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Series Preview: Cubs, July 17-19

Whenever the Braves play the Cubs my mind meanders back to a very specific game on a warm August day about 5 years ago. The Braves had a hot prospect by the name of Mike Minor on the mound for

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Shoulder Discomfort

“Do you feel any discomfort?” The ballplayer on the doctor’s examining table does not answer. He is sweating. And he is cold. He knows the answer, but he does not say it. Pain and bright lights pulse through his mind.

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Apropos of Nothing: Mike Minor Loses No-Hitter, Questions Meaning of Life

With two outs in the eighth inning, Mike Minor stood atop the mound at Great American Ballpark with no hits marring his otherwise mediocre line for the night. He stood proud, confidently, like so many great Commodores before him. As

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