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    http://www.deadspin.com/sports/espn/...bed-173122.php
    may 11, 2006
    Rick Sutcliffe ... Bombed!
    There's an audio link in there.

    http://www.enidnews.com/feeds/apcont...es_apstoryview
    Rick Sutcliffe, a Cy Young award winner and ESPN baseball analyst, gave a rambling, slurred interview during the local television broadcast of the Brewers-Padres game Wednesday night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backstop20
    http://www.deadspin.com/sports/espn/...bed-173122.php
    may 11, 2006
    Rick Sutcliffe ... Bombed!
    There's an audio link in there.

    http://www.enidnews.com/feeds/apcont...es_apstoryview
    Rick Sutcliffe, a Cy Young award winner and ESPN baseball analyst, gave a rambling, slurred interview during the local television broadcast of the Brewers-Padres game Wednesday night.
    Two excellent additions to this thread, backstop20.



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    nevermind!

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    In 1986, Barry Bonds hit his first
    major league home run, against
    Craig McMurtry of the Atlanta Braves.
    Bonds had 16 homers that season.


    Hundreds of Homers Later, a Pitcher Remembers No. 1
    ffice:smarttags" />lace>SAN FRANCISCOlace>, May 12 — A few pristine baseballs have arrived in Craig McMurtry's mailbox in lace>Troy, Tex.lace>, with specific requests for him. The fans want McMurtry's autograph, but, in a savvy twist, the collectors also ask him to write that he allowed Barry Bonds's first major league home run.fficeffice" />>>
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    So McMurtry, 20 years removed from throwing Bonds what he called a "nasty" fastball that turned into Bonds's first of 713-and-counting homers, obliges. He signs his name, he writes "Barry Bonds's first home run" without shame, and he mails the balls back.>>
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    "I'm out of the game and all that stuff so it's not a big deal," McMurtry said. "If I was still playing, I might take it differently.">>
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    Up until about two years ago, McMurtry said, he did not even realize he had surrendered the first homer to Bonds, who is now one away from tying Babe Ruth for second on the career list behind Hank Aaron. McMurtry discovered it when television sports shows played highlights of Bonds's landmark homers.
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    I would think that it's kind of rude to ask a pitcher to write that he gave up Barry Bonds' first homer instead of asking him for an autograph reflecting his own accomplishments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Socal Pinstriper
    I've heard the expression, a bag of balls, but.....

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/custom...rts-morning_br
    I think news of a Twins firesale is a little overblown. The Twins have been doing well in their series against the White Sox, and are now ahead of Cleveland in the AL Central standings. They might not want to part with their OF just yet.
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    Carlos Silva had more wins than walks last season.
    This season he has more HR given up than strikeouts.
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    An allegedly inebriated fan in right field threw a ball that barely missed hitting Jacque Jones before the ninth inning Tuesday, raising some red flags about security problems in the bleachers.

    Jones said the ball "came whizzing past my head," nearly hitting him in the face.

    "I'm not going to let one person ruin my time here," Jones said. "I signed here for three years and I signed here to help the team win. I probably haven't played my best baseball, and I understand that.

    "You can voice whatever opinions, but throwing stuff at me is not acceptable in any way, shape or form."

    Jones was booed for another baserunning mishap, and manager Dusty Baker said Jones is trying too hard to succeed.

    Jones respectfully disagreed.

    "There's pressure here to win, and everybody knows it," he said. "I'm not afraid of [it]. If you can't play with pressure, you don't need to play."

    A Cubs spokesman said the woman who threw the ball at Jones was detained by security but not arrested.
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    The Pirates will face Cleveland today for the first time since June 2003, but it is not a sign the teams will meet regularly.

    Despite annual pleas from Pirates owner Kevin McClatchy, Major League Baseball continues to designate the Indians and Reds as natural rivals. The only reason the Pirates and Indians meet this year is that each league's Central Divisions are matched up.

    "It would be nice to play them every year. These two cities really don't enjoy each other, from what I've heard," Craig Wilson said. "It seems like the whole interleague thing was really set up for the big cities to have their two teams face each other, like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles."
    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06139/691492-63.stm
    Not sure why MLB wouldn't want to develope this. Pitt and Cleve have been the biggest of football rivals forever.



