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Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Mariners 6, Yankees 0: Meche silences Yankees. "For the second game in a row, he didn't give up a run. The first time around, he mugged Cleveland. No disrespect to the Indians -- well, yes, disrespect to the Indians, who have a glum offense. This time, he put the hammer to the Yankees. The 20-5 Yankees. The we-lead-the-world-in-runs Yankees. And he did it in Yankee Stadium, where the Mariners hadn't thrown a shutout since 1991." (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

David Locke: "Luxury tax, no problem. What was built to stop him, Steinbrenner is using to his benefit. Every other team in baseball is holding down its payroll to stay under the threshold, while Steinbrenner just keeps spending. The Yankees have a larger advantage than they had before the labor deal. Can you say 'backfired'?" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Dan Werr's Digging in the AstroDirt for April 29. "I'm starting the Greg Colbrunn watch to check in on the way Colbrunn is being used. How can you help? Every time another batter appears in a Colbrunn-friendly situation, yell as loudly as you can, 'Use Greg Colbrunn instead!' If everyone does this simultaneously, Bob Melvin will hear." (Baseball Primer)

Many happy returns as Cubs beat Giants. "The return of Dusty Baker took a Shakespearean turn Tuesday night when the former Giants manager, through the instrument of his successor's son, emerged victorious." (Mercury News)

Elia's tirade becomes part of Cubs' lore. Lee Elia on Cub fans, April 29, 1983:
"The (expletive) don't even work,'' Elia said. "That's why they're out at the (expletive) game. They oughta go and get a (expletive) job and find out what it's like to go out and earn a (expletive) living. Eight-five percent of the (expletive) world is working. The other 15 percent come out here. A (expletive) playground for the (expletive).''
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Maddux is back: Ace wins third straight against Astros. The Braves have won 12 of their last 14. (

Bi-Weekly Review: N.L. East. "Montreal’s salvation thus far has been its starting rotation. The only member of the four top starters with an ERA over 3 is Tomo Ohka (3.18.) The fifth starter has been mostly bleh, but that’s to be expected when that guy is Livan Hernandez more often than not." (Baseball Primer)

Prospectus Triple Play: Rangers, Cardinals, White Sox. "We've given [White Sox GM] Kenny Williams a lot of grief since his tenure began in 2000, but he's done some things right, and his clearest win to date is the acquisition of D'Angelo Jimenez." (Baseball Prospectus)

A couple of new Mets weblogs: Shea Daily and Betty's No Good Clothes Shop And Pancake House.

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