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Ichiro Suzuki retires, capping illustrious MLB career with emotional farewell

Ichiro Suzuki has played his final MLB game -- and his goodbye came in the country where the Japanese icon's professional baseball career began.
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Future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki, 45, to retire after Japan series, per reports

Ichiro Suzuki, a 10-time All-Star who amassed a staggering 4,367 hits over his career in MLB and Japan, is retiring after 19 seasons.            [Author: AP]
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Ichiro to announce his retirement after Mariners’ final game in Tokyo today

The Japanese baseball icon burst onto the MLB scene in 2001 and was an All-Star and Gold Glove winner in each of his first 10 seasons with the Mariners. He will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2025.
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Deadspin Does MLB Care If No One Cares?

Deadspin  | The A.V. Club Game Of Thrones is doing what its source material couldn’t: Coming to an end | The Root A Late Thank You Letter to White America, Who Fox News Says Deserves ‘Credit’ For Ending Slavery | The Muse Richard E. Grant Says Julianne Moore Was Fired From Can You Ever Forgive Me? For Wanting to Wear a…
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You suck at hitting on mmogo

You suck at hitting on mmogo Submitted by Rskingdom on March 21, 2019 - 12:27am. If most of your choices mattered, it could be MLB stubs a match that is great. But it programmed. The majority of your games become shutouts. I played 20 of my first 50 games and a year were shutouts for me or from me. I turned each of the sliders in my favor and the game ended 1-0. It's horrible. And also the rtts seems repeative with no true purpose to your carreer. They want more off area choices and...
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Dodgers’ Corey Seager finds ‘adrenaline, excitement’ and a test in Cactus League debut

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Day after day from the start of spring training, Dodgers coach Dino Ebel wielded his fungo bat, directing ground balls first directly at Corey Seager then progressively to each side, challenging Seager’s surgically-repaired hip and – eventually – his surgically-repaired elbow. But there were some things Ebel couldn’t simulate. In the first inning of Seager’s first game against fellow major-leaguers since last April 29, the Chicago Cubs had a runner on first with one out and Ant...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Cubs, Dodgers, Hernandez, GLENDALE Ariz, Rizzo, Mike Trout, Justin Turner, Clayton Kershaw


Ichiro gets the start in what could be his last MLB game

Ichiro Suzuki is in the starting lineup for the Mariners against the Oakland Athletics in what might be his last game in the majors            [Author: AP]
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Corey Seager, AJ Pollock hit home runs but Dodgers tie Cubs

THE GAME: Corey Seager hit a home run in his second at-bat against major-league pitching and the Dodgers tied the Chicago Cubs 4-4 on Wednesday night in Mesa, Ariz. PITCHING REPORT: Dustin May got the start instead of Julio Urias because the Dodgers want Urias to begin acclimating to his likely bullpen role to start the season. May allowed one run on three hits and a walk while striking out three in three innings. … Urias retired the first four batters he faced then gave up a long home run to An...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner, Chicago Cubs, Cubs, Dodgers, Mesa Ariz, Mike Trout, Contreras, Clayton Kershaw, Anthony Rizzo, Tommy John, Ezequiel Carrera


Tyler Skaggs shakes off rough first inning in Angels’ loss to Indians

THE GAME: The Angels lost 4-2 to the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night in Goodyear, Ariz. PITCHING REPORT: Left-hander Tyler Skaggs returned to a Cactus League game for the first time since he was scratched from a start because of forearm fatigue from working on a new pitch. Skaggs gave up three runs in a 19-pitch first, but then he retired 12 of 13 batters in the next four innings on 41 pitches. “The first inning was a little shaky, kind of knocking the cobwebs off. I hung a few pitches, but...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los Angeles Angels, Cleveland Indians, Thompson, Upton, Justin Upton, Dodgers, Justin Anderson, Mike Trout, Robles, Skaggs, Trayce Thompson


