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Napoli back to Boston

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Signs 2-year deal with Red Sox. http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/24367044/report-red-sox-agree-to-resign-mike-napoli

Chip Hale, maybe Mariners manager, 90 Donruss

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Because this is the only way I can ever think of Chip Hale.

Willie Bloomquist Dressed as a Kinky Leprechaun

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Because I know somebody -- maybe even someone outside Port Orchard -- will want to see this. Here's the explanation, but I really think this picture stands on its own. Note: I don't think that dominatrix girdle thing is standard Fighting Irish gear, so maybe he brought that from home?

O WAR

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Raul Ibanez's final contribution to the 2013 Seattle Mariners. I know, negativity. But, I think it is a perfect reflection of the team's added parts and new philosophy for this year as a whole. More dingers, worse defense, old guys and ultimately nothing to show for it. Is this really what is supposed to teach and inspire the young players?

Police report from Jays-M's game back in May

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So apparently a guy crashed the field at Rogers Centre back when the M's played there in May. The Toronto Police seem rather sympathetic.

Ichiro's 4000th Professional Hit Open Game Thread

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Hi guys! Don't really know what I'm doing, but I figured we should have a place to talk about this possibly historic game. Here's some questions, I guess: 1. I actually had this SI magazine a long time ago. I wish I could find it. If you have any, what is your favorite piece of Ichiro memorabilia? 2. What inning, count, and/or pitch do you think Ichiro will get hit number 4k on? 3. Favorite Japanese-born MLB player other than Ichiro (or Mune)?

Raul The Kid

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So I stumbled across this image of Raul in the Mariners dug-out the day before he made his major league debut. He's wearing a Rainiers uni for the same reason Griffey is: it's a "Turn Back the Clock" night -- July 31, 1996. He would make his debut (as a pinch hitter) the next day, August 1. (Source)

Mune humps air, cheats on Casper Wells .gif

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Sorry if this doesn't play smoothly, I'm not sure how to fix it.

Kawasaki POWER SWING

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This cannot not be shared. It is a gif of Munenori Kawasaki's swing that resulted in his first major league home run. Fittingly, it was a two-run late game shot that tied the game. The Blue Jays would go on to win 8-7. The legend grows.

Nick Franklin vs Dustin Ackley

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First 20 games of their MLB careers.