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Tom’s Notes: MLB Spring Training Underway + State Hockey Tournaments Heat Up

Full–squad workouts for both the Minnesota Twins and the Milwaukee Brewers are underway.

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Tom’s Notes: Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire is Hitting the Snowmobile Trails for a Cause + More

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire will be riding a sled the next few days here in the Northland.  For a cause.

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Best Reasons Miguel Cabrera Should Be MVP in Baseball

Miguel Cabrera has officially won the triple crown. What is great about this, even if you are not a baseball fan, is that only 17 men in baseball have done it. The last one being Carl Yastrzemky.  Here's another reason this is a great accomplishment for him and baseball.

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Lakeside Baseball Team Has Little League World Series Dreams

The Lake Park little League from Duluth MN is on a quest to make it to the Little League World Series!A local Duluth Little League baseball team comprised of 13 & 14 years olds are representing the state of Minnesota this week in the Junior Little League Midwest Regionals in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Minnesota’s Jim Thome Becomes 8th Man To Hit 600th Homer

I was watching TV today and everyone was saying how quiet this milestone was reached. The Manager for Boston said it right. To be able to hit this way for a long time consistently is a credit to the man

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Cirque du Soleil Performer Unleashes Amazing Gravity-Defying First Pitch [VIDEO]

We’ve seen some truly horrendous first pitch efforts over the years, from the “what did you expect” dribbler that Mariah Carey uncorked, to the shameful 10-footer that NBA star John Wall recently unleashed.

The crowd at PETCO park in San Diego was treated to the opposite side of that coin Monday, when Cirque du Soleil performer Gabryel Nogueira da Silva was given the task of the ceremonially first pitch.

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One-Armed War Vet Wows Crowd by Catching Foul Ball [VIDEO]

“I thought I was going to catch the ball or go over the railing,” said Michael Kacer of the foul ball he caught at Yankee Stadium Friday.

The 29-year old vet had lost his left arm in Afghanistan, so he had nothing to brace himself with when he used his baseball cap as a glove and reached over the railing to snag a ball off of the bat of Curtis Granderson.

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This Week in Viral Videos: An Artsy Marriage Proposal, 84-Egg Sandwich and More

The last seven days was a lively week for viral videos. From creative (and colorful) marriage proposals to Bradley Cooper's impressive and surprisingly fluent French interview, this week's virals had something for everyone.

We've picked our 10 favorites from the week, which you can check out after the jump.

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Dad Drops Daughter in Attempt to Catch Foul Ball [VIDEO]

With a foul ball heading toward him, and his daughter in his arms, a man at a Los Angeles Dodger's game had to make a split-second choice

He decided to drop his daughter and go for the catch. While this may have been a justifiable decision if he had been able to snag the ball, he dropped that, too.

Luckily, the daughter was uninjured, and any abandonment issues can be worked out later in therapy.

Check out the video of the double drop below. And then watch an older video of a more dexterous fan managing to both hold onto his child and catch a foul ball.

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The 15 Baseball Songs Better Than ‘Centerfield.

Like the author, I too like a good baseball game from time to time. I'm a little uncertain about the song selection he picked to replace "Centerfield" Check over the song list and see how you feel?
It’s a brand new baseball season, and you know what that means: the roar of the crowd, the smell of popcorn and the sound of yet another stadium DJ cranking up John Fogerty’s “Centerfield

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