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Baseball’s “second half” kicks off tonight

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Morning news and notes for Friday, July 16, 2021

Kansas City Royals v. Cleveland Indians Photo by Joe Sargent/MLB Photos via Getty Images

This is something like the third Opening Day of the season, after the “official” Opening Day, and the Opening Day where full capacity fans were allowed. Now we have the second half officially underway with an exciting race on the horizon.

Yesterday’s baseball: The void
Today’s baseball: Eli Morgan vs. Chris Bassitt

Cleveland baseball news

Cleveland superpowers: J-Ram is ‘Superman’ | MLB
Everybody wants a piece of José Ramírez.

Aaron Civale’s passion for LEGOs fits right in with STEM campers at Great Lakes Science Center | Cleveland
How can you not love Aaron Civale? He recently volunteered to help kids with LEGOs at a local STEM camp. One surprising fact: Civale says he always built by the book. I would have pegged him as a kid who made giant builds out of a pile of random pieces.

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