Dodgers Broadcaster's Goofy Trip Down Ballpark Slide Ends With Injuries

A Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster’s epic stunt on a ballpark slide went awry Wednesday, ending with a thud and broken bones. The team’s on-field reporter David Vassegh was excited to speed down the Milwaukee Brewers’ popular home run slide during the Dodgers’ visit to American Family Field. Vassegh, recalled fellow Dodgers broadcasters Joe Davis and …

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Tigers lefty Skubal has flexor tendon surgery

Detroit Tigers left-hander Tarik Skubal had flexor tendon surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles, manager A.J. Hinch told reporters. “It was exploratory in nature. Dr. (Neal) ElAttrache went in and saw exactly what was ailing Tarik. It was successful, and that’s the extent of the update that I know,” Hinch said, according to mlive.com. A timeline …

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Rich Hill bounces back as Red Sox take another series with win over Pirates

Rich Hill needed a chance to get right. The schedule obliged him. Hill was frustrated after back-to-back poor outings in his return from a month-long absence on the injured list, and described last Tuesday’s loss to the Braves succinctly as “terrible.” He didn’t allow a repeat in a spot he couldn’t afford it. Despite an …

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Baty slugs HR in first Mets at-bat; family goes wild

ATLANTA — The New York Mets called up top prospect Brett Baty on Wednesday to fill in at third base for ailing Eduardo Escobar, putting the 22-year-old in the middle of a spirited race for the NL East title. He made an immediate impact. Baty, hitting eighth and playing third base in his major league …

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Umpires push back at home-plate collision critics

CHICAGO — The Major League Baseball Umpires Association released a tersely worded statement Wednesday regarding the criticism they’re receiving surrounding the home-plate collision rule. The rule has been a topic around the game after multiple video reviews have resulted in overturned out calls at home plate recently, including in Tuesday’s game between the Cleveland Guardians …

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ChiSox launch NIL initiative with college athletes

The Chicago White Sox announced a new name, image and likeness and mentorship program geared toward college student-athletes as White Sox ambassadors. The program, called CHISOX Athlete, will focus on financial and professional marketing opportunities by offering social media promotions, access to professional resources within the organization’s front office and career mentorship with sports executives. …

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Though Under .500, Boston Red Sox Believe They Can Reach The Postseason

Boston Red Sox’s Tommy Pham, right, celebrates after hitting a walkoff RBI-single during the 10th … [+] inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved The Boston Red Sox have shown at times this season they …

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