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Athletics become official sponsor of the baseball, elephant, and oak tree emojis

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Today in headlines you never thought you’d read.

MLB.com’s Jane Lee reports that the Athletics became the official sponsor of the baseball emoji today through the Unicode Consortium’s Adopt-a-Character program. The Athletics also adopted the elephant emoji to honor their mascot Stomper as well as the oak tree which A’s president Dave Kaval says symbolizes of Oakland.

A list of all of the adopted characters can be found on the Unicode website.

For fun, I decided to suggest possible emojis for some other teams.

Freddie Freeman’s X-rays come back negative

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The Braves got a scare last night after first baseman Freddie Freeman was hit on the left wrist by a Hoby Milner fastball in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was doubly scary given that, less than a year ago, the same wrist was fractured when Aaron Loup plunked him last year, causing Freeman to miss over a month and a half.

Good news, though: the Braves just announced that Freeman’s X-rays are negative and that he’s day-to-day.

On the season, Freeman is batting .288/.468/.492 with two home runs, 12 RBI, and 12 runs scored in 79 plate appearances.