( CBS Minnesota ) — More than a month of baseball is in the books with minimal COVID issues. Some fans have returned to games, and more hopefully will be back sooner than later. It’s starting to feel like the real thing again. While last season offered quality baseball when the country needed a diversion, it just wasn’t what it could be. This season is different… better. The latest Baseball Report takes a spin around the league to look at some of the recent stories. That includes Minnesota Twins’ Byron Buxton hitting the cover off the ball, Max Scherzer serving up a complete game and then joining his wife in labor, and Jesus Luzardo’s video game injury. READ MORE: Hield's 18 Points, 11 Rebounds Help Kings Top Thunder 103-99 Byron Buxton With The Bat The Twins have one of the worst records in baseball. Sitting in fourth place in the American League Central at 10-16, ahead of only the hapless Detroit Tigers, the season hasn’t started off quite as the team had hoped. Do they … [Read more...] about Baseball Report: Can Twins’ Byron Buxton Keep Hitting Like This?
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The Tennessee legislature included an amendment to an election-related bill that would require a “non-visible” watermark on every absentee ballot. The Tennessee Election Integrity Act, which passed the Senate 27-0 and the House 92-1, would go into effect in January 2022 if Gov. Bill Lee (R-TN) signs it, the Center Square reported . According to a bill summary : Under present law, signature verification is the final verification necessary before a counting board counts absentee ballots. Under this amendment, signature verification will remain part of the verification process but will not be the final verification. This amendment requires a counting board official to verify that the absentee ballots contain the watermark and reject any ballot that does not bear the watermark. A co-sponsor of the bill, state Rep. Jason Zachary (R) said the measure “ requires a non-visible watermark be placed on every mailed absentee ballot, further ensuring the integrity of ballots and … [Read more...] about Tennessee Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Absentee Ballot Watermarks
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Canadian singer-songwriter The Weeknd is calling out the Grammys, blasting the Recording Academy as “corrupt,” and announced his decision to not submit his music to be considered for recognition despite the organization’s latest commitment to reform. Born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, the three-time Grammy-winner was reportedly the catalyst for recent rules changes the Recording Academy made that eliminated the secret nominating-review committees that considered past nominees for awards. The Weeknd criticized the awards because he was shut out even though his album After Hours was one of the industry’s biggest albums, and “Blinding Lights” was one of the most-streamed songs of the year. “The trust has been broken for so long between the Grammy organization and artists that it would be unwise to raise a victory flag,” The Weeknd told Variety . The Super Bowl headliner said he would continue to boycott the awards. “I think the industry and public alike need to see the … [Read more...] about The Weeknd Slams Recording Academy, Vows to Continue Boycotting ‘Corrupt’ Grammys
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