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Vin Scully says he'll 'never watch another NFL game again' due to anthem protests - CBSSports.com

Scully was speaking at an event in California

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This is going to be the wildest October in history

Lucky us: We get to watch a bunch of historically elite teams -- the best group in decades! -- collide in the postseason. Unlucky wild-card teams: We're sorry to inform you that you don't have a prayer.

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Boston Red Sox Used Apple Watches to Steal Signs Against Yankees - The New York Times

When confronted by Major League Baseball, the Red Sox admitted they were using Apple Watches in a scheme to gain an edge at the plate.

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The day the Atlanta Braves signed Satchel Paige so he could get his MLB pension

Satchel Paige reached out to the 20 Major League Baseball teams about the prospect of joining them in 1968. The 62-year-old pitcher needed only 158 days on an a…

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Real or not? Best Los Angeles Dodgers team ever, Yankees in trouble - SweetSpot- ESPN

It's a question not of winning 100 but of how many wins above 100. As of now, L.A. is on pace for 107. Meanwhile, the Yankees can't win two in a row.

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The secret of The Freeze: Meet the speedster behind baseball's runaway hit

Meet The Freeze, the fastest man in baseball.

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How the curveball's resurgence is changing modern pitching

Modern pitching is defined by velocity, right? Not so fast. An ancient, mysterious pitch—the curveball—is an increasingly lethal weapon in the pitcher

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Remembering Jackie Robinson's first 10 days in Major League Baseball

How Jackie Robinson survived a torrent of pressure and prejudice in his first ten days as Major League Baseball's first black player.

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Lessons from Opening Day of the 2017 MLB season

It’s just one game out of 162, but it can still mean something important, dang it.

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Believe it: Cubs win first World Series since 1908 in epic Game 7

The Cubs celebrate after getting the final out to win the World Series. CLEVELAND – The Chicago Cubs won the World Series on Wednesday night. Game 7 – and the 112th World Series – will go down among the best ever.

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Cubs win thrilling Game 7 in 10 innings for first World Series title since 1908

Breaking down Game 7 of the World Series between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field.

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Corey Kluber shuts down Cubs, lifts Indians to brink of championship

Excitement, emotion – all of that is well and good, but when it comes to the Chicago Cubs, or any team for that matter, it is not enough. The Cubs were losing hard, too, in this pivotal Game 4 of the World Series.

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World Series Game 3: Indians blank Cubs again, take 2-1 series lead

Coco Crisp (4) hits an RBI-single scoring pinch-runner Michael Martinez (not pictured) during the seventh inning in game three of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. CHICAGO – About a half-hour before something 71 years in t

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Cubs Fan Ready To Get Completely Drunk Again On Only 2 Days’ Rest - The Onion - America's Finest News Source

The Onion, America's Finest News Source.

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Gotta See It: Bill Murray crashes White House - Sportsnet.ca

Courtesy of NBC watch as Chicago Cubs fan Bill Murray crashes the White House.

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Vin Scully Returns to Surprise Dodgers, Fans Before Game 5 of the NLCS | Bleacher Report

The latest Los Angeles Dodgers news, trade rumors, scores, live coverage, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

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NLCS Game 3: Dodgers shut out Cubs again to take series lead

Rich Hill was on his game in a brilliant Game 3 performance on Tuesday. It wasn’t even a week ago we were questioning if the Los Angeles Dodgers had enough pitching to advance through the NLDS. Of course, the Dodgers also needed some offense of their ow

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ALCS Game 4: Blue Jays keep hope alive with big win over Indians

Josh Donaldson put the Blue Jays on the board early in Game 4 of the ALCS. For the first time all series, the Blue Jays showed they had some life, taking down the Cleveland Indians 5-1 in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. With the season

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MLB Network to simulcast Vin Scully's last Dodger Stadium game Sunday

The NL West-leading Dodgers host the Rockes at 4 p.m. ET Sunday, and the Hall of Fame announcer's call will air on MLB Network.

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Vin Scully to take an inning of the Giants broadcast during his final game – HardballTalk

Vin Scully's final game will be a road game, in San Francisco, against the Giants. The Giants said today that they are planning a short tribute for him, but not one which will interfere with his broadcast duties. That's nice.

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Gary Sanchez of New York Yankees becomes fastest player in modern era to reach 18 homers

Yankees rookie catcher Gary Sanchez reached 18 home runs faster than any player in the modern era (since 1900).

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As end nears, Vin Scully has emotions in check 'but you never know' - Los Angeles - Dodgers Report- ESPN

Ever humble, legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully steadfastly downplays all the fuss about entering the homestretch of his storied 67-year career.

