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  1. Jeffrey Loria wrote a book about how the Peanuts comic strip reflected American culture

    Apr 3, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT

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    Loria: “A milk chocolate bunny is certainly better than surviving on pot, LSD, and banana peels under palm trees to the tune of “Mellow Yellow.”” Yes. He really wrote that.

  2. Red Sox and Yankees have baseball’s best-selling jerseys

    Apr 3, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    Red Sox, Yankees, and Dodgers dominate the best-selling jerseys list.

  3. HBT Daily: Jeter’s gifts and the Mets’ whiffs

    Apr 3, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

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    Also: a handful of morons take a player to task for being a good dad and husband

  4. Ichiro Suzuki on being benched by Yankees: “It’s nothing I’ve ever experienced before”

    Apr 3, 2014, 1:33 PM EDT

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    Ichiro Suzuki is a bench player for the first time in his career at age 40. He’s yet to appear in a game for the Yankees, as they go with Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Carlos Beltran as the starting outfield, and Suzuki talked to Brendan Kuty of the Newark Star Ledger about how he’s feeling.

  5. Cubs outfielder Junior Lake wore the wrong jersey today

    Apr 3, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

    Junior Lake

    The Cubs and Pirates played a very late game last night. It was bound to lead to some sloppiness today.

  6. The Braves have a simply terrible team anthem this season

    Apr 3, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

    Chop Arm Strong Guy

    People who write and perform bad songs all got together and watched this and said “dude, you wrote and performed a really, really bad song.”

  7. Armando Galarraga to pitch in Taiwan with an awesomely-named team

    Apr 3, 2014, 12:32 PM EDT

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    Or it may be a frat-folk band. Hard to say.

  8. Jonathan Broxton is the Reds’ choice to replace Aroldis Chapman

    Apr 3, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jonathan Broxton

    For now the Reds are going with closer-by-committee in Aroldis Chapman’s absence, but manager Bryan Price said yesterday that Jonathan Broxton will take over ninth-inning duties once the big right-hander returns from the disabled list in a week or so.

  9. “De-Chiefing” is becoming a thing among Indians fans

    Apr 3, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT


    A nascent movement among fans who hate the racist Indians logo has spurred a backlash.

  10. Mets place Chris Young on the disabled list

    Apr 3, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Mets outfielder Chris Young left last night’s game with a strained quadriceps and now he’s headed to the disabled list.

  11. Must-Click Link: Chad Curtis is a deluded, dangerous monster

    Apr 3, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

    Chad Curtis

    This jailhouse interview with Chad Curtis and the stories from his accusers is a must-read.

  12. Pablo Sandoval told his agent to keep fielding offers from the Giants

    Apr 3, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Pablo Sandoval

    Many players set an Opening Day deadline for offseason contract talks, choosing not to continue negotiating once the season begins, but Pablo Sandoval is apparently willing to keep chatting with the Giants.

  13. At least one Dodger thinks the Australia trip led to injuries

    Apr 3, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    It was amazing that he was able to get drafted given how much time med school takes.

  14. Jordan Zimmermann scratched from today’s start

    Apr 3, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann has been scratched from today’s start against the Mets with what the team is calling flu-like symptoms.

  15. That Jim Johnson trade isn’t working out so hot for the A’s yet

    Apr 3, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

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    $10 million doesn’t buy you much these days.

  16. Lenny Dykstra sues Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office, alleging a jailhouse beating

    Apr 3, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

    Former Major League baseball player Lenny Dykstra appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for an arraignment in San Fernando, California

    On one side, a known liar. On the other side, a prison system which has a deplorable track record when it comes to violence against prisoners.

  17. The Derek Jeter farewell gifts start out with boots and a hat

    Apr 3, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

    Jeter gifts

    Okay, well, uh… candlesticks always make a nice gift, and uh, maybe you could find out where he’s registered and maybe a place-setting or maybe a silverware.

  18. Bud Black’s attempted replay challenge deemed “untimely” — which is kind of absurd

    Apr 3, 2014, 8:26 AM EDT

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    The replay rule has some perverse incentives when it comes to determining whether or not a challenge is “timely”

  19. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    The Blue Jays 2013 plan worked out pretty well for their second game in 2014. And Jonathan Papelbon shows us the meaning of accountability. In his own special way.

  20. Pirates outlast Cubs, win 4-3 in 16 innings

    Apr 3, 2014, 2:14 AM EDT

    Russell Martin

    Notes from what could reign supreme as the longest game of the year for quite some time.

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