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Corky Miller update....

Posted at 10:05 AM on August 4, 2006 by David Zingler

Itís been awhile since we last checked in with our old friend, Corky Miller. The Cork Man has been quietly toiling in Pawtucket this year hoping to get a chance to suit up for the home team in Fenway Park. In 46 games with the Paw Sox, Miller is hitting .245/.341/.504 with 10 HR and 25 RBI. If the fan favorite fails to get a call up in 2006, it will mark the first time since 2000 that a big league season has gone Corky free. The thought of that makes me shudder.

Something for the weekend?

Posted at 10:56 AM on August 4, 2006 by Ben Tesch

The Fringe Festival runs in Minneapolis until August 13. Here's something for the baseball fan:

Johan Santana's Perfect Game presented by The Couch Under the Stairs
Baseball is a game of strange superstitions, but how long will Ben and Paul hold hands to preserve the Twins' first ever "perfect game" - especially when Ben's girlfriend, Claire, makes an unexpected appearance?

(And no, it's not the same Ben as me.)

Workin for the weekend

Posted at 2:49 PM on August 4, 2006 by Ben Tesch

Cirillo suggests waterlogged balls lowering Coors Field offense
llegal, waterlogged baseballs are the real reason runs are harder to come by at Coors Field nowadays, Milwaukee infielder Jeff Cirillo suggested Tuesday. Cirillo said that on Monday he compared a baseball from Milwaukee that Brewers first base coach Dave Nelson used to hit fly balls to the outfielders with one from that night's game. The one from Denver was spongy, puffy and heavy, he said.

MLB.com Shuffle
MLB.COM SHUFFLE™ combines the excitement of opening a new pack of trading cards with the strategy of a revved up fantasy baseball draft and the random luck of a Hold and Draw card game as you try to field the best lineup of Major League Baseball players. (I'll try it this weekend and tell you if it's really as riveting as advertised.)

Debating "My Team" by Larry Dierker
Former Astro Larry Dierker was interviewed about baseball and his new book, My Team, wherein he picks his all time dream team. Dierker limited his choices to players he has observed during his career, eliminating greats like Honus Wagner, Babe Ruth, and Jackie Robinson.

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