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2013 July 05

  1. Could Babe Ruth make the adjustment to today’s game?

    Jul 5, 2013, 10:03 AM EDT

    Ruth Called Shot Baseball

    Fun article from Bob Klapisch talking about what it might be like for Babe Ruth to adjust to the modern game. Clearly there were huge differences: Ruth played only against white players, only played day games and didn’t have to deal with bullpen specialists. By the same token, what would he have been able to…

  2. The union has to walk a tightrope on the Biogenesis stuff

    Jul 5, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

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    A good story by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com about how the Biogenesis thing is a tricky thing for the player’s union. The issue: unlike years ago the players these days want PEDs gone and offenders punished. But part of the union’s job, obviously, is to defend players. This quote from union head Michael Weiner is…

  3. Alex Gordon will probably avoid the disabled list, but has a “substantial butt bruise”

    Jul 5, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Alex Gordon

    What’s the matter, Alex? Butthurt? Oh, wait, I guess you are: The optimistic outlook, if you prefer that one, is the Royals expect Gordon to avoid a stint on the disabled list. Initial signs for a possible concussion provided encouraging news, but tests will continue through the end of the week. As for the hip…

  4. Mike Scioscia doesn’t think Yasiel Puig is deserving of the All-Star team

    Jul 5, 2013, 8:28 AM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Mike Scioscia is in line with Bruce Bochy and Jonathan Papelbon and all of the other old schoolers who think that there is some tenure requirement for the All-Star team. Here he is talking to the L.A. Times: “I think he needs to go a little farther to earn it.┬áIf he’s not an All-Star this…

  5. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 5, 2013, 6:16 AM EDT

    Adam Dunn

    White Sox 3, Orioles 2: A walkoff homer for Adam Dunn won it, but seven shutout innings — with 11 strikeouts — from Jose Quintana helped make it possible. Athletics 1, Cubs 0: Offense-lovers need not apply. Dan Straily allowed only one hit in seven shutout innings. Travis Wood had six shutout innings of his…

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