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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Socal Pinstriper
    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06139/691492-63.stm
    Not sure why MLB wouldn't want to develope this. Pitt and Cleve have been the biggest of football rivals forever.
    It would make sense to have theam play, which is why MLB won't do it. Before you know it, the Astros and the Blue Jays will be facing each other as the "rival series"

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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    I thought for sure someone would post:

    "Bonds hits #714"

    in this thread.
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    I wish they would stop saying that Bonds broke Ruth's record.

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    Peavy has fanned 16 through 7 on 114 pitches. Do they let him go for the record?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneRedSeat
    Peavy has fanned 16 through 7 on 114 pitches. Do they let him go for the record?
    I hope so, that would be pretty cool.
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Strange to see:

    BAL 14 SEA 4
    (W) Halama (L) Pineiro (S) Ray

    14-4? Save?

    1.1IP and a 9 run top of the ninth can do that.
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    Brian Moehler, who will start today's series finale against the Cubs, wasn't surprised to learn he is one of three active pitchers with at least 175 starts to never strike out 10 in a game.

    Only Jeff Suppan (278) and Mark Buehrle (181) have started more games without a double-digit strikeout performance than Moehler (176).

    "Guys know Suppan and I are around the strike zone, and they're going to swing," said Moehler, who had a career-best nine strikeouts for the Tigers in a 1997 game against the Rangers. "We go over our scouting books, `Hey, this team strikes out a lot and swings at a lot of stuff.' I listen to that and I'm like, `Whatever, doesn't apply to me.'" ...
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    If all goes well during the rehab assignment outfielder Rocco Baldelli started Tuesday at Triple-A Durham, he will rejoin the Rays around June 10.

    And if all stays according to the current plan, he will come back to play rightfield rather than center.

    Baldelli planned to play rightfield in the minors to reduce stress on the strained left hamstring that has sidelined him since spring training, and Maddon said Tuesday that now will be the plan as well when he returns.

    "As of right now, in my mind's eye, when he shows up he will be the rightfielder," Maddon said. "Is he going to be the rightfielder every day? I'm not sure of that yet. I don't know if he still is going to need that break. Is it two (games) on, one off? Three on, one off? I don't know. That may be based on his arm at that point. I'm really wide open about it."
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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Socal Pinstriper
    They need to get their facts straight. Buehrle struck out 12 guys in that 1 hour 39 minute masterpiece last year against the M;s.
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    Not about baseball, but a baseball player. This tells the story of Billy Koch, and his family's battle with Morgellons Disease, which is making me squemish to read about.

    http://www.ktvu.com/news/9264350/detail.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgellons_Disease

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    Re: Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Cuban Connection
    They need to get their facts straight. Buehrle struck out 12 guys in that 1 hour 39 minute masterpiece last year against the M;s.
    You're right. It sounded off to me when I posted it.



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    Bengie & co. give up 6 swipes.

    SB -
    J Lugo (8, 2nd base off J Towers/B Molina),

    C Crawford 4 (17, 2nd base off J Towers/B Molina, 2nd base off J Speier/G Zaun, 2nd base off F Rosario/B Molina, 3rd base off S Schoeneweis/B Molina),

    J Gathright (10, 2nd base off T Taubenheim/B Molina).

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    Mets trade for the DFA'd corpse of Dave Williams

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2458254

    Shades of Danny Graves. I'd imagine most Reds fans are happy to recieve anything more than a dirty bucket of practice balls for Williams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swityak11
    I'd imagine most Reds fans are happy to recieve anything more than a dirty bucket of practice balls for Williams.
    I don't know. They gave up a big time fan favorite in Sean Casey (who was in tears after being traded) for the guy. They're probably even more pissed off at the Casey trade now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuban Connection
    I don't know. They gave up a big time fan favorite in Sean Casey (who was in tears after being traded) for the guy. They're probably even more pissed off at the Casey trade now.
    Casey gets paid $8 million per to be an injured and fat version of Hal Morris. He was well liked but nowhere near worth paying when you're a team that needs to watch payroll.

    Loyalty is great and all if you can afford it but in that case, I think it was addition by subtraction.

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