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TBLA Saturday morning links: Aug. 17, 2019

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Cheers to the weekend!

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers news ...

The Dodgers made a comeback win to take the series opener against the Braves. You can read the TBLA game recap here.

Cody Bellinger took the MLB home run lead with No. 41 ... but then Mike Trout tied it up again.

If you haven’t seen or heard, Kristopher Negrón missed a diving catch and ended up kissing the floor. It was pretty bad, and Deadspin wrote a short pice about it.

Around the league ...

Bill Walton hijacked the White Sox broadcast yesterday and it was the most talked about event in the MLB last night. Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic live tweeted all the interesting things Walton said. It is a really, really long thread.

MLB.com wrote a piece about 11 players who are exceeding this season’s expectations. Spoiler: no Dodgers make the list.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he would be in favor of a mercy rule in baseball. Yahoo Sports gets more into the specifics.