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Friday, April 09, 2004
Angels finish opening sweep of Mariners. Seattle led 1-0 after 8, but Anaheim exploded for five in the 9th. (Yahoo!)

Bryan Smith on the first three days of the season. (The Hardball Times)

Not Earning Its Keep. Michael Wolverton argues against the concept of "earned" and "unearned" runs. (Baseball Prospectus)

Cubs, holdout rooftop business reach deal. "The Chicago Cubs and a holdout rooftop business settled a federal lawsuit Thursday after the team had reiterated its plans to block the business' view of Wrigley Field starting with Monday's home opener...Twelve of the 13 rooftop businesses that overlook the baseball stadium had already agreed to share revenues with the team after fighting with the Cubs for years. Skybox on Waveland was the last remaining defendant in the lawsuit." (Yahoo!)

Dan Lewis: "In the end, we have something unusual in America today: A big threat of litigation in a very visual (both literally and figuratively) context, and in the end, a settlement that probably been should have been worked out anyway, to both sides' benefit." (

A Home Run For The Ages. Bruce Markusen on Hank Aaron. (Baseball Primer)

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