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  1. Steroids

    After thinking long and hard about this entire era, I have come to the conclusion that I'm sure many of you already have.

    I'm done with the steroids talk. I'm done bashing Bonds, I'm done bashing Clemens, and I'm not about to start bashing Rodriguez.

    Put them all in. The only person associated with this era that needs to be kept out of the Hall of Fame is Bud Selig.

    Bonds owns the home run record, and he is one of the five best players of all-time, though ...
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  2. Cy Young Award Backups

    Now, I have said for quite some time that Tim Lincecum, the "franchise" on the San Francisco Giants has deserved to win the CYA. Yesterday, he did. He is one of four pitchers to win the Cy Young in two seasons, joining Bret Saberhagen, Doc Gooden, and Fernando Valenzuela. He led the National League in K's, K's per nine, hits allowed per nine, adjusted ERA+, came second in ERA, second in win percentage, second in wins (on a team that ended the season 72-90), third in innings, and eighth ...
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  3. Manny Being Shawn Chacon

    Manny Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox, apparently got into a dispute with a traveling secretary. Ramirez had asked the secretary for 16 tickets (huh?) for the Astors-Red Sox game, and when the secretary told him that might not be possible, Ramirez got angry. He yelled at him, "Just do your job!" and shoved him to the ground.

    Now, why is this any different then what Shawn Chacon did? I don't want to hear anything about how it's different. I don't care how he brought violence ...
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  4. Seven In a Row...Comeback?

    Since my first blog about the Yankees, they have been red-hot. They have won seven games in a row and their pitching has been lights out. During this streak, they have outscored opponents 45-12 and in five of those seven games, the pitching staff only gave up one run or less. They had consecutive shutouts for the first time since May of 2005. They have equaled the amount of shutouts they threw last season with five, before the All-Star Break. they are now currently seven games over .500 and just ...
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  5. Bombers Unload on 'Stros

    After my previous blog post, perhaps the Yankees got fired up a bit. They easily dealt with the Houston Astros, winning 13-0 yesterday, 8-4 on Saturday, and 2-1 on Friday. It's their first sweep since May 23-25 against the Seattle Mariners. That's exactly how they should be playing. They have a series against the San Diego Padres today, and they need to continue that same dominance against them as they had against Houston.
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