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  1. Twins Caravan/Kernels Hot Stove

    For the second straight year, the Cedar Rapids Kernels and Minnesota Twins joined forces Monday night, combining the Kernels’ annual Hot Stove Banquet with a stop on the Twins Caravan.

    Pitchers Brian Duensing and Ryan Pressly joined new Twins coach Paul Molitor, Kernels manager Jake Mauer and, of course, TC Bear, in Cedar Rapids. The emcee for the evening was Twins broadcaster (and former Cedar Rapids sportscaster) Dick Bremer.

    I had a chance to talk to Molitor, ...

    Updated 01-14-2014 at 05:17 PM by Jim Crikket

  2. ARod, Selig, Bosch, Yankees, CBS: Nuke ‘em All

    I know, you’re tired of talking about Alex Rodriguez and his war with Bud Selig and Major League Baseball over his use of Performance Enhancing Drugs.

    Me, too.

    Still, we all knew we were going to have to go through another bombardment of stories about the subject whenever the arbitration system played itself out and a final decision (and I use that term loosely, because I’m ...

    Updated 01-14-2014 at 10:11 AM by Jim Crikket

  3. Three steps toward fixing the HOF voting

    In the aftermath of the HOF voting today, a lot has been written about how broken the voting system is, to the point where some even suggest voting should be turned over to the fans.

    I posted the following in the comment section of the "Jacque Jones" forum thread, but then realized it got to "blog post length," so I'm re-posting it as such.

    I think fan voting is a lousy idea. I don't think anyone wants to hold up the AllStar Game voting process as one ...
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