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Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Intentionally offensive. John Perricone on Barry Bonds and intentional walks. (Only Baseball Matters)

Next scheduled post: August 2.

Thursday, July 08, 2004
Have there ever been this many blowouts in one day? Eight games decided by eight runs or more.

Twins 12, Royals 0. Kyle Lohse threw Minnesota's team-record third straight complete-game shutout. (Yahoo!)

Angels 12, White Sox 0. Jarrod Washburn pitched his first career shutout. (Yahoo!)

Dodgers 11, Diamondbacks 0. The Dodgers have won five straight; the Diamondbacks have dropped 16 of their last 18. (Yahoo!)

Braves 14, Expos 2. The Expos are 1-5 on their current "homestand" in San Juan, which ends with a four-game series against the Pirates this weekend. (Yahoo!)

Mets 10, Phillies 1. The Mets moved to within one game of the first-place Phillies. (Yahoo!)

Devil Rays 13, Orioles 3. Next up for the Devil Rays: A four-game series in Yankee Stadium. (Yahoo!)

Red Sox 11, Athletics 3. The Red Sox won consecutive games for the first time since June 17-18. The A's fell out of first place in the West. (Yahoo!)

Blue Jays 12, Mariners 4. Josh Phelps homered twice, including a grand slam, and drove in seven runs. (Yahoo!)

Wednesday, July 07, 2004
Pirates' 10-game winning streak ends. The Pirates had a 10-game winning streak? (Yahoo!)

White Sox, Garcia agree to $27 million, three-year extension. (Yahoo!)

Money and Motivation. "[M]aybe Kenny Williams' biggest blunder isn't committing $27 million dollars to Garcia. Maybe it isn't giving up two quality youngsters to rent Garcia for three months. Maybe the big blunder is handing a contract to Garcia that removes all motivation Garcia might have to actually perform for those three months." (Twins Geek)

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