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Trying to make sense of the Jose Fernandez tragedy

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We’ll never know how many games Jose Fernandez would have won, or how many post season games or all-star games he would have enjoyed. Perhaps he would have wound up in Cooperstown or had another appointment with an orthopedic surgeon conducting another Tommy John surgery. All we know for sure is God gave him some natural ability, which he did not take for granted. He was becoming one of the game’s dominating pitchers and enjoying it all the while. Fernandez…

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Matt Moore can learn a great deal from John Smoltz

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It is great to see Matt Moore back on the mound for the Rays. This hard-throwing left-hander has the talent to be a star in Major League Baseball, but he has a big challenge to be the Matt Moore he was before Tommy John surgery. He certainly has not been that pitcher during his first outings this season. No one can say for certain Moore had Hall of Fame stuff before his injury. It takes more than electric stuff to…

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Mitch Perry Report for 7.2.15 — A call to (healthy) arms

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There’s no crying in baseball. Remember that maxim handed down to us via Tom Hanks’ character to Madonna’s in 1992’s A League of Their Own? But there is heartbreak. Last night at Tropicana Field, Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of throwing the Indians’ first no-hitter since Len Barker’s perfect game way back in 1989. But on an 0-2 pitch, Tampa Bay Rays hitter Joey Butler lined a pitch over a diving second baseman’s glove, and the no-no was…

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