Alex Rodriguez has a mini-me

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We may see Alex Rodriguez’s nephew in the bigs one day:

Joe Dunand Jr.’s nickname is Lil’ Joe, but you might as well call
him Lil’ A-Rod. Dunand Jr., a 13-year-old slugger, is A-Rod’s nephew.
He’s also a 5-9, 140-pound spitting image of the Bombers’ third
baseman. His father, Joe Dunand Sr., is Rodriguez’s half-brother.

“He looks more like his son than mine,” Dunand Sr. said
half-jokingly earlier this week as his son took batting practice at
Jose Martinez’s Baseball Made Simple Academy in the Bronx . . . Joe
Jr.’s resemblance to his uncle is so striking that he was selected to
play a younger version of A-Rod in a Dick’s Sporting Goods commercial
two years ago.

That sound you hear is Selena Roberts sprinting to her computer to add a new, salacious chapter to her book.

Video: The greatest — or worst — first pitch of all time

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The Red Sox are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1967 “Impossible Dream” team during Wednesday night’s series finale against the Cardinals. Jordan Leandre took the mound to throw out the first pitch. With past players lined up behind him, Leandre wound up and fired to home… juuuuust a bit outside. The ball hit photographer Tony Capobianco right in the family jewels.

Video from Bleacher Report’s Steve Perrault:

To his credit, Capobianco had a sense of humor about it:

Wil Myers stole second, third, and home in the same inning

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Padres first baseman Wil Myers hit an RBI single off of Nick Pivetta in the bottom of the fourth inning of Wednesday afternoon’s game, giving his team a 1-0 lead. He then proceeded to steal second base, then third base, and finally home on a double-steal, scoring the Padres’ second run.

Per CSN Philly’s Marshall Harris, it’s the first time a player has stolen all three bases in the same inning since Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon in 2011. Indeed, on July 1 that year, Gordon stole all three bases against Angels pitcher Bobby Cassevah.

Myers is currently batting .238/.322/.459 with 24 home runs, 59 RBI, 61 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases in 491 plate appearances this season.