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  1. [Updated] College Baseball Player Kicked Off Team for Tweeting Sexual Slur About Mo’Ne Davis

    F*** that noise.

    Last week we were excited to learn that teen baseball phenom Mo'Ne Davis' story would be adapted into the Disney movie Throw Like Mo, but apparently the news was too much for the fragile male ego of baseball player Joey Casselberry.

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  2. Disney Channel Developing Movie About Little League Phenom, Mo’ne Davis

    It's like "Rookie of the Year," but REAL.

    Because apparently, being the first girl to pitch a shut-out game in the Little League World Series and the first Little League player ever to make the cover of Sports Illustrated (not only because of her insane pitching arm, but her talent in basketball and soccer, too) at thirteen isn't enough. Now, sports prodigy Mo'ne Davis is having her story adapted into a movie by the Disney Channel.

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  3. Penny Marshall To Direct Biopic of Effa Manley, The First Woman In The Baseball Hall Of Fame

    Penny Marshall - famous for directing A League of Their Own, the story of an all-female baseball league during WWII - is heading back to the baseball diamond, taking on the story of Effa Manely, the first-ever women to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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  4. Today In Awesome, Mo’ne Davis Signed Autographs For Players on the L.A. Dodgers

    Heroes get remembered, but LEGENDS NEVER DIE.

    One day, I want Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig to treasure that signed baseball so much that his kid will endure unspeakable horrors at the hands (paws?) of a terrifying English Mastiff dog and a blind James Earl Jones to get to back. Also, Mo'ne should appear to that child in no less than two or three fever dreams. Basically I want her in a Sandlot reboot, is what I think I'm asking for. Make it happen, Hollywood.

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  5. 13-Year-Old Baseball Pitcher Mo’Ne Davis Will Be On The Cover Of Sports Illustrated!

    The 13-year-old girl who made headlines last week for her 70 mph fastball and her historic Little League shutouts (yes, plural) is getting some much deserved recognition from one of the biggest names in sports journalism.

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  6. 13-Year-Old Mo’Ne Davis Makes World History by Pitching Shutout Against All-Male Competitors

    Or, in non-sports terms, by being the BAMFiest BAMF that ever did BAMF.

    She's 5'4'' and just 13 years old. Competitors fear her, pro ball players praise her, teammates idolizes her. Her walk-up song is Beyoncé's "Run the World" and she's got more dragons than Daenerys, but that's not enough for star Little League pitcher Mo'Ne Davis.

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  7. Underdog South Korean Baseball Team Now Filling Its Stands With Cybermen To Simulate Cheering Fans

    Where were these punks at my 8th-grade dance recital?

    The Hanwha Eagles have finished last in their league four out of the previous five years, but that doesn't mean they need to feel bad about themselves. Rather than play for an empty stadium, the South Korean professional baseball team has built an army of slavishly loyal robots to intimidate, er, rally, the Eagle's human fans into displaying enthusiasm.

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  8. Things We Saw Today: Stay on Target With the X-Wing Knife Block

    May the fork be with you!

    Tired of dicing womp rats with your T-16 cutlery back at home? Good. You're ready for the big leagues now, kid. Just remember, these are not for stabbing! Don't go using 'em for Alderaan reasons.

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  9. Robocop Will Throw the First Pitch at a Baseball Game Tonight, but the Robocop Statue Will Have to Wait

    Unless it breaks the law, then Robocop will escort the baseball to jail.

    Tonight at a Detroit Tigers (they are not real tigers, but humans) basesball match against the Toronto Blue Jays (we've yet to confirm whether they are birds or humans) Robocop will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, possibly at a criminal.

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  10. A Student-Made Robot Threw the First Pitch at a Baseball Game Last Week

    Warning: operating system requires that peanuts and crackerjacks be acquired.

    Okay, that's it. Ladies, gentlemen, and variations thereof, we need to have a serious discussion about the "first pitch" of a baseball game, because it has been getting exponentially more ridiculous lately. First dinosaurs, then cats, and now robots? I fear that it's only a matter of time before Michael Jackson's hologram gets asked to throw.

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  11. Tara the “Hero Cat” Will “Throw” the “First Pitch” at a “Baseball Game”

    Will the first pitch be with a ball of string? What's happening?

    Tara, the cat who defended a young boy from a dog attack, will be throwing out the first pitch at a minor league base balls game. Wait. How?

