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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. 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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