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Gayest rivalry ever?

I think the Sheffield-Jeter embrace looks more sexual, where the Papi-Manny hug looks more intimate.

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  1. Hey kids, here’s a fun game! Try and name who will represent the Royals this year at the All Star Game!

  2. Hmm…that’s a good question, Paul. I honestly don’t know. My fallback answer is usually Mike Sweeney, but his bulging disk will prevent that. I honestly don’t know.

    Also, who will represent the Pirates? The All-Star game is in Pittsburgh this year, but the only player on that team even worth looking at is Jack Wilson. And does he make it over Edgar Renteria? Jimmy Rollins? Jose Reyes?

  3. Danny O says:

    Maybe not symmetry, but it is kind of weird that…Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh used to be an employee of the Kansas City Royals. An off-the-field employee, mind you. Limbaugh’s boorish and overbearing style is very similar to that of his colleague Bill O’Reilly. O’Reilly’s show on FOX (ahem) News is called the No-Spin Zone.
    Okay, a bit of a stretch, but I need to stretch from time to time. Keeps the mind flexible and open to wacky new ideas.

  4. Coley, I don’t buy the Jack Wilson argument. And they do have a great player in Jason Bay. He’s not off to a great start, but he’s too good to be this mediocre for very long. His OBP is .422 and has a split of almost .150 between the OBP and AVG. He still strikes out too much but he’s not getting worse (his contact rate is slightly better this year than last). And he makes up for it with his great K/BB ratio. I think the power numbers will come back soon.

    But then again, if baseball just dropped this stupid “every team needs to be represented rule” (what the hell is this, little league?), we wouldn’t have this problem at all. I’d also like to drop the “manager getting to choose his bench” rule. It’s inane.

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