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Spring Training in Full Swing

World champion Yankees get homer in ninth, win opener

(Newser) - The boys of summer are starting to shake off the rust, with today seeing the first (nearly) full slate of spring training baseball games in Florida and Arizona. The defending World Series champion New York Yankees were in action, getting a three-run home run in the ninth inning from unlikely-to-make-the-team-yet... More »

Baseball Blogger Raises $9K to Cover Spring Training

'Nats Insider' to offer exclusive content to contributors

(Newser) - When the Washington Times eliminated its sports section at the end of 2009, former reporter Mark Zuckerman thought his readers still wanted a source for coverage of the Washington Nationals—and how. The now-baseball blogger raised more than $9,000 from readers eager to help him cover the cost of... More »

Over Boos, A-Rod Homers in Spring Opener

He played until fifth inning against Blue Jays

(Newser) - Despite the cacophony of boos, cheers, and cat calls hurled his way, Alex Rodriguez hit a two-run home run today in his first spring-training game for the New York Yankees, the AP reports. The maligned third baseman played until the fifth inning at the Toronto Blue Jays’ ballpark—his first... More »

Kids Should Ease Into Baseball Season

Playing catch now can limit rotator cuff injuries

(Newser) - Tossing a baseball around in the off-season might help young pitchers stave off rotator cuff injuries, reports HealthDay. "Most high school athletes go from football to basketball and then start throwing a baseball at full speed," says the Houston Astros' team doc, adding that their arms aren't yet... More »

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