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Despite the MVP hitting of Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals fans have been clamoring for more power in their lineup. Friday night, they just wanted actual power in the stadium.

Three times during the Dodgers-Nationals game, a bank of lights went out at the park. And after the third electrical problem, the umpires called the game.

That got some players wondering: What could have caused this electrical outage? The logical answer: the last person to use the facility.

Then all was cleared up by Harper, who reminded us about his lengthy hair routine.

"Bad Blood" or not, Swift's camp experienced a mechanical malfunction during her show at Nationals Park earlier this week, so we might never know the real source of the power failures. Let's all "Shake It Off." The game will resume Saturday.

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Mike Trout surprises young fan with gifts

June 10, 2015
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Tucker Vasher is a big fan of Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout.

Vasher, who suffers from brittle bone disease, received a surprise from Trout just days before he underwent surgery.

And it was a pretty awesome surprise . . . 

"This is like the the greatest day of my life," Vasher said.

The two are friends on Twitter and occasionally message back and forth about Vasher's progress.

Trout is tied for third in the American League with 16 home runs, and he clearly knocked another one out of the park with this gesture.

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We knew Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto was good at drawing walks, but this is ridiculous.

Yes, during Sunday's game against the Washington Nationals, Votto took a ball to reach a 3-2 count ... but was awarded a walk and, as a result, headed to first base. No one seemed to notice the error.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, this stemmed from an extra ball being added to the stadium scoreboard. It even had the TV play-by-play crew fooled.

And although it likely didn't influence the final outcome too much -- the Reds won 8-2 -- it did come as part of a six-run seventh inning. So ... perhaps Votto's otherworldly walk-drawing did give Cincinnati an edge?

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Cardale Jones appears to be enjoying the fame that comes with winning the first College Football Playoff.

The Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback attended Wednesday's Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinal between the Chicago Bulls and his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. And although it did result in some beef with Joakim Noah, Jones got a chance to hype up the crowd during the Cavaliers' comprehensive victory.

Jones wasn't done. Ever the active tweeter, he took to social media Thursday and:

Jones' complaint stems from running back Ezekiel Elliot's throwing out the first pitch at a St. Louis Cardinals game Tuesday.

Elliott noticed the complaints, and wasn't about to be humble.

Thirsty? Perhaps. But apparently it worked!

H/T For The Win

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Wednesday is Willie Mays' 84th birthday. The Say Hey Kid now shares his fourth-place spot on the all-time home run list with Alex Rodriguez, but no one thinks that diminishes his legacy in any way. Let's not forget that the man's average batting line over 22(!) seasons was 36 home runs, 18 steals and a .941 OPS. He remains one of the best players of all time -- if not the best.

In Mays' honor, here's a ranking of the best center fielders in MLB history:

10. Kenny Lofton

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A leading candidate for "most underrated career," Lofton had a seven-year peak when he averaged 56 stolen bases, a .384 OBP and 105 runs scored per season. He remained a solid and effective player all the way through his final season.

9. Andre Dawson

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A fearsome player both at the plate (438 career home runs) and on the field (eight Gold Glove awards). Dawson's lone MVP season -- when he hit 49 home runs -- came a year after he left the Expos.

8. Carlos Beltran

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A rare five-tool player, Beltran's legacy will likely rest on his legendary postseason numbers -- he's got a .333 average and 16 home runs in 51 postseason games.

7. Duke Snider

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Part of a squad that helped bring the Dodgers two World Series titles, Snider had a bizarrely lengthy wait to get into the Hall of Fame -- though he was eligible in 1970, the BBWAA didn't consider him worthy of induction until 1980.

6. Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggioMark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images

DiMaggio might not have been the best defensive center fielder in his family -- that title goes to either his brother Dom or his brother Vince -- but he still had an exceptional glove. He was notoriously difficult to strike out -- he only has eight more strikeouts (369) than home runs (361).

5. Ken Griffey Jr.

Ken Griffey, Jr.AP Images/Ann Heisenfelt

Griffey likely would have made a serious run at the all-time home run record if his career hadn't been plagued by injuries. As it is, he ended up with 630, which shows you just how good he was.

4. Mickey Mantle

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Another player whose injuries curtailed his enormous potential, Mantle won the Triple Crown in 1956, hit 536 career home runs and won three MVP awards.

3. Tris Speaker

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Speaker hit an astounding 792 doubles in his career, including one season when he smacked 59. Speaker ranks sixth all-time with a .345 batting average.

2. Ty Cobb

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Cobb led the league in batting average an astounding 12 times, including two seasons when he hit above .400. His .366 lifetime average is still first all-time, and his 897 steals are good for fourth place.

1. Willie Mays

Willie MaysRobert Riger/Getty Images

Who else could it be, really? Mays was phenomenal at every aspect of the game -- he won 12 Gold Gloves, led the league in home runs and steals four times each, batted .302 for his career and won two MVP awards.

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