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Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura dies in car accident at age 25

Tragedy struck the baseball world once again on Sunday morning with the news that Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura had died in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. Ventura was just 25. Dominican police confirmed Ventura’s death on Twitter (also posting photos of the accident that we’re not going to share here), […]

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Adam Jones will be a penalty box official for the AHL’s San Diego Gulls

Orioles outfielder Adam Jones doesn’t really sit still that often, especially during the long MLB offseason. Heading back to his hometown of San Diego, he’s found something to do with the month left until Spring Training begins for the O’s, and he’s taking on an unexpected role: working as an off-ice official for the AHL’s […]

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The Toronto Blue Jays are wearing red this season and it looks horrific

The Toronto Blue Jays are going red for Sunday games this upcoming MLB season. Canada’s only active baseball team unveiled new red and white alternate uniforms, which the club will wear each Sunday home game. The new look is reminiscent of the Canada Day jerseys the Blue Jays have sported for the past couple years. […]

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Ivan Rodriguez’s reaction to his Hall of Fame call is outstanding

You probably heard that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan Rodriguez were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday. But you may not have seen how Rodriguez received his call to the hall, and it’s terrific. Shortly after it was announced that Pudge would be a part of this year’s class, Rodriguez tweeted […]

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Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

The newest inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame were announced on Wednesday, and threeex-players will be joining the class of the immortals. Former Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell, former Montreal Expos (among others) outfielder Tim Raines, and long-time Texas Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez were selected by the BBWAA this year. Of the 442 […]

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Bryce Harper prods Nationals over off-season activity

The Washington Nationals haven’t gone on their usual offseason spending spree this winter, only acquiring Adam Eaton and Derek Norris via trade while dealing away Danny Espinosa and a bucket-load of prospects. They *did* avoid an ugly arbitration hearing with Bryce Harper, inking him to a one-year, $13.625 million deal to keep him in the […]

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Cubs the latest team to no longer allow you to print tickets at home

Those looking to attend a game in Wrigley Field to watch the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs will have one less option to get hands on tickets in 2017. The option to purchase a ticket online and have the ability to immediately print the tickets at home or at the office is no longer available […]

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Major League pitchers spar on Twitter over whether abstinence is good

It turns out even Major League pitchers can get caught up in bi-partisan political debates. With the U.S. Congress deciding whether to repeal Obamacare and with it take away contraceptive coverage, Brewers pitcher Matt Garza tweeted at Jessica Chastain that abstinence is “the best contraceptive” after the Oscar-nominated actress voiced her disapproval on the vote’s impact on women. Dodgers […]

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Pablo Sandoval actually appears to be in pretty damn good shape

After being told by the Boston Red Sox to lose weight last offseason, Pablo Sandoval arrived at the team’s camp in February looking like this: That was certainly not what the Red Sox had in mind, and Sandoval broke camp behind Travis Shaw on the Boston depth chart at third base (Shaw has since been traded). That’s […]

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The farce of “Tim Tebow, baseball player” is hopefully close to ending

The New York Mets announced a handful minor league invitees (not on the 40-man roster) to major league Spring Training on Wednesday. Thankfully, ESPN analyst, washed up quarterback, and pretend baseball player Tim Tebow wasn’t included on the list of 13 players. Of course, for one reason or another, this led to people getting upset […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18:  Manny Ramirez #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after hitting a two-run homerun in the eighth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on April 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Giants 2-1.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

44-year-old Manny Ramirez will attempt an improbable comeback in Japan

Few players fell faster in the new era of Performance Enhancing Drugs than one Manny Ramirez. The multi-time All-Star outfielder went from the top of the perch in the league to a pariah thanks to his run-ins with PED tests. Just how far has the now 44-year-old fallen? After 19 years in Major League Baseball […]

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Edwin Encarnacion has attendance bonuses in his new Indians contract

Professional sports contracts have all sorts of different bonuses, including for difference performance related items, being on the roster on a certain date, etc. But for new Cleveland Indians slugger Edwin Encarnacion, he has a bonus in his contract which isn’t necessarily new, but is quite unique in today’s sports world. Encarnacion’s three-year, $60 million contract […]

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The Chicago Cubs want to host a bowl game at Wrigley Field, because why not?

College football being played in a baseball stadium is not at all uncommon, especially in the bowl season. Four college football bowl games are currently played in baseball stadiums in New York (Pinstripe Bowl), Miami (Miami Beach Bowl), Tampa (St. Petersburg Bowl), and Phoenix (Cactus Bowl), but the defending World Series champs would like to […]

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