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MLB Unveils Memorial For Runners Stranded On Base

NEW YORK—Solemnly ringing a bell 30 times for each of the teams that lost potential runs this season, Major League Baseball officials unveiled Tuesday a memorial outside league headquarters to commemorate all of the runners who have ever been stranded on base.
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Notable Celebrity Sports Fans

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Spike Lee: This critically acclaimed director has been trying to fix the Knicks’ third act problems for the past two decades

Madonna: A devoted disciple of Bill James and the sabermetrics movement in baseball since the early 1980s, the pop star became a fan of the Oakland Athletics due to their application of advanced analytics

Jerry Seinfeld: A regular fixture at Mets games, where he records his acclaimed web series, “Comedians In Luxury Boxes Watching Baseball”

Derrick Rose: A huge basketball fan, Rose has been known to travel with NBA teams to sit courtside in a suit and tie

Matthew McConaughey: His motivational halftime speech to his beloved Texas Longhorns football team in 2014 propelled the squad to come from behind and win an Academy Award

Snoop Dogg: Fell in love with the USC football team after reluctantly attending a game as a Ph.D. student

Michael Jordan: The dominance of the mid-’90s Chicago Bulls led him to become the single most fervent fan of their legendary shooting guard

Charles Manson: While sad to see the Raiders leave Oakland, Manson has expressed hope and optimism they can build a contender in Las Vegas

Drew Carey: Despite living and working in Los Angeles for most of his adult life, the Cleveland native has managed to pretty much imagine what Browns games have been like this whole time

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