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Resolution: Dodgers should be awarded WS titles

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday urging Major League Baseball to strip recent World Series championships from the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox and award them to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The resolution, originally presented by council members Gil Cedillo and Paul Koretz on Wednesday, notes the sign-stealing allegations brought […]

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O’Connor: Why baseball needs Derek Jeter today as much as ever

Derek Jeter should have been drafted by the Houston Astros. They held the No. 1 overall pick in 1992, and they had it down to Jeter, an Ichabod Crane-ish high schooler, and Phil Nevin, the best player in college baseball. An old Astros scout, Hal Newhouser, was begging his bosses to go with Jeter. Newhouser […]

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Nolan Arenado feels ‘disrespected’ by Rockies

It seems not all is well in Colorado. Hours after Rockies general manager Jeff Birdich indicated he won’t be trading third baseman Nolan Arenado, the five-time All-Star said he feels “disrespected” by the organization. “I really don’t care what’s being said,” Arenado told The Denver Post. “I just know that I feel disrespected over there.” […]

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Astros’ Altuve confident ‘everything will be fine’

HOUSTON — A week filled with fines, suspensions, firings and impromptu news conferences as a result of their sign-stealing scandal ended awkwardly in Houston on Saturday, with the Astros meeting and greeting fans and media at their annual winter festival. Two of the team’s biggest stars — Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman — took center […]

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Astros’ Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman dance around questions about sign-stealing

Astros stars Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman faced questions about Houston’s sign-stealing scandal for the first time Saturday, but beyond denying rumors they wore electronic buzzers during games, the infielders mostly declined to discuss details about their team’s misdeeds. Bregman called the allegations he wore a device under his uniform “stupid.” Altuve called them “ridiculous.” […]

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Former Kansas City Royals owner David Glass dies at 84

David Glass, who owned the Kansas City Royals for 20 seasons before selling the team in November, has died  at 84. The Glass family said he died on Jan. 9 from complications of pneumonia. The Royals went to the 2014 World Series and won a championship in 2015 under his ownership. “Like so many Kansas Citians, […]

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Giants’ Alyssa Nakken becomes first female coach in MLB history

The Giants on Thursday announced the hiring of Alyssa Nakken to their MLB staff of 13 coaches. She becomes the first female coach ever at the big league level. Nakken previously held responsibilities in developing, producing and directing health-and-wellness initiatives and events, according to the team. She will now be responsible for helping to maintain a positive clubhouse […]

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MLB: No evidence Astros used wearable devices

The Houston Astros’ illegal use of technology fueled further speculation Thursday that the team’s players took their methods a step further by wearing concealed devices that notified them of certain pitches. In response, Major League Baseball said Thursday it “explored wearable devices during the investigation [of the Astros] but found no evidence to substantiate it.” […]