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Ex-Red Sox Millar: Steinbrenner flipped us double bird in 2003

USA - JULY 26: George Steinbrenner of the New York Yankees poses for a photo on July 26, 1998. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images)The Sporting …

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Don Orsillo Was At His Best When The Red Sox Were Boring

Longtime Red Sox play-by-play man Don Orsillo is reportedly leaving NESN at the end of season. His contract is up and NESN’s higher-ups don’t seem to …

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ESPN removes Curt Schilling from Little League World Series broadcast after offensive tweet

ESPN removed Curt Schilling from its Little League World Series coverage after a controversial tweet from the retired baseball player compared Muslims to Nazis.

“It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists,” the graphic Schilling tweeted read. “In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that …

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President Obama says Derek Jeter 'stole money from me' in golf game

President Obama was in Las Vegas recently at the home of Las Vegas Sun owner Brian Greenspun. Obama was there for a fundraiser. In the process, he told a really great Derek Jeter story.

Apparently, Obama and Greenspun played golf with Jeter and The Captain took some dough off the most powerful man …

Derek Jeter

Precocious four-year-old knocks a Wiffle ball out of the park like it's no big deal

Watch this rather talented Wiffle ball player score a home run worthy of Major League Baseball

A talented four-year-old Wiffle baller has become an internet sensation after a video of him crushing one out of the park went viral.

Nate Haskiell captured the footage of a four-year-old boy called Eston …

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Josh Donaldson went 0-💯 … real quick.

Astros' Mike Fiers denies illegal substance on glove during no-hitter

One day after throwing a 134-pitch no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros right-hander Mike Fiers denied he had an illegal substance on his glove during the 3-0 win, shooting down speculation that began when photos on social media that zoomed in on the glove appeared to show a …

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Chris Sale makes hitting look even more impossible as he strikes out 14 Mariners

Hitting a baseball is already hard enough. If you don't wash out in Little League (like I did), or high school, or even college and somehow make it to the Minor Leagues, you still have a fraction of a chance of reaching the Major Leagues and even becoming a serviceable hitter, much less an …

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On Fier! @astrosbaseball RHP Mike Fiers no-hits the Dodgers in Houston. #DomiNoNo

Nationals Disaster: Remember When Washington Was Supposed to Be the Best Team in Baseball?

The Nationals were supposed to run away with the NL East. That’s what we told you — more than once. Heck, that’s what everyone told you. Even the computers: The Nats had such high playoff odds to start the year (94.5 percent) that there was even some talk about Matt Williams’s squad as a clear World …

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What Are the Texas Rangers Doing in the American League Wild Card Race?

Sometimes you just are sure. You just know that those eggs taste awful and eww, they have hair in them, you can see it, ugh, it's really long and sorry, that is gross. It is a certainty deeper than any sort of intellectual calculation. But sometimes you just know something, you are utterly certain …

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Inside Baseball: More GMs and managers on the hot seat; plus notes

Eight general managers have been fired, released or vacated their positions within the past 15 months, and the likelihood is that one or two more will go before the year's up. Many of the departed executives were seemingly doing well, too. One was in the middle of a positive, productive rebuild, …

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Chris Sale's 'Condor' Mechanics Made Him a Star, but Are They Too Risky?

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Before long, Chris Sale is eminently capable of doing at least two things (and, probably, much, much more).

Winning his first American League Cy Young Award. He's finished in the top six in each of the past three seasons, including third last year. Mark it down: He will win. Oh …

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Even if Phillies waited too long, at least they unloaded vets

Even if Phillies waited too long, at least they unloaded vets

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Which 2 Yankees starters wouldn’t make playoff rotation?

There is a game within a game going on with the Yankees over the last quarter of this season. Obviously, Job 1 is to make the playoffs for the …

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#TBT to Doc striking out 16 batters in one game … as a 20-year-old.

Throwback Thursday: A Long Ball in Short Shorts

(Editor's note: Each week VICE Sports will take a look back at an important sports event from this week in sports history. We are calling this regular feature Throwback Thursday, or #TBT for all you cool kids. You can read previous installments here.)

Thirty-nine years ago this week, a Major League …

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Madison Bumgarner is more than just a great pitcher.

The San Francisco Giants are in the middle of the playoff picture in the National League. Currently, they sit two games back of the Los Angeles …

Madison Bumgarner

Maybe Players Aren’t Aging Differently After All

Albert Pujols isn’t as good as he was in St. Louis, but he has aged relatively well. (via Marianne O’Leary)

In 2013 Jeff Zimmerman published a …

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MLB clarifies: Ned Yost was only reminded Apple Watch must not be connected to iPhone during games

MLB has clarified a somewhat ambiguous Kansas City Star report that it told Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost that he must not use his Apple Watch during games. The organization told MarketWatch that Yost was merely reminded that the watch must not be connected to his phone during games.

The MLB …

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Kyle Gaedele, proud relative of Eddie Gaedel, has full-sized baseball goals

It is one of the most unforgettable, if not one of the most unusual, images in major league baseball history.

Eddie Gaedel, all 3-foot-7 and 65 pounds of him, crouched over in the batter's box, waiting for a pitch that would never come anywhere near a strike zone that was estimated to be 1.5 inches …

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Braun becomes Brewers' all-time HR leader

Yount happy to see Milwaukee crown a new home run king

MILWAUKEE -- If you thought Brewers great Robin Yount would be disappointed to see his franchise home run record fall, think again. He was downright gleeful after learning Ryan Braun had set a new mark with home run No. 252 in Wednesday's 8-7 …

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Chase Utley to Dodgers: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

For the first time in his career, Chase Utley will be wearing a new uniform, as the Philadelphia Phillies' star second baseman has agreed to a trade that will send him to the Los Angeles Dodgers, per Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal:

MLB Roster Moves made the deal official.

USA Today noted that the Dodgers …

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Josh Donaldson might be MVP, but the A's were right to trade him

Josh Donaldson’s MVP case is real.

The Blue Jays star is 0.4 wins above replacement behind Mike Trout by the Baseball Reference formula and tied with …

Baseball

Dombrowski hire is latest proof Red Sox are true 'Evil Empire'

On the way out the door, Larry Lucchino needs to look in the mirror and ask who is the Evil Empire now?

The Red Sox’s outgoing president got a lot of …

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Jordan Spieth, Zach Johnson bet $5,000 on major league first pitches

ARLINGTON, Texas -- This time, no clubs for Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson. Just a pair of famous diamonds.

The golfers each threw out a ceremonial first pitch at a major league game Tuesday night. They spent much of the day trash-talking on Twitter, finally arriving at a bet of $5,000 to the major …

Zach Johnson

GRAND SLAM! #BAEROD http://t.co/SU2wAF84ex

Red Sox hire Dombrowski; Cherington to step aside

The Red Sox announced on Tuesday night that they have hired Dave Dombrowski to be their president of baseball operations.

General manager Ben Cherington declined the opportunity to continue as GM but has agreed to assist Dombrowski during the transition.

"I have known Dave very well for a long time," …

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Rangers Acquire Will Venable, Designate Michael Choice

The Rangers announced that they have acquired outfielder Will Venable from the Padres in exchange for minor league catcher/outfielder Marcus Greene and …

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