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1. A highlight from the World Series, MLB lockout style

Unnamed player goes deep off unnamed player!

And a brand new cover for MLB The Show:

2. Day two of the MLB lockout continues with a reiteration

Yesterday, the homepage was wiped clean but for a few…

1. Max Scherzer puts on his Mets cap

And a new era (no pun intended) begins in Queens.

A few highlights, from his introductory press conference (on Zoom):

2. And a new uniform number will have to be decided

Here are both of Scherzer’s first…

1. The stove stays hot: Corey Seager signs a ten-year deal with the Rangers

You’ve probably seen it by now (the news announced yesterday evening just after the newsletter went up), and so an era-ending time for the Dodgers begins — first Seager leaves town, and next might come many…

1. Max Scherzer signs with the Mets

Three years, $130 million. Thirty-seven years old, three Cy Young awards, two no-hitters and a World Series title.

And so, the mess of an offseason that was the last month for the Mets has now turned around — and with Jacob…

1. Happy Thanksgiving

With a few vintage classics, from baseball past:

2. Adam Jones hits a go-ahead HR in the ninth inning, Game 5 of the Japan Series

The former Oriole All-Star is playing with the Orix Buffaloes (Osaka), down 3–1 in the final…

1. Mets owner Steve Cohen launches a Twitter rant, once again

He became both beloved and infamous, from his social media persona immediately upon buying the Mets in 2020, then it got awkward, he took time off, then got back on, took time off again— and now, this morning, he’s…

1. Brett Phillips and Randy Arozarena went crazy at a minor-league soccer game this weekend

If you need a feel-good moment, here it is:

The Tampa Bay Rowdies scored on a pinball-frenzy-like scramble in the box at the very last moment of the game to tie it, and they…

1. The 2021 MVP awards are in: Shohei Ohtani and Bryce Harper

The first was most obvious, as one of the most iconic seasons in baseball history gets its official cherry on top:

His numbers, this past year:

9–2, 3.18 ERA

46 HR, .965 OPS, 100 RBI, 26 steals

1. Yesterday, the Cy Young winners were announced

In the American League, it was Robbie Ray.

Just look where he was last year, a 6.62 ERA and a front-row ticket to the things really can miraculously turn around, can’t they? storyline.

And in the National League, it was…

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