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MLB announces second ‘Players Weekend’

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Last year MLB introduced “Players Weekend,” in which players were allowed to personalize the name on the back of their jerseys, wear colored spikes, gloves and wristbands, add personalized patches on their uniform and stuff like that. It was fun last year, mostly due to the nicknames — some inventive and funny, some boring as all get-out — chosen by the players.

MLB just announced that they’re doing it again this year, for all games scheduled from August 24-26. 

The uniforms for players weekend have already been designed. You can check out the caps here and the jerseys here. Here are all the nicknames.

You will be able to buy replicas if you’d like. Since it went unfulfilled last year, I will renew my request from last year, by the way: since Craig Kimbrel is once again going with “Dirty Craig” on the back of his jersey, someone needs to buy it for me. I think, after all of these years of me giving you free words y’all could do me this solid. It’s for a good cause, too, as all proceeds will be donated to the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation, which supports amateur baseball and softball programs across the United States and Canada.

Thanks in advance.

Video: White Sox turn triple play against Astros

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White Sox starter Iván Nova was able to escape a jam in the third inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Astros with the help of a triple play. Nova had allowed a leadoff double to Tony Kemp, then hit Robinson Chirinos with a pitch to put runners on first and second base with no outs. Facing Jake Marisnick in a 1-1 count, Nova threw a 94 MPH fastball that Marisnick sharply grounded to Yoán Moncada right at the third base bag. Moncada quickly fired the ball to Yolmer Sánchez at second base, then Sánchez whipped the ball to José Abreu at first base just ahead of a lunging Marisnick to complete the triple-killing.

According to Baseball Almanac, it’s the 718th known triple play dating back to 1876. The last time the White Sox turned a triple play was 2016. They turned three triple plays that season, amusingly. The Astros have been victimized by two of the last three triple plays, having also hit into one on April 19 last year against the Mariners.