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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.

Corey Seager will be included on Dodgers’ World Series roster

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will be on the team’s World Series roster.

Seager, 23, played in the NLDS but was left off the NLCS roster due to a lower back injury suffered in Game 3 against the Diamondbacks. He had three hits, including a triple, in 15 plate appearances in that series. During the regular season, Seager hit .295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs, 77 RBI, and 85 runs scored across 613 PA.

Charlie Culberson and Chris Taylor handled shortstop while Seager was absent. Both players were among the Dodgers’ best performers in the NLCS. With Seager back in the fold, Taylor will play mostly center field and Culberson will return to his bench role.