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OOTP Baseball 13 satisfies

As a completely obsessed fan of the game, I’m always looking for the next thing to satisfy my need for baseball. Video games, simulations, fantasy leagues, board games, memorabilia, books, DVDs, TV shows, everything. I have especially come to enjoy the management simulations. I love playing the armchair GM or even the big league manager, even more than virtually swinging the bat myself. SimYard.com kicked off this love for simulations (I spent three and a half years and about $400 on that addicting website) and when I play MLB: The Show, I enjoy playing GM and making the trades rather than playing out the season.

I am pleased to say that I have found the ultimate satisfaction when it comes to satisfying my armchair GM itch: Out of the Park Baseball 13.

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Blog: Week 'til Opening Day Schedule

My vacation lasted a little longer than expected (well, the fun in another city didn’t, I still had to return Sunday night. The vacation from blogging, however, did). But we’ve got just seven days until baseball in America kicks off. In honor of a week until more baseball, here’s a decent picture of former St. Louis Cardinal Mark DeRosa, #7. I’ll count down the days until Opening Day with a corresponding picture of an NL Central player and a new article for you all to read.

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Two Favorite Spring Stories and Getting Back To Blogging

As the season inches closer, I’m going to be getting back to blogging. As you have probably noticed, most of my posts lately have been categorized UWM – mainly articles I have written for the UWM Post. It’s been a great fun experience, but I don’t want Baseblog to go to the wayside. I’ll be having surgery on March 2nd to get my tonsils and enflamed adenoids removed, so I took a week off of school and a few weeks off of the paper. During my recovery time, I hope to accomplish a few things. First off, eat a ton of ice cream. Probably not out of a baseball helmet, like you see here, but just a ton to help feel better. Secondly, I hope to get back to blogging with this free time and get back in a rhythm to continue once I get back to school.

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Reliving SI Covers: Swimsuit Edition

It’s common knowledge that every February SI does a Swimsuit issue. However, subscribers to the magazine have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving it, if they so choose. Those who remain on the list get to look at advertising for overpriced bikinis and jewelry on supermodels, including some body paint on occasion. It’s little more than eye candy, but what kind of SI covers series would this be without some iconic swimsuit action? Especially when some of these covers can be as … “memorable” as the sports ones. There’s not a whole lot to discuss here, so the post will be mostly pictures (just like the magazine!). Enjoy.

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Braun Well Received at BBWAA Dinner

Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers appeared at the Baseball Writer’s Association of America dinner last night to accept his 2011 National League MVP award. In his first public appearance since a failed drug test was leaked, Braun handled the situation well, according to many accounts. His classy bow tie didn’t hurt either, seen in this picture tweeted by MLB Public Relations.

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Arbitration in the NL Central, part one

A total of 34 players in the National League Central Division were eligible for arbitration this year. Players with between three and six years of service time (like Jed Lowrie), pending free agents who accepted the club’s arbitration offer (like Francisco Rodriguez), and those special “Super Two” players (like Garrett Jones) have had their names pop up in headlines over the past few days. Twenty-five of those have come to agreements with their respective ball clubs, leaving 9 others to negotiate with their teams until a hearing scheduled sometime in February.

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Studying Swaps: A-Ram joins the Cubs

 I used to follow a blog called Trade Trees on Tumblr. What it did was look at different deals from the past, and see what eventually became of the players involved. Did those new players turn into other trading chips for an even bigger deal? Did those prospects actually make the big league club? When did those involved eventually leave or retire, and were they successful before doing so? 

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