For Cubs, David Ross a bridge between past and future

For Cubs, David Ross a bridge between past and future

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The Chicago Cubs' hiring of David Ross to be their next manager comes down to one thing: Trust. As the team looks to begin anew after missing the playoffs for the first time in five years, the front office is trusting Ross to manage friends and to move past the historic 2016 World Series title run-- in which he and others on the current team participated. When the search officially began, Cubs president Theo Epstein had a fine line to walk when discussing the idea of looking to the future with the possibility of hiring a player from the recent past. Some will point out the other candidates up for the job -- especially Astros bench coach Joe Espada -- wouldn't need to separate themselves in that manner, because they…
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Angels’ Mike Trout, Brewers’ Christian Yelich honored with Hank Aaron Award

Angels’ Mike Trout, Brewers’ Christian Yelich honored with Hank Aaron Award

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After swatting a combined 89 home runs this season, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers have been named the recipients of this year's Hank Aaron Award, MLB announced Wednesday. The award was established in 1999 to honor the outstanding offensive performers in each league. Trout, 27, hit a career-high 45 home runs, despite missing most of the last month of the season because of a foot injury. He batted .291 with a .438 on-base percentage, drove in 104 runs and scored 110. He's a leading candidate to win his third AL MVP award.cheap nfl nike jerseys from china He took to Twitter on Wednesday to thank his teammates, coaches, family and fans and to apologize for not being in attendance to accept…
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Dodger blues: Los Angeles in shock after stunning defeat amid dream season

Dodger blues: Los Angeles in shock after stunning defeat amid dream season

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And then, for nearly 15 seconds, Hill paused, gathering himself, trying desperately to avoid breaking down with the cameras recording him. Hill, a soon-to-be free agent and a soon-to-be 40-year-old pitcher, knows this one will weigh on Kershaw for a while. The agony will extend to the rest of his teammates. "People say it's just a game," Hill said, pausing once more. "It's a lot more than that." The Dodgers' dream season that included 279 home runs, 12 walk-offs, 106 regular-season victories and a seventh consecutive division title evaporated in the decisive fifth game of the National League Division Series when Kershaw surrendered a two-run lead and Joe Kelly served up the game-winning grand slam. Moments after a shocking, season-ending 7-3 defeat on Wednesday night, emotions remained raw in the…
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Joe Maddon agrees to be new manager of Los Angeles Angels

Joe Maddon agrees to be new manager of Los Angeles Angels

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The Los Angeles Angels have reached an agreement with Joe Maddon to make him their next manager, the team announced Wednesday. Maddon is expected to receive a three-year contract in the $12 million to $15 million range, a source told ESPN. He will be formally introduced by the Angels at a news conference next week. Maddon, 65, is returning to the Angels organization -- with which he spent the first three decades of his career -- after managing the Chicago Cubs for five seasons and leading the franchise to its first World Series title in 108 years in 2016. "I could not be more excited to come back home and manage this great organization," Maddon said in a statement. "I'd like to thank Arte Moreno, Billy Eppler and John Carpino…
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Rays chase Astros’ Justin Verlander early en route to evening ALDS

Rays chase Astros’ Justin Verlander early en route to evening ALDS

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Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch asked ace Justin Verlander to do something he had never done before. It might be a while before he asks him to do it again, not that he has any regrets. Verlander was chased after 3 2/3 innings in Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. He allowed four runs -- three in the first inning -- and seven hits, including two home runs. The Astros trailed 4-0 when he was pulled from the game after walking Tampa Bay's Ji-Man Choi in the fourth, much to the delight of a raucous, jam-packed Tropicana Field. Verlander threw 84 pitches. With the Astros' lead in the series down to 2-1 entering Tuesday, Hinch tabbed Verlander, 36, for the Game…
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Who will rule Game 5? It’s October’s ultimate feel-good story vs. MLB’s most dominant ace

Who will rule Game 5? It’s October’s ultimate feel-good story vs. MLB’s most dominant ace

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Ursula is happy about the Rays. She is Australian and drives for Uber. Her Wednesday morning was a busy one, as visiting baseball fans headed for the airport in Tampa to catch flights back to Houston. Many of them wore orange Astros T-shirts and were unhappy, but they think everything will be fine at home. Ursula hopes for the best in Game 5, but one way or another, she sees the two glorious days at Tropicana Field as bittersweet. She lives on the Tampa side of the bay, and people there were excited that the Rays planned to construct a new ballpark in Ybor City. Then they were crestfallen when Rays owner Stuart Sternberg declared those plans dead last December at the winter meetings in Las Vegas.nfl nike jerseys cheap…
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White Sox see big turnaround coming thanks to young stars

White Sox see big turnaround coming thanks to young stars

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The Chicago White Sox signaled better days are coming. Maybe next season, they will make the big breakthrough. With young stars establishing themselves in the majors and promising prospects in the pipeline, there is a strong sense on the South Side that this string of losing seasons is finally about to end. "Definitely," star shortstop Tim Anderson said. "We've got the guys to do it. I'm just excited to be in the mix of it. I think next year is going to be even better." cheap nfl jerseys china nike The White Sox went 72-89 in their seventh straight losing season and missed the playoffs for the 13th time in 14 years since the 2005 team won the World Series. But they won 10 more games than they did a…
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Mets’ Pete Alonso gives custom cleats to 9/11 museum

Mets’ Pete Alonso gives custom cleats to 9/11 museum

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Mets slugger Pete Alonso visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Tuesday to donate the custom first-responder cleats and baseball bat that he used in a game on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Alonso, who presented the equipment to museum president Alice M. Greenwald, said "it means the world" that the memorial wanted the gear for its permanent collection. "Just being here in New York, I just wanted to show every bit of gratitude I could," Alonso said. "Not just for the first responders, but for the families as well who were directly impacted. You guys will not be forgotten." The 24-year-old rookie surprised his teammates with customized spikes to wear during a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He had spent weeks jotting down their shoe…
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Cards’ Wacha leaves start with shoulder tightness

Cards’ Wacha leaves start with shoulder tightness

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha left Wednesday's 9-7 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks with tightness in his right (throwing) shoulder.cheap nfl nike jerseys from china Manager Mike Shildt said more would be known Thursday, but that the injury appears to be a mild strain. Wacha will undergo an MRI on Thursday. Wacha had a 2-0 count on Diamondbacks right fielder Abraham Almonte in the bottom of the second inning when a trainer came out to check on him. After a short conversation on the mound, Wacha and the trainer walked into the Cardinals' dugout. "We evaluated him in between innings, and it was coming out all right," Shildt said. "He threw some [93-94 mph fastballs] up there, but the inning started to go a little bit. We're always…
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Mets’ McNeil suffers fractured wrist on HBP

Mets’ McNeil suffers fractured wrist on HBP

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New York Mets outfielder Jeff McNeil suffered a fractured right wrist after he was drilled by a fastball from Miami Marlins reliever Josh Smith in the sixth inning of Wednesday night's 10-3 win, the team said.china nike nfl jerseys cheap McNeil, who is hitting .318 with 23 homers and 75 RBIs, was pulled from the game and went for X-rays, which revealed a right distal ulnar fracture. McNeil was 1-for-2 with a run-scoring double before leaving the game. He was replaced by pinch runner Juan Lagares. The injury brings an end to McNeil's strong all-around campaign this season on the same night the Mets were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention with Wednesday's Brewers win in Cincinnati.cheap nfl nike jerseys from china
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