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MLB Legend Willie Mays Finally Gets His Flowers With New HBO Documentary on the Way

Photo: A. Messerschmidt (Getty Images) At 90 years young, Willie Mays, the oldest living Hall of Famer, has lived a life that others can only dream to have experienced. He’s set multiple MLB records, collected a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and has inspired millions with both his play and resilience. He’s the perfect choice for […]

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Gleyber Torres Scored A Run On An Infield Single Because The Astros Forgot To Cover Third And Home

Here’s the thing with an infield shift: Yes, it is almost always going to be the right move, because baseball players are usually going to hit into it and make your life as a defense much easier. But when it backfires, the whole thing has the potential to backfire spectacularly, as evidenced by Thursday’s game […]

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Braves Pitcher Huascar Ynoa Blasted A Grand Slam While Pitching A Gem Against Washington

22-year-old right-hander Huascar Ynoa wasn’t supposed to be a major part of the Atlanta Braves rotation in 2021. The Braves invested eight-figure contracts in starters like Charlie Morton and Drew Smyly and, with youngsters like Mike Soroka, Max Fried, Ian Anderson, and others returning, Ynoa projected as a supporting piece, or even a long relief […]

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Ted Cruz Is Being Blasted For His Mafia-Like Threat To ‘Woke CEOs’ Who Stand Up To Republicans: ‘The Most Openly Corrupt Thing Any Senator Has Said’

In both a truly weird flex and the most stunning admission of political corruption from a sitting U.S. Senator we’ve seen in quite some time, Republican Ted Cruz penned an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, basically copping to the fact that he’s received bribes from corporations in exchange for political favors. Cruz’s confession was […]

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A season is a season, but a game isn’t a game when it comes to no-hitters

You could make the argument for him being the greatest player ever. He was maybe the first true celebrity the sport birthed. The life of one George Herman Ruth wasn’t always glorious, but a look back at his career is full of iconic moments and incredible accomplishments.

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The White Sox Let Two Position Players Pitch And Blessed Us With A Hilariously Slow Hit By Pitch

Monday afternoon was blessed with two of baseball’s quirkiest traditions: morning baseball and position players pitching. The Boston Red Sox hosted the Chicago White Sox on Patriots Day at Fenway Park, with an 11 am first pitch that usually coincides with the running of the Boston Marathon. With no Marathon due to the still-ongoing coronavirus […]

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Republicans Have Ruined Sports for Republicans

The owners of sports leagues donate far more to Republicans than to Democrats, moreover. “Over the past three election cycles, MLB owners donated roughly $20.4 million to campaigns and super PACs. $15.2 million (74.5 percent) went to Republicans, while $5.2 million (25.5 percent) went to Democrats,” wrote Axios’s Baker. But the relationship between culture and […]

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Out Of Respect For Daunte Wright And A Grieving Community, Minnesota Teams Cancel Games

NewsOne Featured Video Minnesota sports teams postponed games Monday out of respect for Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Brooklyn Center man killed by police during a traffic stop on Sunday. Major League Baseball team the Minnesota Twins issued a statement extending sympathies to Wright’s family. The Twins were scheduled to play the Boston Red Sox and […]

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Brian Kemp Says MLB Moving All-Star Game Hurts Minorities, Because White People Love Pretending They Know What’s Best for Black People

Photo: Megan Varner (Getty Images) I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again anyway: White conservatives are annoying AF. Their dedication to being obtuse, gaslight-prone and wilfully disingenuous makes them the living embodiment of nails on a chalkboard, and among their most irritating practices is the one where they pretend to care […]

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Padres Pitcher Joe Musgrove Threw A No-Hitter Despite Having To ‘Piss So Bad’ For Half The Game

A pitcher threw a no-hitter for the first time in San Diego Padres history on Friday night. Joe Musgrove, who joined his hometown club this offseason after spending the last three years in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ organization, allowed one baserunner on a hit by pitch and was otherwise flawless in San Diego’s 3-0 win over […]

