All nine Mariners had batted only once when A.J. Hinch decided he had seen enough. The Astros manager beelined to the mound and took the ball from his starter. The last 23 outs would belong to his bullpen.
In his 30 years as the Astros television play-by-play broadcaster, Bill Brown had never been privy to a team meeting. On Wednesday morning, before Brown's final game in the booth, Astros manager A.J. Hinch called one in his honor.
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The MLB postseason setup is alright. We think it could be better. (Well, most of us do.)
Some things in this life are destined to come true. The sun will rise in the east and set in the west. Buying a "Hot-N-Ready" from Little Caeser's seems like a good idea until you take a bite, and Tim Tebow was going to hit a home run in his first professional at-bat.
The Cubs executive team is going t o remain together for a while.
The city of Miami turned out on Wednesday to remember one of its brightest stars, Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. He was a man who not only wowed the crowds with his pitching ability, but whose work in the community inspired those around him and whose attentiveness made people feel special, most importantly those who are often overlooked.