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Thursday, June 17, 2004
Cheering for the Yankees and Red Sox at the same time. "It is hard to hate the Orioles. The team is going through its 7th straight losing season, three fifths of the starting rotation would be in AA in any other franchise, and the top hitters like Palmeiro, Tejada, and Mora are all fairly likeable. But the fact that their owner is trying to force me to drive three hours in Beltway and I-95 traffic in order to see a live major league game makes me enjoy every one of their losses. I now find myself happy when either the Yankees or Red Sox win, because I want to see Angelos' losing streak continue." (Senators and Sabermetrics)

Time to look towards future is now. "I will admit, the Royals still have a chance to come back. But to be completely honest, I wouldn't bet Carlos Beltran on it. If the deal that we could get in return for Beltran is better then the compensation picks that we would get for Beltran if he was to sign with another club, I would trade him away in a heartbeat." (Powder Blue Pinetar)

Ex-Mariner Podsednik one who got away.
From the Seattle perspective, Scott Podsednik is playing for the wrong Melvin.

Instead of manning the outfield at Safeco Field, under the guidance of Mariners manager Bob Melvin, Podsednik is a major highlight on the résumé of Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin.

"Nope, I think he's with the right Melvin," said Doug Melvin, who claimed Podsednik off waivers from Seattle as his first act after assuming his position in October 2002.
(Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

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