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WATCH: Tebow hits home run on first pitch he sees in first game as pro baseball player

by Matt Snyder @MattSnyderCBS   

Former football standout turned MLB hopeful Tim Tebow has started his professional baseball career with a bang. He stepped in the batters box for his first ever plate appearance as a player for the… 19 more words

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I love the challenge of describing things

I enjoy turning the spotlight on people who are great communicators. One of the best is about to retire.

This weekend, Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play announcer Vin Scully will call his last game. 571 more words

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Remembering Jose Fernandez

By Matthew Michaels

No one had more fun playing baseball than Jose Fernandez. That I just used “had” to talk about a 24-year old is the saddest thing I have ever had to write. 843 more words

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Overtime: On Jose Fernandez

By Jack McLoone

No one had more fun playing baseball than Jose Fernandez. The fact that I just used “had” to talk about a 24-year old is the saddest thing I have ever had to write. 841 more words

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Toronto Blue Jays call up Butler grad Chris Smith

Chris Smith’s long and winding road in professional baseball has finally made its way to the big leagues.

The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Tuesday that it had purchased the contract of Smith, 28, a graduate of Butler High School, giving the right-handed pitcher his first Major League call-up. 251 more words

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Don't Take Life For Granted

If you even just skim through sports news, you probably heard about the tragic passing of Jose Fernandez on Sunday. He was a 24 year old pitching prodigy for the Miami Marlins whose infectious energy on and off the diamond endeared him to players and fans all over the league. 631 more words

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Blue Jays Pitcher Joaquin Benoit Tore his Calf Running from the Bullpen

Its gotta be pretty difficult to not feel like a huge dumbass if you’re Blue Jays bullpen pitcher Joaquin Benoit right now. Benoit (who has been having a pretty solid year out of the pen with a 2.81 ERA) is now out for the rest of the season for the Blue Jays, who are in a heated race for the AL wild card having only a one game lead over their division rival Baltimore. 250 more words

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