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Bronson Arroyo Gave A Bizarre Tribute To Dodgers Pitcher Walker Buehler That Involved Serenading Him With ‘Wonderwall’

To the victor go the spoils, and on Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles Dodgers got their rings for winning the 2020 World Series. The Dodgers played host to the Washington Nationals for the first game in front of fans at Dodgers Stadium in 18 months, making it the perfect occasion to celebrate the team’s win […]

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Black Woman Snatches Former Fox News Host’s Soul After She Calls Him Out for Pretending to Care About Black People

Aisha MillsPhoto: Cindy Ord (Getty Images) Republican SpankBang, aka Fox News, is known for its plethora of white men spouting lies to an audience of dunces. Advertisement Apparently, a former Republican PornHub host named Eric Bolling (which totally sounds like a porn name) walked off a BBC News show Wednesday after another guest—and current member […]

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Moves to Counter Georgia’s Racist Voting Laws

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks at a press conference on March 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Suspect Robert Aaron Long, 21, was arrested after a series of shootings at three Atlanta-area spas left eight people dead on Tuesday night, including six Asian women.Photo: Megan Varner/Getty Images (Getty Images) Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms doesn’t have […]

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Republicans Embrace ‘Cancel Culture,’ Cancel Coke, Baseball and Democracy

Photo: Instagram/Trump WHite House (archived) I’m against cancel culture. While most people agree that they have the right not to patronize people or entities with whom they disagree, I don’t support the party that attempted to cancel democracy, election integrity, Black people’s right to vote, truth and facts. But, after years of championing free speech […]

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Fernando Tatis Jr. Left Giants-Padres After Injuring His Arm On A Swing

This offseason, the San Diego Padres rewarded their young superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. with a massive 14-year, $340 million contract extension, locking the 22-year-old sensation up through his prime. Tatis has looked primed to become the next face of Major League Baseball, with his sensational two-way play, power to all fields at the plate […]

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Whoopi Goldberg Had A Bizarre Back-And-Forth With Meghan McCain Over Georgia Voting Laws

Meghan McCain and Whoopi Goldberg had an odd exchange on Monday while discussing Major League Baseball’s decision to move its annual All-Star Game from Atlanta following the passage of the highly controversial Election Integrity Act in Georgia. McCain seemed to be particularly incensed that President Joe Biden was backing the MLB move, which she called […]

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Reactions to MLB Moving All-Star Game From Georgia: Some Dems Acknowledge Necessity of Action, Big Mad Republicans Blame Wokeness

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp listens to a question during a news conference at the State Capitol on Saturday, April 3, 2021, in Atlanta, about Major League Baseball’s decision to pull the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta over the league’s objection to a new Georgia voting law.Photo: Brynn Anderson (AP) The fallout from Georgia’s new voter […]

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Corporate America Has Spent $50 Million on State Lawmakers Who Support Limiting Voter Access

The AT&T Communications Inc. corporate headquarters building is seen March 6, 2006 in San Antonio, Texas. AT&T announced plans to acquire BellSouth in a deal valued at approximately $67 billion. Photo: Toby Jorrin/Getty Images (Getty Images) Some of America’s biggest and most profitable corporations have given more than $50 million to state lawmakers who have […]

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Georgia GOP Blame Stacey Abrams After MLB Pulls All-Star Game Over Racist Voting Law

NewsOne Featured Video Georgia Republicans are mad about Major League Baseball (MLB) moving the All-Star Game from the Atlanta suburbs in response to the state’s new restrictive voting laws. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and House Speaker David Ralston had choice words for Stacey Abrams but didn’t address MLB or its Players Alliance. #BREAKING: @GovKemp and […]

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Major League Baseball Moves 2021 All-Star Game From Atlanta in Response to Voter Suppression Law

Photo: Carmen Mandatto (Getty Images) Major League Baseball will move its signature midseason event out of Atlanta because…How the hell could they spend a whole weekend talking about All-Star voting in a state that doesn’t allow people to vote? Advertisement MLB’s 2021 All-Star weekend was expected to bring tens of millions of dollars to Georgia’s […]

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