Former MLB player, manager Don Baylor dead at 68

Former MLB player and manager Don Baylor — a strong clubhouse leader in the game, a pioneer outside it and gentleman in both — died early Monday morning after a long battle with multiple myeloma, his son confirmed to the Austin American-Statesman. He was 68.

Baylor, a native of Austin, was one of the first African Americans to attend Stephen F. Austin High School and the first to play baseball and football at the school. He could have become the first black player in University of Texas football history, the American-Statesman noted, had he not turned down legendary coach Darrell Royal’s scholarship offer to pursue a career in baseball.

Avila is enjoying a breakout season with the Tigers, slashing .274/.394/.475 despite a recent July slump. He’ll slide into a backup slot behind Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, a role once occupied by Miguel Montero before he was cut in June for criticizing Jake Arrieta.

Wilson will play a larger role for the Cubs, who may turn the left-hander into their closer if they fail to re-sign Wade Davis next season. Unlike Avila, Wilson is under control (arbitration eligible) for 2018 before turning into a free agent in 2019.

The Dodgers, Astros and Nationals were also in the mix for Wilson, who Hockey Jerseys Cheap owns a 2.68 ERA and 55:16 K:BB ratio with 13 saves and eight holds this season.

Candelario, the Cubs’ No. 1 prospect, according to MLB.com , is batting .266/.361/.507 with 12 homers and 52 RBIs in 81 games with Triple-A Iowa. Paredes, an 18-year-old shortstop and the club’s No. 10 ranked prospect, is batting .264/.343/.401 with Single-A South Bend.

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Jerry Jones ‘strapped on fear of failure’ before buying Cowboys

It took several failed business opportunities for Jerry Jones to have enough guts to “keep on keeping on.”

Though the Cowboys were a losing team in dire financial straits, Jones decided to “put up or shut up” and buy the team. He has sinced turned them into one of the most profitable sports teams in the world, and Jones was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

“I strapped on that fear of failure. For someone like me, a fear of ‘business’ heights was like stringing a tight rope from the Empire State Building to the next tallest building in New York and then starting your ass off on that tight rope,” Jones said during Saturday’s speech at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. “You have to make it work.”

It was also easy to see, however, that Siemian had limitations, physically and athletically. Those are things Lynch, with a big frame, big arm and terrific mobility, does have. Siemian has leaned on his experience and efficiency to maintain his lead with first-team reps through OTAs and minicamp. But Lynch’s upside has manifested in more than a few flashes.

McCoy and Joseph have seen steady progress from Lynch, and at some point, he can match Siemian’s current floor on the way to finding his ceiling. Lynch was trying to be too much like Siemian last year, and he couldn’t compare or compete. This year, he’s in position to let it loose with his Football Cheap Jerseys throwing and running, with the mental aspect being less of an obstacle.

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