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Starting Nine: April 16, 2013

Many things are happening -- on Cut4, in baseball and out there in the rest of the world. Here are nine you need to know about today:

1. Tragedy at the Boston Marathon
Our hearts are with those affected by the explosions that took place in Boston yesterday. Baseball fans and players -- including former Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon -- expressed their condolences following the crisis.

2. 42
MLB teams across the country donned #42 to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Monday. Even these shirtless Pirates fans found a way to honor the Brooklyn Dodgers great.

3. Speaking of Jackie
USC has unearthed rare footage of Robinson playing football for UCLA back in 1939. Once upon a time, No. 42 was No. 28.

4. The grass is always greener, the Jays are always bluer
Mark Buerhle led the Blue Jays to a 4-3 victory over the White Sox on Monday -- his first win over his former Chicago teammates. As Ted Chaough said on this week's Mad Men, "There's nothing like things going badly when you leave, is there?"

5. You know what they say: big gloves, big catches
The Cardinals may have bested the Pirates 10-6, but this giant-gloved Pittsburgh fan left PNC Park a winner. After he snagged that foul ball, we bet people lined up to shake his hand.

6. Return from whence you came
Some folks are less enthusiastic about their catches. Take this young A's fan, for instance -- he wants nothing to do with that Tigers ball. Thanks, but no thanks, Victor Martínez.

7. What happened to the mercy rule?
Earlier this month, an Ohio high school baseball game ended after three innings (and three hours) with a final score of 65-0. Yikes. Considering that the highest-scoring game in the history of Major League Baseball totaled 49 runs (between both teams), double yikes.

8. Vi älskar Garrett Jones
Last night we learned that the Pittsburgh first baseman is beloved in Sweden -- and yes, that's how you say "We love Garrett Jones" in Swedish.

9. Daft Punk is back
Daft Punk premiered a video teaser for "Get Lucky," the lead track off their upcoming Random Access Memories, at Coachella on Monday. We're hearing robot costumes are in this season.

-- Cut4 Staff