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Mariano Rivera has the most popular jersey in baseball

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Major League Baseball just announced the most popular jerseys sold and Mariano Rivera is at the top of the list:
1.    Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

2.    Matt Harvey, New York Mets

3.    Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

4.    Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles

5.    Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

6.    Clayton Kershaw,  Los Angeles Dodgers

7.    Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals

8.    Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates

9.    Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland Athletics

10.  Mike Trout, LA Angels of Anaheim

11.  Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox

12.  Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

13.  David Wright, New York Mets

14.  Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

15.  Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

16.  Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles

17.  Hyun-Jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers

18.  David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

19.  Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

20.  Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks

No Brian McCann here, but I have it on good authority that his jersey is the most popular among sheriffs offices all over the country.

Here we go: Tim Tebow reports to Mets camp

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - SEPTEMBER 20: Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Mets speaks at a press conference after a work out at an instructional league day at Tradition Field on September 20, 2016 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
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The first few days of spring training have been pretty quiet. Guys are going about their business and games are being played, but we haven’t had any news or controversy or silliness or anything fun like that. That’s about to change, however, as Tim Tebow has arrived at Mets camp.

Tebow, a non-roster invite, arrived at the Mets facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida this morning and, unlike every other non-roster invite, had a press conference. You may be surprised to learn that he’s in great shape, is excited to get going and wants to improve steadily each day.

The plan for Tebow is to be a part of the minor league camp, not the major league one, so he’s not going to be as visible at workouts as you might expect. He will be playing in some major league spring training games, however, at least until we get deeper into spring training, after which you’d assume that veterans and players with a real shot of making the big club will play longer.

In the meantime, you can buy Tebow shirts. But not Curtis Granderson ones, it seems:

It’s spring training for groundskeepers too

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Or, I should say, it’s spring training for whatever automated timer thingie turns the sprinklers on and off.

This was the scene at Goodyear on Saturday as the Indians and Reds played in the bottom of the eighth in their spring training opener. Reds manager Bryan Price says that this was probably the second or third time this has happened in the middle of a game there.

Maybe investigate manually operating that bad boy? Just a suggestion!