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Good morning baseball fans!
Here is a look at what’s going on around the National League East.
- J.A. Happ has been diagnosed with elbow inflammation.
- Angel Pagan to sit out 2017 season to spend more time with his family.
- The Phillies almost traded with the Mets for Jay Bruce. Tough call, guys.
- Major League Baseball will always have a problem with performance enhancing drugs.
- Is a combined no-hitter a real no-hitter?
- Obvious but important news alert: MLB really needs to increase its diversity across the board.
- Amir Garrett is a reason to watch the Reds in 2017, because we all know you totally forgot that they were a baseball team.
- Starling Marte has been suspended by the Pirates for 80 games due to PED use.
- A Mets umpire stops mid-game to smell barbecue wrapper and to be fair “Blue Smoke” is a religious experience...just a suggestion if you’re ever at Citi Field.
- Who might the Pirates scrounge up to replace Marte?
- The Phillies have sent left fielder Howie Kendrick to DL.
- Mascots are one of the best parts of baseball, thank you come again.
- Ichiro homered in what could potentially be his last at-bat in Seattle and I’m not crying you’re crying.
- Let this little kid getting tickets to a Cubs game be what warms your heart this Friday morning.
- Umpires might get mics to explain video reviews and also force us all to listen to their mixtapes.
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Today in baseball: On April 21st, 2014, Ike Davis becomes the first major leaguer to hit a grand slam for two different teams in April. Overachiever.