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Remembering President Bush (41) As a Baseball Fan

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Kirk Gibson and Dennis Eckersley revisit classic World Series moment for a good cause By Bill Shaikin

The donors had been thanked. The dinner had been served. The program was about to start, but not before the assembled ladies and gentlemen were asked to watch a 12-minute video. The man with the free-flowing hair and the salt-and-pepper … Continue reading

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Little Big League Umpire

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The Wait Is Over; Manny Machado Is Traded To The Dodgers by Adrienne Perry

Keith Allison via Flickr   After weeks of speculation, the deal is finally done. The wait is over; Manny Machado has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. As a lifelong Dodger fan, I was originally hesitant when I heard the … Continue reading

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Study: MLB’s balls are not juiced but aerodynamically different by Jeff Passan

It wasn’t a juiced ball. It was a drag show. A group of scientists tasked with finding the reason home runs flew at a record rate in Major League Baseball last season believe the ball’s aerodynamic properties – and particularly … Continue reading

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Inside the mask: An umpire crew chief on mound visits, mad managers and having your call overturned Jesse Rogers

Ted Barrett has been a major league umpire since 1994 and a crew chief since 2013. He has worked nine postseason division series, eight championship series and three World Series. He’s well-respected among his peers, players and managers. After a … Continue reading

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Insider Magazine: A baseball hero’s heroes by Jill Painter

(A version of this story originally appeared in the ninth edition of the 2017 Dodger Insider Magazine.)   Every home game during the middle of the second inning, the Dodgers recognize a member of the armed forces near the Dodgers … Continue reading

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