• Baseball Tigers pitcher David Price said Thursday at the team's winter caravan that he's finally comfortable living in Detroit and is open to a contract extension to remain with the team."Comfort comes with time, and I've had time here and I got to spend time with (teammates and coaches) last year on the field and away from the field, and it's a lot more comfortable now," the 2012 American League Cy Young Award winner said, via the Detroit Free Press. Price was acquired by the Tigers last year in a midseason trade with the Tampa Bay Rays. Price and the Tigers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a record-breaking one-year, $19.75 million contract last Friday.Price is the ace of a Tigers staff th夜网论坛at lost Max Scherzer to Washington in free agency. Price posted a 3.26 ERA last year with a league-leading 248 1/3 innings and 271 strikeouts. The 29-year-old left-hander is 86-51 over six full seasons with a career ERA of 3.21 and a WHIP of 1.14. The Tigers would like to sign Price to a long-term deal and that is something Price would consider."I've been doing this for a while, so to get to that point where you can have your place to play or have your choice to pick where you want to play, this would definitely be on the list," Price said. "I feel like I've been through a lot more distracting things than a long-term extension."Some of you does just kind of want to wait it out, but some of you wants to be like, 'Well, if t[......]

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  • Regular squats have become too easy for Prince Fielder, so he's trying something new.Keone Kela posted a video on Instagram recently of the Rangers first baseman getting ready for a spring training game by doing some squats in the locker room. MORE: Crazy ballpark foods | Puig's unbelievable throw | Cubs add 74 portable toilets to Wrigley FieldOnly, instead of using a bar with weights — like us normal folk — he had all 190 pounds of Rougned Odor on his shoulders.  Fielder made it夜网论坛 look like a walk in the park, too. A video posted by ҜΣΩΠΣ ҜΣLΔ (@kkela93) on Mar 24, 2015 at 12:33pm PDTI guess this means Fielder's back is doing well.[......]

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  • "Late Show" viewers are wondering about David Letterman's future. His immediate future probably inv夜网论坛olves a few Great Falls Voyagers games.Letterman has been a fan of the Pioneer League team for more than a decade, occasionally visiting Centene Stadium while vacationing at his ranch in Montana.  MORE: Letterman once made a bad hitter a star"He had four season tickets for about six years. He would give them out to his workers on the ranch or other people who lived close to him," said Jim Keough, Great Falls' general manager from 1998-2010.  Keough spoke to Letterman at a 2005 game vs. Missoula.  "He really had a lot of fun," Keough said. "His words to me were 'I just want to be a normal fan like everyone else.' My remark to him was 'that's probably not going to happen because you're David Letterman.' He said 'you are right.' "  Letterman, his family and his bodyguard left after eight innings and encountered aggressive autograph hounds."Four young guys were chasing his car out of the parking lot," Keough remembered. "He did stop and got out and signed for them, which I thought was really nice of him." Letterman gave the club a national plug in April of 2004 when he told a Late Show guest that he ‘‘loves to listen to the Great Falls White Sox (the team's name back then) on the radio." If Great Falls is looking for a new radio voice, their most famous fan has broadcast experience and will be jobless tomorrow. Tim Hagerty is the broadcaster for the Triple-A El Paso Chi[......]

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  • Baseball Noah Syndergaard: Major League pitcher ... and actor?The Mets righty recently propositioned comedian, actress and screenwriter Amy Schumer to appear in her next flick, and she didn't completely turn him down. MORE: Jon Stewart and the Mets; 10 memorable momentsHey @amyschumer , next time you make a movie and need a 6'6" extra I'm available. I can blend in anywhere. #LGM— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) August 18, 2015@Noahsyndergaard #LGM— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 18, 2015@Noahsyndergaard I loved you in "adventures in babysitting"— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) August 19, 2015The hashtag #LGM stands "Let's Go, Mets!" which leaves Schumer's response to Syndergaard completely open. Schumer's movie "Trainwreck" featured LeBron James and was a hit in theaters this summer. Surprisingly, James' acting chops were finely tuned for an athl夜网论坛ete whose previous roles were a bit part in an "Entourage" episode and a gig on "SpongeBob Squarepants."Syndergaard, who has absolutely zero acting experience, might need to elevate his rookie thespian status before he breaks out on the big screen.[......]

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  • Baseball Two days after saying closer Greg Holland would miss a few games because of tightness in his elbow, the Royals announced Thursday that the right-hander is done for the season.Manager Ned Yost disclosed Holland's injury as a UCL tear, according to The Kansas City Star.  MORE: Baseball's most valuable relievers | Pitching woes could sink RoyalsGreg Holland has a "significant" tear in his UCL, Ned Yost says. So Tommy John surgery is the most likely option.— Andy McCullough (@M夜网论坛cCulloughStar) September 24, 2015Kansas City shouldn't lose anything beyond bullpen depth with the dominant Wade Davis stepping in as the ninth-inning guy, but the apparently abrupt deterioration in Holland's condition was a surprise. Manager Ned Yost told reporters Wednesday (via the Kansas City Star) that Holland would have "no defined role" when he was ready to pitch and indicated the two-time All-Star likely wouldn't be used in high-leverage situations. But he never suggested Holland wouldn't see the mound for the Royals again this season.The 29-year-old hasn't been nearly as effective this season as he was the last two years, both of which saw him finish with sub-1.50 ERAs, and has slipped dramatically since midseason. Holland was 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA in 28 appearances before the All-Star break and is 0-2 with a 5.50 ERA in 20 outings since.[......]

