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Army softball player avoids tag by flying

An Army softball player has one way to avoid the tag at home at all costs. 

She doesn't slide under the opposing player, the usual move to reach home when it's being defended by the catcher. 

Instead, Kasey McCravey took to the air and leaped over the other player, MLB.com reported.

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The amazing hurdle happened during the Patriot League Tournament Saturday.

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This isn't the first time McCravey jumped over a catcher. 

McCravey was called safe and the Black Knights beat Lehigh in the semifinals 3-1. 

Army fell to Boston University in Sunday's finals 9-0.

Fan hit by bat at Red Sox game

A fan was hit by a broken bat that flew into the stands during Saturday's Boston Red Sox game.

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The Red Sox said the fan was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he was treated and released.

The team extended protective netting at Fenway Park this season after a fan was hit by a bat last summer. The new netting goes from the home dugout  to the visitors' dugout.

The Red Sox said the fan was sitting just sitting a few rows behind the protective netting and the bat went over it. The netting itself is 9-foot-8, but with the wall around the field, it extends several feet higher into the air.

According to WFXT, the man was sitting behind third base in the third or fourth row.

The Red Sox were playing the Houston Astros.

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Curt Schilling fired from ESPN after Facebook post about transgender 'bathroom bills'

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ESPN has fired baseball analyst Curt Schilling, the network announced Wednesday night.

The decision was made after the former Red Sox pitcher made controversial Facebook comments about transgender bathrooms earlier this week.

"ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated," the company said in a statement.

Schilling's Facebook post, which was later deleted, said, “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves."

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"Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic," Schilling wrote.

The comment was posted along with a meme showing a man in a blonde wig and women's attire. The image read, “Let him in! To the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow minded, judgmental, unloving, racist bigot who needs to die!!!”

Transgender bathrooms have been a controversial topic after North Carolina created a law forcing individuals to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender at birth.

In response to the law, known as the bathroom bill or HB2, entertainers including Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam have canceled shows in the state.

On Tuesday evening, Schilling posted a response on his personal blog that started with, “Let’s make one thing clear right up front. If you get offended by ANYTHING in this post, that’s your fault, all yours.”

Schilling also said his words were “a comment about the basic functionality of men's and women's restrooms, period.”

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Woman who finished 7 marathons in 7 days gets big surprise at Fenway Park

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With the Boston Marathon on Monday, Sunday was a great day for the Boston Red Sox to pay tribute to a woman who finished the World Marathon Challenge earlier this year

But there were plenty of surprises in store for Becca Pizzi. 

The Belmont, Massachusetts, mom gained international attention in January when she became the first American woman to compete in seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.

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She knew she was being honored before the Sox game Sunday. The Red Sox gave her a "16 Pizzi" jersey because Monday will mark her 16th Boston Marathon.

When she got to Fenway, not only did she find out she was throwing out the first pitch, but her boyfriend of more than five years, Joe Stilwell, proposed to her on the pitcher's mound.

Pizzi still had the composure to throw out the first pitch!

Congrats to the happy couple!

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17 insane foods you'll find only at the ballpark

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This year, MLB teams are getting adventurous with their concession offerings, including tempura-battered hamburgers and hot dogs, chicken and waffles on a stick and a burgerizza, to name a few.

At just one MLB park, Turner Field, baseball fans can gorge themselves on Fritos or Doritos topped with pulled pork and cheese sauce. Or fried green tomatoes with remoulade sauce. Or a pretzel bun with a foot-long, layered with fries, popcorn, cheese sauce, chips, beer cheese, jalapenos and Coca-Cola enfused BBQ sauce  ... Yeh, you get the idea. 

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Some of the crazier options for baseball fans are below:

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Thousands take part in the longest Opening Day first pitch

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Opening night for the 2015 World Series champions came with a really long first pitch — and its own hashtag. 

Thousands of Kansas City Royals fans helped #RelaytheWay to kick off the first game of the season.

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The pitch started at Union Station on Sunday morning with Sly James, the mayor of Kansas City, Mo. Then, with the help of thousands of participants, the ball continued along the nearly 9.5-mile route to Kauffman Stadium. 

To become part of the pitch, fans donated to the new MLB Urban Youth Academy in Kansas City. Once completed, the project will include an indoor training facility and four sports diamonds. But the center will be about more than baseball. It will also provide kids with tutoring, career training and college preparation — all for free. 

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The first pitch was completed at the start of the Royals' game against the New York Mets — the same team the Royals beat to win the 2015 World Series.

This video includes clips from Relay the WayThe City of Kansas City and KSHB and images from Getty Images and Kansas City Mayor Sly James.

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Baseball legend, broadcaster Joe Garagiola Sr., dies at 90

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Baseball legend and longtime broadcaster Joe Garagiola Sr., has died. He was 90.

The Arizona Diamondbacks posted the news on the team's Twitter page.

According to ABC 15, Garagiola played for nine seasons in the major leagues and was part of the 1946 St. Louis Cardinals team that won the World Series. He went on to have a successful broadcasting career.

Fans took to social media to remember Garagiola.

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Freddie Freeman, wife hit homerun with baby's gender reveal

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Freddie Freeman hit a homerun in his baby’s gender reveal announcement Tuesday.

The Atlanta Braves All Star and his wife Chelsea posted the adorable video on Twitter.

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The couple found out the sex of their unborn child using a ball filled with either blue or pink powder.

In the video, Chelsea tosses the ball to Freeman. As he hits it, the ball explodes – and so do the cheers.

It looks like they may have another baseball star on the way.

The couple says they didn’t know the gender until Freddie hit the ball.

The couple’s baby boy is due in September.

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