans_best_baseball.php

St. Louis Cardinals Avoid Pitfalls of Big Contracts

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2021492-st-louis-cardinals-avoid-pitfalls-of-big-contracts

Why Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez Will Be in the Running for MVP in 2014

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2025085-why-pittsburgh-pirates-pedro-alvarez-will-be-in-the-running-for-mvp-in-2014

April 13th Daily Links: Around the NL Central

aBrewers hold off Pirates, Secure 8th Consecutive Win

http://msn.foxsports.com/wisconsin/story/brewers-hold-off-pirates-secure-eighth-consecutive-win-041214

Clubhouse Leadership has Different Dynamic for Rebuilding Cubs

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/04/11/emma-clubhouse-leadership-has-different-dynamic-for-rebuilding-cubs/

Jameson Taillon Injury: Updates on Pirates Pitcher’s Elbow Surgery and Recovery

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2024610-jameson-taillon-injury-updates-on-pirates-pitchers-elbow-surgery-and-recovery

Pittsburgh Pirates Picking Up Right Where They Left Off

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2025201-pittsburgh-pirates-picking-up-right-where-they-left-off

Goodwill & the St. Louis Cardinals Host Earth Day Electronics Drive

http://interact.stltoday.com/pr/non-profits/PR041014014216637

April 7th Daily Links: Around the NL Central

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Brewers shut out Red Sox, complete sweep

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2014_04_06_milmlb_bosmlb_1&mode=recap_away&c_id=mil&partnerId=ed-8048717-668918753

Villanueva’s solid outing helps prevent sweep by Phillies

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-04-06/sports/ct-spt-0407-cubs-phillies-20140407_1_the-phillies-chase-utley-jimmy-rollins

Instant success for Pirates in replay challenge

http://triblive.com/sports/pirates/5865701-74/call-inning-replay#axzz2xrp1QX61

Family explores selling Cubs shares

http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story/_/id/10724743/ricketts-family-exploring-selling-chicago-cubs-minority-shares-finance-renovation

April 2nd Daily Links: Around the NL Central

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New goals motivate Pirates CF McCutchen after winning NL MVP

McCutchen said this Opening Day felt different.

http://triblive.com/sports/pirates/5864167-74/mccutchen-mvp-pirates#ixzz2xjmnKedE

Barry Bonds returns to Pittsburgh

“It feels good to be back where it all started,” Bonds said. “We had some great times here.”

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/10703692/barry-bonds-gets-mixed-reaction-pittsburgh-pirates-fans

MLB’s First Instant Replay Challenge

First MLB challenge occurs during Cubs vs Pirates game at PNC Park

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2014/03/31/first-regular-season-instant-replay-challenge-cubs-pirates–jeff-samardzija/7121825/

Brewers fans give Ryan Braun ‘special’ reception

Braun, who mortified this town last summer with his admission of using performance-enhancing drugs, nervously awaited this moment, wondering how he would be received for his first game since his 65-game suspension last July.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2014/03/31/ryan-braun-receives-standing-ovation-in-milwaukee/7143345/

Price ready for new challenge: Reds manager

Price was too pumped over managing his first game to have nightmares before his debut. But he didn’t exactly have sweet dreams, either.

http://msn.foxsports.com/ohio/story/price-ready-for-new-challenge-reds-manager-033114

March 28th Daily Links: Around the NL Central

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Reds Opening Day schedule announced
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/redsblog/2014/03/28/reds-opening-day-schedule-series-announced/7010197/

Hank the Brewers dog gets bobblehead game Sept. 13
http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/hank-the-brewers-dog-gets-bobblehead-game-sept-13-b99234396z1-252649931.html#ixzz2xIF12QxP

Here are the basics on parking, tailgating and eating at Miller Park
http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/guide-to-opening-day-for-hank-the-brewers-dog-and-the-rest-of-us-b99230323z1-252703321.html#ixzz2xIFheGYs

Bucco fever extends to ballpark food cravings this season
http://triblive.com/mobile/5837844-96/ballpark-artiano-atop

Pirates announce new partnership with Coca-Cola
http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140328&content_id=70296000&vkey=pr_mlb&c_id=pit

Barry Bonds and Jim Leyland Will Present Andrew McCutchen and Clint Hurdle With Awards
http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/03/barry-bonds-and-jim-leyland-will-present-andrew-mccutchen-and-clint-hurdle-with-awards.html

March 26th Daily Links: Around the NL Central

 

