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On the Tex one


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Tigers celebrate at Yankees Stadium after eliminating the Yankees. Next up, the pennant series against Texas.

American League Trifecta

1) Miguel Cabrera has won the AL batting title. He batted .440 over the last month to claim the prize.

2) Verlander will be the unanimous AL Cy Young winner. He leads the AL in all the key categories.

3) Now, Granderson needs to win the AL MVP. Well, because he is awesome and is having a career year.
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Heading to October

Verlander is surely the Cy Young and has a legitimate shot at the AL MVP. Valvedre is 46/46. Enough said. I’m looking forward to October!
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say it ain’t so.

The Tiger’s have just traded my favorite player. I’d actually say he is my favorite pro athlete. Ever.

It’s official, Curtis Granderson is now a yankee…

Given that Curtis has been such a boon to the team, the city and state, I can’t believe the Tiger’s traded him. Look for ticket sales in Detroit to continue on with an even steeper decline in 2010. And for trading Granderson, the club deserves it.

I might hate the Yankees, but I’ll always root for Granderson. It just won’t be the same with him not in Detroit.

MLB.tv: Blocking Ads

Updated for 2015 ‘new’ Media Player


I have a feeling MLB.tvs annoying advertising won’t be addressed anytime soon, if ever. So I decided to block the ads. It’s a rather simple procedure.

After doing a little HTTP sniffing, I noticed that the MLB.tv service relies on a company named Auditude (fitting name really) for their in stream advertising needs. In order to eliminate the annoying advertisements that try their hardest to blow out your speakers or brainwash you with the same repetitive content, you just have to tell your computer to make all outgoing calls to their servers fail.

Just edit your computers hosts file to redirect all auditude and freewheel requests to your localhost. On my mac, I opened up Terminal and ran this command:

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