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First-quarter awards

Troy Tulowitzki, Josh Donaldson and Masahiro Tanaka among early-season winners

Updated: May 21, 2014, 2:01 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to our LeBron-free zone. You'll find no talk of that Kings-Blackhawks series here. And this is not the place to shop for your latest Johnny Manziel tidbits, either.

No, sir. Your attention, please. You can turn your gaze away from all of that, because it is now safe to start paying attention to the 2014 baseball season.

That occurs every year at this time, once all 30 teams have finally played their first 40 games -- the line of demarcation we used ...

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