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Reaction on Twitter to the Cardinals-Braves game

Reaction on Twitter to the Cardinals-Braves game

A compilation of Twitter reaction to the infield fly rule call in the Cardinals-Braves wild card game on Friday:

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``Can't point fingers at anyone but ourselves. Didn't bring our A game as a team and the cards capitalized. Thanks Braves country!'' Braves pitcher Kris Medlen.

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``When you don't have anything positive to say it's best to not speak. BUT I can't let the night/season finish without thanking EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN BRAVES COUNTRY... Played my heart out for you this year.. More work to be done, more fun to be had and more memories to be created and celebrated.. Again, Thank Y'all.. `` - Braves outfielder Jason Heyward.

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``It was a pleasure to be a part of a great group of guys going down the stretch. Tough one to swallow tonight. Gonna be back better than ever `` - Braves pitcher Paul Maholm.

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``The Cards chanting `infield fly during their celebration speaks volumes to me. Anyone else?'' - Braves pitcher Peter Moylan.

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``One game elimination and a call like that is made? Inexcusable.'' - Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy.

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``Can't believe the season is over :( what a bitter taste right now, but credit Cards they know (how to) get it done.'' Braves outfielder Matthew Diaz.

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``Thank God for today's victory. This is fun!!!'' - Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran.

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``cards game. made the same call as a ninth grade umpire in little league. Called infield fly when it wasn't. Kid dropped the ball.'' - NBA player Shane Battier.

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``BOOMSHAKALAKA!!!! See you Sunday greatest fans in the world.'' - Cardinals outfielder Shane Robinson.

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PHOTOS: Rui Hachimura has brought tons of Japanese media attention to Wizards

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PHOTOS: Rui Hachimura has brought tons of Japanese media attention to Wizards

WASHINGTON -- If it wasn't clear on draft night in Brooklyn or the next day at his introductory press conference in Washington, Wizards first round pick Rui Hachimura is a massive deal back in his home country of Japan. He gets the star treatment from Japanese media and that attention has followed him through the first two days of Wizards mini-camp.

Usually, Wizards mini-camp isn't even open to the media. Most years, the Wizards host undrafted players and members of their G-League team with little fanfare as they get set for the Las Vegas Summer League in early July.

But this year has been markedly different with dozens of Japanese reporters and photographers arriving early and staying late, all competing for information about Hachimura to report home to their respective outlets.

While the Wizards' pre-draft workouts, some featuring big-named prospects, had five-to-10 reporters show up to the Wizards' practice facility, the total media contingent probably pushes 50 now.

Here are some photos to put it in perspective...

Here's a photo from Hachimura's press conference on Friday...

On Tuesday at mini-camp, there were two sets of media scrums for Wizards Summer League coach Robert Pack. He first did one with American reporters, then one with those from Japan, who had a lot of questions about one player in particular, of course...

With Hachimura on board, it's a new era for the Wizards when it comes to media attention.

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Mystics win fourth straight, beat Sky 81-74

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Mystics win fourth straight, beat Sky 81-74

 In their second victory against the Chicago Sky this season, Elena Delle Donne dominated once again.

In 33 minutes of play, the star forward racked up 22 points, seven rebounds and 9 of 15 field goals against her former team. She led the Mystics in points and rebounds. 

Tianna Hawkins brought a spark off the bench, tallying 15 points, four rebounds, six of ten field goals and a +11 differential in just 18 minutes of play. 

The Mystics won all four games on this road trip, tying their season-high win streak from earlier this season. Washington is now 8-3 as they head home to host the Connecticut Sun, who just snapped a seven-game win streak.

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