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Yoenis Cespedes wins Home Run Derby

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The last time a player had won the Home Run Derby in back-to-back years, it was Ken Griffey Jr. in 1998-1999. Tonight, Yoenis Cespedes joined Griffey Jr. in that club, winning the Home Run Derby for a second consecutive year in a row. After getting off to a slow start, Cespedes was able to take down ...

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Video: Robinson Cano skit on ‘The Tonight Show’

Former New York Yankee second basemen and current Seattle Mariner Robinson Cano appeared on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' recently and although he's not a Yankee anymore--there was one particular skit that was just too good not to blog about. Don't worry, the skit includes Yankees fans and they ended up in an awkward situation. Boo Cano In ...

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Yankees to honor Robinson, Mandela

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The Yankees will honor Jackie Robinson as they do every year on April 15; they'll wear the number 42 which has been retired across baseball to honor a man who broke the color barrier with his bravery and talent. The Yankees also plan to honor the late Nelson Mandela with a plaque in monument park, ...

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AL and NL Reliever awards to be named after Rivera and Hoffman

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This is pretty cool and exciting news for any future MLB relief award winner: You can win an award named after Mo. MLB commissioner Bud Selig has announced that Major League Baseball will honor the two best relievers in the game with the "Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award" and the "Trevor Hoffman ...

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Should your best hitter bat third in the lineup?

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When Joe Girardi would put his lineup card together in the past, he would tend to pencil in the name 'Robinson Cano'  (the best hitter at the time) in the third spot of the batting order. Many teams follow the tactic of having their most talented players bat third, but many baseball fans tend to ...

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MLB to add metal detectors in ballparks by 2015

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Entering a ballpark when going to game seemed pretty easy. All you'd have to do is open your bag, take off your cap and enter the golden gates to baseball heaven. But, while the process has been easy, it isn't exactly the safest. That's why MLB is planning on enhancing security and adding metal detectors ...

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Teams submit official bids in Tanaka Sweepstakes

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It's extremely hard to translate an entire Japanese article into Google Translator (believe me, I tried before), but the gist I got from this latest article were that teams were submitting official offers for Masahiro Tanaka. Teams have given offers of 6 years, $100 Million (including the Yankees) and now it would be time to play ...

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MLB expands replay starting in 2014

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Baseball fans! Have you ever been upset when a play is reviewed and the umpire just doesn't get the call right? Have you ever wished that other teams wouldn't catch a break because the umpires didn't see the play, or would get frustrated when the umpire wouldn't reverse the call because it was claimed to ...

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