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Minor League Baseball Team Cancels Controversial Gun Giveaway

The only shots that will be fired during Wednesday night’s Huntsville Stars baseball game will come from home runs.

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World’s Biggest Baseball Will Make You Want to Take Someone Out to the Ballgame

Baseball is big in little Muscotah, Kansas.

Bigger than you might think possible.

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Major League Baseball Ticket Prices Are Going Up, But They’re Still a Bargain

Take me out to the ballgame. Take your wallet out while you’re there, too.

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Jackie Robinson Day To Be Celebrated By MLB Teams on Monday and Tuesday

Even if you're not heading to the movies on Monday or Tuesday, you'll be seeing "42" if you're a Major League Baseball fan. All players and on-field personnel will once again don the No. 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day

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’42′ Review

My grandmother, Rhoda Singer, died earlier this year. She lived much of her life in Brooklyn and was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan. Her favorite player was Pee Wee Reese, the Dodgers' scrappy white shortstop who famously silenced a racist Cincinnati crowd by putting his arm around his black teammate Jackie Robinson during pre-game warmups.

I thought about my grandmother a lot while watching '42,' the new biopic of Jackie Robinson and his quest to break the color barrier in baseball. On an intellectual level, I can tell you a dozen things wrong with the movie, from its excessively preachy dialogue to its bloated length. But on an emotional level, I have to admit that this movie bypassed my brain and grabbed my heart, pulling each and every string contained therein firmly and repeatedly. It's a pretty good tribute to a great man. And when Pee-Wee and Jackie embraced on that field in Cincinnati I cried.

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Texas Among the Baseball Teams with the Most Expensive Food

It's opening day for most Major League Baseball teams, and that means big bucks at the concession stand.

Have you tried that $26 hot dog at the Texas Rangers' stadium?  That hot dog dubbed the "Boomstick," is a 2-foot-long beef hot dog, smothered in chili, nacho cheese, jalapenos and caramelized onions on a potato bun.  Even if you break it down into 6-inch portions and share it with your buddies, that monster still costs $6.50 per person.

What do baseball fans around the country pay for concessions, and how does Texas compare?

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Celebrate President’s Day with a Look at Presidents Tossing Ceremonial First Pitches

Did you know that President Taft was the first president to toss the ceremonial first pitch before a Major League Baseball game? He did in in 1910 on Opening Day at Griffith Stadium before a Washington Senators game. Since Taft, every president has followed suit taking the mound at some point during his presidency.

Franklin Roosevelt holds the record for the most times a president got the honor, hurling nine different times (eight opening days and an All-Star Game). Here’s a look back at some of the more memorable performances of presidents over the past century:

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Widow of Fallen Texas Rangers Fan Thanks Team for Their Support and Compassion [VIDEO]

In her first public statement regarding the tragedy, Jenny Stone, the widow of the firefighter who fell to his death at a Texas Rangers game last week, thanked the Rangers organization, and said that Rangers star Josh Hamiliton remains her son's favorite player.

Her husband, Shannon Stone, who was attending the game with their six-year old son Cooper, was trying to catch a ball tossed to him by Hamilton when he tumbled over the railing at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

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