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It's hard to find something in a man who rejects link dumps as much as you do.

NOT HIM
NOT HIM
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Happy St Patrick's Day! If you're reading this sober, then that's totally fine. It's pretty early. You may very well have a job. You don't have to get unusually drunk just because people are wearing green.

Best local mascot ever? The San Francisco Seals had a real life seal
Sure, it may have technically been "immoral" because it was "animal cruelty," but stop being a "hater." Even if he wasn't a seal at all but instead a common sea lion, the article calls Major the best mascot in Bay Area sports history, which is undeniably accurate. At least, it will be until the Sharks get a great white to swim menacingly in a cage suspended above the ice.

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Players find tobacco habit hard to shake
When I was in college (YEAH CAL POLY WOO), I had a roommate who used chewing tobacco. It was disgusting. So it's fitting that this article about it uses interviews with the team that has the most disgusting non-Brian Wilson beards in baseball.

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Hank the Brewers dog made the team
DEAR ATHEISTZ,
BREWERS. PUPPY.
SINCERELY, GOD

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Giants' Crawford has sights set higher than .250
Brandon Crawford is tired of people saying "If he could only hit .250, he'd be pretty dang good." So let's talk about how if he could only OPS .700, he'd be pretty dang good.

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Mike Matheny glad baseball trying to eliminate home plate collisions
Grant once described home plate collisions like this:

It's like the NFL using Scrabble to decide games that are tied after regulation -- it's the exact opposite of how the rest of the game is played

I'm glad there's less of that.