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Thursday, May 27, 2004
Ward hits for cycle, Pirates beat Cards. Daryle and his father Gary are the first father-and-son duo to hit for the cycle in the majors. (Yahoo!)

Marlins snap Reds' win streak at seven. Tommy Phelps and two others combined on a one-hit shutout. (Yahoo!)

Varitek lifts Red Sox over A's. Derek Lowe continued to struggle, giving up 9 hits and 5 runs in 6 innings, but he got the W. (Yahoo!)

Chat wrap: Rob Neyer.
Ryan (Gardner): Hey Rob, do you see the Red Sox getting rid of Derek Lowe if continues to pitch like garbage, and if so what would they be trying to get?

Rob Neyer: I think you trade for another starter (or bring Kim back from Pawtucket) and send Lowe to the bullpen. Lowe just doesn't have any trade value at this point.
(ESPN.com)

Reggie belongs in A's cap at Cooperstown. "Jackson wearing a Yankees cap on his Hall of Fame plaque isn't the travesty that, say, Wade Boggs wearing a Devil Rays cap would be. But it still shouldn't have happened, and the Hall of Fame has wisely taken the choice away from the players to ensure it doesn't happen again." (Inside Bay Area)

Gwynn has Aztecs hitting, winning & in pursuit of NCAA berth. San Diego State is three wins from qualifying for the NCAA regionals for the first time since 1991. (Yahoo!)

Divisional Diary: NL East. "Juan Pierre is hitting way over his head. Of course, he’s 26, so this could be his peak. Hee Seop Choi is being given a chance to play every day and he has responded with lots of walks and lots of power. Miguel Cabrera is showing everyone he is the real deal, and Mike Lowell is earning his pay. One thing that should help the Marlins over the next few weeks is the absence of Wil Cordero. Now if manager Jack McKeon could find someone to take Jeff Conine’s PAs, he’d be in good shape." (Baseball Think Factory)

Just some random eye candy. Pictures of Citizens Bank Park. (PhilliesBlog)

Pictures and Observations from 5/25. "Before I say the following let me just say that my girlfriend will testify with regards to its validity. I called Ken Griffey Jr.'s home run. We were standing up in the concourse to avoid the rain, and I mentioned that Junior seems to play well angry, mentioning his elevated level of play when he was dropped to fifth in the batting order. The crowd was electric and I looked at her and said 'Three run homer right here.'" (Reds Daily)



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