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Rockies reliever Mike Ekstrom was recently warned for taking too long to throw his warm-up pitches. Adam gets inside his head to find out what was taking so long.

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Remembering the best part of my trip to Cooperstown.

Today is Hall of Fame Day. After years (or decades) of waiting, Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven, and General Manager Pat Gillick will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this afternoon in Cooperstown, New York. It should be a great afternoon. All three men are worthy additions to the Hall and should have been honored sooner. The thousands of visitors to Cooperstown today will have something to remember for years and years.

In the winter of 2006, I went to the Hall of Fame for the first and (as yet) only time. It was the day after Christmas and the Terrific Girlfriend surprised me by telling me that we would be making the three-hour drive from western Massachusetts to Cooperstown. Needless to say, I was excited. The trip was great. There was no snow or anything on the ground, but driving through the hills of rural New York was lovely. And then we saw the town: a simple main street (called Main Street!) dominated by the Hall of Fame. I don't know what I was expecting, but this was perfect.

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