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Jose Fernandez outshines Clayton Kershaw, who makes history in his return

We didn't quite see vintage Kershaw on Friday night, but his Marlins counterpart was dominant

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MLB Threatens To Fine Yasiel Puig Over Vin Scully Tribute Cleats « CBS Los Angeles

The MLB has threatened Dodgers' outfielder Yasiel Puig with a fine if he continues to wear his customized Nike cleats while playing in games.

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Angels teammates accomplish feat not seen since 1936

Baseball is a funny game sometimes. On Friday, the Los Angeles Angels were left frustrated after their ninth-inning rally in Boston came up inches short…. The Angels 21 runs were a league-high, as was their 19-run margin of victory.

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The Walk Off: Edinson Volquez's nightmare start among worst ever | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Stew's daily recap looks at a dreadful night for Edinson Volquez and an overall huge night for MLB offenses.

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Red Sox's Betts belts fifth HR of past 2 games

Mookie Betts' two home runs in Wednesday night's loss for the Red Sox gave him homers in each of the first two innings of consecutive games, an MLB first.

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Clayton Kershaw: Man...myth...legend - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Kershaw continues to will the Dodgers to win -- so why won't the rest of his team get on board?

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Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer ties nine-inning record with 20 strikeouts - CBSSports.com

The Nats' ace had his best stuff and then some against the Tigers on Wednesday night.

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Sources: Dodgers pitcher suspended 80 games for PEDs - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Josh Ravin, who is on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster but has spent the year on the disabled list, tested positive for a banned peptide, according to sources.

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Miami's Dee Gordon suspended 80 games for PEDs

Gordon, a two-time All-Star, was found to have taken exogenous Testosterone and Clostebol, a modified form of testosterone.

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The Walk Off: Kenta Maeda continues historic start to MLB career | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Kenta Maeda is the first pitcher to only allow one run total over his first four starts.

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Why Jake Arrieta's second career no-hitter was so special for Cubs - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Jake Arrieta shut down the Reds in another masterful performance. And he might not have even been the happiest Cub.

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Yankees' Aaron Hicks throws ball 105.5 mph | MLB.com

NEW YORK -- The Athletics tested Yankees left fielder Aaron Hicks' arm twice in the fourth inning of Oakland's 5-2 win on Wednesday, and their second challenge produced the fastest throw ever recorded by Statcast™. With the A's leading, 3-1, Hicks showe

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Billy Hamilton recorded the fastest home run trot in Statcast history, because of course he did | MLB.com

There's nothing Billy Hamilton doesn't do fast. He plays defense fast, he steals bases fast, he even rides roller coasters pretty fast ... taking into account that, yes, they are roller coasters:

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Trevor Story is the first MLB player to hit a home run in each of the first 3 games of his career - The Denver Post

It also was the fourth home run in the first three games of Story's big-league career, something no player has done in modern baseball history (since 1900

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Los Angeles Dodgers overcome injuries to stamp historic start

With a 7-0 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday night, the Padres became the first major league team to be shut out in their first three games of a season.

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Voice of Dodgers announcer Vin Scully is sweet music to the ears - LA Times

Tonally, he's a tenor. Spiritually, he's Frank Sinatra. Across seven decades, Vin Scully has bewitched baseball fans with That Voice — full of swing, moxie, and sonic opulence. He uses it like a horn, to serenade an antebellum sport that is too

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Jenrry Mejia fails third PED test, receives permanent ban from MLB - CBSSports.com

For the first time under the Joint Drug Agreement, a player has hit the three-and-out rule. Jenrry Mejia's career is over.

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Pete Rose remains in sad situation of his own making - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s rejection of Rose’s application for reinstatement might be the biggest indicator that the all-time hits leader doesn’t get it.

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Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement rejected by Rob Manfred - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: CINCINNATI (AP) -- - Pete Rose's application for reinstatement to baseball was rejected Monday by Commissioner Rob Manfred, who concluded the career hits leader continued to gamble even while trying to end his lifetime ban and would be

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Dave Roberts gets it rolling as the new Dodgers manager - LA Times

Dave Roberts slipped into his new Dodgers jersey for the traditional photo-op, picked up his baseball cap and then squeezed the sides of the bill down to form a slight oval.

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Dodgers expected to name Dave Roberts as manager - CBSSports.com

Former big-league outfielder Dave Roberts is in line to become the Dodgers' next manager.

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After falling into coma, former Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson dies at 29

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson has died due to catastrophic organ failure, according to multiple reports. Hanson fell into a coma on Monday. Born in Tulsa, Okla., Hanson was raised in San Bernardino County, Calif. He was a 22nd-round draft pic

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Resilient and valiant Royals rally for a World Series championship - CBSSports.com

The Royals never give up and never stop coming. Now they're World Series champions.

