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From the criminally under-appreciated <a href="http://12angrymascots.com/">12 Angry Mascots</a> comes the next step in the Brian Wilson-style "turn relief pitchers into hilarious meta characters" thing we tried so desperately to do seven years ago with Cubs/everyone else reliever Kyle Farnsworth.
With just nine days of regular season baseball remaining, we actually have two very heated wild card races remaining with 6 teams involved.
My good friend <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/authors/jon-bois">Jon Bois</a> of SB Nation is always asking people who the most ____ player ever is.
When we last talked on Friday, we were discussing the intricacies of foul ball etiquette, juxtaposed with infant mentality in adult sports fans and subsequent child entitlement.
Site note: The Dugout should be back today.
After missing two consecutive Mondays due to an extended hospital stay, I've returned to cover the only thing more boring than potassium pills and intestinal blockage: Major League Baseball.
At 1:05 pm ET today, the Philadelphia Phillies will take the first step toward a future of human enslavement at the metal hands of our robot overlords.
He wasn't, but if you asked me to name 900 reasons why Zack Greinke would be starting his first season as a Milwaukee Brewer on the DL with a fractured rib, "attacked by Charlie Sheen" might be on there, but "grabbed a rebound in a game of street hoops" wouldn't.
You name it, whatever the Sklar Brothers touch invariably turns to crap.
Life is rough for the Brewers racing Italian sausage.
This is almost old news now, but there was that thing the other night where the Brewers threw at one of the Dodgers and then one of the Dodgers threw back at the Brewers' Prince Fielder.
This video might your stomach churn, and not in that "watching a dog hump a chicken" sort of way: Giants pitcher Joe Martinez suffered a concussion after the Brewers' Mike Cameron hit a line drive up the middle in what was essentially garbage time of their game yesterday.
I didn't like the idea of the <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/?p=11069" target="_self">Palin-Huizenga hybrid</a> staying on top of the page all night, so here's the semi-anticipated Marisa Miller/Ryan Braun ad for Remington.
Ah, the friendly sports wager between mayors and governors before a sporting event: the easiest and lamest way to garner attention for an incumbent politician.
You have to give credit to the Mets: it wasn't a total collapse that left them out of the postseason.
I understand it's a little late in the day for a baseball recap, but I have to say, I'm impressed with the MLB action last night.
NL -- The Brewers led the Cubs 6-2 with two outs and nobody on in the ninth, but Chicago <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap;_ylt=AhPiYHh8Kl.TKeoRkhaLTo45nYcB?gid=280918116&prov=ap" target="_blank">delivered a brutal strike to the groin</a>, scoring four runs to tie the game before Derrek Lee's game-winning single in the 12th.
MLB - <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/?p=9445">Yesterday's choke watch</a> will have to be ramped up to high alert, as the Mets have completed their tumble from three and a half games up in the NL East to behind the Phillies in a mere six days.
As the baseball season is now in its final two weeks, let's take a look at the teams coughing up their playoff spots.