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Giancarlo Stanton a better attraction than August NFL games

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As football begins to take center stage over regular season baseball, many are missing an amazing accomplishment occurring in Miami. Unfortunately, most of Miami is missing it as well. Marlins’ right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is hitting home runs in bunches; 49 through games of August 26. Though Major League Baseball games take too long to play, Stanton is providing far more excitement than any pre-season football game could muster.

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Mitch Perry Report for 12.9.16 – Will Bud Selig’s entry into the HOF ease the way steroid users?

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Happy Friday, y’all. Hey, can we talk baseball this December morning? Okay, how ’bout hypocrisy? Bud Selig, the commissioner who presided over the game’s golden age of steroid use, was named to the sacred Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this week by what is called the “veterans committee.” That’s not to be confused with the Baseball Writers Association of America, who will most likely once again diss Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens when they vote next month on who should make the hall. There were a lot of…

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Mitch Perry Report for 10.12.16 – Is there still no crying in baseball?

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It’s painful today for me, folks. I stayed up past midnight this morning to see the Chicago Cubs come from behind with four runs in the top of the ninth inning to defeat the San Francisco Giants, 6-5, and advance to the National League Championship Series this weekend, where they’ll play either Washington D.C. or Los Angeles. When I was a kid in the 1970’s, baseball was my favorite sport, just like it was America’s. But over the course of…

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Surprising Marlins seek reinforcements for stretch run

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As the trading deadline nears, Florida’s other major league team may become a buyer instead of a seller. The Florida Marlins are in the somewhat surprising position of qualifying for the post season. Who would have thought Miami would be ahead of the New York Mets? The Mets, with its strong-armed starting pitching staff was expected to follow up last year’s World Series appearance with another strong run. It has not worked out that way. Injuries to team leader David…

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Mitch Perry Report for 2.25.16 – Greatness comes to O-Town

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Well, Carlos Beruff is now officially about to get into the GOP Senate race. Our interview this week with current leader David Jolly  has his take. Can we talk about greatness? In Orlando, the Golden State Warriors come to town at 7 p.m. to play the Magic at Amway Center. You may have heard about the Warriors in the past year. With their victory in Miami Wednesday night in a gritty, 6-point victory over the Heat, the defending champions are now…

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Ken Griffey Jr. could set Hall of Fame vote record

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On Wednesday, the Baseball Hall of Fame is set to announce its newest members. One player is a lock while a few others are on the edge of admission. Ken Griffey Jr. will receive the phone call telling him he is officially a member of the ultra-exclusive club, but one question remains. How many will not vote for him? If anyone should be a unanimous selection, it should be the Windermere, Florida, resident. The statistics are mind-boggling. In 22 seasons…

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Mitch Perry Report for 12.4.15 – on Jeb, Ted and Kobe

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First off, I want to wish the best for Brendan McLaughlin, who will be departing as a news anchor at ABC affiliate WFTS in a couple of weeks after 21 years in the market. Like yours truly, Brendan hails from the San Francisco Bay Area (Marin County, actually, I believe). Folks, there ain’t that many of us in Tampa Bay, much less Florida. I wish him the best in his future endeavors. The latest CNN/ORC national poll of GOP candidates has Jeb…

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