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View the contract finalizing Babe Ruth’s sale to Yankees
yahoo.com Updated Dec 29, 2013
On Dec. 26, 1919, Babe Ruth’s contract was famously sold by Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee to the New York Yankees. It was a transaction that forever altered the history of both franchises and served as the basis of the “Curse of the Bambino,” which …Share Tweet
nytimes.com Dec 29, 2013The Chicago Cubs were willing to lose this season in hopes of building a team of young stars for the future.Share Tweet
Suggestions to change Votto's approach unwarrantedSome people think it would be a good idea for Reds first baseman Joey Votto to make more outs. To get on base less. To help out the opposition. At least, I think that would be the intent. Friends, you can't make this stuff up.Share TweetThe Metrodome, home of the Twins for 28 seasons, hosted its final game Sunday, a 14-13 Minnesota Vikings win against the Detroit Lions. While the downtown Minneapolis dome may have continued to host the Vikings after the Twins moved to Target Field in 2…Share TweetDodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested on Saturday morning in Florida on a charge of reckless driving, according to a report from the Naples Daily News.Share Tweet
A’s fans paint mural urging team to stay in Oakland, get support from Rickey Hendersonyahoo.com Dec 29, 2013While all Oakland A's fans wait for the next shoe to drop in their team's highly publicized and well-documented search for a new ballpark, one small but creative group of fans are expressing their hopes for the team’s future in Oakland through their fav…Share Tweet
Twins top pitching prospect Alex Meyer making $63 a day as offseason substitute teacheryahoo.com Dec 29, 2013Minnesota Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer is a rare breed in today's baseball landscape — and not just for his 6-foot-9 frame. When he's not involved in a team organized event or spending time in the offseason honing his craft, the 23-year-old right-…Share Tweet
Postseason aspirations return with new yearEvery team in baseball entered 2013 with sights set on making it a better year than the one before. Some obviously had higher hopes than others, aspirations that included the promise of a trip to the postseason. As demonstrated by a few of those with se…Share Tweet
Don Banks: Packers show good things come to those who wait; more SnapsDec 29Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a fantastic finish of a Week 17 in the NFL. ...
Mike Nolan, Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator, agrees to extensionDec 29The Atlanta Falcons and defensive coordinator Mike Nolan have agreed to a contract extension, a source confirmed to ESPN's John Clayton.
2013 NFL playoffs -- Recent history working against SeahawksDec 29The No. 1-seeded Seahawks look formidable, but recent history is working against them.