Getting death threats from aggrieved gamblers, MLB players starting to fear for their safety

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Getting death threats from aggrieved gamblers, MLB players starting to fear for their safety

Article brief provided by USA TODAY
  • Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY
June 10, 2024 5:41 PM
  • Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY
  • United States

They receive death threats.

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They are followed home by strangers.

They are abused and derided.

They are Major League Baseball players, who can tell you all about the menacing threats that have been inflicted upon their lives since MLB and gambling companies got into bed together.

“You hear it all, man,” Arizona Diamondbacks closer Paul Sewald told USA TODAY Sports. “You blow a save, you don’t come through, you get it all. “(Expletive) you. You suck. You cost me all of this money.