May 5, 2016

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The Morning Hit–4/13/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. He gone! What we suspected yesterday ended Read More…

Mets beat Dodgers in winner-take-all Game 5, get Cubs in NLCS

LOS ANGELES — Two teams with plenty of history, just none against each other in the postseason, will decide who represents the National League in the World Series. Faced with a winner-take-all scenario against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night, the New York Mets made the long trip back to California worth it and came Read More…

Manny continues to be Manny — and it’s helping the Cubs

CHICAGO — Manny Ramirez’s latest gig with the Cubs is proof that if you hang around the game long enough, you’ll see it all. Among the greatest right-handed hitters of his generation and definitely one of the least coachable, he’s back in baseball as a coach. Exactly what kind of coach, well, no one in Read More…

California government doing what MLB can’t: Banning tobacco from ballparks

LOS ANGELES — California lawmakers have taken the first step toward accomplishing something Major League Baseball could never do: Stop players from stuffing those big wads of chewing tobacco into their mouths during games. With Gov. Jerry Brown signing a bill earlier this week banning the use of smokeless tobacco in all California ballparks, a Read More…

Suspended Utley known for hard-charging play

More than a dozen years ago, Chase Utley put his head down and ran fast around the bases after lining a grand slam for his first career hit. He hasn’t stopped running and playing hard. Utley goes all-out all the time, whether it’s Game 2 of the NL Division Series or the second day of Read More…

Cubs’ Jake Arrieta throws no-hitter against Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Even after pitching his first career no-hitter, Jake Arrieta wasn’t too big to wear his PJs. He threw the second no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night. Arrieta was lights-out on the mound, striking out a season-high 12. He looked Read More…

Ramirez suspended 50 games for drug violation

NEW YORK (AP) – Manny Ramirez was suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday, becoming the latest high-profile player ensnared in the sport`s drug scandals. The Los Angeles Dodgers star said he did not take steroids and was given medication by a doctor that contained a banned substance. The commissioner`s office didn`t Read More…