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Walt Weiss To Headline 2017 First Pitch Dinner

For the ninth consecutive year, supporters of the UNC baseball program will have the opportunity to kick off the upcoming season with a memorable evening at the Diamond Heels' First Pitch Dinner, scheduled for Jan. 28, 2017. This year's event will feature 14-year MLB veteran and 1988 AL Rookie of the Year Walt Weiss as the featured speaker. (GoHeels.com)

Mets ace Matt Harvey visits slain NYPD officer’s widow, precinct

Mets ace Matt Harvey honored slain NYPD Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo Wednesday by making a visit to the cop’s Bronx station house, where he greeted Tuozzolo’s widow and gifted her small, signed jerseys for the couple’s two young boys. The pitcher dubbed the “Dark Knight” met with dozens of officers at the 43rd Precinct and offered condolences to Tuozzolo’s grieving wife, Lisa. (New York Post)

Scott Boras pleased with Matt Harvey's rehab progress

Matt Harvey's comeback from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery is proceeding as planned and he expects to be ready by the start of the New York Mets' spring training camp in February, agent Scott Boras said Wednesday. (ESPN.com)

Dustin Ackley Released by Yankees

Dustin Ackley was released by the Yankees on Friday, Sweeny Murti of Sportsradio 66 WFAN reports. The former No. 2 overall pick will be looking for a new team after losing most of his 2016 to a torn labrum that required surgery. Ackley hasn't posted an above average OPS since his rookie year in 2011 while also moving into a corner role on defense. (CBS Sports)

Matt Harvey looks good, ready for 2017

Mets RHP Matt Harvey is in good shape and ready for 2017, Terry Collins said before Thursday's ALS Association event in Manhattan. "He looks great. He's in tremendous shape," Collins declared, according to the Daily News. "That's what you'd expect from him. I know when he shows up in January, he's gonna be raring to go." (SNY.tv)

Matt Harvey makes fun of his rough year with amazing Halloween costume

Ever since being dubbed "The Dark Knight of Gotham" by Sports Illustrated back in 2013, Matt Harvey and baseball fans have embraced that nickname. The Mets' pitcher -- a then 24-year-old apparent ace in the making -- had a bright future and looked to be the hero that the struggling franchise needed to reach greatness again. (FOX Sports)

Matt Harvey Receives 2016 Lou Gehrig Award

At the ALS Association Greater New York 22nd Lou Gehrig Sports Award Benefit, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey was presented with the Lou Gehrig Sports Award. The Award is given to the athlete shown to embody the character, courage, and determination the late Gehrig once did. In his speech, Harvey spoke about what it meant to receive the Award. (Mets Merized Online)

Andrew Miller talks Game 7 preparation

Andrew Miller did not pitch in Game 6, but he is expected to see the mound in Game 7. “Whatever it takes," he said about the crucial game. "Whatever I’m capable to give, I’m going to give everything I’ve got and hope we have more runs at the end of the day than they do.” (Cleveland 19 News)

The legend of Andrew Miller’s Cape Cod League ‘fog game’

On a foggy night in July, 2004, Andrew Miller was nearly perfect. The lanky left-hander, pitching for the Chatham Athletics in the Cape Cod Baseball League, recorded all 12 of his outs via strikeout. Facing a lineup that included Jacoby Ellsbury, Miller was so impressive that he caused a rule controversy because hitters were swinging through sliders that hit them on their back foot. (Boston.com)

Andrew Miller breaks postseason strikeout record for a reliever

Cleveland Indians reliever Andrew Miller is on the verge of postseason immortality. With Cleveland just one win away from a World Series title, Miller is quickly approaching “never have to buy another drink in this town again territory.” (Yahoo! Sports)

Andrew Miller the pitcher once again makes the opposition look like Andrew Miller the hitter

How many swings would Andrew Miller the hitter need to notch a base hit against Andrew Miller the pitcher?Take a hitter with four career big-league hits in 72 at-bats (.056 batting average) and pit him against a pitcher who has racked up 15 sterling, scoreless innings this postseason. Advantage: pitcher, obviously. (Cleveland.com)

Hardened by struggles, Andrew Miller emerges as postseason force

About 28 hours after David Ross had lauded Andrew Miller the day before Game One of the World Series, the former Red Sox catcher found himself in the most unenviable of spots: trying to hit Miller, the game on the line. And here was the main problem for Ross: It was Miller's performance in situations just like this that he had singled out for praise the previous day. (Providence Journal)

How Andrew Miller became the most important reliever in baseball

"Don't get me started on Andrew Miller," said Fox baseball analyst Alex Rodriguez, who played with Miller on the Yankees this season. "Phenomenal person. Phenomenal pitcher. I know it sounds really cliché, but he's the guy who stuck with it, turned it around, believed when maybe no one else did. It's remarkable." (ESPN.com)

Andrew Miller Has The Stuff To Get Out Of Trouble

Cleveland starting pitcher Corey Kluber was 88 pitches deep after he gave up a leadoff single to Ben Zobrist in the seventh inning of Game 1 Tuesday. He could have seen a couple more batters, but Terry Francona planned ahead, and pulled him for Andrew Miller, the shaggy scarecrow who hadn’t allowed a run since Sept. 7. (Deadspin)

Andrew Miller: Inside his journey to a new type of October dominance

They pump their fists, they cross their wrists to form the letter X. But few have ever played the reliever role in the way of Andrew Miller. “My shtick is that I’m trying to be as boring as possible and focus on getting outs,” he says. After some contemplation, he admits to one eccentricity: “I don’t wash my jock strap until after I have a bad game.” (Sports Illustrated)

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