Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain named ALCS MVP

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From the official Twitter account of the Kansas City Royals …

Cain has been one of the breakout stars of this postseason, making tremendous plays in center field, showing elite speed on the bases, and going 12-for-34 (.353) at the plate for the World Series-bound Royals. He went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Tuesday’s decisive Game 4 win over the Orioles, but the ultra-athletic 28-year-old still finished the series 8-for-15 (.533) with five runs scored. Not bad for a guy who didn’t begin playing baseball until age 16. The Royals got him from the Brewers in the December 2010 Zack Greinke trade.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.