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  • Your opportunity to play David Ortiz in a post-apocalyptic world infested with zombies has come and gone.While "Fallout 4" offers gamers an expansive world to explore with endless possibilities, the ability for users to create their own modifications and upload them free of charge creates a never ending whirlpool of fun. MORE: Worst World Series winners | Ortiz's most memorable moments | Ortiz, Gronk sing love songSeeing as the game is set in Boston, one baseball fan got the inspiration to work Ortiz in the game, fully equipped with a bloody jersey and skull crushing bat. It was only right, after all — Richie Branson, the Boston native who made it, was looking to create a "more authentic" feel to the game — and it turned out pretty well. Here's the thing, though:  wasn't happy about it. Related News Classic photos of David Ortiz Even though the game's creators had nothing to do with the modification, a league spokesman issued a statement on Thursday saying "the use of these marks is an infr夜网论坛ingement of our rights. We plan to enforce those rights." Now, two days later, the mod has been wiped entirely from existence, which is, well, sad."I'm not making any money off of it," Branson told the Boston Globe. "I'm the little guy. It would be in bad taste for them. We know Ortiz is not a zombie-killing, post-apocalyptic warrior. And that's what makes[......]

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  • null null Baseball Jacob deGrom will have some extra motivation when he takes the mound against the Braves at Turner Field on Sunday — his newborn son will be watching him after a serious health scare.“I told (wife) Stacey to keep Jaxon up to watch me,’’ deGrom told the New York Post’s Kevin Kernan on Saturday. “It’s goi夜网论坛ng to be so cool to have him watch me pitch." DeGrom was placed on ’s family emergency list on April 16 when complications with his son related to a sleep apnea condition arose. Jaxon has since recovered.The Mets pitcher, meanwhile, got a visit from his friend, former Braves star Chipper Jones, while he was being interviewed by Kernan.   DeGrom went to Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., where Jones’ father, Larry, was an assistant baseball coach.  “I never thought I’d be walking in here,’’ Chipper said, according to Kernan. “But I just had to come over and congratulate Jake.”DeGrom will be making his 54th career start for the Mets but just his second of the season. In his first, on April 8, he gave up just one run on five hits through six innings in a 7-2 win over the Phillies.[......]

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  • Every team comes out of the draft believing it has seriously upgraded its future and added significant talent to the farm system with prized prospects. Some will succeed, some will fail, and it will take time to figure out which teams really did do well for themselves Thursday night.MORE: The 13 greatest No. 1 picks of all time Putting grades on a draft, then, seems like an exercise in futility, especially when your main focus on a day-to-day basis is following the major leagues, not tracking pre-draft prospects. What we can really tell is how good the names are, but for that next-level analysis, we should look at the draft pick spoonerisms.FAGAN: Real baseball talk about first round For the uninitiated, spoonerisms are generally made by switching the first letters of the first and last names. In some cases, like with No. 1 pick Mickey Moniak of the Phillies, this does not work, so the switch is made differently. But a good spoonerism can take a player a long way, obviously, so this is the best way to grade the first two rounds of the draft.Angels: Matt Thaiss (16th overall), Brandon Marsh (60)Thatt Maiss just makes no sense, isn’t particularly easy to pronounce and just looks like a jumble. Mandon Brarsh is better, but not by much, really.Grade: DA's: A.J. Puk (6), Daulton Jefferies (37), Logan Shore (47)P.J. Auk could be a real person. Jaulton Defferies is not at all a real person, but completely fun. Shogan Lore is a masterwork of Welsh tall tales.Grade: C-plus[......]

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  • null Baseball Expect to see the Chicago Cubs don some casual and fun track suits for their upcoming road trip.The team decided to switch into casual wear as a tribute to the NBA Finals and for the comfort factor. MORE: trade rumors: Five teams that will be buyersThe best part? Each player's track suit will have his nickname stitched on the back. "In Philly you have to wear it on the bus," manager Joe Maddon said, via ESPN. "Very NBA. It's the Jon Lester tribute to the NBA Finals road trip."The road trip, which begins Monday, will see the Cubs in Philadelphia to face the Phillies. The team will then travel to Atlanta to face the Braves and back to Washington D.C. to play the Nationals.Expect to see the team travel in the track suits during the trip throughout the NL East."We'll be way comfortable on the plane," right fielder Jason Heyward said.Not ever夜网论坛yone has a unique nickname like Jake Arrieta (Snake), Matt Szczur (Szcz-URRRRR) or Adam Warren (A-Dubs). Trevor Cahill's track suit will simply have "Trevor" on it.Here is a pic of Matt Szczur's jump suit jacket for the Cubs upcoming road trip. https://t.co/y2LmgYPPpo pic.twitter.com/5lXzPgkKSK— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) June 4, 2016"It's a cool idea for everyone to have their nicknames on their back," Heyward said. "It's a great idea."[......]

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  • null null Baseball null Stephen Strasburg's return from the disabled list didn't go as planned.The Nationals right-hander, who had been on the DL since Aug. 22, left his start Wednesday against the Braves with one out in the third inning after striking out Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz. Strasburg then threw a wild pitch, grimaced in pain, and was eventually taken out of the game after a meeting with an athletic trainer.  MORE: Best pitcher last namesHe had thrown just 42 pitches. Strasburg was placed on the disabled list last month for precautionary reasons after experiencing soreness in his throwing elbow. He 夜网论坛has had injuries throughout his career and needed Tommy John surgery in 2010.FOSTER: Strasburg contract sure to backfire on NatsThe Nationals did not immediately provide an update on the nature of Strasburg's injury.[......]

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