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The myth of Aaron Judge, our large adult baseball son

Aaron Judge is very big and very strong and has a new fan.<p>Here is a complete list of things I know about Aaron Judge: He is the rookie right fielder for the Yankees. He bats and throws right. He wears No. 99. He mashes dingers. And he is very, very large.<p>Look at this great big baseball boy sliding …

Babe Ruth

Three-hit game Wednesday night was music to Jose Abreu's ears

When Jose Abreu connected with Masahiro Tanaka's sinker for an RBI double Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium, the crack of his bat was like a favorite song that he rediscovered after some time.<p>"It was a while from the last time I heard that sound when I hit the ball," the White Sox first baseman …

WATCH: Chris Davis goes into Bo Jackson mode on bat

After a strikeout Thursday night, Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis took it out on the tool of his trade.<p>Over the last handful of years, …

Baseball

Cubs' Kyle Schwarber looks forward to homecoming of sorts this weekend

<b>Kyle Schwarber's</b> return to Great American Ballpark this weekend will be special after he missed nearly all of last year while recovering from left knee surgery.<p>Schwarber enjoyed one of his greatest games of his young career against the Reds in Cincinnati on July 21, 2015, when he went 4-for-7 with …

Offense might lack 'thunder,' but Red Sox finding other ways to score

BALTIMORE -- A few years ago, when Don Orsillo was still doing play-by-play of Boston Red Sox games on television, he often got good-natured grief …

Boston Red Sox

David Freese Describes Struggles with Depression, Alcohol

Link to Media<p>Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman David Freese discussed his previous battles with depression and alcohol abuse in a <i>USA Today</i> feature published Thursday.<p>As Freese told Bob Nightengale, he struggled through myriad issues during his time with the St. Louis Cardinals.<p>"I was depressed," …

Baseball

The deadline blockbusters that Yankees copycats could offer

Theo Epstein exclaimed, “If not now, when?”, and the mindset/motto for last year’s trade deadline was formed.<p>The Cubs’ president of baseball …

Even The Cubs Are Emotional About Boy's Tearful Reaction To Tickets From His Dad

“It’s going to be a special day.”<p>This Cubs mega-fan is about to get the experience of a lifetime.<p>The above video shows 9-year-old Kolt Kyler unable to contain his excitement nor his tears as his dad surprises him with tickets to a Chicago Cubs game.<p>While Kolt’s mom recorded the conversation, his …

Parenting

Phillies closer carousel turns to Hector Neris as experiment continues

NEW YORK — Hector Neris removed his hat, as is his custom when completing an inning, and walked toward second base. He sealed a 6-4 win over the Mets …

Philadelphia Phillies

The New York Yankees Are Suddenly a Very Serious Playoff Contender

Link to Media<p>The road ahead will present bigger challenges for the New York Yankees. That's understood.<p>Not every opponent will be as accommodating as the three who showed up for their first homestand: the mediocre Tampa Bay Rays, the out-of-sync St. Louis Cardinals and the rebuilding Chicago White …

Baseball

Judge disappointed 448-foot HR didn't travel as far as Holliday's

Aaron Judge is annihilating baseballs every time he makes contact for the New York Yankees, including the 448-foot long ball he crushed Wednesday off …

Watch: DeShields' walk-off single sinks Royals in 13th

In Texas, good things come to those who wait, apparently.<p>After three hours and 47 minutes of scoreless baseball at Globe Life Park on Thursday night, …

Brewers' Thames can't explain his red-hot return to MLB

Keep on rubbing your eyes in disbelief as you gawk at the 2017 numbers on Eric Thames' Baseball-Reference page. It's alright - he's doing the same …

The Next Great Cuban Baseball Prospect Is Officially A Free Agent

Nineteen-year-old Cuban outfielder Luis Robert was declared a free agent yesterday, and will be free to sign with a team starting May 20. At …

Ichiro Suzuki Oldest Player to Homer in Marlins Uniform

Link to Media<p>Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki collected his first home run of 2017 and 115th career shot in Wednesday's game against the Seattle Mariners, finishing the night 2-for-4.<p>Ichiro's homer just cleared the fence in right field, making him the oldest player to hit one while donning a …

Ichiro Suzuki

The history of baseball in Texas tells the story of us

As far as official games go, baseball began in our state 150 years ago this week. On April 21, 1867, the Houston Stonewalls beat the Galveston Robert …

Angels’ rally comes up short in 2-1 loss to Astros

The Astros’ Alex Bregman, left, slides into second base for a double as Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons is late with the tag in the second inning …

Mike Scioscia

Keri the 10: Legalize PEDs, Baby Bombers are fun and more MLB observations

Why it makes sense to legalize PEDs in Major League Baseball and more from around MLB<p>Welcome to this week's edition of Keri The 10! As always, we'll …

AL East

The ‘bullpen revolution’ is underway in Houston and boosting the Astros into first place

In the wake of the Cleveland Indians’ run to the American League pennant last fall, a run built largely on the backs of bullpen ace Andrew Miller and his fellow late-inning relievers, many in the industry wondered whether Manager Terry Francona’s model — using his best relievers for multi-inning …

Chicago White Sox

A female major leaguer

Women have played professional baseball at various levels for decades. The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League ran from 1943 to '54 and …

Baseball

5 must-watch games for Week 2 of the MLB season

Entering the second week of the MLB season, there are a ton of games on an almost daily basis. Your time is valuable, and you can't possibly see …

Ex-MLBer Otis Nixon found after being reported missing

Otis Nixon has been found safe after he went missing over the weekend. Jonathan Kirn /Al<p>Otis Nixon was reported missing on Saturday, but police said …

Astros’ McHugh out 6 weeks with elbow injury

Astros right-hander Collin McHugh is sidelined for six weeks with a “posterior impingement of his right elbow,” the team announced Saturday on …

Fantasy baseball: 25 players you need to claim

With the MLB season in full swing, we take a look at 25 waiver wire claims that could wind up winning your league in fantasy baseball.<p>When the …

Baseball

Tim Tebow can’t stop hitting home runs

Let’s check in on Mets outfield prospect Tim Tebow, who hit a home run in his first minor league at-bat last Thursday and then struck out in three of his next four plate appearances. Tebow went 1 for 5 in his second game for the Class A Columbia Fireflies of the South Atlantic League on Friday, and …

Baseball

Instant Replay: Giants snap skid behind Cueto, power bats

Johnny Cueto tossed seven strong innings on the mound while Hunter Pence and Buster Posey went back-to-back to beat the Padres.

The Angels pull off the craziest 9th inning comeback in team history, beat Mariners 10-9

<b>Angels 10 Mariners 9</b><p>Wow. What in the world did I just watch? Was that real life? This team just capped off a home opener series win in literally the …