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Twitter Explodes As It's Revealed The Kansas City Royals Are Hosting Epilepsy Awareness Night This Summer… With A Fireworks Show!!

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Life is good right now for the Kansas City Royals.

The MLB team won the World Series last fall, handily beating out the San Francisco Giants, which means this season they're the defending world champs.

But can they defend against this bad PR move?

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As a way to give back to the fans after such a successful summer, the Royals released their promotional schedule for the upcoming year, full of special events at the ballpark during baseball games.

One of those nights is Epilepsy Awareness Night, on August 5, during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Hey, that's great! Maybe the Royals will raise money for scientific research on epilepsy and do a bunch of other stuff to make it a fun, meaningful time at the ballpark.

The only problem? Well… it's what else they're doing on Epilepsy Awareness night that's maybe not so wise: FIREWORKS.

That's right. The baseball team is

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Four-Time MLB All-Star Arrested For Domestic Abuse After Allegedly Throwing His Wife Into A Glass Door

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This is so scary.

Jose Reyes, a shortstop for the Colorado Rockies, was busted for domestic abuse in Maui, Hawaii, according to news reports.

Police say they arrested the MLB star on Halloween after he assaulted his wife, Katherine Ramirez, while the couple were on vacation on the island of Maui.

Related: MLB Pitcher Tommy Hanson Dies At 29 After Catastrophic Organ Failure

Apparently, Reyes grabbed his wife by the throat during an argument and threw her into a sliding glass balcony door in the couple's hotel room at the Four Seasons Hotel. Ramirez was taken to the hospital as a result of her injuries.

Only now has the arrest been made public, after

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LGBT Group Says Baseball's Tradition Of Hazing Rookies By Making Them Dress In Women's Clothing 'Isolates, Excludes, And Marginalizes'

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This is prompting an inneresting discussion!

Several Major League Baseball teams have a tradition of hazing their rookie players every year by forcing them to dress up as women for team flights, and now, a powerful LGBT group aligned with pro athletes is calling on that tradition to stop!

Related: Not All MLB Rookie Hazing Is Bad!

Players on the teams — which include the Oakland Athletics, Miami Marlins, Chicago Cubs, and many others — contend that the event is harmless fun designed to lightly haze rookies while promoting team bonding.

Athlete Ally, the LGBT group, sees it differently, and they are worried the cross-dressing players are sending the wrong message to kids.

Hudson Taylor, the head of the organization, said of the tradition:

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Did MLB Actually ALLOW Alex Rodriguez To Use Steroids?? See The New Claims HERE!

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According to a new book, MLB officials may have allowed A-Rod to use steroids!

Leave it to A-Rod to make headlines during the baseball season when he isn't even playing!!

Alex Rodriguez has been enjoying an extra long vacation this summer after Major League Baseball banned him for the entire 2014 season due to his alleged links to steroids and HGH use!

The Bronx Bomber eventually accepted his punishment, but according to Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts' new book Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era, A-Rod may have not been at fault! In fact, they claim the league actually gave him the green light to use these banned substances! They write:

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Entire Baseball Team Tricks A Player Into Thinking His Teammate Is Deaf For A MONTH! Watch The Hilarious Prank HERE!

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Jeff Francoeur went a whole month thinking his teammate Jorge Reyes was deaf!

When Jeff Francoeur first broke into Major League Baseball back in 2005, many were convinced his canon of an arm and his power would make him one of baseball's brightest stars!

However, here we are 9 years later and he's pretty much the laughingstock of his own team!

The outfielder was the subject of a VERY elaborate prank by his teammates on the El Paso Chihuahuas when they convinced him their pitcher Jorge Reyes was deaf!

It all started out

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MLB Commissioner Bud Selig Releases A Statement On Derek Jeter's Retirement!

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Earlier today, the New York Yankees and MLB lost one of its biggest stars, and for once we're not talking about Alex Rodriguez!

Derek Jeter announced that he would be retiring after the 2014 season, bringing an end to a legendary 20-year career.

Major League Baseball's commissioner Bud Selig released a statement on the imminent ending of the iconic shortstop's career, saying:

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Atlanta Braves Fans Prove They Have No Spirit Today By Spewing Hateful Comments!

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In celebration and support of #SpiritDay, all of the Major League Baseball teams taken to their Facebook pages and Twitters to inspire their fans.

While most teams have seen tremendous excitement and recognition from thier fans, the Atlanta Braves fandom have come at them with the vengeance of a scorned ex.

The Braves posted this status to their page:

Harmless…right?

WRONG!

The comments section exploded with shouts of "THIS IS AWFUL!" and "STICK TO BASEBALL!"

The amount of hate the Braves received is DISGUSTING.

Check out some of the comments AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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