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  • 1 hour ago Pour One Out, Light a Candle, Say a Prayer: The Marlins Dinger Machine Is No More

    Miami Marlins' owner Derek Jeter has gotten his wish: The statue that sits in the outfield at Marlins Park and whirs to life whenever someone hits a home run is officially outta there, reports the Miami Herald.

    Okay, wait, so let me get this straight: In Jeter's first year of owning this team he has:

    A) Traded away its biggest star, Giancarlo Stanton, to the Yankees (the Yankees!)

    B) Earned the honor of finishing last in the NL East, and

    C) destroyed the dinger statue, the only good thing left in Miami when it comes to baseball?

  • 3 hours ago

    Bleacher Report: Derek Jeter Receives Permission to Remove Home-Run Sculpture from Marlins Park

    Last offseason, Derek Jeter helped strip the Miami Marlins roster of its best players. Now, he's going after the most identifiable feature of Marlins Park.

    The Miami Herald's Douglas Hanks reported Tuesday the Marlins received approval from Miami-Dade County (Florida) to remove the team's home-run sculpture from center field. The sculpture will instead sit outside the stadium.

    Some are sad to see the unique piece go:

    Jesse Spector

    When do you think was the precise moment Derek Jeter started hating fun? Was it when he made the stands catch against the Red Sox?

  • 5 hours ago

    Bleacher Report: MLB Playoffs 2018: Live Stream Guide, TV Schedule, Times and Odds

    The Boston Red Sox are clearly comfortable playing on the road.

    After recording a 51-30 mark away from Fenway Park during the regular season, the Red Sox went 2-0 in the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium to clinch that series. They bludgeoned the Bronx Bombers in one game and hung on for a close victory in the other, and the 108-win team should be confident that it can play in the noise cauldron that is Minute Maid Park in the American League Championship Series.

    However, it will not be easy. The Astros have dominated postseason baseball in their home ball park, recording a 10-1 mark since the start of last year when they faced the Red Sox, Yankees, Dodgers and Indians (this year's ALDS).

  • 7 hours ago In a Historic Season for the Red Sox, the Fiercely Competitive Dustin Pedroia Must Watch From Afar

    The most enthusiastic participant in Red Sox infield practice is putting on a show. He leans to his right, leaps to his left. He snaps errant throws out of the air, occasionally adding a flourish with his glove. He beams for most of the dozen or so minutes he stands out there, his Red Sox beanie and Red Sox fleece and Red Sox hoodie belying the truth that he does not at the moment play for the Red Sox. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia, the heart and soul of a 108-win team to which he contributed exactly one hit, has assigned himself the completely superfluous role of intermediary between the first baseman and, a few feet away, a bucket into which he deposits baseballs.

  • 9 hours ago

    Bleacher Report: Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez's Driver Accidentally Hits Paparazzi Photographer

    A driver transporting former MLB star Alex Rodriguez and entertainer Jennifer Lopez struck a paparazzi photographer Monday night in Los Angeles.

    TMZ provided video of the incident's aftermath, which saw the driver leave the scene:

    According to TMZ, the driver hit the brakes to see if the photographer was OK before driving away.

    Several photographers were snapping photos at the time of the incident, prompting the driver to say, "See what happens when you flash all the flashes? I can't see where I'm going."

    TMZ noted that law enforcement sources said the photographer filed a report with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department after taking himself to the hospital.

  • 11 hours ago

    Bleacher Report: MLB Playoffs 2018: Latest Results, Updated Schedule and Predictions

    After squaring their American League Championship Series with a nail-biting 7-5 victory in Game 2, the Boston Red Sox are going to attempt to keep their postseason road winning streak in tact.

    The Red Sox clinched the American League Division Series against the New York Yankees with back-to-back wins at Yankee Stadium. Now they have to beat the Astros at least once on the road if they are going to advance to the World Series.

    The Red Sox will send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound at Minute Maid Park and he will face Dallas Keuchel of the Astros.

  • Today at 8:01am

    Bleacher Report: Brewers vs. Dodgers: NLCS Game 4 Live-Stream Schedule, Ticket Info and Pick

    The Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 4-0 in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. The Brew Crew have now taken a 2-1 series lead and are two victories away from returning to the World Series for the first time since 1982.

    Milwaukee can wrap up the series in L.A. with wins on Tuesday and Wednesday. Even if Milwaukee loses two straight, the team would be guaranteed to play home for Game 6 (and seven if necessary).

    The Brewers' prospects are looking up, but L.A. is the reigning NL champion and shouldn't go away quietly.

