Dave Sheinin looks at the phenomenon that is the
Atlanta Braves in today's Washington Post. He focuses
on their continued success in spite of (or because of)
the constant turnover a baseball team must endure. The
Braves were the topic for my own Baker's Dozen this week in which I included some of the key
acquisitions and departures in every year of their
13-year run to glory. Seeing the turnover laid out
like that, you realize what a juggling act it is to
keep a team succeeding on that level for that long.
Can a blown call made in the second inning cost a team
the game? The Pittsburgh Pirates think so. They lost
to the Cubs Wednesday 5-4 and point to a missed out
call at first base in the second frame as the pivotal
moment in the game, writes Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh
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