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Friday, April 22, 2005
New York Fancy Ladies 4, Toronto Blue Jays 3. "I thought earlier this week that Alex Rodriguez had been handed the plot to his inevitable cheesy Hollywood bio-pic: if I was a screenwriter given the task of writing The A-Rod Story, I would do my damnedest to hang the story around A-Rod saving the kid in Boston...[T]he pre-kid-saving blackhearted A-Rod was in full effect against the Jays last night. If it wasn't the ridiculous argument with the umpire after he ran way outside of the baseline (which, in my opinion, made him look like the biggest fancy lady on a team of fancy ladies), it was the comically A-Rod-sized bag of ice applied to his tiny little nosebleed. It was bigger than his head! Nothing appears to have changed since the girly-slap last fall, and that's a real shame, because the screenplay has potential." (Batter's Box Baseball Blog)

Blast From The Past: Wally Berger. "Wally Berger was on track for a Hall of Fame career before his injuries. Had he not been injured or even played his career on a contender, he would be likely had a plaque in Cooperstown." (The Hardball Times)

Business of Baseball Report: George Steinbrenner Stadium, Baseball in D.C., and More. "Rumors and reports are filtering out of the Yankees' front office that an agreement with the city and state is close to completion, and that the New York Yankees will have a new stadium to play in for the 2009 season. George Steinbrenner has been hot for a new, luxury box-laden stadium for quite some time, and has even played the “I’ll move the team” card on occasion by threatening to take the team to New Jersey." (The Hardball Times)

Who's who?
Another nobody failed his drug test, got suspended, and was supported by his teammates, manager and general manager yesterday. What a difference in the way the media has handled the first three steroids 'cheats,' as compared to the way they've treated Bonds for the last four seasons (who, by the way, has never failed a drug test, admitted using steroids, or been accused by anyone with first-hand knowledge of using steroids).

But Bonds hit 73 home runs in 2001, and the obviously well-informed mainstream media wants to know; how could he have had such a huge upswing in home runs without cheating? It's not possible for someone who's never hit more than 46 home runs to suddenly hit almost 30% more, is it?
(Only Baseball Matters)

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