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Hank Aaron, home-run-hitting baseball great, dead at 86
"Of baseball's all time? Great home run hitters hitters as as many many people people reflecting reflecting on on his his legacy, legacy, not not only only on on put put off off the the field, field, I I could could think think of of that. that. It It was was better better than than I I thought. thought. Hank Hank Aaron Aaron started started his his career career in in 1954 1954 at the beginning of the civil rights movement, 117 the truth, Dr. Ken Harris says his presence on the field pushed the equality message forward, saying that what they see is what they'll be, and that's one of the things Hank Aaron brought. Even after Aaron retired. His fight continued off the field, and he was able to show people that after baseball, you can actually take what you have. And leave a significant legacy. Melissa Barkley WTMJ News. Death of Hang Garin weighs heavy on many, including MLB commissioner emeritus Bud Seelig, he tells TMJ four news. He had a friendly relationship with Aaron that lasted more than 60 years. Remember saying to him not too long ago? This is what he said. Who would have imagined all those years ago? This is 1958 and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by the way. That I a black kid from Mobile, Alabama with break Babe Ruth's home run record, and you, a Jewish kid from Milwaukee would become baseball commissioner. I've treasured our relationship ever since the legs that he considers Aaron to be the best baseball player of all time, sports
Yankees Finalizing Deal To Bring Back DJ LeMahieu
"According to jon morosi long time baseball reporter. Mlb network fox. Sports mlb network radio all that stuff. Jon morosi source dj lemay. Hugh is finalizing an agreement with the mets too Return to the new york yankees odd returning good for him. The deal could be completed as soon as today. Wfan brought to you by mercedes. Benz van de
Mets' Alderson says Porter hiring 'a wake-up call'
"Million. You all Sandy Alderson says The Mets are not going to fill the GM roll right away. After Jared Porter was fired yesterday morning for harassing a female reporter with unsolicited texts and explicit images back in 2016. Alderson called it a wake up call for the hiring process. It certainly raises questions that we have to reflect upon in and decide whether things need to change. But I don't think this reflects a fundamental flaw in the process. I think this is this is a very unfortunate circumstance that we wish we'd known
The Mets' Front Office Fiasco
"So i. Could you walk us through. Things unfolded between jared porter amiss reporter while jared porter was at the cubs one. Did they first meet each other. So this reporter. I met jared porter. June twenty six two thousand and sixteen order at this point in time is the cubs director of professional scouting. He's an elevator at yankee stadium. They'd talk briefly exchange cards. That's about it. This is an interaction that that seems fairly normal. Later that afternoon porter begins texting her and according to espn before the day is over he'd ask her to get a drink. Three times he began sending her techs and they corresponded sporadically for about three weeks. Him complimenting her her responding despite a limited grasp of english july nineteenth on july order shifts boyfriend sensor another selfie she replied with one of her own then porter said you're gorgeous. Want war of me question mark and she texted a laugh and said yes order also laughed then send other selfie followed by a photo of himself on a bed with the bulge in the crotch area of pants after sending another selfie. He asked like she again. Texted a laugh and said yes adding. You're not married. He responded nope. Which picture do you like. The most wants to see more. This becomes obviously something where you're starting to realize this might not be a source and she kind of cuts off communication with him from the timeframe of july nineteenth to august tenth. He sends sixty two unanswered text messages including photos that get more explicit in nature and on august ninth he and the reporter went chicago. It wrigley field. I think i just saw your so beautiful. The reporter told espn she felt panicky and she hid to void him a day. Later porter's message. I'll be in la this weekend at the best hotel in america. Can you meet me there. That's evening porter texted. You're missing out next. He sent more than a dozen photos of hotel grounds food and a bathtub. Then a shot of pants with the bulge on a bed finally texted a shot of a fully naked and erect penis. And it really at this point in time becomes a point where it is crossing the line. She told espn. She got help composing her first reply to porter in weeks. This is extremely inappropriate very offensive and getting out of line. Could you please stop sending offensive photos or message. Puerto responded oh. I'm sorry i will stop. I really apologize. Please let me know if you ever need anything workwise and we need to reiterate that this reporter is not from the united states. She doesn't have a grasp of the english language and she needed to rely on an interpreter and players from her home country to really understand what was going on here. Yes she did. And she was in a position where jared porter all the power. He could have helped that journalists he could have given her all the scoops all the news. He could have made her into a big name. A big deal. She can't help him in any way at all minus obviously physically sexually. He's attracted to her. She told the espn that until then she thought it would be awkward to say no to porter's questions and that if she had a better understanding of the language and culture she would have realized sooner what was going on.
Yankees, Corey Kluber Agree To Deal
"Corey kluber. Probably one of the big prizes in the off season free agency in baseball signs with that up and coming team the new york yankees finalizing a one year. Eleven million dollar deal so the yankees. Anki sound money but it's a one year deal you know. That's what free agents are getting one year deals. They're not dj lemay. You got more. But he was a free agent with the yankees. They're not trevor. Bauer still sitting out there. George springer still sitting out there. I mean if you're an owner of a baseball team and you can't bring fans in and you gotta pay the players for one hundred sixty two games to make money so not signing people too big contracts
Rare Mickey Mantle card sells for record-breaking $5.2 million
"1952 Mickey Mantle baseball cards sells for a record $5.2 million at auction. Topps card is reportedly in mint condition and one of only a few left in existence was first produced. The card cost just five cents. It's price smashes the previous record of just under $4 million for autographs. 2009 Mike Trout card.
