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Marlon Byrd resigns to his unfortunate fate: Living in Cleveland

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Former Giant Marlon Byrd did not go out of his way to ingratiate himself to his new fanbase after signing with the Cleveland Indians. (David Zalubowski/AP)
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If you were moving to Cleveland, you, too, would sound a lot like Marlon Byrd — who finished last season with the Giants. Byrd told an Indians beat writer after signing, “It’s an opportunity to play. I haven’t had many job opportunities. This is the one team that wanted me.” Whoa, Marlon, reel in the effusiveness already.

TRUMP NEWS HERE, TOO

Randy Kendrick is the wife of Arizona Diamondback owner Ken Kendrick. She does not like Donald Trump and has said as much publicly. She told Bloomberg News her family will take a stance against the megalomaniac candidate, regardless of what that could do for ticket sales. She said Ken told her, “If 100,000 people decide they will not go to a Diamondbacks game, we’ve stood up for the right thing.” An easier thing to say in March than May, for sure. She said, “I hope he keeps feeling that way!” (UPDATE: Kendrick is throwing her support behind Ted Cruz.)

MORE LIKE THE 66:1ERS

Are you feeling lucky, 49ers fans? If you have faith — against all reason — in your team to win the Big Game, and money means nothing whatsoever to you, the odds of the Niners winning the next Super Bowl have risen to 66:1, according to Bovada. That’s up from 50:1 after the conclusion of Super Bowl 50. The jump is presumably due to their inaction in free agency. Teams with better odds to win the Super Bowl include the Lions, Buccaneers and Redskins. The Raiders are listed at 33:1.

TAKING SPORTS QUESTIONS LITERALLY

The Baylor basketball team made an early exit again this year, this time against Yale, which is bad. But Taurean Prince’s response to a question on how a bunch of Ivy Leaguers could outrebound a Big XII team was so good: “You go up and grab the ball when it comes off, and then you grab it with two hands, and you come down with it, and that’s considered a rebound. They got more of those than we did.” If I didn’t know better, I would think he’s mocking my profession.

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