Video: Jose Bautista fakes out Royals fans with possible souvenir

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Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista tracked down a fly ball off the bat of Royals second baseman Ben Zobrist for the final out of the fifth inning in Game 1 of the ALCS last night. As the Toronto slugger began to run off the field, he motioned as if he was going to flip the ball into the stands until…nope, he decided to hold on to it.

Check out the video below…

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Bautista kept a straight face throughout. Cold-blooded. The other day I complimented Astros bullpen catcher Javier Bracamonte for giving baseballs and gear to fans after the team was eliminated from the ALDS, but I can also appreciate the art of the heel.

Orioles CEO, brother agree to dismiss legal dispute

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Baltimore Orioles CEO John Angelos and his brother Lou have agreed to end their fight over a lawsuit in which Lou accused John of seizing control of the team in defiance of their father Peter’s wishes.

Lou Angelos sued John last year, claiming John took control of the Orioles at his expense. Georgia Angelos, their mother, also was named as a defendant.

In a Friday court filing in the case, John, Lou, Georgia and Peter Angelos called on “all claims, including all counterclaims and defenses, asserted therein be dismissed with prejudice in their entirety.”

“The Parties also withdraw and terminate all pending motions submitted in these actions,” the filing said.

Peter Angelos became the Orioles’ owner in 1993, but his public role has diminished in recent years and he turned 93 last year. According to the suit, he had surgery after his aortic valve failed in 2017.

Lou Angelos accused John of trying to take control of Peter Angelos’ assets and manipulating Georgia Angelos. The lawsuit was one of a handful of off-field issues looming over the Orioles this offseason. The team also has a lease at Camden Yards that expires at the end of the year.