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Leaving on a midnight plane to Scranton

Posted at 1:40 PM on September 8, 2006 by Ben Tesch (1 Comments)

From Franchise Tax by Jeff Passan:

"Francisco Liriano is not the type of player with whom a team should mess around, and he certainly is not the type of player on whom to thrust a maybe/we’ll-see/let’s-play-it-by-ear scenario.

And all of this is confusing, too, because baseball prides itself on a few simple rules. You show up on time. You respect the game. And you do not put a franchise pitcher on a commercial jet headed to Pennsylvania in the middle of a pennant race because he might throw 50 pitches to live minor-league batters."

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Stadiums and primaries

Posted at 2:28 PM on September 8, 2006 by Ben Tesch

Twins stadium main issue in House primary race
State Rep. Neil Peterson, of Bloomington, faces a Republican challenger in next Tuesday's primary election. Peterson's opponent is upset about his support of the tax increase for the new Twins stadium, and hopes voter discontent over the ballpark tax helps his campaign.

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