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MLB proposes midsummer first pitch

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/12/20, 10:48 am

Major League Baseball has a plan for players, but not fans, to return to ballparks in early July. The strategy calls for an 82-game season with teams playing their divisional rivals and other nearby teams to minimize travel during the coronavirus pandemic. The change will mean more interleague play, so MLB executives want the National League to adopt the American League’s rule of having a designated hitter bat for the pitcher. That’s a big adjustment for NL players and managers, as well as for fans who have fiercely debated the pros and cons of a designated hitter for decades.

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A baseball void gives Taiwan some limelight

Sports | With sporting events canceled around the world, Taiwan’s baseball league is one of only two playing
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 5/08/20, 03:49 pm

On the evening of April 30, CTBC Brothers faced off against the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions in a stadium in the southern city of Tainan. Typically, baseball games in Taiwan are noisy affairs with rowdy crowds and cheerleaders beating drums and leading call-and-response chants as spectators chomp on sweet Taiwanese sausages and fried chicken. 

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Michael Jordan was the last of his kind

Documentary | The Last Dance profiles athlete turned legend
by Jim Hill
Posted 5/07/20, 05:47 pm

Move over Tiger King. A new documentary series is ruling America’s imagination, and its subject is worthier of the crown.

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