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THE GREAT PINE TAR WAR OF 2012
“It's kind of a common practice that people have done this for years, and to point one guy out because he had pitched here a couple years ago, there probably was some common knowledge based on that, and so I thought it was a real cowardly — and I've used that word twice this year (also about Boston's ) I guess, so it was kind of a (wimpy) move to go out there and do that under those circumstances.” Bobby Valentine
—Rays manager Joe Maddon on Nationals skipper , who asked the umpires to check reliever Davey Johnson ’s glove upon entering Tuesday’s game in the eighth inning. Peralta, who pitched for the Nationals back in 2010, was caught with pine tar in his glove and subsequently ejected. (Marc Topkin, Joel Peralta Tampa Bay ) Times Read the full article...
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The Dodgers' winning percentage without Matt Kemp is better than any National League team's winning percentage. The notable quotables from the week that was.
A-ROD TIES GEHRIG WITH SLAM
“It means a lot. It’s very special. This game is very, very difficult, and if you’re not going to enjoy these great moments, then it’s not any fun. was not only one of the all-time greats, but he was one of ours, a Yankee.” Lou Gehrig
—Yankees third baseman , who hit his 23 Alex Rodriguez rd career grand slam on Tuesday night, tying Lou Gehrig for first on the all-time list. (David Waldstein, New York ) Times Read the full article... Running through the top quotes of the week that was.
SIX MARINERS NO-HIT DODGERS
“I’m excited, I’m excited for all these guys who came into the game out of the bullpen. I guess it’s a little bit more exciting for those guys when they can be a part of it. I wasn’t very happy when I came out of the game, and it took me a couple innings to get a little excited about it, but those guys got all the tough outs. The first six is what it is. I’ve seen a lot of people do that. From seven, eight, nine, those guys got all those outs. That was special to see.”
— , who pitched the first six innings before exiting with a groin strain (Josh Liebeskind, Kevin Millwood MLB . com) Read the full article... The notable quotables from the week that was.
The Week in Quotes is a feature that ran roughly forever at BP, more or less from the advent of the site until last July, when it was temporarily retired. Since then, it's become the BP equivalent of
Arrested Development—you've never stopped asking us to bring it back. Thanks to the hard work of BP interns Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo, and Matthew Rocco, we are bringing it back, and unlike the new season of Arrested Development, you don't have to sign up for Netflix to see it. For the most part, we're following the old format, but we've also added a section for the week's best tweets by beat writers and players. Please let us know if there's anything else you'd like to see included.— Ben Lindbergh Read the full article...
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