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July 17, 2015 6:00 am

Weekly Wrap: July 17, 2015


Craig Goldstein

This one has Christin Stewart.

Welcome to the July 17th edition of the Weekly Wrap. We cover A.J. Reed, Christin Stewart (yes, really. This is a real thing), Jeff Hoffman, and more. Also, it's my birthday! Good for me.

On The Shelf
Austin Wilson, the Mariners' second round pick in 2013, landed on the disabled list this week with a broken bat. We'll see if some time off can fix it.

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A review of a first season episode of "Twilight Zone".

The original run of Twilight Zone is filled with classic episodes dealing with substantial or clever topics. The truth of beauty. The loneliness of time. William Shatner's sanity. "The Mighty Casey", Rod Serling's only foray into the world of baseball, is not one of those episodes. In fact, some even call it one of the worst episodes in the show's history.

The story deals with Mouth McGarry, the manager of the Hoboken Zephyrs, the worst team in the major leagues ("If we win one game, we have to call it a streak!"). One day, a strapping, young pitcher with a record-setting fastball, a cartoonish curve, and a Bugs Bunny slowball named Casey joins his team. The catch? Casey is a robot. He's an odd man, never smiling, but on the mound he's the greatest there ever was. Suddenly, the Zephyrs are the best team in the league. That is, until the day Casey gets beaned and sent to the hospital.

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July 3, 2012 5:00 am

Western Front: Ready, Set, No!


Geoff Young

Geoff compares members of the Tacoma Rainiers to Twilight characters using the 20-80 scale. Or maybe he would have, if he'd been able to see the team play.

“Who said that?”

“Nobody, I was just trying to make you feel better.”

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Hal Steinbrenner tells us that the rumors about his family selling the team are a "complete fiction". Here, then, are 15 fictional characters who might be able to buy the club.

The New York Daily News made waves on Thursday, when they cited unnamed sources in publishing a story stating that the Steinbrenners were "exploring the possibility of selling the Yankees." With the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers recently, the Daily News reported that "experts estimate [the club] could be worth up to a stunning $3 billion." If you ask Hal Steinbrenner, however, he'd say that the newspaper was trying their hand at speculative fiction:

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