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Bob Watson, All-Star Slugger and Executive, Dies at 74

Bob Watson, an All-Star slugger who became the first black general manager to win a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1996, has died. He was 74. “He was an All-Star on the field and a true pioneer off of it, admired and respected by everyone he play...
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Sticking to Script: Bregman, Astros Discuss Sign Stealing

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Alex Bregman spoke for about 30 seconds and said he was sorry, but did not say why. He said he had learned, but did not say what. "I am really sorry about the choices that were made by my team, by the organization and by me. I have l...
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Red Sox Manager Alex Cora Fired in Sign-Stealing Scandal

BOSTON — Alex Cora has already been identified as a ringleader in an illegal system of sign stealing when he was with the Houston Astros. "Given the findings and the commissioner's ruling, we collectively decided that it would not be possible for Alex to ef...
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Hinch, Luhnow Fired for Astros’ Sign Stealing

HOUSTON — Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team's use of electronics for sign-stealing during Houston's ru...
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With Each Pitch at Series, Call Gets Louder for Robot Umps

HOUSTON — From the box seats to the far reaches of the bleachers, all 40,000 umpires in the stands at Nationals Park were sure they could tell: Gerrit Cole's fastball to Victor Robles missed the strike zone. By at least an inch, clearly. "I think it's a ...