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Baseball is Back: Spring Training notes and more

Good Morning and happy Friday! There were three Spring Training games yesterday, all pitting Major League clubs against college teams. Thankfully, all were able to avoid an embarrassing loss to their amateur opponents. 401 more words

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Matt Wieters signs with Nationals

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Matt Wieters, a switch-hitting catcher who was the best remaining free agent on this year’s market, officially signed with the Washington Nationals after everyone in the industry predicted it. 339 more words

Locked And Loaded: The Wild Cards Among The Aces


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Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo are all healthy and ready to go for the 2017 baseball season. 884 more words

Phillies Farm Report: Crawford and Williams have a lot to prove before making the jump

Earlier today, MLB.com announced their top-30 prospect list for the Philadelphia Phillies. Ben Harris (@Ben27Harris) of Crashburn Alley published a comprehensive review of the MLB.com’s evaluation and offered his own feelings on the prospects that were discussed. 379 more words

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MLB has some new rules for the 2017 season

MLB has eliminated the 4 pitch intentional walk. Instead the coach will signal to the umpire that he is going to let the batter go from the batters box to first base. 251 more words

Cultural appropriation in sports

ATLANTA, Fla.- Since the 1960’s, there have been various protests and other movements by Native Americans in the United States and Canada, battling the harmful stereotypes associated with sports team’s mascots. 157 more words

Chris Christie slams Phillies fans

CLEARWATER, Fla. – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie aimed harsh criticism at fans of the Philadelphia Phillies.

On Feb. 15 Christie made an appearance on… 220 more words