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Mon July 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Is This The Worst Ceremonial First Pitch In History?

Singer Carly Rae Jepsen smiles with pitcher Matt Moore just before the start of the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Houston Astros on Sunday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Mon July 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Cleveland Fan Grabs 4 Foul Balls At Indians Game

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 11:36 am

Greg Van Niel, a season-ticket holder who wasn't sitting in his usual seat, grabbed four foul balls Sunday during the Indians' 6-4 win over the Kansas City Royals. He reportedly kept the first three balls and flipped the fourth to nearby fans.

Greg Van Niel is a Cleveland Indians season-ticket holder. But curiously, he wasn't sitting in his usual seat when he grabbed four foul balls at Sunday's game at Progressive Field against the Kansas City Royals.

He accomplished his feat by the fifth inning while sitting in Row FF, Section 160, Seat 3.

"Three of them were catches, and one was a ball I picked up off the ground," Van Niel told the team, according to tribevibe on

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Sun July 14, 2013

Jeter's Back ... Then Injured Again

Originally published on Sun July 14, 2013 10:12 am

Derek Jeter was back in the Yankees lineup last week after breaking his ankle in the 2012 playoffs. A few at-bats later, he was out with a strained quadricep. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about how much difference this one player can make on the baseball diamond.


Sat July 13, 2013

Forest Service Hits Home Run To Prevent Shattered Bats

A screen capture of a YouTube montage showing broken MLB bats


Sat July 13, 2013

Cabrera's Stunning Summer

Originally published on Sat July 13, 2013 11:22 am



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