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    Apparently "disabled" has joined the growing list of words and phrases that are no longer politically correct. Just wait till MLB finds out "bats" is a synonym for "crazy."

    MLB changing disabled list to 'injured list'
    MLB will begin using the new injury list when the 2019 season begins on March 28.

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/...o-injured-list

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    Hey, Commissioner, if you're serious about wanting to speed up the games, how about imposing a rule that a batter is declared out after he hits three consecutive foul balls?

    Rob Manfred: 20-second pitch clock to be used in spring training

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb...ing/ar-BBTJ7t5

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    In his first season with the Dodgers (1949), Newcombe led the league in shutouts and pitched 32 consecutive scoreless innings. He was the first pitcher to win Rookie Of The Year, MVP and a Cy Young Award during his career. (Justin Verlander, in 2011, was the second.) Newcombe was often used as a pinch-hitter, a rarity for a pitcher. He ended his career with 15 home runs, 108 RBIs and a .271 batting average.

    Don Newcombe, Dodgers icon and first Cy Young Award winner, dies at 92

    https://www.upi.com/Sports_News/MLB/...9011550607497/

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    By contrast, Babe Ruth's top salary was $80,000 (1930, 1931). The highest-played baseball player in 1880 was Chicago White Stockings first baseman Adrian "Cap" Anson, whose salary was $1,800. Harper will probably earn that much per minute!

    Sources: Bryce Harper agrees to record-breaking $330 million contract with Phillies

    https://www.aol.com/article/news/201...lies/23680889/

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    The Atlantic League is an eight-team independent league formed in 1998. The teams are located in Texas, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Bleacher Report writer Jacob Shafer believes the league's new experiment will be a "counterproductive disaster."

    Would moving the mound back be baseball's worst rule experiment?

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/...le-experiment?

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    Rosters will likely expand to 26 players and each pitcher will have to face at least three batters. Unfortunately, there was no discussion about banning the idiotic cavalry call and the yelling of "Charge!" when a batter is at the plate. Come on! He's trying to get a hit, not riding with Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders to battle Spanish troops at San Juan Hill!

    Sources: MLB All-Star 'Election Day' planned

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2...on-day-planned

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    Of all the changes approved by MLB and the players union, the most unexpected, the most surprising and the most shocking is that commercial breaks during games will be shortened by 20 seconds. Wooh!

    MLB to implement new rule changes that will shake up look of sport

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb...ort/ar-BBULp6H

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    Insanity is often defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result each time. I have a much better definition of insanity: baseball players' salaries.

    Report: Mike Trout, Angels close to record 12-year, $432 million deal

    https://kdvr.com/2019/03/19/report-t...-million-deal/

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    Four of these home runs came against Zach Greinke, who pitched for the Dodgers in 2013-14-15. Gloat while you can, Dodgers. You have 161 more games this season.

    Dodgers set MLB opening-day record with eight home runs

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...d/3304870002/5

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    December 19 NBC News headline: "Cuban baseball players will no longer have to defect to join MLB." Thanks to Trump, they will once again have to defect if they want to play in the major leagues.

    Donald Trump cancels deal allowing MLB teams to sign Cuban players

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/...-cuban-players

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