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Ron Darling on R.A. Dickey’s Transition to the American League

R.A. Dickey walked away from last season with a National League Cy Young to his name. Now that he finds himself in the American League, things might be a bit tougher for him. 

Ron Darling took the time to offer his thoughts on what a pitcher goes through when they transition to the American League. With designated hitters and stronger batting orders, R.A. Dickey faces new challenges in his new league.

Check out the video to hear what Ron Darling thinks, and make sure to let us know what you think about pitching in the American League in the comments section below.

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Ron Darling on When It’s Time to Hang Up the Cleats

One of the hardest things for an athlete is deciding when to finally walk away. Some athletes, like John Elway, got to go out on top, while others, like Brett Favre, seem like they’ll never go away. When does a Major League pitcher know that his time has come?

Ron Darling didn’t get to decide when his time was up. He shares what it was like to find out he couldn’t cut it in the Majors anymore, and shares some insight on what Mariano Rivera might be going through in his final season.

Check out the video to hear what Ron Darling has to say, and make sure to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Behind the Mic: B/R’s Matt King Sings the National Anthem at Oakland A’s Opener

Opening Day for baseball is a grand stage for all players to perform on.  It is an even bigger stage for the singer of the national anthem to start the game.

Behind the Mic presents this reality for Bleacher Report’s own Senior Content Producer, Matt King. King has been known around the office as the best singer, but not even he would realize that he would end up singing at a sold out Coliseum.

One of the many hidden talents of Bleacher Report’s employees is no longer hidden to the fans of the Oakland A’s.  Be on the lookout for Matt King in future games and be sure to follow host Damon Bruce on Twitter (@damonbruce). 

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