Mar 20, 2013; Jupiter, FL, USA; MLB umpire CB Bucknor (54) reacts during a spring training game between the Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
CB Bucknor umping Tigers-A’s ALDS – Kurt Mensching, Bless You Boys
"CB Bucknor, who blew a call in incredibly awful fashion, will be on the umpire crew that officiates the ALDS between the Tigers and Athletics…Hopefully he’ll pay a little closer attention than he did when the Marlins and Phillies played last week. The runner was ruled out on this call. [Video] Follow the baseball."
Here’s the song MLB will make you hate in October – (a different) Matt Snyder, CBSSports.com
"Anyway, here is this year’s song, by Fall Out Boy. If you don’t wanna click through, fret not, you are about to be beaten to death with it over the next month."
Bad ending for Detroit Tigers? Nah, it’s all just beginning – Jeff Seidel, Freep.com
"No disrespect to Alvarez, but the Tigers played this game like their bags were packed, the jet was on the runway, and they wanted it to be over before it started.This final regular-season game meant absolutely nothing to the Tigers. Austin Jackson, Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera all sat out, and Prince Fielder batted just once."
Donaldson is AL Player of Month; game times; Game 1 virtually sold out – Susan Slusser, SFGate.com
"Josh Donaldson was named AL Player of the Month today, well deserved after hitting .337 with eight doubles, five home runs, 16 RBI and 20 runs in 25 games. He’s the A’s first position player to earn monthly honors since Eric Chavez in Sept. 2001."
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