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  1. One study: teams named after Indians are costing themselves millions by NOT changing their mascots

    Apr 15, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

    Chief Wahoo guy

    I can’t vouch for the study, but I do know this much: politics gets this stuff in the news, but money is what will ultimately change things.

  2. Darnell McDonald joins Cubs front office two weeks after retiring

    Apr 15, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

    darnell mcdonald getty

    Earlier this month journeyman outfielder Darnell McDonald announced his retirement via Instagram and he’s already landed a good post-playing gig in the Cubs’ front office as a baseball operations assistant.

  3. The Braves own the Nationals. It must be true, Wikipedia said so.

    Apr 15, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

    nationals logo patch

    If it’s on the Internet, it must be true.

  4. Indians activate Michael Bourn, demote Nyjer Morgan

    Apr 15, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT

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    Michael Bourn is back from the disabled list after being sidelined since the middle of spring training with a hamstring injury and to make room for his return the Indians optioned Nyjer Morgan back to Triple-A.

  5. HBT Daily: Jackie Robinson Day and the decline of U.S.-born blacks in baseball

    Apr 15, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    Jackie Robinson

    There are fewer U.S.-born blacks playing baseball today than there were 20-30 years ago. But how many fewer, and what can be done about it?

  6. Shockingly, Bill Plashcke’s take on the L.A. Magazine story about Yasiel Puig misses the point

    Apr 15, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig AP

    To some people, Yasiel Puig will always be a problem rather than a person.

  7. Yankees place Francisco Cervelli on the 60-day disabled list

    Apr 15, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    Francisco Cervelli injured his hamstring Sunday night and the Yankees have placed the backup catcher on the 60-day disabled list rather than the usual 15-day disabled list.

  8. Hank Aaron is getting vile racist hate mail in retaliation for pointing out that racism still exists

    Apr 15, 2014, 1:19 PM EDT

    Hank Aaron AP

    Thank God he didn’t suggest people still had the capacity for violence, or else the manner in which these idiots took offense might’ve been even worse.

  9. John Farrell to get fined for being critical of instant replay

    Apr 15, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    John Farrell

    MLB sends an odd message given how open they’ve been about instant replay being a work-in-progress.

  10. Mike Moustakas and the meaninglessness of spring training

    Apr 15, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    Mike Moustakas

    Every year lots of people act like spring training numbers mean something and every year they don’t. I guess there’s really no way of avoiding it, since everyone is so excited to have any kind of baseball to watch again after a long winter that they latch onto some random 20-game sample against varying degrees of competition.

  11. Rain postpones the Yankees game and their tribute to Nelson Mandela along with it

    Apr 15, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Nelson Mandela

    Lots of dignitaries have to stay another day in New York. But on the bright side, they get to take in a doubleheader tomorrow.

  12. A-Rod made a half million doing nothing

    Apr 15, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    New York Yankees' Rodriguez reacts to a reporter's question after arriving at the Yankees' minor league baseball complex in Tampa

    Hey, cut me some slack. There has been no Puig news since yesterday and I’ve already taunted Phillies fans twice today. I gotta feed at least one of my obsessions every few hours.

  13. Cardinals activate Mark Ellis, demote Pete Kozma to minors

    Apr 15, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Pete Kozma

    Mark Ellis is back from a spring training knee injury, so the Cardinals have activated the veteran second baseman from the disabled list. And to make room on the 25-man roster they demoted last season’s starting shortstop, Pete Kozma, to Triple-A.

  14. Mike Adams returns from shoulder surgery, rejoins Phillies

    Apr 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Mike Adams AP

    Out since July shoulder surgery, right-hander Mike Adams is off the disabled list and rejoined the Phillies for a potential setup man role.

  15. That was some win for Luis Avilan last night

    Apr 15, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT

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    The guy just knows how to win.

  16. Manny Machado runs sprints, nears rehab assignment

    Apr 15, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    machado getty

    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado ran sprints yesterday for the first time since October knee surgery, going 90 feet six times.

  17. I guess Phillies fans do need to be told when to make some noise

    Apr 15, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT

    Phillies fans AP

    If you think I’m picking on Phillies fans this morning. Well, that’s where you’re right.

  18. The Mets suffered two costly injuries last night

    Apr 15, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT

    Curtis Granderson

    The Mets’ outfield may be two men down for a little while.

  19. Video of the century: bummed Phillies fans react to Dan Uggla’s grand slam

    Apr 15, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

    Sad Phillies fans

    The rest of the day’s posts will be from Gleeman, as I will be sitting by the fire, sharing glasses of wine and cutesy talk with this video all day long.

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