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Kansas City Royals Win First World Series In 30 Years

The Royals beat the New York Mets 7–2 in Game 5 of the series on Sunday.

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Game 7 of Reds-Red Sox '75 World Series Still Haunts Players, Coaches

It is the baseball equivalent of losing American Gothic. Misplacing the master tape of Springsteen's Born to Run . Suddenly being unable to locate the Empire State Building or the Washington Monument...

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Royals win instant classic Game 1 of the World Series in 14th inning - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Eric Hosmer's sacrifice fly ended a thrilling game that tied for the longest in World Series history.

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ALCS Game 6: Royals beat Blue Jays 4-3 to book return to World Series | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Royals are AL champions for a second straight year after knocking off the Blue Jays in the ALCS.

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What Is the Cubs’ ‘Murphy Curse’? | Heavy.com

There have been many curses that have followed the Cubs since winning their last World Series win in 1908, but the curse of Murphy may be the most solid

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Reports: Don Mattingly out as Dodgers manager after five seasons - Big League Stew

Lee 'Reports: Don Mattingly out as Dodgers manager after five seasons' en Yahoo Deportes. The split is being described as "mutual" between L.A. and the manager who helped the team to three straight NL West titles.

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NLCS Game 4: Mets complete sweep, reach first World Series since 2000

The New York Mets are going to the World Series after sweeping the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS.

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NLCS Game 2: Daniel Murphy strikes again as Mets win 4-1 over Cubs | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Mets take a 2-0 lead over the Cubs as Daniel Murphy and Noah Syndergaard lead the way.

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Chase Utley suspended 2 games for slide that broke Ruben Tejada's leg

Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley has been suspended for Games 3 and 4 of the National League Division Series.

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Clayton Kershaw struck out 300 batters and should win the Cy Young - SBNation.com

It had been over a decade since the last 300-strikeout pitcher. Give Clayton Kershaw the Cy Young and back away.

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The 17 most memorable quotes from Yankees legend Yogi Berra - Business Insider

New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra has died at 90 years old. The catcher was a 15-time All Star and 10-time World Series champion, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1972, according to AFP.

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Tuesdays with Brownie: Yes, the great Vin Scully ‘rages’ on - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: It's just like Dodgers announcer Vin Scully to continue his career in a way only he can.

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Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura fight anniversary -- 13 things you should know

ESPN.com unearths little-known facts about one of baseball's most famous scuffles -- the Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura mismatch of Aug. 4, 1993.

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The Cardinals are not the best team in baseball

The Cardinals have six more wins than expected.

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MLB All-Star Game 2015 final score: Mike Trout, American League power to victory

The American League put up the most runs it has since 2005 in Detroit to win 6-3 at the 2015 All-Star Game in Cincinnati.

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Kershaw, Santiago join All-Stars, replacing Scherzer, Gray - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: CINCINNATI (AP) -- Pitchers Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Hector Santiago of the Los Angeles Angels have been added to the rosters for Tuesday's All-Star Game in place of Washington's Max Scherzer and Oakland's Sonny Gr

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Missouri bias? Royals and Cardinals combine for six All-Star starters | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Royals and Cardinals may not have dominated the voting like they did earlier in the season, but still came away with a strong showing.

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Umpire Tries to Fight Jon Lester at Chicago Cubs Game

In the top of the second on a sunny day at Wrigley, home plate umpire Andy Fletcher more or less tried to fight Cubs starter Jon Lester

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NL All-Star balloting update: Bryce Harper sets NL votes record - CBSSports.com

Let's check out the latest returns from the National League All-Star voting.

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Report: Notebook pages show Pete Rose bet on baseball as player

Pages from a long-hidden notebook published on Monday show Pete Rose bet on baseball as a player, contradicting his long-standing claim that he bet only as a manager.

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Report: Pete Rose bet on baseball games as a player

A new report suggests legendary Red Pete Rose may have bet on games as a player.

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Alex Rodriguez homers for 3,000th hit, and Yankees fans roar their approval - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: After returning from his PED scandal, Alex Rodriguez has endeared himself again to New Yorkers.

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Report: FBI investigating Cardinals for hacking Astros' database | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: According to the New York Times, the FBI is investigating the organization for allegedly hacking into the internal database of the Houston Astros.

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Report: FBI Investigates St. Louis Cardinals For Hacking The Astros

The FBI reportedly found evidence that St. Louis Cardinals officials broke into the Houston Astros’ internal database of player personnel information, according to the New York Times. Parts of that database, including updates on trade negotiations, were

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

Newspaper celebrates MLB's first amphibious pitcher - SBNation.com

Look, everyone is excited about Pat Venditte. But we can't be too busy to fact-check things like "the word for someone who can use both hands equally well."