Angels make Mike Trout’s 12-year, $426.5-million deal official

TEMPE, Ariz. — Maybe all the mystery about Mike Trout’s future shouldn’t have been such a concern after all. “This is where I wanted to be all along,” Trout said in a statement included in the Angels’ official announcement of their 12-year, $426.5-million deal with their superstar. A day after the news broke, the Angels finalized the deal on Wednesday night, completing the largest contract in the history of North American sports. Trout did not speak with reporters before playing in an intrasquad...
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Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw accepts delay in start of his season

GLENDALE, Ariz. — For the first time since 2010, Clayton Kershaw will watch the pageantry of Opening Day from the dugout and he knows how that will make him feel. “Disappointed,” the Dodgers left-hander said after throwing to hitters for the first time this spring Wednesday. “Being out there on Opening Day is special and I don’t take that for granted. I love being out there – just what it signifies, being part of Dodgers history. All that stuff, it’s not lost on me. I love doing that. But when y...
Tags: Japan, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks, Anaheim, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers, GLENDALE Ariz, Kershaw, Kenta Maeda


Mike Trout stays mum the day after record-breaking deal with Angels

TEMPE, Ariz. — For Mike Trout, Wednesday marked the first day of the rest of his life as an Angel. Trout returned to work a day after he was excused from showing up to Tempe Diablo Stadium amid the news that he and the Angels had agreed to a 12-year, $426.5-million deal. With the record-breaking contract still not finalized, Trout declined to talk to the media. Instead, he laughed with his teammates during stretching, as they discussed the feasibility of bringing a fish on team flights. “Only if...
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Boston’s Mookie Betts says he expects to become free agent

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Don’t expect AL MVP Mookie Betts to agree to a long-term contract with the Boston Red Sox before he can become a free agent in late 2020. Despite Mike Trout’s pending $432 million, 12-year agreement with the Los Angeles Angels, Nolan Arenado’s $260 million, eight-year deal with the Colorado Rockies […]
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Bryce Harper gets his 1st hit of spring training

Bryce Harper got his first hit of spring training. Harper lined a 97-mph fastball to center in the fourth inning of Wednesday’s game against Detroit his first spring training hit with the Philadelphia Phillies after a 0-for-9 start. Harper jokingly gestured toward the dugout that he wanted to keep the ball. It was Harper’s 16th […]
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Five spring training trends you might have missed

Spring training doesn’t count, right? The wins, losses and ties sure don’t, but every now and then something happens on a back field in Florida or Arizona that baseball hasn’t seen before. It might be a trend, a fluke, or a subtle signal of change. These things don’t stand out in box scores, but they’re more important than the box scores. Here are five interesting wrinkles you might have missed from the past month. 1. SLOW PLAYS The Red Sox brought back eight of the 10 pitchers who contributed...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Rangers, Mlb, Tokyo, Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres


Keith Law's MLB breakout players for 2019

They aren't rookies, but these hitters and pitchers are primed to bust out and deliver bigger results in the new season.
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What does Mike Trout’s contract mean for the Dodgers?

Editor’s note: This is today’s edition of the Inside the Dodgers newsletter by J.P. Hoornstra. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. Cross another potential free agent off your 2020-21 wish list. With all due respect to Mookie Betts, who stands alone as the crown jewel of that winter’s free agent crop, Mike Trout is not just another potential free agent. He was the man that had Bryce Harper lobbying (tampering?) him to come to Philadelphia on a local radio station. He’s the b...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Philadelphia, Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Anaheim, DAVE ROBERTS, Dodgers, Vin Scully, Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Justin Turner, Chris Taylor, Clayton Kershaw


MLB.TV Joins Lineup on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels

Amazon has launched MLB.TV on Prime Video Channels for Prime members in the U.S., just in time for the start of Major League Baseball’s 2019 regular season start next week. The MLB.TV package provides regular-season out-of-market baseball games, both live and on-demand. Prime members in the U.S. can subscribe to MLB.TV for $24.99 per month, […]
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Verlander, Upton unite service dogs with ailing veterans

