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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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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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