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25 Rejected Nicknames for Professional Sports Teams | Mental Floss

From the Rubber Puckies to the Unicorns, here are some of the best and weirdest nicknames ever considered.

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Video: Stanton leaves Dodger Stadium | MLB.com

5/12/15: Giancarlo Stanton's homer leaves Dodger Stadium with an exit velocity of 114 mph at a projected 475 feet, according to Statcast

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Pirates turn first 4-5-4 triple play in MLB history | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: We've seen our share of triple plays over the years, but never with this combination of players involved.

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MLB Beer Prices from Cheapest to Steepest

For those planning on attending a Major League Baseball game this year, PointAfter put together a list of MLB beer prices from cheapest to most expensive.

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America’s pastime gives silence a try in Baltimore

With no fans in attendance, the sounds of an MLB game are very different.

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Kirk Gibson on Parkinson's disease: 'I will meet this challenge' - CBSSports.com

Former Tigers outfielder Kirk Gibson, who also managed the Diamondbacks for five seasons, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

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Wednesday’s White Sox-Orioles Game Moved To Afternoon, Will Be Closed To Public « CBS Chicago

(CBS) Amid civil unrest in Baltimore, Wednesday’s game between the White Sox and Orioles at Camden Yards has been moved to a 1:05 p.m. CT/2:05 p.m. ET start and will be closed to the public, the Orioles announced Tuesday. The game had been scheduled for Wednesday night.

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Adam Wainwright officially out for the season with torn Achilles | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Cardinals will be without pitcher Adam Wainwright for the rest of the season due to an Achilles injury.

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Angels agree to trade Josh Hamilton to Rangers

Hamilton was a five-time All-Star for the Rangers from 2008-12.

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Barry Bonds conviction overturned - San Jose Mercury News

Federal appeals court overturns home run king Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction, saying there was insufficient evidence to back charge he interfered with federal grand jury probing Balco steroids scandal

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Fan OK after being struck by foul into net

PITTSBURGH -- A fan injured on a foul ball into the protective net behind home plate during the second inning of Monday night's 5-2 Cubs win over the Pirates was alert and gave a

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Adrian Gonzalez is first player to hit five homers in season's first three games | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Adrian Gonzalez made history on Wednesday night, becoming the first player five home runs in the first games of a season.

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Brett Lawrie picked up a golden sombrero in the most efficient way | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Brett Lawrie did not have a great night Tuesday, striking out four times on just 12 pitches.

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Vin Scully is still a baseball fan as he begins 66th season with Dodgers

GLENDALE, Ariz. >> In baseball, there are two kinds of hot days. One is the kind you’ll find on a typical summer’s evening at Dodger Stadium, the heat softened by a cool current coming off the Pacific Ocean. The other kind is such

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Justin Verlander to begin season on disabled list with triceps soreness

For the first time in his career, Justin Verlander will go on the disabled list.

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M's prospect dies 6 weeks after boat accident

Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez has died in Venezuela from injuries sustained in a boating accident in his home country in February, the team announced.

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Bracket: Which Will Ferrell movie is best?

Which Will Ferrell movie is best?

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Cubs legend Ernie Banks dies at 83

View the Cubs legend Ernie Banks dies at 83 photo gallery on Yahoo Sports. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries.

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Jack White Gets His Own Baseball Card

You know: because of that time he threw out the first pitch. Or maybe MLB suddenly loves quirky vinyl?

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Five key questions for the World Series - ESPN

A look at the five most important questions heading into the World Series.

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Jeremy Guthrie apologizes for 'O's ain't Royal' T-shirt

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jeremy Guthrie has somehow managed to use the word "serendipitous" and wear a T-shirt with the title of a Chris Brown not-suitable-for-radio play song in the same American League Championship Series.

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Incredible story lines from Nationals, Giants historic game

The Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants needed six hours and 23 minutes to complete the longest postseason game in MLB history.

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Derek Jeter Ends Yankees Career With Single Against Red Sox - NYTimes.com

Jeter hustled out an infield single in the third inning against Boston for his 3,465th hit and was removed for a pinch-runner, bringing his 20-year career to a close.

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Ichiro Talks Shit In Spanish, And Latin Players Love Him For It

Ichiro stories are the best stories, and the Wall Street Journal recently published another great one that will make you dread the day Ichiro eventually retires. It turns out, Ichiro has spent his career becoming a favorite of Latin players around the lea

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Billy Beane sees technology sparking a revolution in sports, both on the field and in the front office.

The A's general manager says new systems like MLB's Statcast and the metrics it produces will not only give fans a new level of feedback, they will also change how games are played and who plays them.