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Astros third basman Alex Bregman, left, and second baseman Jose Altuve look on as owner Jim Crane, foreground, speaks at a press conference addressing the team's cheating scandal.
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Dan Bernstein
February 13, 2020 - 1:56 pm
There were grumbles about the Astros throughout baseball well before any of this started to come out. It never took much of a search to find someone displeased with the organization's smugness or arrogance on one level or another and its concurrent thirst for public accolades.
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White Sox manager Rick Renteria
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Associated Press
February 12, 2020 - 5:07 pm
Major League Baseball went ahead with its planned rules changes for this season, including the requirement a pitcher must face at least three batters or end the half-inning, unless he's hurt.
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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred
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Associated Press
February 07, 2020 - 12:56 pm
Major League Baseball intends to impose new limits on what live video is available to teams, and commissioner Rob Manfred hopes to complete his investigation into alleged electronic sign stealing by the Boston Red Sox before spring training camps open next week.
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Avocados
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Dan Bernstein
January 29, 2020 - 1:52 pm
Avocados are a menace. A delicious menace to be sure, but they invite you to mutilate yourself in ways other fruits do not and could be lying in wait to ruin your Super Bowl Sunday by having you watching while in line waiting for stitches or a tetanus shot at your nearest emergency room.
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Lakers star Kobe Bryant reacts during the 2010 NBA Finals.
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Dan Bernstein
January 27, 2020 - 1:55 pm
There won't be another Kobe Bryant, because one won't be allowed to exist. Not anymore, not with what we know about good shots and bad ones, expected points per attempt and how to maximize the value of every possession.
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