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Google Doodle celebrates July Fourth by letting you play baseball with your favorite foods

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For the Fourth of July, Google wants you to play with your food. 

The newest Google Doodle lets you play baseball, that classic American pastime, with a bunch of “characters” based on our nation’s favorite foods. They include a hot dog (“H-Dog”), popcorn (“Power Pop”), and a corn on the cob (“Cobbra”). 

Quite the lineup, at the ballpark or the barbecue.

Quite the lineup, at the ballpark or the barbecue.

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You can play on desktop or on mobile. After a brief intro, you get the chance to choose your preferred food character. 

Take me out to the Doooooooodle....

Take me out to the Doooooooodle….

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Follow the on-screen instructions and, well, play ball against a team of peanuts while trying not to get too hungry. Read more…

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San Diego Padres stay classy with ‘Anchorman’ race

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The Milwaukee Brewers race sausages (tasty!). The Washington Nationals race presidents (America!). But the latest entry into the MLB comically sized mascots running for the laughs of drunk baseball fans might be the classiest.

The San Diego Padres debuted the Anchorman runners on Friday, and in the words of Ron Burgundy, “Don’t act like you’re not impressed.”

Burgundy ran away with the win, handily beating Champ Kind, Brian Fantana, and noted lamp fan, Brick Tamland.  Read more…

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7-year-old with 3D-printed hand could soon throw first pitch at every MLB stadium

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Turns out, Twitter can be used for the powers of good.

That’s sure the case with Hailey Dawson, a 7-year-old with a penchant for tossing fastballs. She was born with a disease called Poland Syndrome, according to reports, and is missing three fingers on her right hand. But thanks to a specially designed, 3D-printed hand controlled by fishing line, she’s never let that get in the way of her love for baseball.

In fact, after using teaching herself how to hold and throw a baseball, she wants to use her 3D-printed hand to throw the first pitch at every single stadium in the National Baseball League.  Read more…

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One of baseball's most unpopular players is thriving in retirement

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Former MLB All-Star Alex Rodriguez will host a CNBC show called “Back in the Game,” which chronicles the financial woes of ex-athletes struggling to navigate life after their playing days, according to multiple reports

And if you’ve been following A-Rod since his playing career ended last year, you know he is the most ironic choice to host this show, because A-Rod is absolutely killing the retirement game.

In fact, it seems like Rodriguez’s post-playing days are treating him better than his 22 years in the big leagues. Though he amassed 14 All-Star appearances, three MVP awards and a World Series ring, A-Rod was somewhat of a polarizing figure in Major League Baseball. Read more…

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