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UConn Baseball Team Adopts 5-Year-Old Battling Leukemia

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)  The University of Connecticut baseball team welcomed its newest member: 5-year-old Grayson Hand of Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Hand, who’s battling leukemia, joins the Huskies with the help of a Team IMPACT, an organization […]

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MIAMI, FL - APRIL 06: A general view of Marlins Park during Opening Day between the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves on April 6, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

MLB Opening Day: The Best Opening Day Tweets

Joy filled the air at America’s ballparks and it even permeated its way into the social media universe as well.

04/06/2015

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 15: Pitcher Jon Lester puts on a Cubs hat during an introduction press conference by the Chicago Cubs on December 15, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

MLB Opening Day: A Look At The Top Five Games

Tonight we begin the transition from March Madness to baseball as the MLB season prepares to kick off when the St. Louis Cardinals visit the Chicago Cubs.

04/05/2015

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: The San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

10 Bold Predictions For The Upcoming MLB Season

Before the baseball season gets underway next weekend here are 10 bold predictions about the upcoming season.

03/25/2015

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Everything Ray: Yard Goats?

Really? Yesterday, the name of the new AA franchise was revealed, chosen from a reported 6,000 entries. The name, submitted by Anthony Castora was inspired by his father-in-laws memories of Hartford’s railroading history, though I […]

03/19/2015

Matt Harvey (Elsa/Getty Images)

Second Strong Start For Harvey — This Time Against Red Sox

Pitcher Matt Harvey of the Mets, who grew up in southeastern Connecticut, had his second strong start following surgery, as the Mets defeated the Red Sox in Fort Myers.

03/16/2015

Pablo Sandoval #48 of the Boston Red Sox makes a throw to first base during the seventh inning of a spring training game against the New York Mets at JetBlue Park at Fenway South on March 16, 2015 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Harvey Pitches 4 Scoreless Innings; Mets Lose To Red Sox 4-3

Matt Harvey allowed three hits over four scoreless innings for his second strong start following elbow surgery, and the New York Mets lost to the Boston Red Sox 4-3 Monday.

03/16/2015

A ground breaking ceremony was held on the site of a new minor league baseball stadium on Main Street in Hartford, set to open at the start of the 2016 season. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Hartford Baseball Team Name Options Narrowed To Five

In a little over a year, Hartford residents could be chanting “Let’s Go Hedgehogs”. . . or Praying Mantis. . . or River Hogs. . . or Whirlybirds. . . or Yard Goats.

03/11/2015

Alex Rodrogiez (Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

A-Rod Homers Against Red Sox In Tampa

Alex Rodriguez has hit his first home run since returning to the New York Yankees following a one-season drug suspension.

03/11/2015

Matt Harvey (Elsa/Getty Images)

Harvey Arrives At Spring Training Early

Connecticut native Matt Harvey has arrived at the New York Mets spring training, nearly two weeks ahead of the team’s first official workout, and says he’s willing to accept whatever innings limits the team chooses as he returns from elbow ligament-replacement surgery.

02/09/2015

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