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5 Sports Events More Surprising Than Beck Winning Album Of The Year

Let’s take a look at five events in sports over the last year more surprising than Beck’s shocking GRAMMYs Album of the Year win.

02/09/2015

Alex Rodriguez (C), David Ortiz (L) and Johnny Damon (R) talk before a game in 2008. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Johnny Damon On WFAN: Booing A-Rod Will Only Hurt Yankees

Johnny Damon says if the boo birds in the Bronx want what’s best for the Yankees, they’ll keep their traps shut. Better yet, they’ll actually cheer Alex Rodriguez.

02/09/2015

The New York Mets' infield plays a defensive shift against Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on April 16, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Kallet: Manfred Is Progressive, But His Openness To Nixing Shifts Is Asinine

Pitch clocks — though they would bother me as a baseball purist — make sense. But eliminating defensive shifts is just plain brainless. You’re going to take strategy out of the game to produce more runs?

02/09/2015

Omar Minaya (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Ex-Mets GM Omar Minaya Joins Players’ Union

Former Mets general manager Omar Minaya is leaving his job as senior vice president of the Padres to become a senior advisor to MLBPA head Tony Clark.

01/29/2015

Jenrry Mejia (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Jenrry Mejia Avoids Arbitration, Agrees To Deal With Mets

Mejia and the Mets reached agreement Wednesday on a one-year contract worth $2,595,000. He asked for $3 million this season and the team offered $2.1 million.

01/29/2015

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Might Not Declare A-Rod’s 660th Homer A Milestone

The Yankees are thinking about not making a $6 million payment to Alex Rodriguez if he hits six home runs and ties Willie Mays at 660 for fourth place on the career list.

01/27/2015

Rob Manfred (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Rob Manfred’s Challenge: Modernize Baseball While Respecting Tradition

A pitch clock must be considered and decreased offense scrutinized. Tighter balls? Shorter fences? A lower mound? Banning defensive shifts? Perhaps they can be talked about in the future.

01/27/2015

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Report: Yankees Looking To Void A-Rod’s Home Run Bonuses

Think it was nasty before? Buckle up. The Yankees “are preparing for a battle” to void milestone bonuses for Alex Rodriguez, according to the Daily News.

01/26/2015

Rob Manfred (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Open To Eliminating Defensive Shifts

“The second set of changes that I would look at is related, and that relates to injecting additional offense in the game,” Manfred told ESPN. “For example, things like eliminating shifts. I would be open to those sorts of ideas.”

01/26/2015

Starting pitcher Ted Lilly of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Credit: Otto Greule/ALLSPORT)

Former Yankee Pitcher Ted Lilly Accused Of Fraud

Former Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud.

01/24/2015

Former Major League Baseball player Pete Rose looks on during batting practice prior to managing the game for the Bridgeport Bluefish against the Lancaster Barnstormers at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on June 16, 2014 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Pete Rose On WFAN: I’m The ‘Biggest Winner In The History Of Sports’

“I’m the one that made the mistake. But if I’m ever given that second chance, I will appreciate that and I won’t need a third chance.”

01/20/2015

A mock-up of a bigger scoreboard coming to Citi Field in 2015 (credit: Twitter via @Mets)

Mets Making Big Changes To Scoreboard At Citi Field

The Mets say their new LED scoreboard — at a whopping 54 feet tall and 105 feet wide — will be one of the 10 largest in MLB.

01/20/2015

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Report: A-Rod Still Thinks Third-Base Job Is His To Lose

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman announced last month that Chase Headley would be New York’s everyday third baseman in 2015. Apparently A-Rod didn’t get that memo.

01/16/2015

Troy Tulowitzki (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Rockies Co-Owner Says Mets-Tulowitzki Trade ‘Not Happening’

The on-again, off-again speculation surrounding the Mets and a potential trade for Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is, well, off. Again.

01/16/2015

Pitcher Jose Quintana #62 of the Chicago White Sox reacts on the mound as he struggles during the fourth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 19, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

MLB To Use Pitch Clock In Double-A, Triple-A In 2015

Major League Baseball will use a pitch clock this season in Class Triple-A and Double-A games. Commissioner Bud Selig made the announcement at the conclusion of baseball’s owners meetings.

01/15/2015

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