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Mike Fiers, the Astros whistleblower, says he's received death threats

  • In a November 12 story in The Athletic, Fiers said the Astros had engaged in sign-stealing methods in 2017 that violated MLB's rules.
  • Fiers pitched for the Astros in 2017, the year Houston defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the franchise's first World Series.
  • The Athletic's report with Fiers' on-the-record comments spurred MLB to launch its investigation, which found that the Astros illegally created a system that decoded and communicated the opposing teams' pitching signs to their own players.
  • On Tuesday, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred was asked if the league was concerned about Fiers' safety -- and, if so, what steps would be taken, particularly when the A's play in Houston this season.
  • When asked if he might consider returning his World Series ring, Fiers said he currently has no plans to do so unless it's mandated for the 2017 team to do that.

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Whitney Houston’s Family Is Set to Shamelessly Pimp out Her Hologram

  • Whitney Houston's estate is shamelessly resurrecting her into hologram form and making her go on tour, just so they can make a quick buck.
  • The family of Whitney Houston is trying to milk every last drop of her legacy.
  • According to the Hollywood Reporter, Houston is about to embark on her first tour since dying eight years ago—as a hologram.
  • The dead artist-turned-hologram craze started in 2012 when Tupac was “revived” at Coachella.
  • Sure, Californians were jazzed to see one of their icons for a night, but a full-blown hologram tour?
  • If people are actually excited to pay money to watch a video game version of Whitney Houston, then who knows what’s next.
  • Maybe living artists will start sending their holograms on tour.
  • After all, it’s not like Whitney was competing with video game Billie Holiday.

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