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Proud to be an American (Leaguer)

Posted at 10:01 AM on July 12, 2006 by Ben Tesch (2 Comments)

There seems to be something about the Rangers and clutch All-Star hitting. Michael Young wins it for the AL with a 2-out 2-run triple in the bottom of the 9th with two outs, one batter after the NL got a lucky bounce on a ground rule double which would have probably tied it anyway. Besides the solo dingers and fawning over David Wright, it seemed like a fairly stale All-Star game: not alot of hits or runs, Mauer with two poor at bats, no Liriano sightings, and all the excitement waited until the very end.

Seeing as the All-Star Game now "counts", the AL now has home field advantage, again. If you were the commish, how would you decide home field advantage? All-Star Game winner? Best team record? Whichever league won the interleague series? Something else?

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Bode Miller time

Posted at 3:54 PM on July 12, 2006 by Ben Tesch

Bode Miller signs one-game minor league baseball deal
Downhill skier Bode Miller, who won two silver medals at the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002 but was shut out in a disappointing showing in the Torino Games this year, has signed a one-game contract to play for the Nashua (N.H.) Pride of the independent CanAm League.

Miller, a native of Franconia, N.H., will play July 29 for the Pride in a home game against the Brockton (Mass.) Rox. The team did not say what position Miller would play.

The team said it will donate at least $5,000 from ticket sales for the game to Miller's Turtle Ridge Foundation, which will give the money to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

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