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A Sports Rodin Works in Bronze, and in Volume

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:59:24 GMT

Brian Hanlon is a prolific sculptor of sports-related statues, the guiding hand behind an assembly line that starts in a New Jersey chicken coop.


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Trade of Andrew McCutchen Ends an Era in Pittsburgh

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:40:52 GMT

Andrew McCutchen had a difficult season in 2016, but he bounced back to hit .279 with 28 home runs for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2017. He will replace Denard Span in the outfield for the San Francisco Giants.McCutchen, who was named the National League’s M.V.P. in 2013, is on his way to San Francisco as the Pirates continue to rebuild their roster.


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On Baseball: What Is Baseball’s Equivalent of the Vikings’ Miraculous Victory?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:19:39 GMT

The Seattle Mariners after eliminating the Yankees from the playoffs in 1995.From out one moment to advancing the next? Seeking baseball parallels in a football miracle.


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Doug Harvey, Hall of Fame Umpire Whom Players Called God, Dies at 87

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 03:40:38 GMT

Doug Harvey in 1980. The Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan said Harvey “was tolerant to a point, yet the players always knew he was in control.”Harvey was considered firm and fair during a 31-season career spent entirely in the National League. He worked five World Series and six All-Star Games.


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Astros Acquire Gerrit Cole in a 5-Player Trade With the Pirates

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:43:08 GMT

Gerrit Cole, pictured in 2015, was 12-12 with a 4.26 earned run average for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2017.In exchange for their ace, the Pirates got the right-handers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, third baseman Colin Moran and outfielder Jason Martin.


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On Baseball: Winter Drags On, With Free Agents Still Waiting by the Phone

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:29:48 GMT

From left, Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas at a Royals game last season. All are available as free agents, but none have signed.In an off-season of few signings, teams leery of overpaying seem content to wait for prices to drop in the spring.


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Mets, Playing Catch Up, Hire Specialist to Avert Injuries

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:00:39 GMT

Yoenis Cespedes is helped off the field during a game against the Atlanta Braves in April. A rash of injuries undermined the Mets season and has lead to the hiring of a fitness expert in a newly created position, director of high performance.After a rash of injuries undermined the season, a fitness expert will join the medical and training staff to improve players’ health with new ideas.


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The Analytics Guy Failed to Compute One Thing: How to Be Accepted in Mexico

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 04:32:45 GMT

Anton Dahbura and his wife, Marlaina R. Miller, who provide analytics to a baseball team in Mexico, watched a game streamed from there at their home in Hagerstown, Md. Much of their advice of late has been ignored.A Mexican baseball team brought in an analytics expert. But in a clash of tradition and modernity, a manager ended up fired and the data is now hardly used.


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Jay Bruce Will Return to Mets on a 3-Year, $39 Million Deal

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:01:08 GMT

The Mets brought back Jay Bruce, right, whom they traded to the Indians in August.Bruce was the most consistent power hitter in the Mets’ lineup last season before he was traded to the Cleveland Indians in August.


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Yankees Announce Details of Extended Netting at Stadium

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:40:09 GMT

Last season, the netting behind home plate at Yankee Stadium stretched only between the two dugouts. The Yankees will extend the netting beyond the end of the dugouts next season.Protective netting at Yankee Stadium will stretch beyond the ends of the dugouts and far down the foul lines in the hopes of preventing fans from being struck by foul balls.


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Keeping Score: ‘The Last Thing You Want to Do Is Hit the Ball to Center Field’

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:47:45 GMT

Andruw Jones in 2002.Andruw Jones was a singular talent on defense, but in his first year on the Hall of Fame ballot he is on the verge of being eliminated from future consideration.


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