Category: Baseball

Recent Disappearance of Mets Outfielder Caps Month of Strange Things Across MLB

by Justin DePalatis

Locked in a scoreless pitchers’ duel, the New York Mets seemed primed to head to the 11th inning as Pablo Sandoval’s routine two-out fly ball floated toward Dominic Smith’s waiting mitt. Only, when the ball arrived, Smith’s glove, and notably, his entire body, had disappeared.

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Honorary All-Star Selection Boosts CC Sabathia’s Honorary Hall of Fame Case

by Alex Poletti

In his final season as an MLB player, CC Sabathia was asked to be an honorary participant in the All-Star week festivities. Such an honorary selection definitely boosts the pitcher’s candidacy to become an honorary member of the Hall of Fame.

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Vlad Guerrero Jr.’s Strong First Round No Match for Sleeveless Cleveland Man’s Backyard Derby

by Alex Poletti

While Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was the star of the show during the first round of the 2019 Home Run Derby, breaking Josh Hamilton’s first-round record, the slugger’s 29 home runs are no match for Franklin Anderson, a Cleveland native, who hit 30 homers in his backyard.

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Nationals Sign Bald Eagle to One-Day Contract

by Alex Poletti

To celebrate Independence Day, the Washington Nationals have signed a wild bald eagle to a one-day contract. According to sources in the Nationals clubhouse, he will receive his own jersey and locker for the day, as well as take batting practice and potentially pinch hit for the team.

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After Seventh Rejection, Home Run Derby Still Not Taking Hint that Mike Trout Isn’t Interested

by Alex Poletti

After receiving a hard no from Angels outfielder Mike Trout for the seventh year in a row, the T-Mobile Home Run Derby still has not taken the hint that the two-time MVP isn’t interested in participating.

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