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What's wrong with the Joe Mauer haters?

A lot more than what's wrong with Joe Mauer.

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Emmanuel Sanders inspires the next generation

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Every NFL player got their start in HS. Some were stars, some had just discovered the game. Now, six of them are going back to lend a surprise hand.

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Was Olivo's alleged ear-biting unprecedented?

1B: Cap Anson bit off tip of Oyster Burns’ nose after spiking; swallowed. 1888.

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Chris Getz was the symbol of Royals' futility

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" is a time-honored phrase, but not even it explains the Royals' four-year-affair with second baseman Chris Getz.

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Worrisome struggles, 40 games in

We're one-fourth of the way through the season, and things are not looking good for these players.

Someday, MLB Mother's Day will be about a player

Someday, MLB Mother's Day will be about not just pink bats, but a player -- but will we be ready as a society to embrace the moment when it comes?

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Darvish loses no-hitter again & that is beautiful

No-hitters are cheap flukes, but continually being frustrated by a capricious universe? That marks Yu Darvish as a special pitcher.

Tino Martinez, Yanks' Mr. Meh, makes Monument Park

The Yankees will honor Tino Martinez with a plaque in Yankee Stadium's Monument Park, though he was mostly a mediocre player on a very good team.

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The Pirates and Indians are dead, dead, dead

"The dream is over. What can I say?" -- John Lennon

Baseball's failed 1978 Donald Sterling moment

As with so many things, then-Commissioner Bowie Kuhn swung and missed when it came to disciplining an overtly racist owner who he instead praised as combining "courage, honesty and love of the game...

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Cano's return vs. Reggie's: Fans smarter in '82?

The denizens of Yankee Stadium knew where to put the blame when the great home-run artist left for Anaheim, but they seem a bit confused about where to direct their ire regarding Robinson Cano's...

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