Hideki Matsui is getting put on a stamp

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If they put living ballplayers on stamps in the U.S. and people traded them and stuff maybe the postal service wouldn’t be billions in the red.

Wait: the baseball card injury had that model and it cratered too.  Never mind:

 

I’m assuming now that this sets the record for the largest porn collection owned by the subject of a postage stamp. Previously held by John Phillip Sousa.

Report: Glen Perkins will retire from baseball

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According to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Twins GM Thad Levine told 1390 Granite City Sports that reliever Glen Perkins will retire.

Perkins, 34, has battled shoulder injuries over the last two years, limiting him to a total of 7 2/3 innings between 2016-17. His decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the circumstances. The Twins declined his $6.5 million club option back in October, making him a free agent.

Across parts of 12 seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins compiled a 3.88 ERA with 120 saves and a 504/158 K/BB ratio in 624 1/3 innings. He ranked among baseball’s best closers from 2013-15, racking up 102 of those saves with a 3.08 ERA. The lefty made the American League All-Star team in each of those three seasons.