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Managerial firings that paid off
Maybe the Brewers can salvage the season after beginning 7-18 and firing Ron Roenicke. After all, firing the manager actually does work at times. See: Jack McKeon (2003 Marlins) and Bob Lemon (1978 Yankees). 4 examples
Counsell: This is where I thought I'd be
Said Craig Counsell after being named the 19th manager in Brewers history: "I'm not looking to this as a job, this is not a second career. This is my passion of what I want to do."
Clayton Kershaw aiming for 100th W
The reigning NL Cy Young winner, who has a 2.51 career ERA, will be pitching for his 100th win tonight in Milwaukee. Tom Seaver was the last to have an ERA that low (2.33) at the time of his 100th win in 1972. (via Elias)
If MLB stars were in 'Star Wars'
Clearly, Tim Kurkjian would pick Hunter Pence to play Han Solo -- he came in and saved the day for the Giants! Luke Skywalker? That Cubs 3B everyone's talking about. And Darth Vader? A 3B of a different sort.
Yadier Molina's pitch-framing problem
Molina's receiving abilities once made him the gold standard for defensive catchers. But in a baffling turn of events, he's seemingly forgotten the art, dropping from 3rd-best in 2013 to 60th in 2015 in pitch framing. FiveThirtyEight on Yadi's issue
Andrew Marchand @AndrewMarchand
Yanks have won 5 straight series for first time since end of '12, which was the last time they made the playoffs.
ESPN in Snapchat Discover Live
May the 4th be with you! To celebrate Star Wars Day, take a look at special jerseys meant to honor characters from R2D2 to Yoda in today’s edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.
Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick
So there's a movie out called "The D Train," and it's not about the life and times of Dontrelle Willis?
A-Rod: From villain to sympathy figure
How did the Yankees turn the highest-salaried MLB player in history, fresh off a 162-game PED suspension and a trail of lies, into someone you can generally feel for? Ask Michael Baumann
Craig Counsell pumped to lead 'his' team
The new Brewers managers said: "I am grateful and honored to have the opportunity to manage the team that I rooted for, played for and worked for in the front office. In the 10 years that I have been a member of the organization, I have grown to feel a great responsibility to baseball in the city of Milwaukee."