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Good morning baseball fans!
The devastation in Texas, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean right now has reached catastrophic levels. One of the best things about baseball is how inherently human it is in its glorious unpredictability and power to unite millions of people from different background in one singular moment. Now, the most human thing to do is help the people suffering. Here’s how to help Houston after Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Irma was no better. Here’s how A’s pitcher Jharel Cotton is raising money for Hurricane Irma relief efforts throughout the Virgin Islands that you can contribute to. Here’s how you can help Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Bay Area teams and athletes are donating to North Bay wildfire relief. Here’s how you can help those touched by the devastation.
- Here’s the latest from around the American League East.
- Ranking every MLB team’s best free agent signing of 2017.
- The Red Sox have fired manager John Farrell.
- Meet the Dolly Vardens, Philadelphia’s 19th-century all-Black women baseball teams.
- Watch Justin Turner’s thrilling walk-off home run in Game 2 of the NLCS.
- Ranking every MLB team’s worst free agent signing of 2017.
- Which managers are on the hot seat after this season?
- No, Astros pitcher Charlie Morton isn’t affiliated with Morton’s The Steakhouse, but thanks for asking?
- Ever wonder what would have happened if the Yankees traded Derek Jeter in 1996? Our good friends at Out of the Park Baseball simulation that scenario for us and the results are pretty shocking (and depending who you root for, depressing).
- Rockies’ closer Greg Holland has declined his player option for 2018 and will hit the free agent market.
- Never forget that the Astrodome’s groundbreaking ceremony was DONE WITH GUNS. Naturally.
- The Cardinals may shop Randal Grichuk this offseason.
- Yasiel Puig bat flipped an RBI double and people got mad because apparently they hate fun and baseball and happiness.
- Derek Jeter announced that the Marlins are donating $200,000 to Hurricane Maria relief. And by the Marlins, he means himself. Let’s not kid.
- Here’s your one stop shop for the MLB playoffs schedule, scores & bracket, whatever you could possibly need.
- A ball got stuck in the wall at Minute Maid Park, and George Springer had no clue what to do.
- Consistency in pitching is overrated.
- There was another controversial home plate call in the playoffs because they haven’t been spicy enough.
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Today in baseball: On this day in 2006, Lou Piniella inks a three-year contract to manage the Cubs.