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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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MLB, we have a problem: home plate rules aren’t clear

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Before the season started, Major League Baseball enforced the rule of a catcher being unable to block the plate to prevent injury. Although they enforced the rule, today's Yankees/Blue Jays game proved the rule wasn't entirely crystal clear. During the third inning of play, Francisco Cervelli tried to score from second base on a single by ...

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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 bans home-plate collisions

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MLB officially banned home-plate collisions today, but left a loophole. Rule 7.13 states it has banned most home field collisions, except in the case where the catcher has the ball and the runner makes no effort to touch home plate. The rule states: “the failure by the runner to make an effort to touch the plate, the runner’s lowering of ...

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MLB approves padded caps for pitchers

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Major League Baseball approved a product design to protect pitchers against line drives that are hit towards them. A padded cap made by the 4Liscencing Corporation will be made available to pitchers when they report for Spring Training, however the use of the cap will be optional. The design comes 17 months after Brandon McCarthy, then with ...

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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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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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Maddux, Glavine and Thomas elected into the Hall of Fame

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Last year, no one was elected into the Hall of Fame which was a shock and a rarity. This year, three players were elected into the Hall of Fame, and that wasn't surprising since they were in a class full of talented nominees. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected to be enshrined forever ...

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