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    • OTL: Michigan State among those that enabled serial sex abuser January 11, 2018
      Understanding how Dr. Larry Nassar gained unfettered access to sexually assault young female athletes -- despite repeated warning signs -- means confronting an uncomfortable truth: He didn't gain that access alone.
    • Melo 'done' with refs after Westbrook ejected January 16, 2018
      Thunder guard Russell Westbrook's ejection minutes before the end of Monday's game resulted in a technical foul for coach Billy Donovan and led teammate Carmelo Anthony to say he's "done" with officials.
    • Warriors suffer through cold showers at 'The Q' January 16, 2018
      The Warriors, after taking down the Cavs with a stout fourth quarter in which they shot 53 percent, were cooled off in the visitors' locker room after the win. "Somebody call Bron!" Kevin Durant could be heard yelling.
    • Sources: Growing discontent among Cavs January 16, 2018
      Multiple Cavaliers players acknowledged growing discontent and a strong sense of concern that unlike past seasons, this year's team does not have enough to fix the problems that ail their current squad.
    • Sources: Giants shift coach search to Shurmur January 15, 2018
      The focus of the New York Giants' coaching search has shifted to Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. The Giants are planning to schedule a second interview next week with Shurmur, sources told ESPN's Dan Graziano and Chris Mortensen.
    • Sources: Norton jilts 49ers to be Seahawks DC January 16, 2018
      The Seahawks' coaching changes now feature Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator and Mike Solari as offensive line coach, sources told ESPN. Norton is leaving the 49ers after just one week for the Seattle job.

Totten also back in affiliated ball

Perhaps it’s because he only spent four games in a York Revolution uniform, but I completely missed Heath Totten┬áre-signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the recent transaction report from Baseball America.

tottenTotten, 30, was cut by the Minnesota Twins’ organization a season ago and joined York while the team was in Lancaster. He put up a 7.94 ERA in his four outings out of the bullpen and was thought to be a potential starter for the Revs before he was quickly scooped up by the Dodgers, nearly setting the record for shortest stint with York (Steve Schmoll’s record of 26 hours will be pretty tough to break).

The Port Arthur, Tex. native went on to have a pretty decent year at Triple-A Las Vegas. He posted a 4.30 ERA in 13 starts and compiled an 8-5 record with a 37-10 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Those numbers were even more incredible when you consider he surrendered 105 hits in 73.1 innings.

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A-Rod and the Atlantic League steroid quagmire

We’d be remissed here at Revolution Rumblings if we failed to bring up what the Alex Rodriguez steroid admission means for the Atlantic League.

alex-rodriguez1Perhaps not much, one might think. But there’s a familiar indy league argument that comes up any time the steroid topic is brought up.

Example: Lifelong Triple-A guy (think Chris Ashby) is passed over time and time again for the big call-up to the majors. The guys who keep passing him by are performance-enhancing drug users — yet no one knows it at the time. It’s only later that this information of drug use comes to light and the hypotheticals start to circulate.

How much money did this Triple-A veteran lose out on? Might that one shot in the big leagues have led to an extended opportunity? Or here’s the most numbing: was a man who played by the rules deprived of his cup of coffee at The Show partly because of a bunch of cheaters?

It’s a sad thought really. But of course, that’s only one side of this debate.

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