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander and Kate Upton combined two passions, creating the perfect marriage to help veterans suffering from PTSD. Their program is named Adopt. Rescue. Heal. It trains rescue dogs to become service dogs, then places them with veterans, aiding with the transition to civilian life. “We’re so excited to […]
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As the Mariners open 2019 season in Japan, Ichiro receives a fitting — if a bit awkward — hero’s welcome

Japan's love for baseball and favorite son Ichiro were on full display in Wednesday's MLB season opener in Tokyo. But it took a moment for them to realize what was happening when manager Scott Servais pulled him in the middle of the fourth inning.
Tags: Japan, News, Sports, Mlb, Tokyo, Mariners, Ichiro, Scott Servais


Why most pro athletes — including Mike Trout — are worth every penny of their big money salaries

Angels center fielder Mike Trout has succeeded as a low-key player in a low-key market, and he obviously has decided the stability and the lifestyle were worth agreeing to a 12-year, $426.5 million deal now and staying in Orange County, rather than waiting for 2020 and shooting for a $500 million-plus contract. (Photo by Kyusung Gong, Orange County Register/SCNG) Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons is greeted by teammate Mike Trout as he returns to the dugout after hitting a home run in a 2017...
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Angels ready to build championship team on cornerstone Trout

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels are about to make Mike Trout the highest-paid athlete in North American team sports history. Once his contract is signed, the most productive baseball player of his generation will get $432 million to stay in Orange County through 2030. This franchise’s cornerstone is cemented in place. It’s […]
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Ichiro gets a hero's welcome in Tokyo opener

Ichiro Suzuki started for the Seattle Mariners against the Oakland Athletics in MLB's opening game of the season, and about 45,000 voices in a sellout crowd cheered him on.
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Did you know MLB Opening Day was today in Tokyo? Ichiro, Mariners top A’s

TOKYO — Ichiro drew all the cheers. Most everyone else on the Seattle Mariners did all the hitting. A crowd that came to salute Ichiro Suzuki in his homeland saw Domingo Santana deliver the biggest hit at the Tokyo Dome, a grand slam that sent Seattle over the Oakland Athletics 9-7 on Wednesday in the Major League Baseball opener. Batting ninth and knowing he’d get two plate appearances, Ichiro popped up and worked a walk. The 45-year-old star took his spot in right field to begin the bottom of ...
Tags: Japan, Sports, Toronto, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Tokyo, Oakland Athletics, Athletics, North America, Oakland, Seattle, Major League Baseball, Beckham, Mariners


Defending World Series champion Red Sox on repeat for 2018

BOSTON (AP) — Somehow, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora looked at Mookie Betts’ MVP season and saw room for improvement. Not the .346 batting average that was the highest in the major leagues. Not the career-high 32 homers, either. But Betts drove in just 80 runs last year while spending almost all of his […]
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Ichiro takes with field with 45,000 voices in full support

It was a night to celebrate all things Ichiro at MLB opens season in Japan            [Author: AP]
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Bruce gets 1st hit of 2019 MLB season, Piscotty 1st home run

Jay Bruce of the Seattle Mariners has gotten the first hit of the 2019 Major League Baseball season and Oakland's Stephen Piscotty has connected for the first home run            [Author: AP]
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Wake up! MLB season begins with our Mariners-A's running diary

Oakland and Seattle are getting the 2019 MLB regular season going in Japan. Couldn't get up to watch the 5:30 a.m. ET start? Don't worry, you don't have to miss a thing.
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Spring equinox, Mariners-Athletics, Powerball $550M jackpot: 5 things to know Wednesday

Wednesday is the official first day of spring, the Mariners and Athletics kickstart the 2019 MLB season and more things to start your glorious morning.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Dodgers’ Walker Buehler looks strong in late spring debut

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers ace-in-waiting has done more waiting than pitching this spring. But right-hander Walker Buehler finally got in a game Tuesday night, throwing 46 pitches over 2-2/3 innings (many traveling a healthy 98 mph). He gave up three singles, struck out two and was charged with a run when his last baserunner eventually scored. “It was good – a little erratic, a little all over the place,” Buehler said. “But that’s what these games are for.” It might have been Buehler’s first ...
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