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Caught napping: Baseball hitting, pitching sapped by jet lag

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Researchers say they’ve documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some punch out of a team’s bats. The culprit: jet lag. Travelers are well aware of the fatigue, poor sleep and other effects that can descend like a fog when their body clocks are out of sync with their surroundings. The new work adds to previous suggestions that professional athletes are no…

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MLB will protect Athletics, not the Rays

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Without saying it directly, Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred sent a message to the Tampa Bay Rays and as well as local and state politicians on Tuesday. That message is “get moving on your stadium or prepare to lose your team.” During Manfred’s press availability prior to Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, he was asked about possible future expansion in Major League Baseball. The Commissioner stated that adding new teams was not on the horizon. He explained expansion will not be discussed…

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