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  • Commissioner Bud Selig has had a tentative tenure, with steroids, an All-Star Game makeover, revenue-sharing, and a player strike just a few of the plethora of ups and down on his roller-coaster ride. Through it all, the ol’ Commish’s transparency about baseball’s issues has been murky at best. Emma Span details Selig’s secretive nature and uneven decision-making.
  • While the Cubs and Royals probably won’t be marching toward October baseball this year, taking in a contest between the teams provides an abundance of flashbacks and quirks to examine. Christina Kahrl contemplated the past, present, and future of both franchises and their players while settled in HoHoKam Stadium’s press box.
  • Some managers are set in their ways. “But I have to have a speedy guy atop the order!” one may exclaim, despite the fact his burner has a sub-.300 OBP. “He ain’t in a slump,” another may say, channeling his inner Yogi. “He just ain’t hittin’.” However, as R.J. Anderson shows, good skippers limit the opportunities of their worst players


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