Baby at New York Yankees Game Struck by Foul Ball “Doing Alright” (Video)

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Scary moment at the New York Yankees home game today.

This was very frightening, and it’s a reminder to us all of the dangers and risk that come with attending a Major League Baseball game. Take a look at this footage from the Yankees 11-3 win over the Minnesota Twins this afternoon.

A little girl, just two years old, was struck by a foul ball off the bat of Todd Frazier that was traveling at 105 miles per hour.

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Forbes: Chicago Bears 16th Most Valuable Team in the World, Cubs #18

In summarizing the Chicago Bears consistent recent ineptitude, the legendary Dick Butkus concluded: “It’s embarrassing. I don’t give a damn (about) the draft or whatever; there’s no reason we should be in this situation, one of the best franchises.”

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2017 MLB Mock Draft 6-12-17 FINAL

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Welcome to 2017 MLB mock draft

The Sports Bank is the only independently owned, mom and pop shop on the internet with a mock draft for the top four American professional sports leagues. Be sure to check out our 2018 NFL mock draft, 2017 NBA mock draft, (NBA mock round two). and 2017 NHL mock draft (coming soon).

The Major League Baseball Draft is Monday June 12th in Secaucus, New Jersey, live on MLB Network.

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New York Yankees Old-Timers Roster Will Make You Feel Very Old

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Get ready to feel old.

Seriously, you’re about to be reminded of just how much you have aged in life when you see the roster for the 71st edition of the New York Yankees Old-Timers Game. According to the club release, legendary Yankees catcher Jorge Posada make his Old-Timers’ Day debut.

He’s only 45.

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Derek Jeter Night: Complete Transcription of His New Plaque

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Tonight is Derek Jeter Night at Yankee Stadium, and his man of the hour moments come in a Sunday Night Baseball contest on ESPN. Below you’ll find the entire inscription on Derek Jeter Plaque:

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New York Yankees Announce Three Roster Moves

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The New York Yankees have made a series of minor moves these past few days, in advance of the preseason opener on Friday. The Yanks will take on the Philadelphia Phillies, February 24th at George Steinbreener Field at 1 pm eastern.  Today, the Yanks send left handed pitcher Richard Bleier to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

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Kitten Bowl Host Beth Stern Reveals How Rescue Kitties Got Their Names

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Inspired by the popularity of Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl,” Hallmark Channel created the Kitten Bowl franchise, which will broadcast its fourth edition on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5th. Kitten Bowl IV premieres at noon EST. The game will once again be called by New York Yankees radio broadcaster John Sterling, and hosted by Beth Stern, model and wife of Howard Stern.

NBC Sports’ Mary Carillo will add color commentary. Dozens of adoptable kittens from North Shore Animal League America will take the field and paw at the pigskin.

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Tim Raines is the Second Greatest Leadoff Hitter of All Time

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Who’s the greatest lead-off hitter of all time?

Well, almost certainly Ricky Henderson, but Tim Raines, enshrined this weekend in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, is right up there with him, likely number two. Others in this group, at least from the past 50 years, include Kenny Lofton, Craig Biggio, Maury Wills, Ichiro Suzuki, Vince Coleman, Lou Brock, Chuck Knoblauch, Pete Rose, Bobby Bonds, well we could go on and on.

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Yankees, Former Cubs P Adam Warren has Great “when I got traded” Story

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The New York Yankees recently announced that they have agreed to terms with SS Didi Gregorius, OF Aaron Hicks, LHP Tommy Layne, RHP Michael Pineda, C Austin Romine and RHP Adam Warren on one-year, non-guaranteed contracts, thus avoiding arbitration.

Given today’s world of extremely excessive communication technology and ridiculous over-communication, it’s nearly impossible to actually go off the grid. Like the B-52’s “roam if you want to, roam around the world,” and you’ll find more and more roaming available.

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Joe Girardi Discusses Cubs World Series Win Experience, Aroldis Chapman

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When asked about the return of Aroldis Chapman to the New York Yankees, and the controversy surrounding the polarizing relief pitcher, Manager Joe Girardi gave a very Joe Girardi answer.

By contrast, in response to a query about the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series, the former Cubs catcher gave a more human and less corporate answer. Girardi is a native of Peoria, Illinois (where a minor league team affiliated with the Cubs — 1985-1994, 2005-2012 — is located) and he grew up bleeding Cubbie blue.

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MVP Justin Jackson Dominates Pinstripe Bowl; Leads NU to Victory

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With his MVP performance in the Pinstripe Bowl, it seemed like Northwestern running back Justin Jackson took the lyrics of Alicia Keys to heart.

You know some of the more motivational lines from “Empire of State of Mind,” her power ballad about New York City:

“Now you’re in New York….there’s nothing you can’t do…these streets will make you feel brand new, big lights will inspire you!”

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Rev. Jesse Jackson shows up to open Curtis Granderson Stadium

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You know an event isn’t a big deal until National Civil Rights Leader and former Presidential candidate Reverend Jesse Jackson shows up. The Founder of Operation Push was on hand in the west side of Chicago as New York Mets Center Fielder Curtis Granderson had one of the biggest days in his young, extraordinary life.

Curtis returned to his native Chicago to open and christen Curtis Granderson Stadium, at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

The new home to UIC Flames baseball is the largest alumni gift in UIC history; but more importantly the largest donation by any professional athlete to his alma mater (according to Sports Illustrated via the school’s Sports Information Department). That’s any school; anywhere. The new venue will host more than 38 little league organizations annually, providing for a safe and first-class experience to compete.

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