ImageNL Central is a strongly built house of Cards
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/st-louis-cardinals-well-positioned-to-defend-nl-central-title?ymd=20140325&content_id=70077254&vkey=news_mlb

What’s new at Great American Ballpark? Reds enhance ballpark experience with new amenities and features for fans of all ages
http://www.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?c_id=cin&content_id=70072016&partnerId=as_cin__20140325_20677954&vkey=pr_mlb&ymd=20140325

Bradenton Marauders contribute to Pittsburgh Pirates’ resurgence
http://www.bradenton.com/2014/03/26/5068130/five-years-later-inaugural-bradenton.html?sp=/99/217/

Pirates starter Morton learns to trust his stuff
http://triblive.com/sports/pirates/5817326-74/morton-batters-pitch#ixzz2x7KDa4aB

Sore right shoulder could sideline Segura
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140326&content_id=70147610&notebook_id=70147490&vkey=notebook_mil&c_id=mil

Brewers make moves, Opening Day roster appears set
http://msn.foxsports.com/wisconsin/story/brewers-make-moves-opening-day-roster-appears-set-032514

March 24th Daily Links: Around the NL Central

ImageCubs push Starlin Castro to get him ready for opener
http://voices.suntimes.com/sports/inside-the-cubs/cubs-to-push-starlin-castro-to-get-him-ready-for-opener/

Jameson Taillon Sidelined With “A Little Bit of Elbow Discomfort”
http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/03/jameson-taillon-sidelined-with-a-little-bit-of-elbow-discomfort.html

Week In Review: The Injury Bug Hits the Pirates’ Organization
http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/03/week-in-review-the-injury-bug-hits-the-pirates-organization.html

Reds’ Aroldis Chapman in good spirits after injury
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/mlb/reds/2014/03/23/reds-aroldis-chapman-good-spirits-after-injury-surgery/6796825/

Experts say Pirates will buck regression trend, thanks to pitching
http://triblive.com/sports/pirates/5424144-74/pirates-season-liriano#ixzz2wqNhYlWJ

Marte, for now, nixes Pirates’ multiyear offers
http://triblive.com/sports/pirates/5815174-74/pirates-marte-million#axzz2wbNZ40wN

Latest on Pirates Liriano and Tallion
http://triblive.com/sports/pirates/5817328-74/league-sanchez-taillon#axzz2wbNZ40wN

Cardinals starting rotation
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/stl/the-cardinals-named-joe-kelly-their-fifth-starter-on-sunday?ymd=20140323&content_id=69940492&vkey=news_stl

Mike Olt Is the Key to the Cubs’ Rebuild
http://www.chicagonow.com/chicagos-champs/2014/03/mike-olt-is-the-key-to-the-cubs-rebuild/

Milwaukee Brewers Smart to Add Two New Veterans to Opening Day Roster
http://www.rantsports.com/mlb/2014/03/23/milwaukee-brewers-smart-to-add-two-new-veterans-to-opening-day-roster/?mrRMhVPbDugGDeQi.99

Reds look for answers as Opening Day looms
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/mlb/reds/2014/03/23/reds-need-answers-opening-day-injured-roster/6803131/

 

 

March 22 Daily Links: Around the NL Central

ImageCubs Can’t Slow Down the Big Red Hitting Machine – Reds 8, Cubs 3

http://chicagocubsonline.com/archives/2014/03/cubs-cant-slow-big-red-hitting-machine-reds-8-cubs-3.php#.Uy5COoXbKmE

 Pirates notebook: Injury forces Liriano from start

http://triblive.com/sports/pirates/5789266-74/liriano-pirates-didn#axzz2wbNZ40wN

 Pirates Preparing Relievers for the Possibility of Multiple Innings

http://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/03/pirates-preparing-relievers-for-the-possibility-of-multiple-innings.html?wt=2

 MLB Trade Rumors Center Around St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop Pete Kozma

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2002400-mlb-trade-rumors-center-around-st-louis-cardinals-shortstop-pete-kozma

 Reds’ Schumaker won’t require shoulder surgery

http://msn.foxsports.com/ohio/story/reds-schumaker-won-t-require-shoulder-surgery-032214

 Juan Francisco out of picture at first base

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/251729901.html#ixzz2wkSkaIRV
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Travis Wood will start Cubs home opener

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-travis-wood-bits-cubs-spring-spt-0323-20140323,0,1347027.story

 Pirates need repeat season from Pedro Alvarez

http://www.gamingtoday.com/articles/article/46271-Pirates_need_repeat_season_from_Pedro_Alvarez#.Uy5Dk4XbKmE