Joe Kelly leaves Ken Bone tickets for tonight’s Indians-Red Sox game

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If you had the good sense to avoid last night’s debate, you didn’t get a chance to meet Ken Bone. If you watched that train wreck for some reason, however, or if you saw his celebrity blow up on social media this morning, you know that Ken Bone is the undecided voter who asked a question about energy policy in the town hall-style proceedings last night.

There were a few things going into Bone’s still-ticking 15 minutes of fame: His red sweater. The fact that he took a photo of the debate stage with a disposable camera. The fact that, in response to some comments on social media, he demonstrated a pretty sharp and self-aware sense of humor. In a political season that has been pretty ugly in a hundred different ways, Ken Bone was what passes for a breath of fresh air.

And Joe Kelly of the Boston Red Sox is a fan:

Kelly had another tweet of interest:

*MLB security forces storm the Red Sox clubhouse and take Kelly’s iPhone away*

Report: Guardians, 1B Josh Bell reach 2-year, $33M deal

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SAN DIEGO — The Cleveland Guardians and slugging first baseman Josh Bell have agreed to a two-year, $33 million contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal was pending a review of medical records.

Bell played for Washington and San Diego last season, batting .266 with 17 homers and 71 RBIs in 156 games.

Cleveland is coming off a surprising 2022 season, going 92-70 and winning the AL Central for the first time since 2018. The addition of Bell gives the Guardians more power for their lineup after they hit just 127 homers this year – the second-lowest total in the majors.

The 30-year-old Bell is a .262 hitter with 130 homers and 468 RBIs over seven seasons with three big league teams. He had his best year with Pittsburgh in 2019, making the NL All-Star team while batting .277 with 37 homers and 116 RBIs in 143 games.

The switch-hitting Bell also is expected to benefit from restrictions on defensive positioning coming to the game next year.