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Marlins sale still involves Who’s Who of Republican politics even without Jeb Bush

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The news began to break on Tuesday evening. Jeb Bush was reportedly no longer interested in purchasing the Miami Marlins, according to anonymous sources. Bush was yet another among the biggest names in Republican politics seeking to buy one of baseball’s worst performing teams. Others include President Trump’s family circle and a serious investor carrying the name of Romney. The Bush family has been involved with baseball for decades. George H.W. Bush was captain of the 1948 Yale baseball team…

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The long fall of All-Star MVP Carl Crawford

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The 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was a landmark event for the Tampa Bay Rays. When the game began on July 14, no fewer than 12 men sitting in the American League dugout were wearing Rays’ uniforms. Five of those were players while the other seven included Manager Joe Maddon and his entire six-man coaching staff. Maddon was the manager – the first and only from Tampa Bay – because the Rays were defending American League Champions. None of…

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Futures Game offers glimmer of hope for Rays

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As the Tampa Bay Rays free-fall into the All-Star break, a four-day break can only help. When you’ve lost 21 of 24 any person or team would look for something to make the pain stop. Some morsel of optimism is needed and today’s first All-Star event in San Diego provides such a snack. The MLB All-Stars Futures Game pits a collection of prospects from the U.S. against other prospects from around the world. Alex Colome is the only Ray on…

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Home Run Derby more exciting than All-Star Game

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The Major League Baseball All-Star Game isn’t what it used to be. It is still the best and most competitive all-star competitions among the major sports, but what made it great is now missing. When Johnny Bench, Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Reggie Jackson and other superstars took the field, some outstanding displays of offense would seem to come from at least one of the fan favorites. More often than not, the latter day game features multiple flame-throwing pitchers striking out…

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