Cincinnati Reds’ Dick Williams steps down as president of baseball operations

Cincinnati Reds’ Dick Williams steps down as president of baseball operations

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Dick Williams has resigned as the Cincinnati Reds' president of baseball operations after nearly 15 years with the team. Williams cited spending time with his family as one of the primary reasons for his resignation. The Reds said Nick Krall will remain in his current role as the team's vice president and general manager. "I don't expect everyone to understand my choice, but my situation is unique," Williams said, according to MLB.com. "I have a family business -- other than the Reds -- that also means a lot to me. I have four young kids that I need to spend more time with. I have had an exhilarating 15 years, and we have given our teams some great opportunities to win it all." The Reds announced Williams' resignation Wednesday, one…
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Atlanta Braves say Ronald Acuna Jr. plunking ‘woke us up’ as bad blood with Miami Marlins resurfaces

Atlanta Braves say Ronald Acuna Jr. plunking ‘woke us up’ as bad blood with Miami Marlins resurfaces

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If the Miami Marlins are the Cinderellas of this baseball postseason, they maybe should have considered how the fairy tale would have turned out had the heroine taken off her glass slippers and hurled them at her stepsisters. Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud and starting pitcher Max Fried might not have been reading fairy tales on Tuesday, but they both credited yet another incident in which a Marlins pitcher plunked star Ronald Acuna Jr. with helping the National League East champions overcome a slow start, as Atlanta came from behind to beat Miami 9-5 in Game 1 of their NL Division Series. "I think it woke us up," d'Arnaud said. "We obviously know what happened earlier in the year and even years prior with Ronnie. That definitely woke us up, and…
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