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Posted at 11:20 AM on May 31, 2006 by Ben Tesch

Battered Up!
He's Been Hit by Pitches 277 Times, but Houston Astro Craig Biggio Is Having a Ball

Small Ball Who's Who
You hear a lot of talk about "small ball" these days. You know what small ball is, that old-style offensive attack, where speed takes precedence over power. Where one-run strategies such as the sacrifice bunt and the stolen base are preferred to a conservative brand of baseball that depends on walks and home runs to produce runs (and strikeouts) in bunches. Here is a "small ball ranking" of all 30 major league teams.
Blake Meyer has drastically updated his Twins baseball card site. Now has a search engine, and includes front and backs of cards in large easy to read images. Only 15 sets loaded so far, but 50+ more to come.

An embarrassing week for A-Rod
"I've long given Alex Rodriguez the benefit of the doubt. I figured that since he's only 30 years old and has played in just a handful of postseasons -- batting a respectable .305 in the process -- he has plenty of time to prove he's an all-time great and deserves the kind of money he makes. But no more. His showing over the past week forced me to give up on him forever. Let me take you through his embarrassing performances from the past seven days."

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