Essay: A Father and Son’s Shared Passion: Hating the Cubs

NY Times: Bats (BEN STRAUSS) — What a Cubs World Series title would mean to a family of lifelong White Sox fans.
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Tim Tebow to make his instructional league debut on Wednesday Big League Stew (Liz Roscher) — Tim Tebow gets in some work at the plate. (Getty Images) Nearly a month after he held a workout for MLB teams, and just weeks after he was signed to minor league contract by the New York Mets, Tim Tebow is set to make his instructional league debut on Wednesday. The 29-year-old Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback will play a full, non-simulated game against the St. Louis...
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Beyond Baseball, Vin Scully Leaves Behind an Archive of Oddities

NY Times: Bats (RICHARD SANDOMIR) — The body of work of the longtime voice of the Dodgers, including his hosting of a game show and reading of a grocery list, reflects a time when no job seemed too small.
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Wins by the dozen: Mets, Giants, Cards all score 12-run routs Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — If you were hoping the NL wild-card race would shake up Tuesday night, that didn’t happen. What did happen was three beatdowns handed out by teams looking to lock down those two playoff spots. If you like symmetry, you probably like this: The New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants each scored 12 runs in their victories. What does it mean? Not much beyond the wild-card...
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This guy tried to propose at the Yankees game but he dropped the ring Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — There aren’t many things in life a man plans more meticulously than proposing marriage. It’s a moment you definitely don’t want to fumble. Which is why everyone watching Tuesday night’s New York Yankees game against the Boston Red Sox had to feel for 29-year-old Andrew Fox, who dropped to his knee during to the game, planning to propose to his girlfriend Heather Terwilliger, also 29. [...
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Jose Fernandez's best friend gives us another incredible on-field tribute Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — Your browser does not support iframes. Aledmys Diaz returned to the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, his heart still full of grief, but with one swing in the fourth inning, he gave us another incredible tribute to Jose Fernandez. On Sunday, Diaz got the horrible news: Fernandez — who lived a few doors down when they were kids in their native Cuba, a friend so close he called him brother — ...
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Yankees 6, Red Sox 4: Red Sox Are Riding High, but Yankees Fend Off Death Blow From David Ortiz

NY Times: Bats (MIKE VORKUNOV) — The Yankees ended Boston’s 11-game winning streak and shut down Ortiz at two key moments in the game.
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Game Over: The 2016 Chicago White Sox Big League Stew (Yahoo Sports Staff) — Sorry, Chicago White Sox, your World Series trophy is in another castle. But hey, maybe Drake LaRoche, can find you. He has time. The White Sox had a strange season. They were really good, then really bad. Chris Sale had baseball’s most notable tantrum of the season while also being one of the best pitchers in the league. The White Sox could be winners next season as they’ll bring back a...
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On Baseball: Mets Still Scrambling for One-Game Shot at a Longer Postseason

NY Times: Bats (TYLER KEPNER) — After months of having to address one injury after another, the Mets led the National League wild-card race before their game Tuesday and retained strong hopes of hosting the wild-card game.
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David Ortiz Makes His Final Visit to Yankee Stadium

NY Times: Bats (MIKE VORKUNOV) — Ortiz often made himself at home in the Bronx, where he has been a beloved foil.
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Jose Fernandez gets high praise from Donald Trump at Florida campaign stop Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — It’s not just the baseball world that’s still thinking about Jose Fernandez, the 24-year-old star Miami Marlins pitcher killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning. [ Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now ] He’s also on the mind of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, who mentioned Fernandez during a Tuesday campaign stop in Melbourne, Fla., a good 180 miles from...
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Stephen Strasburg unlikely to be ready in time for NLDS Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — If the Washington Nationals are hoping to move past the National League Division Series for the first time since the franchise relocated, they are going to have to do so without pitcher Stephen Strasburg. While Strasburg is working his way back from an elbow injury, general manager Mike Rizzo said Tuesday it would be “unlikely” the pitcher would be ready in time for the NLDS. Rizzo on...
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The Blue Jays' fight with the Yankees just cost them two key players Big League Stew (Mike Oz) — Your browser does not support iframes. The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees got a little testy with each other Monday. The benches cleared and a shoving match ensued following a series of back-and-forth beanballs. Now, the Blue Jays are paying for it. And the price could severely impact their postseason prospects. [ Join a Yahoo Daily Fantasy Baseball contest now ] The club...
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Report: Steven Matz to undergo season-ending elbow surgery Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — The hits keep coming for the New York Mets’ pitching rotation. Steven Matz is expected to be the latest pitcher lost for the year as reports emerged the left-hander would undergo season-ending elbow surgery . The team has yet to confirm the surgery, though general manager Sandy Alderson is expected to address the media about the situation Tuesday afternoon. While the injury is a...
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Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos lost for the season with torn ACL Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — The Washington Nationals’ pursuit of the franchise’s first World Series championship just took a major hit. Catcher Wilson Ramos will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL , manager Dusty Baker announced Tuesday. The injury confirms what many assumed after Ramos had to leave Monday night’s game with a knee injury. The catcher injured himself landing after catching a relay throw at the...
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