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Cuomo Offers New York As Host For All MLB Games

“New York state could host any Major League Baseball game that any teams want to play and they could play those games in our stadiums. New York state has one of the lowest infection rates in the United States. “New York state has a full Department of Health protocol system in place. We have a testing system in place. I …

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Specialty Fauci Baseball Card Breaks Sales Record

USA Today reports: It was on sale for only 24 hours, but it broke company records. The Topps NOW limited edition baseball trading card featuring Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, set an all-time print record run for the franchise, selling 51,512 cards, the company said. “We’re excited by the popularity of Dr. …

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White Sox Fan Buys 100 Cutouts Of Himself For Stands

Patch Chicago reports: Paul Garrett hasn’t missed a season-opener at Sox Park since 2005, which not only kicked off a magical championship season for the Chicago White Sox, but that also began a run of 14 years that Garrett and his family have spent cheering on Chicago’s South Side Major League Baseball franchise in their home ballpark. So when the …

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Fauci’s First Pitch Socially Distances From Home Plate

Yahoo Sports reports: The most famous person on the field before Thursday opening night game between the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals wasn’t Aaron Judge, Max Scherzer or Gerrit Cole. It was Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease expert who has been so prominent in America’s response to the coronavirus. During his time in the public eye, Fauci has …

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Fox Sports To Add Virtual Fans To Baseball Stadiums

The Associated Press reports: Fox will be taking viewers out to the ballgame by adding a virtual crowd in parks during its baseball telecasts this season. The network revealed on Thursday that it will include computer-generated fans in the stands beginning with their three games on Saturday. Fox begins its coverage with Milwaukee at the Chicago Cubs, followed by San …

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Boston Red Sox Post Black Lives Matter Billboard

Boston’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Boston Red Sox have placed a massive Black Lives Matter billboard visible to drivers along the Massachusetts Turnpike. The massive billboard features the words Black Lives Matter in Red Sox font on a black background with the Red Sox logo at the end. Earlier this year, the Red Sox showed their support for the …

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Fauci To Throw First Pitch At MLB’s Nationals Opener

Via press release: The Washington Nationals are thrilled to announce that Nats super-fan, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has accepted our invitation to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day, Thursday, July 23. Dr. Fauci has been a true champion for our country during the Covid-19 pandemic and throughout his …

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MLB’s Cleveland Indians Signal Coming Name Change

ESPN reports: They have been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. But those days could be over. Amid new pressure sparked by a national movement to correct racial wrongdoings, the Indians said Friday night that they will review their long-debated nickname, which has been in place for 105 years. “We are committed to making a positive impact in our …

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MLB Cancels All-Star Game For First Time Since WWII

ABC News reports: Dodger Stadium’s 40-year wait to host the All-Star Game is going to last even longer. The game scheduled for July 14 was canceled Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Dodger Stadium was awarded the 2022 Midsummer Classic. The 2021 game is set for Atlanta’s Truist Park, home to the Braves since 2017. Because of the pandemic, …

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MLB To Hold 60-Game Season Despite Players’ Cases

CBS Sports reports: Major League Baseball is set to return. The MLB Players Association (MLBPA) informed the league on Tuesday that players will comply with commissioner Rob Manfred’s imposed outline for a 2020 season. Players are set report for another version of “spring” training on July 1, and the league’s imposed 60-game season will start either July 23 or 24, …

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MLB Officials To Propose Starting Season In Early July

ESPN reports: Major League Baseball expects to offer a return-to-play proposal to the MLB Players Association within a week, as teams have begun to encourage players to prepare for a “spring” training that could begin in mid-June and a season that could start in early July, sources familiar with the discussions told ESPN. Although a significant number of hurdles remain …

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Unearthed Stats Indicate Trump “Sucked” At Baseball

The Daily Beast reports: Here’s a shock—President Trump, who has repeatedly boasted about how great he was at baseball in high school and how he could totally have gone pro if he’d wanted to, actually pretty much sucked at it. Slate has managed to unearth nine box scores from Trump’s time at New York Military Academy, which showed a four-for-29 …

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MLB Players Participate In COVID Antibodies Study

ESPN reports: Employees of Major League Baseball teams are participating in a massive study that will test up to 10,000 people for coronavirus antibodies and should offer researchers a better sense of how widespread the disease is in major metropolitan areas across the United States, although doctors caution that the data gathered is not expected to hasten the game’s return. …

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Major League Baseball Postpones 2020 Season

ABC News reports: There is still no joy in Mudville, at least for a while. Major league baseball has been struck out, thanks to the spread of COVID-19. Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred Jr. announced Monday that the start of the 2020 major league season has been postponed, a move that matches the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and …

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MLB And NHL Suspend Operations Over Virus Threat

ESPN reports: As sports leagues all around the U.S. and the world began to cancel and postpone events this week, it seemed like it was only a matter of time before MLB took necessary precautions to avoid the spread of the growing coronavirus concerns. On Thursday MLB announced that effective Friday, March 13 it would be suspending all spring training …

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Ex-MLB Star Trains His Sons To Shoot Socialists In Case Bernie Wins, Can’t Understand Team’s Party Disinvite

This one takes the cake in cultist victimhood: Former San Francisco Giants player Aubrey Huff on Tuesday claimed that team management had informed him he was not invited to a reunion and celebration of the 2010 Giants team that won the World Series over his support for Trump. Huff in a tweeted statement said Giants CEO Larry Baer told him …

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Los Angeles City Council Demands World Series Titles
In Wake Of Cheating Ruling Against Houston Astros

Courthouse News reports: The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to demand awarding two World Series titles to the LA Dodgers in the wake of a sign-stealing scandal currently rocking Major League Baseball. The resolution by the City Council comes a week after Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the results of an investigation into the sign stealing …

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Astros Fire Managers After MLB Ruling On Cheating

The Associated Press reports: Astros manager AJ Hinch [photo] and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team’s sign-stealing during Houston’s run to the 2017 World Series title and during the 2018 season. In the sport’s largest scandal since the Biogenesis drug suspensions in 2013, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced …

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Big Penalties For Houston Astros In Cheating Scandal

CBS Sports reports: Major League Baseball issued harsh penalties against the Houston Astros on Monday after a lengthy investigation into the team’s use of technology to steal signs. The sanctions include one-year suspensions for Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow [photo] as well as a $5 million fine and the loss of future draft picks. In a …

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Major League Baseball Drops Ban On Marijuana

ESPN reports: Marijuana will be removed from the list of drugs of abuse and will be treated the same as alcohol as part of changes announced Thursday to the joint drug agreement between MLB and the players’ association. In addition, suspensions for marijuana use will be dropped from the minor league drug program. Until now, big league players who were …

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