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18 Years Ago, Randy Johnson Killed a Bird with a Baseball

One of baseball’s oddest moments occurred eighteen years ago today, when Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Randy Johnson totally obliterated a bird in midair while pitching to San Francisco Giants outfielder Calvin Murray.

Randy Johnson

Trout, Angels Close to $432M, 12-Year Deal

A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to finalizing a $432 million, 12-year contract that would shatter the record for the largest deal in North American sports history.

Mike Trout

Native Americans Say Movement to End ‘Redface’ Is Slow

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — John Little can hardly go a week without a reminder that he and other Native Americans often are viewed as relics of the past: the Indian maiden on the butter container at the grocery store, the kids’ teepees sold at popular retailers and the sports fans with their faces painted doing tomahawk chops at games.

Native Americans

Mickey Mantle’s Trump Casino Cards Hit the Auction Block

If you missed out on collecting those Mickey Mantle baseball cards, you have another chance to grab some of “The Mick’s” precious memorabilia, as two of his Trump casino credit cards have hit the auction block.

Mickey Mantle

Harper, Phillies agree to $330M, 13-Year Deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

Bryce Harper

Machado, Padres Agree to $300M, 10-Year Deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that All-Star infielder Manny Machado has agreed to a $300 million, 10-year deal with the rebuilding San Diego Padres, the biggest contract ever for a free agent.

Manny Machado

Kyler Murray Picks NFL over MLB

Feb. 11 (UPI) — Uber athletic Oklahoma Sooners star Kyler Murray has made his decision between the National Football League and Major League Baseball.

Kyler Murray

Disability Advocates Succeed in Getting MLB to Change ‘Disabled List’ to ‘Injured List’

In an effort to avoid getting elite professional athletes mixed-up with people who suffer from permanent physical disabilities, Major League Baseball has decided to no longer referred to injured players as being on the “disabled list.” From now on, baseball players who are physically unable to play will be referred to as being on the “injured list.”

Disabled List

Tim Tebow Receives Big League Spring Training Invite

This really hasn’t been too bad of a month for Tim Tebow. Last week the former Heisman winner got engaged to a former Miss Universe, and, if that wasn’t enough, this week he received his invite to Mets spring training at Port St. Lucie.

Tim Tebow