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11:45 AM ET, August 25, 2010

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Dan Shaughnessy / Boston Globe:
He must have his reasons, but what are they?  —  So it's official: He really is an idiot.  —  I say this with no malice and all due respect.  “Idiot,” you must remember, was the title of Johnny Damon's 2005 best-selling autobiography (a work often compared with Tolstoy's “Anna Karenina” and Dostoevsky's “Notes From the Underground").
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Chad Jennings / The LoHud Yankees Blog:
Pregame notes: A plan through Sunday
Nick Cafardo / Boston Globe:   Damon staying put
ESPN:
Johnny Damon nixes return to Boston
Discussion: Sliding Into Home
ESPN:   Source: Red Sox want Johnny Damon
Tim Dierkes / MLB Rumors:
Johnny Damon Says He Will Stay In Detroit
Adam McCalvy / MLB.com:
Selig honored with statue at Miller Park  —  MILWAUKEE — Allan H.  “Bud” Selig finally has a permanent place on the plaza outside Miller Park.  One of the other men so honored wonders what took so long.  —  “I honestly believe the first statue that should have gone up outside this stadium is Bud Selig's …
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Jordan Schelling / MLB.com:
Barajas in lineup on first day with Dodgers
Discussion: True Blue LA
Scott Merkin / MLB.com:
If Manny is made available, Sox could pounce
Discussion: ESPN and Sox Machine
Fox Sports:
Ramirez is too big a gamble now
Discussion: HardballTalk
Associated Press:
Astros outlast Phillies in 16 innings  —  PHILADELPHIA—The Houston Astros' wild 4-2 win over Philadelphia lasted 16 innings, over 5 hours, and saw Phillies pitcher Roy Oswalt play left field and ground into the final out Tuesday night.  —  Oswalt became the first Phillies pitcher to play …
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Brian McTaggart / MLB.com:
Astros outlast Phillies, win wild one in 16  —  Johnson's hit wins it; Oswalt plays field for Philadelphia  —  PHILADELPHIA — Roy Oswalt played the final two innings in left field against the Astros, which in itself should have been enough to classify Tuesday night's marathon contest …
Todd Zolecki / MLB.com:
Howard's ejection forces Oswalt to field
Discussion: Baseball Daily Digest
Tyler Kepner / New York Times:
Marlins Get More for Their Money Than Mets  —  You have to wonder if the Mets, deep down, are more frustrated or inspired by the example of the Florida Marlins.  Year after year, the Marlins stay competitive in the National League East, getting extraordinary value for what they spend.
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Joe Capozzi / Fish Tank:
Cameron Maybin may lead off with Hanley Ramirez hitting third …
Discussion: Yahoo! Sports
Tim Marchman / Wall Street Journal:
Few Have Played Shortstop at Jeter's Advanced Age  —  Before this season, it would have in some parts of the city been controversial to suggest that Derek Jeter is but a man, as prone to age and frailty as anyone else.  With three-quarters of the 2010 season in the books and the Captain …
Curt Schilling / ESPN:
Mailbag: Clay Buchholz can improve  —  Editor's note: Curt Schilling answers user questions in an occasional mailbag for ESPNBoston.com.  Click here to ask Curt a question for his next mailbag.  —  Q. Hey Curt, I'm glad you're doing this mailbag and we can always count on your honesty and experience.
Discussion: Over the Monster
Jeff Passan / Yahoo! Sports:
Marlins' profits came at taxpayer expense  —  The swindlers who run the Florida Marlins got exposed Monday.  They are as bad as anyone on Wall Street, scheming, misleading and ultimately sticking taxpayers with a multibillion-dollar tab.  Corporate fraud is alive and well in Major League Baseball.
Discussion: NESN.com
Adam Rubin / ESPN:
Can the Mets make 2011 interesting?  —  Wait ‘til next year?  Bad contracts, Wilpons’ financial issues pose major hurdles  —  ESPNNewYork.com  —  The Bernie Madoff scandal is one reason the Mets' finances are under the microscope.  —  Man up, New York Mets fans.  —  It doesn't necessarily get better next year.
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Steve Popper / NorthJersey.com:
Mets seek balance in youth movement
Discussion: FishStripes and MetsBlog.com
Associated Press:
Skydiver gets stuck on Rangers Ballpark flagpole  —  ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Just a bit outside.  —  A U.S. Army skydiver was left dangling on a flagpole at Rangers Ballpark after his parachute got entangled during a pregame jump Tuesday night.  —  The Rangers said the unidentified jumper …
Arash Markazi / ESPN:
Torii Hunter doesn't have the cure  —  After 10-3 loss to Rays, Angels outfielder seems resigned to team's fate this season … ANAHEIM, Calif. — Torii Hunter still isn't comfortable running out to right field.  The 14-year center fielder, who made the move to right field to make room …
Discussion: Halos Heaven
Sports Illustrated:
Without big finish, Minaya could be out as Mets GM at year's end … Mets general manager Omar Minaya's job situation isn't nearly secure at season's end, despite what some misinterpreted as an iron-clad endorsement from team owner Fred Wilpon nearly three weeks ago.
The Emo Pitcher / The Payoff Pitch:
Joe Morgan's Confidence  —  I was watching the Scott Van Pelt Show this morning (yeah, I don't know why I was watching either), and I was, as always, excited that he had Joe Morgan phone in for an interview (as he often does).  —  Scott asked him about Jose Bautista's season-long power outburst.
TSN.ca:
Rockies upend Braves behind De La Rosa  —  The Sports Network  —  Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Dexter Fowler's two-run single in the eighth gave the Rockies some breathing room in support of Jorge De La Rosa's solid start in a 5-2 victory over Atlanta.  —  De La Rosa (5-4) …
Discussion: Purple Row and Talking Chop
 
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Adam Kilgore / Nationals Journal:
The rise of Daniel Rosenbaum
Discussion: The Goessling Game
Joe Posnanski:
The Pain of Pitching  —  News of the day: WASHINGTON (AP) …
Discussion: Nationals Journal
TSN.ca:
White Sox drop Orioles to gain ground in AL West race
Discussion: Camden Chat
Maury Brown / The Biz of Baseball:
Leaked Documents Show Rare Look at the Finances of Texas Rangers
Discussion: FanGraphs Baseball and Deadspin
 Earlier Picks: 
Steve Batterson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Ozzie Smith wants to be more involved
Brian Joura / Mets360.com:
Return of Reyes a 2010 Highlight
Fox Sports:
Brewers may have missed out on Fielder
Discussion: MLB Rumors
MLB.com:
Statement from the Family of George M. Steinbrenner III
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley, Yahoo! Sports and Bats
Gordon Wittenmyer / Chicago Sun Times:
Adam Dunn's a Wrigley fan
 

 
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