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Frankie Lasagna mocked on Twitter after missing Aaron Judge’s home run

It all seemed to line up perfectly for the Blue Jays fan who identified himself as Frankie Lasagna to the Associated Press. He had his glove, and he had a front-row seat in left field when Aaron Judge sent a historic baseball flying in his direction. But Judge’s 61st home run ball hit the wall, …

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New York Yankees star Aaron Judge hits 61st home run of the season, tying Roger Maris’ mark

9:28 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer: Close: Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. TORONTO — New York Yankees star Aaron Judge hit his 61st home run of the season Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, tying Roger Maris’ American League record. It took Maris until Oct. 1, the final game of …

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MLB playoffs worry list: Biggest problem facing each team in likely field of 12

One of the most important lessons I learned working in MLB front offices for more than a quarter century, including 16 years as a general manager, is that a team’s weaknesses will be exposed in the playoffs. Every team has weaknesses, even the heavyweights in this postseason’s growing field such as the Dodgers, Astros and …

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MLB discusses plans for New York Mets-Atlanta Braves series with Hurricane Ian looming

Major League Baseball is considering contingency plans for this weekend’s crucial series in Atlanta between the Mets and Braves as Hurricane Ian bears down on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The rapidly intensifying hurricane was scheduled to make landfall Wednesday morning in Florida, while parts of Georgia are expected to see flooding rains and some coastal surge …

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MLB discussing contingency plans for Mets-Braves series in Atlanta

NEW YORK — With Hurricane Ian bearing down on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Major League Baseball is discussing contingency plans with the Mets and Braves in the event that the storm affects their three-game series in Atlanta this weekend, according to multiple people briefed. on the talks. Realistic options include shifting game times or …

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Miami Marlins’ Richard Bleier only pitcher since 1900 with 3 balks in same at-bat, gets tossed vs. Mets:

Miami Marlins lefty Richard Bleier had himself an inning to forget Tuesday night against the Mets in New York, making major league history as the only player since 1900 to balk three times in the same at-bat, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Bleier, who opened the eighth inning in relief with the Marlins up 6-3, …

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President Joe Biden hosts World Series champion Atlanta Braves at the White House

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Monday the Atlanta Braves will be “forever known as the upset kings of October” for their improbable 2021 World Series win, as he welcomed the team to the White House for a victory celebration. Biden called the series an “unstoppable, joyful run.” The team got its White House victory …

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