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Josh Hamilton, the Texas Rangers hitter, tied a record slamming four home runs as the Rangers beat The Orioles 10 to 3. Hamilton is the 16th player to hit four homers in a game, coming off two sets of two-homers in Tuesday’s contest. Here’s the video from MLB.com: Your browser does not support iframes. (And be warned: MLB Advanced Media is blocking any use of video of the feat – I didn’t make one. In fact, this blog is originating from Houston’s airport, where I’m on a two-hour layover on the way...

By Anthony Carillo Is no one clean in Major League Baseball anymore? The 2011 National League Most Valuable Player, Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers, tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. He was asked to give urine samples during the playoffs, and he knew weeks before he got the award that he was going to face a suspension. The tests showed that Braun had a large amount of synthetic testosterone in his body, meaning the testosterone wasn’t made by his body. This Brewer’s outfielder was one of the young stars that...

The deal to send MLB slugger Albert Pujois to the Anaheim Angels, and paired with Pitcher CJ Wilson, was an early Christmas present for Angels fans. But it rudely ended the party the Miami Marlins started in making noise about their desire to have the home run great on their remade team. You have to give it to the Miami Marlins. In building a new stadium, rolling out new uniforms, and making big, bold stroke deals – or trying to – the organization’s sending a message to fans that it means to give high value for the...

This isn’t online marketing, but it’s still interesting nonetheless. It’s good old-fashioned ambush marketing. Now, what is that? It’s defined as “when a brand pays to become the official sponsor of an event and another brand tries to connect itself to the same event, without paying the sponsorship fee and without breaking any laws” according to a Wikipedia listing. In this case, Slingmedia put t-shirts on a bunch of employees and headed out to the All Star Game Home Run Derby, or more accurately,...