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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference at the baseball owners meetings earlier this month in Los Angeles. On Monday, Manfred announced new rules aimed at shortening how long it takes to get a game played. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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The Cleveland Indians have agreed to remove the Chief Wahoo logo, which for decades has been publicly protested as racist and offensive. "[T]he logo is no longer appropriate for on-field use in Major League Baseball," said Commissioner Rob Manfred. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones tips his helmet to the crowd during his last at-bat in October 2012 in Atlanta. Jones played 19 seasons — all with the Braves — hitting 468 home runs. He's the only switch-hitter in major league history to have a .300 batting average for his career. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Cheer up, Francisco Lindor — there will be other 22-game winning streaks, right? The Cleveland Indians shortstop was forced out at second base in seventh inning Friday night at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Ron Schwane/Getty Images hide caption

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Jay Bruce of the Cleveland Indians celebrates with teammates after hitting a game-winning double off Brandon Maurer of the Kansas City Royals during the 10th inning Thursday at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Ron Schwane/Getty Images hide caption

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Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners blows a bubble as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the tenth inning of Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game in Miami. It would be the winning run for the American League. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images hide caption

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For Baseball's Rick Ankiel, Losing His Pitching Ability Led To An Unusual Comeback

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At cemeteries across Chicago, Cubs fans are leaving flags, pennants, flowers and balloons alongside the headstones of departed fans. David Schaper/NPR hide caption

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Cubs Fans Decorate Gravesites Of Loved Ones Across Chicago Area

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Chicago Cubs superfan Virginia Wood is celebrating her 102nd birthday next month, and she's hoping her beloved team grants her a wish — a World Series title. Cheryl Corley/NPR hide caption

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101-Year-Old Chicago Cubs Fan Hopes Beloved Team Grants Her Birthday Wish

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An aerial view of the Hiram Bithorn Stadium as Puerto Rico plays Dominican Republic at the Caribbean Series baseball tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico in February. Ricardo Arduengo/AP hide caption

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Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals scores a run in the fifth inning against the New York Mets in Game Two of the 2015 World Series. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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Changes In Safety And Diplomacy Are On Deck For Baseball's Opening Day

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