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Joe's swing

Posted at 9:24 AM on July 26, 2006 by Ben Tesch

A swing of beauty
This was featured on ESPN.com's home page recently, but I didn't link to it because I didn't know what the official link was... but here it is now: a frame-by-frame capture of Joe Mauer's sweet, balanced swing.

Do nothing and reap the benefits

Posted at 9:27 AM on July 26, 2006 by Ben Tesch

Jim Souhan: Best Twins tactic may be to do nothing
They are winning with resilience and a blissful ignorance of reality, and that is why you think they must make a trade, that management must reward their gumption and bolster their hopes.

This is where perception and reality part, because baseball's trading deadline secret is that the teams that do nothing often fare better than those who make headlines.

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