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Puerto Rico's blond ambition at WBC unites nation

Mar 22, 2017

Puerto Rico's blond ambition at WBC unites nation

Pharmacies and beauty stores across Puerto Rico are running out of hair dye as a growing number of men go blond in support of the island’s baseball players who bleached their hair as a bonding ritual ahead of the World Baseball Classic. What began ...

Mar 21, 2017

Nomo to throw out first pitch at Japan-U.S. semifinal

Former Los Angeles Dodgers hurler Hideo Nomo will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday’s World Baseball Classic semifinal between Japan and the United States at Dodger Stadium. His first big league manager, Tommy Lasorda, will catch the ceremonial pitch before Samurai Japan ...

Players encouraged by growing interest in WBC

Mar 21, 2017

Players encouraged by growing interest in WBC

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Adam Jones on Saturday night in San Diego made the catch heard ’round the World Baseball Classic when he leapt against the wall to rob Manny Machado of a home run. It also was heard around America, where, gradually, the Classic is gaining steam ...

Dodgers beat Japan in WBC tune-up

Mar 20, 2017

Dodgers beat Japan in WBC tune-up

O’Koyea Dickson hit a two-run, walk-off double with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers came from behind to beat Japan 3-2 in an exhibition game on Sunday. After a Ginjiro Sumitani groundout in the fifth and ...

Jansen excited to join Dutch team at WBC

Mar 20, 2017

Jansen excited to join Dutch team at WBC

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Kenley Jansen was back in the stadium he’s called home for his entire MLB career and preparing to go practice with players he’s known for most of his life. The locker room took some getting used to though. Jansen has spent seven seasons pitching ...

U.S. advances to face Japan in WBC semis

Mar 19, 2017

U.S. advances to face Japan in WBC semis

The United States is going to the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic for the second time thanks to another impressive home run by Giancarlo Stanton at Petco Park and a spectacular catch at the fence by hometown favorite Adam Jones. Stanton hit a ...

Ex-Dragons ace Kawakami retires

/ Mar 19, 2017

Ex-Dragons ace Kawakami retires

Former Chunichi Dragons ace Kenshin Kawakami announced his retirement in a television appearance Sunday. “I’ve decided to take my uniform off for good,” the 41-year-old Kawakami said during ‘Sunday Dragons,’ a local live broadcast. “I’m at peace. It’s a huge load off the shoulders, ...