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Early MLB playoff predictions
MLB playoff-clinching season is here. The Los Angeles Angels snagged a playoff spot Monday and later locked up the AL West. The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals cemented their respective division titles Tuesday. Meanwhile, it appears the wild-card races are the most competitive, with each league seemingly embroiled in a three-way scrape for two spots. How will it all play out?
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It started with a couple of kids giving Hunter Pence a good-natured, sign-based ribbing when his San Francisco Giants visited the New York Mets:
Then, it became an all-out "thing," as other fans followed suit and the hashtag #HunterPenceSigns was born.
How did the former All-Star respond? By turning them into memes:
Oh, and his girlfriend, Alexis Cozombolidis, did, too:
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MLB second half predictions?
The MLB's second half is upon us, and only two teams have leads of more than 1.5 games in their respective divisions. In other words, this should get intense. Who will win all the divisions? The leagues? The World Series? Cast your votes below!
Tim Lincecum no-hits Padres again
For the second time in 12 months, Tim Lincecum has no-hit the San Diego Padres. The San Francisco Giants hurler also becomes the third National League West pitcher to allow zero hits in a game this season, after Los Angeles Dodgers teammates Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw did earlier this year. How many more will we see? Are they losing their glamour?
In November, 5-year-old Miles Scott became "Batkid," as the Make-A-Wish Foundation helped transform the city of San Francisco into Gotham to fulfill the leukemia patient's dream of becoming Batman for a day.
The Internet melted, and the city didn't forget.
On Tuesday, Scott, who is now in remission, threw out the first pitch at the San Francisco Giants' home opener, with the help of pitcher Matt Cain. The results were, well, you gotta see for yourself:AP Photo/Eric RisbergAP Photo/Eric Risberg, PoolAP Photo/Eric RisbergAP Photo/Jeff ChiuAP Photo/Eric Risberg, Pool