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College baseball coach beat me with bat in pre-game rage, player says in suit – NJ.com

A 21-year-old baseball player has filed a lawsuit alleging his former coach at a New Jersey college beat him with a bat in a pre-game rage last year.

Andrew Phillips, 21, of Collingswood, said he was assaulted in 2018 by Camden County College associate head coach Frank Angeloni when Phillips was a member of the team.

Phillips is also suing the college, saying the institution failed to properly supervise Angeloni. A county official said Angeloni no longer works for the college, but declined to comment further on the suit.

The suit says the team was doing warm-up drills before a game at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on April 15, 2018 when Angeloni “became angry with the baseball players"

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College baseball coach beat me with bat in pre-game rage, player says in suit – lehighvalleylive.com

A 21-year-old baseball player has filed a lawsuit alleging his former coach at a New Jersey college beat him with a bat in a pre-game rage last year.

Andrew Phillips, 21, of Collingswood, said he was assaulted in 2018 by Camden County College associate head coach Frank Angeloni when Phillips was a member of the team.

Phillips is also suing the college, saying the institution failed to properly supervise Angeloni. A county official said Angeloni no longer works for the college, but declined to comment further on the suit.

The suit says the team was doing warm-up drills before a game at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on April 15, 2018 when Angeloni “became angry with the baseball players"

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Playing in Mexico just weeks ago, 29-year-old Rays rookie Johnny Davis endures rags-to-riches path to MLB – USA TODAY

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There were nights Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Johnny Davis didn’t want to go home.

Too many nights he didn’t even know he had a home.

This was life growing up in Compton, California.

He and his mom and two brothers lived in and out of homeless shelters. His father was in and out of jail. They constantly moved to keep ahead of the creditors.

Food, too often, was a luxury.

“Oh man, it sucked,’’ Davis told USA TODAY Sports. “Growing up in Compton, a lot of people don’t have money. When you’re a kid in Compton, you know you don’t have money, but you don’t really feel the effects of being poor.

“The difference in my situation was I knew how bad it was. I

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Carl and Mike Yastrzemski make MLB history, join Yankees' Aaron Boone on prestigious list – NJ.com

On Tuesday night, for the first time in 36 years, a Yastrzemski was in the lineup at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass.

Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of Boston Red Sox Hall-of-Fame left-fielder Carl Yastrzemski, made his first career appearance in the ballpark his grandfather called home for 23 seasons, and he made it count, drilling a no-doubt 401-foot home run to center field. Per MLB.com:

“That was kind of one of those things where I just had to take a second and understand what was going on and appreciate that moment and not take it for granted,” Mike said after the Giants’ 7-6, 15-inning win over the Red Sox. “I made sure to kind of keep my head up and look around and soak it all in because you don’t really get an ovation at an away or opposing park for your home run.”

It was Mike Yastrzemski’s 20th home

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MLB Postseason Picture: Yankees one win away from AL East title – Yahoo Sports

It’s September, so the baseball games matter a little more. That’s why every day between now and the start of the postseason we’ll keep you updated on baseball’s postseason picture.

The New York Yankees will have two reasons to celebrate with more one win. After shutting out the Angels on Tuesday night, the Yankees sit at 99 wins and have a magic number of one to clinch the AL East title.

Beat the Angels again on Wednesday and there’s reason to celebrate. The Yankees would be the first team to 100 wins and the second to clinch a division title. The Astros are also sitting at 99 wins after Tuesday’s action.

Elsewhere, the Brewers are making strides in two NL playoff races, two teams are closer to elimination and there are a couple good games worth watching Wednesday.

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YANKEES: The Yankees beat the Angels 8-0 and can now clinch the AL East title with

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2019 Top 100 College Baseball Programs Countdown: 71-80 – D1 Baseball College Baseball News & Scores

Analysis D1 Baseball Staff - September 18, 2019

In the fall of 2015, we presented our inaugural Top 100 Programs rankings, which we described as an attempt to asses the overall health of each program in the current era. A lot can change quickly in college baseball, so we decided to make this a bi-annual exercise. We updated the Top 100 again in 2017. You can find those rankings here.

For the purpose of this exercise, we don’t care what happened in the 1970s or 80s, or even the 90s — that’s ancient history to a potential recruit in 2019. Tradition is nice, but it’s more important to establish a tradition of consistent winning in the last decade, and especially in

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MLB DFS: Best DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy baseball picks and lineups for Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – CBS Sports

Wednesday's MLB schedule features 10 evening games on the main slates of daily Fantasy sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, putting plenty of fantastic talent in action for your MLB DFS consideration. Many eyes will be on the Braves vs. Phillies matchup at 7:20 p.m. ET, as the Braves have clinched a NL playoff berth but want to win the NL East crown, while the Phillies are still in the hunt for an NL Wild Card spot. Braves vs. Phillies also features tremendous MLB DFS talent like outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr., and first baseman Freddie Freeman for Atlanta, and right fielder Bryce Harper for the Phillies. Regardless of the matchups, knowing who is trending in the right direction is critical to MLB DFS success. So before studying matchups and entering an MLB DFS contest such as the $100K Wednesday MLB Rally on FanDuel or the MLB $175K Relay Throw on

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Behold the dumbest MLB stat of the Statcast Era (minimum 19 innings) – Golf Digest

Listen, we get it. Baseball is a "thinking man's" sport. It's a game for accountants and political forecasters—a safe space where folks raised on a steady diet of atomic wedgies can enjoy the crucible of athletics without risk of further trauma. The MLB even rebranded an entire epoch of their sport—the Statcast Era—to make it more lab coat-friendly. And for the most part it's worked. Other professional sports leagues have scrambled to find their own Sabermetrics and office water coolers Slack channels are still rife with mansplainers fighting over OPSs and WARs like alley cats. But sometimes, the MLB's emphasis on cold, calculated numbers goes just a little too far, as it did on Wednesday night when the broadcast for Rangers-Astros ran this absolute doozy:

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Ladies and gentleman, there you have it: The logical breaking point of logic—the point where reason becomes so impossibly

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The Dodgers got some timely hits including two run-scoring doubles from Corey Seager and a four-out save from Kenley Jansen to beat the Rays last night. Check out TBLA’s recap here.

MLB Pipeline published their final in-season Top 100 prospects list and the Dodgers have five prospects on the list. Gavin Lux was the No. 2 overall prospect.

There was also a late update on what Rich Hill will do next

Rich Hill said he will face live hitters on Friday and pitch in San Diego next Tuesday.

— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) September 18, 2019 Around the league...

With all the father-son combinations on the Blue Jays, let alone in MLB this year, seems like something like this is a daily occurrence.

With his 9th inning triple, Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle, something his dad Craig Biggio did on April 8, 2002.

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Cincinnati Reds Eyeing Michael Lorenzen As MLB’s Next Two-Way Player – Forbes

Cincinnati Reds potential two-way player Michael Lorenzen takes his hacks against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday at Chase Field. The reliever started in center field. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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While the focus has been on Shohei Ohtani the last two seasons and his limited attempt to become Major League Baseball’s first two-way player since Babe Ruth, what’s happening with Michael Lorenzen and the Cincinnati Reds is going well under the radar.

Lorenzen, 27, is a relief pitcher by trade and a center fielder in his spare time. He’s had 38 plate appearances this season and is batting .212 with a homer and five RBIs. But the Reds would like to see more and are planning to regularly use him both on the mound and in the field next season.

“It’s a great spot to be in,” Reds manager David Bell told Boomskie on Baseball this past weekend. “He’s a