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Will You Attend a Baseball Game This Year? – Survey of the Day

Major League Baseball’s opening day was spread out over a week and a couple continents this year, but by Friday all thirty teams will have kicked 2012 off. To celebrate the new season, Marist Poll surveyed 536 baseball fans on whether or not they would actually be attending any of the games this year. Sorry athletes, but it looks like you won’t have a huge turnout.

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MLB Weekly Report: Marlins Park Opens Wednesday [VIDEO]

After Seattle and Oakland began the 2012 season with a split of a two-game series in Japan last week, Major League Baseball is ready for all of its teams to begin play this week. Opening Day for the 2012 season is Wednesday, when the world champion St. Louis Cardinals face the new look and newly-named Miami Marlins in the inaugural game at Marlins Park in Miami. Here’s this week’s MLB report:

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Real Life Little League Gets Help From Real Live Strip Club

Of all the words you might use to describe the nearest Gentleman's Club, 'altruistic' is pretty far down the list.  Unless you're the Jet Strip in Lennox, California.  For whatever reason and however they get the money, they give some of it back to the community.  And recently a big chunk to the little league team.

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Widow of Fallen Texas Rangers Fan Thanks Team for Their Support and Compassion [VIDEO]

In her first public statement regarding the tragedy, Jenny Stone, the widow of the firefighter who fell to his death at a Texas Rangers game last week, thanked the Rangers organization, and said that Rangers star Josh Hamiliton remains her son's favorite player.

Her husband, Shannon Stone, who was attending the game with their six-year old son Cooper, was trying to catch a ball tossed to him by Hamilton when he tumbled over the railing at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

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Derek Jeter Scores 3000th Hit, Fan Returns Ball [VIDEO]

Playing in front of a sold-out hometown crowd on Saturday, Derek Jeter sent his record-setting 3,000th hit deep into left-field, making him the 28th major leaguer and first New York Yankees player to reach the hitting milestone.

And who caught the potentially money-making ball? Christian Lopez, a 23-year-old fan whose girlfriend gave him tickets to the game as a birthday present.

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Fan Dies at Texas Rangers Game While Trying to Catch Ball

A man died at the Oakland A's-Texas Rangers game Thursday night in Arlington, Texas when he fell 20 feet over the left field wall while trying to catch a ball.

The victim, identified as Shannon Stone, had reached over a rail to grab a foul ball thrown into the stands by Rangers' star Josh Hamilton in the second inning. Stone, who was in the lower level with his son, tumbled into an area behind a wall near a scoreboard.

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One-Armed War Vet Wows Crowd by Catching Foul Ball [VIDEO]

“I thought I was going to catch the ball or go over the railing,” said Michael Kacer of the foul ball he caught at Yankee Stadium Friday.

The 29-year old vet had lost his left arm in Afghanistan, so he had nothing to brace himself with when he used his baseball cap as a glove and reached over the railing to snag a ball off of the bat of Curtis Granderson.

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Bryce Harper Blows Kiss At Pitcher After Hitting Home Run [VIDEO]

At the age of 16, Bryce Harper was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Earlier this year, the now 18-year-old was discussed as arguably the best baseball prospect ever.

Latley, it seems the adulation is getting to the Washington Nationals' minor leaguer's head.

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Ball Girl Make Amazing Catch During Baseball Game

I have watched my fair share of baseball games, but this catch tops all others. And, to top it off it was not made by player, it was made by the ball girl. This is enough to put this outfielder -- and most others -- to shame!

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MLB Spring Training

The boys of summer are done hibernating: MLB spring training is in full swing, so to speak, down Florida (and Arizona) way.

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