And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

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We all have bad days. Our job gives us headaches. We have disagreements with our significant others  We struggle with the challenges of being a parent. And the fears. We have trouble falling asleep at night, worrying that we haven’t done the best we can do with our lives and our short time on Earth.

Being a big famous ballplayer doesn’t make anyone immune from those bad days. It just changes them a little bit. They worry about their short careers and injury. Being separated from family for road trips is a special challenge. While most of them don’t have to worry about money or the figures on that darn Johnson account, they sometimes strike out five times in a game and then let a two-run lead disappear in the ninth by allowing a ball to go under their glove.

At least that was Washington Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor‘s day yesterday. Poor Michael Taylor. The Platinum Sombrero and then this, to give the Dodgers a walkoff win:

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A Little League homer is pretty great, though, even if it’s tough stuff for the fielder who allowed it to happen. Anyway, here’s hoping your day is better than Michael Taylor’s day was yesterday.

Here are the scores:

Marlins 3, Braves 0
Yankees 9, Rockies 8
Mets 4, Royals 3
Astros 3, Angels 2
Cardinals 7, Cubs 2
Brewers 4, Athletics 2
Blue Jays 5, Diamondbacks 2
Orioles 7, Padres 2
Giants 7, Pirates 6
White Sox 8, Red Sox 6
Indians 6, Rays 1
Tigers 5, Mariners 1
Rangers 6, Reds 4
Twins 6, Phillies 5
Dodgers 4, Nationals 3

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.