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Baseball Legend Willie Mays Dies At Age 93 [VIDEO]

Yahoo Sports reports: Willie Mays, the iconic Hall of Fame center fielder who is known as the greatest all-around baseball player, died Tuesday, the San Francisco Giants announced. He was 93 years old. Mays, nicknamed “The Say Hey Kid,” had a professional baseball career that spanned four decades, beginning with the Negro Leagues in the late 1940s and ending with …

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MLB Player Gets Lifetime Ban For Betting On Games

ESPN reports: Major League Baseball has permanently banned Tucupita Marcano after determining that the infielder placed hundreds of bets on baseball, including wagers on games involving the Pittsburgh Pirates when he was with the team last season. MLB announced Marcano’s lifetime ban Tuesday, saying that an investigation showed he violated Rule 21(d)(2) of the league’s betting rules and policies. Marcano …

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Fox Mourns Death Of Living Baseball Hall Of Famer

The Independent reports: Fox News was forced to issue an on-air apology for mistakenly including baseball Hall of Famer Frank Thomas in a tribute to celebrities who passed away in 2023. During an in memoriam segment on Friday morning’s edition of The Faulkner Focus, Fox showed footage of the 55-year-old former Chicago White Sox slugger next to the graphic: “Frank …

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Ted Cruz Agrees: God Had Texas Team Win The World Series Because They Alone Refused To Hold Pride Night

From the far-right “satire” site Babylon Bee: The Lord has granted a World Series championship to the Texas Rangers, the one and only Major League Baseball team to not host a Pride Night. After over fifty years of championship futility, the Texas Rangers finally captured the World Series title in the same year the team became the final Major League …

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Astros Fans Blame “Jinx” Ted Cruz For Playoffs Loss

The Huffington Post reports: The Houston Astros were eliminated from the MLB playoffs at home on Monday night in a blowout loss to the Texas Rangers ― and unhappy fans are blaming Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Some had taken to social media even before the decisive seventh game of the American League Championship Series to beg the lawmaker to stay …

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Phillies Pitcher: I Threw A No-Hitter Thanks To Jesus

From the far-right Charisma News: Michael Lorenzen, a Major League Baseball player who recently joined the Philadelphia Phillies, accomplished a remarkable feat by pitching a no-hitter, a rarity in the sport, during a recent game against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Lorenzen’s exceptional performance on the field left fans and commentators in awe, but it was his remarks …

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MLB Cancels NYC And Philly Games Due To Air Quality

CBS News reports: Major League Baseball has postponed two games on Wednesday night due to air quality being negatively impacted by the Canadian wildfires in Quebec. Yankees vs. White Sox in New York and Phillies vs. Tigers in Philadelphia have both been pushed back and rescheduled to play Thursday. “These postponements were determined following conversations throughout the day with medical …

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LA Dodgers To Hold “Christian Faith And Family Day”

Deadline reports: The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced what’s termed a “relaunch” of the team’s “Christian Faith and Family Day” event. News of the resurrected faith event comes shortly after the team enmeshed itself in a controversy over its Pride Night celebration. The team invited – then disinvited – then reinvited the controversial Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence group to take …

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Sportscaster Fired After Saying N-Word During Show

Yahoo Sports reports: Oakland A’s broadcaster Glen Kuiper was fired Monday following his on-air utterance of a racial slur during a pregame show May 5. The A’s denounced the slur as “unacceptable” on the day of the incident. NBC Sports California suspended Kuiper indefinitely a day later. On Monday, the network released a statement announcing that he has been fired: …

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Dodgers “Sincerely Apologize” And Re-Invite Sisters

First, a reminder about the last few days: The Los Angeles Dodgers are facing mounting criticism over its decision to withdraw an invitation it extended to a group called The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to participate in the team’s annual LGBTQ+ Pride Night. Ahead of its June 16 Pride Night, the organization decided the nonprofit it intended to honor would …

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Anaheim Mayor Invites Sisters To Angels Pride Night

Los Angeles’s ABC affiliate reports: The mayor of Anaheim has invited the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to Angels Pride Night following the Dodgers disinviting the group to their own pride night, causing controversy. The Los Angeles LGBT center and LA Pride have pulled out of the Dodgers Pride Night scheduled for June 16 after the team disinvited the Sisters of …

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LA LGBT Center Ditches Pride Night Over Sisters Snub

Via press release from the Los Angeles LGBT Center: We are deeply disappointed that the Dodgers, an organizational partner that has made significant strides towards dismantling anti-LGBTQ+ bias in sports and long-standing supporter of our mission, has decided to revoke their invitation to honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at their upcoming Pride Night. Buckling to pressure from out-of-state, right-wing …

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Sportscaster Suspended After Saying N-Word On-Air

Yahoo Sports reports: Oakland Athletics broadcaster Glen Kuiper was suspended Saturday and will remain off the air until a review of his on-air racial slur is completed, an NBC Sports California spokesperson announced. The slur occurred during Friday’s pregame show ahead of a weekend series opener against the Kansas City Royals. Appearing alongside color commentator Dallas Braden, Kuiper tried to …

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Sportscaster Sorry For Saying N-Word On-Air [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Oakland Athletics play-by-play announcer Glen Kuiper has apologized for using a racial slur during the team’s pre-game show prior to the A’s road game against the Kansas City Royals on Friday. Kuiper was discussing the “phenomenal” time he had visiting the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri with A’s TV analyst Dallas Braden when he used …

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Ted Cruz Booed And Hit With Beer Can At Astros Parade

TMZ reports: Things went from bad to worse for Ted Cruz during the parade … because after he had been booed and flipped off during the celebration — he was then pelted by a beer can. Video from the parade route shows the empty drink made a beeline for his head … but, thankfully for the senator, it clanked off …

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Minor League Pitcher For SF Giants Comes Out

Sports Illustrated reports: Minor league pitcher Solomon Bates publicly came out as gay in an Instagram post on Tuesday, the same week that he was released by the Giants. He is the second minor league baseball player to publicly come out as gay, after David Denson did so in 2015. Bates was an eighth-round pick out of USC in 2018, …

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Fox Sports Uses 9/11 Memorial For Baseball Graphic

The Insider reports: Fox Sports is facing criticism after using a the 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero in Manhattan as the background for their baseball night graphics. In the Saturday night showing of a game between the Yankees and Red Sox, the channel superimposed the team’s logos and the network’s “Baseball Night in America” logo onto an image of the …

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Anti-Vax MLB Player Forfeits $250K Due To Canada Ban

“It’s an extremely unfortunate situation. Obviously my teammates know how I feel about them and how bad I want to be out there with them. But it’s just an unfortunate that I’m not able to make the trip. “I’m a healthy 31-year-old professional athlete that I just didn’t feel the need to get it. I’ve had COVID a couple times …

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Five Tampa MLB Players Refuse To Wear Pride Logo

CBS Sports reports: At least five players on the Tampa Bay Rays roster opted not to wear a patch the team added to their uniforms intended to celebrate Pride month in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox (box score). During the team’s 16th annual Pride Night celebration Rays caps and uniforms had logos colored in the style of …

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SF Giants Manager To Boycott Anthem As “Glorification Of The Only Country Where Mass Shootings Take Place”

ESPN reports: As details of the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, continue to unfold, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler on Friday wrote that he is “not okay with the state of this country” and that he “felt like a coward” for not protesting “the lack of delivery on the promise of what our national anthem represents.” Kapler told …

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