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Elephant Rumblings: Dull On Rehab Assignment, Braden Brings Fresh Energy To Telecasts

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  • 1996 - Warming up in the outfield before the Indians’ game with Toronto‚ Albert Belle heaves a ball at photographer Tony Tomsic‚ hitting him. Belle contends that it wasn’t deliberate‚ even though it was his second throw near Tomsic‚ and even though he warned the photographer not to snap his picture. The league will open an investigation in two weeks and Tomsic will file a lawsuit on December 12th. The Indians win the game‚ defeating the Blue Jays‚ 5 - 3.
  • 2015 - P Sonny Gray is sharp starting on Opening Day for the A’s, as he holds the Rangers hitless until Ryan Rua leads off the 8th with a single. Oakland prevails easily, 8 - 0, and in doing so breaks a string of 10 straight losses in their opening game of the season.

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