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  • Miguel Sano takes frustration out on bat Bo Jackson-style

    Kyle Ringo at Big League Stew12 hrs ago

    Miguel Sano went 1-for-5 and drove in two runs Wednesday night in a loss to the Atlanta Braves. Not a banner night by any means, but hardly the kind of performance you might expect to upset him.

    But Sano was angry when he struck out in the eighth inning. It was his third strike out of the night and 105th this season and it came with two runners in scoring position. He took it out on his bat, breaking it over his knee Bo Jackson-style.

    That’s a strong man folks. Seems like that has to hurt, at least a little bit. Maybe someday they will make a bobblehead doll in honor of these impressive feats of strength from Sano as they did recently for Jackson, whobroke a few bats the same way in his day.

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    Fri, 29 Jul
    7:35 PM EDT
    Philadelphia at Atlanta
    Preview Game
  • Aroldis Chapman electrifies Wrigley Field in Cubs debut

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew1 day ago

    If you were curious what type of reaction Aroldis Chapman would receive upon his debut at Wrigley Field, wonder no more.

    The hard-throwing left-hander had won over Cubs fans even before taking the mound in the ninth inning. By the time he struck out Avisail Garcia to wrap up a perfect inning and a Cubs 8-1 win over the White Sox, he’d whipped them into a frenzy.

    Chapman’s off-the-field issues were not a consideration on this night, whether people like that thought or not. It was all about baseball and the overwhelming optimism Cubs fans obviously feel now that they’ve added Chapman as their closer.

    The #Cubs fans going wild watching Chapman stroll to the mound, and no one is leaving the park, waiting to see the scoreboard readiings

    — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 28, 2016

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