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Rocket City Trash Pandas’ firework show goes horribly wrong

It happened with too much of a bang. The Rocket City Trash Pandas’ firework show went horribly wrong Friday night when a certain product was “incorrectly inserted and secured into its holder,” according to a statement from the spectacle’s organizer, Pyro Shows of Alabama. The Los Angeles Angels affiliate team said no fans were injured …

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Phil Hughes, Michael Kay have Joey Gallo Twitter spat

Michael Kay didn’t mince words following Joey Gallo’s unceremonious departure from the Bronx — though one former Yankee who came to the struggling outfielder’s defense. Shortly after Tuesday’s MLB trade deadline had passed, Kay denounced Gallo for seemingly playing the victim in his final week as a Yankee. The 28-year-old slugger shed light on the …

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Taijuan Walker has hilarious reaction to gutsy Edwin Diaz move

Much like many Mets fans watching at home, Taijuan Walker couldn’t hide his shock after learning of Buck Showalter’s gutsy call to have Edwin Diaz pitch the eighth and ninth innings of Thursday’s contest. Moments after Diaz had retired three Braves hitters in order in the top of the eighth, cameras captured the dominant closer …

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Daniel Vogelbach, Tyler Naquin validating Mets’ deadline decisions

So, about that heavily debated trade deadline. Maybe, the Mets didn’t do so poorly, after all. The early signs are certainly promising. Ask the Braves. Newcomers Tyler Naquin and Daniel Vogelbach both homered Thursday night, helping the Mets start a critical five-game showdown at Citi Field against the Braves with a 6-4 victory that extended …

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Yankees’ flurry of trades at deadline leaves rotation thin

Just over a week ago, the Yankees were well stocked with starting pitching depth. After a flurry of trades ahead of the deadline this past Tuesday, though, that depth is more tenuous as the Yankees head into the final two months of the season. In addition to Surprisingly trading away Jordan Montgomery for injured outfielder …

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How Padres pulled off Juan Soto blockbuster

The Padres are where it’s at today, thanks to their “gunslinger” general manager, AJ Preller, and their win-at-any costs managing partner, Peter Seidler. They gave up five great prospects to get 23-year-old wunderkind Juan Soto plus good-hitting first baseman Josh Bell from Washington. While everyone said it was a haul, there are managers and coaches …

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Harrison Bader has big Yankees plans after ‘tough year’ with Cardinals

Harrison Bader arrived at the Yankees clubhouse Wednesday morning in a walking boot but with the confidence he can still make an impact for his hometown team this season. The Gold Glove center fielder, who was acquired from the Cardinals for Jordan Montgomery before Tuesday’s trade deadline, has been in the boot for a week …

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