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Look Who Has a Parade

The music? You bet it involves a "Baby Shark"

(Newser) - The song "Baby Shark" blared over loudspeakers and a wave of red washed across this politically blue capital Saturday as Nationals fans lined the city's version of the Canyon of Heroes to rejoice in Washington's first World Series victory since 1924, the AP reports. "We just... More »

Nationals Win Their First World Series

Washington, DC, team overcame 2-run deficit in Game 7

(Newser) - Almost out of contention in May, champs in October. Howie Kendrick, Anthony Rendon, and the Washington Nationals completed their amazing comeback journey—fittingly with one last late rally on the road. In Game 7 of the World Series, no less. Kendrick and Rendon homered in the seventh inning as the... More »

He Nabbed Ball While Holding 2 Beers, Gets Rewarded

Bud Light is sending the Washington Nationals fan back to the World Series

(Newser) - Jeff Adams made headlines when, at Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday, he managed to nab a home run ball while also holding a can of beer in each hand. He was walking back to his seat at Washington DC's Nationals Park after procuring the beer when... More »

Nationals Wiped Out at Home

Astros take 3-2 Series lead

(Newser) - The Houston Astros handed the ball to Gerrit Cole, and he gave them a firm grip on the World Series. Minus ailing ace Max Scherzer, the Nationals were no match in this Washington wipeout. Cole bounced back from a Game 1 clunker to pitch the Astros to a 7-1 win... More »

Nationals Won't Be Sweeping the World Series

Houston Astros win one against DC's home team, giving Nationals 2-1 lead in Fall Classic

(Newser) - The World Series finally showed up back in Washington, 86 years later—and, sparked by Jose Altuve, the Houston Astros finally showed up in this World Series. Altuve doubled twice and scored both times, Zack Greinke repeatedly worked out of trouble, and the Astros made sure they wouldn't go... More »

DC Had a TV Dilemma Tuesday Night

A critical Washington Nationals playoff game or the Democratic debates?

(Newser) - Residents of Washington, DC, live and breathe politics, so a presidential debate has the cachet of a sports playoff. Except on Tuesday night, there was an actual sports playoff, in the form of the hometown Washington Nationals playing the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series—meaning locals... More »

Minnesota Sets Record for Baseball Futility

They've lost 16 straight playoff games, are eliminated again

(Newser) - For Minnesota Twins fans, it's a sad, familiar story: The team got eliminated from the playoffs Monday night by the New York Yankees. But the 5-1 loss for Minnesota has an added sting—the Twins have now lost a remarkable 16 straight playoff games, which is a Major League... More »

Minor Leaguer Killed in Skateboard Accident

Chace Numata was 27

(Newser) - A sad day for the Detroit Tigers: Chace Numata, a catcher in his first season with the team's Double-A Erie affiliate, died Monday from injuries he suffered in a skateboarding accident Friday. Police say surveillance video showed the 27-year-old riding his skateboard through downtown Erie, Pa., around 2am on... More »

Pitcher's Family 'Shocked' by New Twist in His Death

The investigation into Tyler Skaggs' death apparently involves a Los Angeles Angels employee

(Newser) - Looks like the probe into Tyler Skaggs' death involves a Los Angeles Angels employee—which his family called a shocking development, USA Today reports. "We have not been told the identity of the Angel employee that may be involved so I will take a pass on saying anything right... More »

Pitcher on Murdered Family: 'Too Wonderful to Comprehend'

'My life as I knew it is destroyed,' writes Blake Bivens

(Newser) - "My heart was turned to ash. My life as I knew it is destroyed," writes Blake Bivens in his first public comments since his wife, infant son, and mother-in-law were found murdered in Virginia . "I shake and tremble at the thought of our future without them,"... More »

'Unimaginable': Family of Rays Pitching Prospect Is Murdered

Blake Bivens' brother-in-law is charged in triple homicide in Virginia

(Newser) - A pitching prospect for the Tampa Bay Rays endured two family tragedies Tuesday. First, Blake Bivens' wife, infant son, and mother-in-law were found dead at their home in Virginia. Then Bivens' brother-in-law, 18 or 19, was arrested for their murder. Matthew Bernard, the brother of Bivens' wife, was seen running... More »

Iowa Will Host Its First MLB Game, in the Most Perfect Spot

8K-seat stadium will be built before next August at the site where 'Field of Dreams' was shot

(Newser) - There won't be Angels in the outfield, but there will be Yankees. The Chicago White Sox will play a game against the New York Yankees next August at the site in Iowa where the movie Field of Dreams was filmed, reports the AP . Major League Baseball announced Thursday that... More »

Game to Honor Late Pitcher: 'You Can't Make This Stuff Up'

Angels register a no-hitter on night they paid tribute to late pitcher Tyler Skaggs

(Newser) - It was going to be an emotional night anyway in Anaheim—the first home game for the Los Angeles Angels since the unexpected death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. First came the pregame tribute with his family, then his mother throwing out the first pitch, then each member of the team... More »

Outfielder Gets Suspended for the Season

Odúbel Herrera says he is 'disappointed' in himself

(Newser) - Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera accepted a suspension for the rest of the season under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy, the AP reports. The commissioner's office announced his decision Friday, two days after domestic assault charges against Herrera in Atlantic City, New Jersey, were dismissed. He... More »

Suicide, Foul Play Not Suspected in Pitcher's Death

Los Angeles Angels player Tyler Skaggs, who died at age 27, is remembered by teammates, fans

(Newser) - The baseball world is still reeling from the sudden death of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs in Texas on Monday, and now the tributes and condolences for the 27-year-old's family—especially his wife, Carli, whom he just married on New Year's Eve—are pouring in from fellow... More »

A Yankees Home Run Breaks MLB Record

They homered in 28th straight game

(Newser) - The New York Yankees have homered for the 28th straight game, breaking a major league record. And they wasted no time setting the mark Tuesday night. DJ LeMahieu hit a leadoff shot into the second deck down the left field line against Toronto lefty Clayton Richard, giving the Bronx Bombers... More »

Parents React Maturely at Youth Baseball Game

Yes, it's a brawl

(Newser) - Seen parents get mad when their kids play baseball? This beats that—unless you've witnessed 15 to 20 adults on the field in an all-out brawl. Video tweeted by police shows the Saturday melee at Westgate Elementary School in Lakewood, Colo, including haymakers and a woman jumping on someone'... More »

Ballplayer Gets Death Threats for Bunting

'It is what it is,' says the opposing pitcher

(Newser) - Sure, bunting to break up a no-hitter in the ninth violates baseball's unwritten rules—but death threats? It all began at a double-A game Tuesday night in Connecticut when Matt Lipka, an outfielder for Trenton Thunder, bunted with one out in the ninth inning against the Hartford Yard Goats,... More »

This Might Be the Worst Ceremonial First Pitch Ever

White Sox employee hit team cameraman

(Newser) - A Chicago White Sox employee may have made baseball history with the ceremonial first pitch against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday—and not in a good way. In what Deadspin describes as a strong contender for the worst ceremonial first pitch of all time, the pitch from the team'... More »

Cubs Player Horrified After Foul Ball Hits Child

Young girl was hospitalized after Astros incident

(Newser) - Teammates had to console distraught Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. on Wednesday night after a foul ball hit a little girl in the stands. Almora fell to his knees after he hit a line drive that hit the young fan at the Houston Astros' stadium in the fourth... More »

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