Los Angeles Dodger blue to the end, Tommy Lasorda was like no other manager we've ever seen
"Has died. He got it the Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport. During the 71 years with the franchise. He suffered a fatal heart attack at his home in Fullerton. Last night, the 93 year old Lasorda had a history of heart problems. And while the list of legendary Dodgers is a long one, you'd be hard pressed to find a more beloved Dodger legend than Tommy Lasorda, his love for the game, his longevity and his tireless interaction with fans. Made Tommy Lasorda truly one of a kind, legendary Dodger first basement. Steve Garvey says Lasorda's interactions with players, fans and the media was genuine. He absolutely loved. It called him the PT Barnum of baseball, the ringmaster, You know you love the interaction he loved managing is his players and they loved Making a difference in their lives. So last 52 years that I've had on this earth have been a blessing to have. Tommy is my first manager and Aldon, Utah 1968 and to this day that I know that God gave him the call, and he's through the gates of heaven, and by the way, he's going to be starting tomorrow in the big game, Campanella catching and Hodges at first and Jackie Robinson second And recent short is finally going to be back with those people that he grew up with. Who laid the foundation for his passion for the Dodgers and baseball, Garvey says. In many ways, Tommy Lasorda was like a second father to him. And to so many others, Kris Seedings came next. 10 70 news
Tommy Lasorda, fiery Hall of Fame Dodgers manager, dies at 93
"Of Fame manager who got to the L, a Dodgers to two World Series titles, and later became an ambassador for the sport. He loved during these during his get this 71 years with the franchise 71 years he passed away today. The doctors announced he was 93 years old man, Tommy
Francisco Lindor: New Hope For Mets Fans?
"For a big splash. A big domino to tip over and the mlb off season and we got one yesterday. The new york. Mets acquired francisco lindores and carlos carrasco from the cleveland indians for two shortstops in two minor leaguers and enormous transaction. How surprised are you that this happened not surprised at all. Buster olney is the host of the baseball tonight partly cast and he has been covering baseball for more than three decades. Look the last few years there had been so much industry speculation about when would the indians trade lynn door. In fact a couple of years ago. Paul dolan their owner told that the fan base look. Enjoy while you can. Because it was an assumption he was going to be traded. I think if not for the pandemic he would have been traded in the middle of last summer so the indians move in now and the fact that the mets were the buyers. That's not surprising either. Because i think mets fans have been waiting for Steve owns team to to make a big move and he certainly did that. And getting the best shortstop in baseball. Yeah i want to ask you about the cleveland side of the equation in a little bit. But i i wanna dive into the buyer that you mentioned because steve cohn buster. The mets new owner hedge fund billionaire self identifying proudly so diehard mets fan from long island. He's been on twitter. I'll off season making very loud noises about this being a new different kind of organization. You know we want to be excellent in all areas of this game That's going to require resources. And i'm fully committed to making that happen. He is so monumentally. Wealthy i mean he was one of the few people who didn't lose money in this pandemic shortened twenty twenty season. So what does this tell you about the promise of his regime yeah. He's the richest owner in baseball. Now and i. I wrote a piece Free espn dot com. That for mets fans who have suffered through their. Ptsd of the wilpon. Yes this is that the finally they get their reward were they have an owner. Who's willing to go toe to toe with the yankees owner. Who bills a team. That has continued success. I don't just want to get into the playoffs. I want to win a championship. You know through the years. Since i've been working in the new york market the assumption whenever a really big name came up. Was that the yankees. Probably elbow the mets out of the way and they would get the players in the in. The mets would operate like an upper middle class team rather than a big market team and this deal signals a change in that. But what i do believe. Is this a major markelle tune during the should have a budget to measure with the yankees coulda used shortstop. There are other big market teams. That could use a shortstop. And the mets get the best shortstop so because you are a veteran of the new york market i need to know how is indoor going to help reshape. Just the identity of the team itself because i mean nolan reported future about him. We'll get to that a bit as well but just how good is he. What's potential here well. He's the perfect player for the mets right. Now he's an elite defensive shortstop smash back can't buy off-balance throw in recent years jacob. Degrom has been great. Despite the fact that mets have been really poor on defense. It's shorts especially they need more lineup. Ballots lindores a switch hitter. They could use more power drill door with law. Law door hits for power. They could use speed lindores does that. He looked like the road runner as he took off from first base and he absolutely has the personality to be the face of a franchise in new york. You talking about someone who loves to play is nicknamed mr. smile. Hangmen fans absolutely will gravitate toward him. Yeah
Red Sox hire first Black woman to be pro baseball coach
"Make history CBS is Matt Piper tells us why the Red Sox have hired Bianca Smith, the first black woman to coach in professional baseball history. The 29 year old would be a minor league coach in Fort Myers, Florida. Smith played softball at Dartmouth College in previously worked in athletic departments at Case Western Reserve University and Carroll University. In November. The Miami Marlins named Kim in general manager making her MLB's first female G M. That Piper