Juan Lagares Golden Bobble-Glove

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This is the Juan Lagares Golden Bobble-Glove collectible that the Brooklyn Cyclones gave out to the first 2,500 fans at Wednesday’s game. It’s pretty nifty…. hopefully Lagares will be able to return to his Gold Glove form when he’s healthy.

Autograph collection update: Binghamton Mets & a Braves manager

This week was the first time I’ve gotten autographs at a baseball game in 2015. The Binghamton Mets signed 34 baseball cards for me before and after the final game of their series in Trenton on Sunday. Then on Tuesday night, MLB Network analyst Al Leiter was signing autographs at the Trenton Thunder game against the Portland Sea Dogs.

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Scorecard: July 31, 2015 – Mets 2, Nationals 1 (12)

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From tears to smiles

I thought the enduring image of the 2015 MLB non-waiver trade deadline was going to be Wilmer Flores in tears, but instead I’ll remember his smile as Steve Gelbs interviewed him moments after he hit a 12th inning walk-off home run to beat the Washington Nationals on Friday night.

This week has been unbelievable. Seriously… if the events of the last three days were written into a movie script, you’d just laugh at the ridiculousness of it all.

Wednesday night, cameras caught Flores crying as he went out to his position at in the eighth inning after he received a larger than usual amount of applause during his seventh inning at-bat from a crowd who thought he was about to be traded to the Milwaukee Brewers as part of a deal for outfielder Carlos Gomez.

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Billy Pierce, 1927-2015

From the New York Times:

Billy Pierce, the Chicago White Sox left-hander with a blazing fastball who became one of baseball’s leading pitchers of the 1950s, died on Friday in Palos Heights, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. He was 88.