  • Today at 6:01am Brewers beating Dodgers by flipping NLCS script

    LOS ANGELES -- Coming into the National League Championship Series, we -- the reliable baseball experts of the media world -- smugly thought we had the Milwaukee Brewers' plan for beating the Los Angeles Dodgers all laid out.

    Get an early lead, likely with thunderous offense led by MVP candidate Christian Yelich. Go to the bullpen early, very early, and let those dominant relievers seal up the advantage. Use lights-out lefty Josh Hader in very targeted situations, and hope they were high-leverage enough to tip the series.

    Alas, baseball has a way of turning expectation on its head, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

  • Today at 4:01am Inside the Madness of Craig Counsell's Brilliant Bullpen Management

    LOS ANGELES -- If you don't like the Milwaukee Brewers you don't like suspense novels, surprise movie endings and scratch-off lottery tickets. Watching them play baseball, or more accurately, watching their manager, Craig Counsell, run a game is like reading a first draft of James Joyce. It may be confusing, you never know where it's going, but it will be thrilling.

    "Scripted! Scripted!" shouted his bench coach, Pat Murphy, as he strolled through the clubhouse after the Brewers used five pitchers to shut out the Dodgers Monday, 4-0, and take a two games to one lead in the National League Championship Series.

  • Today at 2:01am Dodgers rebuke fans for Grandal boos, dead air

    LOS ANGELES -- Austin Barnes will once again start in place of the struggling Yasmani Grandal in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, Dave Roberts, the Los Angeles Dodgers' manager, announced immediately after Monday's 4-0 loss.

    Defensively, Grandal committed his third passed ball in two starts in this series and also couldn't corral Walker Buehler's sixth-inning breaking ball in the dirt, which went for the wild pitch that allowed Milwaukee Brewers infielder Travis Shaw to score the second run. At the plate, Grandal struck out three times, the last one coming with one out and the bases loaded in the ninth inning.

  • Today at 12:01am

    Bleacher Report: Star-Studded $200M Dodgers Are Headed for Yet Another October Disaster

    The Los Angeles Dodgers entered the 2018 playoffs with the highest payroll of any National League postseason qualifier.

    The Milwaukee Brewers entered the 2018 playoffs with the lowest payroll of any postseason qualifier in either league.

    After the Brewers shut out the Dodgers 4-0 on Monday in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series, the boys in blue are at risk of another epic autumn collapse.

    Given the dinero disparity, no one not wearing a threadbare Kirk Gibson jersey will pity them.

    If you go by Spotrac, the Dodgers paid $200 million for their roster (rounding up) and the Brew Crew paid $109 million (also rounding up).

  • Yesterday at 10:01pm

    Bleacher Report: Red Sox News: Nathan Eovaldi Responds After Alex Bregman Trolls Him on Instagram

    Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman trolled Boston Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi on Instagram Monday, but the Game 3 starter isn't letting it get to him.

    "I still have a job to do," Eovaldi said, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today. "I've got to go out there and pitch my game, and I can't have any distractions."

    Bregman created an Instagram story that featured the Astros hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs against the pitcher earlier this year when Eovaldi was with the Tampa Bay Rays, although the post has since been deleted.

  • Yesterday at 8:01pm

    Bleacher Report: MLB Rumors: Angels Giving Manager Candidates 2-Hour Written Test

    Anyone who wants to manage the Los Angeles Angels better be good at standardized tests.

    The Angels are reportedly having managerial candidates take a two-hour written test as part of their interview process, per Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

    This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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  • Yesterday at 6:01pm How to Watch Brewers vs. Dodgers: NLCS Game 3 Live Stream, Game Time, TV Channel

    The NLCS is even at one game apiece after the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 2 on Saturday.

    In Game 1, the Brewers bullpen powered the team to a 6-5 win over the Dodgers. Los Angeles took Game 2 with a 4-3 win as Milwaukee's bullpen fell apart.

    The Brewers are looking for their first World Series appearance since 1982. The Dodgers lost last year's World Series to the Astros.

    The series heads to Los Angeles for Game 3 where the Dodgers will go with Walker Buehler as their starter. Milwaukee will turn to Jhoulys Chacin.

  • Yesterday at 4:01pm

    Bleacher Report: World Series 2018 Predictions: Full Schedule and Picks for Fall Classic

    Two of the most decorated franchises in Major League Baseball are still alive in the postseason.

    The Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox have 31 World Series appearances between them, while their opponents, the Houston Astros and Milwaukee Brewers, have been to a combined three World Series.

    After the first two games of the ALCS and NLCS, the Dodgers and Astros appear to be in the best shape to advance to the Fall Classic since they both picked up road victories.

    If the Astros and Dodgers make it to the World Series, they'll participate in the first World Series rematch since 1978, when the Dodgers took on the New York Yankees.