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Phillie Phanatic designers call new Phanatic an ‘affront’ to Phils fans

On Sunday the Philadelphia Phillies unveiled changes to their iconic mascot, the Phillie Phanatic. They were somewhat underwhelming. Significant enough to make people who really care a lot about the

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Freddie Freeman is having elbow problems again

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman dealt with some pretty serious elbow issues late in the 2019 season. He never hit the injured list — and he didn’t get the sort

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Blue Jays sign Marc Rzepczynski to minor league deal

The Blue Jays announced on Monday the signing of lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. “Scrabble,” as he’s affectionately known, spent

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Grégor Blanco retires as a player, to work in league office

Earlier this month, Major League Baseball hired Grégor Blanco as a senior director of baseball operations. Blanco, hired alongside Nick Hundley, will work under Chris Young, the vice president of

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Jeter says Astros scandal is a ‘black eye’ for baseball

Derek Jeter wishes baseball could change the subject. The Miami Marlins CEO, who masterfully steered clear of controversy throughout his Hall of Fame playing career, has watched with dismay each

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José Altuve loudly booed in his first spring training at bat

The Astros and sign-stealing has, quite obviously, been the story of the offseason. The basic news of the scandal has, quite understandably, led the headlines, but the response to the

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Champions League preview: Real Madrid renews rivalry with Pep; Lyon hosts Juve

The final two ties of the UEFA Champions League’s Round of 16 begin Wednesday when Manchester City and Juventus head to Spain and France. The focus for many will be

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