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  12. Baseball Is Boring, but Dinosaur Baseball Is Our New Favorite Sport

    Now replace all the other people with dinosaurs and play ball!

    The Padres are a baseball team made up entirely of peoples' dads (we think) and also they have a freaking dinosaur. Watch their dino toss out the ceremonial first pitch, which should have been the last pitch, because what idiots would go up against a team with a dinosaur? What's the name of the Padres' baseballing stadium? Oh right: Jurassic Park.

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  13. The Mythbusters Ask, Is “Throw Like A Girl” An Insult? [VIDEO]

    What Boys Think of Girls

    Interesting. Interesting. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  14. Comedian Rob Delaney Takes Control of the MLB Twitter Account, Hilarity Ensues

    Full disclosure: I think baseball is boring, but I think comedian Rob Delaney is ridiculously interesting. Delaney has control of the Major League Baseball Twitter account, and the results are amazing. Besides the jokes themselves, there's the added bonus of seeing the replies from baseball fans who don't understand what's going on.

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  15. Urine-Controlled Video Games Finally Becoming Reality

    You might not be familiar with the minor league baseball team the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, or their home field Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, but you're probably going to want to take a trip there this summer. They're the first sports venue in the world to offer an interactive "Urinal Gaming System," which is a video game you control with your pee. This is also the first time I've looked forward to baseball season.

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  16. R.I.P. Lavonne “Pepper” Paire-Davis, Inspiration for Dottie in A League of Their Own

    so long and thanks for all the fish

    True Story: The last time I saw the tail end of A League of Their Own, I had to look away so that I didn't cry (becausethere'snocryinginbaseball). True details: I was running. On a treadmill. At the gym. And the television was on mute. One of the last times I was actually unable to not cry even by great force of will at a movie screening, it was a combination of watching The Muppets and knowing that Jim Henson's wife and daughter were in attendance. So, from this evidence, I postulate that if there was anything guaranteed to make me cry buckets of salt tears, it would have been watching A League of Their Own with Lavonne "Pepper" Paire-Davis, who died this weekend at the age of 88.

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  17. Penny Marshall Insisted On Athletic Actresses For A League of Their Own [VIDEO]

    Meanwhile...

    Your browser does not support iframes. Tonight at 8 p.m. on the MLB Network, Bob Costas interviews Penny Marshall about her 1992 baseball film, A League of Their Own. The film, a fictional representation of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, starred Geena Davis, Madonna, and more but as it turns out, there were a few actresses who didn't make the cut for a very specific reason - they couldn't play baseball. Listen to Marshall's stance on the casting process and find out which other famous actress didn't wind up with a part because of her husband. Catch the rest of the interview, including a chat with Davis, tonight on MLB. (via The Hollywood Reporter) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  18. Not Black Fridayed Out Yet? Check Out This Gear From Our Buddies at SportsGrid

    Still in shopping mode today? We can't blame you. Having done most of our Christmas purchasing online today, we're still very much in the zone. If you're in the same boat, we'd urge you to take a minute and check out the online store over at SportsGrid. This poster -- an infographic breaking down and charting the etymology of a great many different baseball team names -- in particular is pretty high on our wish list. Courtesy of the fine folks over at Pop Chart Labs, this handy infographic can ensure you never have to struggle to recall the name of a team again. Whether they're MLB standbys like the Angels or more obscure clubs like the Casper Ghosts (get it?), they're all here, and all organized for your convenience. Because if there's one thing we love about the great American pastime, it's how easy it is to get super nerdy over it.

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  19. Nadia Diaz Strikes Out 19 Boys In Six-Inning Little League Championship Game

    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

    Playing sports is a very gendered experience. After all, teams are often single-gender, and sometimes the game itself is modified depending on who's playing. Softball, with its bigger ball and overhand throw, is culturally regulated to girls, even though it started as an all men's sport, while games like baseball and football are thought of as the realm of men and boys. For 11-year-old Nadia Diaz, however, softball just isn't for her: it's "too girly" and frankly, she can hold her own on the baseball field. Where else could she find an opportunity to strike 19 boys out while pitching a Little League championship-winning game?

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  20. A League of Their Own Screening Reunites Veteran All American Girls Baseball Players

    Today in Awesome

    There may not be any crying in baseball but something tells me a few tears might be shed at Friday's screening of the 1992 Penny Marshall film A League of Their Own. Why? Because veterans of the actual All American Girls Professional Baseball League will be in attendance and let's face it, we cried during that movie and it wasn't even about us.

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