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MLB’s Cleveland Indians Become Cleveland Guardians

The Cleveland Scene reports: In a Tom Hanks-narrated video posted to social media this morning, the Cleveland baseball team has formally announced what had been rumored earlier this week: They will become the Cleveland Guardians. After an extensive, opaque, process involving community engagement with local stakeholders and the purported consideration of more than 1,100 names, the team settled on one …

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“Chaotic Scene” As Three Shot Outside MLB Stadium

Washington’s NBC News affiliate reports: Three people were shot and wounded outside Nationals Park during a game between the Nats and the San Diego Padres on Saturday night, sending fans scrambling for safety and prompting the suspension of the game. The gunshots caused panic among fans inside the stadium, some of whom ducked for cover, hiding underneath tables and behind …

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70 Year Old Woman Serves As NY Yankees Bat Girl Six Decades After Being Refused For Being A Girl [VIDEO]

ESPN reports: Gwen Goldman exchanged fist bumps with the New York Yankees, whom she had been admiring for decades from afar, walked onto the field and waved to the crowd. She got to be a Yankees’ bat girl on Monday night at age 70 — a full 60 years after she was turned down because of her gender. Shaking with …

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Kraken Lawyer Loses $100M Suit Over All-Star Game

Reuters reports: Baseball’s annual All-Star Game next month will remain in Denver after a federal judge on Thursday rejected a conservative small business group’s request that it be returned to Atlanta. Major League Baseball had moved the July 13 game to Denver’s Coors Field from Truist Park outside Atlanta in early April, shortly after Georgia adopted a restrictive new voting …

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SF Giants To Be First MLB Team To Wear Pride Colors

Changing America reports: The San Francisco Giants will quite literally be wearing their pride on their sleeves this weekend, becoming the first MLB team to incorporate LGBTQ Pride colors into their on-field uniforms. In honor of Pride month, the team announced that players would sport an SF logo Pride Patch on the right sleeve of their home jersey as well …

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Alex Rodriguez Launches Makeup Line For Men

Page Six reports: Following his breakup with Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez is going for a glow up. The former baseball pro, 45, teamed up with Hims & Hers — the beauty and wellness company in which he and Lopez, 51, became investors together last year — to develop the brand’s first makeup for men. “I wanted to create a product …

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Mets And Yankees: Free Tickets With On-Site Vax Shots

The New York Daily News reports: Baseball fans can get free tickets to a Yankees or Mets game if they get vaccinated against COVID at either of the team’s facilities, Gov. Cuomo announced on Wednesday. The doses available outside Citi Field and Yankee Stadium will be the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the governor said. “We call that a New …

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Denver To Host Major League Baseball All-Star Game

USA Today reports: Major League Baseball is scheduled to announce Tuesday that this year’s All-Star Game will be moved to Coors Field in Denver, home of the Colorado Rockies, a person with direct knowledge of the decision told USA TODAY Sports. The move was first reported by Altitude TV in Denver and ESPN. Government officials in Colorado and Denver immediately …

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Mets-Nats Opening Series Postponed: 3 Players COVID+

The New York Daily News reports: The Mets will have to wait through the weekend to play ball. Their series against the Nationals was postponed, Major League Baseball announced on Friday, due to continued follow-up testing and contact tracing involving members of the Nationals organization. The Nationals, as of Friday morning, had three players who tested positive for COVID-19 with …

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Biden Backs Moving MLB All-Star Game From Georgia

CBS News reports: President Biden says he’d “strongly support” moving the Major League Baseball All-Star game out of Atlanta as a rebuke to strict new voting restrictions in the state. The president said on ESPN Wednesday night that the curbs are “just not right.” “This is Jim Crow on steroids, what they are doing in Georgia and 40 other states,” …

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GA May Lose All-Star Game Over Voting Restrictions

ESPN reports: Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark said Friday that he “would look forward” to discussing moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta in the wake of Georgia’s decision to overhaul how its state elections are run. “Players are very much aware,” Clark told The Boston Globe in an interview. “As it relates to the All-Star Game, …

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Baseball Legend Hank Aaron Dies At Age 86

Atlanta’s ABC News affiliate reports: He is the one man that Muhammad Ali said he idolized “more than myself.” He became known to the world as “Hammerin’ Hank.” Legendary Atlanta Brave and Major League Baseball record holder Hank Aaron died Friday at the age of 86, according to Aaron’s daughter. Aaron won the National League batting title in 1956 and …

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NY Mets Fire New GM For Sexting Dick Pic To Reporter

ESPN reports: The New York Mets fired general manager Jared Porter on Tuesday, according to owner Steve Cohen. The firing came a day after ESPN reported that he sent explicit unsolicited texts and images to a female reporter in 2016 while working for the Chicago Cubs in their front office. Cohen tweeted Tuesday that the Mets “have terminated Jared Porter …

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Cleveland Indians To Drop “Indians,” Trump Complains

ESPN reports: The Cleveland Indians plan to drop the nickname they have used for more than a century, becoming the latest professional sports franchise to shed its Native American imagery amid accusations that its use is racist, two sources familiar with the decision confirmed to ESPN. The organization is expected to announce the change this week, sources said, continuing a …

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Washington Nationals Ask Biden To Throw First Pitch

ESPN reports: The Washington Nationals are making their pitch to President-elect Joe Biden. The Nats have invited Biden to toss out the ceremonial first ball next season on Opening Day. Washington is scheduled to host the New York Mets at Nationals Park on April 1. “We’re excited to continue the long-standing tradition of sitting Presidents throwing out the first pitch …

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Sportscaster Quits After Gay Slur Caught On Hot Mic

The New York Daily News reports: Thom Brennaman won’t be back next year with the Reds, as the longtime play-by-play announcer said Friday he was quitting. He was suspended for booming “one of the f– capitals of the world” into a hot mic during a Reds-Royals doubleheader last month. Brennaman never really copped to being the type of person who …

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“Miracle Mets” Pitcher Tom Seaver Dies At Age 75

ESPN reports: Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, who led the New York Mets to an improbable World Series victory in 1969, has died at age 75. The Baseball Hall of Fame announced that Seaver died Monday from complications of Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. The hard-throwing right-hander known as “Tom Terrific” won an MLB-best 25 games in the 1969 …

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Mets And Marlins Players Exit Field After Moment Of Silence, Leaving A BLM Shirt On Home Plate [VIDEO]

Yahoo Sports reports: As team after team announced they would refuse to play games in protest of Jacob Blake’s shooting, the New York Mets and Miami Marlins still decided to take the field on Thursday night. And then they walked off. After rumblings of a potential player protest, the Mets took their places on the field as scheduled. However, starting …

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Sportscaster Suspended After On-Air Anti-Gay Slur

UPI reports: Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman was caught using a homophobic slur during Wednesday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. In a clip that has circulated around social media, Brennaman was heard saying the slur moments after the Fox Sports Ohio broadcast returned from a commercial break before the top of the seventh inning. The 56-year-old sportscaster didn’t appear …

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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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